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Natural Oral Care for Kids

By Mara Fleishman, August 12, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
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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Stacy M. says ...
Great coverage. It may seem like simple information but it is important to consider.
09/06/2008 1:47:53 PM CDT
Leann Stanford says ...
We Love Tom's Silly Strawberry. It has changed my kids take on brushing!
09/06/2008 1:53:41 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
I appreciate the tips and the advice/link out to the fluoride topic.
08/29/2008 9:51:19 AM CDT
Rae says ...
It is so valuable to use a natural tooth paste, as well as any natural products when and where you can. It improves your general health quality.
08/25/2008 8:25:03 PM CDT
Nat says ...
I like some of these comments. "I use my finger to brush my kids teeth" classic, I hope they don't leave for college anytime soon :) It is true that it can be really hard to get some kids to brush, just be patient and use a paste that isn't taste offensive.
08/28/2008 1:54:23 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
Thanks for the info concerning fluoride, I have never known what was the past path on the subject.
08/28/2008 1:47:55 PM CDT
A.L. says ...
Good stuff!
08/26/2008 2:15:06 PM CDT
Tammi says ...
The fluoride in many tooth pastes can't be good for really you kids.
08/26/2008 2:27:52 PM CDT
Emily says ...
Funny stuff. We tried baking soda at first with our wee ones... imagine this, they didn't go for it. They do like the TOMS Strawberry flavor!
09/05/2008 11:57:42 AM CDT
Anna says ...
Glad to find the link here! Great conversation going on and I agree that we should be aware and consider natural options for everything we put on and in our body.
08/28/2008 2:04:28 PM CDT
Jen says ...
Cute kid in the photo! Good oral health habits established with your kids at a young age will stick with them for a life time. "it may be hard, but once they learn, they'll be at it forever!
08/28/2008 2:14:41 PM CDT
Mia says ...
The Silly Strawberry paste has really worked well for us. Indeed it was a battle prior to get are kids to but the Crest in their mouths.
08/28/2008 1:38:25 PM CDT
Marcy D says ...
To fluoride or not to fluoride that is the question! I appreciate the insight and link the topic.
09/02/2008 12:43:04 PM CDT
Lori says ...
I love the Silly Strawberry!
09/04/2008 12:53:39 PM CDT
Diane says ...
There is a great discussion starting up about fluoride on the previous podcast: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2008/08/back-to-school-in-green-style/#comments
08/12/2008 11:05:05 AM CDT
Kelly says ...
We use the Tom's kids tooth paste and they love it.
08/12/2008 3:22:10 PM CDT
Honey says ...
Good topic. We ingest a decent amount of toothpaste during the brushing process, so it is vital to consider what we put in our mouths!
08/15/2008 8:46:43 AM CDT
Rory says ...
It makes perfect sense to have children’s toothpaste be gentle.
08/20/2008 11:09:46 AM CDT
Gian says ...
Alright great to hear there are natural whiteners! Now where can I get some, and what are the product lines?
08/20/2008 2:33:45 PM CDT
Tawnya says ...
Tawnya I know that many tooth pastes taste horrible, but I had no idea they were loaded with sweeteners.
08/20/2008 2:34:46 PM CDT
Dave s says ...
We use the Tom’s mouth wash and it is a complete change from scope. Not only in color, but usability. The Tom’s doesn’t burn.
08/20/2008 8:31:49 AM CDT
Mary says ...
Thanks, good podcast, information important for us parents.
08/17/2008 9:52:30 AM CDT
Cal says ...
There is a great company called Natural Dentist which creates another good kids options.
08/19/2008 2:25:16 PM CDT
Gina says ...
Great! This goes well in this series. I can’t believe it is nearly school time again.
08/19/2008 7:54:52 AM CDT
Polly says ...
SImple, good info. Thanks
08/19/2008 7:23:39 AM CDT

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