Should I buy toothpaste with or without fluoride for my 22-month-old child? How much should I use?Answer
Fluoride in the appropriate amount is great for the teeth, but swallowing too much is not good for children. For a 22-month-old, using fluoride toothpaste can be fine, but you'll only want to use a small amount.
With children, use a dab the size of their little fingernail. That can prevent them from swallowing too much. If he does swallow it by mistake, it's okay, but it's still a good idea to mention to him that toothpaste is meant for spitting out so that in the long run he understands.
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