*Lush’s Miles Of Smiles – suitable for vegans
I’ve always been a little dubious of Toothy Tabs – I remember when they first came out an I expected them to be something like chewing a Rennie – which I can’t cope with at the best of times, let alone first thing in the morning. It’s taken me a couple of years and the realisation that there is very few cruelty-free toothpaste options available locally to actually give them a go. After a long conversation with a Lush employee and laughing like a child at the idea of keeping Oral Pleasure by my bathroom sink, I ended up bringing Miles of Smiles home with me.
Getting Toothy with Miles of Smiles
The idea is that you pop one of the tiny little tabs in your mouth, chew it up and give your teeth a good scrubbing. Nice and simple, right?
At first, I was really, really suspicious of the texture of these – it really isn’t so pleasant until you get used to it and if you’re familiar with any sort of baking soda toothpaste you’ll be familiar with the taste already. Determined to persevere though, I chomped through them and have been using them for a few weeks now and let me tell you – I love them.
Okay so I’ll probably never get over cringing at the texture, but it’s the wake-up call I need each morning and it lasts only a few seconds before you’re left with a fresh mouth full of minty foam. Seriously- Miles of Smiles are foamier than any toothpaste I have ever tried.
Once you’re past the initial flavour though, the experience is actually quite pleasant. My mouth feels infinitely cleaner each time I use them, my breath is fresher and I’m not overwhelmed with minty blasts for several hours (which I actually hate). The flavour overall is pretty mild.
As I’ve gone on using them I noticed my teeth are whiter too – and I’ve used a whitening toothpaste for as long as I can remember. My gums are less weak and sensitive and my mouth generally just feels healthier with each use.
If you haven’t given these a go I’d definitely recommend them – Toothy Tabs are definitely a hidden gem of Lush.
Have you tried Toothy Tabs before?