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Children with New Adult Teeth (5-10)

3 Things to know:

1. Protect new teeth because they are soft and easily damaged!

Once there is a cavity in an adult tooth – it may need replacement every five to ten years, for the rest of the tooth’s life. Teach your child how to rinse and spit and begin using a dilute fluoride rinse.

2. The infection that causes a cavity on one tooth will usually damage a similar tooth on the opposite side, and above or below them.

If a 10 year old has four new cavities (assuming they need replacement every 10 years and he lives to be 80 years old) this will total 32 fillings (in just four molars). The other molars will likely also need fillings (and adults have 3 molars on each side of the mouth). This could mean 96 fillings in his lifetime.

3. Sealants may not be the best way to protect new teeth.

Balancing mouth bacteria may give more prolonged and more natural protection for new teeth, without the dangers from sealants.

Zellie Bears
Zellies Mixed Lime and Cherry Bears are fun red and green, quick dissolving candies made with the finest european xylitol. Zellies Mixed Lime and Cherry Bears taste delicious and each bear contains 1.4 grams of xylitol.

Eat a Zellies Bear after each meal, snack, or beverage to help neutralize acidity for a cleaner, healthier mouth.

Zellies Xylitol Mints & Gum are made with 100% xylitol, a naturally occurring substance that tastes like sugar, but has 40% fewer calories. Xylitol studies have shown that it can safely protect and strengthen teeth, prevent decay, and help heal early cavities. Eat delicious Zellies products with 100% xylitol and experience the difference.

“Cavities in baby teeth will spread to infect adult teeth. This is why xylitol candies are given out in preschool classes in Scandinavia, to clean the mouth before adult teeth erupt.”

Dr. Ellie Tips

  • Make xylitol a lifestyle and protect your kids teeth after every meal or snack with Zellies 100 percent xylitol mints, gum or candies.
  • Kids usually have plenty of healthy alkaline saliva, so make sure they don’t waste this natural protection. Keep snacks and sipping drinks to a minimum, and preferably avoid acidic drinks like soda and juices.
  • A rice-grain amount of Crest Cavity Protection toothpaste may be used to clean teeth. Teach your child how to rinse and spit out well and use ACT twice daily to strengthen the soft new teeth that are erupting.
  • Cavity germs are transmissible – so everyone in the family should consider and use the X-treme xylitol regimen.
  • You and your child should consider using the Complete Mouthcare System. Younger children will need assistance until they understand how the rinses are used and in which order. Don’t forget to clean toothbrushes daily.
  • Usually tooth damage is from drinks that are consumed too frequently and between meals. Try to limit drinks to meal times and give your teeth time between meals to be mineralized by the minerals in natural saliva.
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