Mint me!
July 20, 2007 12:43 PM   Subscribe

What is the minty-est cruelty-free toothpaste?

I like strong mint toothpaste. I tried Tom's of Maine once, and the baking soda taste was terrible. Unless I accidentally grabbed an unflavored version? Strong cinnamon taste would be an ok second preference...but strong mint is better!
posted by sLevi to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There are lots of flavors of Tom's, (avoid the orange). I think there are at least two different mint ones. I couldn't stand the baking soda taste originally because I was used to the sweetness of other pastes. Now all I taste is the peppermint. I'd be interested in other, though, as well, just to try out.
posted by monkeymadness at 12:49 PM on July 20, 2007

toms of maine peppermint is UBER strong.
posted by Lord_Pall at 1:13 PM on July 20, 2007

I use Tom's and I don't detect any baking soda flavor. I use the Whole Care spearmint gel.
posted by stefnet at 1:17 PM on July 20, 2007

Try using Tom's for a couple weeks. Next time you try grody-sweet Colgate or similar, you'll gag.

I use the mint gel too.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 1:36 PM on July 20, 2007

The Tom's cinnamint is too strong for me, and that's saying something. It looks, though, like they're discontinuing it. Stock up while you can.
posted by cocoagirl at 1:36 PM on July 20, 2007

I switch back and forth between the Tom's Wintermint and Spearmint flavors. The Wintermint is very fresh-and-minty without being as strong as the straight-on Peppermint flavor.
posted by briank at 1:44 PM on July 20, 2007

I personally like Tom's plain old Peppermint. Works great, it's cheap at Trader Joe's, but I can get it at Target if I can't make the cross-town trip to TJs.
posted by c0nsumer at 2:15 PM on July 20, 2007

Tom's is good but an alternate choice is Jason.
posted by donovan at 2:22 PM on July 20, 2007

Another vote here for Tom's Wintermint! I started using that after a lifetime of Crest, and I haven't looked back. I actually prefer the flavor - it's less sickly-sweet, and interferes less with what you might eat/drink after you brush your teeth.
posted by sarahsynonymous at 2:36 PM on July 20, 2007

i like burt's bees. they come in lavender-mint and cinnamon, and both are pretty nice.
posted by lgyre at 4:45 PM on July 20, 2007

Peppermint's too strong for me, from Tom's. Wintermint is perfect.
posted by klangklangston at 5:27 PM on July 20, 2007

Jason Natural's Powersmile is dang pepperminty, and is without the baking soda taste of Tom's of Maine. If you can find it, Squigle toothpaste is minty and quite popular among those with problem gums.
posted by monopas at 7:20 PM on July 20, 2007

Mentadent is pretty damn minty, and it has baking soda and peroxide for that makes-your-teeth-super-smooth feeling.
posted by rxrfrx at 7:55 AM on July 21, 2007

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