Review of the Forever Bright Tooth Gel
When Josh Clark from Forever Living asked me if I would like to choose a product from the Forever Collection in return for a free and unbiased review, rather than choose another health product, I opted for the Forever Bright Tooth Gel. I was pleased with the results of my review of the Forever Aloe Berry Nectar but would the tooth gel have the same impressive outcome?
As with all my Forever Living reviews, I am not an affiliate of the Forever Living group, nor do I make any money from sales made as a result of my review.
If you would like the buy the Forever Bright Tooth Gel, please contact Josh Clark for more information. The Forever Bright Tooth Gel retails at £5.95 for 130g of gel.
First Impression of the Forever Bright Tooth Gel
The Forever Bright Tooth Gel was very quick to arrive and was neatly packaged in a plain brown envelope. The tube actually looks more like a beauty product than a toothpaste and the directions are written clearly on the back so it’s very simple to follow. The one thing which makes me feel very nervous is the lack of fluoride. Isn’t fluoride important and what is the outcome of removing this from your oral health routine? Will the properties in the Forever Bright Sparkling Aloe Vera Tooth Gel replace the effect of fluoride and will this provide an effective replacement?
I needed to do a little more research.
What makes the Forever Bright Tooth Gel different?
The Forever Bright Tooth Gel is made from natural ingredients and as discussed, contains no fluoride. For ease of reference, the list of ingredients are as follows:
Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Stabilized Aloe Vera Gel), Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Flavor (Aroma), Bee Propolis, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex.
This means very little to me if I am honest. However, the front of the bottle states that the gel contains Bee Propolis and Aloe Vera so I assume that these are key ingredients. With this in mind, I did a little investigation to see how these properties actually benefit the consumer.
The results were surprising…
For those (like me) who have no idea what Bee Propolis is. Bee Propolis is a resin-type mixture which honey bees collect from tree buds and other plants. They use it to seal unwanted spaces in the hive but it can be used as an effective health property too. (How do people find these things out?)
What surprised me the most was the discovery that Bee Propolis has proved a successful treatment against a range of dental disorders such as cavities, gum disease and mouth ulcers. As a sufferer of recurring Aphthous mouth ulcers, this information interested me greatly!
According to the website ‘Healthier Life ’, when added to toothpaste, Bee Propolis helps to prevent gum disease and works as an anti-inflammatory to soothe swollen and sure gums.
Aloe Vera in Tooth Paste
I know the health benefits of using Aloe on your skin or in your body but I have never heard of it being used for oral health before. However, after some extensive research I stumbled across a study from Healthier Life who advocate the use of Aloe Vera in toothpaste. According to the research:
‘Aloe gel contains anthraquinones, which are chemical compounds that are used in healing and arresting pain because they are anti-inflammatory in nature. But, because aloe vera tooth gel tends to be less harsh on teeth, as it does not contain the abrasive elements typically found in commercial toothpaste, it is a great alternative for people with sensitive teeth or gums.
One more thing to look out for is that not all aloe vera tooth gel contains the proper form of aloe vera. Products must contain the stabilised gel that is located in the centre of the aloe vera plant in order to be effective.’
A quick look at the tube reveals that the Aloe Vera ToothGel reveals that the product does contain stabilised gel so based on my research, I am satisfied that this product is an effective and safe toothpaste to use.
Using the Forever Bright Tooth Gel
Once I was satisfied that the gel was a suitable alternative to commercial toothpaste, I removed the sealed label and squeezed the gel onto the brush. It is the strangest shade of green I have clapped eyes on. It actually looks like pondweed! Rather than unpleasant, it actually looked quite interesting.
The natural flavouring of the Forever Bright Tooth Gel is light and minty which made my mouth felt lovely and clean after use. Also, because the toothpaste doesn’t have an overpowering flavour, it was great for the kids too as they hate brushing their teeth for that reason.
My thoughts on the Forever Bright Tooth Gel
I do like this toothpaste and think that it makes a healthy alternative to commercial toothpaste. However, the lack of fluoride is something that I felt uneasy about. After a little more research, I discovered that fluoride has been linked to health problems which is why I think it’s great that families now have an option to remove this from their oral hygiene without compromising their dental health.
Although I liked the Forever Bright Toothgel, it’s something that I would use for those times when my mouth feels like it needs a little TLC or when I have one of my ulcer breakouts (which didn’t happen in the few weeks that I was using the gel…). I was hoping that my teeth would become whiter with regular use but unfortunately this wasn’t the case for me. Probably because I drink far too much coffee – but I do have 5 kids and very little sleep…
The kids really enjoyed using it and they LOVED the pondweed colour because it was so unusual. I’m not sure whether it’s something that I would give them as a long term solution due to the absence of fluoride, but I would certainly use it for light brushing after meals at school and nursery.
Overall, I liked the toothpaste and it was a product which really surprised me. I love the combination of natural ingredients and the gentle formula.
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