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Best Toothpaste for Kids

Posted by LITTLE BYTES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY on May 10 2021, 05:56 AM

Brushing our teeth is the simplest and best way to take good care of our overall dental health. 

Since children are more prone to cavities and are less likely to keep up this oral care habit themselves, it’s important for parents to choose the best methods for making brushing a part of their children’s daily routine. 

What’s also important is that they choose the right tools.

In this article, we’ve put together a shortlist of the best toothpaste options available for children. Read on to find out which ones they are. 

Aquafresh for Kids

Aquafresh is quite a popular toothpaste brand that also makes oral care products designed especially for children. They actually have a training toothpaste designed for toddlers under the age of 2. 

You can consider starting to use this toothpaste as soon as your baby’s first teeth erupt. 

For kids above the age of 2, Aquafresh has a Bubblemint toothpaste that provides excellent protection against cavities as it contains fluoride and also offers gentle care that won’t hurt the child’s teeth.

Tom’s of Maine

Tom’s of Maine is a brand that makes natural care products like toothpaste, soaps, and deodorants. Their children’s toothpaste product line includes numerous options. The most popular ones are Children’s Gel Fruitilicious, Silly Strawberry, Outrageous Orange Mango, and Wicked Cool! Fluoride Toothpaste. 

Having so many flavor options can help you encourage your child to maintain the habit of brushing their teeth as they can choose the flavor they love best. Or, it can help you keep things exciting by alternating between several of them.

Colgate for Kids

Colgate is one of the world’s leading oral care product brands. They provide both toothpaste and toothbrushes designed for children, and the range of products is vast. 

Colgate for kids has toothpaste based on your kids’ favorite cartoons, such as SpongeBob, Dora, Transformers, Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles, etc. Also, the flavors are quite pleasant - some of which are strawberry, watermelon, bubblegum, or mint.

Some of the other honorable mentions of children’s toothpaste are Benco Dental PRO-SYS Kids Fluoride Toothgel, Crest Kids SparkleFun Cavity Protection, Hello Kids Fluoride Toothpaste, and OraLine Kids Bubble Gum Flavored Fluoride Toothpaste.


Our dental experts know all about the best products you can use to maintain your children’s dental health. If you would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us at Little Bytes Pediatric Dentistry at (650) 322-9837, schedule an online appointment, or visit us at 853 Middlefield Rd. Suite 2, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

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