Children should use toothpaste containing fluoride. Brushing twice a day (after breakfast and before bedtime) provides greater benefits than brushing once daily. Parents should dispense toothpaste to prevent their young children from swallowing too much.
In case, the child is not receiving enough fluoride, we can administer topical fluoride, which is a preventive agent applied to tooth enamel. It comes in a number of different forms and is normally administered in gel form or foams in trays that are held against the teeth for few minutes. Fluoride varnish is brushed or “painted” on the enamel. Varnish is especially useful for young patients and those with special needs who may not tolerate fluoride trays.