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Sensodyne Pronamel for Children is a fairly new toothpaste on the market designed specifically for kids. I was initially attracted to this product because it promised to help with acid erosion in childrens teeth which can make them more prone to cavities and tooth decay. Our son drinks a lot of fruit juices and fizzy drinks and I was concernd about this and thought this toothpaste would help prevent acid erosion, which is a big worry for us.
The paste cost £2 for a 50ml tube and we bought it in Tesco. I have used this brand myself before and have always personally been very pleased with the results it gives.
We used small pea sized amount on his brush as the pack suggested. He seemed to like the taste as it wasn't too strong for him. If it's too minty then he just refuses to brush his teeth.
This seemed nice and mild and it also had a lovely minty smell and i tried it myself and was pleasantly surprised with it.
We are pleased that our dentist says that there has been some improvement to the enamel on his teeth since we have started to give him this toothpaste and it was the dentist who also recommended it to us in the first place - we are also obviously trying to cut down on the amount of fizzy drinks he has.
It is easy to find in all shops and not too expensive either and for little ones and peace of mind I would certainly recommend this.
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I am a mother of three children and I want to ensure their teeth are looked after to prevent cavities and the resultant fillings. I take my children to the dentist every six months and have done since they were about two years old. My two boys have very good teeth and hopefully with a good dental regime their teeth will remain strong and healthy. However my daughter has inherited a problem with her teeth meaning that the enamel is patchy on her teeth, in some parts the enamel is very thin or even non-existent so we have to be extra careful with her oral hygiene.
My dentist has coated by daughter's teeth to try and protect them by reinforcing the enamel but we also need to ensure she brushes her teeth regularly, avoids sugary foods and fizzy drinks. I have sensitive teeth and my dentist recommended I use the Pronamel range from Sensodyne, I noticed they also have a children's' Pronamel toothpaste so I have been buying this for my children for about a year. I spoke to my dentist about using this toothpaste for my children and he was very much in favour of doing so.
My children brush their teeth twice a day with the Pronamel for children and so far the results have been positive, my sons have not had any cavities and my daughter's teeth have not deteriorated. None of my children have complained of toothache nor had any episodes of sensitivity over the last six or eight months. The toothpaste is quite minty but not overpowering, the children find it quite pleasant, and it has the same consistency as other toothpastes. The toothpaste is used in the same way as any other toothpaste, a small pea sized amount on the toothbrush and a thorough brushing. I bought my children toothbrushes with a little flashing light that ensures they brush for a minute each time. My dentist recommended that the children do not rinse their mouths after brushing but just spit out the toothpaste without swallowing too much of it.
The toothpaste comes in a 50ml tube, within a box, it has quite distinctive Sensodyne Pronamel logo and colouring. The toothpaste contains 1450 ppm fluoride, which is quite strong and it is recommended for children aged six or over, although younger children can use it but only on the advice of a dentist. I would think it might be a good idea to discuss with a dentist before starting to use the toothpaste.
Sensodyne Pronamel for children is made by Glaxo Smith Kline. More information on the product range can be found at www.pronamel.com
I am not a scientist nor do I have any medical or dental knowledge so I cannot explain or vouch for the ingredients however I am content with the performance of the toothpaste and my children do not object to using it. This children's toothpaste is a little more expensive than other brands, it is around £2.00 for the 50ml tube. My children and I recommend this toothpaste and will continue to use it unless advised otherwise by our dentist.
I always encourage my children to eat and drink the right foods, get their 5 per day, take in a good amount of excercise and generally maintain a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to their oral care, there is no exception and I'm always on the look out for good quality products.
I have sensitive teeth and I now know that this is due to lack of tooth enamel through acid erosion. Basically acid erosion is caused by the acids found in everyday food such as fruit, wine (not really a problem for children!) and fruit juices. Now that my daugher has a lot of her 'big' teeth, I want to try to avoid acid erosion as much as possible. I use the adult version of Sensodyne Pronamel which I really like, and had found that they had also released a version specially formulated for children.
I purchased this from Semi Chem at £1.89 for a 50ml tube, which I have found to be the most competitive price around.
The tube is easy for little hands to use, it stands on its lid, and has a fun cartoon tooth logo on the tube. It has a nice mild minty taste, but does taste a little different from kids regular minty toothpaste, so may take a little time to adjust to the new flavour (I know my daughter wasn't too keen at first, but after a few days she was fine).
The directions are listed on the back of the tube and as any other toothpaste, it is designed to be used twice per day. It states that teeth should be brushed for 2 minutes. I have bought my daughter an electric toothbrush which has helped no end in improving her oral hygeine routine. Ingredients are also contained on the back of the tube.
This product is recommended for children over the age of 6, children under that age should only use a small smear.
I know from recent visits to the dentist, that my daughter's teeth and brushing has improved from prior visits. Hopefully this is down to encouraging good oral care, and the use of good quality products such as Sensodyne Pronamel for Children.
This is now the only toothpaste I will buy for my children.
Sensodyne pro enamel for children
I have never had any problems getting Little Miss to clean her teeth, but because she still has a mixture of big and baby teeth I do like to get her to use toothpastes specially formulated for children's teeth.
**What Does it do?**
The toothpaste promises to help to protect against acid erosion and tooth decay. Apparently dentists are concerned about the acid erosion caused by fruits, juices and soft drinks, because these acids soften the enamel and it can then be slowly worn away. Children get new teeth between the ages of 6-13 years and these teeth are vulnerable to attack. This toothpaste is specially formulated to strengthen the tooth enamel to help protect the developing teeth. It will therefore help protect against cavities, and harden tooth enamel so this seems just what the dentist ordered!!
**So who is it for?**
The toothpaste is formulated for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. It can also be used for younger children- under the age of 6, a pea sized amount of toothpaste should be used and children under the age of 3 years should use just a smear of toothpaste.
**Product and Packaging...**
The toothpaste comes in a cardboard box with all the information and instructions on the box. I open up the box and find the tube of toothpaste which is thicker and shorter than tubes of toothpaste I am used to. The blue screw on/off lid is bigger than the lids on adult toothpaste tubes which makes it easy for little hands to take it on and off.
The toothpaste is released by giving the tube a squeeze but before we do this, adult help is required to tear off the foil cover. When we squeeze out the toothpaste, it is white with no other colour, and having cleaned my own teeth with it, i find that the taste is minty but not overpoweringly so, just a really nice mild mint taste. Definitely a hit with little Miss, who was tiring of the more sweet flavoured toothpastes which are formulated for children.
**How to use it...**
For children over the age of 6 years, the toothpaste should be used as an adult toothpaste. A with adults, teeth should be brushed twice a day to help prevent tooth erosion.
**Price and Availability...**
The toothpaste can be purchased from supermarkets and chemists and costs around the £2 mark for 50ml.
The toothpaste tastes good and is suitable for adults and children alike. Little Miss has no problems using the toothpaste and actively likes the taste so there is no problem getting her to clean her teeth twice a day. For me, this is enough to make it a good toothpaste. Given that I don't know a lot about toothpastes and really don't know whether a toothpaste is helping to fight against erosion, I am happy with this toothpaste because so far, Little Miss has not needed any treatment on her teeth, all of which remain cavity free.
A reasonably priced effective toothpaste which I would recommend for children.
Thanks for reading.
As a mother who naturally likes to do the best for her son ( at least try to) I am constantly on the look out for new products on the market that may help with all sorts of things child related.
We are always bombarded with the latest problem that we should be aware of and the newest "kid" on the block is enamel erosion caused by too many acidic foods and drinks. Typical that high on the list of bad foods for young teeth are things like orange juice, which having succesfully introduced it into my sons diet on the back of the last scare "more vitamins needed" I now find that I am single handedly stripping the vital enamel from my sons toothie pegs, what kind of a parent am i?
So when this was advertised, I was first in line to purchase a trolley load. In truth, I have absolutely no idea if this stuff works, I only know that as a toothpaste it is aesthetically pleasing for my son, has a pleasant, but most importantly for my boy, a mild minty taste, and is a nice size for kiddy sized hands. I dont know if it works, but I'm not taking the risk with my sons gnashers so its staying on the bathroom shelf to be used daily until another wonder product is released.
Interestingly enough though, I have checked the ingredients on his toothpaste to that of my Sensodyne Pronamel (hey, if its good enough for his teeth, its good enough for mine) and there is no difference. The only difference being the size and the all important price tag, as with anything child related, it is more expensive.
My sons permanent teeth starts coming out now, and most of his baby tooth are almost gone. I thought that it's the best time to find the right toothpaste appropriate for his age. We recently had the chance to try Sensodyne Pronamel for Children which was specifically created for kids and has been proven to re-harden tooth enamel to help protect against acid. I actually used the pronamel for adults which I already reviewed so I know this one would be the best choice for him to use regularly.
Sensodyne ProNamel for Children is the first children's toothpaste scientifically proven to re-harden tooth enamel, helping to protect against acid erosion as well as cavities.
It comes in a white tube with a blue cap that can be use to stand up the toothpaste. It's very cute tiny tube with dark blue and green labelling and a friendly image of a little tooth man.
£1.94 / 50ml currently on offer £1.29 - Valid until: 19/01/2010
£2.58 / 100ml
Brush twice daily
Children age 3-6 years: use a pea sized amount for supervised brushing to minimize swallowing
Children aged under 3 years : Use a smear of toothpaste for supervised brushing to minimize swallowing
Children over the age of 6 years : use as you would an adult toothpaste.
My son likes the minty taste because it's not strong and overpowering.
Our children's favourite snacks and drinks like soda, fruit juice, ketchup, raisins, citrus fruit and yogurt can contribute to acid erosion, a growing and irreversible problem. Aside from limiting acidic foods and beverages as well as encouraging them to use a straw when drinking. It's comforting to know that there's a product out there that can help us protect our kids sensitive enamel. We know that all these sweets and treats are also part of being kids so It's very unreasonable to ban them with those tiny pleasures of life. Lucky for us, we now have a great sensodyne pronamel toothpaste to assist us with the protection they need when it comes to preventing their smile for life!
As I have said in a previous review I have no enamel on my teeth so had a lot of problems growing up and many trips to the dentist. As a result of this I ma always on the look out for new toothpastes for my boys to use so they don't have problems like me. This was my latest find, it is a new one by Sensodyne and is designed especially for children aged 6-12 years.
The toothpaste comes in a white tube which has a big chunky blue cap. The cap is useful to stand the toothpaste up with. On the front of the tube is a small blue circle which contains a funny tooth man picture, the product name is in blue and green lettering. On the back of the tube you can find all of the paste information, such as ingredients, directs for use and contact details for Sensodyne if you have any questions or problems using this paste.
I bought this toothpaste for my eldest who is now 7 as his big teeth are coming through and do have some slight yellow coloured marks on them. He uses a pee sized amount of the paste on his brush and then brushes his teeth for just over 2 minutes and he now does this 4 times a day.
The paste is a good think consistency and is white in colour. When the cap is unscrewed you will instantly notice a fresh mint smell. This is not overpowering and is quite pleasant if you like mint. The paste does taste of mint and for me always reminds me of soft mints! I did not find it to be too strong and William has had no problems using it and quite likes the taste.
William has been using this for over a month now and I have been able to notice a big difference in his teeth, they always look lovely and shiny and for some reason they do actually look cleaner. I did notice that it is much better at removing food from the big back teeth and does not take such hard brushing to do this. He has lovely fresh breath from using the paste and it lasts a lot longer than other pastes do.
I used this a few times myself and I did also notice how much cleaner and fresher my teeth and mouth felt. I liked the shine which it gave to my teeth and also how smooth they felt when I rubbed my tongue over them.
As I said before this paste is designed especially for children aged between 6-12 years old and I do stick to this guide.
The ingredients for this paste are:-
Aqua, Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, Glycerine,Peg-6, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Aroma, Sodium Flouride,Sodium Sacrolose, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Conatins Sodium Fluoride (1450 ppm fluoride)
The tube comes in a smallish size of 50ml and I find this lasts one person using the tube 4 times a day for about 3 weeks which I think is a good amount of time.
It is not recommended for children under this age and if your child is getting added fluoride from other sources then it is recommended that you consult your dentist before using this paste.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
I found this at our local Tesco store and paid around the £1.60 mark, I cannot remember the exact price but do remember thinking it was quite pricy but then again what price can I put on good strong teeth for my boys. It is available in other supermarkets and chemists for around the same price.
After the success I have noticed from William using this paste then I do highly recommend it. The price tag may seem a little high but it is well worth it.