As adults, we all know that looking after our kids teeth is important and that we need to help protect their teeth from decay, but did you know that acid wear caused by acids found in fruits, juices and soft drinks is also a real threat to our children’s teeth and a growing concern to dentists?
The enamel that protects our teeth and our kids teeth is precious and once it is eroded that is it. It can not be replaced. According to a recent survey 38% of 12 year olds and 44% of 15 year olds are showing signs of dental erosion. Acid wear or erosion is caused by the acid found in foods and drinks such as apple juice, smoothies, raisins and even tomato ketchup.
Acid wear or erosion is caused by the acid found in foods and drinks such as apple juice, smoothies, raisins and even tomato ketchup and with children’s enamel 50% thinner than adults it is really important to protect and retain this enamel as much as we can, oh and this is important for both milk teeth and adult teeth, which are usual through by the time your child is around thirteen.
Join the #Pronamel4Children Twitter Party to Win Prizes
I am getting together with @Tots100 and Pronamel® for Children toothpaste to help you learn all about acid wear and how to protect your children’s teeth.
How to Take Part:
- Join us on Twitter from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday 9 February 2016
- Make sure you’re following @tots100 and @mum_themadhouse
- Tweet us using the hashtag #pronamel4children with your tips, comments and questions (Dentist Professor David Bartlett will be on hand to answer any technical questions you may have, in addition to Pronamel® for Children).
- The best Tweet overall will win a new iPad Air and five runners-up will also win a £25 high street shopping voucher (terms and conditions apply)
For more information on the Pronamel range and managing your oral health visit www.pronamel.co.uk
I am really looking forward to finding out your tips for getting your children to brush their teeth.