Dr. Bronner's Cinnamon Toothpaste Product Review
Posted on 10 February 2016 by Henry Engeln
This cinnamon toothpaste is a recent addition to the Dr. Bronner's range, and we've been testing it ourselves recently. Cinnamon is not usually a flavour you would associate with toothpaste, however Dr Bronner's All-One Cinnamon Toothpaste is balanced nicely with a gentle minty-ness, producing a refreshing flavour which lasts in the mouth for a good while after brushing. Like brushing with Christmas.
Being a Dr. Bronner's product, this All-One fluoride free toothpaste does not contain synthetic ingredients or preservatives, in fact it's 70% organic. If you're not familiar with Dr. Bronner's, it's a company which was founded back in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, who was a third generation soapmaker. Although Emanuel has passed away, the company continues to be run by his family, and maintains the same vision he had. The result of this vision is a range of products which are produced fairly, safely, organically, and without toxic or harmful ingredients. You can read more of this in detail on the packaging of most Dr Bronner's products.
The cleansing action of Dr Bronner's All-One Toothpaste is provided by hydrated silica and calcium carbonate as gentle abrasives, and baking soda and potassium cocoate are the natural cleansers. These ingredients fight against plaque just as well as synthetic chemical toothpastes, making Dr Bronner's toothpaste ideal for anyone wishing to reduce their overall chemical load.
Fluoride free toothpaste
Although the debate regarding fluoride continues, this toothpaste is fluoride-free for those with concerns. Our view is that with a good diet and a regular and thorough oral hygiene regime, fluoride really is not a necessary ingredient in toothpaste to maintain healthy and strong teeth. Using a fluoride-free toothpaste is yet another step you can take to reduce chemical loading on your body.
In addition to being fluoride-free, there are no foaming agents in Dr Bronner's All-One toothpaste, so if you're not used to low-foaming toothpastes then this will come as a surprise. This does not adversely affect the cleansing ability of the toothpaste, it simply means you won't have a mouthful of sodium lauryl sulfate or foam or the like, after brushing.
Although this toothpaste tastes quite sweet, it does not contain sugar. The sweetening is provided by way of organic stevia leaf and stem extract. Stevia extracts, unlike sugar, do not contribute to tooth decay and cavities. Stevia is also non-caloric, so it is suitable for use by those on calorie controlled diets or by diabetics. Some stevia products can leave an odd aftertaste in the mouth, and this was one of my concerns before I tried Dr Bronner's Cinnamon Toothpaste, however I did not notice any odd taste either during use or afterwards.
Having used a few different herbal and natural toothpastes over the years, I was anticipating a brown coloured toothpaste when I first opened my tube of Dr Bronner's All-One toothpaste. I was pleasantly surprised that this toothpaste is clean and white looking - an important factor for those who like their paste to be visually appealing.
Other interesting facts about this Dr Bronner's All-One Toothpaste: it's 100% vegan, there is no animal testing involved at any stage of the production of the toothpaste and the packaging box is 100% post-consumer recycled.
About the Author
Henry is our technical specialist at Sundala Health, when he is not fixing the internet or playing with his collection of wires, you can find him in his garden, mattock in hand ready to plant some native shrubs, koala friendly trees or preparing his veggie garden for a new crop of food plants. Henry also has a keen eye for good men's skin care products and has discerning taste when is comes to natural and organic skin care and hair care products, so his honest reports on our latest products are always highly valued.