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Xyla Toothpaste and Mouthwash for Kids

FAM, health By July 31, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments
Xyla Toothpaste and MouthwashThe world just got a bit sweeter – but our toothpaste didn’t! Xyla has introduced both child and adult toothpaste and mouthwash in their new oral care line. It’s got the same xylitol we love for our morning coffee and strawberry jam, but it is light years better for our teeth than our typical sugar-filled pastes. Cavities are the world’s most common chronic illness and nearly 4 billion people suffer from untreated oral disease globally. The Xyla REFRESH Oral Care line has the ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, plaque and dental cavities by 80%.

I don’t often enjoy writing about bacteria that cause both tooth decay and ear infections. Eewww. So hopeful that the kids would make the switch easy for me, I slipped the new products onto their bathroom counter and waited. They carried on. And on. And they loved it! I’ve been attempting to reduce sugar in every possible place and oral care was a sneaky one I hadn’t considered. I’m a happy mom and they are happy kids.

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that helps reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth and aid in the re-mineralization of tooth enamel. There are several different xylitol brands but Xyla, a Canadian brand, produces xylitol from North American hardwood trees and is non-GMO and completely natural.

 

 

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What is the Best Way to start Brushing my Baby’s Teeth?

baby, FAM, health By September 15, 2009 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Many parents ask – what is the best way to start brushing my baby’s teeth? Well we have some answers for you!

Begin brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as their first tooth appears.  Use a soft, baby toothbrush with just a tiny dab of fluoride toothpaste.  Brush twice a day; brushing before bed is especially important.  Don’t miss brushing where the teeth and gums meet!  Lift your baby’s lip regularly to check for white or brown spots on their teeth. Look closely along the gum line.  Call your dentist if you notice anything unusual.  Take your baby to see a dentist once their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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