Many people are asking me if I apply tooth paste on his toothbrush. No, I don’t. I think it is still all right not to apply a pea size of tooth paste at this moment because I am not that anal 😛 I’m also fine when he missed it, just rinse his mouth or drink water will do. I don’t drag a drowsy kid to the bathroom just because of that, I don’t insist him to brush teeth after each meal too. Just read somewhere saying it is not right to brush teeth after meal or sugared drink and it is not necessary to apply tooth paste for them unless they love the foam. Let me google a little and share with you…
Brushing right after a meal – from Colgate
Brushing your teeth right after a meal may not be the good habit you think it is.
Research suggests that the exposure to acidic food and drinks during meals softens the enamel of your teeth. Brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks increases the chance of enamel erosion.
Therefore, to help prevent dental erosion, it is recommended you avoid brushing for at least 60 minutes after eating or drinking acidic foods or drinks.
Choose a short brush with two rows of soft bristles on a small head. Store a spare brush. They get lost, dirty, and wear out quickly. Change brushes when the bristles get bent.
Toothpaste isn’t necessary, but if your toddler enjoys the foamy grins, use a dab of mildly flavored toothpaste. Before using a fluoride containing toothpaste, check with your dentist. If your child is already getting fluoride supplements or drinks a lot of fluoridated water, don’t use fluoridated toothpaste. If your dentist recommends fluoride toothpaste, only use a pea-sized dab. Children swallow toothpaste and too much fluoride can damage the teeth by causing fluorosis.