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TOP FIVE WEEK: Toothpaste!

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


If you're like me, once you were out on your own, you just grabbed whichever toothpaste was cheapest and damn the consequences. I continued doing that for years. Until I got a free sample of The Good Stuff and had my life turned around. Then I became a bit of a toothpaste connoisseur and started trying every brand I could find. Here's the results...

Arm & Hammer Advance White

  1. Arm & Hammer Advance White Baking Soda.
    No toothpaste makes my mouth feel this fresh and clean. It's like a trip to the dentist every morning! Don't know that the whitening is as effective as others, but it does the job.
  2. Colgate Optic White Sparkling Mint.
    The second-best whitening toothpaste I've found, but the taste takes a little getting used to. Leaves behind a residue that's not so great, but apparently that's the price you pay for white teeth.
  3. Tom's of Maine Botanically Bright Peppermint.
    There was a point I was trying to "go natural" in my life, and Tom's had the best option for toothpaste I could find in my local supermarket. Overall it was "okay"... and if I ever become obsessed with "natural" again, I'll have no problem going back... but there are better options available if you want a whitening toothpaste.
  4. Aquafresh.
    I became an instant fan of Aquafresh when it first came out in the 70's and it was my brand of choice for decades. I've since grown past it, but end up using it from time to time when it's given away at hotels I stay at. If I went back to Aquafresh, I'd probably go with their "Extreme Clean" version.
  5. Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Vibrant Mint Flavor Whitening Toothpaste.
    Does a miraculous great job of removing a yellow cast from your teeth, but once I found out it contains plastic microbeads which fuck up the environment in absolutely horrifying ways, I stopped using it. I'm adding it to the list because, apparently, Crest is taking the microbeads out of all their products this year. I might give it another try once that happens.

Everybody maintain healthy dental hygiene, now!

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  1. hello haha narf says:

    i actually wanted to try that arm & hammer toothpaste. thanks for the review! (aquafresh user here.)

  2. martymankins says:

    I’ve tried that Colgate flavor before. It’s really good.

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