Ask this question of any doctor or dentist, and you will receive a wide range of answers. But one thing is clear: your choice of toothpaste should be carefully decided based on what’s both effective and safe for your child. Select a toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) to ensure it has been thoroughly tested and it is safe to use.
If you have children under 2 years old, use a rice grain size of fluoride toothpaste if recommended by Dr. Callen, or non-fluoride toothpaste. Once the child reaches the 2-5 age range, a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste should be used.
Always encourage your child to spit toothpaste following brushing as this minimizes toothpaste swallowing.