Each tin has a 1 month supply, and is easily refillable with the compostable refill bags which contain 125 tablets (compostable bag) - enough for a two month supply.
They are free from preservatives, germ-inhibiting substances, binders and contain neither aluminium nor nanoparticles, so they are kind to your body and to the environment when being washed down the sink!
To use, chew the tablet and add a bit of water to create a paste. Then brush your teeth like normal.
Suitable for Vegans.
Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, silica, sodium lauroyl, glutamate, magnesium stearate, aroma, menthol, xanthan-gum, stevioside, citric acid, sodium fluoride, eugenol.
Toothpaste Tablets with Fluoride (+ Refills)
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
Toothpaste tablets replace plastic toothpaste tubes, which are mostly recyclable, but only when washed out (which is a nightmare!)
The tablets come in a metal tin which is small and easily transportable so great for travelling! They can then be topped up using the refills which come in a compostable bag, so are a much more eco-friendly alternative packaging wise. I don't know about you, but I tried once to wash out my colgate tube to be able to recycle it, and it was an epic fail!
The biggest positive about these toothpaste tablets is that they contain Fluoride, which has been hard to find in most plastic free alternatives that I have found! There is a lot of controversy about Fluoride and whether it is 'good' for us, but my dentist has always encouraged it to help prevent cavities and I tend to trust the experts with things like this. On the other hand, people have their own reasons to avoid Fluoride - if you're looking for a Fluoride free option, check out the Georganics Toothpaste.
As the tablets do not contain water, they dramatically reduce the carbon footprint and water consumption. Common toothpastes in a tube are made with a suprising amount of water which adds weight to the product and therefore, increases the CO2 emissions in transport.
What is my review?
Common toothpaste tends to produce a lot of foam for cleaning your teeth - it's become the norm to not be able to leave the bathroom for fear of dribbling foam everywhere. Toothpaste tablets provide enough 'foam' to be able to do the job without being 'too much', but this can be a bit of a culture shock to some people as can be more of a chalky texture so might take a bit of adjustment.
Also, I found the taste to be slightly less minty than common brands of toothpaste, but still leaves you feeling fresh, which is the important thing.
Toothpaste for me is one of the hardest things I've tried to swap in my house. I wanted to stick with my dentist's recommended use of Fluoride which proved difficult with most options I found being Fluoride free. So I love that these toothpaste tablets give me the best of both worlds.
My rating: 7/10 - works well, just for me it took a bit of adjustment to get out of the excess foam habit.
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