The habits of the parents are copied by the children. And therefore it is vital that the elderly carry out good habits . This time, we refer to those that have to do with the care of the oral health.
we Finished brushing our teeth and rinsing! A large part of the society still unknown do not rinse the mouth after brushing . It is a mistake. "You have to spit out the excess toothpaste and not rinse with water", recalls the 'guide to dental Interventions to prevent caries in children", prepared by the National Health Service of Scotland. And it is shown that rinsing after brushing your teeth " reduces the preventive effect of tooth decay that has toothpaste with fluoride ". Therefore, children should be limited to spitting out the excess toothpaste.
Precisely, toothpaste is another of the pillars to adopt a good oral hygiene. It is essential that parents make sure that children use toothpaste suitable, influences the effectiveness with which prevents dental caries .How to choose a tooth paste child
The best option is to use a fluoride toothpaste . The scientific evidence has already shown that he need not fear the fact that children swallow the toothpaste. Up until recently, related to an excessive intake of fluoride with an excess of fluorosis (defect in the formation of the enamel).
Only the toothpastes with concentrations of 1000 parts per million (ppm) fluoride or more, have proven to be effective in the reduction of tooth decay. Therefore, it is essential to see what is the amount of fluoride that has the toothpaste at the time of purchase:
- 1000 ppm of ion fluoride: from the baby to break the teeth up to 3 years.
- 1000, and 1450 ppm of ion fluoride: from 3 years.
- More than 1450 ppm of ion fluoride: starting at 6 years of age. The Spanish Society of pediatric dentistry explains that the concentration may be increased up to 5000 ppm depending on the caries risk of the child.
The dental caries is currently the most common chronic disease in childhood, with a high prevalence in preschool Spanish, caused in part by the consumption of sugars.
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