Having moved to Abu Dhabi since Nov 2019, there is a lot of getting used to different brands in shopping for household items, one of them being buying toothpastes for children.
Back in Singapore, my favourite go-to brand is the Kodomo toothpastes that we are so familiar in NTUC Fairprice. I used to buy the 80g which is bundled with the 40g, and I would buy a few of these bundles. These come in strawberry, grape and apple flavours. My sons favourite are the apple and strawberry.
Here in the Abu Dhabi supermarkets, I find it hard to buy Kodomo Toothpastes. I have to start getting used to different Children Toothpaste in Abu Dhabi.
Join me as I discover new brands of Children Toothpastes in Abu Dhabi.
While shopping for children’s toothpaste, there are a few things that you should take note. I have written a separate post on this and you can read it here.
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Key Ingredients To Avoid When Shopping For Your Children Toothpastes
Here is the list of key ingredients that you should avoid when looking for toothpastes for children.
Fluoride has been marketed consistently to fight against cavities. When we talk toothpaste, the first ingredient that comes to mind has to be fluoride. You can find them under these names :
The toothpaste industries have regulated how much fluoride is acceptable in toothpaste, and they are measured in ppm, parts per million. For adult toothpaste, this is in the range of 1000 to 1500ppm. Those above 1500ppm will require a special prescription. For children, they tend to be under 1000 ppm.
Another common ingredient found in toothpaste is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), also sometimes listed as sodium laureth sulphate. Try to look for SLS Free Toothpaste if possible.
3. Essential Oils
Essential oils are commonly found in “all-natural” toothpastes as an antibacterial agent. Though I like essential oils, but I prefer it to be used as a standalone product, than being mixed with other chemicals in a store bought toothpaste. This is because I can create a homemade tooth oil or simply used in a mouthwash. I have written an article about essential oils and you can read here about whether you can use essential oil on your teeth.
Toothpastes that I bought in Abu Dhabi
These came in the delivery package today. Because of the Stay At Home Movement, we had to have groceries delivered by ordering online. My most preferred store of Carrfour Abu Dhabi has been so overwhelmed with orders, but I am glad I still received my toothpastes before the toothpastes at home run out.
1. Oral Face Toothpaste
Currently the boys are using Oral Face Toothpaste for Kids. The elder boy uses Bubble Gum flavour whille the younger loves the Strawberry flavour. This brand was what looked appealing when we first scanned the toothpaste aisles for children toothpaste. It is made in Italy,
Sorbitol, Aqua, Hydrated Silica, PEG-32, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cellulose Gum, Aroma, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Sulfate, Tocophery Acetate, CO 73360, Calcium Gluconatee, Citric Acid, , Sodium Benzoate, , Sodium Chloride,
Flavors: Bubble Gum and Strawberry
2. Jordan Toothpaste
This was another that we just grabbed based on the design and it turned out pretty good, the kids loved it. This product was made in Sweden and contains 1450 ppm fluoride which is pretty high level, but it has no SLS, a good sign.
They even have designs like Unicorn.
Sorbitol, Aqua, Hydrated Silica, PEG-32, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Trisodium Phosphate, Sodium Saccharin, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Aroma, CI 42051.
3. Sunstar GUM Toothpaste
This was recommended by me in another post because I liked that it had isomalt with fluoride in its ingredients.
What I liked about this toothpaste is that it combines Fluoride (500ppm) and Isomalt to provide better protection and giving the kids stronger and healthier milk teeth.
Aqua, Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, Isomalt, Cellulose Gum, Disodium Phosphate, Aroma, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl Glycoside, Sodium Saccharin, Methylparaben, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate, CI 73360.
Flavours : Strawberry
Here is a video that my children made when they first use the GUM toothpaste.
My children really love this toothpaste and you can check where to get the GUM toothpaste here!
4. Hello Kitty Toothpaste
I bought this because it was SO CUTE. I love all things Hello Kitty and I thought it will be quite cute to have a Hello Kitty Toothpaste. I am not sure how my boys will take it. If not, I will most probably end up using it.
Made in UK, this toothpaste has 1000 ppm of fluoride which is pretty safe. Also, its is sugar free.
Sodium Fluoride, Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Trisodium Phosphate, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Saccharin, Carbomer, Red 28.
Flavours : Strawberry
Based on the above 4 tubes of toothpaste that I have bought, I think we like all of them. They taste great and are great motivators for the young ones to brush their teeth. The Sunstar GUM and Oral Face have lower levels of fluoride so they will be still suitable for younger children.
|Jordan||Hello Kitty||GUM||Oral Face|
|Fluoride ppm||1450, No SLS||1000, Sugar-Free||500||550|
|Colour||Blue||White and Pink||Pink||Red
|Verdict||Like it!||Less sweet!||Just nice!||Just nice!|