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  • October 10, 2020
  • MKB Team

How Do I Choose The Right Toothpaste for My Child

We should consider ourselves lucky, for being born in the age of awareness. Long ago, as people got older, their teeth would rot away and be very painful. To get rid of a toothache, they had their teeth pulled out. Finally, people learned that cleaning their teeth was important, but they didn't have toothpaste right away. While you're swishing that minty-fresh paste around your mouth, think about what people used long ago to clean teeth:

  • Ground-up chalk or charcoal lemon juice
  • Ashes (you know, the stuff that's left over after a fire)
  • Tobacco and honey mixed

Yuck!

Today there are plenty of toothpaste choices: lots of colours and flavours to choose from, and some are made just for kids.

Any Children’s toothpaste typically contains less fluoride than those designed for adults. This is because of the health risks posed to children who might accidentally ingest too much fluoride.

Children’s toothpaste also has fewer abrasives in it since kids’ teeth are much more sensitive than those of adults. Additionally, children’s toothpaste is flavoured with the candy-loving tastes of kids in mind. Fluoride makes your child’s teeth strong and protects them from cavities, so having a toothpaste with fluoride.

First, let’s take into consideration the age of your child. Factors like the presence or absence of fluoride in your child’s toothpaste, how much toothpaste should your child use entirely depends on their age, to assure healthy teeth and good dental health. We put together an age-wise guide, with a few recommended products to pick from.

0-2 years

Fluoride content: For children ages two and under, we recommend that your child use fluoride-free training toothpaste.

How much toothpaste to use: For infants, use an amount of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice.

MKB Loves : ORAJEL TRAINING TOOTHPASTE

 

Price : INR 599/-

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2-6 years

Fluoride content: At age two you can graduate them to a regular children’s toothpaste containing fluoride.

How much toothpaste to use: At age two begin using a lentil-sized amount and rub the toothpaste into the bristles with your finger before brushing.

MKB Loves : HELLO KIDS TOOTHPASTE

 

Price : 2,799/-

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6 years and above

Fluoride content: For children, ages six and above, any regular toothpaste with fluoride may be used. The vital anti-cavity benefits of fluoride are very valuable in starting your child’s dental health on the right path. Try to avoid using any toothpaste that claims to whiten, have tartar control or have lemon or cinnamon flavourings added. These products have extra ingredients to look appealing to consumers, however, they are the typical culprits involved in toothpaste allergies.

How much toothpaste to use: At ages six and above, they may use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

MKB Loves (for boys) : COLGATE KIDS BATMAN TOOTHPASTEstrong>

 

Price : INR 86/-

MKB Loves (for girls) : COLGATE KIDS BARBIE TOOTHPASTE

 

Price : INR 86/-

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What is your trusted toothpaste brand for your baby? Share with us in the comments below!

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