Too many young children using too much toothpaste, research from CDC suggests

Too many young children using too much toothpaste, research from CDC suggests

The AP (1/31, Stobbe) reports, “Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older,” researchers from the CDC concluded “based on a survey of parents of more than 5,000 kids ages three to 15.” The study revealed that approximately “40 percent of kids ages three to six used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, even though experts recommend no more than a pea-sized amount, the study found.” The findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.