Toothpaste for children does not protect enough

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Parents should choose toothpaste with a higher concentration of fluoride to protect children from tooth decay, according to a new study. Manchester University researchers found that toothpastes with low concentrations of flour were as low efficiency in protecting against tooth decay without fluoride products as well.

Experts have found that fluoride toothpaste reduced the risk of tooth decay by 24%. Study on 73,000 children and has shown an increased risk of fluorosis in children aged under 12 months which is used fluoridated toothpaste. Currently, special toothpaste for children contain small amounts of fluorine.

Swallowing large amounts of toothpaste can cause fluorosis in children up to 6 years old. For this reason it is recommended to use toothpaste in small quantities.

It became difficult for parents to choose toothpaste, considering that different amounts of fluoride used in toothpastes for children. If we were to compare the risk of caries and their consequences such as pain is greater than risk of fluorosis. For babies who have a higher risk for caries prevention is more important than their risk of fluorosis.

Milk teeth and tooth decay – Milk teeth are more prone to tooth decay because they do not yet have a solid enamel, children consume sweets and many fail to clean their teeth properly. Preventing them is important, therefore dental visit should be made in advance. You will receive important tips for caring your baby teeth.

Milk teeth healthy is important, considering that it depends on the development of jaw and permanent teeth. Although milk teeth will be replaced by permanent ones, this must take place at the right age. If the milk tooth is removed too early, neighboring teeth tend to develop on the site remained open and the permanent tooth appears not be positioned correctly.

Care tips, specialists in general dentistry, offers some tips for keeping your teeth healthy:

* Brushing should be done at least twice daily, morning and evening before bedtime;
* Used toothbrush should have soft bristles and toothpaste do not exceed the size of a pea;
* Consumption of sweets should be limited;
* After your child eat sweets, it is advisable to make a brush;
* Floss is not recommended, because it is difficult to use, and hurt the gums;
* Not be left untreated caries;
* Replace toothbrush every 3-4 months;
* Brushing sessions can begin once the crown was formed and appeared teeth.

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