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As you search the oral hygiene aisle at the store for a toothpaste for your child, it’s important to identify and choose the best paste that will safely, properly, and effectively clean your child’s smile. But how do you know what to look for in a toothpaste? Well, we are happy to help you! In order to pick the best paste available, we recommend choosing a paste 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

A toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association is the best product you can purchase. This seal of approval means that the paste has passed tests that evaluate safety and effectiveness. Choosing this type of paste will help you know that your child’s smile is taken care of as they clean their teeth 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.

Oral hygiene in Fontana, California, is extremely important, even for children, which is why it is vital that you give your child the tools they need to succeed. If you have any questions or if you need help finding the perfect paste, we encourage you to call 909-829-3994 today and talk to a member of our Palm Court Dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Neal Vavra, if you have concerns that need to be addressed. We look forward to your call!