What Can Parents Do To Prevent Tooth Decay in Children?
Children are back to school this week, excited to see their friends, and get back to some semblance of normality. Health, and the health of our families, is at the forefront of our minds right now.
According to Public Health England, tooth decay in children can cause problems with eating, sleeping, communication and socialising, and results in at least 60,000 days being missed from school during the year for hospital extractions alone. Now that children are back in school, the last thing parents want is for them to miss school with a dental issue, especially after a year of disruption and certainty.
The cost to the NHS of treating oral conditions is about £3.4 billion per year.
Regularly consuming food and drinks high in sugar increases the risk of tooth decay, and can lead to an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Children are still consuming more than the recommended daily limit.
Tooth decay could be prevented by cutting down on sugar, as well as brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste. Children over the age of 3 can take a Dr Heff’s ‘Remarkable Mint’ whenever they finish school and after every meal and drink. The mints help reverse tooth decay, tooth erosion, and they taste great.
The unique formula of green tea extract, calcium phosphate, xylitol and natural peppermint oil actively repairs your teeth, while you enjoy the refreshing taste. Dr. Heff's mints have been successfully tested in scientific studies at the Dental School of the University of Illinois, the University of Zurich and the University of Birmingham to prove they are truly effective in combating tooth decay. They are also endorsed by Toothfriendly International.
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