I just read an interesting article about making your own natural toothpaste from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. According to Quickstar at ehow.com, some of the ingredients in commercial toothpaste tend to dry the inside of the mouth of some people, making it more prone to sores or infections.
The recipe is simple and could be a fun project to make together with your toddler. Who knows - they might even be more enthused about brushing if they make their own toothpaste! And, although your child probably won't care, they'll be doing something that is safe and healthy for themselves and the environment! Click here to check it out.