My children are brushing their teeth with Colgate tooth paste. But my friend told me that the tooth paste used by adults should not be used by the children. It will affect the teeth. Iam confused then which tooth paste can i use for the children
hello normally tooth paste contains 1450 ppm of fluoride (1000-1100 ppm in USA ) which helps prevent dental caries now this fluoride containing toothpaste can be acutely toxic if ingested in large amountsnow the risk of using fluoride is low enough that use of full strenth toothpaste (1350-1450 ppm ) is advised for all ages but smaller volumes are used for young children....a smear of toothpaste till 3 years of age major concern of dental fluorosis is for children under age 12 months ingesting excessive fluoride through toothpaste having said that what i would like to advise that you keep an eye when your children use tooth paste if they are very small because most of the toothpaste have sweetning effect and the children can eat them in large amounts rest assured if they are only using the tooth paste for brushing purpose best of luck
Fluoride reduced dental decay by at least 40%, so all children should use fluoride toothpaste.It is important to use only a small pea-sized amount of toothpaste for children, as they are likely to swallow some of it. For children under the age of six you can use toothpaste with a lower level of fluoride.
Hi As your query is for children So you can have junior colgate toothpaste which has fluoride which is for cavity protection and freshens breath. You can use a pea-size amount. For kids age 5 and older, use an amount the size of a small bean. To avoid giving your child too much fluoride, be sure to follow the recommendations. Take care
Children at the age of 2-4 years toothpaste which do not contain fluoride are given, a small amount almost half of the pea sized should be given and the child should be guided to brush. Children above four years should be given fluoridated toothpaste which are available in the market, presence of fluoride causes reduction in caries upto 40%, a small pea sized amount toothpate should be given along with brush. Give your rinses after every meals.
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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.
Welcome to HCM. Though a lot of doctors already answered this question. Still I would like to mention few things here. Children up to 6 to 7 years of age swallow some amount of tooth paste or tooth paste containing saliva. Regular fluoride containing tooth paste contains 1000 ppm or more fluoride. Long time ingestion of certain amount of regular tooth paste everyday MAY cause damage to the bone and teeth. A pediatric fluoride tooth paste( many available in the market) contains 500 ppm of tooth paste and the recommended amount of use is half of a pea size to the children of 2 to 5 years and a pea size tooth paste for the children of 5 to 7 years. This amount of use of tooth paste is totally safe as observer by all researches. Always use a fluoride containing tooth paste. It will reduce more than 40% chance of having dental caries on tooth surface. I do not know from where you are writing. If your drinking water contains supplied fluoride then stat using kid's fluoride tooth paste from the age of 5. A tooth brushing habit should start from the age of 2 years, initially with the help of someone and later by the child himself. Before this age you should clean your kids teeth by using a wet gauze, twice daily. Always use kids tooth brush till age of 4/5 and then shift to normal tooth brush. Tooth brush should always be soft. Medium and hard toothbrush should never be used, even by the adults. Thanks.
Hello and thank you for your question.
Children can use the toothpaste as long as it isn't Prevident 5000 or says on the box not to be used with children. The toothpaste does have fluoride which can cause fluorosis in high dosages chronically ingested by your child. Use a child sized tooth brush and give them only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste or less. Children tend to swallow so less is better on their brush. You should brush your child's teeth until the age of 6 or 7 when their manual dexterity improves.
If your children are between 2 - 4 years of age, then any toothpaste can be used to brush their teeth except those containing fluoride within them.
Fluoride containing toothpastes like Kidodent or Cheriogel can be use in children above 5 yrs of age to minimize the risk of child being eating the paste due to pleasant flavors.
Fluoride containing toothpaste are found to reduce the occurrence of carries by about 35 - 40 % compared to those who never used them.
Fluoride containing mouth washes can even be used but under parental supervision to avoid intake or accidental drinking of the same by child.
Last but not the least, Proper Brushing technique is always more important than frequency of the brushing. After you visit your dentist, ask him to demonstrate the proper brushing technique for children.
Tooth paste for adults and children are different. It is usually based on the fluoride content of these toothpaste. Kids tooth paste contain about 500ppm of fluoride. So I advise you to use a kids toothpaste for your children. Toothpaste are now available in a variety of flavours which you can choose according to your childrens preference.
your child have any problem with teeth like caries, sensitivity,pain ,than u should used medicated tooth paste.colgate not harmful to the child.the brush should be soft and change in every 1 month.if their is bleeding from gums and stian used CHEERIO tooth paste.
Colgate is good for children.Only if you/kid have any problem like sensitive or carious prone teeth then use fluoride tooth paste.Kids like taste,try using "Cheerio" paste by Reddy's,it comes in attractice tube and has bubble gum type taste.
There are various tooth past available now in the market mainly for the children. It is available in pepsodent. So you can try this. My children are using the same and they are happy with it. It is also less irritating to their gums
Dear doctor, I am in great need of ur advice and help out here…I hope u can help me with this… I shall explain it to u in detail… I am a chem. Engg student doing my final year-21yrs old- im going thru sm multiple complications-it all started with the lower wisdom tooth pain…my tooth did break a bit and the pulp was exposed- and I was suffering from inflammation and severe pain- but it was around midnight so the dental clinic couldn’t cm of any help- so I had taken a pain killer vaccination at the hospital and they asked me to cm in the morning…. Couldn’t sleep for the whole night and my right side near the ear-the nerve was bulging out bcoz of immense pain…I couldn’t do much with it and had to tie a towel tight around my face bcoz it was paining to the limit…so I finally did meet the doctor- he took an xray and told me tht my tooth can’t be save and he even told me tht we need to take out the upper tooth also bcoz teeth must be in proportion…he took at my tooth while it was paining-gvng me 2 local anesthesia- and then he gave those stitches… I had gone back home and then was getting this weird jerks but just one /day so I thought tht the stitches might be pulling and its in the process of recovery but on the 4th day I got like 7-8 jerks- and in these jerks my mouth use to open to the full and then close-all in a fraction of a second- involuntary ones- and its use to be very painful becoz the upper tooth use to crush my tongue,cheek ot the extraction area and I would get an electric shock feeling near my ears when this use to happen….the doctor was saying tht it might be bcoz of the stress- but I told the doctor tht y on earth will I have any stress or y willo I think of my tooth once its gone…..but then he gave me anxit to have- to reduce sm anxiety which I didn’t even have-before tht I was having amoxyllin and bruffen….the thing took place again on the 6th day and it was for 15-16 times together but the next day was the day to remove my stitches- and once the stitches were out the jerks stopped- but till then the dentist had referred me to psy and neuro depmt where they gave me duzela ,zapiz and tegretol to have, for fever and stuff- they had taken 4 types of blood tests(for biochem, malaria, haemoglobin etc) and a chest scan- and all was normal….the gen phy gave me hifenac –a painkiller for fever and weakness…… Today is the 42nd day and im still persisting with complications tht are increasing day by day- im getting half head pains like migraine and severely near my ears and at the spinal area- the ent guy said it might be TMJ syndrome but the dentist checked and told tht I dnt have tht problem….the dentist is saying tht of excess stress I have got facial muscle dysfunction which is found in ladies over age 40- but he says tht I show those symptoms- bcoz of which my nerves are acting abnormally- so he gave me relaxon for muscles……but the thing is still there- I dnt knw wht to do- now these doctors are giving me stress becoz they r unable to treat me- will u pls guide me as to what shall I do- what tests should I go thru like teeth xray, or EMG or ctscan or MRI- or anything to know what the problem really is- im even experiencing pain in my lower left side-is it a kidney problem….im afraid- tht is there any infection of any sort in my brain, or tumor, or cancer- I am forced to think all of this bcoz im fed up of wht these doctors and wht they are doing to me….they just give me medicines and ask me to leave without going thru any examination…..A friend of mine just got a brain stroke and his half of the body got paralyzed bcoz of sm infection in his brain- and the doctors are telling tht it was due to stress…..is tht the same in my case- coz from the past 3-4 days the pain is continuous and im not at all at ease……please doctor help me out…im tired of being sick- I wana go outside and play like my other friends…. Thank u Sorry for the trouble mumu ( YYYY@YYYY )
Hello, I am scheduled to have four impacted wisdom teeth removed this Friday, February 17, 2017. It is a non-emergency, elective procedure at this time. I am an otherwise healthy 30 year old male. I had a medical checkup and bloodwork with my general practitioner about 6 months ago, and everything appeared to be normal. During my consultation with my oral surgeon, my blood pressure was taken throughout most of the consultation, and no one mentioned to me that anything was out of the ordinary. I regularly exercise 3 days a week with no significant shortness of breath or dizziness. For my procedure on Friday, I am scheduled to undergo twilight anesthesia as explained by my oral surgeon. I am unsure what exact drugs they will be using, but my understanding is that they will be similar to (if not the same) drugs used for general anesthesia. My question and high concern involves my recent recreational drug use and its potential adverse effects with the anesthesia. I typically use alcohol and marijuana on the weekends (including this past weekend) with friends, which have caused no problems in the past. More recently (as recent as last weekend), I have also engaged in moderate cocaine use. I will be taking any and all steps necessary to abstain from cocaine usage going forward. I would not consider myself addicted to it at this point, so abstinence should not be an issue. My understanding is that cocaine, due to its relatively short half-life, will typically leave your system within 72 hours. I will be abstaining from all previously mentioned usage this entire week, and it will have been approximately 5 days between any usage and the procedure. Due to the nature of my work and my father s relationship with the oral surgeon (he is a dentist, they refer work to each other, and I have given my father permission to view my medical records if necessary), I would strongly prefer to not mention any of this to the oral surgeon. At the same time, I understand my safety is important. To boil all of this information down to my question, if the cocaine metabolites have left my system by Friday morning, will I be in a safer condition to undergo the procedure? Because the procedure is elective, I have no problem postponing the procedure for another 1-2 weeks at a minimum to ensure my system is clean and my vitals are stable. I have read conflicting medical research online, with some journals indicating a cocaine positive patient is not at any greater risk for complications than a cocaine negative patient, but I have seen other medical professionals recommending that such patients wait closer to 2 weeks. I apologize for the rather lengthy question, but I wanted to provide as much information as possible to receive a more informed response. I do appreciate your help and advice.
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