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When can you start using Dentinox® N teething gel?

Dentinox® N gel is a very mild and natural medicine. Use can begin as soon as a little tooth makes itself noticed with reddening and irritation of the gum. This may be as early as the first few weeks of a baby’s life.

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What can I do to make my child’s teething process easier?

We advise you use Dentinox® N teething gel, it acts as an analgesic and has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Plus, there are little aids that provide additional relief, such as a gentle gum massage or firm objects that the baby can bite on. A firm piece of vegetable or a cooled spoon are suitable in this context.

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What is the difference between the various nenedent® children’s toothpastes?

The basic difference between nenedent® toothpastes is the fluoride content. There is a children’s toothpaste, one for babies, with variants with and without fluoride. In addition, four of the five varieties of the nenedent® toothpastes are homoeopathy-compatible, which means they are free from essential oils, such as menthol, and do not have any impact on the outcome of homoeopathic treatment. The nenedent® children’s toothpaste with fluoride is the only one that is not homoeopathy-compatible.

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The milk teeth will fall out anyway, so it’s not that bad if they get caries.

Milk teeth do fall out but they are very important for the development of the child, which includes chewing of food, speech development and articulation. Milk teeth are also placeholders for the permanent teeth and ensure that the second teeth erupt at the right place. In addition, children who have become accustomed to regular dental hygiene at an early age find it much easier to likewise take care of the permanent second set of teeth both thoroughly and on a regular basis.

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When should you go to the dentist for the first time?

Your child should have their first dental appointment at the latest when the full set of milk teeth have emerged, i.e. at the age of 2–3. A dental check-up should be performed twice a year from the age of six onwards.

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When do I have to start cleaning the first little teeth?

Cleaning and care for your child’s teeth should commence the first day the first one starts to emerge. Until the age of 24 months, it will be sufficient to clean their teeth once a day. From their second birthday onwards, their teeth should be cleaned twice a day.

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What does it mean when a toothpaste is compatible with homoeopathy?

A toothpaste compatible with homoeopathy does not contain any substances that might have a negative impact on the success of homoeopathic treatment. These substances include essential oils, such as menthol.

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How do I clean teeth properly?

Generally speaking, teeth should be cleaned using the COI method. You begin with the chewing surfaces, then you clean the outside surfaces and finish off by cleaning the inner surfaces of the teeth. The cleaning process should take a total of between two and three minutes to achieve good results. More on this topic can be found here.

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How to use the thimble toothbrush

Put the silicone thimble toothbrush over your index finger so that the flat soft bristles sit on your fingertip. Now put a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on top and brush your baby's first teeth with small circular movements. Then rinse the thimble toothbrush thoroughly under running water.

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Follow-up cleaning: when do I stop?

Since brushing your teeth is a physically difficult process, you should definitely support your child in it. Up to the age of approx. 8 years, you should always brush again thoroughly to make sure all teeth are brushed.

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