Thank you so much to Tom’s of Maine for sponsoring this post! I feel grateful to be part of the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle!
I have always been careful about the ingredients that I put into my body when it comes to food, but since becoming pregnant about 7 months ago, I have started to pay closer attention to the products that I am using, such as cleaning products, skin care, and even oral care - think toothpaste, mouthwash, or floss. Since then, I have become more knowledgeable about what certain ingredients listed in products can do when they become in contact with your skin or mouth! It can be overwhelming at times, but Tom’s of Maine makes it easy for you and I am happy to have found this brand. Not only have I found the majority of their products safe for myself, but for my growing baby as well. I feel reassured when I use their products, such as their Activated Charcoal Toothpaste, knowing that it is free of artificial colors, fragrances, sweeteners, preservatives and they strive hard to reduce packaging waste through recyclability and biodegradability.
As many of you remember, almost 8-9 months ago I had a terrible reaction to a metal filling that was placed in my mouth. Turns out I was/am allergic to metal and advised to stay away from toothpaste with fluoride. LUCKILY, Tom’s of Maine makes fluoride free and SLS-free toothpaste! I can honestly say the hunt is over for me in searching for a quality brand of toothpaste that not only meets the requirements by my dentist, but still cleans my teeth and leaves my mouth feeling super fresh! Their peppermint activated charcoal toothpaste is safe to use every day and gently whitens your teeth. I can already tell that it is working after only using for a few days. All of the ingredients are listed on the package and if you go here, you can read about the purpose and source for every single one of these ingredients! That is comforting, especially when you have to be extra careful about the products you are using!
I have to be honest and say that I have never tried charcoal in my toothpaste, only in drinks! I know that activated charcoal has become a new trend in the wellness scene and I was curious about the affects it would have on my teeth. So far, I am happy that it is having a positive affect on my teeth. Tom's of Maine's Peppermint Activated Charcoal Toothpastehas been specially crafted to be safe and gentle on your enamel, based on RDA testing. It helps to gently whiten your teeth as it removes stains from the service. Don’t be alarmed, the color of the toothpaste is black but it has a clean minty fresh feeling when using! It will not stain your teeth, but leave you feeling super clean.
If you aren’t familiar with activated charcoal, you are probably wondering what it is and why is it necessary to be in my toothpaste!?
Activated Charcoal is a black powder made from coconut shells and other natural ingredients to create a powerful detoxifying agent. You may be familiar with the detoxifying powders that activated charcoal can have on the body, such as help to eliminate bloating and helps to prevent harmful substances from being absorbed by the stomach. You may have seen it in form or a tablet/pill or in drinks with lemon or apple cider vinegar!
With your teeth:
1. This toothpaste is a fantastic way to help remove extrinsic stains (discoloration from substances on the outside of the tooth, like wine, coffee, berries, other staining foods).
2. Fights cavities and is made with naturally derived ingredients, including plant-based activated charcoal.
3. Look for ones, like Tom’s of Maine, that are free from SLS + fluoride!
I love using this toothpaste throughout the week. Sometimes I let it sit on my teeth for about 5 minutes to do its adsorptive magic and then I gently brush! I simply just love knowing that this option is better for me, my husband, and growing family. It makes me feel good especially when all of Tom’s of Maine products, including this one, are transparent about their ingredients!
If you are interested in trying it out, check out their store locator to see where you can find it near you!