“ Brand: Boots / Type: Toothpaste „
Late last year I was in the airport ready to jet off to Lanzarote with my family when I realised that I had forgotten to pack some toothpaste for my toddler. I had remembered to pack her brush so I just needed some toothpaste, not knowing if I'd be able to get it in Lanzarote (or at least, be able to understand the packaging!) I popped into Boots and paid £1.09 for a tube of their own brand Boots Smile Kids Toothpaste. It's a nice little tube with a smiling dolphin on the front and it's in spearmint flavour. It has a smaller nozzle so it's easy to squeeze out the toothpaste onto a smaller brush, and it's a plain white colour. It doesn't smell as minty as adult toothpaste and having tried a little, I can confirm it's a very light mint taste which children may prefer over an overpowering mint (my daughter sometimes eats it and asks for more, mind you, though she is getting better with scrubbing her pegs!) The toothpaste therefore is easy to use, my daughter enjoys the taste and it's cheaper than the branded versions. Since I have come back from holiday I have obviously bought her new toothbrushes and paste and I've decided to stick with the Boots Smile Kids Toothpaste. It's a perfectly good toothpaste suitable for 2-6 year olds and it's available in all branches of Boots including the smaller ones and airports and online (a P&P charge applies but you can collect online orders free of charge in any Boots store or pharmacy). Overall I highly recommend Boots Smile Kids Toothpaste, it's important to ensure your kids have good dental hygiene and this is a great toothpaste for toddlers which is easy to use.
I have found that mosts childrens toothpastes seem to be aged 0-3 and 3-6 and as I have children aged 2 and 5 I decided to give this a try as it is for ages 2-6 which includes both my girls. I bought the toothpaste from Boots when I was in picking up a prescription and it cost me £1 for a tube of 50mls of product which is about average price for this quantity and on par with the likes of Asda and Tescos own brands. The toothpaste comes in a mainly white tube with a flip top lid which makes it easy for young children to open and close it therefore encouraging them to be independant although my girls know they are not allowed to touch it unless I am in the bathroom with them. On the front of the tube there is a cartoon picture of a little dolphin which of course helps to make the toothpaste appear fun and friendly. The tube is well designed as it stands on it's lid so when you are running low on toothpaste it doesn;t have to take ages squeezing the last bits out as it is already at the opening, the plastic flip top also means it is easy to wipe clean and remove any excess paste. The toothpaste is mint which I do now insist on with the girls as we have had many flavoured ones before as Sophie doesn't like the mint taste but I generally feel the fruity ones don't leave the breath smelling fresh. The toothpaste is pale green in colour and easy to dispense from the tube and Sophie has accepted the taste easily which I was very surprised with. Sophie my eldest allows me to brush her teeth for her even though at 5 she is capable of doing them herself as then I know they are done properly however Emily is a nightmare and will only have her teeth brushed if she can do them herself. Both girls have lovely clean teeth and haven't got any pains from their mouths so I am happy that it is a decent toothpaste and best of all it means I only have 1 tube of childrens toothpaste in the bathroom as it is suitable for both and they both are happy with it.
I won't bore you with the fact my daughter now also has an electric toothbrush but a barbie one lol instead I will review the toothpaste. This is Boots own make Smile range toothpaste and I've been buying it on and off since my son was a tot and needed to do his teeth, I only say on and off as if I needed toothpaste and I was in Tesco etc I'd buy one there so I am not totally loyal to this particular one however it is one of a few I'd buy over others. This toothpaste is just £1.00 for 50ml and comes in 0-2 years, 2-6 years and 6 years plus. I'm personally not sure of the age reasons on them but at a guess only I'd say it is to do with the mildness of the flavours and possibly ingredients. I know several people who have great trouble finding toothpaste that their kids will use and end up buying loads trying to find one they like, luckily I've not had that problem and even though this one is spearmint it is used fine with no face pulling. This toothpaste is 2-6 years which my daughter has started to use and my son just stopping using it. It comes in a stand up tube with a flip top lid on the bottom which opens easily. On first use you will need to unscrew the cap and remove a small piece of silver foil seal to allow the toothpaste to be able to squeezed out. The tube has a bright coloured scene on it of the ocean with three dolphins on it in weird red pink and green colours. This toothpaste contains lower fluoride and is sugar free, I would never have thought any toothpaste had sugar in it as that would be pointless brushing your teeth with sugar. It says to protect young milk teeth from decay. Well recently I've had my daughter at a dentist when I eventually had to go through a NHS line to find one to see her as she is under 3 years old. Anyway she has decay on all four back teeth and no idea why as she has always brushed her teeth since she could hold a brush and I do the back areas which are harder for her to reach. I again am actually taking her back to another dentist tomorrow as no matter how long or hard I help her brush them the problem looks to be getting worse and left me feeling like a bad mum. Anyway we only use a pea size amount of this toothpaste at a time and it is a spearmint colour, light blue with hint of green. Would recommend this as the price is good, the flavour good and lasts for approx 2-3 months.
My daughter has had quite a rocky road in regards to brushing her teeth. Up until recently it was a huge battle to get her teeth clean but now it's hard to stop her doing it! Her toothpaste of choice at the moment is this Boots smiles children's toothpaste for ages 2-6 years. The toothpaste costs £1 for a 50ml tube. The tube is quite typical of children's toothpastes being in an upside down tube that sits on top of the lid. The front of the tube features a cartoon like picture of a dolphin in bright colours, there is no dominant pink or blue colours so if you are one of those parents that worry kids might not use it down to being one or the other you don't have to worry. The lid has a flip top that is easy to open without much force. I love the tube being stood up with the lid on the bottom as it makes it easy to get the toothpaste out once you are near to running out. The toothpaste itself is easy to squeeze from the tube. When first dispensed, the toothpaste has a pale green colour to it and has the normal, quite thick consistency to it. My daughter has only had flavoured toothpaste in the past as that's the only way I could get her to have her teeth brushed, I was pleasantly surprised when she didn't object to using this toothpaste as it has a spearmint flavour. I've tried it myself and it isn't very minty at all, more of a subtle mint flavour so a perfect way to introduce the minty flavoured toothpastes to fussy children. I brush my daughter's teeth every morning and she brushes them in the evening. Her teeth are left looking clean and her breath smelling fresh. The packaging states that the toothpaste is sugar free and contains a lower fluoride level. I'm not really sure what the ideal for children should be, but this being stated on the packaging is reassuring that it is doing my daughters teeth well. I'd definitely recommend this Boots smiles toothpaste for children between the ages of 2 to 6. It is cheap and it has made my daughter use a mint based toothpaste for the first time. It is effective at cleaning my daughters teeth and she quite likes the taste. Boots also sell smiles kids toothpaste in 0-2 years and 6 years+.
When my daughter was about 2-3 months old I went to a mother and baby course for 6 weeks and one of the weeks a dentist came to visit and gave us a talk about oral care. Now I had some misleading information as he said we should use adult toothpaste on our children as kiddy toothpaste doesn't have enough fluoride. Now carrying this information with me in my head I have been using adult toothpaste with my little one but only the size of a pea. However, a few months ago I took my 3 year old to the dentist and she gave me the complete opposite information! So being completely worried and wanting to do the best for my daughter as soon as we left the appointment I ran to boots and bought the first milk teeth friendly toothpaste for her age range I could find. It comes in a little white tube of 50ml and has a cute decoration of a green trim a purple dolphin and the description that it is spearmint. I had wanted something a bit more girly looking but the purple dolphin was the best I could get! It was really cheap as it only cost £1 so I happily used my 100 boots advantage points to pay for it. It is a top down tube so you can stand the tube up and it has a flip top cap to get the toothpaste out. The toothpaste itself is quite a transparent greeny colour and is reasonably thick and although spearmint it has a pleasant flavour to encourage the children to brush. I agree with this as I had previously bought her a hello kitty "strawberry" flavoured children toothpaste which she hated and told me she never wanted to brush her teeth with it! With this Boots toothpaste it is advised to brush children's teeth twice a day and now my daughter looks forward to doing so as we sing songs and she happily lets me brush her teeth for the whole 2 minutes morning and night with this toothpaste. The toothpaste will help to strengthen tooth enamel which is great as I am always worried my daughter will have weak teeth. This has a brilliant low level of 0.76% Sodium monofluorophosphate which is a low level so will not cause harm if my daughter accidentally swallows some although I am encouraging her to spit when brushing and she is doing this well. Overall I really this toothpaste and would definitely recommend it. It's an ideal cheap, and friendly toothpaste and works well, and best of all my daughter loves it! So get's 5 out of 5 from us :)
Now that my little girl is over two years of age we have moved her on to the next stage of toothpaste. She was using the Boots Smile toothpaste for ages 0-2 which was perfect when she was that age as it catered specifically for milk teeth and also cared for the soft gums where the teeth hadn't come through yet but once she reached two she pretty much had a full set of teeth so we needed something a bit more specific for those needs. That's why we moved up to this toothpaste which is for kids ages two to six. To be honest, this toothpaste is pretty much the same as the toothpaste we were using for her when she first had teeth but we like the way it has cared for her so far and so wanted to stick to what she knew. The tube of toothpaste is just the same as the other one although the picture on the front is a different colour than the toothpaste for 0-2. This is actually very handy because when I am in Boots I just quickly pick up the tube as I now associate the colour with what I want and don't actually look at the label so I like that it is a different colour as it means I pick up the correct toothpaste. The picture on the front is an aquarium scene with water and different types of fish swimming around. It's a fun and colourful picture with little cartoon looking fish and quite appealing I think if you are a young child so already the tube is encouraging kids to take notice and be interested in brushing their teeth. I like this tube of toothpaste as it is quite small and my little girl likes the fact that it is just for her and doesn't look like a big tube of adult toothpaste, it is hers and hers alone. The tube just has 50g of toothpaste which when you only use a pea size amount lasts quite a long time and at just £1 for the tube I think it is very good value. The toothpaste comes in a little tube with a flip top cap lid which you can stand the tube on. The toothpaste will help to strengthen tooth enamel which is great as their teeth are just growing and will now last for quite a few years so you need something to make them very strong in the beginning. The toothpaste is also sugar free which is good as my daughter does like to suck this toothpaste and eat a little bit of it when she is trying to brush her teeth but I think this is a kid thing anyway. Thankfully the toothpaste has a lower fluoride level than adult toothpastes which is great because then she is not ingesting very much fluoride which is bad for you over time if ingested. This has been a really good toothpaste for my little girl to graduate up to and has really encouraged her to take care of her teeth. It is available at Boots.