I’ve used the same toothpaste for longer than I can remember, but now, a new player has entered the game and might be just what I need to spice up my brushing – oh, and it looks really cute on the bathroom shelf! Australian oral-care brand Gem toothpaste is here to change the way you look at toothpaste with their brand new Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste.
Yep, you read that right! Cinnamon!
Cinnamon is an incredible spice. It’s warming, aromatic and has a remarkable history. In Ancient Egypt, cinnamon was once worth more than gold! It’s also got anti-inflammatory properties, high amounts of vitamin E and zinc and even lowers blood sugar.
Like all Gem toothpaste products, the toothpaste is all-natural and free of toxins like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), triclosan, titanium dioxide and parabens – I don’t even know what some of those things are, but they sound BAD. It’s also oral microbiome friendly and the first toothpaste in Australia to contain an oral probiotic.
Gem toothpaste describe their oral probiotic as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent: “When we nuke our mouths with chemicals, the balance of good and bad bacteria is thrown off. And bad bacteria is a problem; it can destroy the tooth’s enamel, as well as the dentin layer underneath.
“The inclusion of Lactobacillus Salivarius [oral probiotic] prevents the build-up of bad bacteria, encourages the good bacteria and helps to establish a healthy oral microbiome.”
The oral-care brand also made the decision not to include fluoride in their toothpaste, instead opting for a coconut-derived alternative called hydroxyapatite which is the main mineral our teeth and bones are made from. It repairs and re-mineralises enamel with calcium and phosphorus to help your chompers become harder and stronger while also whitening and smoothening the surface.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never even considered natural toothpaste, but this stuff actually works and if you’re not into cinnamon, they have three other flavours to try: crisp mint, apple mint and coconut mint.
Right now, you can get a free tube of this perfect gem toothpaste when you spend $50. Just enter the code CINNAMON at checkout.