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EIR Reviews Personal Care Products Toothpaste Toms of Maine Natural Anticavity Flouride Toothpaste, Spearmint

Toms of Maine Natural Anticavity Flouride Toothpaste, Spearmint Maff Hot

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Written by Maff     October 03, 2007    
 
6.4
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Contains fluoride for cavity prevention and calcium for clean teeth. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Fluoride helps remineralize soft spots on teeth before they turn into full-fledged cavities and strengthens the tooth structure so enamel becomes more resistant to decay. We use natural ingredients in innovative ways without adding anything artificial. This product does not contain saccharin, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors, or flavors, or animal ingredients. Tom's of Maine products are tested for safety without the use of animals. Made in U.S.A.

 

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I really wanted to like this toothpaste as I do admire Tom's of Maine as a company. They have done a lot to bring products based on natural ingredients into the mainstream.

I can't really fault this toothpaste for it's cleaning ability. It wasn't particularly great at making my teeth really shiny and white but there is a baking soda version available which no doubt produces better results in this area.

The main problem I had with this product is the strange feeling it left after use. Rather than leaving my teeth feeling smooth and polished they felt rather rough and the sensation I got when running my tongue over them was very odd. I don't know if other people would notice this but it really put me off using it. This is not something I have experienced with other toothpastes.

Another concern I have is that Tom's of Maine seem intent on adding fluoride to almost all of their toothpastes. Far from being a "wonder additive" that protects teeth it has been implicated in causing excessive calcification of various body tissues, inhibiting important enzymes, and contributing to a number of cancers (Detoxify or Die, Rogers). I'd advise people to do a little research into fluoride before using fluoridated toothpaste or drinking fluoridated water.

Prices are also a little higher than other brands but not excessively so.

I was left feeling disappointed with this toothpaste when I tried it and have since found much better alternatives that also use natural ingredients...and no fluoride.

Overall rating 
 
6.4
Effectiveness  
 
7.0
Ease of use  
 
7.0
Value for money  
 
7.0
Tolerability  
 
5.0
Would you recommend? 
 
6.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff October 03, 2007
Last updated: July 29, 2009
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A bit disappointing

I really wanted to like this toothpaste as I do admire Tom's of Maine as a company. They have done a lot to bring products based on natural ingredients into the mainstream.

I can't really fault this toothpaste for it's cleaning ability. It wasn't particularly great at making my teeth really shiny and white but there is a baking soda version available which no doubt produces better results in this area.

The main problem I had with this product is the strange feeling it left after use. Rather than leaving my teeth feeling smooth and polished they felt rather rough and the sensation I got when running my tongue over them was very odd. I don't know if other people would notice this but it really put me off using it. This is not something I have experienced with other toothpastes.

Another concern I have is that Tom's of Maine seem intent on adding fluoride to almost all of their toothpastes. Far from being a "wonder additive" that protects teeth it has been implicated in causing excessive calcification of various body tissues, inhibiting important enzymes, and contributing to a number of cancers (Detoxify or Die, Rogers). I'd advise people to do a little research into fluoride before using fluoridated toothpaste or drinking fluoridated water.

Prices are also a little higher than other brands but not excessively so.

I was left feeling disappointed with this toothpaste when I tried it and have since found much better alternatives that also use natural ingredients...and no fluoride.

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