The use of toothpaste varies according to the age of the child

How to use toothpaste for children? Here is some useful information.
Dental hygiene is fundamental from the appearance of the first tooth.

Experts recommend that we accustom our children to oral hygiene from an early age, but we must be careful about using toothpaste before the age of 3.

It is important to always use a toothpaste specially designed for children. Adult toothpaste contains a high amount of fluoride and should therefore not be used before the age of 6.

Younger children often cannot control their swallowing reflex, so they tend to swallow some of the toothpaste, which is why parental supervision is always recommended while children are brushing their teeth.

Here is some more information:

  • Up to 1 year of age: it is good to brush milk teeth as soon as they begin to emerge with special brushes, but avoid using toothpaste under 1 year of age.
  • 1 to 3 years: yes to the toothbrush, beware of toothpaste. The child starts to become familiar with the toothbrush but it is mum and dad who clean their teeth. If you choose to use toothpaste, it is best to opt for toothpaste without fluoride. The appropriate amount of toothpaste for children over 2 years of age is equal to one grain of rice.
  • Between 3 and 6 years of age: the child can start brushing his or her own teeth with an age-specific toothbrush and toothpaste and under adult supervision. It is recommended that the toothpaste chosen should have a fluoride content of no more than 500 ppm. A quantity of toothpaste equal to a quarter of a toothbrush can be achieved[IMC1].

Mr.White children’s toothpastes are specially designed for the specific needs of children aged 3+, with a reduced sodium fluoride content (450ppm F) and a mild taste.

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