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What age can kids start using flouride toothpaste?

My son is 2 and hes getting pretty good at brushing.. still not good at spitting but he doesnt use a whole lot of toothpaste anyway but that Orajel toothpaste is getting kinda expensive.. is it ok to switch to kids kind?

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Asked by JrsMommy07 at 8:30 PM on Apr. 25, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • When they can spit.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • Crest has kids toothpaste too. I think they have to be 3 or able to spit it out.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:38 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • I agree with "when they can spit". That's what the pediatric dentist told us.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:44 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • 6, I think. Check with your child's dentist (if you haven't had that first checkup, it is past time). Tom's of Maine has excellent toothpastes for kids; we still use the strawberry (also great for mosquito bites). Look for it at Target.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:58 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

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