New Toothpaste Guidelines for Children

New Toothpaste Guidelines for Children
To help prevent the number of cavities in children, the American Dental Association, or ADA, has developed a new guideline for fluoride use. It is now recommended that a smear of fluoride toothpaste be used as soon as the first primary teeth erupt. This advice overturns the recommendation to start using a pea-sized amount at the age of 2…Parents need to monitor the amount of toothpaste and assist in brushing for children at least to the age of 6, but any additional help is always a great idea. They should not shy away from fluoride just because the label on the toothpaste may say to consult with a dentist …