Dispensing the appropriate amount of toothpaste requires adult supervision for children aged 6 and under. Children less than three years of age: Using no more than a ‘smear’ or 'rice-size’ amount of fluoridated toothpaste may decrease the risk of cavities. For children aged three to six: Use no more than a ‘pea-size’ amount of flouridated toothpaste. Children should spit after brushing; Rinsing after brushing, however, should be kept to a minimum to increase the beneficial effects of flouride!
Next week's CreatingSmiles post: "What Type of Toothpaste Should My Child Use?"