How much toothpaste should my child be using?

Childrens toothpaste – how much should you be using? A question we often get asked, so we thought we would put the answer into print for you!

How much toothpaste should I be using?

Children aged up to age 3

– Use only a smear of toothpaste containing no less than 1,000 ppm fluoride

Children aged 3-6

– Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing 1,350–1,500 ppm fluoride

Aged 6 and above

– Use a pea sized amount of toothpaste containing 1,350-1,500ppm fluoride

Great! But how do I know how much fluoride is in toothpaste?

This information is usually displayed in the ingredients list:

Fluoride can come under different names e.g sodium fluoride or stannous fluoride.

Brush twice daily, last thing at night & on one other occasion.

Clean teeth = happy healthy smiles @smilemonth #nationalsmilemonth