An in depth review of natural toothpastes. Find out what natural toothpaste might be best for you making the switch!
Now, I’ve been searching for a natural toothpaste for quite a while now. I’ve actually tried six different brands, and I’m going to review them from worst to the best.
Of course, dental hygiene is super important and whatever we put in our mouth is actually directly absorbed into the bloodstream because of our gums. Our gums are kind of like pathways to our bloodstreams, so it’s really important to put something near your gums that’s safe for you to use.
Conventional toothpastes contain a lot of artificial additives, and a lot of these additives are actually linked to cancer. There’s also chemicals that are hormone disruptors, and a lot of whitening toothpastes out there actually contain microbeads, and those little microbeads get stuck under the gums, and they create openings for bacteria to get in, and they actually cause gum disease in the long runs.
Now, the toothpastes that I’ll be talking about don’t contain fluoride. Now, there’s a big debate about fluoride, because fluoride is important to keep your teeth healthy, but it also causes all kinds of other problems. It can cause dental fluorosis, which it basically means that the enamel doesn’t harden properly. Fluoride can also be toxic for your kidneys, and it can cause gastrointestinal issues later on. Now, you can discuss this with your dentist and see what works for you. Now, there is natural toothpaste with fluoride in it, so if you are really set on using fluoride in your toothpaste, you can go ahead and use those.
After reading so many scary things about conventional toothpaste, I did decide to make the switch to natural toothpaste. Let’s go through the toothpastes that I actually liked and disliked. I’ll start with the toothpaste that are at the bottom of the list, and I’ll go up to my favorites.
6. GREEN BEAVER Green Apple Toothpaste
- Made with plants & minerals.
- Made with real flavours without any chemically engineered synthetic...
- Contain natural antibacterial agents such as Xylitol, lemon and tea...
- Contains natural mineral whiteners such as Silica and calcium...
- Made with natural breath fresheners like aromatic and refreshing...
Okay, so at the bottom of the list I have to say that this was the toothpaste that we disliked the most. This one is from the company Green Beaver, and the flavor is green apple. Now, the problem with this natural toothpaste is that it really just has a funny little aftertaste, and it basically tastes like baking soda. It just felt like we were putting baking soda with a bunch of green apple flavoring in there and it just didn’t taste right. My kids didn’t like it and I myself tried it and I really disliked it. This one is one on 10 for me. It was the worst one of the batch we tried. Sorry Green Beaver. Plus it smelled so good so it had so much potential, but it just tasted really, really bad.
5. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Toothpaste
- PEPPERMINT TOOTHPASTE. Our low-foaming formula cleans your pearly...
- FRESH AND CLEAN. This simple yet effective toothpaste stimulates...
- ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. Dr. Bronner's offers vegan ingredients that are...
- NATURAL INGREDIENTS. Brushing with Dr. Bronner's just got better. None...
- CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND VEGAN. Certified organic by the USDA National...
Coming in at number five is Dr. Bronners’s Peppermint all in one toothpaste. Now, Dr. Bronners’s, I know online had a lot of great reviews. Some people absolutely swear by this toothpaste. Honestly, I just don’t know why it’s so well reviewed. It just tasted like a bunch of baking soda with peppermint in it. Really not a very pleasant texture. It didn’t really make my teeth feel clean, and I just find it has that kind of baking soda aftertaste that I just don’t like.
Unfortunately, this one didn’t do too well. It wasn’t awful, it’s not something that you’ll spit out right away, but it’s just not one that I’m going to ever buy again. And it was really expensive, I think I paid this one like 10 bucks or something. It wasn’t worth it for me. This one was just too expensive and not good.
4. Tom’s of Maine Simply White Natural Toothpaste
- Pack of 6; 4.7 ounces each
- Uses naturally sourced silica to help whiten the teeth
- Provides cavity protection
- Whitened teeth and fresh breath
At number four we have Tom’s of Maine, and they make a fluoride free toothpaste. This one is Simply White toothpaste, and it’s peppermint flavored. Honestly, this one was the one that I would totally buy again. My son actually uses this one, he really likes it. The only thing I would have to say about Tom’s is that it does not foam up in the mouth like regular toothpaste, so it took us a little bit of time to get used to that. But honestly, the flavor was good, and it actually does make your mouth feel clean after you brush your teeth with it. This one was really in the middle.
It’s really not a bad toothpaste, and I can totally buy this one again. It’s also very inexpensive and I think you can find it pretty much anywhere. They have it in the pharmacies, they also have it at Walmart, they have it online on Amazon. This one is still a good one. I mean, it’s not rated at the bottom, but it’s not my absolute favorite.
3. My Magic Mud – Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
- Clinically proven by real geeks to safely whiten and polish teeth
- Hipster approved, vegan and certified natural by Europeans
- No Fluoride. No SLS. No Glycerine. No GMO. No Gluten. No B.S.
- Kid-friendly, safe if swallowed by humans. Not recommended for aliens...
Rated as number three, this one is actually my husband’s number one. This is where we differ. This is his absolute favorite toothpaste. This one is from My Magic Mud, whitening activated charcoal toothpaste. I bought this one at Amazon, and it really wasn’t that expensive, I think four dollars for this toothpaste. This one’s peppermint flavored, and I know they have a couple of other flavors. I think they have a cinnamon one, and I think they have a spearmint one if you find that peppermint is a little too strong.
The only bad thing I have to say about this one is that it does a mess in your sink when you’re spitting out the toothpaste. The black charcoal really does splatter everywhere, so you can’t wear nice clothing and then brush your teeth. You gotta brush your teeth while you’re still wearing your PJS or something and you don’t mind dirtying your T-shirt.
Personally, I don’t really like it because there’s tea tree oil in it and find that I can smell and taste the tea tree oil and I really, really don’t like anything that smells like pine. You can smell it a little bit, even though it’s peppermint flavor, I just find the tea tree oil was too strong for me, but my husband swears by this. I have to say, he’s been using it for a month and his teeth are so white, so the charcoal really does whiten the teeth super well. But this one is definitely my husband’s favorite and I recommend it highly if you’re looking for a whitening toothpaste.
2. Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste
- Rich in Xylitol
- Fluoride Free, Sugar Free, Color Free, SLS Free, No Preservatives
- Safety Seal; Easy Open Flip Top Cap
- Suitable From 6 Months+; BPA Free
- Pack of 2; Organic Natural Raspberry Flavor & Blueberry Flavor
Number two on the list is Jack N’ Jill’s Natural Toothpaste. Now this one is my younger son’s favorite toothpaste. This one is in the flavor raspberry. I know they have a lot of different flavors like, I think they have strawberry, banana. The banana’s super popular, I know that, and I couple of other ones. But, the raspberry is my son’s favorite flavor. It smells amazing. Apparently, this one is completely edible, so even if your child swallows it, it’s super safe. It’s very expensive. A small tube like this for me, cost me like, I don’t, $11 or something for a tiny little tube like this. I just found it a little expensive.
But if you have really young children and you’re worried about them swallowing the toothpaste, what’s great about the Jack N’ Jill toothpaste is that it’s made from a 100% natural ingredients, so there’s no artificial flavors, no artificial scents. It’s transparent toothpaste. Honestly, it’s really good, you can actually eat this stuff, it’s so good. But, for me, I just can’t use this kind of stuff on me, it just doesn’t make your mouth feel clean. But for really young children this is the best natural toothpaste out there.
1. JASON Sea Fresh Strengthening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
- One 6 oz. tube of JASON Sea Fresh Strengthening Fluoride-Free Deep Sea...
- Helps brighten your smile and freshen your breath without the use of...
- Contains botanicals such as blue green algae, spearmint and parsley
- Free of fluoride, gluten, saccharin, artificial sweeteners, parabens,...
- Not tested on animals
Number one on the list for me personally was Jason Sea Fresh Strengthening Toothpaste. I don’t know why I can’t say strengthening, but it’s Jason Sea Fresh Strengthening Toothpaste. This one is the most conventional toothpaste. It does have a little bit of a foaming action. It has a really nice spearmint flavor, it really freshens my breath, and my teeth feel super clean after I brush my teeth with this one. Honesty, it tasted the best, it had the best texture, and it really did clean my teeth properly. So, this is number one for me.
There you go guys, that’s my review on natural toothpaste. I hope I helped you in your search for natural toothpaste. Let me know in the comments below if you tried out any of these toothpastes and what you think of them.