Is It Safe For Children To Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash benefits our oral hygiene and twice-daily cleaning – but can very young children use it safely?

Key takeaways:

  • Dentists do not recommend mouthwash for children under the age of six.
  • Always check with your child’s dentist before introducing it into the tooth cleaning routine.
  • Excessive fluoride (an ingredient in most products) can lead to mottled enamel or dental fluorosis, which produces permanent white spots on the teeth.

Children younger than six might swallow mouthwash if they do not understand the importance of using it correctly.

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