Toothpastes: Fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for all kids. For any child not able to spit after brushing only a rice-sized amount should be used. We don’t have a specific toothpaste that we love for kids but we do recommend starting them on fluoride early on.
Books are a great way to get kids interested in their teeth. There are a ton of good ones out there. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss is a personal favorite! Please, please, please do not show your child a Youtube video of the dentist. This is hard for them to process and totally freaks them out. Keeping the information minimal but positive is the best way to preface your child’s first visit to the dentist!
Sonicare: Sonicare has done a great job of making toothbrushing fun for toddlers and older kids. The toothbrushes are gentle and more effective than manual brushing. There is even an app that comes with the toothbrush! You can start kids with an electric toothbrush around age two as long as use is supervised.