Many of the product descriptions for Stimtastic's chewable jewelry mention the level of chewing that the piece is suitable for. But how do you know what kind of chewer you are?
Generally we describe the levels of chewing as light, moderate or aggressive.
You are an aggressive chewer if you often destroy objects, such as pens, pencils, erasers or clothing by chewing on them. You're a light chewer, in contrast, if you leave some tooth marks on those types of objects when chewing or if you find yourself putting objects in your mouth without necessarily biting down on them. You're a moderate chewer if you fall somewhere between the two--sometimes damaging objects by chewing on them but not regularly shredding objects to pieces.
For aggressive chewers, we recommend pendants that are very thick (such as the Phoenix) or that have a wide, thick section (such as the Annular, Mushroom or Droplet Pendants) which stands up longer to heavy chewing. Ultimately any silicone piece will be broken down by aggressive chewing, but choosing the right piece for your chewing style can maximize the life of your chewable.
The cuff bracelet (left) is also a good option for aggressive chewers who bite their wrists or hands. The wide, cuff style bracelet is durable and provides a convenient, protective layer over the skin of the wrist or arm.
For moderate chewers, we recommend our more compact pendants (such as the Alien or the Kleintastic) and our medium weight Faceted bracelet. Of course moderate chewers may also enjoy the pendants designed for aggressive chewers, particularly if they are looking for the kind of feedback that a firmer or denser piece provides. Many of our handheld chewables are also suitable for moderate chewers.
For light chewers, we recommend one of our smaller or softer chewables such as the Dulcimer or Trapezoid pendants. Many of our lighter pendants are also suitable for those who are looking for oral sensory feedback without chewing (for example, having a clean, safe object to suck on or hold in the mouth without chewing).
Does your chewing style vary? Check out the Chewable Mushroom Pendant. With a thick durable umbrella and a contoured flexible stem, it provides options for light to aggressive chewing. The stem is also ideal for sucking on.