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#1 FeralBob!

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Yesterday, at DDs checkup, the dentist told us that once DD turns six, she should be using adult toothpaste, rather than the kids stuff.

Problem is, she fecking hates, with a passion that knows no bounds, anything minty flavoured. I tried her with a tiny touch of mine toothpaste this morning, and it was not a success, at all.

So, my question is - are there any non-minty adult toothpastes out there? Any with minimal mintiness?

Please help me!

#2 UncommonSense

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

What was the reasoning??  Surely kids toothpaste is better than nothing.. My 7 year old still uses it..

#3 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

Have you looked in a health food/organic shop? I know one in the town I used to live in had different flavours and also flavourless toothpaste (not sure how truly flavourless it would be, though)

#4 Eirinn

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I would check out health food shops. Failing that, I would just stick to the kids toothpaste.

#5 noi'mnot

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Ask the dentist!

I remember when I was a kid a really special treat was bubblegum flavoured toothpaste, which was just from the supermarket at the time. I remember basically being a celebrity when I had it at grade 5 camp. I'm not sure if it's still sold.

Other than that, try health food shops - though I have a sneaking suspicion that the non-flouride-or-any-other-chemical toothpaste that my grandmother uses is clove flavoured, which might not be to your daughter's taste either.

FWIW, I generally hate mint flavoured things because they taste like toothpaste. But I am happy to brush my teeth with mint flavoured toothpaste. Your daughter is perfectly normal to me! original.gif

#6 MrsLexiK

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

I was coming in to say kids toothpaste, when I had whopping cough the minty taste would set me off into a coughing attack so I went with the kids stuff.  I think there is an ingredient missing from the kids toothpaste perhaps? (don't take my word for it though)

#7 3mummy3

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

My dd8 is the same and wont use mint toothpaste. I buy her macleans big teeth wich is for ages 7+ years and has a bubblegum taste. I get it from coles.

#8 Feral timtam

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Miessence does an anise and a lemon toothpaste, my husband loves the anise one and we haven't tried the lemon yet.
http://www.miessence.com/home.jsf

I've also seen a couple of other brands of non mint toothpaste in health food shops and some of the more comprehensive chemists.

#9 Heather11

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

My youngest is the same.  He is 5 and still uses the Oral B Bubblegum flavoured one. Its no longer sold in coles/woolworths but I have found in the chemists.

He goes to the dentist every 3 months for flouride treatment.

SIL did mention an apple flavoured one from the health food shop as well as Close Up, no longer sold in the major shops but can be found in smaller independent ones.

#10 BadCat

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

Try McCleans Protect Mild Mint.  It tastes more like bubblegum than mint.  My mint hating DD doesn't like it but your mileage may vary.  My DD just puts up with mint toothpaste because we've never found a palatable alternative.

#11 Heather11

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (3mummy3 @ 31/01/2013, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My dd8 is the same and wont use mint toothpaste. I buy her macleans big teeth wich is for ages 7+ years and has a bubblegum taste. I get it from coles.



Thanks for that.  The dentist mentioned a Macleans one but I wasn't sure which one.

#12 livvie7586

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

i'm the same as your daughter (especially when pregnant), and im using jack n jill toothpaste.  heaps of flavours, and they taste like lollies.  They're are all natural though, so may not get the dentist tick of approval


#13 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

A while ago I accidentally bought a Macleans toothpaste that was lemon flavoured. I can't remember what it's called though. If you check the packs, it might say it on there. (They're in a metallic blue box). I buy the "white" one, so it's not that one.

I think it was the "fresh" one.



#14 cward

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

My youngest is the same (also 6) and the dentist said she needs to use adult toothpaste.  I even commented to the dentist at one check up about it and she basically just said "suck it up".  I did say someone could probably make a fortune out of a non mint flavoured one.  

Here is the link to the Jack and Jill ones.  I have gotten them previously for my eldest when she also went through hating mint (still doesn't really like it) but the are a bit more expensive.

We have kept using the adult one (we use Mcleans Mild Mint) which she find bearly tolerable.  the dentist did comment at her last check up that she could tell she hadn't been cleaning properly and that we should really be still cleaning their teeth until they are 10.  We now do one cleaning a day and she does the other and I am pretty sure there is a lot less toothpaste used when she does it.  Lots of spitting out the "disgusting" toothpaste when we do it.

#15 FeralBob!

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

Thanks everyone! The dentist said once her 6yo molars come through she should defintiely be using adult toothpaste *sigh*

#16 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

My 6yo likes "Plain toothpaste". It's an intolerance-friendly toothpaste with no nasties and virtually no taste. I like it because it still has fluoride.

I get it here: http://www.allergytrain.com.au/Store/tabid...69/Default.aspx

#17 sparassidae

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

You can get a Macro toothpaste from Woolies, it's not mint flavoured.

#18 Therese

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (~Karla~ @ 31/01/2013, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 6yo likes "Plain toothpaste". It's an intolerance-friendly toothpaste with no nasties and virtually no taste. I like it because it still has fluoride.

I get it here: http://www.allergytrain.com.au/Store/tabid...69/Default.aspx


Thank you ! I have been looking for a toothpaste like that.

#19 qak

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Red CloseUp is not mint ... no idea what it is though.  It has fluoride though.

Funny, my dentist said that cleaning without toothpaste would be fine, just doesn't taste very nice.

Are you in an area without fluoridated water?

#20 mel43

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

DD14 can't stand mint flavour either. I used to get her the Oral B bubblegum flavoured one, with pooh bear on the tube. Haven't been able to find it at either IGA or Coles, so I found the *only* one that's not mint: Maclean's big kids.

Last dentist appointment she got lots of praise for her great teeth.

#21 Kay1

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE
I remember when I was a kid a really special treat was bubblegum flavoured toothpaste, which was just from the supermarket at the time. I remember basically being a celebrity when I had it at grade 5 camp. I'm not sure if it's still sold.


Yep McCleans do one - bubblegum flavoured for "big kids"). I accidentally bought it for my kids and they HATE it so back to mint flavoured for us.

#22 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

I've heard about cinnamon toothpaste a number of times and a quick google found a number of sites selling it as well as a home made recipe here

#23 Kremeferal

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

We also got the lecture from the dentist about using toothpaste with more fluoride than the toddler ones have. The next appointment I told her the kids didn't like the new toothpaste and she reminded me that sometimes kids have to do things they don't like (lucky she's nice to the kids biggrin.gif )
We got the Macleans big kids. I think it's called Bubble Mint flavour. It's not too bad and when I put my foot down, the kids have accepted it.

#24 againagain

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

My mint-hating child is using Big Teeth as well.

#25 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (Therese @ 31/01/2013, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you ! I have been looking for a toothpaste like that.


You're welcome. original.gif




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