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Monday, April 7, 2014

Are you unsure of when is the best time to start brushing your baby's teeth?

The CSA (Council on Scientific Affairs) recently updated the ADA's guidance based on a review of scientific evidence that fluoride toothpaste should be use on children as soon as their first tooth arrives. The suggested amount of fluoride toothpaste to be given to children younger than 3 years of age is a "smear" (size of a grain of rice), and a pea-sized amount for children 3 to 6 years old. Studies shown that following this new recommendation helps prevent cavities and is less likely to cause fluorosis (a chronic condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine compounds). So start brushing those baby teeth ladies and gents!
[CDA Journal Vol 42.]

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