What Is Euthymol Origianal Toothpaste?
And Why Is It Worth a Try?
Euthymol Toothpaste, A Scientific Dental Preparation:
A little-known toothpaste with a cult following, Euthymol is known for its bright pink color and strong antiseptic flavor. Hate it or love it, Euthymol has become accepted as a response to over–marketed, overt–advertised, and big-name commercial toothpastes. Euthymol toothpaste comes in a simple, old-fashioned looking tube with only the name in big, red letters and the words “a scientific dental preparation” written on the packaging. None of the ads, "whiten teeth now!" or "now with extra cleaning dental beads." Euthymol is simply toothpaste, with no extra frills or features. The taste is powerful, to the extent that some people prefer milder toothpaste, but its fans will swear by the "clean mouth" feeling that they get after using it.
That it is old-fashioned and simple in appearance isn't to say that it's not effective. It has been available for decades and is one of the longest sold toothpastes in the world. It is still recommended by many dentists, particularly for people suffering from gingivitis, bad breath and tooth decay. I first tried it recently while I was staying for a few months with a friend and they convinced me to give it a try. I found it to be a refreshing change from "normal toothpastes" and I have been using it ever since.
One of the most important things about Euthymol is that it is a non-fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is an ingredient found in many commercial toothpastes, although more and more are getting rid of it. Studies have indicated that floride is more toxic than lead. Toothpaste companies that use fluoride in their products claim that it isn't an issue because the toothpaste is not swallowed. However as we all know, many children eat toothpaste. Accidentally or on purpose, children using fluoride toothpaste could have negative health repercussions. The US requires a poison label on all fluoride toothpaste and a phone number to a poison control hotline, however this is not the case everywhere. In some countries (such as the UK) fluoride is not classified as a drug and therefore products do not have to be labeled with the amount of fluoride they contain. The US requires a poison label on all fluoride toothpaste and a phone number to a poison control hotline, however in the UK this is not the case. If living outside the US, make sure to check the ingredients on whatever toothpaste you use.
With Euthymol toothpaste you do not need to worry, as it contains NO fluoride. Euthymol has a particularly strong taste, which some find unpleasant. The flavor comes from essential oils and I find that my mouth feels clean after using the toothpaste. Euthymol contains the antiseptic ingredient thymol which is said to taste strongly of the herb thyme, as well as preventing ulcers of the mouth. If you are sick of the ordinary over commercialized looking toothpastes that are to be found in most stores, you might enjoy trying this throwback to simpler times.