Toothpaste So Good, It Makes You Want To Be A Child Again

“Back in my day, brushing our teeth was more fun.” Said no adult ever. In those days, brushing was boring. Many of us used regular toothpaste, and the stories about swallowing it were rampant. Looking back at it, I realize that they were probably swallowing fluoride toothpaste, which could —and maybe did— lead to white, opaque staining of the developing permanent teeth, commonly known as fluorosis.

Besides, most of us did not have flavored toothpaste, so brushing was a task we weren’t particularly eager to engage in. Now, however, when I look at the wide range of toothpaste for kids, it makes me want to travel back in time and use them. I would happily brush my teeth twice a day without my parents dragging me to the washbasin. The other day I was at the supermarket, shopping for toothpaste, when I chanced upon the new Himalaya Kids Bubble Gum Toothpaste. I was so surprised I had to take in the view for a few solid seconds before I realized my time to use it was long gone. A bubble gum-flavored toothpaste—how fascinating! As someone who loves black currant ice cream, I am unsurprisingly fond of bubble gum-flavored things, so I really wanted to get this. ‘Well,’ I thought. ‘If I can’t get it for myself, I will get it for my little niece.’ And that’s just what I did.

What you are about to read now is a joint account of my niece Mishtu’s personal thoughts and my review as her guardian.

In This Article

Is The Himalaya Kids Bubble Gum Toothpaste Worth It?

I look up to get verbal approval from Mishtu, but she’s busy munching on some snacks so that she can quickly go and brush her teeth (yes, now she brushes her teeth after every meal instead of just twice a day), so she just gives me a thumbs-up sign as confirmation.

That’s a yes from both of us.

Why Is It Worth It?

“It tastes delicious!” says Mishtu before her eyes widen, and she quickly adds, “Not that I’ve ever swallowed it! I’m a good girl.”

“I know. The very best,” I reply.

“Me or the toothpaste?”


As Mishtu’s aunt, I would like to state a few more reasons why Himalaya Kids Bubble Gum Toothpaste is worth it.

It Provides Natural Cavity Protection

Children’s teeth may be tiny, but they come in contact with a lot of unhealthy things. From sugary marshmallows to tooth-rotting candies, those pearly whites won’t take much time to decay if not taken care of. Himalaya provides natural cavity protection and keeps teeth strong and healthy. It protects those little pearly whites from germs, plaque, and dental caries and helps maintain overall oral hygiene.

It Has Natural Ingredients

“It’s made of bubble gum!” Mishtu chirps.

Well, no. It’s not. The toothpaste’s key ingredients are sourced from nature and retain over 50% of their natural form after processing. They include Pomegranate, Xylitol, Triphala, Cardamom, Neem, Acacia catechu, and Arjuna.

How Do They Help?

    • ps fight plaque and promotes healthy teeth and gums.
    • Triphala helps strengthen gums and has anticaries and anti-plaque properties.
    • Acacia catechu helps combat caries.
    • Arjuna has antimicrobial properties which help control plaque buildup.
    • Xylitol provides germ cavity protection
    • Cardamom helps freshen breath
    • Neem helps maintain overall dental hygiene

It’s Free From Harmful Chemicals

Himalaya has taken several measures to ensure this toothpaste is safe for kids. It is vegan and cruelty-free. It does not contain gluten, dairy, soy, or peanuts. It is free from fluoride, artificial sweeteners and flavors, and SLS, and it is clinically tested. The toothpaste is safe if swallowed, so I’m not too worried about Mishtu liking its taste a tad too much. However, neither Mishtu nor I approve of swallowing toothpaste, no matter how good it tastes.

Mishtu says, “It’s not a good habit, friends. It’s for cleaning our teeth, you know?” while shaking her head disapprovingly. And she’s right.

Who Can Use This Toothpaste?

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The Himalaya Kids Bubble Gum Toothpaste is suitable for children aged 2–12 years.

“All my friends started using it after I told them how yummy it is!” Mishtu is overjoyed.

Quite the influencer, eh?

This toothpaste is gentle enough for the tender teeth of little children. Using it right can help strengthen teeth and keep them white and bright so the little toothy grins don’t lose their shine.

For our last segment, Mishtu will take you through the correct way to brush your teeth.

Mishtu immediately leaves her toys and sits beside me. She clears her throat and begins with a sharp intake of breath.

“We should brush properly at least twice daily or after every meal. I am six, so I am a big girl. Obviously. So I can brush my teeth by myself. But my little brother is only two, so he needs Mumma’s help to brush his teeth.”

“Thank you, Mishtu. I’ll take it from here.” She gets back to her toys.

If your child is below six years, it’s best to use a pea-sized amount under adult supervision. It’s essential for children to spit and rinse thoroughly after brushing to minimize swallowing.

“No matter how tasty it is, do not swallow, okay?” Mishtu shouts from the next room.

That gets a chuckle out of me.

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Well, let me be honest. I have tasted this toothpaste once. Okay, fine, a couple of times. And as an adult, I approve. I may not get to be a child again and use this toothpaste every day, but I’m glad the kids in this household can. Besides, what good is kids’ toothpaste if it doesn’t make the adults a little, just a little, envious?

— Soumita Ghosh

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