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How To Pick The Right Toothpaste For Your Baby?

Swapna Nair
0 to 1 years

Created by Swapna Nair
Updated on Jul 05, 2019

How To Pick The Right Toothpaste For Your Baby

One of the most precious gift humans have is the ability to smile. The smile is further enhanced by a set of clean, white teeth. Oral hygiene ought to begin when the first tooth appears. The first tooth can appear anytime between 3 months to 12 months. Breastfed children are safer when compared to formula fed infants. Still it is essential to develop a proper routine from the time the first tooth appears.

Till the age of one, you may use soft silicone gel finger brush or wet gauze to rub and clean the teeth. No toothpaste is needed. From the age of one you have to use toothpaste to brush their teeth. Brushing has to be done twice- once in the morning when they wake up and once at bedtime after the last meal. The night brushing is most important. After brushing avoid giving milk to make your child fall asleep. This habit can cause permanent damage later on. Sleeping with milk around the teeth decays the gums and teeth. It would damage the permanent teeth later too.

1. Start with a speck of paste- the size of a rice grain as toddlers do not know to spit it out. From the age of two they can be taught to spit. Still it may not be spat out fully. Hence it is important you do not use more than a speck. Once they learn to spit out the size of paste may be increased to pea size.

2, Select toothpaste meant for children only. Do check the ingredients. Phosphate and alumina in large amounts are abrasive and harmful.

3. Select a toothpaste with fluoride. Fluoride is very essential as it leads to strengthening of the permanent teeth later on.

4. Select a fruity favour so that it is attractive for toddlers. Strawberry is generally the most favoured flavour. Adults may like mint and the tingly feeling but children usually do not like such flavours.

5. Select a toothbrush meant for toddlers or age appropriate.

6. It is advisable to seek dentist appointment at 18 months of age to check and verify your child’s dental hygiene.

7. While brushing, take care to clean the gums too. Setting this as a routine is crucial as it would grow into the right habit by the time permanent teeth come.

8. Taking care of milk teeth prevents gum and tooth decay, misalignment of permanent teeth and cavities. Proper care of milk teeth strengthens the roots.

9. Plenty of toothpastes are available. Check for a good, reputed and well- known brand. Nowadays with online shopping sites, there are plenty of options. Do keep in mind to select one with fluoride.

10. Take care to personally supervise children’s brushing till they are 6 years of age. All the best and keep smiling.

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| Nov 12, 2019

What is the right toothpaste for toddlers and what should I do for my 3yr old child whose teeth are spoilt

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| Sep 06, 2019

paste for babies

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| Aug 11, 2019

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| Aug 05, 2019

which paste is use for 3 year baby

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| Aug 03, 2019

Hi boina My article will guide you. There are various brands available in shops that sell baby stuff. Thank you

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| Aug 02, 2019

My baby is 18 months old which toothpaste shall I use

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| Jul 30, 2019

Hi Rakhi. Your son is almost two hence you will have to begin using toothpaste. Do read the article for more tips

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| Jul 27, 2019

my son z 16mnths old he never taste any single fruit ☹ what should i hv to do.. plz suggest somthing

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| Jul 25, 2019

hi my son is 1 year 9 months old, i am using silicone toothbrush without any toothpaste

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| Jul 24, 2019

Hii mera beta 1year ka hai kuch nhi khata or na feeding karta

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| Jul 17, 2019

my 1 yr 5 mnths kid hav 5 teeths only.. is it need t brush her

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| Jul 12, 2019

My Daughter doesnt eat anything she is 13 mnths old

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| Jul 07, 2019

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| Jul 07, 2019

hello.. my baby girl is 15months old. she cry alot suddenly while playing taking bath or befre chnging clothes.. i dnt knw the reasons. she stick to me like she has some seious issue. kindly help me

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| Jul 06, 2019

Thanks for such info..

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| Jul 05, 2019

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| Apr 08, 2019

very useful

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| Mar 28, 2019

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| Mar 26, 2019

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| Mar 25, 2019

very useful and helpful information

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| Mar 25, 2019

Thank you Gunjan

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| Mar 25, 2019

Very helpful and important tips. Keep up the good work.

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| Mar 25, 2019

Thank you Ekta. Am glad you found it helpful.

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| Mar 25, 2019

this is quite helpful

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