This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Tom's of Maine.
Only one natural oral care company carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance for a children’s toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine Anticavity Children’s Silly Strawberry with Fluoride. And because we care as much as you do, we’ve never tested it on animals or added artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It’s flavored with natural oils for a great strawberry taste they’ll love.
My dentist always said, "Only brush the teeth you want to keep." (shout out, Dr. Lamb!)
My family was asked to review Tom's of Maine Natural Care Toothpaste. This particular product of Tom's is an anticavity fluoride toothpaste for children--our flavor was called Silly Strawberry.
The lack of artificial colors in this product keeps it natural--you'll notice that it's actually an off-white paste even though it is strawberry flavored? The ingredient list on the box says this toothpaste is flavored with fruit extracts of strawberry, banana, and other natural flavors, as well as "carrageenan (Chondrus crispus) (seaweed)..." Eh? There's seaweed in the toothpaste? Maybe that's why it's 'silly'? Certainly natural!
I put together this little video of my two youngest kiddos trying out the new tube in a creative way. They are 7 & 5. And yes my house is always this loud.
For the sake of the review, I did try the toothpaste as well. It actually tastes like a strawberry/cherry combo and for that reason, I'd never be able to use it again. [I have a severe adversion to anything cherry flavored as it only reminds me of cough syrup I was forced to take as a child when sick. See what you've done to me Mom? I can never eat cherry-flavored candy, cough drops, mixed drinks, and now, I can't use Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry flavored toothpaste.]
The kids liked it about as much as their regular toothpaste and I feel good knowing they're using a natural product without artificial colors or flavors.
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