Many opt for expensive children’s brands assuming they contain less fluoride and are therefore safer
Parents can pay more than twice as much for kids’ toothpastes that do the same job as adults’.
Many opt for expensive children’s brands assuming they contain less fluoride and are therefore safer.
But the Sunday People found nearly all kids’ pastes have as much fluoride as adult brands – yet always cost more.
Tesco Steps Mild Mint for three to five years costs £1 for a 75ml tube containing 1,450 fluoride parts per million. But adult version Fresh Mint – containing exactly the same amount of the active ingredient – costs 50p for 100ml.
Other brands failed to contain recommended levels of fluoride, which is crucial for healthy teeth.