December 1, 2010
Artifical Mint Leaving You Not So Fresh? Detox Your Dental Care with Our Natural Toothpaste Roundup!
Posted by MSLO Blogger
I'm not the sort of person to worry about every single chemical or additive in my life. I live in New York City, after all, breathing city air and drinking tap water from 100 year old pipes everyday. I do, however, loathe the assault that artificial mint unleashes on my mouth when I use conventional toothpaste, drying it out and leaving a coat of flavor so overwhelming that unless I wait 30 minutes before eating, my breakfast will taste like a science experiment. The solution to my problem is simple: Use natural toothpaste. So now I do, and both Terri and I can attest (and did attest on today's Whole Living) that the options available today are much more appealing than the plain old pasty, baking soda-based models of the past. Here are four that are worth a try. Three more than match the texture and efficacy of conventional brands the natural way, and one we recommend if you really want to take it down to the basics and don't mind using an actual soap to clean your teeth.
1 Tom's of Maine was my favorite: texture as smooth and creamy as any conventional brand, fresh mint taste, recyclable packaging, cruelty-free, 100% natural, and well-priced to boot. ($4.29 for 5.2 oz)
2 The Natural Dentist was Terri's favorite for its efficient packaging, creamy texture, and pleasantly spicy mint taste. ($6.19 for 5 oz)
3 Burt's Bees makes great toothpastes with subtle mint and thick texture, 100% natural without flouride and 99.2% natural with it, all in convenient upright tubes. ($4.99 for 4 oz)
4 For chemically sensitive people who want more than plain old baking soda and water, there are just four wholly non-toxic ingredients in Tooth Soap. It's nothing like toothpaste - it's soap! - but it does work. ($15.95 for 1 oz concentrate)
More natural product reviews:
Detox Your Shampoo - We Give You the Score on 15 Brands
Detox Your Deodorant - A Review of Natural Brands and a DIY Recipe
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