|bout seeing the dentist later on. These early dentist visits will also teach you, the parent, a few things about helping your child brush and about what products to use.
- 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 hu