Monday, December 22, 2014

My Dentist's Choice tooth tissues #review and #giveaway

The most common cause of dental cavities in kids 2-5 years old is going to sleep with a bottle of drinks that have sugars like milk, formula and juice. Babies who nurse to sleep are also at risk because breast milk has natural sugars. I always thought that oral care started as soon as a baby’s tooth erupted. My daughter sprouted her firth tooth 2 days after she turned 8 months and I diligently set to begin our oral care routine. Have you ever tried brushing a baby’s teeth? It’s almost impossible, especially if their gums are still swollen from teething.

What I didn’t know was that the American Dental Association actually recommends starting oral care early by cleaning a baby’s gums and cheeks with a moist washcloth or wipe even before teeth erupt. Wiping a baby’s gums not only helps remove plaque and excess milk or formula but also helps getting your baby used to oral stimulation. This will help introduce a toothbrush sooner and easier. I wish I had known about Tooth Tissues earlier. Today I’m excited to share our experience with Tooth Tissues as an alternative method to the traditional brush.

My Dentist’s Choice Tooth Tissues are disposable textured dental wipes that help remove plaque and clean a child’s teeth and gums. What’s so great about these tooth tissues? They were invented by parents, who just happened to be dentists, for their own kids! Knowing the dangers of letting milk sit in their daughter’s mouth, these two dentists used their sleeves, shirts and anything within reach to wipe their baby’s mouth. This led them to create a disposable, safe and effective wipe they could use and thus Tooth Tissues were born.

Tooth Tissues are uniquely textured for plaque removal, neutral flavored, fluoride-free, paraben-free and sugar-free, and contain xylitol, which is known sweetener that helps reduce caries. They are also certified natural by the Natural Products Association and are eco-friendly. The resalable packages come with 10 or 30 wipes and are convenient for travel. You can even use them on the go when you don’t have a toothbrush on hand. I usually keep an individually wrapped wipe on my purse just in case.

“Our complete ingredients are: Water, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrated silica, xylitol, xanthan gum, sodium levulinate, sodium phytate, and potassium sorbate. Sodium Levulinate is a corn derived preservative that is 100% natural and eco-friendly. Sodium Phytate is a rice bran derivative that is a stabilizer. It is 100% natural and eco-friendly.” -Tooth Tissues

I thought my daughter wouldn’t like the taste or texture but she proved me wrong. Babies love chewing on the tissue and she easily lets me wipe her mouth with these wipes. They’re pretty sturdy and won’t tear when she bites them. She’s now learning how to “play” with these wipes and has gotten used to oral stimulation. She’s still shies away from the toothbrush at times but does allows me to brush her three teeth. My daughter often nurses to sleep and I can easily wipe her gums and cheeks with these gentle wipes before setting her down. 

We love using Tooth Tissues and do not hesitate to recommend them to other parents. These dental wipes are a good and easy way to begin the oral care journey with your children.

Win a bundle package that includes one package of each 10- and 30-count Tooth Tissues, and four individually-wrapped Tooth Tissues that are perfect for travel. Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age and older. This giveaway closes January 12th! 



Tooth Tissues provided the above Tooth Tissue package samples for the purpose of this review. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and the opinions expressed here are based on my experience using the products.

7 comments:

  1. I think dental care for babies is important, but like most, I find it difficult. These would be handy!

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  2. Used this for my son and they were great!

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  3. I think starting early with baby dental care is a must. These would be great.

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  4. I think it's important to start out good habits! Healthy teeth and gums help prevent other issues and infections so I'd like to win these for my boys!!

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  5. I know it's important, but such a drag :-P

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  6. I love this idea! It's never too young to start good dental hygiene and habits!

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  7. It's a great way to get babies started early and used to having their teeth/gums cleaned!

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