R.O.C.S. toothpaste cares about your kid’s teeth as much as you do
Sponsored: Oral hygiene matters, no matter one’s age. R.O.C.S. (Remineralizing Oral Care Systems) toothpaste boasts a philosophy that be expressed in three words: quality, effectiveness, safety
It is important for children and adults to use personalised toothpastes created specifically for their exclusive age groups. Why? Well toothpastes for adults may not be suitable for children for several reasons.
Firstly, many of them contain excessive fluorides; and there is no unified opinion about the usage of fluorides in babies’ products. In fact, many specialists do not advise that children use fluoride-containing toothpastes. However, the collective recommendation on the concentration of fluorides for children is:
- Ages 3 to 7 years – no more than 500ppm
- Ages 7 to 14 years – no more than 1400ppm
Secondly, toothpastes for adults may be too abrasive for milk teeth enamel. For children under 3 years old, toothpastes with RDA=20 or less are recommended. For pre-schoolers and junior students, specialists suggest compositions with RDA=50. Teenagers can gradually switch to adult toothpastes if the RDA index and fluoride concentration are appropriate for their age.
Why R.O.C.S. toothpastes?
Parents will be glad to know that all R.O.C.S. toothpastes are medicinal and prophylactic. This means, they strengthen the enamel and increase tooth resistance to caries thanks to a high concentration of xylitol (10-12 per cent), wherein active minerals are the source of essential structural elements for the tooth enamel; and they relieve and prevent inflammation of the gums.
R.O.C.S. toothpastes are divided into product lines by age, because the requirements and features of distinct age groups were considered when the compositions were developed. These lines are:
- Baby (0 to 3 years)
- Kids (3 to 7 years)
- Junior (6 to 12 years)
- Teens (8 to 18 years)
Younger children should also brush their teeth with the help of adults. Parents need to control the amount of toothpaste (pea-sized) and the brushing time (2 to 3 minutes). It is advisable to clean babies’ teeth, since they are not yet able to cope themselves. Not only this, but the taste of children’s’ toothpaste matters. When babies’ teeth are brushed, or when children clean their teeth, they should be met with a pleasant flavour, creating an enjoyable association with dental care.
Harmful components to note about general toothpastes
The following components are not recommended in toothpastes for children:
- Antibacterial drugs
- Surfactants in high concentrations
- Saccharin-containing flavourings
- Synthetic dyes
Thus, choosing the right toothpaste for yourself and for your children is incredibly important. Moreover, following the right brushing technique and ensuring regular dentist visits will result in complete dental care for the whole family!