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We encourage you to pay attention to the type of toothpaste you give small children; fluoride levels vary from product to product. 

For children under age 2, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry endorses a tiny smear of fluoridated toothpaste. A pea-sized amount is recommended for children under six years of age, but read the fine print on the tube for recommendations. You should also keep it out of reach; kids are sometimes tempted to eat toothpaste. 

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Fluoride is helpful in preventing dental caries, but too much can cause defects in the enamel or more serious conditions. Please call our office at (916) 926-0001 if you have questions or are unsure about your child's toothpaste.

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