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New YorkA: Many young children who use toothpaste more than they need are exposed to an increased risk of dental fluorosis when they're older, warning of a new study. Fluorosis is a condition that affects teeth caused by excessive fluoride exposure during the first eight years of life.
Fluoride is a mineral found in water and soil. More than 70 years ago, scientists found that people with more natural fluoride in drinking water also had fewer cavities. This led to the addition of fluoride to tap water, toothpaste, mouthwash and other products.
However, the study showed that too much fluoride in the teeth can cause dental fluctuations or spotting or dental fluorosis.
In addition, the study found that, although experts suggest a maximum of pea size, about 40% of children between the ages of three and six were using a brush that was full or partially full of toothpaste. "Fluoride is a wonderful benefit, but should be used carefully," Chilean child dentist Mary Hayes was Daily Mail.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included parents older than 5,000 children aged 3 to 15 years.
Although researchers did not determine how many children developed stripes or spotted teeth, using too much toothpaste, they advised children under the age of three to use only toothpaste, which is the size of rice grain, reported by Daily Mail.
Children aged between three and six should keep the size of the pea. Young children can strive for independence in dental cleaning, but the baby's toothpaste is sweet according to the team. "You don't want them to eat it as food. We want the parent to be responsible for the toothbrush and toothpaste," Hayes noted.