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    Default Toothpaste?

    My son is now 10 months old with two bottom teeth, should i be using toothpaste to clean his teeth? and if so is there a special kind of toothpaste that i should use?

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    I didn't think it was recommended until they were 1? I have never seen infant toothpaste. I just use water for my DDs one little toothy peg

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    Our dentist said as soon as they have a tooth you can use toothpaste. Don't know if it makes any difference lol but I started straight away, hoping I would avoid future struggles and both are brushing AND flossing really happily. I use Macclean First teeth.

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    I used this one on DD's first teeth I think, it looked a lot like this one and was from colgate. http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-Worl...t-Colgate.cvspThen I went on to use this one by macleans... http://www.toothshop.co.nz/afawcs014...ctdetails.html

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    Our girls use snappy jaws toothpaste from the health shop

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    Ds uses milk teeth( the wiggles are on it) or the one with Dora on it (not sure of the name) bee using it since he had 4 teeth or so, I recommend not brushing when they are teething as it seems to upset them more

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    I was told no toothpaste until they know to spit it out. I just use water on my 15 month old's teeth.

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    Fluoride is toxic, babies and kids should not be ingesting it at all, buy fluoride free toothpaste or wait until they are definitely old enough to rinse and spit!

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    Wow, this is interesting. As a PP said, I was told no toothpaste till DS is able to spit it out. Which at 18mo he can't yet. Having said that, he gets smelly breath from time to time and I've been thinking about just putting a tiny bit of toothpaste on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mill View Post
    Wow, this is interesting. As a PP said, I was told no toothpaste till DS is able to spit it out. Which at 18mo he can't yet. Having said that, he gets smelly breath from time to time and I've been thinking about just putting a tiny bit of toothpaste on?
    http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-Worl...t-Colgate.cvsp

    This one is fluoride free and is safe is swallowed.

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