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BENEFITS OF FLUORIDE
... Fluoride can be found in bottled water, juice, infant formula, prepared food, toothpaste and some soda drinks...

Brushing and Flossing for Little Mouths
... Start by using a soft bristled toothbrush with a pea sized amount of toothpaste...

Brushing and Flossing can be Fun and Easy
Quick Tips That Help Make Brushing and Flossing Fun and Easy Brush your teeth together, taking turns brushing each others teeth Use one of the familiar cartoon character brushes Sing the theme song from your child's favorite cartoon or a nursery rhyme, while you brush their teeth Use toothpaste and mouth rinse that have pleasant flavors for sensitive taste buds Use syllables like “ahhhh” or “eeeeeee” to help your child open their mouth or move their lips away from their teeth while brushing...

Fun Dental Facts for Kids
... Toothpaste Toothpaste used to be very different than what we use today...

How to Instill Good Oral Health Habits in Children
...Starting at age 2, when more teeth have appeared, you should establish a brushing routine using just a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Florence Henderson Talks About Preventative Dentistry
...Wherever she travels, she says that she always has mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste, and a toothbrush on the set...

School/Daycare Presentations
... All children in the class will receive a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and toothbrushing timers...

Overcoming Dental Care Obstacles in Children With Chronic Diseases
...Many special needs children have an acute gag reflex that makes toleration of toothpaste, spitting matter from the mouth, or keeping their mouths open more difficult...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
...“Flossing, brushing and regular dental checkups are vital if you want to keep your teeth,” she said, adding, “I always have mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste and a toothbrush on the set...

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay
...Begin brushing with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first primary teeth come in...

Introducing the Royal Baby...and His New Teeth!
...To prevent tooth decay, clean an infant’s gums after each feeding with a soft cloth moistened with water — and don’t let your baby go to sleep with a bottle in his or her mouth! When teeth appear, gently brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny dab of toothpaste...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance
...Yet many people aren’t sure how to properly clean their appliances — so here are a few handy tips: DON’T: Use toothpaste on your appliance — the ingredients in toothpaste, which are designed to polish the hard enamel of your teeth, are too abrasive for the soft plastic of oral appliances, and will cause scratches...

Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy
... TLC for Your Oral Environment Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing or using another interdental cleaner at least once daily is your first-line defense again bacteria buildup...

Did You Know? February Is National Children's Dental Health Month!
...A tooth that has grown in completely should be brushed twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening) with a soft, child-sized tooth brush and a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Don't Forget Hidden Fluoride Sources Your Family Could be Ingesting
... The two main therapeutic fluoride sources have limits to help maintain this balance: utilities that fluoridate drinking water are required to add no more than 4 parts fluoride per million (ppm) of water; toothpaste manufacturers likewise only add a small amount of fluoride compared to clinical gels and pastes dentists apply to teeth for added decay protection...

Fluoride Treatments for Oregon City, OR
...Continuation of the products (toothpaste, mouth rinse, etc...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

Beyond Their Marketing Claims, Most Toothpastes are Surprisingly Similar
In your search for the right toothpaste, you’re inundated with dozens of choices, each promising whiter teeth, fresher breath or fewer cavities...

Topical Fluoride Adds Extra Protection against Tooth Decay
... We mostly receive fluoride through fluoridated drinking water and dental care products like toothpaste...

Office Fluoride Treatments Can Add Extra Protection to Your Child's Teeth
Your family uses fluoride toothpaste and your drinking water is fluoridated too...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...Wiping them with a clean, wet cloth is sufficient in the beginning, but you should start daily brushing (with fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen young enamel) by their first birthday...

Topical Fluoride can Enhance Your Child's Dental Care
More than likely your child already receives fluoride from your drinking water or toothpaste...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
...Use a very soft-bristled child-sized toothbrush and just a smear of fluoride toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice)...

Oral Health and Your Child
... You should brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a child’s toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste (Check for ADA-approved dental products)...

Fluoride Treatment
... The great majority of toothpastes sold today contain fluoride, because it's an effective, easy and inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay and promote oral health...

Dental Sealants
...Fluoride, which is found in toothpaste and some drinking water — and in treatments provided at the dental office — can strengthen enamel, but, again, it's hard to get fluoride into those pits and fissures on a regular basis...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
... Once teeth do appear, you can begin brushing them every day with just a smear of toothpaste...

A Topical Fluoride Treatment Could Protect Your Child from Tooth Decay
...Although your child may be receiving fluoride through toothpaste or drinking water, in that form it first passes through the digestive system into the bloodstream and then to the teeth...

Keep a Close Eye on Your Child's Fluoride Intake
...That’s why it’s not only added to toothpaste and other dental products, but also to drinking water — in nearly three-quarters of U...

Teaching Your Child Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...You won’t have to use toothpaste or anything like that during this stage...

3 Fluoride Sources You Should Monitor for Your Family's Dental Health
...Toothpaste...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Some conditions create severe physical, mental or behavioral impairments in children’s ability to brush and floss: for example, they may have a heightened gag reflex to toothpaste in their mouth or they may not be able to physically perform these tasks on their own...

Start Early with Your Baby's Dental Care
...Once they start eating solid food, you should transition to a soft-bristled brush with just a smear of fluoridated toothpaste...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...When teeth begin to appear switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on the brush to minimize what they swallow...

Does My Child Need a Dental Filling?
...Toothpaste that contains fluoride or fluoride treatment at the dentist's office may remineralize and rebuild weak areas of tooth enamel...

Dental Care of Prime Importance for Children with Special Health Needs
...Children with severe gag reflexes due to their condition may not be able to tolerate toothpaste or be able to spit it out completely...

Instill in Your Child the Daily Habit of Brushing and Flossing
... In the beginning, you'll be performing the habit for them: for children two and younger use a slight smear of toothpaste on the brush...

Support Your Child's Teeth Development with Proper Hygiene and Dental Care
... As they pass their first birthday you can switch to a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and just a smear of fluoridated toothpaste...

Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits for Your Child
...Place a tiny amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush and gently brush your child’s teeth in a circular motion...

Topical Fluoride is a Safe Way to Protect Your Child's Teeth from Decay
...And while adding it to toothpaste and drinking water are the more common ways for getting it into the body, an increasingly popular way—especially for children—is to apply fluoride directly to the teeth...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Once teeth appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste until age 2, when you can increase to a pea-sized amount...

Does My Child Need Fillings?
... Teach your child to brush and floss: As soon as your child’s first teeth erupt, you should begin cleaning them twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush with a very small amount of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice)...

4 Things to Do to Keep Your Child's Dental Development on Track
...When teeth do appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste and then add flossing as more teeth come in...

Keep Your Baby's Fluoride Intake within Moderate Limits
... If you use fluoride toothpaste apply only a “smear” on the end of the brush for children under two and a pea-sized amount for older children...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...That's when you can begin brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on a toothbrush...

Brushing
...And avoid using fluoridated toothpaste on your child until he or she reaches the age of 2...

Preventing Cavities
...) Fluoride, a natural substance that also helps re-mineralize the tooth structure, is used in community water systems and is a main ingredient of many types of toothpastes...

About Fluoride
...But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many toothpastes and some kinds of rinses...

Overview and General Tips
...Fluoride in toothpaste and rinses, as well as in the water we drink, is a substance, which like saliva, "re-mineralizes" (keeps healthy and solidifies) the surfaces of our teeth...

Mouth Rinses
...In fact, regular rinsing with water and use of good quality fluoride toothpaste are actually just as or more effective...

Bulimia Nervosa
...Use fluoride either in toothpastes, rinses or gels to reduce sensitivity of teeth and build resistance to decay from acid...

Teeth Whitening
... Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains through the action of mild abrasives...

All About Braces
...Brush carefully after every meal with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush...

Fluoride
... ADA statement on FDA toothpaste warning labels The American Dental Association`s Council on Scientific Affairs believes that one part of the warning now required on fluoride toothpastes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could unnecessarily frighten parents and children, and that the label greatly overstates any demonstrated or potential danger posed by fluoride toothpastes...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Brushing
... Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day...

Fluoride Facts
...But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many toothpastes and some kinds of rinses...

Mouth Rinses
...In fact, regular rinsing with water and use of good quality fluoride toothpaste are just as or more effective...

Denture Care
...Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Water is suitable in lieu of toothpaste (because the baby may swallow the toothpaste)...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Fluorosis
...In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth, which has the ability to fight cavities and other problems...

Sensitive Teeth
... Abrasive toothpastes are sometimes the culprit of sensitive teeth...

Dentures
...Other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...

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