Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and cavities from forming in your child’s mouth. Of course, brushing, flossing, and rinsing will help prevent cavities, but you can take it another step further because you can help prevent cavities by purchasing toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride in it.
Toothpaste- The amount of toothpaste your child should be putting on their toothbrush depends on how old they are. For children under the age of three, you should use a rice-sized amount of toothpaste. For children who are between three and six, the amount can go up to a pea size. For additional information about the recommended amounts, you should speak with your kid’s dentist.
Mouthwash- After your child is done brushing their teeth, we recommend rinsing their mouth with a mouthwash that contains fluoride. This additional exposure will help strengthen your child’s teeth.
Next time you go to the store, you should be vigilant when purchasing dental products for your children and read the labels to make sure you are buying the correct toothpaste and mouthwash for your little one. Whether you have questions for a pediatric dentist or a pediatric orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL, you can give us a call at (904) 264-KIDS anytime.