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Do you take your oral health seriously? Do you brush for two minutes every day twice a day? Do you make a point of flossing? Do you help your children brush every day? If you do, you probably understand that brushing your children’s teeth may not be the easiest thing—but please don’t be discouraged. Helping your child learn to brush their teeth now can help them establish good routines for their future. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier—such as choosing the right toothpaste for your little one.

Conversely, choosing the wrong toothbrush for your child can actually make the task more difficulty. For instance, did you know that many children may find the mint flavor in toothpaste overpowering and unpleasant? Sadly, if your child doesn’t like the flavor they’re given, they’ll be more likely to fight the process. On the other hand, if you get your child a fruity toothpaste, they may find brushing more enjoyable.

Similarly, fluoride may be good for your teeth, but did you know it can be harmful if swallowed—and since children under three can’t spit their toothpaste out, it’s generally better to get a toothpaste without fluoride in it.

Of course, brushing your child’s teeth can feel like a daunting task, but using the correct toothpaste for your child can make brushing fun and give you the opportunity to teach your child correct oral care techniques.

If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help. Our dentist. Dr. Lyudmila Shur, and our entire team at Dr. Shur Dental will happily answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us at 425-741-2030. We’re excited to hear from you soon!