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RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste for Kids

March 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmaggie @ 9:35 pm

Young girl brushing her teethThe biggest threat to your child’s developing smile is tooth decay. Although cavities are preventable, they are more common than childhood asthma. Your little one’s oral hygiene habits are their first line of defense against cavities. Their toothbrush is the most important tool they have to combat cavity-causing bacteria. Besides having the right toothbrush, the correct toothpaste is equally important. Although there are many products on the market, many parents are raving about RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste for kids. It’s a holistic alternative to traditional toothpaste. While it’s safe to swallow, is it the best choice for your child’s smile? Here’s what you need to know to ensure their teeth are protected.

RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste for Kids

RiseWell toothpaste for kids is a popular topic in holistic households because it contains hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring mineral. The main ingredient protects and remineralizes enamel, like fluoride. 

Fluoride is known as “nature’s cavity fighter” because it also strengthens enamel. Although it is also a naturally occurring substance, some parents have concerns about fluorosis, which can occur if too much fluoride is ingested. While fluorosis is uncommon, RiseWell toothpaste removes the risk because it’s fluoride-free.

RiseWell reports that hydroxyapatite puts a “magic shield” around teeth to make enamel more resistant to decay. However, some pediatric dentists have concerns about skipping fluoride. 

RiseWell VS Fluoride Toothpaste

RiseWell toothpaste for children tastes like cake and is powered by hydroxyapatite. It’s appealing to parents because of its benefits, which include:

  • Fluoride-free alternative.
  • Xylitol to fight bad breath.
  • Silica and calcium carbonate to strengthen enamel.
  • Paraben-free.
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors.

While it may be safe enough to eat, pediatric dentists at Dr. Maggie Davis & Associates have something to say about making the switch to RiseWell. They have treated children using the new toothpaste and understand it’s a hot topic for many parents. However, they say, “ We are still advocates of fluoride toothpaste (and fluorohydroxyapatite).” 

Fluoride is proven to significantly lower the risk of decay in both children and adults. It has been added to many public water sources for over 70 years because it can reduce cavities by 25%. Fluoride varnish can stop 33% of cavities. However, fluoride toothpaste is the most effective method of reducing tooth decay in people of all ages.

Dental professionals recommend children up to 3 years old use toothpaste with a fluoride level of 1000 ppm (parts per million) or higher. Children over 3 years old should switch to 1350-1500 ppm. Parents should supervise their children when brushing until the age of 7 to ensure they aren’t swallowing their toothpaste.

Choosing a children’s toothpaste is a big decision. Your pediatric dentist will discuss the pros and cons of both methods to ensure your little one’s smile is protected from decay.

About Dr. Maggie Davis

Dr. Davis is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Besides earning her dental degree at the University of Florida and pursuing continuing education in pediatric care, she is also a mother. She understands the importance of choosing the right dental products for your children. If you have any questions about your child’s toothpaste, call (727) 472-8662 or request an appointment online.

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