Using Fluoride Toothpaste
To get the most out of your toothpaste, you'll want to use it as directed by a dental professional. Typically, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a staple of your routine. The amount you can use, however, depends on the age of the person brushing. No more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is typically recommended for kids between the ages of three and six, whereas a dab the size of a grain of rice will work for kids under three.
For added protection, particularly if your dentist or dental hygenist recommends it, you and any children over six years old can also swish with a mouthwash that contains fluoride after brushing.
Remember that brushing your teeth is just the first step to getting a healthy mouth. Minimizing the number of cavity-causing foods you eat (such as candy) and seeing your dentist and dental hygienist for regular professional dental hygiene appointments will both go a long way to making your teeth healthy and strong.