For young children up to the age of 7, a small dash or very small pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste should be used on their toothbrush twice a day under supervision.
Fluoride supplements or topical fluorides are NOT always advisable if your child has decay free teeth.
Ask your dentist whether your child would benefit from additional fluoride supplements. Examples are fluoride drops, tablets, mouthwashes or prescription high fluoride toothpaste
Fluoride supplements may be beneficial for some children and adults e.g.
- If they have tooth decay or at risk of decay
- With certain medical conditions or dry mouth
- If wearing orthodontic appliances
- If you have sensitive teeth
Seek advice from your dentist first if you think you may benefit from fluoride supplements.