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At what age can a child start using mouthwash?

At what age can a child start using mouthwash?

When Do Not Swallow: At whatever age your child can gargle and spit it out without swallowing it. This is widely variable. ...Read more

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What is a good mouthwash for children under 3 years old?

What is  a good mouthwash for children under 3 years old?

No Rinse and Spit: Children under the age of three are more likely to swallow mouthwash then under stand to rinse and spit it out. If you use one, make sure it is alcohol free! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if hydrogen peroxide is suited for children over 6 years old as mouthwash?

Can you tell me if hydrogen peroxide is suited for children over 6 years old as mouthwash?

No: H2o2 or hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and only has very limited oral applications. For kids, use a non-alcohol mouthwash possibly with Fluoride depending on other Fluoride sources where you live. Save the peroxide for cleaning dirty wounds away from your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it? .

Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it?


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The : The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important. Worry about your child brushing and foisting properly. Most children up to age 7 or so cannot properly manipulate their mouths for proper rinsing. They just end up swallowing the stuff. Spend the time on brushing and flossing and if that is perfect, then you can rinse, or not. ...Read more

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At what age should children start flossing and using mouthwash? Our son is almost two and does hot have a lot of teeth yet. When is the best time to start getting him to floss and use mouthwash? .

At what age should children start flossing and using mouthwash? Our son is almost two and does hot have a lot of teeth yet. When is the best time to start getting him to floss and use mouthwash?


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Mouthwash : Mouthwash can be used once your child can swish and spit without swallowing. For some children that could be as young as 4 but for others not till 6. Be sure to supervise the use of a rinse until you are comfortable that your child is doing it properly and not swallowing it. In reference to flossing, i would recommend that you start flossing his teeth when the second baby molars have come in. That could be around 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. Quite often there is no space between the molars and that area needs to be flossed in order to clean the area where the teeth contact each other. The other reason for flossing at an early age is to get your child used to flossing as part of their daily hygiene routine. ...Read more

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Mouth wash and children? Is there an age at which we should start our son on mouth wash to help prevent cavities? He's five now, and always wants to try what's in the mouthwash bottle. I know not to give him that, but are there any child-appropriate flavo

Mouth wash and children? Is there an age at which we should start our son on mouth wash to help prevent cavities? He's five now, and always wants to try what's in the mouthwash bottle. I know not to give him that, but are there any child-appropriate flavo

Hello. : Hello. It isn't recommended for children under six years old to use mouthwash. They should be supervised when they use mouthwash to ensure that they don't swallow it. If a child swallowed a lot of fluorinated mouth wash, he or she could develop fluorosis which could leave spots on the teeth. Children should not use mouth washes that contain alcohol (for obvious reasons). There are many children's rinses that have child-friendly flavors and that come in colorful packaging. Just walk through the dental aisle of your grocery store and you will see an array of products. You would be the best one to know which of those flavors was likely to appeal to your son. ...Read more

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Can adults ( with highly sensitive mouth allergy) use children's toothpaste and children's mouth wash?

Can adults ( with highly sensitive mouth allergy) use children's toothpaste and children's mouth wash?

Yes: But whether it helps or not is another question. Consult your dentist if this remains an issue. Certain OTC toothpaste may also be helpful in reducing the sensitivity. Avoid mouthwash containing alcohol . ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

Please advise if it's ok to use 2 different mouthwashes?

Some questions 4 u:: Which ones and why? Some mouthwashes can dry out the mouth and should not even be used in the first place. What are you trying to accomplish. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. Proper brushing and flossing is substantially more important and all that is necessary in most cases. ...Read more

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