nenedent® children’s toothpaste with fluoride is geared to the special needs of children, offering end-to-end protection with its ingredients tailored to milk teeth.
The 1.000 ppm fluoride it contains hardens the thin dental enamel of the milk teeth and the high content of xylitol (13%) has been proved to inhibit the growth of caries bacteria. The enamel of milk teeth is thin, only one-third as thick as the enamel of the permanent teeth. But it does not become any thicker over the course of the milk teeth years. In addition, it has a pleasant raspberry-strawberry-peppermint aroma that gets your child quickly accustomed to cleaning their teeth regularly.
- 1.000 ppm fluoride
- 13% xylitol
- Silica gel as abrasive
- Neutral pH value
- Taste suitable for children
- Free of sodium lauryl sulphate, saccharin and preservatives
Fluorides are mineral salts of the element fluorine and count as trace elements. They occur in nature in the form of numerous minerals, for example in water and foodstuffs. In the human body, they are needed to build up teeth and bones. Fluorides are employed in dental medicine to prevent caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities. For this, their remineralising effect is used to reinforce the durability of the dental enamel.
In terms of taste, xylitol is very similar to household sugar and has virtually the same sweetness. When eaten, it brings about a cooling effect in the mouth as warmth is removed from its surroundings when it comes into contact with saliva. Various varieties of fruit and vegetables act as natural sources of xylitol, but it also occurs in larger quantities in birch bark. The caries-inhibiting effect of xylitol was discovered in the 1970s. It was proven to bring about a significant reduction in caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities. In addition, xylitol stimulates saliva production and promotes remineralisation of the substance of the teeth.
Silica gel or silicic acid occurs in nature as opal and in the cell walls of rock algae. In toothcare products, it is used as a mineral abrasive for gentle and thorough cleaning.