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Kennebunk, Maine – February 27, 2013
New Wicked Cool!™ Natural Toothpaste for Kids 8+ Extends Tom’s of Maine Oral Care Line with Choices for All Ages
KENNEBUNK, Maine, February 27, 2013 – What’s inside your child’s toothpaste? Tom’s of Maine is encouraging parents to ask that question during National Children’s Dental Health Month and year-round with the addition of a new natural toothpaste made for kids 8+ without the dyes, saccharin or artificial flavors often found in other brands. Tom’s of Maine is the only brand to offer both natural children’s rinse and natural toothpastes that are accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA) to help prevent cavities and promote healthy teeth for kids.
Designed for kids eight and older, Tom’s of Maine new Wicked Cool! natural toothpaste with fluoride cleans gently, helps fight cavities and strengthens enamel. A mild mint taste addresses the fresh breath concerns of older kids. Wicked Cool! is designed as an inbetween option to help kids 8+ transition from fruit-inspired flavors they enjoyed as young kids to the strong mint flavors more commonly found in adult toothpaste. For kids under eight, Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ is the number one natural kids toothpaste, made with real strawberry flavor.
“Parents want to make the best choices for their kids,” said Matt Smith, oral care senior brand manager, at Tom’s of Maine. “Color and sparkles are fun but we don’t see a role for them in a child’s toothpaste. Our approach is to use only a handful of the highest quality naturally-derived ingredients and to offer a line of products that supports good oral hygiene for kids as they progress through childhood.”
In addition to toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine Juicy Mint Children's Anticavity Fluoride Rinse provides additional cavity protection over brushing alone. Juicy Mint features natural fruity flavors and a hint of mint, pairing well with the flavors of both Silly Strawberry and Wicked Cool! toothpastes. Tom's of Maine's Juicy Mint Children's Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is ADA-accepted to help prevent cavities and has no artificial dyes, sweeteners, or flavors.
Tom's of Maine gives ten percent of its profits back to the community, and this winter the company is celebrating 10 years of its Dental Health for All program. To date, the company has donated $1 million to community dental clinics and has made more than 200,000 additional patient visits possible.
Tom’s of Maine new Wicked Cool! and Silly Strawberry are available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.29, and these natural toothpastes also come without fluoride. Juicy Mint Children's Anticavity Fluoride Rinse retails for $4.99. All Tom’s of Maine products are also available at tomsofmainestore.com.
About Tom's of Maine
Tom's of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care carrying high quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant and bar soap products. The company has a long-standing commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 42 years, TOMs has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support human and environmental goodness and by encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteer. TOMs employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the company's high sustainability standards. And their ideas, from wind power to ways to improve recycled and recyclable packaging options, are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Tom’s of Maine products are vegan, Kosher, halal-certified and all packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities. Tom's of Maine enjoys partnering with its consumers, vendors and community organizations to support lasting, positive change that is good for people and the planet. Visit us online at http://www.tomsofmaine.com/ or at http://www.facebook.com/TomsofMaine.
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