Protecting your Child’s Teeth with Pronamel

Protecting your child’s enamel on their teeth is really important particularly when their permanent teeth come through between the ages of 6 and 13 years.  These new teeth are vulnerable to attack from acid erosions, the wearing away of the protective enamel caused by everyday food and drink.

Pronamel by Sensodyne sent my children a special wash pack each as part of their campaign to encourage both efficient brushing and ways of caring for their teeth as demonstrated in a bite size tooth guide that they have compiled.

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As children’s enamel is 50% thinner than adults it’s really important to consider the diet that you give your child.  A survey amongst parents conducted by Pronamel, found that 30% of parents give fruit to their child as a snack, 27% biscuits and only 3% vegetables.

I have to say that with my two children I give them a mix of all three across the day, mixing up vegetables with houmous, fruit and a little sweet treat.

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Pronamel toothpaste for children helps to protect their teeth by:

  • Helps re-harden acid softened tooth enamel, keeping children’s teeth strong and healthy
  • It has a low abrasive formula that is gentle on children’s enamel
  • Contains flouride to help protect against tooth decay
  • Provides plaque removal with twice daily brushing

My 6 yr old has been using this daily and is quite happy with the taste which is great as I know the kids can be fussy if a toothpaste tastes too strong.  I’ve also been using the adult version and have to say it’s very pleasant to use and I’d happily use it again, particularly knowing that it is protecting the enamel on my teeth.

pronamel 35 yr old Mister B is always motivated with a little encouragement and I have to say with his new bathroom accessories he can’t wait to clean his teeth and has done it everyday without fail on his own without us asking him too! He just loves the elephant animal spout for our bathroom tap and he now says before going up to brush “If I brush my teeth can I have a sticker?”.  As you can imagine his pyjamas are covered in them but if that keeps his teeth brushed and healthy then great!

I’ll finish now with Professor David Bartlett’s top five tips for protecting your child’s enamel:

  1. Limit the number of occassions that your child has acidic food and drinks in a day
  2. Avoid brushing right after eating or drinking acidic foods
  3. Nibble on a tiny piece of cheese or swill with water or milk after each meal
  4. Use a glass and a straw and finish the drink quickly
  5. Brush twice a day, every day to with an optimised flouride toothpaste like Pronamel for children to help reharden and strenghten acid softened tooth enamel and help to keep children’s teeth strong and healthy.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product plus other goodies in order to write an honest review and sharing some toothcare tips.

Ultradex Dental Hygiene Products – Review

Ultradex have a range of high quality oral hygiene products to give leave your mouth feeling confidently fresh and odour free for the day ahead.  With everything from toothpastes to mouthwash, dental tape to fresh breath spray, I’ve been trying out a selection of their products to see what I thought.

WP_20151023_15_07_29_ProI found the mint fragrance of the products to be quite mild but pleasant to use and still leave your mouth feeling really clean and fresh.

The Daily Oral Rinse mouthwash actually comes unfragranced with a sachet of Peppermint flavour which you can add and shake up into the bottle should you wish to make it a minty fragrance. This mouthwash also promises to eliminate bad breath, restore natural whiteness and protect teeth and gums.

The Recalifying and Whitening rinse has all the above features but with SensiShield Advanced Technology which recalcifies tooth surfaces to leave them smoother, brighter and less likely to stain.

The toothpastes come in Low Abrasion and Recalcifying & Whitening versions, both of which are pleasant to use and leave your mouth feeling clean and cared for.

Other products from Ultradex include Anti bacterial Interdental Tape which comes in a really handy little dispenser (easier to use than other brands) and works well.  I regularly use dental floss and find brands do vary and have to try various ones that work for me.  This did a good job and fitted well between my teeth.  There are also Interdental Brushes available and a Fresh Breath Spray which is ideal for carrying in your handbag to use are a garlicy meal out!

Overall a great range of Ultradex products that seem to do a good job and that I would continue using to maintain good oral hygiene!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.

Oral-B Pro Expert Toothpaste – Looking After Your Gums

One thing that has always been important to me is oral health, caring for my teeth and gums.  I’ve always been one to regularly brush my teeth as I dread the thought of ever needing dentist treatment, I’m happy with my annual check ups, in and out within 5 minutes!

To help care for my gums I try to floss my teeth a couple of times a week, and when I keep it up I definitely feel that my teeth are cleaner and my gums are more cared for.  I have however noticed around my top front teeth a permanently red inflamed area.  The dentist just tells me to keep flossing it and massage the area with a soft toothbrush and it has never been raised as a further concern, but I find it very painful to floss between my front two teeth.  If I leave it alone it doesn’t bother me and I forget about it until I see the redness in the mirror again.

So I was keen to try the Pro-Expert toothpaste from Oral-B as a way of protecting and caring for my gums as I can see this is the area that may cause me further concerns in the future.  The toothpaste offers premium gum protection helping to slow bacterial growth against gum problems as well as reducing plaque and fighting tartar.

WP_003566I found the toothpaste taste quite different to my usual bicarbonate of soda brand but was pleasant to use with a minty flavour.  It did feel a little gritty rather than smooth but in a good way and left my mouth feeling fresh and clean after use.  I look forward to seeing if there’s a difference to my top gum line after 4 weeks use as the box suggests.

It’s interesting to hear that most people will suffer from gum issues at some point in their lives with it being the biggest cause of tooth loss.  It can especially be an issue for women during pregnancy with 1 in 2 suffering from swollen, bleeding gums.  Fortunately throughout my two pregnancies, I recall having slightly tender gums but nothing more.  Let’s hope by making awareness of gum issues to everyone, that more people take care of them and fewer problems arise.

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant women. Get tips and advice on www.oralb-loveyourgums.com.