I’ve reviewed aloe vera toothpaste before (https://lifegoggles.com/2199/optima-aloe-dent-toothpaste-eco-product-review/) but when Trust William sent me Optima’s AloeDent Whitening Toothpaste I was intrigued to give it a go.
Trust William is a natural healthcare provider which specialises in products for family health and nutrition, and has a lot of products which use aloe vera.
While Optima’s ‘normal’ aloe vera toothpaste says it whitens teeth, this is its specialist toothpaste and has a few different ingredients. In comes silica for whitening and something called PVP for anti-staining. Also in is vitamin K and tea tree oil along with the peppermint and menthol for flavour. It’s hard to know where the aloe vera comes in, it says it’s for ‘soothing’ and it seems to work, the paste is very pleasant.
It tastes quite nice, although it doesn’t give you that totally fresh feeling that mainstream toothpastes tend to give. Although I’ve a feeling that’s one of those artificial things we’re ‘trained’ to believe – fresh taste must mean clean teeth.
I still have concerns about the lack of fluoride in terms of my teeth’s health, but it seems to be working fine. My last dental check-up didn’t highlight any problems so am quietly confident that it’s all good.
As an environmentally-friendly alternative to regular toothpaste I’ve been impressed with Optima’s products. AloeDent Whitening Toothpaste costs £3.49 for 100ml from Trust William.