When I was in 7th grade, I did my school fair project on which toothpaste is the best. My conclusion was that any toothpaste that bears the seal of being ADA-Accepted (American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance). Toothpaste that is ADA-Accepted means that the product is safe and effective. The ADA researches and tests the scientific claims of such products and if they pass, they receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance as the gold standard of dental products. This goes for both adult and children’s toothpaste.
Is your child’s natural toothpaste ADA-Accepted? I recently learned that Tom’s of Maine is the only ADA-Accepted Natural Kids Toothpaste on the market. I was happy to give it a try with my kids.
Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste Review
My kids have been using the Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste for a few weeks now. Tom’s of Maine contains no artificial flavors, dyes, or sweeteners – does your kids’ toothpaste? Ours did and I didn’t even think about it before now!
My kids have been brushing their teeth on their own for quite some time now at ages 6 & 8. They are well-paste the baby toothpaste age, however, every time I purchase kids toothpaste, I find myself trying new flavors for them. My daughter claims that all toothpaste, besides the baby toothpaste is too spicy. Knowing that she needs to be using a regular kids toothpaste, we continue to try new flavors and brands.
Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste is developed for kids ages 2-6. My kids both like it, with no complaints of being too spicy. In fact, if there is any complaint, it is that there isn’t enough flavor. They are use to the artificial flavors of bubble gum! My daughter still complains with this toothpaste that she doesn’t really like the flavor but she isn’t spitting it out like she does the kinds that are “too spicy” so this is a good win for us! My son doesn’t care either way – it is just toothpaste to him!
I tried it out too – as any good mom blogger would do. I found that is left my teeth feeling clean – cleaner than the other bubble gum flavored toothpaste my kids were using. I also found the flavor to be a very mild strawberry flavor. It isn’t spicy at all but also not overly flavorful.
I like that Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste does contain fluoride to help prevent cavities, however it is also available fluoride-free for parents who prefer that.
Buy Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste
You can buy Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste at your local retailer for about $3.99 each for the average kids’ toothpaste size of 4.2 oz.
Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Review
Just released, we were also able to review Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse. Along with brushing and flossing, my kids are in a good dental regimen that include a mouth rinse. I was happy to have them try this product out as well, especially when I found out that is provides additional cavity protection over brushing alone.
Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is the first natural fluoride rinse to earn the ADA Seal. It provides the same strong cavity protections as our old conventional brand but without all the artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
The flavor of Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is Juicy Mint. Again, it is a very mild flavor that kids can tolerate. My daughter didn’t even complain about it being too spicy. I tried it as well, I can barely taste any mint flavor – which is good because I wouldn’t expect kids to enjoy a strong mint flavor that we traditionally recognize when thinking of a mouth rinse. I like that it isn’t full of artificial ingredients and is also alcohol,gluten and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) free, even if the flavor isn’t a super kid flavor like strawberry and such.
My kids use it every night as part of their routine now. I like the added protection they are giving their teeth and that it is a natural product that the ADA recognizes as high quality.
Buy Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
You can buy the Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse for about $588 for 16 oz at retailers nationwide.
Goodness is Helping Others
Tom’s of Maine donates 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness. They offer community programs like Dental Health for All. This was a contest that they opened up nationwide called “Be a Tooth Fairy Hero”. The winner will be announced at the end of March/beginning of April. The winner will have $10,000 donated to a dental clinic in their area.
The need for dental health is real, more than 120 million Americans are without dental insurance. It can take up to 12 months to get seen at a public clinic – for kids, that can mean severe tooth decay and multiple root canals from the rampant tooth decay. Did you know you are suppose to take your baby to the dentist before they turn 1? I didn’t! I didn’t take my daughter until she was 2 and she needed a crown on a tooth that we had no idea even had a cavity! I felt like a horrible mom, thankfully our dentist took care of her.
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease accounting for 51 million school hours missed each year? Going to the dentist is expensive but for every $1 you spend on prevention in oral care will save you $8 – $50 in dental bills. We have found that getting a good kids electric toothbrush is also worth the investment.
Tom’s of Maine wants everyone to have access to not only amazing natural products at the store but Dental Health as well. They have raised $1,000,000 for school and community-based dental clinics over the last 10 years. They are committed to Dental Health for All smiles!
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Try Tom’s of Maine Kids Toothpaste and Rinse
If you haven’t tried Tom’s of Maine kids toothpaste or rinse yet, give it a try. You can feel good about it being a natural product that the ADA recognizes with their seal of acceptance.
Even the Tooth Fairy approves of Tom’s of Maine! While we were reviewing these 2 Tom’s of Maine products, my daughter actually lost a tooth. To her utter delight, we were able to put it in the cute Tooth Fairy holder that Tom’s of Maine provided by an Etsy seller. She wanted to clean the tooth extra with her new toothpaste to make sure the Tooth Fairy gave her a good prize – even she knows it is good stuff! 🙂
The Tooth Fairy left her $2, so, yes, it is Tooth Fairy approved too!
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Tom’s of Maine who provided us with the products for review.