Toothpaste Essentials:

  • Only use a pea size amount of toothpaste when brushing
  • Pea size amount is completely safe to swallow if the individual is unable to spit
  • Make sure the toothpaste has Fluoride- a very important mineral that helps prevent cavities

How to pick the right toothpaste:

  • Make sure it has Fluoride
  • Find a flavor and texture that your loved one can tolerate

Crest and Colgate:

  • For those who can tolerate a mint flavor,  any Crest or Colgate toothpaste with fluoride is perfect
  • Highly recommend Crest Pro Health or Colgate Total Plus 
  • They also have kid friendly types with more flavors such as strawberry and bubblegum

Many individuals are very sensitive or have sensory issues and do not tolerate different tastes and flavors.

For these individuals try:

  • Oranurse- it has fluoride but has zero flavor 
  • Listerine Mouthwash- can dip a toothbrush in the rinse and brush with mouthwash
    • There are many flavors if the individual does not like the strong mint flavor 
  • If all else fails, you can do water as long as your town’s water is fluoridated

Many individuals might be picky on which flavors he or she likes and is willing to use.

For those individuals try these companies for fun flavors:

  • Hello Products 
  • Tom’s of Maine with Fluoride Toothpaste 
  • Tanner’s Tasty Paste