Since 70 Tom’s of Maine has been manufacturing and distributing oral health products including toothpaste, floss and mouth rinse. The thing that makes Tom’s different is that all of their products are organic. Tom’s products contain no artificial ingredients, are not tested on animals, and are packaged in recycled materials.
In 95, after a seven-year effort, Tom’s became the first natural toothpaste to win the approval of the American Dental Association (ADA), allowing it to put that organization’s seal on its products. This was a crucial endorsement, as all of the company’s major competitors had long sported the ADA seal, which served to assure consumers that their products were effective. The three most popular flavors, spearmint, cinnamon and fennel, were approved first, and the company continued to seek ADA certification for the rest of its fluoride line.
The Tom’s of Maine line of organic toothpaste products contains thirteen different types of toothpaste. While a few of the pastes focus on general mouth health, there are other pastes that have been created for specific mouth related issues. One Tom’s of Maine toothpaste is the Anti-plaque Propolis and Myrrh toothpaste created without fluoride to promote healthy teeth and gums while fighting plaque. They also have developed a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums called Sensitive CareSLS-free. The Sensitive Care paste uses a purified form of licorice root as an alternative SLS, which is an ingredient in non organic toothpastes that can sometimes cause more sensitivity when used over an extended period of time. They also have an organic, all natural toothpaste that does contain fluoride.
For more information on Tom’s of Maine brand toothpaste, their other oral care products and to see if they are the right brand for you and your family call your local Gentle Dental dentist at 1-888-513-7436.