Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance. It is used in toothpaste and table salt as a preventive measure against tooth decay (caries or cavities). If children get too much fluoride, it can affect the development of the tooth enamel, causing white patches on the teeth. This is toothpastes made for children have less fluoride than toothpastes for adults.

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