Top 3 Best Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Dentist Tested and Reviewed | Time to Read: 7 mins
Dr Advocate Avatar IconUpdated: August 31, 2022
By: Dr. Advocate

Arm & Hammer has been a trusted brand for more than 170 years. Most people know them by their “America’s #1 Trusted Baking Soda” brand; however, they expanded to oral health care. Also, Arm & Hammer is committed to being environmentally responsible and donates a portion of its profits to charities.

Top 3 Arm & Hammmer Toothpastes | 3 products being reviewed

Their toothpaste line provides a wide range of care, including CompleteCare, PeroxiCare, and AdvancedWhite. Also, they recently announced a new Essentials line, free of artificial sweeteners, sodium lauryl sulfate, preservatives, parabens, and dyes. In addition, all but one of their toothpaste contains sodium fluoride 0.24% anticavity protection (Essentials Activated Charcoal is fluoride-free).

The Arm & Hammer toothpaste “experience” is unlike any other toothpaste, and if you’re not familiar with it, you’re missing out. It’s highly foaming and “results you can feel working.” Also, the baking soda and peroxide taste is unique and provides a rejuvenating feel. Let’s look at the best of the rest, Arm & Hammer toothpaste.


Best of the rest

  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Healthy Teeth & Gums Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten + Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer AdvancedWhite Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Bright & Strong Truly Radiant Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Sensitive Teeth & Gums Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Rejuvenating Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer DentalCare Toothpaste

Toothpaste’s active and inactive ingredients have significantly evolved since its original inception with the Egyptians around 4 AD. The Egyptians commonly used crushed rock salt, mint, and flowers to remove dental plaque and maintain healthy teeth. Today, you will find ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, such as tetrasodium pyrophosphate. Each element serves an important purpose and is necessary for optimal performance. Also, you will find a toothpaste that targets specific needs, including gum care, whitening, sensitive teeth, and deep cleaning.

Let’s take a closer look at the Top 3 Best Arm & Hammer Toothpaste from a dentist’s perspective.



Evaluation Criteria

We highlight each product's unique, advertised benefits, identify their pros and cons and score each one from 1 to 5 based on four categories. The toothpaste with the highest score is crowned the overall champion; however, we’ll also give suggested patient benefits for each product. Prices listed are subject to change and discussed in each review, however they were not considered within the scoring criteria.


  1. Effectiveness: Does the toothpaste treat the advertised need? How effective were the results?
  2. Comfort: Was the toothpaste comfortable? Was there any burning, stinging or uncomfortable sensation?
  3. Taste: How was the overall taste? Was it refreshing? Did it alter your sense of taste?
  4. Likeability: Likeability: Is the toothpaste likeable and enjoyable to use?



Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

Top 4 Best Pain Relief Oral Rinse | Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

PeroxiCare provided the most foaming action when brushing, and the clean mint flavor was refreshing. Similarly to CompleteCare, the texture was smooth and free of grit. Also, after rinsing, there was a slight cooling effect that left our mouths feeling fresh and clean. PeroxiCare was similar to CompleteCare in that there was less mint flavor and more baking soda, which was expected; however, Essentials Whiten & Strengthen had an outstanding balance of mint and baking soda flavors.


Highlights
  • $2.75 per tube (6 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • Naturally powered by baking soda
  • Clean mint flavor
  • Baking soda and peroxide
  • Neutralizes plaque acid

Results

Effectiveness: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Comfort: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Taste: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
Likeability: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Total: 19/20


Best for patients desiring foaming action



Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste

Top 3 Best Arm and Hammer Toothpaste | Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste

The mint flavor was pronounced and most flavorful compared to the other two toothpaste. Also, the baking soda “experience” was less intense. The natural ingredients are a great benefit as many kinds of toothpaste are transitioning in this direction. After rinsing, a comfortable cooling effect leaves your mouth feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The whitening aspects of this toothpaste are beneficial; however it leaves our teeth slightly more sensitive to sweets and cold. Also, the texture of the toothpaste is considerably more gritty compared to the other two options.


Highlights
  • $3.75 per tube (4.3 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • 100% natural baking soda
  • Fresh mint flavor
  • White and strengthen teeth
  • Free of artificial sweeteners, preservatives and dyes
  • Free of Sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens
  • “2x stronger enamel”
  • “2 shades whiter teeth”

Results

Effectiveness: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Comfort: ⭑⭑⭑⭒⭒
Taste: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Likeability: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒

Total: 17/20


Best for patients that desire natural ingredients and whitening benefits



Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste

Best Complete Care Toothpaste | Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste

The CompleteCare toothpaste was surprisingly smooth and gentle on the gums. The smooth texture allowed the toothbrush to glide over all the teeth without irritating the gums. It has a great aftertaste, and the flavor was refreshing. Lastly, the foaming action effectively removed plaque acid and neutralized the mouth. Although the texture was smooth and comfortable, it did have the most robust baking soda flavor, however, some individuals may desire this unique aspect.


Highlights
  • $3.00 per tube (6 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • Fresh mint flavor
  • Baking soda neutralizes acid
  • Strengthens enamel
  • “Proven whitening”

Results

Effectiveness: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Comfort: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Taste: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
Likeability: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒

Total: 18/20


Best for patients with sensitive teeth and gums



Overall Champion: Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse*

Top 3 Best Arm and Hammer Toothpastes | Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

All three Arm & Hammer products provided an exceptional clean with unique foaming action. The “experience” I was referring to earlier pertains to the effects that baking soda and peroxide have on the germs in your mouth. Similarly to the popular Pop Rocks candy, it offers “results you can feel working.” After using their products, you feel comfortable that your mouth will be fresh and clean. PeroxiCare edged out CompleteCare and Essentials because of its smooth texture, mint flavor, and overall effectiveness. Essentials offer a distinct gritty texture that seeks to whiten and strengthen the enamel; however, it may lead to sensitive teeth, so avoid this product if that’s you. Lastly, CompleteCare is recommended if you have sensitive gums as it is the most comfortable to use. It’s creamy smooth texture allowed the toothbrush to glide over all aspects of the teeth.


Final Rankings
  1. Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste 19/20
  2. Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste 18/20
  3. Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste 17/20

* My Dental Advocate product reviews are based on individual experience and your results with the products may vary.


Dr Advocate Avatar IconAbout the Author

Dr. Advocate is an actual board-certified dentist with clinical practice experience and a mission to provide accurate dental patient education. He believes everyone should access easy-to-read dental resources presented in layman’s terms with relevant, up-to-date dental research and insight to improve their oral health.



Top 3 Best Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Dentist Tested and Reviewed
Time to Read: 7 mins

Top 3 Arm & Hammmer Toothpastes | 3 products being reviewed
Dr Advocate Avatar IconUpdated: August 31, 2022
By: Dr. Advocate

Arm & Hammer has been a trusted brand for more than 170 years. Most people know them by their “America’s #1 Trusted Baking Soda” brand; however, they expanded to oral health care. Also, Arm & Hammer is committed to being environmentally responsible and donates a portion of its profits to charities.

Their toothpaste line provides a wide range of care, including CompleteCare, PeroxiCare, and AdvancedWhite. Also, they recently announced a new Essentials line, free of artificial sweeteners, sodium lauryl sulfate, preservatives, parabens, and dyes. In addition, all but one of their toothpaste contains sodium fluoride 0.24% anticavity protection (Essentials Activated Charcoal is fluoride-free).

The Arm & Hammer toothpaste “experience” is unlike any other toothpaste, and if you’re not familiar with it, you’re missing out. It’s highly foaming and “results you can feel working.” Also, the baking soda and peroxide taste is unique and provides a rejuvenating feel. Let’s look at the best of the rest, Arm & Hammer toothpaste.


Best of the rest

  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Healthy Teeth & Gums Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten + Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer AdvancedWhite Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Bright & Strong Truly Radiant Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Sensitive Teeth & Gums Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer Rejuvenating Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer DentalCare Toothpaste

Toothpaste’s active and inactive ingredients have significantly evolved since its original inception with the Egyptians around 4 AD. The Egyptians commonly used crushed rock salt, mint, and flowers to remove dental plaque and maintain healthy teeth. Today, you will find ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, such as tetrasodium pyrophosphate. Each element serves an important purpose and is necessary for optimal performance. Also, you will find a toothpaste that targets specific needs, including gum care, whitening, sensitive teeth, and deep cleaning.

From a dentist’s perspective, let’s look at the Top 3 Best Arm & Hammer Toothpaste.



Evaluation Criteria

We highlight each product's unique, advertised benefits, identify their pros and cons and score each one from 1 to 5 based on four categories. The toothpaste with the highest score is crowned the overall champion; however, we’ll also give suggested patient benefits for each product. Prices listed are subject to change and discussed in each review, however they were not considered within the scoring criteria.


  1. Effectiveness: Does the toothpaste treat the advertised need? How effective were the results?
  2. Comfort: Was the toothpaste comfortable? Was there any burning, stinging or uncomfortable sensation?
  3. Taste: How was the overall taste? Was it refreshing? Did it alter your sense of taste?
  4. Likeability: Likeability: Is the toothpaste likeable and enjoyable to use?



Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

Top 4 Best Pain Relief Oral Rinse | Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

PeroxiCare provided the most foaming action when brushing, and the clean mint flavor was refreshing. Similarly to CompleteCare, the texture was smooth and free of grit. Also, after rinsing, there was a slight cooling effect that left our mouths feeling fresh and clean. PeroxiCare was similar to CompleteCare in that there was less mint flavor and more baking soda, which was expected; however, Essentials Whiten & Strengthen had an outstanding balance of mint and baking soda flavors.


Highlights

  • $2.75 per tube (6 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • Naturally powered by baking soda
  • Clean mint flavor
  • Baking soda and peroxide
  • Neutralizes plaque acid


Results

Effectiveness:
Comfort:
Taste:
Likeability:

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑


Total: 19/20


Best for patients desiring
foaming action




Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste

Top 3 Best Arm and Hammer Toothpaste | Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste

The mint flavor was pronounced and most flavorful compared to the other two toothpaste. Also, the baking soda “experience” was less intense. The natural ingredients are a great benefit as many kinds of toothpaste are transitioning in this direction. After rinsing, a comfortable cooling effect leaves your mouth feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The whitening aspects of this toothpaste are beneficial; however it leaves our teeth slightly more sensitive to sweets and cold. Also, the texture of the toothpaste is considerably more gritty compared to the other two options.


Highlights

  • $3.75 per tube (4.3 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • 100% natural baking soda
  • Fresh mint flavor
  • White and strengthen teeth
  • Free of artificial sweeteners, preservatives and dyes
  • Free of Sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens
  • “2x stronger enamel”
  • “2 shades whiter teeth”


Results

Effectiveness:
Comfort:
Taste:
Likeability:

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭒⭒
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒


Total: 17/20


Best for patients that desire
natural ingredients and whitening benefits





Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste

Best Complete Care Toothpaste | Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste

The CompleteCare toothpaste was surprisingly smooth and gentle on the gums. The smooth texture allowed the toothbrush to glide over all the teeth without irritating the gums. It has a great aftertaste, and the flavor was refreshing. Lastly, the foaming action effectively removed plaque acid and neutralized the mouth. Although the texture was smooth and comfortable, it did have the most robust baking soda flavor, however, some individuals may desire this unique aspect.


Highlights

  • $3.00 per tube (6 oz)
  • Sodium fluoride 0.24%
  • Fresh mint flavor
  • Baking soda neutralizes acid
  • Strengthens enamel
  • “Proven whitening”


Results

Effectiveness:
Comfort:
Taste:
Likeability:

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒


Total: 18/20


Best for patients with sensitive teeth and gums





Overall Champion:
Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse*

Top 3 Best Arm and Hammer Toothpastes | Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste

All three Arm & Hammer products provided an exceptional clean with unique foaming action. The “experience” I was referring to earlier pertains to the effects that baking soda and peroxide have on the germs in your mouth. Similarly to the popular Pop Rocks candy, it offers “results you can feel working.” After using their products, you feel comfortable that your mouth will be fresh and clean. PeroxiCare edged out CompleteCare and Essentials because of its smooth texture, mint flavor, and overall effectiveness. Essentials offer a distinct gritty texture that seeks to whiten and strengthen the enamel; however, it may lead to sensitive teeth, so avoid this product if that’s you. Lastly, CompleteCare is recommended if you have sensitive gums as it is the most comfortable to use. It’s creamy smooth texture allowed the toothbrush to glide over all aspects of the teeth.


Final Rankings
  1. Arm & Hammer PeroxiCare Toothpaste 19/20
  2. Arm & Hammer CompleteCare Toothpaste 18/20
  3. Arm & Hammer Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Toothpaste 17/20

* My Dental Advocate product reviews are based on individual experience and your results with the products may vary.


Dr Advocate Avatar Icon
About the Author

Dr. Advocate is an actual board-certified dentist with clinical practice experience and a mission to provide accurate dental patient education. He believes everyone should access easy-to-read dental resources presented in layman’s terms with relevant, up-to-date dental research and insight to improve their oral health.



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