Question: My toddler is ready to start brushing his teeth on his own. How much toothpaste should he use?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children under two should use just a smear of toothpaste each time they brush. This would be just enough to cover most of the toothbrush bristles, but not the glob you would usually put on your own toothbrush.
For children that are between 2-6, the recommendation is a “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste. This amount of toothpaste can be slightly increased as the child grows older.
Parents should discuss the use of fluoride toothpaste with their pediatric dentist or healthcare provider to determine the appropriate level of fluoride toothpaste to use in children under six years old.
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