What Is The Correct Amount of Paste On Your Toothbrush?
You may have seen the dentist that went viral for posting a video explaining how much toothpaste we actually need. The world was taken by surprise when Dr. Gao Jye Teh recommended a tiny amount of toothpaste! Well, Dentacōr and Dr. Dax is here to share some insight.
We may not think of toothpaste as medication. However, much like medication, we don’t want to use more than the recommended dose. The recommended amount takes into consideration how to prevent swallowing toothpaste. As long as you aren’t swallowing the toothpaste, the amount is up to the individual.
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However, what about children, or anyone who may not be able to control their ability to swallow?
For this demographic, the following amount of toothpaste is recommended:
- 1-3 years old: a “smear” or visualize the size of one grain of rice
- 3-12 years old: Pea sized amount
- 12 and above: Free to choose…the pea size is sufficient, however, you are well within your abilities to determine what is too much to keep from swallowing the tooth paste.
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