Thank you so much for cutting through all of the extraneous information out there and getting to the heart of what needs to happen for maintaining a healthy mouth.
We just ordered Spiffies for our 3 month old. I looked at the ingredients and noticed Spiffies contains citric acid. This surprised me because I know you talk about citric acid dangers both in your book and on your blog.
Can you clarify why you think Spiffies is safe given it contains citric acid?
It appears that Spiffies work well – a new study just came out showing that infants using Spiffies did not get cavities. I suggest that if you like – it is also good to use granular xylitol dissolved in water – or eat the crystals off a spoon, in stead of or in addition to, cleaning teeth with Spiffies.
My comments about this study are that using Spiffies does not offer anything close to the dosage of xylitol needed to eradicate cavity causing bacteria. Despite this fact, using Spiffies was found to be very helpful.
You can certainly make your own wipe with xylitol and keep Spiffies as an adjunct for days when you don’t have time or are traveling.