Frequently Asked Questions

Orajel Baby & Kids FAQs

What is the difference between Orajel products marked Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3?

We have created a stage system to help you better understand what products are right for your child at every age. Stage 1 is for ages 0+ and focuses on teething and tooth & gum care before and as those baby teeth emerge. Stage 2 is for ages 0–3 and offers fluoride-free products to help your child learn how to brush in a safe and effective manner. Stage 3 is for ages 2–10 when children are ready for independent brushing with fluoride toothpaste.

Orajel Baby

All Orajel Baby products are free of dairy and gluten.

All Orajel Baby products are free of artificial colors and dyes.

All Orajel Baby products are drug free and benzocaine free.

All Orajel Baby products are sugar free.

Orajel Baby products are not certified organic, but we use only the finest quality raw materials and ingredients in our products to make sure they are safe and effective.

Orajel Baby products are not certified vegan, but none of our ingredients are animal sourced.

Ingredients are detailed on each product’s outer package and on our brand website product pages.

We recommend sanitizing the finger brush in boiling water before use. It is top-rack dishwasher safe and can be handwashed as well.

Orajel Kids

All Orajel Kids products are free of dairy and gluten.

All Orajel Kids products are free of artificial colors, dyes, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives.

All Orajel Kids products are sugar free. We use the natural sweetener stevia (stevia rebaudiana leaf extract).

Orajel Kids products are not certified organic, but we use only the finest quality raw materials and ingredients in our products to make sure they are safe and effective.

Orajel Kids non-fluoride toothpastes are made with 100% naturally sourced ingredients. Our fluoride toothpastes are over 99% naturally sourced.

Orajel Kids products are not certified vegan, but none of our ingredients are animal sourced.

Ingredients are detailed on each product’s outer package and on our brand website product pages.

Children can begin using a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste as early as age 2 if they are supervised by an adult to avoid swallowing. If your child is not ready to spit yet, Orajel offers fluoride-free training toothpastes that are safe if swallowed, when used as directed. Please speak to your pediatrician or health-care provider.

We recommend sanitizing your new toothbrush by pouring boiling water over the brush. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3 months.

For Your Information

Please see Where to Buy page or “Where to Buy” on each product page for specific retailers.

Yes. All Orajel products are stamped with an expiration date for optimal usage.

The 10-digit string of numbers and letters is our lot code. That is our way to track when and where a product is manufactured in the rare case of a recall or product issue.