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If you are a parent who isn’t sure which toothpaste to purchase for your child, we are here to help you! Oral hygiene is extremely important, but it’s only effective if you have the proper tools to perform all of the techniques. So, when you’re at the store trying to decide on a toothpaste in Santa Clara, California, please choose one that:

Contains fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and nourishes the teeth, so it’s best to have your child use a paste that has fluoride. However, it’s important to see how much fluoride your child truly needs. Oftentimes a low-fluoride toothpaste is best for children. For specific recommendations, please ask your dentist.

Approved by the ADA

A toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association is the best product you can purchase. This seal of approval means that the paste has passed tests that evaluate safety and effectiveness. Choosing this type of paste will help you know that your child’s smile is taken care of as they clean their teeth each day.

Kid-friendly flavors

Fun toothpaste flavors can help your child enjoy the brushing experience much more. So, purchase a toothpaste that has a flavor your child might like, like watermelon or strawberry. Just make sure your child doesn’t eat the toothpaste. Also remember: your child might be picky with the flavor of toothpaste they want to use, so be ready to purchase a few different flavors until you find the favorite.

You will purchase the best toothpaste on the market if you find one that has all three of these characteristics. If you have any questions or if you need to talk to your dentist, Dr. Pooja Goel, about any concerns, please feel free to call Smiles for Life Dental Group at 408-241-6501 when you get the chance. We are here to help you in any way we can!