Children’s toothpastes impress at Stiftung Warentest – and are available from just 60 cents
Last year, a number of children’s toothpastes failed Stiftung Warentest. But something has changed and the product testers only give good marks.
Brushing your teeth is a tiresome topic in everyday life for many families – as many children find it difficult to get excited about scrubbing their teeth properly. The funny hourglass or the brightly colored toothbrush often only help a little. And Last year, a study by Stiftung Warentest also showed that most children’s toothpastes are not suitable for protecting the sensitive enamel of milk teeth. But now there is good news: The Stiftung Warentest has once again examined eleven children’s toothpastes and they are all recommended. Parents don’t have to dig deep into their pockets to get a good toothpaste – very good pastes are available for as little as 60 cents per 100 milliliters.
Last year, Stiftung Warentest criticized many toothpastes for children for containing too little fluoride. Minerals such as fluoride strengthen tooth enamel. The product testers criticized the inadequate caries protection. On top of that, they found titanium dioxide in every second paste. The dye is no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority. It cannot be ruled out that the dye damages the genetic material.
Stiftung Warentest: Very good children’s toothpastes are available for little money
This year, the product testers repeated the test with eleven children’s toothpastes that, according to the package, do not contain titanium dioxide. Products from manufacturers who had removed the dye from their formulation since the last test were also retested. A total of ten children’s toothpastes received a rating of “very good”.
Curaden’s most expensive product, “Curaprox Kids”, comes in last place with a “good”. The children’s toothpaste costs an impressive 10.80 euros per 100 milliliters. The “Tabaluga tooth gel” from Edeka came in first and second place – once with the flavor of chewing gum and once with strawberry. And the price is only around 60 cents per 100 milliliters. With the large selection of “very good” children’s toothpastes, parents just have to convince their children to scrub their teether regularly.