I don't think there is another toothpaste out there that can mimic the feeling that Mentadent has when you brush your teeth with this toothpaste. There is something about this paste that makes my mouth feel amazingly fresh and clean. It's nice that they do refills. When this first came out, it didn't offer refills, so the entire unit needed to be thrown away. It was very wasteful. This is a much better method.