Between the ages of 6-12 years, baby teeth are being lost and the permanent teeth are erupting, also known as mixed dentition. During this time, the enamel on baby teeth is more vulnerable to damage. There are many foods and drinks that can soften the enamel on teeth allowing the enamel to be thin, even discolored. Thinning enamel can lead to sensitive teeth. Acidic fruits, fruit juices, sour sweets, pickled food, and tomato sauces along with pop and sports drinks are all higher in acidic content.
Making better dietary choices along with regular dental check-ups and brushing 2x a day with Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Mint fluoride toothpaste designed for kids ages 6-12 years can help protect teeth against cavities and acid erosion.
This is an important time in your child's dental health. Help protect the baby teeth and permanent teeth for years to come.
- from Tricia H. (Dental Hygienist)