* Do not brush your child’s teeth more than 2 times a day with a flu oride toothpaste * Apply no more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to the toot hbrush * Supervise your child’s tooth brushing, encouraging the child to spi t out toothpaste rather than swallowing * If your child’s pediatrician or dentist prescribes a fluoride supple ment (or vitamin supplement that contains fluoride), ask him or h er about any risk factors your child has for decay and the potentia l for dental fluorosis. If you live in an area with fluoridated water, fluoride supplements are not recommended. * You can use fluoridated water for preparing infant formula. Howe ver, if your baby is exclusively consuming infant formula reconstit uted with fluoridated water, there is an increased potential for mi ld dental fluorosis.
* “Children younger than 6 years have a poor swa llowing reflex and tend to swallow much of the toothpaste on their brush” U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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