LAVERA DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
The earlier, the better: Once a child's first tooth breaks through, parents should start brushing so that oral hygiene becomes part of a normal daily routine. By teaching children good dental care habits, we help them learn how to keep their teeth healthy as adults.
WARNING: The bacteria that cause tooth decay are communicable! If you have these bacteria in your own mouth, you can transmit them to your child through saliva. You should never lick your child's spoon and then use it to keep feeding your child.
Characteristics of children's teeth (milk teeth)
- Much thinner layer of enamel, making them more susceptible to tooth decay
- Healthy baby teeth are a prerequisite for healthy teeth in future
- They start falling out around age 6–7; adult teeth have usually fully emerged by age 12
Children learn proper dental care best with a step-by-step method: first the chewing surfaces, then the outer surfaces, and then the inner surfaces of the teeth.
Step 1: chewing surfaces. First, brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth with back-and-forth motions. Start on the right-hand side, with the lower teeth first, then the upper teeth. Then do the left side – bottom first, then the top.
Step 2: outer surfaces. Let your child make small circles on the outer surfaces of the teeth with a toothbrush. Start on the right-hand side and work from back to front, then repeat the process on the left-hand side. Then clench the teeth and smile: Brush the front teeth with the same circular motions.
Step 3: inner surfaces. Start with the back teeth when brushing the inner surfaces. The rule of thumb here is: work from 'red to white', in other words, from the gums toward the teeth. Once children are capable of spitting out toothpaste completely, using adult toothpaste should not pose a problem.
Healthy protection for baby teeth with lavera Children's Gel Toothpaste
With basis sensitiv Children's Gel Toothpaste, brushing your teeth is great fun! This fruity gel toothpaste with tasty organic strawberry and organic raspberry flavours makes kids want to brush, and thanks to its natural silicic acid cleansing particles, it reliably removes plaque and food debris. This is particularly important, as bacterial plaque is a major cause of tooth decay. Xylitol prevents the formation of plaque and the production of acids that damage the teeth.
And the best part? Kids who are just learning to brush tend to swallow toothpaste, so lavera Children's Gel Toothpaste contains no surfactants (foaming agents) or fluoride.