VITIS, whose goal is to offer oral hygiene options to effectively meet the needs of every mouth type, expands its range of products internationally by launching the VITIS children’s line with VITIS kids and VITIS junior toothbrushes and dental gels in Belgium, Chile and Peru.
This expansion began in Peru in January 2018, when both VITIS kids gel and toothbrush and VITIS junior gel and toothbrush were brought to market. Afterwards, during the month of September, these items were released in Chile and also in Belgium, where they are being presented to the public during the DENTEX meeting being held in early October.
VITIS kids and VITIS junior are specially-designed to meet the oral needs of our little ones, helping to form proper daily oral hygiene habits.
The emergence of a baby’s first teeth, taking care of primary teeth and the eruption and care of permanent teeth, are just some of the developments that take place in children’s mouths.
It is important to fully understand each phase and the specific care that must be carried out in each of these. “If we consider the changing oral needs of children throughout their growth, it will be easier for them to maintain good health and hygiene and, in turn, to avoid the onset of tooth decay and other diseases down the road”, explains Dr. Xavier Calvo, Periodontist, DDS and Medical Advisor at DENTAID, an expert oral health laboratory. “We will also help children to acquire a habit of cleaning and care that will stay with them throughout their lives,” adds Dr. Xavier Calvo.
More information on the VITIS children product range at https://www.dentaid.com/en/vitis/
Tooth decay, gingivitis and molar incisor hypomineralisation are three of the main reasons our little ones pay visits to the paediatric dentist. Tooth decay in children up to 12 years is one of the most prevalent non-transmissible infectious diseases and is a public health problem affecting more than 40% of children.
This past June, Aula DENTAID, the company’s training area, closed the month having delivered 20-some training sessions entitled “An Update in Paediatric Dentistry: How to prevent oral disease from childhood through adolescence”, with participation by over 1,500 professionals from cities all across Spain.
These courses focused on discovering the characteristics of the oral cavity throughout the different stages of a child’s growth and the dental care potentially needed during each of these stages. Some fundamental differences existing with regard to a child patient’s dental treatment compared to that of an adult patient were also explained, with a special emphasis on managing a child’s behaviour in the dental office.
Dr Xavier Calvo, DDS, Periodontist and Medical Advisor at DENTAID points out that “ineffective care of baby teeth leads to sequelae in permanent teeth, as these may erupt with caries and be affected by a greater risk of gingivitis in surrounding tissues due to tooth malposition, ultimately causing unnecessary pain and discomfort for children”.
Recommendations for children’s oral hygiene
Children’s oral hygiene must begin from the birth, by first cleaning the gums and then the teeth as soon as they first emerge, with specific products. The first check-up with a paediatric dentist is advised before a baby’s first birthday, and it is recommended to visit this specialist once a year, or more often, if needed.
More information on the VITIS children’s product range here: https://www.dentaid.com/en/vitis
VITIS® junior, product line of reference in children’s oral hygiene, participated recently in the great ‘Posa’t la gorra!’ festival (“Put on your hat!“). This is an awareness campaign organised by the Associació de nens amb càncer (AFANOC) (Children’s Cancer Society) whose aim is to raise funds to improve the quality of life of children with cancer. [Leer más]