How to Choose the Best Oral Care Products for Kids
Choosing the best oral care products for your kids is a good way to obtain a high level of oral health.
Here are some tips to choose the best tools for your kids:
Your child's toothbrush should be small with soft bristles and should carry the ADA seal of approval. You can let your child pick out his or her own toothbrush especially if it has his or her favorite color or character and this may be easier to get them to brush.
Between the ages of one and two, you should brush your child's teeth with a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. Children who are above age 2 should use a small pea-sized amount of toothpaste with fluoride that prevents cavities. Monitor your child's brushing to make sure they don't use too much.
Young children need an adult to floss for them. But once your child is old enough to floss for themselves around the age of six or seven, it is easier to use a flossing aid. They come in bright colors and fun shapes that are convenient and more fun for kids to use.
There are mouthwashes that are specifically created for kids but kids need to be monitored when using them. The child should not use a mouthwash until they are old enough to rents and they should always spit it out rather than swallowing it. Swallowing mouthwash can cause health issues. Talk to your Dentist to determine whether your child should use a mouthwash.
Every child should begin visiting a pediatric dentist on a regular basis after their first tooth comes in. This is a great time to ask questions and get recommendations for products that benefit your child's oral health.
By making some good choices you can keep your child's teeth and gums as healthy as possible.