When I finished my foam-free toothpaste from Auromere, I was on the look out for something new and closer to home to try; I don’t call ordering toothpaste online ideal. I searched in every local grocery store for a natural toothpaste without flour and SLS, and I found one by Urtekram at ICA Maxi.
URTEKRAM Toothpaste ALOE VERA 75ml
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I want to try to be objective, because some really like this toothpaste, but I’m just going to tell you my experience…
As I’ve told you before, I have some weird sensitive teeth, and every time I change toothpaste there’s an adjusting-period where I experience some pain until it’s settled. With Auromere I didn’t even have this problem, but with Urtekram it never stopped! It got so bad at the end that I couldn’t even brush my teeth! My boyfriend, on the other hand, didn’t experience as huge of a problem. On reflection, I should have probably taken my tooth sensitivity concerns to professionals somewhere like Lone Tree Endodontics.
I tried to research what it could be that I was reacting to and the only thing I could suspect was the first ingredient Calcium Carbonate or the Citrus Oil. The problem is that when you research Calcium Carbonate it says that it is supposed to be effective for sensitive teeth – this made me very confused!
When looking back on the toothpastes that I’m okay with, none of them contains Calcium Carbonate, so I’m almost left with no choice but to suspect it.
Later I’ve read of other people having a bad experience with this toothpaste, like getting more holes and problems with the gums. If this is the case it’s important to go to a dentist like Dentist Parlin to get some advice and be given any treatment if required.
Taking care of your gums is equally as important as looking after your teeth. Without proper cleaning and care, you could start to develop periodontal disease, which happens when your gums become inflamed and swollen; affecting the structures that support your teeth. Tartar and plaque build-up tend to be the main causes of this. In some cases, periodontics may have to be carried out to stop the problem from getting worse. That just goes to show just how important your toothpaste can be. If your toothpaste can help to prevent this type of build-up, the less likely it is that you will suffer from periodontal disease. So you should always extensively read reviews before trying any new kinds of toothpaste.
How do I know it’s the toothpaste?
When I couldn’t brush my teeth, I found another Flour- & SLS-free toothpaste without CC, and just over a day or two the pain went away! I won’t be buying Urtekram’s toothpaste again until they change the formula.
PROS & CONS
+ The taste is okay.
– Doesn’t leave a “clean” feeling. Not for sensitive gums.
INGREDIENTS: Calcium carbonate, Aqua, Glycerin*, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, Xanthan gum, Citrus reticulata peel oil* (aroma*), Commiphora myrrha oil, Limonene, Linalool.
UPDATE: I’ve since then tested Urtekram’s Children Toothpaste with much better results. Which is strange, because they contain very similar ingredients. On an after thought, it might have been the Citrus Peel Oil that was causing a sensitivity, but I will never really be sure. Urtekram has also since my review updated their packaging and formula, so I will be testing further and making a new review. Either way, I’m happy I’ve managed to take control of my sensitivity once and for all, now next is the aesthetic. Perhaps I’ll test out Crest whitening strips or toothpaste for that and leave you guys a review! I’m sure you’ll have plenty of questions like “do crest white strips work after one use?” and many more, but don’t worry if I go down that route I’ll be sure to let you guys know. Anyways, thanks for reading!