Baby Toothbrush and Kids Toothbrush from Brush-Baby
At this age little mouths are busy places! Baby teeth usually start to erupt between age 6 months to 1 year, this is called 'teething'. Meanwhile your baby’s adult teeth are also developing high in the jaw, an important thing to remember when using toothpaste.
Even new baby teeth get covered with plaque so cleaning them will remove this sticky film and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Gums also need to be kept clean particuarly during teething. Keeping gums clean can help avoid gum inflamation and pain caused when food and bacteria get caught under tiny gums flaps and infect the gum tissue.
The taste and texture of toothpaste is very important at this age so choose one they like the taste and feel of. Remember, many babies, toddlers and young children cannot tolerate strong flavours, including mint, which is why Brush-Baby toothpastes have non-minty flavours.
Brush-Baby toothpastes contain both fluoride and xylitol, here's why....
FLUORIDE is recommended in all toothpaste in the UK because it strengthens the tooth's enamel protecting the tooth from decay.
However, from 6 months to 3 years of age the adult teeth are developing high in the jawbone. If too much fluoride is swallowed during this age there is the risk of white spots developing on these developing adult teeth - this is called fluorosis.
Here are some tips to use fluoride toothpaste correctly:
Brush-Baby toothpastes also contain XYLITOL, a tooth friendly sugar - yes! Decay-causing bacteria cannot use this sugar as food so they don't produce the acids that rot teeth. They also die away leaving room for more tooth-friendly bacteria. Research has shown that fluoride also works better in the presence of xylitol because it reduces the amount of decay causing acid/bacteria in the mouth.