Have you seen this at your local health food store? I picked it up the other day and I have to say I am in love with it. Finding a healthy toothpaste that Mike and I both like has been very hard. Many years ago we both stopped using toothpaste with fluoride in it and, trust me, it limits your choices. Here is an article on why we stopped using toothpaste with fluoride in it. Here is another really good article I think worth reading in regards to fluoride. Another thing that we refuse to put in our mouth is SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate). Here is a great article explaining the dangers of SLS. SLS is something you want to avoid in ANY beauty product not just toothpaste by the way. But back to the review 🙂 These are two of the biggies I look to avoid when looking for a toothpaste. We have tried many in the past and some we like and some were just plain icky and almost clay like.
First off the Eco Dent toothpaste look is different so it is something you have to get past. It does not come in a tube like most toothpastes. It comes in a little container that is about 6-7 inches high.
The way you apply the toothpaste is different as well. The inside is actually the consistency of laundry soap. Weird right? You actually wet your toothpaste and then squeeze a little powder onto your toothbrush. Mike is still getting use to it and now 100% on-board with the powder way to brush. He also likes this toothpaste which is my second favorite. It took me a few times to get the powder thing but now I am a pro. I still feel like I waste a little though when it comes out. I wish they would make it so it did not push out as much so you can portion control it better. The powder is made up of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Tartaric Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Hydrated Silica, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Anethole, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract.
It is 100% CRUELTY-FREE, SLS-Free and Fluoride Free. It has NO DYES OR SWEETENERS. and only uses NATURAL SOURCE INGREDIENTS. This is probably hands down why I like it the most. Just for kicks let me show you what you would find in a tube of Colgate.
We have put that stuff in our mouth for years it is so scary. Also take note of the warning on the tube!!!!! Crazy, scary stuff.
Now moving on to how it actually cleaned my teeth. The base is baking soda so my teeth felt amazing after. They truly did feel clean and my breath felt very crisp. The mint taste is very faint so it is not going to give you that sweet, cool feeling you get when you brush with the grocery store stuff. LOL one only can guess what that stuff is made of. The powder has a natural effervescence to it and this makes it feel really fresh and tingly. My gums felt really good after using it as well. The powder is formulated to neutralizes mouth acids which I like since I am a huge coffee and tea drinker. Another great thing about this toothpaste is it is not very abrasive so you are not damaging your tooth enamel each time you brush.
In regards to cost I will say it is a little more expensive. Sadly we are still paying more for products that are healthy and good for you. I am holding onto the idea that one day our country will change this and we will provide everyone with chemical free products everyone can afford.
One big bonus for some of you might be there are no travel restrictions with the Eco-Dent toothpaste.
Thumbs up from me. Let me know if you try it. I am always interested in learning what others think of products I review.