Toothpaste seems like a bit of an odd thing to talk about on a nail art and beauty blog, but our teeth are an incredibly important part of our bodies and we need love too! I have a crazy obsession with toothpaste and always have at least two tubes hanging around just in case. Oral hygiene goodies tend to excite me and with Earth Day just around the corner, why not introduce an eco-friendly toothpaste to keep our smiles cavity-free and pearly white?
Tom’s of Maine Cavity Protection Toothpaste ($5.99) is an ACTUAL toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association so it’s not just some random household toothpaste. It actually does work to prevent and reduce tooth decay while naturally sourced fluoride acts to remineralize soft areas in teeth before they can turn into cavities. Overtime, this toothpaste promises to strengthen tooth structure and make enamel more resistant to decay.
Final Verdict: The first time I used this toothpaste I was a bit weirded out by the taste or rather “lack thereof”. I never realized just how sweet “regular” toothpaste was until trying Tom’s of Maine. The taste is still minty and leaves your mouth feeling refreshed, but is less sugary in taste. I also found the foam level to be thicker than that of the regular toothpaste, but not uncomfortably so. It’s not like your mouth is overflowing or anything, but it was a subtle difference that I did make note of.
Did it work any better than Crest or Colgate? I guess I won’t know until I go for my next check-up in July, but rest-assured that I will mention something if my teeth have an abnormally high number of cavities! For now, all I can say is that for an eco-toothpaste, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the taste of it and of course that all of the ingredients are human-friendly and openly shared with consumers on the Tom’s of Maine website.
If fluoride is not your thing (there is a bit of controversy about it) Tom’s of Maine also has a baking soda version of this toothpaste.
PR sample provided for review.