I used these for my son because he never let me brush his teeth and gums when he first starting getting teeth. He liked them so that was important but I didn't like how they felt on my fingers. They felt sticky and just kind of uncomfortable so even though they worked I didn't use them as much as I should unless I put gloves on. Sometimes I would just let him chew on them and he would spit them out.
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Grape Spiffies Xylitol Tooth Wipes
Grape Spiffies Xylitol Tooth Wipes
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- Disposable, convenient towelettes that wrap around your finger, making it easier than ever to clean your child’s teeth and gums.
- Can be used without water, even if the baby is asleep -- just gently rub the gums and you are done!
- Clinically proven to reduce cavities with regular use, and uniquely designed to help parents clean their children's teeth in a comforting, enjoyable, and pain-free way.
- The nubby texture provides a soothing massage on infant gums, which can ease teething pain and effectively scrub away microbial plaque.
- The naturally sweet flavor creates a positive experience with oral health that can last a lifetime!
- Sustainably made in the USA
Spiffies are made in the USA and our company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Spiffies have had an independent study published by the International Association of Dental Research.
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I love these for my daughter. I used to try to brush her teeth with a baby tooth brush and it honestly was a battle that ended with tears and poorly cleaned teeth. These wipes work really well and best of all my daughter lets me brush them. The first time she let me brush more than she would with a regular tooth brush. I continued every night and within a week I was able to brush each tooth well. She had her first dental exam and the dentist said that we are doing a great job.
I started using these wipes once my daughter turned 1 after receiving some samples from her dentist. Prior to that, I used tooth tissues. I like these much better than tooth tissues because they are individually packaged and don't dry out. Also they come in fun flavors that my daughter seems to prefer. I have her lay down with her head in my lap so I can see inside her mouth. I brush her teeth then wipe her teeth with the spiffies wipes. Maybe it's overkill but she hasn't had any cavities or dental problems yet.
My pedodontist told me that in a small percentage of cases (perhaps 5%), breastfeeding during the night can cause tooth decay in babies. I was surprised to hear that, because I've read so much about the subject, and most babies with teeth can safely breastfeed at night and not develop decay. However, my pedodontist has seen tooth decay firsthand in the babies of very well-informed parents who did everything 'by the book'. She wanted to make sure that I knew that although the risk is low, my baby could be at risk (and there's no way to know if your child has the kind of teeth that will be at risk - until the damage is done). For this reason, she recommended I stop breastfeeding during sleep hours (when a baby's production of protective saliva is greatly reduced). I was reluctant to do that, however, because my baby won't drink cow's or goat's milk (and hates formula), and I produce much more milk at night than during the day. Given those circumstances, she recommended this product, and my baby LOVES the taste of both the apple and the grape. **BEFORE** I breastfeed her in the wee hours, I wipe out her mouth thoroughly with a Spiffie. The package doesn't say anything about this particular usage of the product, but I trust my pedodontist, who explained that by coating the teeth with zylitol (a wood sugar), you give the mouth's bacteria something to eat rather than the natural sugar in breastmilk. Somehow (the details of it escape me), this prevents the bacteria from attacking the baby's teeth. It's still not as safe as brushing the teeth, then not breastfeeding until daylight hours, but it helps mitigate the risk of decay. The only downside is that my baby chomps on my finger -hard!- sometimes. It helps if I use a finger on my other hand to prop her mouth open. Another bonus is that the Spiffies really do seem to placate her if she's teething. She'll really chomp down, suck hard on the Spiffie, and then relax and sleep better after being 'Spiffied'. Just be careful that you have a good hold on the Spiffie; my baby loves it so much she sucks really hard, and might swallow it if I'm not careful.
These are great for on-the-go and travel. I usually use the finger brush on a regular basis, but these come in handy if I don't have easy access to the finger brush. I keep different rooms stocked with a few spiffies for convenience. My girls seem to like the flavor.
I love the ease of cleaning my baby's four little teeth, but he's not a huge fan of the taste.
These things are amazing- especially when frozen. The xylitol prevents cavities, too, so you're proactively teaching your little one to have great tooth & gum health!
Some people would not care to spend the money on these and just use wash cloths and water but for me they are well worth it. We did not use these with my older son and he got cavities. We used them with my daughter and she never got cavities. Maybe it was just luck but I don't think so. I really like these wipes! The kids also didn't mind the routine because the flavor is nice.
These are wonderful! They arrived just in time for my 9 month old's first teeth. Baby and I are both very pleased with this product. She is very good about "brushing her teeth" to get her mouth and new teeth clean throughout the day and at night. However, she falls asleep nursing most of the time so getting a Spiffie before bed has become part of her routine. She likes the grape okay but really prefers the apple. Either flavor she uses right away. After I wipe down her teeth, gums, tongue, and roof of her mouth she chews and sucks on it for a few minutes, then when finished hands it back to me to dispose of. The wipes to have a bit of a stick to them so you will need to wash your hands (and baby's if baby is helping) after use.