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Bad Toothpaste Flavors

Updated on September 18, 2010

Bad Toothpaste Flavors

We're pretty sure that society plans to ostracize us if we neglect dental hygiene. Proper home care and regular cleanings by qualified professionally trained dental hygienists appear to the minimum criteria for polite society. Brush daily, floss regularly. Report any problems to a degreed dentist. Smile a lot.

Why does toothpaste taste so bad? Flavors seem to be mainstream: Mint, Minty Fresh, Wintergreen Mint, Crisp Summer Morning Mint, and generic Mint can all be found at local apothecaries. Probably an unflavored version languishes on a lower shelf, neglected by most self-respecting toothbrushers.

What are some bad toothpaste flavors?

Grass Flavored Toothpaste: We love the aroma of a freshly cut lawn, but we probably don't want to brush with it.

Bacon Flavored Toothpaste: Every human ever born and every human ever to be born absolutely adores bacon. It's in our DNA, encoded along with the desire for food, shelter, and good haircuts. Unfortunately, bacon flavored toothpaste would be problematic; office mates wouldn't know if we brushed our teeth or simply woke up too late for proper dental maintenance.

Listerine Flavored Toothpaste: Potent mouthwash belongs in it's rightful place. Brushing and swishing with the same flavor is somehow wrong.

Bad Toothpaste Flavors
Bad Toothpaste Flavors

Leather Flavored Toothpaste: A good purse, a good bridle, and a good wallet should smell like leather. The interior of a Mercedes should smell like leather. A cow should smell like leather. Toothpaste, which lingers on the teeth and gums, should not smell like leather unless one flosses with leftovers from a Summer Camp Arts and Crafts tent.

Frito's Flavored Toothpaste: Yes, the glorious taste of vegetable oil soaked corn chips represents one of the greatest culinary delights know to mortal man. Yes, Fritos may well be one of the world's most perfect foods. Yes, Frito-Lay is too big to fail. On second thought, perhaps Frito's flavored toothpaste is a strong contender. Perhaps Frito's does not fit conveniently into the bad toothpaste flavor category. More research is needed.

Bad Toothpaste Flavors
Bad Toothpaste Flavors

Chapstick Flavored Toothpaste: How would you know where the toothpaste stopped and the Chapstick started?

Garlic Flavored Toothpaste: Pretty much defeats the purpose of teeth brushing. Greeting the new employee or the orienting the new fry cook won't leave a good first impression if accompanied by a garlic cloud.

Chocolate Chip: Yes, we'd all brush longer, but the chips would clog up the tube. The native color of chocolate products, while appetizing, is not conducive to an air of proper oral hygiene.

Suggest your own

What other bad toothpaste flavors jump to mind?


Stuff has its' place. Some stuff belongs in toothpaste, other stuff not so much. Continue the search for tasty toothpaste-flavored stuff.


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    • EllenGraeger profile image

      EllenGraeger 7 years ago from Madrid

      Chicken soup flavour ? No, I will not continue. Even thinking about it - brrrrrrr.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @breakfastpop : As far as we know!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Hold it, Tom actually brushes with peanut butter?

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj : another hub?

      @Robwrite: Genetically engineered toothpaste?

      @Tom Whitworth: mmmph mmmmmmmmphmmmm mmmmm...

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      My favorite is peanut butter. I don't mean flavored I actually brush with peanut butter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Rob 7 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Did you know they have meat flavored toothpaste for dogs?

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I'm thinking that glue would be an interesting flavor. Some folks get high just sniffing it. On the other hand, you would have to walk around with your toothbrush stuck to your teeth. :)