What differentiates adult toothpaste from children’s toothpaste? Is it okay to have your household use a single toothpaste?
When choosing toothpaste, the range of options can be a bit overwhelming. It comes in different flavours, contents, and packaging. So, you might be wondering if there’s any real difference between them.
We talk about this and more in this post. Read on and find the answer.
It’s safe to use your child’s toothpaste, but you might need to look for additional sources of fluoride to compensate for the amount you’re missing.
Of course, you’ll also have to look into the amount of toothpaste. Continue to supervise your child even if they already started to brush on their own. A tiny smear is enough for toddlers and babies, while a pea-sized amount is good for children ages 3 and above and adults as well.
Talk to your dentist if you have specific dental concerns. Your dentist can provide toothpaste options that offer extra protection if you have sensitive or cavity-prone teeth.
Once children grow older, they’ll be able to use the same toothpaste as adults. Their oral health needs will have changed by then, so you no longer have to pick different types of toothpaste for your family.
The right toothpaste depends on needs and preferences. Without the different packaging, toothpastes are all the same in that they all help keep the teeth clean, healthy, and strong.
And remember, no matter the type of toothpaste you use, proper brushing is crucial to make the most of its benefits. Brush at least twice a day, once before bedtime, and floss daily.
If you’re looking for a dentist for your children, please feel free to contact us at 647.490.6052 We’re more than happy to welcome little guests here in our dental office.
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