The Lasky Pediatric Group team has found a useful product that can help in the fight against the bacteria that causes tooth decay in your child’s teeth from the moment they appear. Spiffies – Natural Oral Care Wipes – are an effective, easy,and flouride-free way to clean your infant’s newly-emerging teeth – especially after nursing or their nighttime bottle. So before they can learn to brush, Spiffies can help reduce bacteria levels and give your child a better chance at being cavity-free.
What many parents don’t realize is that their children are really not born with “bad” teeth or in other words, teeth prone to tooth decay and cavities. It is actually a specific bacteria (called strep mutants), passed from primary caregiver to child that will ultimately determine a child’s predisposition to dental decay. Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol, has been found to kill that bacteria and ultimately be an effective way to prevent tooth decay.