Acid erosion is a growing problem in children with up to 30 per cent of 12 year-olds and up to 53 per cent of five year-olds exhibiting tooth surface loss. Further consumer research by Sensodyne shows that while 94 per cent of British parents know that acidic foods and drinks can damage their children’s teeth, the reality is that many do not understand which items are acidic.
Causes of acidic erosion
Crucially, it is not just what is eaten but also how foods are consumed that can cause acid erosion. Nearly two-thirds of parents said that their children consume fizzy drinks without a straw, and over half said they regularly cover their food in acidic sauces or dressings – both of which can contribute to the condition.
In response, Sensodyne Pronamel for Children – a toothpaste specifically designed to help protect teeth from the effects of acidic food and drinks – has been launched. Used daily, it helps to re-harden acid-softened tooth enamel and limit toothwear during brushing. Sensodyne Pronamel for Children also has all of the benefits of regular toothpaste.
To help protect children’s teeth from acid erosion: