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In case you're not into the whole whitening-with-powder thing, and would prefer a paste to work with, this natural toothpaste just might be your thing.
We’re all friends here, right? Because, full disclosure, if there’s one thing we cannot stand, it’s people with bad breath, especially when it’s morning breath, purely from lack of teeth brushing! Call it naïveté, but there was a time when we were (wrongly, and so sadly) convinced that all adults brushed their teeth first thing when they woke up, or certainly, at the very least, before they left for work in the morning. Noooo. It wasn’t until we started taking the train everyday to work five years ago that we were hit with the rude awakening (we do mean that literally) that most people just don’t brush their teeth. And it still continues to baffle us, every single time. It’s one thing to not care about your own oral health – good luck kissing – but for all of you who fit the description above, maybe have some consideration for the people who have to stand next to, across from, and beneath you on the damn train.
Sorry for the unsolicited rant, but comment below if you feel us on this!
Beyond other people’s mouths, it’s personally a daily fear (okay, that’s an exaggeration, but not really) to have bad breath, more so for someone to notice. And in addition to be slightly anal about our brushing regimen (we also brush for longer than two minutes, at least 45 seconds spent brushing our tongue. Yes, people. You have to also brush your tongue!), we’re also obsessed with white teeth. Which is why the idea of switching over to a natural toothpaste was a bit daunting at first. Before first trying the Honest toothpaste and then David’s Natural Toothpaste, we’d been loyal to our Colgate Total Whitening toothpaste in all its minty-fresh glory. And we were comfortable with it. It did the job and kept our teeth in pretty good health.
To be honest, taking the plunge and trying an all-natural toothpaste was a very much like when we first tried natural deodorant for a week – we went into it, expecting it to fail. Happy to say, once again, we were pleasantly surprised. Fair warning: this toothpaste will not give you that squeaky clean sensation you’re used to if you’ve been using the likes of Colgate and Crest all your adult life. The taste is mild; a mixture of peppermint and instead of a blast of that burns your tongue and mouth. And when you brush there’s a more mild foaming action than with traditional toothpaste. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get the job done, because it does.
If you’re wondering, this toothpaste is completely fluoride-free, like any truly natural toothpaste. Some people will be down with this. Some will not. The debate continues for lots of people, mainly because you figure if there’s no fluoride, which is proven to prevent about 30% of cavities, then how can you really be doing any good for your teeth? But guys, fluoride is a poison, has been recently classified as a neurotoxin, and even thought there’s only a tiny amount in toothpaste, you do use it a lot. Also, since plaque is formed from bacteria in our mouths that end up eating through the enamel, which is what causes cavities, the key is obviously to prevent/get rid of any excess bad bacteria, right? David’s toothpaste actually contains a very finely crushed powdered limestone that works as an abrasive to remove any cavity causing plaque, which also removes the surface stains on your teeth. Therefore, added fluoride may not even be necessary. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
And let’s have a moment for the beautiful, eco packaging that is not only minimal and chic (totally insta-worthy), but the fact that it comes with its own aluminum key is amazing and so convenient because everyone knows the struggle to get the last quarter of toothpaste is real, especially with metal packaging!
If that’s not enough to convince you to try it, how about this? David’s toothpaste is not only made in the US, but all of the ingredients are of US origin. Big difference between the two. So in that way, David’s is actually doing their part in sustaining American jobs, which is unfortunately more than we can say about our dear president (so far).
So, if you’re thinking of switching over, or willing to branch out from what you’re used to, definitely give David’s a try. It’ll be different than what you’re used to, but promise you will feel fresh after, taste great, smell great – all without unnecessary parabens, SLSs and fluoride, if you’ve decided it’s not for you.
Let’s us know what you think in the comments below. Are you brave enough to try a natural toothpaste? If you have what is your favorite?
Plant-based | Fluoride-free, sulfate-free, no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives
Eco-friendly | No environmentally harmful synthetics
Ethical | Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny Certified), vegan, manufactured and made in USA
Price | $10
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