Is Toothpaste Food?

My daughter doesn’t like to brush her teeth but she likes to eat toothpaste. An interesting scenario. Here’s a typical teeth-brushing session: Parent: Time to your teeth, Caitlyn. Caitlyn: I don’t want to brush my teeth. Parent: We have to get rid of the sugar bugs. Caitlyn: Oh yeah. Okay. Parent: Brush up and down. Get the ones in the back. Caitlyn: I am. Parent: Noooo! Don’t swallow it! Spit