Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Toothpaste update

We have used the homemade toothpaste for a day and half now and it looks like it is going to be a keeper. Dad, Dancer and I like it but Spark not so much. The taste is not like using straight baking soda, the lime and peppermint add a nice flavor.

Dad brushed his teeth with it and then tried regular toothpaste which he declared tasted chemically after the homemade stuff. It is odd that it doesn't "foam up," toothpaste makers must have us convinced that our toothpaste should foam to be good.

We usually buy a non-fluoride toothpaste, which is quite spendy, so even if Spark doesn't get to liking this those tubes will last longer. FYI it was a main stream brand that Dad thought tasted like chemicals.

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! Foaming toothpaste. I call that the "mad dog" look.

I've used just plain baking soda for years. You get used to it. I think kids don't like it because they tend to swallow more toothpaste than adults. You could try easing your son into baking soda by having him sprinkle some over his regular toothpaste. I do that for the occasional shot of fluoride.

Peace and Laughter,