Toothpaste has come a long way since the late 19th century when it was first widely used. Today, the market has grown beyond the many indistinguishable drugstore varieties to include natural alternatives, unique flavors, and more. There are many options to analyze when choosing the best toothpaste. Please pay attention to the following.
To fluoride or not to fluoride?
Many of the new oral care brands are promoting their fluoride-free formulations as a selling point. But is fluoride really a bad thing? Because of its ability to prevent tooth decay, fluoride is typically added to both oral care products and tap water. However, some people fear the possible long-term effects of fluoride exposure, and brands are now offering fluoride-free alternatives.
Fluoride-free formulas don't provide the same level of tooth decay prevention as traditional ones, but that may not matter: the cleaning effect of your toothbrush is more important for oral hygiene than the toothpaste you use. However, there are other benefits to using toothpaste, such as: B. Teeth whitening and breath freshening.
If you want to upgrade from the usual drugstore tubes, new toothpaste brands offer benefits such as unique flavors, natural ingredients and sustainable packaging. To aid you in your search, we've rounded up some of the best natural and remarkable products on the market.
Buly 1803 Opiat Dentaire Mint Coriander Cucumber
French brand Buly 1803's Opiate Dentaire is hard to resist just because of its stylish, plastic-free packaging. The fluoride-free formula also contains thermal water from the Castéra-Verduzan region in southwest France, which is known for its ability to treat periodontal disease.
($ 20; buly1803.com)
Hello Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste
Hello's vegan cruelty-free pastes are made in the USA and feature fluoride- and fluoride-free options. For an extra boost of whiteness, try the activated charcoal, made with mint and coconut oil for fresher breath.
($ 6; hello-products.com)
Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste
Marvis is from Florence and has been popular for years for its colorful packaging and delicious flavors from jasmine to liquorice. While not entirely natural, the Italian brand's fluoride-free toothpaste is particularly popular for removing stains from too many glasses of vino.
($ 14; bigelowchemists.com)
byHumankind toothpaste tablets
byHumankind offers a new way to buy personal care products (and reduce packaging waste) by selling refillable containers and natural formulations. The toothpaste tablets, made from fluoride and microcrystalline cellulose for polishing teeth, are no different: choose your container and buy a one-time set of tablets or subscribe to discounted refills. To use them, just chew one up and start brushing – no hose squeezing required.
($ 15; byhumankind.com)
Certified B-Corp company Aesop has won fans worldwide thanks to its high-quality skin care products, and the Australian brand brings the same blend of natural, luxurious formulations to their oral care line. This product offers a distinctive mint and aniseed taste and a suitable mouthwash for additional freshness.
($ 17; aesop.com)
David's premium natural toothpaste
Eric David Buss launched Davids in 2015 with the aim of making the best natural toothpaste on the market. The result? This fluoride-free formula with baking soda for lightening. The brand also includes a metal tool with purchases to help you get the last drop out of the recyclable metal packaging.
($ 30; davids-usa.com)
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