I only hope I'm not too late to spare the rest of you the pain and distress I'm going through. I switched to using this toothpaste because I thought it would be better with cleanliness and whitening. I read some of the reviews, not many, and thought the negative ones were probably just one offs. I had been using this toothpaste for 2.5 months and was on my 3rd or 4th tube when out of the blue my tongue and mouth started burning. I realized I had developed thrush along with swollen tongue and lips. My lips are also so dry, cracked, and painful that nothing helps relieve it. They're also turning dark.
Lately I'm starting to lose my sense of taste and that took the cake. I honestly thought I had Covid. But after having negative Covid-19 tests which were wholly unpleasant, it dawned on me that it might be the toothpaste. I googled Arm & Hammer Toothpaste and thrush and OMG all the issues! I had stocked up on this stuff too (8 tubes). Every...last...tube is in the trash. I wouldn't even give this to the devil.
Right now my mouth and tongue are in constant pain. Just painful burning all...the... time. My lips are so dry, cracked, and painful. Eating LITERALLY brings me to tears because the burning is SO painful but I have to eat to sustain myself. Spice, salt, mustard, hot, and even sodas like Sprites are enough to make me skip meals. I can barely taste any thing. I'm so miserable. I just pray switching to another toothpaste will give me some relief sooner rather than later.
Please, please, PLEASE don't even chance this toothpaste thinking it probably won't happen to you. It's not worth the chance believe me. Because if it DOES happen to you, you will absolutely regret your decision.
Update: Later that evening when I brushed my teeth with my regular toothpaste there was no intense burning which tells me it was this toothpaste. The next day the burning sensation and irritation was noticeably lessened during eating. It's now 11/16. I haven't used this toothpaste since 11/12 and everything is back to normal. My sense of taste is back! My lips have also returned to their original color. The intense burning, soreness, and dryness is GONE! I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I am! Horrible experience!