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babybythesea Fri 19-Jun-20 17:22:34

DD2 (age 7) does not like mint, and won’t use mint toothpaste. We use a strawberry one, all fine. But the dentist has said that it needs to be at least 1400ppm fluoride. Ours isn’t, it’s 1000ppm. I am struggling to find a toothpaste that isn’t mint but has the right fluoride level.
Any recommendations?

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dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 17:25:42

Oranurse is unflavoured and still has good fluoride levels

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 17:30:00

Boots has a kids colgate one showing online that is strawberry flavoured

babybythesea Fri 19-Jun-20 17:54:06

Will look at oranurse, thank you.
I might need to go to Boots and look at the packet. I saw the Colgate one online but couldn’t find a fluoride content. Thank you for answering.

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dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 19:02:30

It said 1450ppm on the info I saw

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 19:04:37

Ingredients from Boots website for the strawberry age 3-5 Colgate:


Sorbitol, Aqua, Hydrated Silica, Xylitol, PEG-12, Cellulose Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Fluoride, Aroma, Contains: Sodium Fluoride (1450 ppm F¯)

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 19:07:47

It also shows in several supermarkets online

user1481837070 Fri 19-Jun-20 19:10:42

These are both 1450 ppm F - my children don’t like mint either (the left one is Sainsburys own make). I asked our dentist about the ages on toothpaste as they have the same fluoride and she said the ages don’t matter, just make sure they don’t swallow the toothpaste but spit it out.

GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 19-Jun-20 19:13:28

Tesco’s own brand strawberry kids toothpaste is 1450

haba Fri 19-Jun-20 19:24:29

DS is exactly the same. We use that Sainsbury's toothpaste user posted the picture of. The fluoride is 1450ppm.

It stinks! grin

haba Fri 19-Jun-20 19:25:42

I am after adult non-mint toothpaste (for DS) so would welcome suggestions on that if anyone knowledgeable is reading.

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 19:27:56

All the ones shown have adult levels of fluoride

haba Fri 19-Jun-20 19:31:00

Thanks demented- I have no idea how much fluoride is correct for adults blush
I guess he'll go off to university with baby toothpaste then grin

oralengineer Fri 19-Jun-20 20:00:00

Children’s toothpaste( 6+) and adult toothpaste have the same amount of fluoride. So adults can use children’s toothpaste.
Remember not to swill after brushing though otherwise only the plug hole gets the benefit.

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 20:02:01

@haba oranurse is unflavoured and looks more adult

babybythesea Fri 19-Jun-20 21:29:57

That is brilliant. Thank you people. I seemed to just keep finding ones with much lower levels of fluoride.

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Scottishgirl85 Fri 19-Jun-20 21:47:31

I have the exact same issue at 34 and have always used Signal toothpaste. You tend to find it in Savers type shops. I have no idea what I'll do if they ever stop making it!

haba Fri 19-Jun-20 22:08:26

Thank you demented (again!) thanks

nettytree Fri 19-Jun-20 22:15:31

Aqua fresh do a watermelon flavour. I buy it in asda for my daughter. £2 a tube.

Heatherjayne1972 Fri 19-Jun-20 22:20:09

A fluoride non alcoholic mouthwash a good 30-60 min later possibly?

Heatherjayne1972 Fri 19-Jun-20 22:21:46

Children’s toothpaste until age 7 is 1100 ppm
Adults toothpaste is 1450ppm
You can get stronger on prescription

Skintalways Fri 19-Jun-20 22:25:40

I get oranurse on Amazon.

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 22:26:18

Most kids toothpaste after age 1 or 2 is 1450ppm

dementedpixie Fri 19-Jun-20 22:27:21

the toothpastes mentioned above from age 3 are all 1450ppm

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