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If you’re wondering when to introduce your child to mouthwash, our dentist, Dr. Abbas Nejad , is happy to give you the information and details you need. Our dental team wants your child to have the top-notch health and smile they deserve, so we are happy to give you the tips you need to make that possible.

First, remember that mouthwash is recommended after a certain age. In fact, if your child is younger than 6 years old, it’s best if they do not use mouthwash. This is because the rinse likely has fluoride, and if your child’s little chompers have too much exposure to fluoride, they could suffer a dental issue called fluorosis. Also, mouthwash isn’t safe for children younger than 6 years old because they tend to swallow it. When they swallow it, they could get sick to their stomach.

Now, if your child is old enough for mouthwash, then it’s important to supervise your child as they swish. This is just to make sure they don’t swallow it. To make rinsing a little more fun, turn it into a game or get creative with it! This might help your child like oral hygiene a little more.

To learn more about children’s mouthwash in Laveen, Arizona, please reach out to Abbas Nejad DDS at 602-237-7878 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to helping you!