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Gentle with a pleasant taste
on April 10, 2012
I've tried every toothpaste imaginable and have seen quite a few trends over the past few decades. Seems like the newest trend is whitening. Whitening toothpastes generally use two approaches: sanding down via baking soda or lifting stains via hydrogen peroxide. The problem with baking soda seems obvious. The problem with hydrogen peroxide is how it may introduce sensitivity to teeth. I always read about tooth sensitivity and thought, 'yeah, right!' Until the day I swished some mouthwash and felt like Ali and Tyson took turns on my molar. I read up on sensitivity and discovered much of it has to do with whitening products, which pretty much IS what the toothpaste aisle has become today.
I was reluctant to buy anything from Tom's for fear it's 'natural' composition wouldn't be adequate to clean my teeth, and that I'd look like a hippie buying it, but I did want to try something something gentler than before and thus considered Tom's Strawberry Toothpaste. I was concerned was that it would be so sugary sweet, like a lot of kid toothpastes (told you, I tried everything) but was pleasantly surprised that it tasted very close to natural strawberries. Because it isn't loaded with Peroxide, Baking Soda or that absurdly strong mint it doesn't feel like it's attacking your teeth and it doesn't leave them dry after brushing, which is a nice change of pace.
Let's be honest, brushing is only meant to brush away the particles of food on the gum line. It was never meant to be the end all of tooth care. That said, this toothpaste, along with regular flossing, has become my comfortable choice of tooth care. Some reviewers complain that this tastes 'chalky' but I haven't noticed that. Maybe all the hydrogen peroxide washed that part of my taste buds away.
Anyway, if you get this get the stuff with fluoride. Fluoride works.