My friend and I attended the Green Festival in San Francisco in November and met the founder of Davids toothpaste, Eric David Buss. I am a sucker for packaging, and the clean, mint-colored boxes of toothpaste already caught my eye. After speaking with him about his product, he also gave me a sample to try for myself – and I’ve been using his toothpaste ever since!
Here are the reasons I stand behind Davids:
- Made in the USA, with 98% of the ingredients sourced domestically
- No fluoride, sulfates, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners
- Family owned
- Focused on sustainability
I mean, seriously, you won’t find a more upright company than this one. So, beyond the obvious awesomeness of the company as a whole, let’s get down to what matters most:
It’s pleasantly minty, with no weird aftertaste, which surprised me since it contains stevia (an ingredient that I have my issues with). You just need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to brush, and it foams up nicely. It keeps my mouth feeling fantastic, and though I’ve only been using it for about a month, my teeth seem brighter and my gums are doing great. You’ll want to use every last drop, so – bonus – this tube comes with a tube key, perfect for squeezing out every bit of toothpaste. Then the entire thing can be thrown into the recycling bin! Yippee!
Bottom line: Yes, it’s pricier than conventional toothpaste – but let’s remember why. Good ingredients, 100% American made, great ethos, and works wonderfully. Now if only I had a travel sized version…