Our office currently treats both children and adults, so I’ve dedicated this post to the kiddos. I’ve had some parents recently ask me about fluoride toothpaste and when they should let their child use it. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, fluoride toothpaste should be used beginning at the age of ONE, even if your child cannot spit adequately. This is a recent guideline update all parents should be aware of.
Their guidelines were changed after several studies concluded that fluoride toothpaste is especially beneficial at an early age. Children only need the fluoride toothpaste one time in the morning and one time at night. You can visit this article link below from the American Dental Association for more information and FAQ’s. As always, please let us know if you have any questions!