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Is it possible that my toothpaste is causing a rash on my toddler's face?

Is it possible that my toothpaste is causing a rash on my toddler's face?

What kind? How old?: 4 and under should not be using toothpaste with fluoride. That being said, sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in most toothpastes; it is the stuff that causes it to foam. It's a degreaser, dissolving skin oils, which can cause a drying effect. It also causes skin irritation and possible rash. Burt's bees natural toothpaste kids fluoride-free is a good choice, & tom's of maine. ...Read more

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What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Sodium Flouride: are beneficial to prevent cavities but is not supposed to be ingested. If it merely occurred while the child is brushing, it should not really be something to worry about. It may take 2 tubes of toothpaste depending on the child's weight to cause toxicity. In fact, some Flouride pills had been taken by some pregnant women in the past if they live in places where they don't have Flouride in H2O. ...Read more

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What toothpaste should I use for a child with sensitive teeth?

What toothpaste should I use for a child with sensitive teeth?

See below: If the child has had a normal dental exam, there are multiple tooth pastes available for sensitive teeth, such as sensodyne. ...Read more

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When is it safe to let your child brush their teeth? I've seen the labels on children's toothpaste that says children under six shouldn't use it. Does that mean children under that age shouldn't use the toothpaste, or is that the age where i can let them

All ages: Let your child brush their teeth, and then brush for them! the truth is most kids don't have the patience or dexterity to brush properly, and need assistance. The concern with some toothpastes is the fouride content. A child ideally should be able to spit the majority of the toothpaste out before using fluoridated toothpaste(swallowing small quantities is not a concern). Toddler paste is fine. ...Read more

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Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as i do. Is this too much for his baby teeth?


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Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more

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