Have you ever wondered why Indians have been chewing neem leaves and neem twigs (datun) for generations? Today all the dental care products are full of chemicals and when it comes to our little ones, we have to be more cautious. But there is still one kind of product we can lean on, NEEM TEETHERS.
- Neem wood has antibacterial and antifungal properties so Neem Teethers are easy to maintain. You just need to clean it with water and let it air dry.
- Our ancestors have been using neem from generation to boost their immunity and it is also said that chewing neem twigs helps to keep teeth healthy and prevents gum disease.
- When babies’ teeth start coming in, which usually happens around 4 months- 2 years, their gums are sore and they need something they can easily hold on to with their fingers and put pressure on it with their gums which soothes them.
- Neem teethers are either bare or only polished with food grade oil or beeswax which will not do any harm to babies, instead providing all the goodness to them. Many teethers present in the market are full of chemicals like BPA and some plastic teethers have liquid filling in them which can be accidentally punctured by a child’s erupting teeth causing them to swallow whatever is inside it.
- Scientists have also proven that contact with the wood induces physiological relaxations ( Physiological Effects of Touching Wood (nih.gov) ) so it can be really beneficial for the babies at the teething age as they are probably very irritated because of sore gums.