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How to Choose Toothpaste

Dr. Aryan, San Diego dentist, says that because so many toothpastes are on the market today that choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good.

Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA Seal of Acceptance means that the manufacturer has provided data proving that the toothpaste is safe and effective. Some manufacturers choose not to seek the ADA seal of approval. So, toothpastes without the ADA seal also may be safe and work well, but their performance has not been evaluated by the ADA.

Children only need a small pea-size amount of toothpaste on their toothbrushes. Be sure your child understands that toothpaste is not food. It needs to be spit out, not swallowed.

Contact Dr. Aryan, San Diego dentist if you have any questions about dental care.