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How can using fluoride toothpaste keep your child's teeth healthy?

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Use fluoride and brush and floss your child's teeth. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to use a fluoride toothpaste every day. The fluoride seeps inside the tooth to reverse early decay. Brush your child's teeth at least twice a day and after each meal or snack if possible. If brushing between meals is not possible, at least rinse the mouth with water several times. Floss your child's teeth at least once a day to help remove particles between teeth and below the gum line. For kids 6 years and up, a fluoride mouthwash also helps prevent tooth decay.

From: Nutrition and Healthy Teeth WebMD Medical Reference

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Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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