Houston, TX Dentist Shares ADA Approved Products for Children

As parents, we are always worried about the well-being of our families. We micromanage every detail in hopes of giving them the best future possible; that’s because we love them. With all the options available with dental products, it can be hard to tell if we are purchasing the right ones.
 
A simple walk down the aisle at the store tells us that we have lots of research to do. Instead of spending hours finding out what products to buy, we’ve put together a list that the ADA recommends. While this isn’t an extensive list of every product you could buy, it’s a great place to start.
 
Toothbrushes
Colgate Classic 
Dr. Fresh Toothbrush
RADIUS Kidz Toothbrush
 
Toothpaste
Aquafresh for Kids Toothpaste
Colgate for Kids Toothpaste 
Crest Kids SparkleFun Cavity Protection
Hello Kid’s Fluoride Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine Children’s 
 
Fluoride Mouthrinses
ACT Kids Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Equate Kids Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Kid’s Crest Anti-Cavity  Fluoride Rinse
LISTERINE SMART RINSE
The Natural Dentist Cavity Zapper Fluoride Rinse
Tom’s of Maine Alcohol-free/ Natural Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse (Juicy Mint)
 
Sugar-Free Chewing Gum 
Orbit for Kids Sugarfree Gum
 
Other Tips
 
Aside from purchasing products that the ADA recommends, here are some other tips to keep their teeth in tip-top shape:
Help them to brush twice a day for two minutes a time
Teach them how to floss once daily
Give them plenty of healthy eating options to replace sugary and starchy choices
Have them drink plenty of water – make sure it is fluoridated
Take them to visit the dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning
Make them wear mouthguards when playing sports
Don’t allow them to use their teeth for anything other than eating
Consider using sealants to protect your child from cavities
 
If you are unsure how to take care of your child’s teeth, the best person to talk to is your Houston, TX dentist. They can offer a full examination and then help you create a plan that ensures a healthy and happy smile. Protect your child’s teeth today to give them a successful future.
 
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