Do you use flouride toothpaste when brushing your toddlers teeth?
Is using a small amount of toothpaste which contains flouride ok, when your toddler doesn't know how to rinse and spit it out yet when you're brushing their teeth?
I brush with nonfluoride paste, but at night I wipe her teeth with a fluoride toothpaste so it can sit on her teeth all night.
Children who are not able to rinse or spit should not be using toothpaste containing flouride. There are children's toothpaste available at supermarkets without any flouride added. Water flouridation is extremely controversial, as flouride is a known toxin. Dentists will tell you that it prevents tooth decay. Personally, I think this is only true when the flouride is applied topically. But when there is the danger of flouride being ingested (as in a toddler unable to spit out properly and therefore swallowing some of it), then it is not safe and should not be used.
when my toddler doesn't know how to rinse and spit, i used a small amount of flouride toothpaste at the tip of finger ( cover with his handkerchief) and brush his tiny teeth. Then, use wet hanky to wipe off the toothpaste.
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