How to Choose a Natural Toothpaste for the Whole Family

How to Choose a Natural ToothpasteToothpaste belongs to the essential personal hygiene products. It removes food residue and dental plaque from the teeth, prevents tooth decay, gum disease and other common tooth problems, and keeps your breath fresh during the day. Unfortunately, many regular toothpastes contain ingredients that may be bad for your health. How to choose a safe yet effective toothpaste?


Look for Natural Ingredients

Natural and herbal toothpastes are becoming increasingly popular among consumers who want to steer clear of artificial ingredients. There are a lot of natural ingredients that reduce gum sensitivity and bleeding, kill pathogenic microbes in the oral cavity, relieve inflammation, and help to keep the teeth clean. They include essential oils (eucalyptus, peppermint, clove, etc.), chamomile, calendula, oak bark, propolis, aloe vera, and more.

More on the topic: Herbal Toothpastes from Thailand


Opt for Fluoride-Free Toothpastes

Fluoride has been added to toothpastes since the late 19th century, but the first clinically proven fluoride-containing toothpaste was launched in 1950. Fluoride is supposed to remineralize dental enamel. Unfortunately, high concentrations of fluoride are toxic, which is especially dangerous for children who often swallow toothpaste. Just to be on the safe side, you should opt for fluoride-free toothpastes; a great alternative to fluoride is hydroxyapatite that has been used since the 1980s.

More on the topic: Biomed Toothpastes with Hydroxyapatite


Stay Away From SLS/SLES

Many, although not all, toothpastes contain surfactants (detergents) that make them foam and improve their cleansing properties. A lot of manufacturers add synthetic detergents, such as SLS and SLES, to their toothpastes because they are cheap and effective foaming agents. Unfortunately, they’re also recognized irritants that can cause discomfort to people with sensitive mucosae and children. SLS-free toothpastes might not foam as much, but they are considered safer.

More on the topic: SLS-Free Toothpastes by Aashadent (Aasha Herbals)


Remember That Flavour Also Matters

Most toothpastes have a rather strong menthol flavour. It’s refreshing, yes, but not all people love it. A lot of natural toothpastes are flavoured with essential oils and herbal extracts that make them smell and taste really nice but not too overwhelming. Common natural flavours used in toothpastes include peppermint, spearmint, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, bay laurel, coconut, pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, and more.

More on the topic: Natural Toothpastes with Herbal Extracts by Family Doctor


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