I wrote the headline: Why You Need a $17.00 toothpaste, to get your attention. But I’m serious. You can buy a tube of generic toothpaste for 99 cents in a bargain store, so why should you, would you, buy a toothpaste that costs $16.99?
The toothpaste I am talking about is from a company called Dentisse. It is a new, premium (or should I say, ultra-premium) brand of oral care products that uses natural ingredients. Dentisse Natural Reflection Toothpaste uses a special refined version of Kaolin clay to polish teeth and gently remove surface stains and plaque without gouging your tooth enamel. FYI: Kaolin is mined in Brazil, France, Britain, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Japan, PR China, and the US states of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. used for a wide variety of things from toothpaste to coating veggies and fruits to deter infestations. The Kaolin in Dentisse Natural Reflections Toothpaste has flat-surfaced particles with microscopic ridges that polish teeth to a micro-smooth luster. The clay in Dentisse toothpaste also has another clay, Bentonite, that helps make the toothpaste very creamy. And there’s a really nice, natural mint flavor from natural peppermint oil.
This all sounds exotic and lovely, and having tried the toothpaste, I can tell you that I really liked it and found it pleasant to use. But do you really need a toothpaste with that costs as much as a cheap dinner at $16.99?
Maybe. I think it really depends upon your health concerns, your priorities and your budget. Dentists are expensive and good teeth are extremely important for your health and your life. If you mistreat your teeth, you’re going to end up paying in pain and dollars, later on. And if you’re one of those people for whom natural products is a must-have, you’ll find that good and effective natural toothpastes are in a minority on store shelves.
…and there’s another reason to consider treating your teeth with special TLC. I know about this personally, because apparently in an effort to avoid cavities and the dentist, I over-zealously brushed my teeth in years’ past. As a result my tooth enamel is scratched and gouged. I didn’t know about this until fairly recently as I can’t see it,and I can’t feel it, but every dentist I visit mentions that I have damaged my teeth and weakened the enamel. You can’t really “grow” any more enamel, so the key thing I can do is make sure that I thoroughly but gently brush from now on. Dentisse Natural Reflection will help clean my teeth and reduce plaque buildup, but it will do so gently, without more damage to my tooth enamel. For that reason alone, I would buy it. And it also smooths out tiny bumps and ridges on your teeth so that the surface stains are removed. Within a few weeks, my teeth felt smoother and a bit brighter. I wasn’t trying for a blinding, 100-watt smile, just a nice, clean one.. The natural peppermint also helps make your mouth feel cleaner.
There is also an alcohol-free oral rinse called Natural Solution that contains aloe vera and xylitol, plus a blend of natural essential oils that attack bacteria that form plaque and odor. It also neutralize acids in your mouth, with baking soda. I didn’t try it, but at $14.99, it’s a luxury for some, a must-have for those who absolutely need and want alcohol-free natural oral care.
Will Dentisse Natural Reflections be on your must-have list? You can get Dentisse oral care products at select spas and retailers, and on the Dentisse Web Site www.dentisse.com
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