Taking too much of a toothpaste can not only make brushing uncomfortable for your child but can also be unhealthy or counterproductive. So then what’s the right amount????
- Less is more –
- If your child is under the age 2, put only a smear of toothpaste on brush. It should be about the size of a grain of rice.
- After age 2, you can upgrade to size of a pea. It is a good idea to gradually increase the amount of toothpaste as they get older. While this is still small, it is by far enough toothpaste, especially for little teeth.
- As your child gets older and moves to brushing by themselves, they should still never use more than pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
- To spit or swallow??
While your child may really like the taste of toothpaste and want to swallow it, make sure your child knows they aren’t supposed to swallow especially the fluoride ones. While fluoride can be very good for your teeth, it can also be bad for your child’s health when taken in excess.
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