Why Tom’s of Maine? Well first of all, when I called their information line to check the ingredients in their products, the woman on the phone was so, so lovely. She was more than happy to answer my endless list of questions about food allergies, how they sourced their ingredients, as well my curiosity around their vegan, cruelty free labeling.
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Some of the questions I asked…
“Is there a potential for cross contamination of peanuts or milk?”
Answer – no.
“The container says vegan but I want to double check that the facility where the “Mild Fruit” Flavour Toddler Toothpaste is packaged contains absolutely no dairy, including shared lines.”
Answer – I was reassured that this product is “SosiSafe.” Meaning for us that there are NO peanut OR milk ingredients but also “poison free” as well. I consider “poison free” to be products that contain ingredients that I can actually read or have easily explained to me without breaking out my ancient OAC Chemistry textbook. And for those who sat through that year with me, it was not my strongest subject (understatement!)
Why Fluoride Free Toothpaste for Toddlers?
Tom’s of Maine Toddler Toothpaste is fluoride-free which is an important part of my decision making. After reading countless articles and having discussions with our dentist, we decided to stay fluoride free. Children often swallow toothpaste and this can increase their risk of dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis is a change in the appearance of teeth. It is caused when higher than optimal amounts of fluoride are ingested in early childhood. In its mildest and most common form, it affects the look of the tooth with small white specks appearing on a child’s teeth. 
Children before the age of 3 need only use a toothbrush with water unless they have been identified at risk. We chose to add Tom’s of Maine Toddler Training Toothpaste to our teeth-brushing routine since it is all natural and I feel comfortable with them having a pea sized amount each day.
Another aspect I wanted to steer clear from was artificial colours, dyes, preservatives or flavours. If we keep our meals clean, I think we should hold our toothpaste up to the same standards.
There are a few other reasons why we are happy to choose this particular Toddler Toothpaste.
Sourced and derived from Nature.
No animal testing.
No artificial colours.
Also the I.P.S standard available on their website, you can find every Ingredient, its Purpose, and its Source. Talk about transparent and awesome!
If you have any questions about this Fluoride Free Toothpaste product please feel free to contact us.
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