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18.05.2020

0-2 YEARS OLD, FIRST TEETH

TEETHING

Dentition is a long stage that begins as early as the 7th month of pregnancy (in the womb) and usually ends around the age of 2 years. This stage represents for the child one of the first places of great pain.

 

SYMPTOMS OF THE FIRST TEETHING : WHY DOES IT HURT ?

Before the first tooth comes out, pressure is exerted on the gums by the teeth, which gradually drill through to emerge. This generally leads to great nervousness but above all to inflammation, which manifests itself as a red swelling in the infant’s gums. The baby “doubles its gums”.

 

GINGIVAL MASSAGE

The gum massage is a pleasant gesture for the baby. It stimulates the gums, soothes the pain, helps to reduce inflammation and relaxes the baby from the irritation that can cause teething.

The soft and creamy texture of BUCCOTHERM® Teething gel facilitates and improves the massage gesture, while bringing the effectiveness of its natural active ingredients to calm and soothe the discomforts associated with teething.

Certified Organic, BUCCOTHERM® Teething gel offers a unique formula based on natural ingredients to take care of baby’s mouth.

What BUCCOTHERM® does for infants :

The appearance of a child’s first teeth is an event in the life of every parent.

  • BUCCOTHERM® innovates by integrating the properties of a recognized thermal spring water into a gum balm and thus offers one of the least aggressive treatments for babies.
  • The combination of this Thermal Spring water with natural extracts of Chamomile and Marshmallow effectively soothes gum pain in complete safety.

 

2-6 YEARS OLD, MILK TEETH

THE FORMATION OF MILK TEETH

The first teeth are temporary teeth, called “milk teeth“. They have a very special appearance: very white, small, tight and fragile (their roots are not yet completely calcified). Their very rounded shape, especially in the molars, encourages the formation of plaque in the tooth neck. The enamel of milk teeth, being less thick and more porous than that of permanent teeth, the carious lesion spreads more quickly.

 

THE PROTECTION OF MILK TEETH

Between 1 and 3 years, a single brushing before bedtime is sufficient. From 4 years old, the child can brush alone twice a day. The correct gesture must be done from the gum to the tooth, without forgetting the internal face. Parents must make sure that the child brushes effectively and does not swallow the toothpaste, allowing him to become more and more independent.

 

FLUORIDE

Fluoride is a trace element that is a constituent of the human skeleton and dental tissue. It strengthens the dental enamel and protects the teeth from caries by limiting demineralization and acid attacks. To avoid changes in the structure of the enamel (such as fluorosis, i.e. white or yellow stains on the teeth), fluoride must be dosed carefully. Dentists recommend 500 ppm fluoride for 2 – 6 years.
Even if baby teeth have only a short life, they should not be neglected. Healthy and complete teeth are essential for good chewing, nutrition and the placement of permanent teeth.

Because not all children have the same tastes, BUCCOTHERM® offers 2 pleasant flavors (mango and strawberry) for a customized choice.

 

ORGANIC AND FLUORIDE-FREE TOOTHPASTE

BUCCOTHERM® offers a certified organic and fluoride free toothpaste, designed for children from 3 years old. Enriched with Castéra-Verduzan Thermal Spring Water, it helps to fight acid attacks and take care of the gums.

Its natural aroma to the taste red fruits will delight the smallest.

Fluoride is an element naturally present in our body. Used in very small quantities, it can help fight against cavities. On the other hand an excess of fluorine leads to the appearance of fluorosis. At an early stage this pathology is characterized by the appearance of opaque stains on the teeth. On the other hand, an aggravated fluorosis leads to brown stains on almost the entire dentition.

 

7-12 YEARS OLD, PERMANENT TEETH

PROTECTION OF PERMANENT TEETH

The fall of the milk teeth is caused by the appearance of the permanent teeth positioned under the milk teeth. Contrary to the pushing of the first teeth, the pushing of the permanent teeth is not painful. This fall is done in the same order for all children: the median incisors fall first (around 6 years old), followed by the lateral incisors, the first molars, the canines and finally the second molars.

 

BRUSHING OF PERMANENT TEETH

As soon as the first permanent teeth appear, it is necessary to change toothpaste and toothbrush. New teeth require a toothbrush adapted to their size and position, and a higher fluoride dosage than for children under 6 years of age. From this age, brushing after each meal becomes essential and must last at least 3 minutes.

 

FLUORIDE

Fluoride is a trace element that is a constituent of the human skeleton and dental tissue. It strengthens the dental enamel and protects the teeth from caries by limiting demineralization and acid attacks. To avoid changes in the structure of the enamel (such as fluorosis, i.e. white or yellow stains on the teeth), fluoride must be dosed carefully. Dentists recommend 1450 ppm fluoride for 7 – 12 year olds.

 

THE FIRST VISIT TO THE DENTIST

One visit per year for a routine examination is then essential.

 

TIPS & TRICKS

FLUORINATED RECOMMENDATIONS

Fluorine is used to stop demineralization processes. It is the only element unanimously recognized to protect against caries. The best way to absorb fluoride in the mouth is through toothpaste, so that it is well positioned on the tooth.

However, fluoride is only good for teeth if the doses prescribed by the pediatrician are respected. Too much fluoride can damage the enamel and cause irreversible white stains on the teeth. That’s why the pediatrician should be familiar with certain habits, such as using fluoridated salt and toothpaste or drinking fluoride-rich water.

According to expert recommendations :

  • Children 2 to 6 years old require a fluoride dosage of 500 ppm.
  • Children 7 to 12 years old require a fluoride dosage of 1450 ppm.
  • For daily use, the recommended dosage for adults is between 1000 and 1450 ppm. The ideal dosage is 1450 ppm.

The ANSM also recommends a fluorinated test in children.

 

BEFORE 2 YEARS (OR THE APPEARANCE OF THE FIRST TOOTH)

  • Protect the baby’s first teeth by cleaning them twice a day, for example in the morning after breakfast and in the evening before bedtime, using a cotton swab or compress soaked in BUCCOTHERM® Dental Spray.
  • The first teeth can also be brushed with a toothbrush with extra soft bristles so as not to damage the delicate enamel of babies, and only with water, as the child cannot yet spit out the tooth.
  • Avoid the prolonged use of bottles, which exposes teeth to sweet liquids and increases the risk of cavities.
  • Avoid giving fruit juice or sugary drinks before bedtime. Prefer water.

BETWEEN 2 AND 4 YEARS OLD (AS SOON AS THE FIRST TEETH APPEAR)

  • From the age of 2, parents must establish a daily hygiene ritual (once a day before bedtime) by allowing the child to become more and more independent as he brushes.
  • From the age of 3, the child will brush his teeth twice a day for 2 minutes.
  • To encourage your child to brush his teeth, do it at the same time as he does, so he will want to do like the “big kids”.
  • Limit the amount of toothpaste you put on his toothbrush, with soft bristles, to one drop of product.