Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Not a novelty; this is the new toothpaste!
I try to use every opportunity I can find to recycle, or even better, to reduce my use of single-use plastics in the first place. That's why the first thing I loved about Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets was the tin the product comes in! No plastic at all (even the seal around the lid was a heavy adhesive paper). But the tin isn't the only awesome thing about this product. The toothpaste tablets are so easy to use. You just chew them a little to get them started, then insert your wetted toothbrush and let the tablets and brush form a thin paste, then brush as usual. Very simple and actually kind of fun!
Because I am a member of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, I was lucky enough to receive Hello toothpaste tablets so I could test them and provide an honest review. One thing that always concerns me about oral health products is the strength of the (usually minty) flavor. My whole mouth is extremely sensitive which means most toothpastes and mouthwashes are way too strong for me. But not Hello toothpaste tablets! They are minty, yes, and they leave my mouth feeling fresh and clean, but it's not an overpowering mint. It's just right!
I can't say I've noticed much whitening in the two weeks or so I have been using these, but that can be difficult to gauge. I do know that they are easy and fun to use, they leave my mouth feeling perfectly clean, and that they come in a cool tin package that doesn't use horrible single-use plastic. And of course, like all Hello products, they are cruelty-free. I will continue to use them myself and I definitely recommend them to anybody else trying to reduce their carbon footprint!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great effort at zero-waste toothpaste tablets!
When I learned that Hello had created a new toothpaste tablet, I was so excited to try it out! I've dabbled in toothpaste tablets in the past, and since our family tries to remain as low-waste as possible, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the product to try it out.
1. I love the packaging! The plastic-free tin is perfect to re-use and repurpose, and I was so grateful to not have any plastic waste on my hands.
2. The toothpaste tabs have a pleasant, sweet, minty taste! I even told my husband: "These things taste so good, like a breath mint! I could almost gobble 'em right up!" (Don't worry... I didn't.)
1. Unfortunately, these tablets didn't foam up as much as I would have liked. Yes, I know that natural/eco-friendly products like this tend to NOT foam up as much as their counterparts... but I've used a number of toothpaste tablets in the past, and those did a much better job of foaming + helping me to feel like I was actually getting my teeth cleaned during brushing. Unfortunately, I didn't get that same feeling when using these toothpaste tabs.
2. I went down the Google rabbit hole and wasn't a fan of a lot of the ingredients I saw listed in the tablets... namely, xylitol and sorbitol. There's a lot of conflicting information out there, so do your own research and make your own informed decisions!
ALL IN ALL:
I'm thrilled that companies like Hello are making steps in the right direction: offering low-waste, eco-friendly products! I'd love to see a re-formulation of this product, and if so, I'd definitely consider repurchasing in the future.
(Disclaimer: I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.)
Reviewed by 93 customers Great for camping!
Marzissa from Georgia
I bought these for my emergency kit/ camping. Very convenient and you really don't even need to wet your toothbrush. I wish there was a way to just get the tablets so I could refill instead of buying a whole new metal container...
Great just wish there were refills
Branney from undisclosed
I really like this toothpaste it tastes great and the tablet is the perfect portion for brushing teeth. I just wish they sold refill packets (not wrapped in plastic) instead of having to buy a new tin every time. I haven't seen any refill products for this brand. :(
Mess Free Way To Brush Teeth
JillM1978 from Lancaster, SC
I received this as a free sample. It's an easy, no mess, hassle free way to brush your teeth. If I had to change one thing about them, it would be just how hard the tablets are.
I wish I like them
Alex from co
I love the concept and motivation behind these, with less plastic use and easy on the go but they have the same consistency as TUMS, you have to really chew them for a minute to get the most use out of them but they dont foam or cleanse as well as traditional paste. i also get so much of it stuck in my teeth from chewing them it takes 2-3 times longer to brush my teeth to really get it all out
i would not recommend to my worst enemy
supreme84 from CA
this doesnt foam and i had to break tablets and chew in mouth so mucch and it doesnt foam like regular toothpaste i would recommend the lush tooth tablets
Great for Travel!!
Penelope C from Washington, DC
Was given the opportunity to try Hello! brand anti plaque and whitening toothpaste tablets as part of the Stellar Product Panel and can say these are a great toothpaste tube alternative for frequent flyers and overnight outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The sleek and slim packaging makes packing a breeze as it doesn't take up too much space and brightly colored exterior makes it really easy to find in a make-up bag , dop kit, or toiletries bag.
The pre-portioned toothpaste tabs are mess free and I really enjoyed how they deliver the "right" amount of toothpaste every single time. Another bonus- not a lot of water is needed to complete the brushing process-which can be in limited supply while say on an airplane or camping in the trails.
The taste and mouthfeel of the tablets is like a gentle fresh mint-not over powering nor overly chemical or sweet tasting. For best results you will need to be sure to chew the tablet thoroughly-I found starting with the front teeth and then moving to the sides was best to ensure all the bits of the tablet were dissolved. It did take a few times to determine the best method of chewing- but once achieved could not tell the difference between the tablet and a natural toothpaste when actually brushing the teeth.
Overall a solid 4 out of 5 and definitely something I will use while traveling and occasionally at home!
Love the concept...takes some getting used to
SGaw from Chicago, IL
I really like how there are no artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors, dyes or sulfates and there's no animal testing. When I first tried this, the chewing of the tablet took a little getting used to once. It was a little weird to chew the tablet and use the front part of your mouth- not usually the place you chew with. I did find that as you continue to brush your teeth, more of a foam does start to develop, but it's not quite as foamy as traditional toothpaste.
The Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets are fluoride free. I typically prefer a toothpaste with fluoride because I am prone to cavities. This toothpaste is perfect for traveling, especially when you are carrying on and have to abide by the liquid restrictions. The peppermint is definitely refreshing. And after brushing my teeth, my mouth definitely felt clean and fresh. I would love to try other hello toothpaste, but I think I'm not quite at the tablet level just yet.
Special shout out to the Stellar Product Testing Panel- they sent me this product to test through the Stellar Product Testing Panel!
I love these easy whitening tablets!
Soonergirl530 from Virginia
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I love the plastic-free nature of the reusable/recyclable tin assures me that the company is serious about its corporate social responsibility to the environment and consumers. The toothpaste tablets were so easy to use and would be helpful to take when traveling. The tablets made my teeth super white and my mouth felt clean and minty fresh. How did your mouth feel after using these toothpaste tablets? I enjoy the easy and reusable packaging that the company used and the effectiveness of whitening and cleaning my teeth. My breath was super fresh after using and I enjoy using tablets versus paste now!
Super convenient and mess free! Tastes refreshing!
Sarahlpeterson from San Francisco, Ca
When I got the Hello toothpaste, I was incredibly intrigued by its packaging and ultimately the application. Hello toothpaste changes all conventional ways for brushing your teeth! The tablets are small and easy to chew to get the minty fresh feel. I definitely like the taste and felt refreshed after brushing.
I travel often for work and these are perfect for on the go because they can't leak and it's not considered part of your liquid restraints. They're also without all the chemicals or ingredients that are bad for you. Both my husband and I are super excited to have received them thru the Stellar Panel Testing Panel. I will still use some of my conventional toothpastes because I personally like the paste element but will use these for all travel hands down.
Freshens breath but chalky
Andrea4415 from undisclosed
I really like the reusable style of the canister. I thought that the actual tablets were chalky and left more to be desired. It honestly tasted like I was chewing on a mint and then brushing my teeth with it. It definitely freshened my breath and seemed to do what it was supposed to do but I didn't feel that it whitened my teeth after using for a couple weeks. I do not think that I would buy these from the store. I received this product as a part of the stellar product testing panel in exchange for my review.
Awesome toothpaste for on the go!
RobS from Boulder, CO
The capsule based toothpaste is awesome. I use it for backpacking and camping and it is way easier than a tube. Plus it is in an environmentally friendly tin. I am very impressed with the product that I received in Stellar Product Testing Panel and will be buying when this sample is out. The flavor is awesome and works as well as any other toothpaste.
Minty without being overpowering
Mfseattle from Oakland, CA
I've been looking for ways to replace single use packages in my home so I was excited to test antiplaque + whitening toothpaste for Stellar Product Testing Panel. The tablets come in a nice looking recyclable and reusable tin. They taste nice and minty do a great job cleaning my teeth.
A simple, natural, toothpaste alternative!
verbmama from Pittsburgh, PA
Like many people, I am eager to find products with natural ingredients and sustainable packaging. Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets are a great way to make those changes.
The packaging was one of my favorite aspects of this product. Not only is it attractive on the counter top, but the small tin can be used for something else once empty, or recycled. Another thing I really liked was the reduction of mess! No more toothpaste gunk on the tube or counter to worry about - just pluck out a tablet and you're good to go,
I'd love to see these made specifically for kids! One of my biggest gripes as a parent is when my kids use way too much toothpaste and make a mess - a toothpaste tablet for kids would be a great solution for this!
The toothpaste tablets turn frothy after you chew them for a few seconds. I had a little trouble chewing them only with my front teeth per the directions and I'd get small pieces stuck in my back molars, but these dislodged during brushing. The frothy texture is a little different than regular toothpaste and took some getting used to at first. The toothpaste tablets made my mouth feel fresh and clean afterwards, much more than normal toothpaste.
Overall I think this is a great product and I'm thankful to have received it as part of a Stellar Product Testing Panel!
Fresh & sustainable toothpaste of my dreams
shiftercars from Eugene, OR
As I've been working my way through my beauty & body care products and replacing single use plastics with more sustainable options, I had yet to find an alternative to traditional toothpaste. When the Stellar Product Testing Panel reached out with the opportunity to try these tablets I no longer had an excuse! Everything from the packaging which was 100% recyclable to the taste, which is super fresh & minty exceeded my expectations. It took a few days to get acclimated to the new experience of using a tablet for toothpaste, but now that I've done it I see no reason to go back. I find that holding the tablet in my mouth for a moment before biting into it softens it & makes it easier to lather. The design is excellent for travel, the tin is totally reusable, and the flavor is bright & minty. I see this as the future of sustainability and hope that more people give it a try.
unusual but awesome
HNMorton from Fresno, CA
The tin container sits upright and takes less space than conventional tubes which is helpful because I have a small bathroom and keep it in my medicine cabinet. It'll also make a fun toy for my children to play with when I'm done with the tablets before eventually making its way to the recycling plant.
The tablets crumble pretty easily to make a "tooth paste" that is best described as a mix of watered down mouth wash and traditional toothpaste which seems odd, but works.
I was a bit worried about the peppermint taste because I don't like the intensity of peppermint-flavored products, but found it to be closer to a spearmint taste with a slight kick.
Usually after eating breakfast and having a cup of coffee, I brush my teeth and head to work. Somewhere between arriving at work and having a second cup of coffee the cleanliness feel of my mouth traditional toothpaste provides has generally diminished but with the toothpaste tablets, my teeth feel clean after even a third or fourth cup of coffee which is my favorite thing about them. My teeth stay squeaky-clean for hours and some of the stains have even disappeared. I definitely don't want to go back to traditional paste.
I received the product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
rabbit_475 from Athens, GA
I loved the packaging of these toothpaste tablets. It's a small, convenient, recyclable tin that fits easily in my purse. No worries about toothpaste squishing out since I like to take a toothbrush and toothpaste along for emergencies. The tablets had a fresh, natural, minty flavor that left my mouth feeling clean and my breath fresh. I could not tell a significant difference in the whiteness of my teeth, but I would use these tablets long term. If you are looking for a natural toothpaste alternative, try these! I received this product free as part of the Stellar Product Review Panel.
Julie U from San Mateo, CA
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets.
I was very hesitant to try these at first. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got up the nerve to chew my toothpaste. I actually loved the feeling of it and felt like it was helping to clean my teeth. Has a nice minty flavor.
I do appreciate the can that it comes in instead of the traditional plastic tube.
Pmiskin from Nashville, TN
This product is great! Innovative, eco friendly, and easy to use on the go with little to no water necessary. The tin packaging blew my mind. Not only better for the environment, but no more trying to squeeze product out of a tube, no muss no fuss! I would love to try these on my kids once there is a kid version. After the first use, you are surprised and delighted by how quickly chewing the tablets turns into a foamy paste. Tip, For those with spaced teeth or gaps, it is easier to bite the tablets with back teeth rather than front. I do wish the tablets were slightly larger, chewing an additional half a tablet felt more in line with what is normally used when using traditional toothpaste. Though fresh and certainly clean feeling, the flavor wasn't as minty as our traditional hello toothpaste and subsequently, we preferred the freshness of the original formula better. My teeth which are already pretty white, appeared brighter within a week of use, and my mouth felt less dry which I had never noticed was even a factor before! I will be purchasing this product in the future and look forward to other flavors as well! Keep changing the game @hello!
Product initially received as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
New holy grail product!
jerseyjaybird from Trenton, NJ
I received Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets from the Stellar Product Testing Panel, and I've already ordered a subscription of them! They are a new holy grail product for me. Over the last year, I have used toothpaste tablets made by other brands but have been dissatisfied with the texture and results. Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets work just like a conventional toothpaste, with the texture and volume I'm used to. They taste fantastic, and they leave my mouth feeling so clean and refreshed!
My primary goal in initially seeking out toothpaste tablets was to shift to plastic-free packaging. I love that Hello antiplaque + whitening toothpaste tablets accomplish that goal for me, though if I could make one suggestion to the company it would be that the tin is only needed with the initial purchase. I would love to purchase refills in recyclable paper or cardboard packaging.
Easy and convenient
Kitsyivy from undisclosed
I had been interested in trying out toothpaste tablets for a while, so was excited to have the opportunity to sample these through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I found them very easy to use, and came in convenient, easy to transport packaging. The taste was okay, and I found it difficult to chew them into a paste per the instructions, but I found them to be very handy to keep in my purse and in the car to help keep fresh breath and clean teeth while out and about. l I think these would also be ideal for travel.
Kg531 from Philadelphia
I love the idea of these tablets. The taste is very good and the experience is unique. They foam slightly when you bite them and they freshen better than natural toothpastes. Love the recyclable container too. kids loved these and were eager to use. 4/5 stars only because I do not think I would choose these over regular paste. I received this product through Stellar Testing Panel.
Great Concept but Less than Ideal Process
Gjmakx from Philadelphia, PA
We love a lot of Hello's products - mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. But, while I appreciate Hello's efforts to be eco-conscious and applaud their innovation around different types of toothpaste options, I really couldn't get into these. You're supposed to chew the tablet a bit and then using your own saliva, create a paste. I never really got a good "paste" going, and it was rather chunky which was sadly gross. That said, their natural toothbrush was fantastic and the taste after spitting out the paste was great and very fresh feeling! Sorry Hello, I think a tooth powder might be better! When that comes out, I'll try it! (Tested as part of the Stellar Panel.)
Unique Teeth Brushing Experience
cristinpride from Tifton, GA
Wow! I've never experienced anything like these tabs! Once broken down, they turn into the frothiest paste I've ever used that does an excellent job of cleaning. The taste is similar to regular Hello Toothpaste in this flavor, but more intense, which is not my favorite quality but not a turn off either. The other downside is that is takes time to break down the tablets, which is not very efficient. The biggest upside to these are the portability, size and that they are zero waste and recyclable! I will be repurchasing just for the last two reasons alone!
I did receive this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Great for travel
Just Erin from NJ
These tablets were something new and different! There aren't very many "green" products on the market like this. I loved that there was no plastic tube and the environmentally friendly toothbrush was great too. The taste was good and they left my teeth feeling clean, but I don't see myself using them daily. They take a bit too long to get going (into a paste). I would definitely purchase these for travel! Fits in a bag easily and no annoying tube.
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this toothpaste tablets.
Different, but worth it!
AmyS from California
I am pretty loyal to my toothpaste brand, so when I was give an opportunity to try these new toothpaste tablets from Hello, I was a little apprehensive. But, I am always looking for ways to reduce my plastic use so I was excited to see that they came in a metal tin. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the metal tin makes them perfect for travel because you don't have to worry about how many ounces it is, or having a leaky tube of toothpaste in your luggage. Now my initial impression was that it felt like I was brushing my teeth with a breath mint and I wasn't sure if it was brilliant or odd. But, my teeth felt so clean after brushing - a lot cleaner than when I use my regular old toothpaste. So, I kept using the tablets and after a few days, I got used to it and decided that they were great! I'm not sure that I noticed my teeth being extra white after use, but I don't think I've ever really seen a difference when using whitening toothpaste. Between the environmentally friendly packaging and the extra clean feeling teeth, I'm sold! Thank you, Stellar Product Testing Panel for giving me the opportunity to try this new toothpaste!