Cattier-Paris Clay Toothpaste

If you've ever had the pleasure of dining at a high-end gourmet restaurant, you've experienced a palate cleanser. Traditionally, those are sorbet.

Cattier-Paris has a series of "Remineralizing" toothpastes. My sister Amy kindly bought me the lemon flavor. And it works as a wonderful palate cleanser - better than sorbet, even.

I find that if I eat something really sweet, it will spoil my taste for whatever's next. So if I'm home and on a serious snack binge, I will occasionally brush my teeth between courses, if whatever I'm about to eat deserves to be fully enjoyed.

This lemon toothpaste is natural in composition and very neutral in flavor. Extremely subtle is a good way to describe the flavor.

As you might expect, there is no dye and no artificial color.

I assume that clay is the abrasive agent that accomplishes the bulk of the cleaning.

American tastes tend toward extremes. If Colgate made lemon toothpaste, it would hit you over the head with citrus flavor. Cattier-Paris opted to give you a gentle lullaby.

Their website has no info about their toothpastes other than "our organic toothpastes allow you to maintain healthy oral hygiene whatever your needs: whitening, anti-plaque and tartar, fresh breath or sensitive gums."

Come on, Cattier-Paris, give us more! Anyone could use those words to describe their organic toothpastes.

The box the tube came in provided a little more info:

  • Clay: rich in minerals, strengthens the tooth enamel.
  • Sea Salt: rich in trace elements, tightens the gums and stimulates natural tooth cleaning.
  • Essential Oil of Organic Lemon: an astringent and toning agent, soothes and strengthens the gums.
I was amused to think of this toothpaste toning my teeth. I didn't know they needed that.

If you can find a tube, I'd highly recommend you buy it.


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