Tom's of Maine • Fennel Natural Toothpaste • Other
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I understand this toothpaste isn't for everyone, but I really like it, have been using it for about 6 months, and my teeth are in great shape.
I have an extremely sensitive mouth area. Most commercial toothpastes (I've tried Crest 3d White and ProHealth before this one) make my lips and gums FREAK OUT. They burn, bleed, peel etc. I've also been avoiding anything with baking soda for a long time because of terrible reactions, ruling out a lot of natural toothpastes. Basically, any irritant from mint to cinnamon to baking soda is no bueno for me... On top of it all, I've suffered from cold sores my whole life and irritating the area can definitely trigger them.
This tastes like licorice (not everyone's cup of tea). That combined with the propolis and myrhh leaves my mouth feeling very clean, calm, and fresh. My teeth also seem bright and white but I've never had much issue with that. It is also worth noting that i floss and rinse with listerine/some other mouth wash every time I brush. I've been to the dentist for routine cleanings twice since using this product, and both times no cavities and the dentist has remarked on the good state of my mouth.
If you have a freak-of-nature sensitive mouth like I do this product could really save you some grief. If you're not into licorice, there are other flavors of the propolis and myrrh toothpaste that probably work just as well. However, I accidentally bought the propolis & myrrh cinnamon flavor once, though, and OF COURSE it freaked out my mouth. If you're sensitive like me, the fennel's the safest bet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just recently purchased your Toms's of Maine Fennel Natural Toothpaste and it made me feel LIKE A PIECE OF SHIT!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yuck. I was looking for a more 'natural' alternative to traditional, chemical laden toothpaste, without shelling out 20 bucks [after shipping] for Herbal Choice Mari, or trying to make my own and always feeling like it would be inadequate. I randomly spotted this on the top shelf, where no one would ever see, of Shoppers Drug Mart, and snapped it up, as it was 5 bucks [twice the price of traditional toothpaste, might I add] and didn't have anything suspicious other than SLS in the ingredients, and was FENNEL flavored! I LOVEDDDDD the fennel flavor of HCM toothpaste, which tastes exactly like fennel.
This stuff tastes like licorice with a hint of fennel in the background. Gross. I despise licorice. Also, it might be fluoride-free, but the amount of SLS in this is MIND BOGGLING. Seriously, I don't know what the heck they were thinking. I learned my lesson after the first time of applying a regular sized dollop. I graduated to a pea-sized amount. Now I use half of that, and I still have trouble. It is quite a 'liquidy' toothpaste, and foams up SOOOOOO MUUUUCHHH in the mouth. This might be a good thing for some of you, but for me it is disgusting as it fills up my mouth and makes me feel as though I am not actually cleaning anything, only foaming up and filling up my body with SLS [the foaming agent].
Of course, if I'm using half a pea sized amount in order to cut down on that foaming, it still foams way too much but I feel as though I am getting NO cleaning for my teeth/mouth out of it. It's a lose-lose situation.
Keep in mind that any company can use any name and make any claim without having to back it up. So Tom's of Maine can call itself 'natural' all it wants - after all, everything is naturally derived at SOOMMMEEE point, right? But it doesn't necessarily have to be. And while it seems, on the surface, better than most other toothpastes, I would NOT classify this as 'all natural' or even 'natural enough.'
Their toothpastes have, essentially, two options: SLS-free or fluoride-free. Again, lose-lose. Not to mention, after brushing I find I have a considerable amount of plaque left between my teeth. What the heck? I am not used to seeing that. The surface of my teeth are quite smooth, however. So flossing is more necessary than ever, in this case. Not worth a buy, but worth a try for some of you I suppose.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay so I am not going to give this product an overall bad rating for my very own mistake but this is licorice toothpaste. It really was my own mistake but I feel Tom's could do a better job and just increase the font so FENNEL is quickly visible especially if you are running to get some staples like I was and not really paying attention. This is my fault though - I should have been more careful.
Overall I love Tom's toothpastes it was just very surprising to get a licorice tasting one when you were expecting peppermint.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this toothpaste. The scent of fennel and myrrh is lovely. Packaging is basic, with the toothpaste tube often bursting and the paste leaking out.
Price has also increased a lot, over the years and the scent of fennel/propolis/myrrh has reduced over the years, in the newer product :-(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Like most of you, I absolutely love Tom's of Maine Fennel toothpaste and have been using this pretty much exclusively for the past 15 years. I'm not a fan of mint flavors, and have had problems with harsh toothpastes leaving my mouth dry and raw. This toothpaste is heaven-sent for anyone with a sensitive mouth.
It's available for $4.99 at Whole Foods and can occasionally be found for about the same price at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. My only complaints are that this product can sometimes be difficult to find, and when you get to the end of the tube, the packaging can crack. Other than that, total holy grail.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use to chew fennel seeds as a kid so this was nostalgic for me. It leaves my mouth feeling clean as others have noted and doesn't inflame my gums. Its natural and can be found at Wholefoods or Target. I switch between different toothpastes, but I always manage to keep a tube of this in my bathroom. If you like the taste of black licorice, then you will like this. Freshens breath too which is nice without having to resort to mint or peppermint.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this toothpaste, after a lifetime of using Crest and Colgate, I just got tired of the same old peppermint, mint, or cinnamon flavours which floridated toothpastes use.
On a whim, I decided to try out Tom's of Maine, fennel was different, so I thought "Why not?"
Was I ever glad I did! This stuff WORKS - I haven't had a cavity in over ten years, as long as you brush regularly and floss, you'll be fine, and don't let crafty ad campaigns get to you - FLUORIDE is not good for you!
I love the fact that it's totally natural, doesn't cost that much more than other brands, has a unique taste, and makes my mouth and teeth feel so clean!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The fennel is different and I really love it. I like fennel and other licorice-types of flavors/smells. This left my mouth feeling very clean, especially as it wasn't as sweetened up as many mainstream toothpastes. I like that this product uses natural ingredients. I just wish this was easier to find in my area. I'm not sure if I like the metal tube as I remember it getting a small hole in it, but it wasn't a big deal. I plan on buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
LOVE this! I have been avoiding fluoride for a few years now, and am thankful that this is fluoride free. Black licorice is one of my favorite flavors, and fennel tastes just like black licorice (to me, at least). So I was in heaven when I discovered this! Not only does it taste fantastic, but my teeth felt so nice and clean! I was surprised that it could taste that good, and leave my mouth feeling clean, not like I just got done eating candy. I don't have the whitening one, but plan to try it next. I noticed they also have come out with a SLS-free version, but it does contain fluoride, so that presents a win-lose situation for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
MMmmm.. licorice toothpaste. At first, it tasted really weird but now I love it. I really prefer the milder tastes of Tom's of Maine toothpastes now. I appreciate how they list not only the ingredients but also the source and purpose of every single one. This stuff leaves my teeth feeling very clean and smooth.. and tastes good too. A definite repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Rated a four because I can only get this at my local health food store for $8, and I wish the tube was plastic rather than metal.
This is flouride free, but does contain SLS. Oh well, can't win 'em all! I also love this because it contains xylitol-a sweetener that is *not* sugar and it attacks cavities!
I love the taste of this toothpaste. It cleans and freshens really good, and it does not leave a funky aftertaste. I will continue to repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I've been using this toothpaste for about a month and I must say, it's fabulous. It whitened my teeth and my gums look great. The overall health of my mouth has greatly improved. It has SLS though which is the downside. But man I really love this. I love the taste of it. But I only like it while im brushing so I really like that it doesn't leave any after taste. Oh yeah, another thing, it's very deoderizing and cleansing. My teeth feel super super clean and in the morning my breath is still fresh. I look like and idiot after I brush cause I lick my teeth a lot because they just feel squeeky clean and fresh. The tube is gigantic as well and you only need a tiny amount. This is my new toothpaste for life. Ok oneeee more thing, it's great for cancker sores. my hubby had one so I told him to use my toothpaste for it. He used it 3 times and the thing went away. Hooray!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Delicious licorice flavor...envigorating...I love it!
"Tom's of Maine" has obviously done their homework: They offer a fluoride-free alternative for ONE reason and ONE reason only: Fluoride is TOXIC and those who know about this are seeking out a safe toothpaste. I have no doubt that they are legally restricted from stating this on their packaging. I commend them for making this safe, high quality, and gentle product. Please use only FLUORIDE-FREE, preservative-free toothpaste, regardless of the brand. It is a myth that fluoride helps your teeth or fights cavities! Please educate yourself and read this before you continue putting this toxin in your mouth or body. http://www.beyondhealth.com/fluoride-toxic.htm There are MANY other websites online that will help you see this myth for what it is...a lie. Do a Google search and see for yourself: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=fluoride+hazards
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Well I am a natural product freak, and ran out of my favourite Burts Bees natural toothpaste(which by the way has more natural ingredients in it and NO sodium Laureth Sulfate in it, which Tom's DOES unfortunately have.) Anyway, I ran to my nearest drugstore and saw this and it was one of the 3 other "natural" toothpastes...I saw it had fennel in it but did not know what that tasted like...I just saw the pretty flowers on the package and figured Id rather have that then a minty or spearmint one...UGGGGHHHH this toothpaste tastes EXACTLY like black licorice, and I HATE licorice of ANY KIND!!!! Also, I really dont like the fact that Tom's of Maine toothpaste has SLS(Sodium Laureth Sulfate) the most harshest dangerous agent used in cosmetics/skin care products....The only thing that was good about this was that it was cheap and you get ALOT of toothpaste...However, this tastes sooo bad, the amount really doesnt matter as it ended up being thrown away..I kept trying it too just to see if I'dm grow on it...NOOOPE,, Back to Burts Bees Lavender and Mint toothpaste MY FAVORITE!!!MMMMMMM.............
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love this! A refreshing taste of fennel, my gums have improved since using...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love the taste! I suppose it works the same as the other tom's of maine toothpastes if you like their formula. Of course I adore licorice and anise too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this. Granted, I was predisposed to like it since I don't care for most mint toothpastes - I find them harsh and burning. For years the only alternative was kids bubblegum toothpaste, which I didn't care for either. I do like both fennel and black licorice (the real black licorice, not black Twizzlers). This tastes more like fennel than like licorice. As a previous reviewer pointed out, fennel seeds are used to freshen breath in many cultures, and I find this toothpaste does freshen my breath. I have a friend who loathes licorice, and even he has now switched to using this toothpaste.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It's been over a year since I switched to "all Natural" toothpaste, and there's NO turning back! I've tried a few brands & many flavors but this Brand &this Fennel flavor is by far my Fav..I happen to love the licorice taste, so clean refreshing, better than minty for me. It's great
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I dont like licorice at all but I really like this. Its a nice change up from mint and it leaves your mouth feeling refreshed. I go from the mint, to cinamint to fennel for toothpaste variet =)