Botanically Bright Whitening Toothpaste by Tom’s of Maine

toms toothpaste1Tom’s is known for it’s natural toothpaste, but only a few are SLS-free. It seems silly to switch to natural toothpaste if we are still ingesting sulfates when we brush, so we tried this natural, SLS-free, fluoride free whitening toothpaste with chamomile and aloe, spearmint flavor.  It has a nice taste and creamy consistency (not too thick, not too runny). It would be an easy transition from traditional toothpaste brands, and leaves your mouth/breath feeling quite fresh.  However, the second ingredient in this toothpaste is hydrated silica, which is primarily used as an abrasive.  In this case it is probably also used as a whitener, polishing away the surface of the tooth and possibly harming the enamel.  Will using this toothpaste lead to dental problems in the future? We want to trust Tom’s, but we are still on the lookout for a silica-free natural option.

Ingredients: sorbitol, hydrated silica, water, xylitol, organic Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, lauryl glucoside, natural flavor (spearmint oil and other natural flavor), sodium cocoyl glutamate, xanthan gum, titanium dioxide, carrageenan, Stevia rebaudiana extract, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract.

 

Product Review, Toothpaste

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