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Toothbrush Reviews

Toothbrush Reviews

Since ancient times, mankind had used tooth brushing tools made from twigs, natural bristles and bones, to help keep their teeth clean. Over the years, the designs of toothbrushes have evolved to accommodate the various needs and preferences. However, the basic features of a handle to grip and a bristle head for cleaning still remain in the toothbrush of modern days.

Toothbrushes of today are in two broad categories of manual and electric toothbrushes and they come in various shapes and sizes. The handle of a manual toothbrush can be straight, angled or curved and the toothbrush heads come in shapes of oblong, oval, round and rectangular. Some handles are ergonomically designed and fitted with soft rubber areas for better grip. Toothbrush bristles today are made of synthetic materials and with versions of soft and hard bristles.

If you are looking for a manual toothbrush, there are many different types sold by the leading companies in oral care. However, most of their products are made of plastic handles and nylon bristles. My reviews here are mostly for toothbrushes that are made from BPA free bristles, eco-friendly, organic and compostable materials.

Gondola Bamboo Toothbrush

Gondola Bamboo toothbrush is made using soft bristles which are BPA free and the handle is made from organic bamboo which is lightweight and easy to hold. The handle will not splinter and is water-resistant. The packaging is made from recycled paper and minimal packaging is used to help keep the earth green.

Most dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months and a pack of 4 Gondola Bamboo ToothbrushesBamboo Toothbrush will last you a full year. You can personalise your toothbrush by marking or drawing on the handle with a pen or putting a date on it to remind yourself of when to change the toothbrush.

Price: $8.95 (pack of 4)

Size: Adult, Child

Customer ratings: 4.7 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Bristles are soft
  2. Brushes well
  3. Easy to use
  4. Handle has a good grip for my injured hand
  5. Like the beautiful packaging that is biodegradable

Bad

  1. Bristle too soft
  2. Bristle too hard and abrasive
  3. Bristle keep falling out
  4. Bristle head too big

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

 

GoWoo 100% Natural Bamboo Toothbrush

GoWoo Natural Bamboo Toothbrush uses premium quality and sustainable bamboo wood which is stronger than normal wood. These bamboo toothbrushes are water-resistant, which means that you do not need to dry the handle after use.

GoWoo Natural Bamboo Toothbrush uses bristles that are bio-based which made up 62% castor oil and 38% nylon and are BPA free and super soft. The nylon bristles are resistant to bacteria growth during normal use, therefore ensuring safety and long-term use. The bristles are dyed with a food dye, which is non-caustic and safe. The colour coding allows easy identification for family members to use the same type of toothbrush without getting them mixed Natural Bamboo Toothbrushup.

Price: $11.89 (pack of 4)

Size: Adult

Customer ratings: 4.3 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Brush is soft and easy on sensitive teeth and gums
  2. Coloured bristles for easy identifications
  3. Handle has good grip

Bad

  1. Has splinters
  2. Don’t like the wood taste
  3. Bristle too soft

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

 

Preserve Recycled Toothbrushes

Preserve toothbrushes are made in the USA with 100% recycled plastics for the handles and the bristles are made from virgin nylon. Preserve toothbrushes are BPA free and recyclable through Preserves’ Take Back toothbrush recycling program.

Preserve toothbrush has a unique curved handle that was designed to get to those hard-to-reach areas in the mouth for a more thorough cleaning. Although the handle is made from recycled yoghurt cups, the bristles are brand new and come in 3 choices of ultra soft, soft and medium bristles. A three-level bristle arrangement comprising of softer bristles on the outer rows than the inner rows to protect your gums and tooth enamel.Recycled Toothbrush

A pack of 6 toothbrushes comes in assorted colours of Grass Green, Midnight Blue, Sky Blue, Magenta and White. Preserve toothbrushes are available in kid size.

Price: $16.56 (pack of 6)

Size: Adult

Customer ratings: 4.5 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Like the ultra soft bristles
  2. Curved handle makes it easy to reach behind the back molars
  3. Like it made from recycled plastic
  4. Good for those with sensitive gums

Bad

  1. Curved handle not easy to use
  2. Ultra soft one is not very soft

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

 

Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush is plastic-free and eco-friendly and the toothbrush handle is made from natural biodegradable bamboo and painted with environmental waterproof paint of different colours to protect the handle from moisture as well as for easy identification for family members.

The toothbrush head is made of spiral nylon bristles imported from Germany and they are BPA free and super soft, made using innovative technology. The diameter of each bristle is only 0.02 mm, which allows it to penetrate deep into the teeth to clean. The super soft bristle is gentle to the gums and is perfect for those with sensitive gums. The spiral characteristic of the bristle makes the cleaning twice more effective than other bristles.Eco-friendly Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush does not use plastic for packaging. The packaging is done using 100% paper that is biodegradable. This is perfect for those who are looking for good quality eco-friendly alternatives to reduce their plastic use.

Price: $8.99 (pack of 4)

Size: Adult, Child

Customer ratings: 4.7 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Bristle is soft and good for gums
  2. Pretty and well made
  3. Kids love it

Bad

  1. Bristle too soft, does not clean well
  2. Bristle keep falling out
  3. Bristle head too big for small mouth

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

 

Wowe Lifestyle Natural Organic Bamboo Toothbrush

Wowe Toothbrush is environmentally friendly as its handle is made from bamboo wood that is lightweight and biodegradable. Bamboo is stronger and harder than wood and it is a more durable and healthier option than plastic. It is water-resistant and there is no need to try its handle.

The toothbrush head is made from high quality soft nylon bristles that are BPA free. The toothbrushes are packedOrganic Bamboo Toothbrush using 100% plastic-free packaging that is made from recycled materials. Wowe practises zero waste in their packaging by using as little packaging as possible. Thus, it becomes the toothbrush choice for the environmentally-conscious individuals and those who seek to reduce their plastic use.

Price: $11.95 (pack of 4)

Size: Adult

Customer ratings: 4.3 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Bristle is just nice, not too soft or hard
  2. Curved bristle design cleans teeth well
  3. Lasted longer than other brands

Bad

  1. Allergic to the nylon bristles
  2. Bristles fall out after a short use
  3. Toothbrush got mouldy

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Note: Prices mentioned here are correct at the time of posting.

 

Toothpaste Reviews

Toothpaste Reviews

Most people use toothpaste to brush their teeth, although some people use alternatives such as baking soda, coconut oil, tooth powder or tooth soap. Toothpaste is important as it not only helps make brushing of teeth easier, it also has ingredients that help remove plaque and stains, prevents tooth decay, remineralised tooth and freshens breath.

If you are looking for toothpaste, there many brands and the well-known ones are usually the mainstream ones. If you prefer a toothpaste that is free from fluoride and other harsh chemicals, there are a number of brands online carrying such products. I have researched and personally used a few of such products. Here are some of the more well-liked brands that I have found.

Cali White Vegan Whitening Toothpaste


Cali White Vegan Whitening Toothpaste is free from fluoride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, gluten and peroxide, triclosan and parabens. Ingredients include Glycerin, Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, Xylitol, Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose Gum, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Mentha Arvensis, Organic Peppermint Oil, Vitamin B12 and Stevia.Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth

Cali White Vegan Whitening Toothpaste is infused with vitamin B12. It is so far the only toothpaste that I have seen that contains vitamin B12. The company uses the highest quality and most absorbent B12 and not the synthetic type. By brushing your teeth twice a day with Cali White toothpaste, the body can absorb 3.6µg of B12 (from under your tongue) and is clinically proven to increase B12 levels by 50%. Vitamin B12 supplement is an energy booster that is helpful for vegan, pregnant women and anyone with low energy levels.

Price: $9.99 (pack of 1)

Size: 4 ounce (113gms)

Customer ratings: 4.5 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Whitens teeth
  2. Good for sensitive teeth

Bad

  1. Strong taste
  2. Does not whiten teeth

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Burt’s Bees Toothpaste, Purely White


Burt’s Bees Toothpaste is free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), triclosan & parabens, artificial flavours, sweeteners,Toothpaste for whitening teeth preservatives, plastic microbeads. Its ingredients include zen peppermint, hydrated silica and essential oils.

Price: $7.98

Size: 4.7 ounce (Pack of 3)

Customer ratings: 4.6 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Taste is not too strong
  2. Whitens teeth
  3. Good consistency and taste

Bad

  1. Do not like the taste
  2. Cause teeth to be sensitive
  3. Too thin and watery

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Uncle Harry’s Natural & Fluoride-free Remineralising Toothpaste


Uncle Harry’s Natural & Fluoride-free Remineralising Toothpaste contains natural ingredients such as bentonite clay, calcium carbonate, sea salt, mustard seed, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, wintergreen, and oregano essential oils. It is gluten free, glycerin free, fluoride free and vegan. It does not contain any synthetic preservatives, foaming agents, colours, artificial flavours and baking soda.Toothpaste for remineralising tooth enamel

Uncle Harry’s Natural toothpaste helps maintain the pH balance in your mouth and prevent erosion of tooth enamel caused by acids. It also helps freshen the breath by neutralising bad breath.

Price: $10.95

Size: 3 ounce (pack of 1)

Customer ratings: 4.2 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Remineralise teeth
  2. Reverse cavity
  3. Reverse tooth sensitivity
  4. Freshen breath

Bad

  1. Strong taste

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Toothpaste


Lumineux oral care products are created by two world-renowned dentists using only natural ingredients that protect the oral micro biome and neturalise the toxins of harmful bacteria. Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Toothpaste does not have any bleach or harsh chemicals and is free from SLS, preservative, sugar and contains only natural ingredients sand essential oils to help to remove coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains from teeth.Whitening Toothpaste

The ingredients found in Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening are: Organic Aloe Vera, Xylitol, Hydrated Silica, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Dead Sea Salt, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Coconut Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Spearmint Oil, Organic Wintergreen Leaf Oil, Lemon Peel oil, Sage Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Tulsi / Holy Basil Oil, Clove Flower Oil, Zinc Citrate

Price: $11.99

Size: 3.5 ounce (pack of 1)

Customer ratings: 4.2 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Helps with sensitive teeth
  2. Whitens teeth

Bad

  1. Does not whiten teeth

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Himalaya Complete Care toothpaste – Simply Mint


Himalaya Simply Mint Toothpaste is free from fluoride, gluten, carrageenan, SLS and harsh abrasives. It helps whiten teeth and reduces plaque. Simply Mint toothpaste uses three main ingredients to keep the clean. They are neem, an Indian evergreen tree with well-known for its cleansing properties; pomegranate, a sweet tasting fruit with fluoride, gluten, carrageenan, SLS free toothpasteantioxidant and cleansing properties; triphala, which is a combination of three Indian fruits used for Ayurvedic traditional wellness. Other ingredients in the toothpaste include xylitol, coconut oil, stevia, menthol and thyme oil. Simply Mint toothpaste is also vegan friendly and suitable for vegetarians.

Price: $20.98

Size: 5.29 ounce (Pack of 4)

Customer ratings: 4.6 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Gets rid of canker sores
  2. Cleans and freshens breath
  3. Like the taste

Bad

  1. Taste too strong
  2. Too expensive

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Note: Prices mentioned here are correct at the time of posting.

Mouthwash Reviews

Mouthwash Reviews

Many people use mouthwash as part of their oral care routine. Choosing the type of mouthwash is not as simple as the flavour you like only. All mouthwashes are not created equally. There are different ingredients used by each manufacturer of mouthwash. Some people prefer to use mouthwash that does not contain fluoride, alcohol, parabens, saccharin or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

If you are looking for mouthwash, there many brands online with different flavours and ingredients. I have researched on many of the brands. Here are some of the more popular brands.

TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Mild Mint


TheraBreath is known for using oxygen to target bacteria cause bad breath. These bacteria are hidden deep below the surface of the tongue and at the back of the throat. TheraBreath formula was developed by Dr Harold Katz to help his TheraBreath Mouthwash Reviewdaughter conquer her bad breadth. TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse does not contain alcohol, colourings, artificial flavours, perfumes, detergents, and other harsh additives. And it is also certified kosher, gluten-free and vegan.

Price: $14.36

Size: 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)

Customer ratings: 4.5 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Effective for bad breath
  2. Gets rid of tonsil stones
  3. Does not burn or sting

Bad

  1. Do not like the aftertaste

Note: Among the 5,000 plus reviews, we found only this one common complaint about the bad aftertaste. According to the manufacturer, this is due the higher pH in this rinse compared to other rinses. And the effect is only temporary and will go away when your mouth gets used to the new pH level and this is usually after a couple of days.

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Lumineux Oral Essentials Mouthwash


Lumineux Oral Essentials Mouthwash is formulated by two world-renowned dentists. It is designed to protect good bacteria in our mouth and neutralised toxins caused by harmful bacteria. The mouthwash is made using natural ingredients such as Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Holy Basil Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Leaf Oil, Organic Limineux Mouthwash ReviewWintergreen Leaf Oil, Clove Flower Oil and Dead Sea Salt. It has no alcohol, dyes, preservatives and is free from drugs and harmful chemicals.

Price: $21.99

Size: 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)

Customer ratings: 4.3 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Gets rid oral infection
  2. Freshens breath
  3. Does not sting or cause dry mouth
  4. Helps with gum disease

Bad

  1. A little expensive
  2. Bad taste

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Hello Oral Care Naturally Healthy Antigingivitis Mouthwash


Hello naturally healthy antigingivitis mouthwash contains no alcohol, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavours, no dyes and no sodium lauryl sulfates (sls). It contains ingredients such as aloe vera, mint, xylitol, tea tree oil and Hello Oral Care Mouthwash Reviewcoconut oil. Hello is also vegan and Leaping Bunny Certified as it was never tested on animals.

Price: $14.97

Size: 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 3)

Customer ratings: 4.5 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Helps heal gum bleeding and irritation
  2. Gets rid of canker sores
  3. Mouth feels clean after using
  4. A lot of kids (but not all) love the watermelon flavour

Bad

  1. Some adults do not like the mint flavour

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Dr. Brite Natural Whitening Vitamin C Mouthwash


Dr. Brite was founded by Dr. Paris Sabo and her sister, Dr. Pooneh Ramezani. It all started when Dr. Sabo who was shocked to see her toddler eating toothpaste containing harmful chemicals. Thus, there was a need to go for organic oral care products that does not have harmful ingredients.Dr. Brite Natural Whitening Mouthwash Review

Dr. Brite Mouthwash contains the following ingredients: aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerin (soy free), coconut oil, xylitol, mint leaf oil, menthol crystals, Holy basil extract, neem extract, vitamin c, stevia, sea salt, activated (coconut) charcoal and coconut oil

Price: $28.79

Size: 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)

Customer ratings: 4.7 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Whitens teeth
  2. Heals gingivitis
  3. Good taste
  4. No burning sensation

Bad

  1. Too expensive
  2. Does not keep mouth fresh for long

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Uncle Harry’s Natural Alkalizing Miracle Mouthwash


Uncle Harry`s Miracle Mouthwash is a mint mouthwash that naturally balances pH in the mouth and helps to reduce swelling, freshen breath, whiten and remineralise teeth and enliven teeth and gums. It does not have anything artificial and uses only pure ingredients such as essential oils of peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, wintergreen, and oregano. The other ingredients are purified, deionized, microfiltered water and ten parts per Uncle Harry's Natural Alkalizing Miracle Mouthwash Reviewmillion of silver mineral 99.000 pure; sea salt; magnetic earth; purified ocean water and active ionic minerals. It is free of fluoride, carrageenan, triclosan, or artificial sweeteners as well as gluten free, glycerin free, and vegan.

Price: $24.95

Size: 16 Ounce Bottle

Customer ratings: 4.5 out of 5

User Feedback:

Good

  1. Freshens breath
  2. Helps reduce tooth decay
  3. Reduce tooth sensitivity
  4. Heals gum disease
  5. Whiten teeth
  6. Gets rid of sore throat

Bad

  1. Affects taste buds
  2. Too strong or spicy

Note: Just like TheraBreath mouthwash, this mouthwash too has high pH level and the taste buds are affected after using it. The food either does not have any taste or it tastes weird. As it is a strong mouthwash, some users recommend diluting it before using.

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Note: Prices mentioned here are correct at the time of posting.

Oral Care Product Reviews

Oral Care Product Reviews

In order to keep our teeth strong and healthy, we need to keep our teeth clean by following a daily oral care regime Therefore, we will need a number of oral care products to help us do the job of keeping our teeth clean. There is a wide variety of oral care products to cater for the different needs and preferences.

Before I buy any product, I will research to find out more information about the product and the opinions of those who have bought the product. Researching and reviewing products is a time-consuming job. To help my readers, I have gathered and collated many oral products reviews and post them here in the blog.

oral care product reviews

How I Do My Reviews?


Like most health-conscious individuals, I like to read the list of ingredients of a product that I am interested in before deciding whether to buy it or not. I tend to avoid those products that contains harsh chemical and prefer products with more natural ingredients. Next, I will go through the reviews from people who have bought and used the product to find out more about their positive and negative views.

By reading the users’ reviews, it gives me an insight into the benefits as well as problems faced by the users. Although, the problems faced by some of the users may not necessary be applicable to all users, for example, allergic reactions to the product. There will always be negative reviews on any product. It is necessary to analyse further and see if there are many users having the same problem. If the number of negative reviews is not significant as compared to the positive reviews, the product is worth considering.

I will normally go for products with a high number of reviews and avoid products that has very few reviews. A high number of reviews will give me a more clearly picture of the product’s pros and cons. A high number of reviews is also an indication of the product’s popularity as only a small percentage of the buyers will write a review.

Lastly, if the product has no known significant or high impact negative effects, I will look at the benefits experienced by users before deciding if I should buy the product.

 

List Of Oral Care Products


The following list of oral care products that are commonly purchased and used by people for their hygiene needs:

    1. Breath Fresheners
    2. Dental Floss
    3. Denture Care
    4. Interdental Brush
    5. Mouthguards
    6. Mouthwash
    7. Teeth Whitening
    8. Togue Cleaners
    9. Toothbrush
    10. Toothpaste
    11. Water Pik

I will be constantly reviewing and writing about these products and posting them on the blog here.

 

Is There A Product That You Like Me To Review?


If you come across a new oral care product and would like me to find out more information and users’ experiences about it, do leave it in the comments below. I will be happy to check it out and feature my findings in the upcoming blogs.