When you’re out shopping for the essentials for your daily life, do you ever cringe when you realize you need to buy more toothpaste? What seems to be the problem? If you’re someone who finds yourself in the dental hygiene aisle without a clue what to buy, then your conundrum is more common than you think! When you’re not sure what to choose for your kids (or how to optimize its use at home), the process can indeed feel frustrating. Fortunately, your Riverside children’s dentist has some helpful suggestions that will make all things toothpaste related much more relaxing.

Tip: Remember, Kids Have Different Tastes

Your Riverside children’s dentist reminds you to put yourself in your child’s shoes when you’re shopping for toothpaste. Remember that your little one is too young for the intense, often overpowering flavor of certain toothpastes (think cinnamon or mint). Glance through kids’ pastes for something that sounds yummy.

Tip: Follow The “Rice” Or “Pea” Guideline

It’s also important to remember that very young children need a very small amount of toothpaste (if your child is three years of age or younger, that means just a grain-of-rice-size dab). Children older than three all the way up through adulthood (that means you, of course) require a dollop that is the size of a pea.

Tip: Choose Fluoride Each And Every Time

Your Riverside children’s dentist wants you to remember that your child’s toothpaste (and yours, as well) should include fluoride. Regardless of myths or rumors that might pop up, you and your child really do need fluoride and it really is safe.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.