Tom's of Maine Natural Care Toothpaste, Antiplaque, Tartar Control & Whitening, Peppermint, 6 oz (170 g) (Pack of 6)
- Pack of six, 6-ounce per tube (total of 36-ounces)
- Natural calcium base cleans teeth thoroughly and effectively right down to the gum line
- 100 percent fluoride free
- Features hydrated silica purified from the earth for whitening and stain removal
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Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.
Calcium Carbonate, Glycerin, Water, Xylitol, Hydrated Silica, Zinc Citrate Trihydrate, Peppermint Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Carrageenan, Sodium Bicarbonate
Brush thoroughly, preferably after each meal but at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician.
Top Customer Reviews
I have been using Tom's of Maine flouride free toothpaste for almost two years now and am glad I made the switch. I originally switched mainly due to fear after hearing the dangers of flouride. However, this is controversial and I will not go too much in depth. However, what I did realize was that I am probably swallowing a decent amount of flouride by not completely rinsing my mouth out every time I brush (usually I just swish/spit once). By using this toothpaste you will not have to worry about swallowing the toothpaste as there is no warning label on it, though i don't recommend swallowing it. Though flouride free, it offers much protection against cavities as I am a twice a day brusher and have actually seen a decrease in cavities after switching. If combined with flossing (as I only recently have started doing), you will almost certainly not get any cavities. You may have to get used to the bland taste and watery texture, but i think the flavor is acceptable. Since making the switch, I had have experienced a dramatic decrease in canker sores likely caused by harsh ingredients in typical Colgate and Crest toothpaste. This alone perhaps is enough of a selling point. Soon more people will make the switch to more natural toothpastes like this. If you want the benefits of natural toothpastes, try Tom's of Maine or even Burt's Bees (which my dentist recommended). Also, it is important to note that I prefer Pepperment over Spearment Tom's as the taste is significantly more pleasant.Read more ›
Here are my findings:
-metal tube, which is really cool and easy to crimp
-less aftertaste than conventional toothpastes (i.e. it actually rinses out of my mouth, unlike most toothpastes where I have to wait an hour before I can eat no matter how much I rinse)
-lathers/foams well, for good tooth coverage
-mild on the gums, less irritating for me personally
-strong whitening power, gets my teeth cleaner and more polished than conventional toothpastes, which I didn't at all expect
Cons (major con!)
-what is with the taste? I have tried baking soda toothpastes before, and this one is even worse in the taste department than those - there is not enough of a peppermint taste or the refreshing tingle I was hoping for, tasted mostly of dirt/salt, the likely culprit being the silica in it
-more expensive than conventional pastes
I will keep using this product on principle and for the health of my teeth, but the taste is a real downer. Otherwise, a great product.
Several vigilant reviewers have pointed out that Tom’s (now owned by Colgate-Palmolive) add sodium lauryl sulfate (aka SLS or SDS) to their toothpaste. There’s no evidence that SLS causes cancer but it can be a skin irritant at higher concentrations and has been shown to exacerbate canker sores in sensitive people. SLS is not naturally occurring – it’s made from fatty acids such as those found in coconut oil. Tom’s says: “When used in our toothpaste, SLS has limited contact with the gums and is then rinsed out. At the levels used in our products, SLS has no known toxicity — not even when ingested.”
On the fluoride front, the addition to fluoride to water (practiced in the US but not in most European countries) helps to reduce dental decay but also carries some risks. I think we (involuntarily) get enough fluoride in our water – supplementing this with the even more fluoride in toothpaste is unnecessary in my view, considering that there are several concerns regarding its use. Quick summary of fluoride dosage and toxicity: around 5 grams is a potentially lethal dose for an adult and 60 mg for an average 2 year old. If a child were to accidentally swallow less than half a tube of toothpaste (such as Colgate Kids), it could be fatal. Then, around 0.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fluoride Free, all natural tooth paste. can't get any better. Great price superior product. I buy this tooth paste always, no exceptions.Published 6 months ago by S. P. R.
I could no longer use the heavily sweetened toothpastes from Colgate and the other makers. Once you adjust to the simple clean and minty taste of this stuff, you'll never go back... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dodger
used to love you till this......I want Natural, not conglomerate......no... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
all i'm gonna say is that i'm 23 and i don't remember the last time i got a cavity but it was probably when i was a kid. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Blake
This toothpaste does not contain fluoride, which you need to prevent cavities. After using it for less than two years, I had a mouthful of cavities, a first for me as I am... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rhys