Facts about toothpaste and oral rinses
How much toothpaste should I use?
- A pea-sized dab of paste on the top half of your brush is all you need to clean your teeth
- Children should use a very small, baby pea-sized dab on their brush. Make sure it is never swallowed
Oral rinses, or mouth rinses, are liquids that you swirl in your mouth — no swallowing! — to combat various oral health problems.
They range from simple mouthwashes, that fight bad breath; to ones that contain fluoride; to other, more specialized ones that fight conditions such as plaque and gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease.
Oral rinses are most definitely not a substitute for flossing and brushing your teeth. Oral rinses are also generally not recommended for children, especially those who live in an area of fluoridated water.
Call us to book a consultation if you have questions about what types of oral care products would be appropriate for you and your family.