The Importance of Buying Child Friendly Oral Health Products
Quite a big percentage of the dental health products intended for kids do contain harmful additives, as a parent, you are responsible for your child’s good health.
As a parent, you are responsible for your child’s good education in all fields, but also in the oral health field. You should be extremely careful when buying the dental health products such as toothpaste or mouthwash for your child, and make sure to pay attention to the main ingredients listed on the label.
Quite a big percentage of the dental health products intended for kids do contain harmful dyes, for example, in order to make the product more appealing for the little one to use it.
Several oral care products do contain alcohol (especially mouth rinses). The alcohol, when used in a dental care product, will actually dry the mouth even more. Thus, if the mouth is deprived of enough saliva production, bad breath can occur.
Saliva plays an extremely important role in oral health: it actually helps flushing away from the mouth all the harmful bad breath bacteria. Therefore, you shouldn’t buy kids mouthwashes that contain alcohol for this reason, but also for another reason: small children cannot rinse their mouths properly, and small amounts of the alcohol mouthwash could be swallowed.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate- when you see on the label this ingredient, you should know that it doesn’t have any benefic effect upon oral health. The main role of the SLS is to create that wonderful “foam”, and this chemical compound is also the one used in the shampoos available on the store shelves.
Scientists warn that a high SLS content in kids’ toothpaste can actually raise the risk for canker sores and the dry mouth syndrome. The simpler, the fewer and the more organic the ingredients in your child’s toothpaste…the more efficient and healthy it is!
This is basically a taste additive, the one that makes the toothpaste taste “sweet”. Now if you don’t get your child used with the sweet taste in the mouth, he/she will get used to whatever you are offering. Saccharin has zero benefic effects on oral health, so you should pick out a toothpaste that does contain this ingredient.
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