Oral health in children

Taking care of children's teeth sometimes seems like an almost superhuman feat. The popularity of children in all kinds of goodies, sweets and the not very widespread desire to brush their teeth certainly does not help to fulfill it.

Unfortunately, these habits, or rather bad habits, lead to the proliferation of harmful bacteria that can cause all kinds of problems. The most common is tooth decay. However, a disturbed balance of the oral microbiota, in which pathogenic microorganisms gain the upper hand, can also lead to other problems. Overgrowth of so-called chromogenic bacteria is – often in children – associated with the formation of dark spots on the surface of the teeth (so-called hyperpigmentation). An excess of yeast, especially of the genus Candida, in turn leads to an unpleasant infection called thrush or thrush (so-called candidiasis).

A tiny hole in the bilge can sink an entire ship!
Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. Snacks between larger meals, sweets and irregular or imperfect dental hygiene (related to, for example, the presence of fixed braces) damage the natural oral microbiota, which leads to an overgrowth of pathogenic acid-producing bacteria, e.g. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). A high concentration of S. mutans in the oral biofilm (plaque) represents a major risk factor for the development of dental caries.

60-90% of all school-aged children suffer from tooth decay

Caring for the teeth of the little ones

Ideally, you should start taking care of your child's oral health from birth. In children and infants, the right habits will help prevent or at least limit the occurrence of tooth decay.

If you introduce regular dental hygiene at an early age, your offspring will be well-directed on the path to a healthy smile. So how to properly care for children's teeth? Always wipe babies' gums or teeth after feeding, because even milk contains sugars. Clean milk teeth carefully from the moment they erupt, as they have thin enamel. Pay great attention to choosing your first toothbrush.

Brush your teeth regularly, twice a day – morning and evening. You can find more tips on caring for children's teeth on our blog.

Defeat the bad bacteria with the help of the good ones

BioGaia® Prodentis® FOR CHILDREN probiotic lozenges contain the patented probiotic strains L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA, which work synergistically to help replenish beneficial bacteria and thus support oral health. BioGaia® Prodentis® FOR CHILDREN has a mild apple flavor that is friendly even for smaller children.

Gut health

Bacteria live on our skin, in our mouth and nose, but, most of all, in our gut. So, it comes as no surprise that our gut plays a significant role for the body’s immune system.

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