What’s in your toothpaste? Like so many of the products that we use everyday, without thinking, toothpaste contains a number of chemicals and additives that may not be as healthy and safe as we hope. Since we know the importance of good oral hygiene, many of us seek more natural alternatives to commercial toothpastes. I was offered a free sample of OraMD, an all natural liquid toothpaste/mouthwash and breath freshener. How did OraMD stand up to review here in our corner of the world?
OraMD is an all natural--liquid. OraMD is made of 100% pure botanical oils of almond, spearmint and peppermint. I think the liquid aspect was a bit difficult at first. Measuring out the liquid onto the toothbrush was a little awkward at first. After the first few days, handling the “invisible” liquid instead of a minty, blue paste became much easier.
OraMD has a bold flavor. I was warned by the product packaging that the flavors of the oil are intense--and may take a few days for my mouth to adapt. OraMD does have a strong flavor and it does offer quite a burning sensation for the first several uses. It des take some time for the intensity to lessen--but, after a few days of use, I found the oils not quite so overwhelming. I think the scent and flavors would be fine for most adults--but, it was certainly too strong for my daughters.
Did OraMD work well as a toothpaste/mouthwash/breath freshener? I was surprised that the liquid did work well to clean my teeth. I tend to battle tartar buildup on my teeth and gums near my salivary glands. While I can’t say that OraMD worked better to prevent that buildup--it was certainly comparable to other all natural dental care products. I do think that I will continue to use OraMD, for at least a portion of my daily dental care, for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties since I have struggled in the past with periodontal issues.
Would I recommend OraMD? I would suggest it to anyone seeking all natural dental products--that are really all natural and GMO free. I would also recommend it as an option for those struggling with periodontal concerns. I think it’s a bit strong (in flavor and “burn”) for a child’s taste--but, that’s subject to individual tastes and needs. It does require a bit of change in mindset to switch from a paste to a liquid--and some time to adapt to the taste of the product--but, I do think it’s a valid alternative to traditional toothpaste.
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