Healthy Options series continues
Background: A while back I reviewed the Spearmint flavored Tom’s of Maine Natural Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash (Rinse). And I HATED it. I liked the Natural Dentist Flouride Rinse Berry Blast better, but wanted to try the Lemon-Lime flavored Tom’s of Maine product.
Healthy Option goal: As always, my goal was to find as healthy an option as possible. In this case, a product with the required fluoride, and minimal additional artificial ingredients. Also, from a sustainability perspective, if I can find it at the store I can walk to, better than having to get into my car to pick it up.
I was interested in this because of two things:
- Dry Mouth. This is definitely a problem for braces wearers. And I’ve experienced this off and on, especially at the beginning when I had the braces put on, but also when I had new brackets added. Basically, when my mouth is irritated. So a product that also helped with that, would be welcome.
- Lemon-Lime. I know first-hand how comforting a bit of lemon juice can be, so I wanted to check out how this product tastes and works.
On both counts, this product fared well. The taste is not great, but acceptable, and less sweet than the Natural Dentist Berry Blast-flavored flouride rinse. I usually rinse with this before going to sleep, and have never been bothered by the taste as the “last taste” in my mouth.
So, this is now my preferred flouride rinse. It has the advantage (over the less well-distributed Natural Dentist product) of being easy to get, at Walgreen’s, as well.
- Active Ingredient: Sodium Fluoride (0.0442%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Water, Xylitol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Poloxamer 407, Monosodium Phosphate, Chamomile Glycerite, Green Tea Glycerite, Natural Flavor, Benzoic Acid.
- Flavors: lemon-lime for dry mouth (reviewed), peppermint and spearmint
- Size: 1 pint. Also available in 2.06 oz, which you can carry onto planes.
- Cost: $5.99 (at Walgreen’s); also available online