If you walk down the oral care aisle of the pharmacy, you’ll see a huge variety of toothpaste made for kids. Most have fun packages and make similar claims so it can be easy to assume that all of these toothpaste are created equal. However, this is not the case. Follow these tips to find the best toothpaste for your kids.
Stick With Age-Appropriate Options
Many parents believe that they can purchase one type of toothpaste for the entire family to use. While this might be fine for older children, children ages 6 and younger should brush with a specific kids’ toothpaste. Certain adult toothpaste contain whitening agents that can be damaging to your child’s tooth enamel and many kids find the flavor of adult toothpaste to be too bold.
Look for ADA Seal
The ADA makes it easy to find dentist-recommended toothpaste. Simply look for the ADA seal on toothpaste packaging. This seal indicates that the toothpaste has been clinically tested and is endorsed by dentists. While toothpaste without this seal may still be okay, check with your dentist before buying them for your kids.
Get Your Kids Excited
Kids’ toothpaste comes in a wide variety of colors and flavors, making it easy to find something that your kids will love to brush with. Many toothpastes also feature movie or TV characters, so consider buying a product that your child will look forward to seeing every day.
For more toothpaste advice or to make a dental appointment for your kids, call Kids 4 Ever at 832-300-8444.