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What’s the best toothpaste for my child?

Making sure your child brushes his or her teeth at least twice each day (or after every meal or snack) is a big part of taking good care of their oral health. It also establishes good habits that can last a lifetime. But there are so many choices available for toothpaste, many parents might wonder which one is best.

Keep in mind that some toothpastes or tooth polishes might be too harsh for young smiles. Many contain abrasives that can be tough on a child’s tooth enamel.

When you are seeking the right toothpaste, make sure you find one that is recommended by the American Dental Association. If you look at the tube and the box, you will see the ADA designation if it is approved. These toothpastes have been tested to ensure their safety for children.

There are also many flavors available, so have your child choose one that he or she will like. The best toothpaste for your child is one that he or she will use, and often a fun flavor will provide just the incentive needed for regular brushing. Toothpaste that contains fluoride is the best for preventing cavities.

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