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Natural Oral Care for Kids

Do you wonder if the reasons you choose natural foods for your kids could also apply to toothpaste? Learn about the choices and get tips for natural oral care products that work well—and taste great—for even the pickiest kids. Pam Scheeler has a B.S. in biochemistry and works in Tom’s of Maine’s Consumer Care and Professional Advocacy groups for oral care formulation and testing.

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Heather says …

I agree that the flavor of the tooth paste makes a big difference in a child enjoying brushing + if you can have healthy ingredients that is key.

Gloria says …

Nice conversation. I feel like each time I brush I have incidental bits of paste I ingest and I fear they indeed are not so incidental.

Sammy says …

There really isn't much choice here. If we know that a paste like tom's does the job and doesn't have sweeteners and actually has beneficial herbs, why would any one go with a product like crest?

Ilona says …

It is good to see so many people interested in this topic. A simple change like oral health care can really help ones overall health.

Yari says …

Ahhhh the Silly Strawberry brings back memories!

Pam says …

I used my finger to get my daughter to take tooth paste at first. She has become a pro, and the fun flavor of strawberry seems to be a big part of the deal. We used crest recently and that did not go over well at all.

Tina says …

Wonderful coverage. I am really enjoying this podcast series + the cooking shows you are running.

Wendy says …

good brushing habits established early in life will stay with the kids for their entire life.

Nancy P says …

I agree with Ilona, this is a simple but great topic to address if you have little ones!

Nancy Hess says …

I appreciate the pointers it validates the natural toothpaste approach we have taken with our kids!

Bennie says …

Toms has great products. I always enjoy trying the different flavors for adults, the kids love strawberry, maybe in the future they'll try some more flavors for the kids.

Dentistry says …

I've been cleaning my kids' teeth with regular kids' toothpaste found on the market, but always wondered if there were natural oral care options for my children....I'm glad to learn there is. Thanks.

shauna says …

I love the myrrh flavor! It's so refreshing and provides an easy transition to eat food soon after. Normally after brushing teeth you have to wait to avoid the toothpaste taste and your breakfast flavors combining.

Cali says …

My husband and I both suffer from canker sores, and unfortunately my oldest daughter has began getting them too. I recently found out that Sodium Laurel Sulfate can be to blame and that SLS is in toothpaste (among many other things). I thought for sure Toms would be free of SLS, but I checked the ingredients and I was wrong! I couldn't believe it.

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