Dear Dr. Ellie:
I was just wondering if you are going to make any products for infants? Or is it possible to give the xylitol granules in the baby formula through out the day? Please let me know I am very curoius thanks so much.
Thanks for your message.
There is a special infant baby wipe for teeth designed by Dr. Ray Wagner and this is called a Spiffies wipe.
This wipe is 100 percent xylitol with flavor. It is a great product but can be a little expensive for some people.
You can make your own wipe by dissolving some xylitol in water and applying to a soft brush or on a cloth. You want about 4 oz granular xylitol in a couple of ounces of water. You can also give this solution in a baby bottle or a sippy cup.
If an infant has thrush in their mouth this will help relieve the symptoms in a matter of hours and the condition will go away in a couple of days. Xylitol is antibacterial ( against the harmful mouth germs) probiotic ( encourages the good mouth bacteria) and anti-fungal (gets rid of thrush and Candida). It is best to wipe teeth or let the baby sip xylitol liquid several times a day try to have a little contact with xylitol at least five or six times a day.
As the infant grows you can feed a few grains on a teaspoon at the end of each drink or meal.
The sugary solution will coat the teeth and protect them from harmful bacteria. You don’t need more than a teaspoon a day but spaced out multiple times through the day is most effective.
Remember, parents spread germs from their own mouths onto their children’s teeth during kisses and sharing food. Adults and other siblings should try to consume about 6 grams of xylitol each day to clean their own mouths and make sure they are healthy.
Here is a link to the little booklet you can download from the website:
Hope this helps!
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