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We all know how hard it is to get kids to brush their teeth properly, especially when they get to that fiercely independent 'I can do it myself' stage. My son is 6 and although I supervise him brushing his teeth it can be very difficult to make sure he has reached all those hard to reach places and that is where Ceplac comes to the rescue.
Ceplac is basically a small red tablet which when chewed stains any plaque on the teeth a red/pink colour (the more plaque the darker the colour) and the only way to remove the staining is to remove the plaque, therefore if you miss a bit it is glaringly obvious meaning you can either direct your child to the bit they have missed or take control of the brush yourself. To start with you are recommended to use one tablet per day at first until you see improvement and then use about once a week or so to maintain improvements.
Initially I wasn't sure if I could convince my son to use them as he can be a bit fussy about how things taste, but as these have a mild mint flavour so that wasn't a problem and also I think the novelty factor helped a little too. We have been using these only for about a week or so and I have noticed a big improvement in how my son brushes his teeth. For the first few days he was missing large areas (mainly at the back) and not taking much time which meant I often had to step in to finish off. Now he stands in front of the bathroom mirror and has become very meticulous about his brushing.
These Ceplac tablets can be purchased from dental surgeries, chemists and online, costing approx £1.99 for 12. These are not just for children, I decided to try them myself (out of curiosity and believing I always brushed my teeth very thoroughly) and was very shocked by the result.
Overall I think this is a great product, and an absolute godsend for making sure your kids (as well as yourself) are hitting all those hard to reach areas.