It is essential to keep and teach good oral habits when the kids are younger. That is why it is essential to start brushing teeth from the time their first tooth appear. While parents can brush their kids’ teeth, it is also essential to teach young kids how to brush teeth and add brushing teeth to their daily routine. However, selecting the best toothpaste for young kids must be done with care considering many reasons.
In this post I want to share some of the tips and things I learnt about keeping good oral hygiene for toddlers as it can be helpful for others too.
Other than the most popular oral hygiene tips such as brush teeth twice a day, here are some concerns about selecting toothpaste for toddlers.
How to select toothpaste for toddlers?
Usually toddlers are with more chances of swallowing toothpaste. At their first stage of toddler life, they are not skill enough to spit toothpaste. That is why you need to consider the ingredients of the toothpaste which you use for toddlers.
Fluoride is helpful for prevent cavities and decays. That is why it is advisable to use toothpaste and oral wash which contains fluoride. However, it is not a good thing to swallow fluoride. If your toddler doesn’t really know how to spit, then it is better to give him toothpaste which doesn’t contain fluoride. That is why no fluoride toothpaste is good for toddlers. However, most toothpaste includes fluoride. Usually dentists recommend using pea size amount of toothpaste when you brush your toddler’s teeth and this will reduce the harm of swallowing more portion of toothpaste with fluoride and other minerals.
However, isn’t it a good idea to brush teeth of toddlers with non-fluoride toothpaste? When I reached a doctor with our toddler, his advice was to use non fluoride toothpaste as he still doesn’t spit and instead he likes swallowing toothpaste.
After some search, finally I found toothpaste for toddlers and kids which don’t contain fluoride. However it contains Xylitol which is also helpful for reducing the risk of tooth decay and cavity.
GreenPeach, Kids Strawberry Magic Toothpaste review
Actually I really like my finding of this GreenPeach, Kids Strawberry Magic Toothpaste. It comes with necessary ingredient and it doesn’t include risky ingredients for kids. Specially for young kids who are just over 2 years old.
This GreenPeach, Kids Strawberry Magic Toothpaste is a product of GreenPeach Products, LLC which is a family business.
Below are the special features of ingredients of this Kids Strawberry Magic Toothpaste.
- It includes Xylitol which is helpful for reducing the risk of tooth decay and cavity
- It is No Fluoride toothpaste
- Natural product.
- No SLS Or any of its Derivatives. (sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste for kids)
- No Harsh Chemicals or No Preservatives
- No Gluten or No Artificial Colors or Flavors
- No Saccharin
- No Paraben
Above list of ingredients and features attracted me and I decided to buy it for our son. As this toothpaste seems good for kids, I finally decided to spend time writing this review introducing this product.
Our experience with GreenPeach, Kids Strawberry Magic Toothpaste
As mentioned above, my first concerns are its ingredients list. If you check around it is really difficult to find toothpaste without SLS.( sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste for kids)
Brushing with this toothpaste is lot of fun for our son. He likes the taste. He still doesn’t throw all the toothpaste out when he brush. He still swallows some portion of toothpaste. However, as this is safe toothpaste for swallowing, I really don’t have many worries.
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How do you choose toothpaste for your kids?Do you use toothpaste for kids or do you use family toothpaste for them?
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)