Tom's of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash Review


Tom's of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash (starting at $0.29/oz., Amazon) claims its fair share of fervent fans, according to reviews. In posts at they assert the product freshens their mouths, tastes good, and is gently cleansing. They also express appreciation for the absence of alcohol and other harsh ingredients. On the other hand, long-term users who posted Tom's of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash reviews at Amazon a couple of years ago are sorely disappointed with a reformulated version that first appeared after a corporate buyout. In particular they rail against the different ingredients and the different taste; one states that it leaves a sticky residue and unpleasantly sweet feeling on his gums.

Available in peppermint baking soda and spearmint flavors, Tom's of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash contains xylitol and menthol for flavor and other so-called natural ingredients. The company's mouthwash lineup also includes an anti-cavity fluoride rinse for kids and a Wicked Fresh formulation.

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Reviews suggest that consumers who never used the original version will be satisfied with this version of Tom's of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash. If the "natural" label is important and the price (slightly out of the cheap range) not a deterrent, it's probably worth a try.

Sarah McMinn

Sarah McMinn is a freelance writer based out of New York City. A graduate of The Juilliard School with a B.F.A. in Acting, her post-college life among the overly romanticized starving artist class has taught her the value of thrift. Her favorite part of a newspaper is the ...

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