When I recently expressed my frustration and disappointment with the poor quality of the leading-brand toothpaste I was using, a friend suggested that I switch to an all-natural toothpaste instead. After asking a few different people for recommendations, I decided to try Tom’s of Maine natural anticavity fluoride toothpaste. After using only one tube, I have made Tom’s of Maine my new toothpaste of choice.
The biggest benefit of Tom’s of Maine toothpaste is that it contains absolutely no artificial ingredients. It is sweetened with xylitol, a naturally-occurring substance that tastes much like sugar, but which, unlike sugar, is actually good for teeth. According to www.xylitol.org, “Xylitol use reduces tooth decay rates both in high-risk groups (high caries prevalence, poor nutrition, and poor oral hygiene) and in low risk groups (low caries incidence using all current prevention recommendations).”
Tom’s of Maine takes great pains to ensure that their toothpaste is biodegradable and that none of its ingredients have been tested on animals. The ingredients are also kept as close to their natural state as possible, with minimal processing (www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/ifs). (The company follows these policies for their other products as well.) In a world where we are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious, these facts are a huge draw for consumers.
Unfortunately, the flavor of Tom’s of Maine toothpaste leaves something to be desired, at least at first. Tom’s of Maine natural anticavity fluoride toothpaste does not have as strong a flavor as some other more popular toothpastes, which was a bit of a letdown in the beginning. But after just a few uses, I began to enjoy the flavor of Tom’s of Maine toothpaste, and am now completely satisfied with the subtle flavor.
Hard as it is to believe, my teeth and gums are actually healthier after using only one tube of Tom’s of Maine anticavity toothpaste, even though nothing else about my oral hygiene routine has changed. My gums have better color and are less tender, and my teeth are less sensitive to heat and cold than they were before I switched. Tom’s of Maine toothpaste also freshens my breath as well as, if not better than, the other toothpastes that I’ve tried. Switching to Tom’s of Maine natural anticavity toothpaste was the best decision I have ever made for the health of my mouth. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tom’s of Maine natural anticavity fluoride toothpaste to anyone looking for a natural solution to their oral hygiene needs.