Frequently asked questions

How do I use Chew* toothpaste tablets?


Place one tablet in your mouth and chew. Wet your toothbrush and brush all surfaces of your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. Don’t forget to floss!




Why should you spit and not rinse after brushing?


After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. Don't rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste. This dilutes it and reduces its preventative effects.




How should I brush my teeth?


Make sure you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth, which should take about 2 minutes. Remember to brush the inside surfaces, outside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of your teeth.




Is it better to use an electric toothbrush rather than a manual one?


It doesn't matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush. They're both equally good, as long as you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and you use fluoride toothpaste. But most people find it easier to clean their teeth thoroughly with an electric toothbrush. Therefore most dentists and hygienists will advise patients to use an electric toothbrush. There is no need to spend a fortune, start with an entry level brush and then upgrade in the future if you find it works for you.




Why are Chew* toothpaste tablets better for the environment than regular toothpaste in a tube?





Can you tell me more about the refill pouches?


You can refill your toothpaste tablets bottle by purchasing a refill pouch. This will contain 4 months suppy (248 tablets) and is sent in a compostable pouch that can be disposed with your food waste. The pouch is posted to you using Royal Mail in a padded plastic-free recycled paper envelope that can be recycled after use.




Are Chew* toothpaste tablets good for travelling?


Absolutelty! Instead of packing toothpaste in a tube you can take the exact number of tablets you need (and a few extra just in case) on your travels. They are also handy to keep in your purse or wallet for those occasions when your mouth needs a minty refresh.




How does the subsciption work?


If you wish to have the convenience of having Chew* toothpaste tablets delivered on a regular basis please complete the subscription from. We will send 4 months supply (248 tablets) in a compostable pouch 3 times a year a week before you run out. This subscription can be cancelled at any time.




How do I use dental floss?


Dental floss is a thin, soft thread. If you find floss hard to use, you can try dental tape, which is thicker. Do not be too aggressive with the floss: you risk harming your gums. The main action of flossing is a firm but gentle scraping of the tooth from the top down. Your dental team can advise you about using dental floss. Flossing tips Break off about 45cm of floss and wind some around 1 finger of each hand. Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers, with about 2.5cm of floss between them, leaving no slack. Use a gentle "rocking" motion to guide the floss between your teeth. Do not snap the floss into the gums. When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it into a C-shape against a tooth until you feel resistance. Hold the floss against the tooth. Gently scrape the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum. Repeat on the other side of the gap, along the side of the next tooth. Do not forget the back of your last tooth. When flossing, keep to a regular pattern. Start at the top and work from left to right, then move to the bottom and again work from the left to right. This way you're less likely to miss any teeth. When you first start flossing, your gums may be tender and bleed a little. Carry on flossing your teeth as directed by your dental team and the bleeding should stop as your gums become healthier. If you're still getting regular bleeding after a few days, see your dental team. They can check if you're flossing correctly. If you find flossing difficult, your dental team can give you advice about other ways of cleaning between your teeth.




Ingredients


In order of concentration *all part of the mint flavouring capsule Sorbitol A naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in many edible fruits, berries and vegetables. It has an amazing ability to retain moisture so is used in many consumer products including sugar-free chewing gum. It helps to bind all the ingredients in the tablet together as well as give it a sweeter taste. Calcium Carbonate A very mild abrasive which helps to safely remove plaque when brushing and gently polishes away surface stains Kaolin Kaolin is a natural, white clay and is one of Earth’s most abundant minerals. It acts as a safe, effective cleaning and polishing agent as the shape of its particles helps to scrape away plaque and stains. Sodium Bicarbonate The layer of plaque on your teeth exists as a biofilm. This is a colony of bacteria, within a sticky matrix of substance that the bacteria produce so that they can stick to each other and to the tooth. Sodium Bicarbonate penetrates this layer of plaque on your teeth ,loosening this sticky matrix thereby enhancing the physical removal of plaque. Hydrated Silica Hydrated Silica is a mild abrasive which has whitening and cleaning properties. It acts by helping scrubs away the stains that settle on the outermost layer of the teeth, the enamel. Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate is a modified fatty acid that acts as a foaming agent and surfactant. It is found in many shampoos, bath, cleansing and shaving products. It has good biodegradability. It can be confused with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate but is not the same thing. Their only similarity is that they’re both surfactants and have the same initials, but that’s about where their similarity ends. Maltodextrin Sweetener to disguise the salty taste of Sodium Bicarbonate *Yeast Part of the flavouring capsule that provides the great fresh minty taste Sodium Monofluorophosphate (1450ppm) This provides the dental cavity fighting Fluoride. It is delivered in the same dose as that found in regular toothpaste Magnesium Stearate A flow agent that helps to control consistency *Mentha Arvensis Oil Part of the flavouring capsule that provides the great fresh minty taste *Menthol Part of the flavouring capsule that provides the great fresh minty taste Stevioside Sweetener to disguise the salty taste of Sodium Bicarbonate *Mentha Piperita Oil Part of the flavouring capsule that provides the great fresh minty taste