Today I decided to exercise by window shopping For a few weeks now, I have been browsing every Watson’s and Guardian Store that I see on the way home = to see if they have any natural tooth paste, such as Vicco tooth powder (from India).
Herbal tooth paste
After 3 Watson’s stores and 2 Guardian stores, I found a Herbal tooth paste – at Guardian’s Store at the Change Alley in Raffles CBD. And you cannot easily see it from the stack of normal flouride tooth pastes. There are only a few tubes and its stack up high, that if you are not really on the look out- you would not find it. I like the fact that it has herbal ingredients such as Neem, Clove, Thyme, Bettle,Tea Tree Oil, etcetera, but it has SLS!! I am going to write them and request that they create a new product line without SLS– consumers need to be educated that foam is not an indication of cleanliness! that SLS is bad for the body! So, do not ruin a good product by adding SLS, no matter how small the amount is. Herbal is Herbal! Leave all the unnatural ingredients to Colgate! For now, I will just make a compromise, and see if the product is good and provide my reviews later.
I am also pleasantly surprised that they have disclosing toothpaste. When I was in my primary (elementary days), I used to get lots of disclosing tablets from our school dentist. And I enjoy competing with my neighbors in being the first one to clear the pink stains every time. Its been a while since disclosing tablets are made available in the market and not even dentists are proactively offering it to younger children anymore. Its a very useful tool, proof being me, not having to suffer a tooth ache or tooth decay, probably because of my rigorous brushing (when I was young) motivated by the thrill of removing the pink stains from the disclosing tablet. A good foundation of oral hygiene should be established while children are quite young. Bring on all the disclosing toothpastes and tablets (without SLS and flouride of course!)