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A child aged 18 months or 2 years can brush their teeth with toothpaste. Since most toddlers have not mastered the technique of spitting at this age, it should be understood that some of the toothpaste might be ingested by them.Some of the facts that should be considered while selecting toothpaste are:-
-Most toothpastes are fortified with fluoride
to fight cavities but too much of fluoride can cause fluorosis. So perfer using non-fluoride toothpastes for kids.
-SLS (Sodium Laruyl Sulfate) : SLS is an ingredient in many common toothpastes but in kids it can cause mouth ulcers. So steer clear of any toothpastes with SLS in them.
-Their toothpaste should contain only low or mild abrasives.
-Select their flavour according to your child's taste.
The top 5 kids toothpastes in India are Colgate kids, Pepsodent Kids, Pigeon, Chicco and Mee Mee.