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Stupid question about kids' toothpaste.

I guess with a five-year-old I should know this, but since I'm blind, I don't always do the shopping. A lot of times I write down what to buy--sour cream, frozen pizza, toothpaste--and my boyfriend goes to the store and picks stuff up. Other times I ride with someone and get the groceries or I have a store employee help me, so I do generally know what brands I like.

Anyway, I was helping my daughter brush her teeth a while ago. She was a little turdickens to put to bed tonight because her dad's on his way home and she's excited. We'd run out of toothpaste in her bathroom, so I got mine for her to use. When I squeezed some on her toothbrush, she said, "Mom, really? Who uses white toothpaste anymore?"

Then she rinsed her mouth out and told me that her tongue felt ruffly. Yeah, ruffly. She said her toothpaste didn't taste spicy, but mine did. She said it was gross.

So. What's her dad been buying? Do kids have colored toothpaste now? I thought toothpaste was white. And does toothpaste for kids taste different than the ordinary stuff?

Sorry for the stupid question, but this was weird.


Asked by Ballad at 11:33 PM on Jun. 9, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (12)
  • Yeah they have toothpaste geared specially towards kids now. Some are multicolored, some are pink, some are blue with "sparkles", etc. Most taste like bubble gum. Kids paste also has less sodium fluoride in it (which is probably what makes it taste "spicy")


    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:37 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Most kids toothpastes are usually fruit burst, mild bubble fruit or bubble gum flavor.... and it's more of a gel. She probably complaining b/c yours is mint... my kids HATE anything mint!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:37 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Depends on the kind of toothpaste. No kids paste I have ever bought has been white. Colgate Dora is pink. Aquafresh fresh n fruity is pink and blue striped. Bubblemint is also pink and blue.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:39 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • My 3 year old refers to month as spicy too

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:40 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Month is minty

    Apparently minty is not a word. I need to turn autocorrect off.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • All the toothpastes I've used for my son have been blue, and they're fruity or bubblegum flavored (odd choice for anti-cavity TOOTHPASTE right?) since kids usually can't handle the strong mint of adult toothpaste.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:53 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • DS's favorite is banana flavored right now I think. I can't get him to brush with the mint ones yet because they're so strong, he gags from it.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:40 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • i dont think this is a stupid question
    i didnt know this at all about kids toothpaste because i've never bought it
    thanks for the info!

    Answer by feralxat at 11:45 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Agree with everyone else. Though my son fell in love with my husbands cinnamon toothpaste lol Torren is nearly 5 1/2 now so he can use adult toothpaste but just a tiny bit so as I don't have to worry about him swallowing to much fluoride.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:02 AM on Jun. 10, 2013

  • Mine started out w/ the training toothpaste which was flavored & safe to swallow. Now she uses an Oral B toothpaste geared toward kids. It's fruit flavor, & I think it's blue. Once she forgot to take it w/ her to spend the nite at G-ma's, & she hated using G-ma's minty toothpaste. I can't even remember how old my boys were when they finally started using regular toothpaste. I figure as long as they're brushing, that's more than half the battle! :p I also have her rinse w/ Act anti-cavity rinse (also for kids)


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:39 AM on Jun. 10, 2013