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toddler teeth brushing

when do you start using flourinated toothpaste
my child 2 and does not spit yet
we are still using childrens non flourise toothpaste


Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (4)
  • i have a 4 year old and we still use non floride tooth paste my mom is a dentist and says you can use it until they learn to spit well there is nothing wrong with using it at 2 years old they are still learning to brush their teeth

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Keep using the non-fluoridated for a couple more years.

    Answer by SWasson at 10:56 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • thanks to both of you

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • My daughter turns 3 next week and we just switched from the fluoride free toothpaste about a month ago. We practiced spitting with the fluoride free for a few months before I felt confident that she could do it well enough for the switch. We haven't had any problems since the switch and she has also started swishing with water to rinse her mouth too. We brush her teeth at the kitchen sink with a nice size small step ladder so she has no problems reaching the sink.

    Answer by NavyMama6894 at 11:09 AM on Jul. 20, 2009