Toothpaste for Tots
Best Dentist Toothpaste for Kids Recommendation
For years dental professionals and pediatricians recommended young children brush with a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. These toothpastes are frequently called "Training Toothpastes," as parents and healthcare professionals were concerned with the potentially harmful side effects of a child ingesting too much fluoride if they are unable to spit. In the last several years, pediatric dentists have noticed an alarming trend in early childhood decay. This type of decay is particularly aggressive. Young children who experience early decay are frequently incapable of cooperating for treatment in the dental office, and therefore they require more aggressive and advanced techniques for managing behavior such as conscious sedation and even general anesthesia. For this reason, our office follows the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD.) Essentially, a fluoridated toothpaste is recommended from the time an infant gets their first tooth (around 6-7 months of age.) We recommend infants have their teeth brushed with a tiny "smear" of toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice. As the child matures into toddler-hood and beyond, this size is gradually increased to the size of a pea. With these recommended levels of toothpaste and fluoride, your child will experience the benefits of fluoride without any increased risk of any potentially harmful side effects. Cool Mountain Kids is the best kids dentist office in Colorado Springs. Visit us to read our blog for tips and information on child dental health. Visit the site below for additional information from the AAPD about this topic!
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