According to our Nourished Life Naturopath, mainstream toothpastes can contain questionable ingredients and compounds such as Triclosan, SLS and Artificial Sweeteners, and as our mouths provide a method of administering medications, these potentially dangerous ingredients can make their way into your bloodstream. Conventional toothpastes may also contain plastic microbeads, which are neither good for us or for the environment. Thankfully there are now many natural toothpastes available in great tasting, alternative flavours!
Weleda Salt Toothpaste
Salt and peppermint – not your usual flavour combo but this Weleda Salt Toothpaste is just like salted caramel! This delicious combination actually works, and it's addictive! The tingly-fresh pure Peppermint is blended with Sea Salt, which our Naturopath says stimulates salivation and is extremely beneficial in naturally maintaining oral and dental health. This gentle formula also includes extracts of Ratanhia, Myrrh and Chestnut Bark to help whiten teeth and promote healthy gums.
Dr Bronner's All-One Toothpaste Cinnamon
If you're not a fan of the usual minty taste of toothpaste, then the Dr Bronner's Cinnamon Toothpaste is for you. Helping to freshen breath, reduce plaque and whiten teeth, this richly flavoured toothpaste contains Aloe Leaf Juice, Silica, Coconut Oil and Cinnamon Oil in a low-foaming formula that is simple and effective. According to our Naturopath, Cinnamon helps curb sweet cravings and naturally balance blood sugar levels, so this might put you off a late night snack attack too. This gentle paste is also great for children making the transition from sweet and fruity kids' toothpastes!
Grants Fresh Mint with Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste
For an extra minty mouthful, this Grants Fresh Mint and Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste with Magnesium and Calcium helps promote healthy clean teeth and gums. Tea tree oil provides anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to freshen and detoxify the mouth. To add to the unique flavour, it's also got extracts of Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Cardamom, Celery, Caraway, Coriander, Dill, Thyme, Rosemary & Sage. With a similar fresh and minty feel to conventional toothpastes, our Naturopath recommends this for use by the whole family!
Dr Brite Vitamin C Infused Whitening Toothpaste
The Dr Brite Vitamin C Infused Whitening Toothpaste is a great alternative to messy black charcoal teeth whiteners and a great way to maintain white teeth with clean and sweet tasting Spearmint. This Charcoal-based formula utilises Activated White (Binchotan) Charcoal, Organic Coconut Oil and Vitamin C to help whiten teeth, remove plaque and promote healthy gums. This Vitamin C rich formula can help improve immunity, making this toothpaste ideal for anyone suffering from gingivitis, or bleeding gums. Our Naturopath says this gentle formula is a safe option for pregnant women and wonderful for protecting against gum sensitivities, a common complaint during pregnancy!