How much toothpaste is needed?

Ever wondered why the toothpaste tube says to only use a pea sized amount? Most toothpaste and mouthwash today contain an ingredient known as fluoride, which strengthens our enamel and rebuilds lost minerals in our teeth.

However, when too much is ingested by children while they are developing adult teeth, they may develop fluorosis, a common condition that causes white spots on adult teeth, or in severe cases, noticeable pits and yellow or brown stains. While fluorosis is mostly a cosmetic condition, prevention is still better than cure!

Monitor the fluoride intake of your little one today and make sure they don’t swallow the toothpaste, no matter how fruity and tasty the strawberry flavor is!