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In addition to ensuring fluoride is in your toothpaste, it’s also probably a good idea to consider what other ingredients are in your toothpaste. After all, it is one of the cornerstones of a well-rounded dental routine. You also should beware of some versions that contain a host of unidentifiable or potentially harmful ingredients like parabens, sulfates, or the now-banned triclosan. We’ve got you and researched the best natural toothpastes for clean and healthy teeth.

Shopping for oral hygiene products can be overwhelming, with all sorts of products claiming to reduce plaque, prevent cavities, or whiten teeth. Most will tend to choose products from bigger brands they know best. But other brands cater to various needs such as tooth sensitivity, or are made without fluoride or other chemicals. Ready to give those pearly whites a boost? StudyFinds has compiled a list of the best natural toothpastes according to the consensus among nine expert reviews. Our list comprises the most commonly recommended products across these sites. Have a favorite toothpaste you swear by? Let us know in the comments below!

A woman applying toothpaste to her toothbrush
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The List: Best Organic Toothpaste, Ranked

 

1. Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste

Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste
Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste

Dr.Bronner’s is one of the more well-known natural personal care brands, so it’s no surprise they are number one on our list of best organic toothpaste. Pure and Simple Nourishment loves that this fluoride-free toothpaste is free of artificial colors, sweeteners, and flavors. Instead, it uses natural ingredients like baking soda and calcium carbonate to clean your teeth, with essential oils for a refreshing taste.

For those who love Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, PureWow points out that the toothpaste tube will look right at home on your bathroom counter. Made with 70 percent organic ingredients, it’s also free of synthetic ingredients and Leaping Bunny certified (meaning it’s cruelty-free and vegan).

Even dentists approve! Health.com quotes California-based dentist Dr. Joel Gould who says this toothpaste is about as organic and safe as it gets. It contains baking soda, coconut oil (which is naturally anti-bacterial), and organic aloe juice.

2. Hello Naturally Whitening Flouride Toothpaste 

Hello Activated Charcoal Epic Teeth Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste

This toothpaste uses a blend of tea tree oil and coconut oil to clean and whiten teeth without any artificial sweeteners or detergents. Organic Beauty Lover tells us it’s a budget-friendly black toothpaste made with bamboo charcoal. Hello offers a variety of options to choose from, with or without fluoride, all free from harsh chemicals like SLS, sulfates, and artificial flavors. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and vegan!

This is the perfect choice for a powerful yet gentle whitening toothpaste. Grove says their whitening toothpaste combines the cavity protection of fluoride with a calcium mineral blend to tackle tough plaque and stains. Harper’s Bazaar also mentions that Hello is an American Dental Association-approved toothpaste. It uses farm-grown peppermint and tea tree oil to keep your breath fresh and fight cavities.

3. Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste
Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

There’s nothing better than spearmint fresh breath. Grove recommends Davids Natural Toothpaste’s spearmint flavor! It’s formulated with naturally-sourced ingredients and is EWG-verified, so you can feel good about what goes in your mouth.

PureWow loves the clean feel and refreshing taste. This toothpaste uses baking soda and vegetable glycerin (instead of harsh chemicals like SLS and sulfates) to create a good lather and leave your mouth feeling squeaky clean. Plus, the sleek tube is made with recyclable packaging, and it even comes with a handy key to help you squeeze out every last bit of toothpaste.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Gurl Gone Green points out all the good stuff that Davids Natural Toothpaste is free of: fluoride, sulfates, artificial flavors and colors, and sweeteners. On the flip side, it’s packed with all the good things you could want in a toothpaste. You really can’t go wrong here!

4. Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Toothpaste

Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Toothpaste

Tom’s of Maine has been around forever and has become one of the most well-known natural toothpaste brands on the market. Women’s Health recommends their toothpaste because it has baking soda for a natural whitening boost.

For those who need extra TLC, Grove says this natural formula is free of fluoride, artificial flavors, and cruelty-free. It helps soothe sensitivity while still providing long-lasting protection for your teeth.

Tom’s of Maine is a trusted brand for a reason, and health.com tells us why. Many dentists recommend their toothpaste, which combines naturally-derived ingredients like glycerin, peppermint oil, and zinc citrate. This toothpaste fights plaque, removes surface stains for a whiter smile, and cleans both teeth and gums.

5. RiseWell Toothpaste

RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste
RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste

RiseWell toothpaste helps strengthen tooth enamel without fluoride. Pure and Simple Nourishment points out it helps reduce plaque and whiten teeth, all while being SLS-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

As far as being family friendly, PureWow says this is your best bet. This toothpaste contains xylitol to fight cavity-causing bacteria and hydroxyapatite, a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel (the same ingredient NASA used for astronauts!). And for those worried about little ones swallowing a bit, the toothpaste is flavored with essential oils.

Organic Beauty Lover likes how this brand skips harsh foaming agents that are commonly found in toothpastes. And you can skip the rinse! RiseWell suggests leaving the toothpaste on your teeth after brushing for extra benefits.

6. Jason All-Natural Toothpaste

Jason All-Natural Toothpaste
Jason All-Natural Toothpaste

Luckily, Jason’s toothpaste doesn’t play hard to get! It is readily available in grocery stores and drug stores. Pure and Simple Nourishment tells us they offer a variety of toothpastes, including whitening and strengthening options. Their Sea Fresh Toothpaste is packed with blue-green algae, rich in calcium, proteins, and antioxidants to help keep your teeth and gums strong. Plus, it contains a blend of natural ingredients like bamboo powder, calcium carbonate, and silica to prevent tartar buildup and whiten teeth.

Wait, algae? In toothpaste? Yes. Health.com explains that this sea plant is especially helpful for those who struggle with gum disease, as some studies suggest it has anti-inflammatory properties. And for those who have a preference, Wellness Mama says that Jason offers both fluoride and fluoride-free toothpaste options.

7. Boka ELA Mint Toothpaste

Boka Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Boka toothpastes are 100% biocompatible and non-toxic and contain aloe vera, bacteria-fighting xylitol, antioxidant-rich green tea, and refreshing mint. Organic Beauty Lover explains that Boka swaps out traditional fluoride and SLS for a safe alternative called nano-hydroxyapatite. This ingredient, already popular in Japan for decades, helps remineralize teeth, fight plaque, and reduce sensitivity. Think of it as a natural way to strengthen your teeth!

Pure and Simple Nourishment reviewers are big fans as well! They love that it’s also free of other harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens, and comes in a variety of flavors to suit different preferences (mint, lemon lavender, orange cream, and coco ginger). Plus, it’s safe for both adults and kids.

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2 Comments

  1. Alice Jones says:

    Thanks for the updates on best and worst toothpaste. I have used Synodyne for years and thought it was helping my sensitive teeth, not. Also used Crest sensitive as well. Read the warnings but still thought products would help. Found out baking soda and water did the same thing.

  2. Marsha Sky says:

    Very interesting