These little tablets are great for taking toothpaste on vacation without using those wasteful, small plastic tubes. You just take a tablet, bite it and start brushing. I was pleasantly surprised at how similar the foaming of the tablets resembled normal toothpaste. Sure it is just slightly chalky, but it really isn't bad at all. I don't use these as my everyday toothpaste because they are a bit expensive, but they are great to have on hand for trips to avoid the plastic travel-sized tubes.