The best toothpaste is one that is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).
These toothpastes have undergone extensive testing to insure they are safe to use.
Look for the ADA seal on boxes or tubes as you shop for one for your child. However, be aware that many toothpastes and/or tooth polishes can damage young smiles. They contain harsh abrasives which can wear away young tooth enamel.
There are many flavors, tastes and feels of toothpaste. Consider experimenting until you find one your child likes as it could easily translate into better oral hygiene because your child will want to brush.
As a reminder, toothpastes contain fluoride and children should spit out the toothpaste after brushing. Read “What is Fluoride?” for more information.