HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!
HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

Advancements in dental care technology means that taking care of our pearly whites is easier now than ever before. However, when it comes to encouraging our children to brush their teeth regularly, there is still an element of: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make the horse drink”.

Tooth decay in decline

A recent government report shows that due to good dental care education and practice, tooth decay among children is in decline. However, there is still more work to be done. In the article, Director of Dental Public Health at PHE -Dr Sandra White – is pleased with the findings and states:

“This is great news. However, one child with tooth decay is one too many and there is still much inequality in dental health around the country. Tooth decay is painful and too often results in teeth extraction, some under general anesthetic.”

“This is further evidence that we can stop tooth decay in its tracks. Limiting sugary food and drink, supporting children to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and regular trips to the dentist, will help prevent a great many more children suffering at the hands of tooth decay.”

To encourage good practice in oral care, dental care product suppliers -HealthCare4all, look at ways to bring some fun into dental care education:

Boiled egg and cola experiment

A great experiment to demonstrate to children how sugar affects teeth that can be done at home. All you need to do is allow a boiled egg to soak overnight in cola. Next morning, ask your child to brush the egg with a toothbrush and toothpaste. As the discoloration is removed, ask your children how they think the stain got there and why they think brushing their teeth is so important after eating.

Happy faces at meal times

Making meal times fun is a great opportunity to teach children the value of eating healthily. Ask your children to form happy faces from healthy foods such as carrots, broccoli and slices of fruit. Take a photo of the finished article and perhaps even attach to the fridge. Afterwards, engage your children in a discussion on the benefits of eating healthy foods against eating sweets.

Tooth Brushing Chart

A great way to teach your children the importance of brushing daily is to draw a face with a large smiling mouth and hang on a poster board. Each day after your child has brushed their teeth they can stick a dried white navy been into the mouth. This is repeated each day until the mouth is filled completely and is left with a brilliant white smile.

HealthCare4all supplies dental care products for all ages.  They provide a fun range of electric toothbrushes for children that bring characters from Disney into the washroom:

Braun Oral-B Stages Kids Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush FROZEN:£29.98

This children’s toothbrush makes tooth brushing fun with the characters from Frozen. The Extra soft bristles cater for sensitive young teeth and gums. It is compatible with the Disney magic timer app by Oral B. The timer educates children to brush for the recommended two minutes, thus ingraining a life-long best practice.

Braun Oral-B Advance Power Kids Toothbrush Disney Cars: £13.99  Teeth brushing fun-time for 5 year olds and older with the characters from Disney’s Cars. This children’s toothbrush is moderately priced and has advanced power. The brushing heads are replaceable and are designed to clean chewing surfaces.


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Hygiene Benefits of Oral Irrigation

Oral irrigation involves using a pulsed water-jet device to clean the teeth and gums, known as a dental irrigator. Multiple studies have proven that daily irrigation improves oral health. Similar to a dental pick, an oral irrigator helps remove food and plaque from gaps in the teeth and around the gum region. When left unremoved, plaque can lead to gum disease, dental cavities and bad breath.

A more thorough way to clean our teeth

The principle benefit of a dental irrigator is that it provides an easy and effective way to thoroughly clean the teeth and mouth. With ergonomically designed handles and angled nozzles, water streams into all those far reaching places, traditional brushing and flossing fails to reach.

Compared to using a manual toothbrush, research suggests, when using an oral irrigator, 99% more plaque is removed. The pulsating action of this oral device helps to clear food particles, plaque and other debris from the mouth. Despite the water streams being fairly gentle, due to the targeted action of an irrigator, the jets of water are effective in dislodging and removing food, plaque and debris, especially in those hard to reach areas.

Helps prevent gum disease

Gum disease is a common condition, which causes the gums to become sore, swollen and infected. As the NHS informs, most adults in Britain have some form of gum disease. The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis and is typically diagnosed by bleeding gums.

An oral irrigator helps to stimulate gum tissue and remove plaque from the teeth and gums, helping to prevent the onset of gum disease.

Oral irrigators come in different makes and models. The most common type of these devices is a pulsed flow irrigator. Steady stream and direct flow irrigators are also available on the market. Certain models comprise of additional features, such as air bubbles designed to remove even more debris and plaque.

For dental supplies UK, Healthcare4all has a range of oral irrigators and other dental supplies available.

Braun Oral-B Professional Care Oxyjet Irrigator +3000 Toothbrush

The Braun Oral-B Professional Care Oxyjet Irrigator +3000 Toothbrush is part of the Braun range of irrigators. This effective dental irrigator comprises of Oxyget technology which enriches water with microfine bubbles of purified air for even deeper cleaning underneath the gum area, designed to improve the health of the gums. The Braun Oral-B Professional Care Oxyjet Irrigator +3000 Toothbrush removes up to twice as much plaque as regular brushing, despite being gentle on the teeth and gums.

The Braun Oral-B Professional Care Oxyjet Irrigator +3000 Toothbrush costs £169.99 including VAT.

Braun Oral-B Professional Care WaterJet Dental Irrigator MD16

For a less expensive model of oral irrigator the Braun Oral-B Professional Care WaterJet Dental Irrigator MD16 comes recommended. This entry-level irrigator from the Braun Oral-B range uses WaterJet technology to provide targeted cleaning and gently removes food particles and plaque from those hard to reach areas. By stimulating and massaging the gums, the Braun Oral-B Professional Care WaterJet Dental Irrigator MD16 can improve gum health.

The Braun Oral-B Professional Care WaterJet Dental Irrigator MD16 costs £69.98 including VAT.


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