Why Children Shouldn’t Use Mouthwash

Do you allow your toddlers to use mouthwash? Although mouthwash helps to kill oral bacteria and prevents bad odour, it is not advisable for children. Here is why.

Main takeaways:

– Children under six years should not use mouthwash as they can confuse the solution for a drink and swallow it.

– Fluoride in mouthwash can cause dental fluorosis (white lines on teeth).

– Once your child is over age 6, teach them how to use mouthwash and insist on rinsing.

– Ensure that children use mouthwash when an adult is present.

Consult your dentist to find out the best mouthwash for your child.

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