An Uncomplicated Life Blog: 4 Myths of All Natural Toothpaste

Monday, September 14, 2015

4 Myths of All Natural Toothpaste

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Everyone has jumped on the "all-natural" train these days. But what does that really mean? Can a company label a product as "natural" and still have potentially harmful chemicals in it? You know from my posts about non-toxic cleaners and essential oils that I'm all about reducing the hazards in my home and food, so I'm exploring all natural toothpaste and oral health!

Tom's of Maine all natural toothpaste #NaturalGoodness #ad #CollectiveBias

I've been on a bender of sorts to eliminate harmful chemicals and toxic cleaners and products from my home. As a parent, I don't want that stuff around my children or family. As a pregnant woman, I don't want that stuff affecting my fetus. As a pet owner, I don't want my dogs getting into that junk and harming themselves!

Many times when we hear all natural, we think these myths: 
a) it doesn't work
b) it tastes like garbage
c) it's expensive
d) I have to go out of my way to find it

Guys, none of that is the case here! I was able to find Tom's of Maine® toothpaste at my nearest Walmart store and didn't even spend $5!

That clears up the convenience and expense myths. They have tons of options to choose from, and I was pleasantly surprised to see a whitening version. As an avid coffee drinker, I snatched that up immediately! In the same aisle, there's a children's version. Henry has 16 teeth and we're just starting to introduce him to teeth brushing. He loves strawberry flavored anything, so I grabbed this version for him.

Tom's of Maine is both easy to find and affordable!
Let's talk about how the product works. Both products are approved by the ADA (American Dental Association), so they meet or exceed national standards for oral health. Tom's of Maine® is made right here in the USA (in Maine, no less!) and do not contain artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives, animal ingredients or animal testing. Want to learn more about their products, what's in them and how they're made? Check them out! They also make things like deodorant, bar soap and mouthwash.


And finally, taste. I'll be honest, I was concerned about this one. My sister has used this brand for years, and back when we lived together, I would "borrow" (why do we say borrow - I wasn't going to give it back after I used it!) some of hers when I would run out of my conventional brand. I remember thinking it tasted weird.

Fast forward five years to a more holistic health focused Paige, and I thought it tasted GREAT! It clearly lacks the sugar that all conventional brands pack into their toothpastes (yes; you're brushing your teeth with a sugar-loaded product when you use conventional brands) but it tasted fresh and left my mouth feeling clean! I was impressed, and I honestly love this toothpaste.


But what would Henry think of an all natural strawberry children's toothpaste?! Well friends, he loved it too! He isn't two yet, so we don't use an actual brush. Instead, I put a very small amount on my finger and brushed his teeth and gums with a rubbing motion. He licked his lips, looked at me and said, "Mmmm!" (I'm not kidding. That's what he does when he likes a new flavor - I'm going to try to capture it and put it on Instagram, it's so cute!)

All natural products, including Tom's of Maine®, can get a bad rep as being inconvenient, expensive, tasteless and ineffective. But all of those myths don't apply to these toothpastes! All natural products are so important if you're focused on expelling harmful products from your home. Not sure you want to take the plunge and try it? Walmart is having an in-store demo on Tom's of Maine toothpaste on September 19! If you find yourself shopping this weekend, stop by and check it out to learn more about the product and an all-natural lifestyle AND get coupons for their products!

9 comments:

  1. I love the Toms toothpaste! My sister uses it and I always mean to pick it up when I get home. It's totally affordable and easy to find. Thanks for the reminder girl!

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  2. I got the Children's strawberry toothpaste for my daughter a while back. The first few times she used it she said it tasted funky. I just tried to go back to a traditional toothpaste and she spit it out and asked for the Tom's!

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  3. I used to use Tom's all the time before I started using YL's toothpaste. It's way better than conventional brands. And the kids options are awesome too.

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  4. I've used Tom's toothpaste for years and swear it has helped the sores I used to get monthly in my mouth! Love love love this toothpaste!

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  5. You have officially convinced me to take a closer look at TOMS!! I always walk right by it because of all those "myths"... But I wanna try a fun flavor! ;)

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  6. I definitely used to the think it tasted weird too (I also borrowed my sister's).
    But girl. There's SUGAR, actual SUGAR in toothpaste?!
    Uhhhhh.......

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  7. We are going to have to try Tom's. My family has tried others in the past and they have tasted funky. I will try Tom's next, thanks!

    www.justamilitaryfamily.com

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  8. We have been using Tom's of Maine as a family for years. My kids (who are 6 and 4) actually really like the mint flavors because they are not "spicy" like other mint toothpastes. #client

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  9. i definitely want to try this - i keep hearing about it! i'll have to swing by wal-mart on my way home.

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