I decided to pick up a more natural toothpaste. I have no idea how it may compare to some other all natural varieties, but this is the best my local store offered.
The brand I bought was Tom's of Maine.
|Tom's of Maine Website|
I have bought the strawberry toothpaste for the kids and my children love it. It is their preferred brand.
|Tom's Children's Toothpaste|
|Toothpaste I bought|
In the end, if the goal is to get my mouth clean, it worked. It will take some getting used to, but I think it should do the job. I just hope it will keep my teeth as white. If not, I will add back in my whitening toothpaste for occasional use.
Update 1/13/12 - I have gotten quite used to the product and now I actually prefer it over my old toothpaste. Things take time to adjust to, and this was just one of those things.