3 Things to Look for When Purchasing a Child’s Toothpaste

As you search for the perfect child’s toothpaste at the store, you might feel a little bit confused or overwhelmed. If that’s the case, you are not alone. Toothpaste can be very tricky, especially when it comes to picking the perfect paste for your child. So, to help you choose the best toothpaste, we recommend picking one that:

Contains fluoride
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and nourishes the teeth, so it’s best to have your child use a paste that has fluoride. However, it’s important to see how much fluoride your child truly needs. Oftentimes a low-fluoride toothpaste is best for children. For specific recommendations, please ask your dentist.

Approved by the ADA
The American Dental Association tests products regularly to evaluate safety and effectiveness. So, if you choose a paste that has the ADA’s seal of approval, you have picked a product that will safely and effectively clean your child’s smile each day.

Kid-friendly flavors
Fun toothpaste flavors can help your child enjoy the brushing experience much more. So, purchase a toothpaste that has a flavor your child might like, like watermelon or strawberry. Just make sure your child doesn’t eat the toothpaste. Also remember: your child might be picky with the flavor of toothpaste they want to use, so be ready to purchase a few different flavors until you find the favorite.

Our team at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you in any way we can, so we encourage you to call our office at (419) 536-9196 if you have any questions about toothpaste in Toledo, Ohio, or if you need additional help. We will be happy to talk with you and walk you through the steps of choosing the paste that will best clean your child’s smile.

If you need to talk to your dentist, Dr. Michael O'Neill, about concerns or issues, please feel free to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to your call!