Dental Care for Infants and Toddlers

Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends the use of fluoride containing toothpaste for dental care beginning with the eruption of the first tooth? A child from 6 months to 3 years should use a “smear” or an amount the size of a grain of rice. A child from 3 to 6 years requires a pea sized amount. These amounts are considered safe twice a day even if the child is unable to spit it out.