Thank you Tom’s Of Maine for sponsoring this post.
As any mother and father can tell you, being a parent is all encompassing. All our energy goes to making sure the kids are getting everything they need: nourishing organic foods, enough physical activity, mental stimulation, developmental toys, books and games and of course routine wellness visits to the doctor and dentist. Our heads are swirling with information and checklists and worries—it is exhausting.
We want healthy and natural products for our family from the foods we eat to the products we use on our skin and in our homes. We are so focused on making sure out kiddos are getting the best we often neglect our wellness. One thing I vow to never let slide is my oral care. The first thing I do when I get up in the morning, the last thing I do before I go to sleep (and more throughout the day) is brush my teeth. I have always been a fanatic about my teeth and it is no secret that I have made oral care a priority for my whole family.
Honestly, the longest I have gone without a cleaning is six months, but I know a lot of parents who let years go by without getting a cleaning! And many of my mom friends have experienced teeth issues after having multiple children—and busy schedules. I am no saint…I sometimes eat sugary foods and pasta, I definitely drink coffee and red wine, BUT I make sure to fight cavities, restore minerals, freshen my breath and strengthen my enamel and protect my teeth naturally with Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and mouth wash.
I have always been a huge fan of Tom’s of Maine products—for me, it is important to use natural, effective and safe products for my family. Tom’s of Maine finds and combines the best naturally sourced and naturally derived ingredients by a guided process they call the Stewardship Model, which ensures that their ingredients, processing and packaging meet their rigorous standards for balancing natural, sustainable and responsible. Tom’s of Maine also gives 10% of its profits back to organizations that support people and the planet. Also, most of the Tom’s of Maine products are vegan, kosher and halal certified and gluten-free.
Each of my kids uses a different Tom’s of Maine natural tooth paste and mouthwash that is right for them—so why not mom? Tom’s of Maine has several amazing oral care and dental hygiene products for adults from peppermint baking soda toothpaste or simple whitening to Propolis & Myrrh in Fennel or Cinnamon flavors! I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the bathroom with a zillion products—I want an oral care routine that will cover all the bases for me and keep my teeth clean and healthy in between my dentist visits.
I have been changing up the routine a bit by adding a mouthwash to the mix. The new Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Mouthwash with fluoride helps fight cavities, cleans between my teeth and is alcohol-free (no sting!) and I love the Wicked Fresh flavor. I use that with the Whole Care Wicked Fresh Toothpaste to keep my teeth naturally clean and the peppermint flavor is refreshing and tastes great. Another detail about Tom’s of Maine that I love, they take social responsibility and sustainability seriously. All packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities.
Using healthy, natural—and effective ingredients in our everyday products is so important. Visit the Tom’s of Maine website to learn more about the products, the ingredients and the company and why switching to natural products is important for your family and for you.