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6 year old hating toothpaste

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Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:05:39

A few months ago we changed to adult toothpaste and everyone he tries he hates. Spits it out. Cries. Drinks loads of water. Even bought a 6 to 8 year old one today and he hated that. Never had a problem with my daughter when she changed toothpaste she just accepted it! I even tried mixing his 4 to 6 year old toothpaste with adult toothpaste and that didn't work. Run out of ideas.

BubbleAnimal Sat 23-Sep-17 21:07:44

I have a child that hates toothpaste - only one we have found he will tolerate is the vertical pump in basic Colgate. Something about the basic white stuff is palatable for him.

DS2 uses the Colgate kids maximum cavity protection and likes that

I use a whole different one. My bathroom is a nightmare!

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:08:37

Basics Colgate? Don't suppose you could post a photo! The toothpaste aisle is very overwhelming!!

YouWereRight Sat 23-Sep-17 21:09:57

Ds2 loathes mint. At the moment he's still using the kids fruit flavoured type, he likes one of Kush's toothy tabs too, but they're a bit pricey.

YouWereRight Sat 23-Sep-17 21:10:33

Lush's toothy tabs, sorry, auto correct.

Ollivander84 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:10:50

Use a kids one with adult fluoride levels. I can't use mint, it burns my mouth
Tesco strawberry ice cream one and Colgate minions, Morrisons own brand fruit burst are all ok

KatherinaMinola Sat 23-Sep-17 21:11:12

What's the problem? Just keep buying his usual toothpaste until his tastes change.

Sainsbury's Basics toothpaste is very mild.

Quartz2208 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:11:49

Mine cant stand mint either (in anything) so I use a kids fruit flavoured. Checked the fluoride content and it was very similar to adult

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:12:59

Dentist said he needed to be using adult one now. Mind you he hasn't a single tooth yet.

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:13:44

Hasn't lost a single tooth.

What are adult fluoride levels?

KatherinaMinola Sat 23-Sep-17 21:15:01

Really? Because the 4-6 toothpaste we use has exactly the same fluoride content as the adult ones. And really, as long as it cleans and fluoridates your teeth, you don't need anything else.

KatherinaMinola Sat 23-Sep-17 21:15:30

1450 is adult fluoride level.

Hunkle Sat 23-Sep-17 21:17:05

DD cries if she tries mint, it burns she says. So still on Strawberry!

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sat 23-Sep-17 21:18:53

I’m having chemo and find the taste of toothpaste really off putting. I’ve recently switched to using Milk Teeth blush it has quite similar fluoride levels to the Sensodyne adult one I was using before so I just make sure I use a bigger blob than is recommended for toddlers!

As a child I was quite fussy about toothpaste. I preferred the more gel-like ones as the traditional white ones felt powdery.

PeaceAndLove1 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:21:19

Like Hunkle said it may be the burning feeling. I get that with regular toothpastes, I get a fennel one from Holland and Barrett, it's nice and mild.

Ollivander84 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:21:25

Yeah 1450 is adult, I checked all the ones I got with my dentist and they're all fine. Sainsbury's own brand children's one is another
Mint makes me lean over the sink with eyes running and flushing my mouth with water confused but children's flavoured is ok

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Sat 23-Sep-17 21:22:20

Milk teeth is fine, my 10yo hates strong flavours and we still use the red one for him (1450ppm fluoride)

It's all marketing bollocks, anything over 1400 is fine.

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:23:35

Sorry I know what adult fluoride levels are just meant what number are they?

Ollivander84 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:24:11

As in age label? Usually 6+ on the tube but it should list the fluoride level on the back

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:25:17

Thats great thank you so much. Been struggling with this for ages! Bless him. I've been so worried cos he's not been cleaning his teeth properly cos hates the taste so much.

dementedpixie Sat 23-Sep-17 21:25:30

A lot of kids ones are adult strength (1450ppm). Ds uses crest mild mint that I get from home bargains

Whatshouldmyusernamebe Sat 23-Sep-17 21:25:59

Yeh sorry question has been answered. 1450.

dementedpixie Sat 23-Sep-17 21:26:19

What one did he tolerate before?

SunSeptember Sat 23-Sep-17 21:26:34

Euthenoyl sp!!

Ollivander84 Sat 23-Sep-17 21:27:21

My dentist takes the mick out of me for it grin but he said as long as it had the right level, it was fine. Tesco strawberry ice cream is more of a paste, the Sainsbury's own and Colgate minions are more gel. Apparently the minions one is some form of bubblemint flavour confused but it doesn't burn!

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