NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new study finds many children are using too much toothpaste to brush their teeth.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 40 percent of kids 3-6 use a brush that was full or half full of toothpaste. That increases the risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older.READ MORE: See It: Fireworks Celebrate Essential Workers, As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
Experts recommend no more than a pea-sized amount.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID-19 Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate; Cuomo: 'A Momentous Day'
Children under 3 are supposed to use even less: Just a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice will do.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions Lifted: Yankee Stadium Returns To Full Capacity Friday
For more information and to read the report from the CDC, click here.