My daughter hates the taste of most toothpaste. She says even the mild, children's versions are "too spicy." In an effort to appease her and get her pearly whites clean, I turned the task into a lil science experiment and added a bit of baking soda to a splash of water and had her mix the slightly salty paste. Then, she dipped her toothbrush in it and went to work before spitting it down the sink. The results were clean teeth, a happy preschooler and an easy transition to a more natural brand of toothpaste.