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Kindermundhygiene ZahnbürsteWhy is children's oral hygiene so important?

  • Around the 4th - 6th month, the first little teeth become visible in the mouth. It is recommended to clean these little teeth 1 - 2 times a day carefully with special finger sticks or baby toothbrushes from plaque. This will help your child get used to the daily ritual.
  • As more teeth become visible in the mouth next to each other, it becomes more important to brush your child's teeth twice a day for two minutes. This is to reach plaque that sticks BETWEEN the teeth. A toothbrush with a small head is recommended for this purpose . A pea-sized blob of a fluoride toothpaste that is as age-appropriate as possible is quite sufficient.
  • Around the age of 2 you should take the child to the dentist. The first visit to the dentist should definitely take place BEFORE the first dental TREATMENT, so that the child builds up trust in the dentist beforehand. A professional child oral hygiene is then later the first entry to make the child familiar with the work in the mouth.

The age-appropriate fluoride recommendation 2- 6 years: ( Indication in fluoride content ppm in the toothpaste, application frequency and quantity size):

500 ppm, 2x daily, rice grain sized amount of toothpaste*

Oral hygiene toddler (2-6 years)

  • Children aged two years or older should definitely use fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay as the teeth erupt into the mouth. Fluoride forms a strong barrier against the acids of the bacteria, and massively protects the little teeth.
  • Do not let your child brush their teeth all by themselves.
  • Rule of thumb: Only when the children have mastered cursive writing are they able to use the toothbrush correctly.
  • Supervise your child while brushing until he/she has acquired a good brushing technique, or always brush again.  Two minutes brushing teeth would be ideal. Occasional use of Dental floss (there are also simple holders) between the molars or closely positioned front teeth prevents food debris from getting caught between the teeth.

Tips to make brushing teeth easier for children:

  • Use a toothbrush that appeals to their children. This brush should have a narrow brush head. An electric toothbrush is always recommended. However, the handling of the manual toothbrush must already sit: Circular brushing movements, each side of the tooth.
  • Brush your teeth together with your child to be a good role model. This helps your child learn through observation and imitation.
  • Sing your child's favorite song, tell them a nursery rhyme or make up funny sayings. This will make the 2 minutes more entertaining.
  • Parents should teach children about the impact of diet, eating and drinking habits on oral and general health. Parents can encourage healthy habits by limiting sugary drinks and saying goodbye to bottles and/or sippy cups. Instead, offer healthier foods and snacks.

The age-appropriate fluoride recommendation 2- 6 years: ( Indication in fluoride content ppm in the toothpaste, application frequency and quantity size):

1000 ppm, 2x daily, pea-sized amount of toothpaste *

Oral care age group 6 year and older

Children's oral hygiene
  • In children at the age of about 6 years, the first permanent teeth become visible in the mouth. Notice: Around 6. year of life comes the 6 Annual molarThis is the last permanent tooth in the mouth. This must be preserved permanently. Slowly, children can be given the responsibility of brushing their teeth. However, it must always be followed up and the brushing process should be supervised.

Children's oral hygiene from 10 years of age

From the age of 10, oral hygiene for children is covered by health insurance once a year. If the child wears a fixed brace until the age of 18, a cleaning can even be performed 2 times a year. With us there is a direct settlement with the SVS and KFA. With all other health insurances there are different levels of reimbursement.

The age-appropriate fluoride recommendation from 6 years: ( Indication in fluoride content ppm in the toothpaste, application frequency and quantity size):

1440 ppm, 2x daily, toothbrush head-sized amount of toothpaste

*according to the guideline of the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Malocclusions in the primary and mixed dentition

The first permanent teeth to become visible from the age of 6 are mostly the 6s (1st molar or six-year molar) and the lower and upper 4 front teeth. Tendencies to tooth misalignments can be easily recognized from them: If jaw or tooth misalignments are already visible now, they can often be solved very easily with removable braces by the age of 10. Jaw misalignments should be corrected early to prevent improper growth and: The greater the crowding is already at the eruption of the teeth, the more difficult is also always the care. So when teeth erupt in 2nd row, orthodontic treatment should be considered at the right time. There are various options for correcting teeth, from removable braces to invisible splints for children under 10 years.

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