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Tom's Natural Toothpaste review...?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I'm considering the fluoride-free of course.

Good? Bad? Are the alternatives better?

Thanks.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

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on February 20, 2013
at 09:03 PM

I've been using it as a powder but other good additions for me have been coconut oil, to create a paste, and myrrh gum resin which adds astringency. Pound for pound, it was very cheap to make.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

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on February 20, 2013
at 08:57 PM

I use a mixture of kaolinite(kaolin clay), xylitol, cloves, and cinnamon leaf oil. The kaolin clay is an ideal abrasive because the structure is like a flat plate. These flat plates slide around on your teeth as opposed gouging the enamel surface like many abrasives would. Unrefined kaolinte it will also contain extra minerals. Check out the first picture on this page: http://www-gbs.eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kogure/egallery/egallery-kao.html The cloves provide flavor and the antibacterial eugenol. The cinnamon leaf oil also provides flavor, eugenol, and cinnamaldehyde which is antibacterial.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 20, 2013
at 04:14 PM

How do you make your own toothpaste? Could you share a recipe?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 20, 2013
at 03:28 AM

No... do I know you?

39311794c054f89a226f33e1afd08721

on February 19, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Correction. I wore the groove in my dentin, not enamel. Enamel is way harder.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

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on February 19, 2013
at 11:07 PM

I have not developed a single sore in the last two years since stopping so I have no doubt.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 10:39 PM

Geeze, thanks! Didn't know it could be that abrasive!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 10:00 PM

Thank you! Yes SLS is known to cause canker sores. I will probably find a non-SLS type or brand OR make my own

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:59 PM

I don't think it does the same as actually ingesting it

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Yeah, I figure I have SIBO. VB you are frequently on hacks, do you realize who I am haha

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:58 PM

What the why would that be in toothpaste... how can they claim its natural...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:56 PM

Yeah I've thought about it. Might just swig some baking soda. I don't even see the dentist anymore or only brush my teeth occasionally. My breath is actually just fine and teeth are still just as they were before. Really not gonna pay for stuff I do not even need, especially if it is going to cause more damage than is intended. Baking soda is like 90 cents, so will probably go down that route.

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:37 PM

I believe some of them have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - So not completely natural. I believe this stuff is okay in small amounts but might warrant a little more research.

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:13 PM

I use Toms fluroide-free anti-plaque and whitening toothpaste. I like it. Some people might be concerned about the sodium lauryl sulfate but I'm not. Have you considered making your own toothpaste?

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:31 PM

What are the implications for its long-term use? Any ingredients that I should be concerned about?

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33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

on February 19, 2013
at 09:52 PM

I personally think it is terrible. I used that exact toothpaste for about 5-6 years and always developed canker sores and sensitive enamel. I switched to making my own toothpaste and the problems disappeared overnight. Maybe you won't have that issue, but I seriously don't recommend risking your mouth with SLS.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on February 19, 2013
at 11:07 PM

I have not developed a single sore in the last two years since stopping so I have no doubt.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 10:00 PM

Thank you! Yes SLS is known to cause canker sores. I will probably find a non-SLS type or brand OR make my own

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on February 20, 2013
at 04:14 PM

How do you make your own toothpaste? Could you share a recipe?

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on February 20, 2013
at 09:03 PM

I've been using it as a powder but other good additions for me have been coconut oil, to create a paste, and myrrh gum resin which adds astringency. Pound for pound, it was very cheap to make.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on February 20, 2013
at 08:57 PM

I use a mixture of kaolinite(kaolin clay), xylitol, cloves, and cinnamon leaf oil. The kaolin clay is an ideal abrasive because the structure is like a flat plate. These flat plates slide around on your teeth as opposed gouging the enamel surface like many abrasives would. Unrefined kaolinte it will also contain extra minerals. Check out the first picture on this page: http://www-gbs.eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kogure/egallery/egallery-kao.html The cloves provide flavor and the antibacterial eugenol. The cinnamon leaf oil also provides flavor, eugenol, and cinnamaldehyde which is antibacterial.

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:46 PM

You can make your own and know exactly what goes into it. http://everydaypaleo.com/easy-remineralizing-toothpaste-recipe/

I make up a batch for each person in the house and flavor it using whatever essential oils they choose. It's quick, easy, and our mouths have never been so clean!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:33 AM

Try this... delivered for under $4... works well, tastes great, no SLS...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0026X3MKO

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39311794c054f89a226f33e1afd08721

on February 19, 2013
at 10:22 PM

I had a cavity close up while using Waleda Calendula toothpaste and sometimes a blend of coconut oil and xylitol.

I stopped using baking soda because I suspect it was too abrasive. I wore a groove in my enamel around the time I was using it. Edited: The groove was in my dentin, not enamel.

39311794c054f89a226f33e1afd08721

on February 19, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Correction. I wore the groove in my dentin, not enamel. Enamel is way harder.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 10:39 PM

Geeze, thanks! Didn't know it could be that abrasive!

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:00 PM

Tom's isn't completely natural, I used to use it but was concerned about some of the ingredients, I think they were introduced after Walmart acquired them or something.

You should check out Green Beaver brand or a tooth powder, this is the one that I use: http://www.etsy.com/listing/104415569/owl-natural-mineral-tooth-powder?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=holistic+owl&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=CA&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=holistic+owl

It is the best all natural remineralizing tooth powder I've found - takes a bit of getting used to though

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:29 PM

I love it. Whitens my teeth. My teeth are very sensitive.

The downside: contains polyols. If you have SIBO, beware.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on February 20, 2013
at 03:28 AM

No... do I know you?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:59 PM

I don't think it does the same as actually ingesting it

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Yeah, I figure I have SIBO. VB you are frequently on hacks, do you realize who I am haha

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Works for me. Gets the job done, and doesn't leave bad breath.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 05:31 PM

What are the implications for its long-term use? Any ingredients that I should be concerned about?

Medium avatar

(389)

on February 19, 2013
at 07:37 PM

I believe some of them have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - So not completely natural. I believe this stuff is okay in small amounts but might warrant a little more research.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:58 PM

What the why would that be in toothpaste... how can they claim its natural...

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