8 doctors weighed in:
When can children use fluoride toothpaste?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: That depends
Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit.
For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket.

In brief: That depends
Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit.
For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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2 doctors agree
In brief: 2 years of age
I normally recommend at 2 years of age.

In brief: 2 years of age
I normally recommend at 2 years of age.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Two years of age is too young. Children should not use a fluoride toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many kids this is between ages 3 1/5 to five years of age.
In brief: Varies
A child should not use a Fluoride toothpaste until you can be sure they are not swallowing the extra.

In brief: Varies
A child should not use a Fluoride toothpaste until you can be sure they are not swallowing the extra.
Dr. William Ledford
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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
In brief: Around 2
When you are sure the child won't swallow the toothpaste.
If a child swallows toothpaste with flouride and the adult teeth are developing, they can get something called fluorosis. Fluorosis shows up as ugly brown stains on the adult teeth.

In brief: Around 2
When you are sure the child won't swallow the toothpaste.
If a child swallows toothpaste with flouride and the adult teeth are developing, they can get something called fluorosis. Fluorosis shows up as ugly brown stains on the adult teeth.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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