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- Help make brushing, with or without toothpaste, a daily habit. Understand that toothpaste is not essential in the brushing habit: 90% of the value in brushing is in the toothbrush, not the toothpaste. The main advantage of toothpaste is the fluoride, but as with all things, too much fluoride can be a bad thing. When kids under the age of six ingest too much fluoride, and they do ingest too much when we let them squeeze a huge glob of their favorite superhero toothpaste onto their brushes, it leads to flurosis, which is manifested as small, white flecks on the teeth.