DISCLOSURE: Noelle Copeland RDH is an Oral Care Specialist and Dental Consultant who provides content for Brilliant Oral Care and Baby Buddy.
Don't let the name fool you, “Baby Teeth Wipes” are for more than just baby teeth. In fact, a better description might be mouth wipes, tooth tissues, gum towels, or my personal favorite, “after-snack swipes!” In all actuality, I personally use “Baby Teeth wipes” but mine are labeled as ‘Tooth Tissues’ and I LOVE THEM.
Not only do I use them on myself, but I also use them on my kids and I recommend them to my adult and geriatric patients. So if the question is “Should I use baby teeth wipes ?”, then the answer is a resounding YES!!! But don't reserve these amazing little tissues for just babies. Literally, everyone can use them, and here's why you should use them.
Most mouth tissues or tooth tissues are marketed toward babies and toddlers, with good reason and intention. I find that a lot of new parents still don't realize the importance of early oral care efforts. So the oral care industry came up with “Baby Teeth Wipes” that have helped to educate new parents on the value of wiping and cleaning a baby’s mouth after meals.
When you lay the foundation for a healthy mouth by supporting an environment that is ideal for newly erupting “Baby Teeth”, you are helping your child have a healthy start on oral care.
I love xylitol! It is an amazing addition to any oral care program but it’s especially beneficial in mouth wipes. Xylitol is found in many oral care products and here’s why!
I'm one of those people who actually keep a toothbrush in her purse. Call me extra but I find it a necessity. I spend a lot of time running errands and kids all over the place and I can't stand having stale or yucky breath. But it's not always convenient to find somewhere to hygienically pull out my toothbrush.
Years ago I started keeping tooth tissues in my bag and it has been one of my favorite life hacks. I can't tell you the number of times one of my kids forgot to brush their teeth before leaving the house in the morning! So instead of sending them off to school with dragon breath that has the potential to knock out a teacher. I pull out a tooth tissue, hand it over and let them run it all over their teeth, gums, and tongue.
I started to use them on myself as well, especially after finishing my coffee in the car. I hate that stale coffee taste and residue that stays in your mouth afterward but I can't brush after having coffee and you shouldn't either. Coffee is very acidic ( like so many drinks) and it actually causes the protective minerals in your saliva to temporarily reduce, which leaves teeth vulnerable to abrasion. Tooth Brushing immediately after having coffee, over time, can actually cause erosion and abrasion. So I don’t brush after coffee, I use tooth tissues to freshen up.
I've also seen great results from tooth tissue usage in geriatric patients. Toothbrushing is always best but if that can't be performed, for instance, because a patient is unable to open their mouth, using xylitol enhanced tissues on the anterior and buccal surfaces of the teeth, gums, and inside lips is therapeutic and beneficial.
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