When it comes to kids and their teeth, it can be hard to get them to brush each day! It's so important during their developmental years that they start following an effective teeth brushing routine! However, I know that with some kids this can be easier said than done. That's why I recommend using toothpastes and toothbrushes that are specifically designed for kids! They're formulated to work on sensitive gums and come in delicious flavours that even the fussiest kids will love!
Why is it so important for kids to brush their teeth?
Healthy mouths are often described as the window to a healthy body. If you have bad dental health then more often than not, this can lead to other health problems too! Bacteria can transfer from the mouth and spread to other areas of the body, which isn't something you want! Another reason why kids need to be regularly brushing is that their adult teeth can be damaged by poorly looked after baby teeth! If baby teeth have decay then chances are this can affect the adult teeth below. Lifelong dental health starts from childhood!
Should kids be using "kids toothpaste"?
Kids toothpaste is generally the best option to use on children's delicate teeth. The natural kids toothpastes we have here on nourished life are specifically formulated with the knowledge in mind that when kids learn to brush their teeth, they often swallow some of the toothpaste. This means that toothpastes should be natural and safe enough to be swallowed!
Which kids toothpastes do I recommend?
The first toothpaste I recommend is the Lavera Kids Tooth Gel. This gentle toothpaste cleans teeth and helps remove plaque without the use of nasties like surfactants or sugar! As mentioned earlier, children often learn to clean their teeth by swallowing some toothpaste it's a good idea to start them off with the gentle, natural versions. The Lavera Kids tooth gel is naturally flavoured with strawberries and raspberries so your kids will love the sweet, berry taste!
Jack n' Jill have a great range of kids toothpastes that are free from fluoride, SLS, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. They are all natural as well and made with ingredients that are safe for little mouths and tummies. There are three delicious flavours available that are certified organic (strawberry, blueberry and banana) and one that is flavour free!
The lucky last kids toothpaste that I recommend is the Weleda Childrens Tooth Gel. This tooth gel is made with ingredients like calendula flowers, fennel oil and spearmint oil that may maintain the mouth's natural balance and keep kids teeth healthy and clean!
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Which kids toothbrushes do I recommend?
Jack n' Jill also have a fantastic range of kids toothbrushes! If your kids prefer electric toothbrushes then I know they will love the Jack n' Jill Buzzy Brush Electric Musical Toothbrush! This toothbrush is the ultimate way to convince kids to brush their teeth because it rotates gently whilst playing music! Not only does this toothbrush clean teeth with gentle bristles, it also comes with six bubble stickers to decorate with! Never has a toothbrush been so fun!
Do you love using your Life Basics Toothbrush? Well there's one for kids too! The Life Basics Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush means you can choose bamboo over plastic, and help to reduce the amount of toxins your child is exposed to, while providing a better clean for whiter teeth! What's not to love!
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A cute rinse cup??
That's right! Jack n' Jill have the cutest Rinse/Storage cup that is just another fun way to encourage your kids to brush their teeth! This cup can be used to rinse, store their toothbrush or just as a regular drinking cup!