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What kind of toothpaste does your child use?

I get my son a very specific toothpaste (or really, anything without even a hint of mint flavor), the other day we ran out, so i told him he would have to use mine just for that night. So he did, and FREAKED out saying it burns and he hates it. The next day I bought him a children's toothpaste, but not his normal kind, this one has a slight mint flavor, he hates that too. I really just want to slowly get him off the other stuff, he eventually needs to use regular toothpaste right? He's 6 btw. Any of your kids have the same problem? Suggestions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 AM on Dec. 11, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (14)
  • Crest.

    Answer by Sarah961 at 1:37 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • my daughter is 5 , she uses normal toothpaste, sometimes she winces a little if its a stronger tasting one, but she sucks it up

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 1:37 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • Geeze, how did you go from kid toothpaste to regular? My son is just being a wimp! lol

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:04 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • lol, start with a mild tasting one and see how thats goes, just tell him he cant use the other one anymore because he is too big, he will probably come around....

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 2:33 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • my 4 and 5 years old use crest.

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 5:38 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • My 11, 13 and 15 yo use Colgate Total, but my 2 yo and 4 yo are still using training toothpaste. My older ones used Crest Kids until around 10 - the tube was easier/more fun for them since it was a pump.

    Answer by missanc at 6:28 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • Tom's of Maine fluoride free

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:26 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • mine all use the kid's Aquafresh with the easy dispense thing-a-ma-bob. i guess they're use to the mild mint flavor because that's what i started them out on.

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:34 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • My 6 yr old hates children's toothpaste but, can't handle strong mint either. So, I buy her this:


    Answer by 3libras at 8:26 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • Colgate

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:21 AM on Dec. 11, 2012

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