After trying several different kinds of Tom’s of Maine toothpastes, I’ve come to realize that they are all flawed in some way or another. Most of them have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (and not to mention fluoride: don’t even get me started on fluoride), and the ones that are SLS and fluoride free still don’t freshen my breath. I’m a frequent flosser, a mouth-washer, and a tongue brusher…so I’m pretty sure that it’s no fault of my own.
After giving up on Tom’s of Maine, I decided to try Burt’s Bees Fluoride-Free Whitening Toothpaste. Since Burt’s Bees steers clear of SLS, I didn’t have to worry about finding that in the list of ingredients. I was a little apprehensive; Burt’s Bees has let me down a time or two (Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner was a big ol’ waste of my time). Maybe my setting the bar low was a good thing, though. I really love this toothpaste. My mouth actually feels clean, and the taste is nice and minty. After flossing, brushing, and rinsing my mouth with Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash, my mouth feels as great as it does after a teeth-cleaning at the dentist’s office. And it was only five dollars. What a steal!
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