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When it comes to little kids, how do you decide which toothpaste to use? Fluoride? Natural fluoride? No fluoride? Good old known brand? New and Innovative company? I am not sure if you find this topic confusing, but my head at some point was spinning trying to figure things out.
Why is this a problem?
My 3-year-old wanted to use his older sister toothpaste, because everything his sister has is better (duh!)
My 5-year-old wanted to use training toothpaste I bought for the little one, because she wants to be a baby and because she likes it.
My 3-year-old consciously eats the toothpaste, because … hmm, who really knows!
As delicious as some of the oral care products are, fluoride is not a good snack and shouldn’t be consumed twice a day.
And that is why I am happy to have Tom’s of Maine in my house.
(See the video of what my kids think about Tom’s of Maine if it’s not embedded in your browser.)
The best part of this toothpaste is that it has natural fluoride and it is also delicious (according to my kids).
When I came across Tom’s Maine, I was looking for something that both of my kids can use. I don’t know much about chemistry and as much as I want to educate myself about what’s in a toothpaste, this list of ingredients makes me wish I paid closer attention to my chemistry classes.
However, Tom’s of Maine website has an explanation of ingredients that gives me much better understanding what natural toothpaste is made of:
Picture Perfect Toothpaste
Do you pick your child’s toothpaste by a picture on the packaging? You have to agree: just because the box has a smiley face your kids love, it doesn’t describe the quality of the product at all. I still have a toothpaste with a certain Nickelodeon character my daughter insisted on buying and refuses to use. Since we have Silly Strawberry Toothpaste in the house and everyone is happy with the taste, my little helpers don’t go for anything else, but the smiley strawberries.
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