I bought this on a whim, during a brief mouthwash-purchasing frenzy I went on; my local drugstore had a mouthwash from The Natural Dentist on sale for two dollars off, complete with bundled toothpaste! I lucked out there. I wasn't really in the market for yet another mint-flavored toothpaste, which is what just about every toothpaste out there seems to be, but I didn't want to turn this down since it was free. I'm glad I didn't.
The flavor of this toothpaste is really great, though mild; a little closer to a candycane than the generic, and in my opinion somewhat tiresome, "minty freshness" of most toothpastes. It foams up well enough, and seems to do a good job cleaning my teeth and keeping them clean. This toothpaste is supposedly also whitening, though my teeth are fine as-is; as I've only been using it for a little over a week, I haven't noticed any real difference in this regard. Anyway, the flavor is nice, though it doesn't linger. This can be seen as a good or bad thing. With other toothpastes, the taste seems to hang around for at least half an hour, and ends up making orange juice taste terrible in the morning. With The Natural Dentist's Peppermint Twist toothpaste, the flavor is gone quite quickly, which gives the impression that it might not be working quite as long. I'm not sure if this means anything or not, and I certainly don't mind, but it's worth taking note if you really want a long-lasting feeling of freshness in your mouth. It's not like my mouth feels any less fresh, it just doesn't have the dogged persistence of, say, Aquafresh or Crest.
This product is definitely worth a go if you're tired of the leading brands of toothpaste. I actually look forward to brushing for more than just making my breath smell less funky. Using this is actually pretty enjoyable, because of the taste and the way it doesn't stick around for forever afterwards.
I've got problem teeth, so the fact that this has fluoride is a big plus for me. Other more paranoid sorts may wish to shy away from it, but luckily The Natural Dentist has seen fit to produce a fluoride-free version as well. I haven't tried it, but other products of theirs have done right by me, so I see no reason to believe that it wouldn't be just as nice.
The natural ingredients and low-impact packaging (the toothpaste is sold as-is when not bundled with the mouthwash, and is not packaged in any additional boxes or plastic) are also a nice touch, keeping this product from having too large of an impact environmentally. It just feels easier to trust a product when you can pronounce nearly all of the ingredients, and the company website even has a run-down of exactly what each ingredient is from and what it does, which is another nice touch!
All in all, I highly recommend this to anyone who's bored by their current choice in toothpaste.