Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry

Ashley E. Hoban, DMDNV Specialty License S6-105
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What type of toothpaste should we use?

Tooth brushing to remove plaque and debris from the teeth is one of the most important things you can do to help your child prevent tooth decay and keep a healthy mouth.  Toothpastes come in a variety of forms.  If your child is able to spit out all of the toothpaste, a fluoride toothpaste is recommended.  If your child is not able to spit out the toothpaste or only spits out a small amount, a smear of fluoridated tooth paste or a small amount of “safe to swallow” toothpaste is recommended.  A smear of fluoridated toothpaste should barely cover the bristles of your child’s toothbrush.  Be sure your child is using a soft bristled, age-appropriate toothbrush.  The American Dental Association tests toothpastes so look for the ADA seal when shopping for a new toothpaste.  Swallowing excess fluoride may be harmful so keep toothpastes out of reach.

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Las Vegas NV 89144

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