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Importance of toothpaste

Importance of toothpaste by siri dental

It's important to use toothpaste with the right concentration of fluoride. Check the packaging to find out how much fluoride each brand contains.

Best ways to choose toothpastes

  • It's important to use toothpaste with the right concentration of fluoride. Check the packaging to find out how much fluoride each brand contains.
  • Children don't need to use special "children's toothpaste". Children of all ages can use family toothpaste, as long as it contains 1,350-1,500ppm fluoride.
  • Children aged six and under who don't have tooth decay can use a lower-strength children's toothpaste, but make sure it contains at least 1,000ppm fluoride.
  • Below the age of three, children should use just a smear of toothpaste. Children aged three to six years should use a pea-sized blob of toothpaste.
  • Make sure children don't lick or eat toothpaste from the tube.