30 Mar Choose your Toothpaste
The range of toothpastes available in pharmacy and supermarket is very extensive. Here are some tips to get you there.
What are the active ingredients of toothpastes?
Toothpastes may contain various active ingredients (antiseptics, anti-inflammatory, fluoride, calcium, etc.) which give them different properties.
Currently, fluoride is the most effective substance to fight dental plaque and to strengthen the resistance of teeth to caries. In the absence of specific recommendations, you should use fluoride-containing toothpaste.
Whitening toothpastes contain abrasive components that can alter the condition of the enamel surface if used too intensively. They can be a source of dentinal sensitivities.
At each age its fluoridated toothpaste:
As long as they do not know how to spit correctly, children should use fluoride-free toothpaste.
From the first teeth of the child and up to 2 years, brushing is performed once a day by his parents with water.
- From 2 years, children can use fluoride toothpaste between 250 ppm and 600 ppm (ie 25 to 60 mg fluoride per 100 g toothpaste), when they know how to spit.
- From 3 years’ fluoride toothpaste between 500 ppm and 1000 ppm, when the child knows how to spit.
- Finally, after 6 years, a fluoridated toothpaste between 1000 and 1500 ppm.
More fluoride dentifrices should only be used on specific recommendations.
- In case of doubt about the dose of fluoride to use for your child, do not hesitate to ask your dentist for advice.
- If you have teeth that are very sensitive to heat and cold or gingivitis problems, we can