Many new parents tend to be unsure of when, and how to properly begin cleaning their baby’s first teeth. In addition, the large variety of children’s dental products often can leave parents feeling confused and questioning the safety of the product’s ingredients. With February marked to celebrate the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month, now is the ideal time for your children to begin using an all natural teeth cleaning product.
A baby’s first teeth will generally begin to emerge between the ages of 4 and 7 months, according to kidshealth.org. This is a prime time to begin cleaning your baby’s teeth as you’ve also most likely begun feeding her solids. Many pediatric dentists recommend cleaning your baby’s gums and new teeth after feedings. Using a wet washcloth or gauze will help clean your baby’s mouth, but introducing a product, such as a Spiffies tooth wipes, can prove to work much more effectively.
The FDA approved Spiffies were created by Pediatrician Ray Wagner, who realized the dental benefits of xylitol, a natural substance found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. In addition to feeding your baby healthy foods and limiting her sugar intake, using xylitol on a regular basis will help your baby maintain a healthy mouth. Xylitol has been proven to effectively reduce the bacteria in the mouth and nasal passages that contribute to the onset of tooth decay and ear infections.
For toddlers, Spiffies carries the “I can Brush” cleaning solution, which can be used instead of toothpaste. Also containing xylitol, this mouth cleaning solution is smooth and comes in a tasty grape flavor, which helps to make teeth brushing for little ones a much more enjoyable experience. To find out where you can buy Spiffies, and to see a complete list of products and pricing, visit www.spiffies.com.