Pediatric Dentists Push Toothpaste with Fluoride for Children

August 25, 2014 2:06 PM

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Pediatric Dentists Push Toothpaste with Fluoride for Children

According to new recommendations provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP) children should use toothpaste that contains fluoride as soon as teeth appear, no matter the risk of cavities. Experts go on to say that up to the age of three, only a very small amount of toothpaste is needed but then after age three, the amount would be increased just slightly.

A pediatric dentist or doctor should also apply fluoride varnish every three to six months as a means of protecting teeth. It is cautioned that children under the age of six should avoid using over-the-counter fluoride rinse due to risk of swallowing. These recommendations are made because of the gr...

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