Why this guide?
What you will learn
- What age is recommended to start brushing?
- How can the condition of milk teeth affect the condition of adult teeth?
- How should you take care of your child’s oral health at different ages?
Why their health is so important
If your child loses a milk tooth to caries or injury, there is a good chance that their adult teeth will be displaced. Caries can also spread to the upcoming adult tooth. This will require orthodontic treatment in the future.
small mouths and hands
the right brush
When choosing the proper brush for your child, bear in mind that it should be easy to use and functional at the same time. Special kids' brushes are designed for the specific anatomical needs of smaller mouths and hands. They are safer to use due to the smaller brush heads, and are gentle to gums and enamel thanks to soft and dense filaments. A smaller brush is also more comfortable to hold and navigate in the mouth.
Get the right one
A toothpaste to fall in love with
A proper kids' toothpaste should be gentle yet effective. And on the top of that – a bit fun. There are different levels of fluoride to meet the needs of different age groups, various tasty flavours, and carefully chosen ingredients for healthy development of the milk and first adult teeth.
The recommended amount of fluoride in toothpaste for children:
first teeth up to 2 years
2 to 6 years
Only the good stuff
All Curaprox toothpastes are made with only the good stuff: no SLS, triclosan or microplastics. The Curaprox kids toothpaste is full of beneficial ingredients that provide your children’s teeth with great properties for cleaning, strengthening the enamel, and supporting the natural protecting function of saliva:
... help your child’s saliva protect the enamel.
... has a mild antibacterial effect and brings a hint of natural sweetness into the toothpaste.
... fruity strawberry, juicy watermelon or mild mint – let your kid decide.
Fluoride is a key element in remineralising the enamel and strengthening the teeth. The only situation you would need zero fluoride is if your doctor specifically recommends such a toothpaste based on your child’s individual condition.
It is important, practically from birth, to preserve milk teeth and make sure they are replaced naturally with the corresponding permanent teeth by the age of 7-13. Kids need your help with brushing and supervised tooth cleaning is desirable and important until puberty. It is also very helpful to talk to children regularly and explain to them what exactly could happen if they neglect their oral care routine and to make sure they use proper tools and techniques.