Mouthwash makes for super-clean teeth, but is it suitable and safe for youngsters?
– Your dentist can recommend when a child should start using mouthwash regularly – typically after age 6.
– It is important to supervise children and explain that their mouthwash is for rinsing, not for drinking.
– Too much fluoride could cause dental fluorosis, i.e., mottled enamel with irreversible white spots on the child’s permanent teeth.
Children under age six might not fully understand how to use mouthwash; they may be at risk if they swallow it.
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