How to use it: Rub your wet toothbrush on solid toothpaste to make it foam. Brush your teeth as you would with your usual toothpaste and rinse your mouth!
If you use an electric toothbrush, rub your wet toothbrush on the toothpaste to make it foam, before activating the toothbrush. The vibrations could break the product (but it would still be quite usable anyway, but less convenient).
Conservation: Allow the toothpaste to dry between uses (before closing the lid). If you are travelling, once you arrive at your destination, remove the lid to dry or wipe the surface before closing it.
This toothpaste is solid, it does not contain water. Since it is water that allows bacteria to proliferate, you can keep it without fear for hygiene.
Good to know: A solid toothpaste produces less foam than a tube toothpaste, but on the result side, you’ll find that it’s no less effective! If you’d like a little more foam, you can wet your toothbrush with hot water before rubbing it on your solid toothpaste.
Can multiple members of the same family use the same solid toothpaste? Because when the toothbrush is wet and pass only once on the solid toothpaste (same principle as the dip and raw vegetables!) and the toothpaste is anti-bacterial, it is not likely to transmit germs from one person to another. However, if you are not comfortable with this idea, you can choose a solid toothpaste per person and identify it so that everyone has their own.
Contraindications: Due to the essential oil of green mint, this product is not recommended for pregnant/breastfeeding women and toddlers 6 years of age and under. From the age of 6, when children do not swallow toothpaste and spit well, they can use this solid toothpaste.
Warning: Xylitol (birch sugar) is prohibited for animals (dogs and cats). Therefore, keep toothpaste out of their reach and do not use toothpaste that contains xylitol to brush your pet’s teeth.
Key Ingredients (Green Mint): Calcium and clay carbonate (clean and polished teeth with brushing), Xylitol (protection against tooth decay), Essential oil (antibacterial, freshness and pleasant taste). The full list of ingredients according to the mandatory INCI nomenclature is found on the product label.
Key Ingredients (Coal): Calcium and clay carbonate (clean and polished teeth with brushing), Xylitol (protection against tooth decay), Essential oil (antibacterial, freshness and pleasant taste), a hint of activated vegetable charcoal (light and purifying whitening). The full list of ingredients according to the mandatory INCI nomenclature is found on the product label.
For xylitol information: http://www.tran-tran.com/xylitol-hydroxylapatite-fluor-quel-dentifrice-choisir/
We love it! Eco-responsible product, natural product, vegan, made in Quebec (Rimouski-Le Bic), small business.