8 doctors weighed in:
What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation.
Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years.

In brief: Unknown
Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation.
Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Look at the research
One should always look for good research results whenever a healthcare idea or product is on the market.
An effective product will have studies comparing the results of a large group of people using the product with a similar sized group not using the product. If all the manufacturer can show is a brochure, website, and testimonials from happy users, then manufacturer likely has no good research.

In brief: Look at the research
One should always look for good research results whenever a healthcare idea or product is on the market.
An effective product will have studies comparing the results of a large group of people using the product with a similar sized group not using the product. If all the manufacturer can show is a brochure, website, and testimonials from happy users, then manufacturer likely has no good research.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Recaldent
Recaldent is great, such as that found in mi paste or mi paste plus.

In brief: Recaldent
Recaldent is great, such as that found in mi paste or mi paste plus.
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: MI paste is good
There is a little recalcifying action with these toothpastes but not much.
No downside.

In brief: MI paste is good
There is a little recalcifying action with these toothpastes but not much.
No downside.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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