So it’s time for your child to start brushing their teeth – which toothpaste should you buy? It seems like such a simple question, but once you get to the store, there are so many options that it’s almost overwhelming. No need to worry – Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry has a list of the best brands of toothpaste for kids.
Choosing a toothpaste for your kids
Most toothpaste brands have the same ingredients. They all help remove stains, eliminate plaque and strengthen tooth enamel. However, the key differences are the consistency of the paste, how it tastes and the amount of fluoride. As you shop for children’s toothpaste, the first factor to consider is your child’s age. If your child is under two years old, you should purchase a fluoride-free toothpaste. Between the ages of two and four, your child should be using an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste.
Don’t forget to look for the ADA approved seal on the box or tube of toothpaste when purchasing. These toothpastes contain fluoride and have been deemed “safe and effective” by the American Dental Association.
Top toothpaste for children
When you’re shopping for kids toothpaste, keep in mind these best, ADA approved brands:
- Tom’s of Maine, Natural Anti-Cavity Toothpaste for Children has no dyes or chemicals and uses fruit juice for taste.
- Aquafresh Bubble Mint Toothpaste comes in a pump bottle that creates less of a mess for parents to clean up.
- Kid’s Crest Cavity Protection Sparkle Fun Toothpaste makes brushing a little more playful, encouraging them to brush more often.
- Colgate Children’s 2-in-1 Toothpaste is best suited for children over the age of five. It comes in a variety of flavors, and also acts a mouthwash that protects your kids’ teeth against cavities.
Still undecided on the best toothpaste for your kid or having trouble finding one your child likes? Contact Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and we’d be happy to help you find the right toothpaste for your child!