Toothbrushing Recommendations for Kids

This article, entitled "Toothbrushing Recommendations for Kids," comes from MomsEveryday correspondent Liz Hayes.

Tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease and 16 million American children have untreated cavities.

The American Dental Association has recently revamped its recommendations for kids' toothbrushing.

The ADA says that as soon as baby gets their first tooth, they should begin using toothpaste with fluoride. Parents should use just a smear of fluoride toothpaste for children under three and a pea-sized amount for children aged three to six.

This is a change to the previous recommendation that kids under two should only brush with water.

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Liz Hayes
Liz loves spending time outdoors, working out, traveling, taking in the arts, reading and catching up on TV.
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