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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tom's of Maine dental care products

This is an independent plug borne of love for these products:

Tom's of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash for a Dry Mouth
This lemon-lime mouthwash tastes better than many brands of lemonade. Forget the alcoholic burn and generic minty tones of Listerine; it may mean "it works", but Tom's is almost a gastronomic experience. No long-lasting itchy mouth, no numbing of the tongue - just a citrusy clean feeling.

Upon first trying it, Christa exclaimed, "I almost wanted to drink this." (Don't drink it, though, ok?) The directions say to rinse for sixty seconds (rather than thirty as with most brands) but you'll want to do it longer.

Ounce for ounce, it costs more than most "blue" brands, but it's worth it. Totally.

Tom's Antiplaque Flat Floss
My dentist says I have very narrow spacing between my teeth (or whatever the dental term is), so flossing is often annoying for me. Most thin brands of floss break sooner in my mouth; one time, I went through several different brands just to remove a piece of floss that had gotten stuck, except each subsequent flossing would result in mroe breakage and a thicker pile of nylon between my teeth. Yikes!

Though it sounds counterintuitive, thicker floss actually works better; it's harder to get it in, but once in, it won't break. Dental tape is the good stuff. Tom's flat floss is thick, strong, and waxed so that it glides smoothly despite its girth. It also has a pleasane herbal taste without the faux mint or plasticky wax.

There are 3 Comments:

Anonymous louise said...

i liked the floss, but i haven't seen the mouthwash here.

they make toothpaste too, but i'm sceptical about using non-fluroride toothpaste

4:17 AM  
Blogger Neven said...

I believe they make a fluoride toothpaste as well, but stores rarely carry their full line of products.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Tom's use to make dental tape which is wider than their flat floss but I can never find it anymore. Their natural tooth paste is not that natural and other companies make better "natural" toothpaste than Tom's.

Fluoride is not good for you one big scam.

5:57 AM  

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