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Are there any dentists out there?

(5 Posts)
ali23 Wed 27-Aug-08 21:27:02

Have I been given the wrong advice? DD is almost 16 months and has 12 teeth. HV told me to brush with regular toothpaste and that is what I have been doing since the first teeth ca me through about 8 months ago. I use only a tiny, tiny scrape of it. However, just been told by some friends this is wrong. The teeth seem fine, but I'm concerned. Should I be?

AvenaLife Wed 27-Aug-08 21:37:44

I've looked at some literature for you and it says that a small scraping of toothpaste is fine but I'll check into this further for you. I hope someone with more knowledge will be along in a minute. smile

fifa Wed 27-Aug-08 21:41:24

No, you are doing the right thing, there are anumber of sites to give you help including BDA/Colgate and British dental haelth foundation.The teeth will be fine , just keep to a scrape as your child will swallow a high % of it and the risk is of mottling in the adult set of teeth.Good diet/use of a cup/beaker are also important. talk to your dentist, we recommend visits from when the teeth come through to build up a good relationship.Good luck.

ali23 Wed 27-Aug-08 22:02:56


fifa Fri 05-Sep-08 20:16:53

Apparently a dentist on line here on 8th sept

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