Saturday, October 30, 2010

Review: Xlear Spry Tooth Gel and Baby Banana Brush

One of my absolute least favorite things about motherhood is dealing with teething. I'm pretty sure that since my son first started growing 2.5 years ago, we've constantly had someone cranky about a new tooth coming in! So I'm pretty determined to keep all these nice new teeth clean and healthy, which means lots of teeth brushing!

Thanks to Xlear and the Family Review Network, we recently received a new dental product to try out with Vivian and her ten shiny new teeth- the Baby Banana Brush training toothbrush and Spry Kids Tooth Gel. The toothbrush is a great one for getting your little one's teeth clean. It's easy to hold on to, with a thick base and a flexible top. Everything is made of a soft plastic, so it's safe for your child to bite down on, with no worry of a little part coming off in his or her mouth. The flexibility of the brush is great too and makes it very easy to maneuver around your child's mouth to make sure you get all of their teeth and gums brushed. 

The Spry Tooth Gel that came with the brush is a strawberry-banana flavor, which Vivian really enjoyed. According to the information that came with the brush and gel, this tooth gel is all-natural with no additives or artificial sweeteners, and it contains a high concentration of xylitol.  The pamphlet also noted that xylitol is endorsed by many dentists and, when applied to the teeth, promotes optimal calcium absorption and the development of healthy teeth.  There is no fluoride in this gel, so it is safe for your child to swallow.

 Vivian enjoys having her teeth brushed (and enjoys a bit of chewing) with the Baby Banana Brush and Spry Tooth Gel

The Baby Banana Brush is designed for use with children 12 months of age and up, and the Spry Tooth Gel can be used from age 3 months up to 8 years!

Disclosure:This post was written for Family Review Network & Xlear who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.