It’s mid-October. Which means Halloween will be here soon! In addition to the pumpkins, cute kids and fun costumes there will be an abundance of candy and treats.
I’m thankful that my kids are still young enough to not get that into Halloween. We do let them trick-or-treat right by our house. They enjoy dressing up and seeing all the other costumes.
When we get home they pretty much hand over the candy. My son can’t have any of it because of allergies. My daughter is usually allowed to have a couple chocolate treats. The rest is traded in to Daddy for money.
Even though my kids don’t eat much in the way of processed candy I still make them treats at home.
Regardless of the source they are still sweets…and can have an impact on the health of your teeth.
The natural solution is to brush well twice a day. That’s great! But what are you using to brush your teeth?
Most toothpaste is filled with artificial color and flavors, chemicals to make it foam and fluoride. None of which you need to be putting in your mouth.
What are the alternatives? You can make your own. But not everyone wants to go that route.
You can also buy a natural toothpaste. Unfortunately almost every natural toothpaste I’ve ever seen has glycerin as one of the main ingredients. And while it isn’t necessarily bad for your overall health, it’s not that great for your teeth. Glycerin coats the teeth and prevents remineralization.
I learned that the hard way after using a natural toothpaste for a while and all of a sudden having a mouth full of sensitive teeth.
As if toothpaste for adults wasn’t bad enough, take a look at kids’ toothpaste. They are all neon colored and so full of artificial flavors. Not to mention the fluoride that is in toothpaste for kids as young as two! But if your kids are like mine they can’t handle the mint flavor of adult toothpaste.
So what is the solution?
Recently I tried Redmond Earthpaste for the first time. My initial reaction…I LOVE it!! But better yet…so do my kids!
Earthpaste contains no chemicals, no colors, no artificial flavors and no glycerin. They have several wonderful flavors. I can’t tell you which is my favorite because I like them all.
I love that Earthpaste uses essential oils for flavor.
Best of all – the kids’ flavor is lemon…and my kids like it! No “spicy” toothpaste. No overly sweet toothpaste. Just a mild lemon flavor that even my child with oral sensory issues enjoys.
Right now I alternate between cinnamon and wintergreen. Both have very mild flavors and leave my mouth feeling fresh. There is also peppermint and now spearmint! They are all great choices.
The cleaning power comes from the Redmond clay. It is antibacterial and even helps digestive health. So there is no need to worry if your kids (or you!) swallow their toothpaste. It’s actually good for them.
Halloween is coming. Extra sweet treats are coming. But you can keep your kids’ teeth healthy with quality toothpaste.
I’m very excited to be giving away a two pack of Earthpaste to THREE readers!
This is the best toothpaste I’ve found. I hope you try it and like it as much as my family does.
Have you tried alternative toothpastes? What is your experience?
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