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Oral hygiene is just as important for children as it is for adults, which is why it is extremely important to get your child the best kind of toothpaste that will properly and effectively clean their smile. To help you pick the best paste, our Alberto A. Herrero, DDS dental team recommends looking for:

One that contains fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and nourishes the teeth, so it’s best to have your child use a paste that has fluoride. However, it’s important to see how much fluoride your child truly needs. Oftentimes a low-fluoride toothpaste is best for children. For specific recommendations, please ask your dentist.

One that has ADA approval

Search for a paste that has the American Dental Association seal of acceptance on it. This seal means it has undergone and passed tests of safety and effectiveness. This seal informs you that it will properly, effectively, and safely clean your child’s smile.

One that has kid-friendly flavors

Fun toothpaste flavors can help your child enjoy the brushing experience much more. So, purchase a toothpaste that has a flavor your child might like, like watermelon or strawberry. Just make sure your child doesn’t eat the toothpaste. Also remember: your child might be picky with the flavor of toothpaste they want to use, so be ready to purchase a few different flavors until you find the favorite.

If you want your child to have a strong and healthy smile as they grow up, we recommend purchasing a toothpaste that has these characteristics. If you have any questions or concerns about toothpaste in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please feel free to call 734-222-9140 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero.