Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
Oral hygiene is an incredibly important component to your overall health. The mouth is the gateway to the body and, as such, a healthy mouth usually equates to a healthy body. Good in, good out. Bad in, bad out. On top of your overall health, having clean teeth and fresh breath is an obviously nice perk for you and others alike!
Starting good oral hygiene routines with your children while they are at a young age helps ensure that they maintain good habits throughout their life. Oral health is simply too important to scrimp or slack off on. Starting your children off on the right foot just makes sense.
So, why exactly is oral health a key to overall health? Bacteria can build up on teeth and make your gums prone to infection. Your immune system attempts to fight the infection causing your gums to become inflamed. This inflammation will continue unless the infection heals. If left unchecked, the inflammation can damage your gums and the bone structure that hold your teeth in place. The result is severe gum disease and decline in overall health.
Oral Care Products for Instilling Healthy Habits with Your Children
baby Buddy has created a fantastic oral care program to assure that your children maintain a healthy, clean smile throughout the pivotal early years. The program is divided down into easy to understand stages with unique products for each stage. These stages and their respective products are designed with a specific age group’s unique needs in mind. As baby Buddy puts it:
We at baby Buddy want to make this process as effortless as possible, so we have provided a roadmap for good oral health via a collection of products designed to clean and care for gums and budding teeth from birth and throughout every stage of infant and childhood development.
Stage 1 (0-16 Months)
Stage 1 Tooth Tissues are designed for gum care through the teething process. These bubble gum flavored all-natural bamboo wipes are infused with Xylitol and are paraben and fluoride free. Simply wipe the teeth and gums after feeding, especially after night time feeding to help prevent “nursing bottle” or “baby bottle” decay. Zellene was apprehensive at first, but she ended up loving the bubble gum flavoring. It was a task just to get the tissue back from her!
Stage 2 (3+ Months)
The Stage 2 Silicone Finger Toothbrush is equipped with a textured side for massaging, soothing, and cleaning tender gums before the first tooth appears. Zellene was still excited about the Tooth Tissues and was more willing to give the Finger Toothbrush a chance. She seemed to enjoy it, although she was eager for another bubble gum Tooth Tissue! Zellene already has some teeth so we used the brush on the tender areas of her gums where new teeth are trying to come through. She seemed to especially like the sensations of the silicone bristles on these tender spots.
Stage 3 (4-16 Months)
The Stage 3 Wipe-N-Brush is similar in design to the Silicone Finger Toothbrush but is instead used in conjunction with a Stage 1 Tooth Tissue. The Wipe-N-Brush is designed to clean and soothe those newly-arrived front teeth and back molars. To use, simply wrap a Tooth Tissue over your finger and slip the Finger Brush over that. The silicone will protect your finger from bites while it cleans and soothes baby‘s gums!
Stage 4 (4+ Months)
The Stage 4 baby‘s 1st Toothbrush is designed as a toothbrush disguised as a teether. It is intended for supervised children to begin cleaning their teeth and gums on their own. This easy-to-use, soft infant toothbrush works together with water to remove harmful sugars and bacteria from the mouth as a child chews on the unique designed head. Zellene chewed on this thing like there was no tomorrow! The violence with which she chomped down on the brush looked like something you’d see on Shark Week. (Notice the Tooth Tissue in the other hand. She LOVES those things!)
Stage 5 (4-24 Months)
The Stage 5 360 Toothbrush Step 1 is designed for parents and caregivers to use with children ages four months through two years, as baby teeth grow in. Featuring .07mm microfiber bristles, this toothbrush is packed with 10x more (and softer!) bristles than a standard toothbrush. Use only with water and brush softly for more effective brushing and greater plaque removal.
Stage 6 (2-12 Years)
The Stage 6 360 Toothbrush Step 2 is intended for parents and caregivers to use with children and then supervise as they transition to brushing their own teeth. Step 2 is designed for ages two years through twelve years and helps encourage independent tooth brushing. The Step 2 appears identical to the Step 1, but features .09mm microfiber bristles rather than .07mm. It still features 10x more bristles than a standard toothbrush. Use only with water and brush softly for more effective brushing and greater plaque removal.
Maggie, Jacob, and Zellene all liked using their 360 brushes. Because of the design of the head, they don’t have to open their mouths as wide and can brush the top and bottom teeth at once. I suspect this is far more comfortable than brushing with a standard brush which includes having to hold their mouths open wider for longer. The microfiber bristles, being softer and smaller, add to the comfort level as well.
The Oral Care Kit (0-24 Months)
If you want all the essentials for the first two years, this product kit is for you. Take care of baby‘s gums and teeth from the start. baby Buddy is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind, solution kit for Early Oral Care Health. Each kit includes five products, Stages 1-5, that cover the first two years of a child’s life. I’d highly suggest this kit. It is far more convenient than trying to remember to order each stage separately. We parents have enough on our plate as it is and this Oral Care Kit makes it just a little simpler on us all!
We’ve been highly impressed with the baby Buddy Oral Care line. These products are truly unique from other infant and child dental products I’ve seen or used. Zellene is a huge fan of the Tooth Tissues and Finger Toothbrushes and I like not receiving a painful bite while trying to clean her teeth! Maggie and Jake love the 360 Brushes because of the easy-to-hold handles and the added comfort of the microfiber bristles. They are simply much more comfortable for them to use compared to traditional toothbrushes.
Oral care is so important for the present and future health of your children. Getting them started on good oral hygiene habits is imperative for a lifetime of good dental and overall physical health. We are excited to have found such fantastic products wrapped up into a package that promotes ease-of-use and convenience for us as parents. Visit baby Buddy online to order their Oral Care line and check out their other fantastic products as well! You’ll love it!
Buy It: All their fantastic products can be ordered from the official Baby Buddy website!