The 10 Best Toothpastes For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Young children's teeth and gums can't tolerate some of the harsher flavors and ingredients found in adult toothpastes. That's why we rounded up options that are designed with developing, sensitive mouths in mind. They offer a taste and texture intended to not irritate kids, making teaching them about oral hygiene just a little bit easier. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Aquafresh Cavity Protection

2. Burt's Bees Fruit Fusion

3. Weleda Oral Care Gel

Editor's Notes

October 29, 2019:

It's never easy to get kids excited about oral hygiene — even adults find it to be a nuisance — but we believe our selection of children's toothpaste should at least make your little ones shy away a bit less when you grab their toothbrush.

We made sure that no matter their palate, most kiddos should find a flavor they like on this list. There is Tanner's Tasty Paste Vanilla Bling for kids who need to be tricked into believing they're getting a treat, when they're really cleaning their mouths. There is Hello Oral Care Natural Watermelon, Orajel Fruity Stripes Training, and Jason Kids Only Orange, for those who prefer something fruity. As for munchkins who like traditionally minty paste, there is Aquafresh Cavity Protection and Colgate Maximum.

Minimizing mess is always a concern when it comes to kids' products, which is why we like that Colgate Maximum and Aquafresh Cavity Protection have bottles that stand on their own, so they won't drip if children forget to put the cap back on, and they have convenient pump heads.

A top priority, of course, is oral health, which we have covered in many ways. Both Tom's of Maine Anticavity and Weleda Oral Care Gel have silica, which can help prevent decay. Jason Kids Only Orange boasts calcium carbonate, which is quite effective at removing plaque, while Hello Oral Care Natural Watermelon has xylitol, which can hinder the growth of bacteria that cause cavities.

Special Honors

OraLine Fluoride Bubblegum When you're ready to add the fortifying power of fluoride to your little one's oral hygiene routine, this is an excellent choice that can help strengthen teeth and fight cavities. Its bubblegum flavor might even entice children who typically disdain the taste of toothpaste. Safe for kids of all ages, it has the power of sorbitol and hydrated silica to scrub away plaque and polish teeth.

4. Jason Kids Only Orange

5. Tanner's Tasty Paste Vanilla Bling

6. Orajel Fruity Stripes Training

7. Hello Oral Care Natural Watermelon

8. Jack N' Jill Natural Blueberry

9. Colgate Maximum

10. Tom's of Maine Anticavity

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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