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    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 15th May 17, 9:09 PM
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    I dont like toothpaste
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    • 15th May 17, 9:09 PM
    I dont like toothpaste 15th May 17 at 9:09 PM
    Hi
    I dont like toothpaste .. its too minty, I dont like the foam and I just dont like brushing my teeth with it.

    What could I use instead?
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    • edwink
    • By edwink 15th May 17, 9:16 PM
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    Hi
    I dont like toothpaste .. its too minty, I dont like the foam and I just dont like brushing my teeth with it.

    What could I use instead?
    Originally posted by beautiful_ravens
    Hi Beautiful_Ravens

    You could use bicarbonate of soda but not sure if you could actually just use that instead of toothpaste. I don't like the taste of toothpaste either as I find it too minty too so that's what I use in between using toothpaste. I put a bit of salt on my toothbrush with the bicarbonate of soda but not sure where I got that idea from. I have been doing that for years. They do put bicarbonate of soda in some toothpaste anyway.

    Not the same subject but have you still got your hens? Just wondered as we haven't seen you on the ducks and hens thread for a while.

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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 15th May 17, 9:19 PM
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    You can get powdered toothpaste or you can buy kiddies toothpaste which comes in different flavours like strawberry

    Also using an electric toothbrush means you only need a dab , less froth and mint in the gob
    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 15th May 17, 9:21 PM
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    Hi edwink
    Thats just reminded me that my granddad used salt because he didnt like toothpaste. Ill try it and see, but too abrasive..?

    Yes still got hens! Will post soon I expect
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    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 15th May 17, 9:23 PM
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    • 15th May 17, 9:23 PM
    You can get powdered toothpaste or you can buy kiddies toothpaste which comes in different flavours like strawberry

    Also using an electric toothbrush means you only need a dab , less froth and mint in the gob
    Originally posted by Livelongandprosper
    Oh yeah! My mum used to use powdered stuff but I thought it was just for smokers. will have a look round thanks.

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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 15th May 17, 10:15 PM
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    Powdered ones are very abrasive. As are things like salt & bicarb.

    There are many flavours of toothpaste out there, some very mild indeed. Just make sure the one you use has at least 1250ppm fluoride in it. (You will find that on the ingredients)
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    • DD265
    • By DD265 15th May 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 15th May 17, 10:17 PM
    I'm not a toothpaste fan either but I like Corsodyl - it's not got a minty taste.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 15th May 17, 10:41 PM
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    Kingfisher do a fennel toothpaste (both with fluoride or fluoride free) or there's this one I found via an online search which is both unflavoured and doesn't foam. Not cheap (vs some you can get that are minty) but cheaper than a trip to the dentist i'm sure.

    http://dentaldirect.co.uk/oranurse-unflavoured-toothpaste.html
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 15th May 17, 10:52 PM
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    Grinding some fishbones, shells and using a stick to work them over your teeth is a traditional alternative to toothpaste.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 15th May 17, 11:29 PM
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    As a 15 year old, I once got drunk on some very cheap mint-flavoured liqueur and couldn't face anything minty for a good few years!

    I found that Colgate did a "herb" flavour toothpaste.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Colgate-6001067021452-Herbal-Toothpaste-100ml/dp/B0010YRJRC

    (Probably available a lot cheaper elsewhere.)
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 16th May 17, 7:23 AM
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    Oranurse toothpaste is available at boots and online. It is unflavoured and non foaming and was developed for those on the autistic spectrum that find toothpaste hard to tolerate. http://www.oranurse.co.uk/

    Aldi do herbalux toothpaste which has a liquorice type taste and there are many children's toothpastes out there but check , as toothsmith says, their fluoride content.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 16th May 17, 6:42 PM
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    Toothpaste
    Lush do Toothy tabs,
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 16th May 17, 6:55 PM
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    No fluoride in lush toothy tabs , so no use in decay prevention.
    • vintagebrighton
    • By vintagebrighton 16th May 17, 7:41 PM
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    Another vote for corsodyl toothpaste. The taste takes a bit of getting used to but I find it much nicer than minty toothpaste.

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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 16th May 17, 7:54 PM
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    They're not at all cheap, but Dawood and Tanner do tooth cleansers in lemon and lime flavours, as well as peppermint and spearmint. They do have fluoride in them, although it's not clear from the website how much.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 16th May 17, 8:05 PM
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    Marvis do a few flavours and have the most awesome website

    http://www.marvismint.com/#/home

    (NOT moneysaving tho.)
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 16th May 17, 9:48 PM
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    There is no fluoride in Marvis toothpaste either, so another useless for decay prevention.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 16th May 17, 9:53 PM
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    Presumably oral-b pro-expert will be quite nice and not minty, once they have had to remove the nasty small plastic beads from the recipe.
    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 17th May 17, 9:50 AM
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    Have you seen Lush's tooth products? Really good if you don't like the minty taste, but they are still quite foamy though.
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 17th May 17, 9:53 AM
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    As said before the lush products do not contain fluoride so are useless for decay prevention.
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