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Let’s talk about teeth today! What do you and your kids use to brush your teeth? One of those ‘popular’ kids brands of toothpaste in those fancy princess or character wrappings? Have you ever wondered what makes those toothpastes so tasty that your kids choose to eat it instead of brushing their teeth? I just looked at the back of my tube of Crest Kids and it doesn’t list the ingredients (aside from the active ingredient) on the actual tube (it probably did on the box) but here is the link to the Environmental Working Groups list of ingredients for this product.
Active Ingredients: Contains: Sodium Fluoride (0.15% w/v fluoride ion)Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated Silica, Trisodium Phosphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Flavor, Sodium Saccharin, Carbomer 956, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Blue 1
Do you see anything that that would be of concern to you? Maybe the Xanthan Gum, Flavor, and perhaps the FD&C Blue coloring. Why do we need to give them these artificial sweeteners and colorants to brush their teeth? Defeats the purpose of brushing their teeth if you ask me…
We did a Silly Strawberry Swap this past week in our house! We switched out our regular kids toothpaste with Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste. I’ve used a small sample of Tom’s for myself but haven’t made the official swap in our house…but it’s on my list…now if only I can convince the hubs to try it! I like the regular Tom’s so I was certain my kids would like the Silly Strawberry. I left both tubes in the drawer because I wanted to get their true reactions and see which one they reached for in the morning/nights.
Results?? My daughter LOVES the Silly Strawberry! She’s only 2 (almost 3) so it’s not hard to convince her to try something as long as it looks, smells, and tastes fun. She picked the Tom’s every day this week and even said, “I want the Silly stuff mommy!” My son on the other hand tried Tom’s one day and went back to his Crest the rest of the week. At 8 yrs old he told me he didn’t like the taste of the Tom’s and that his breath felt cleaner with his regular toothpaste. So what did I do?? I tried it myself!
I have to tell you I like the regular Tom’s (adult variety) myself because you still get that minty fresh taste in your mouth that makes your breath feel fresh. After using the Silly Strawberry I didn’t get that minty or fresh feel. It didn’t leave that ‘clean’ feel in my mouth. Maybe I should stick with the adult Tom’s for my son since he’s concerned about his breath these days (you know…all those girls he talks to each day…hehe).
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Disclosure: A tube of Silly Strawberry toothpaste was received to review. This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own and do not reflect the thoughts of Mom Spark Media or Tom’s of Maine. Giveaway fulfillment through Tom’s of Maine.
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