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The Best Natural Tooth Care & Dental Hygiene Products

Updated on December 26, 2011

All natural toothpastes, rinses, and other oral care tips for a healthy, chemical-free mouth!

Do you dislike the burning "blast-o-mint" flavor of most commercially available toothpastes? Do you worry about chemicals that could harm your body or the earth hiding in your health products? Are you sick of having a sticky tube of goo cluttering up your bathroom counter? I certainly was, and have been exploring natural oral care for years with excellent results.

Read on to learn about some of my favorite products, plus tips for keeping your teeth, gums, and breath in perfect shape!

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Toothy Tabs - delicious, travel-friendly solid tooth cleansing tabs with natural herbs

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click to shop LUSH for toothy tabs!

LUSH Toothy Tabs are one of my favorite recent oral care inventions. They are tiny pill-sized tablets that you chew up, then begin brushing. They come in 6 varieties, which each type containing a different mix of herbs. They foam up just like regular toothpaste and leave your mouth very, very clean. One of the things I hate about commercial toothpaste is the slimy film I can feel left on my teeth after brushing. LUSH Toothy Tabs leave my teeth feeling smooth, slime-free, and perfectly clean. They are reasonably priced at $3.95 for 40 tabs.

What's great about LUSH Toothy Tabs:

  • 6 unique flavors to choose from
  • travel-friendly
  • no animal testing
  • vegan
  • recycled/recyclable cardboard box

What's (possibly) not-so-great:

  • contains sodium saccharin
  • flavors might take some getting used to

Trader Joe's All Natural Toothpaste

Trader Joe's brand all natural toothpaste comes in two varieties: anticavity peppermint, and antiplaque fennel, propolis, & myrrh. The latter is my particular favorite. These toothpastes are similar to the Tom's of Maine options, but I prefer the Trader Joe's ones for several reasons: they are cheaper, the tube is softer (easier to get all the product out) and the texture is better.

What's great about Trader Joe's natural toothpaste:

  • no fluoride (fennel version only)
  • no sls/lauryl sultafes
  • no propylene glycol
  • no saccharin
  • no animal testing
  • vegan
  • inexpensive—around $2 per 6oz tube in Trader Joe's stores across the US

What's (possibly) not so great:

  • peppermint version contains fluoride
  • hard to find unless there is a Trader Joe's near you

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If there's no Trader Joe's in your area, try eBay or Amazon for this great toothpaste!

Get Naturally White Teeth with Baking Soda

Yes, you can simply use a sprinkle of baking soda to brush your teeth!

What's great about baking soda:

  • inexpensive
  • easy to find just about anywhere
  • no sweeteners or additives
  • leaves your teeth feeling very clean
  • destroys odors
  • whitens teeth

What's (possibly) not so great:

  • can be hard to get onto your toothbrush without spilling
  • doesn't taste that great

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Feel free to leave a comment!

What do you think? Will you make the switch to natural oral care products?

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    • bjj james profile image

      bjj james 4 years ago

      I have tried natural products in the past, need a Trader Joe's closer to me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I LOVE Trader Joe's Fennel- hate mint burns and can't use sodium laurel sulfate because of recurring canker sores (really bad for). Even Tom's has SLF! And it's twice the price. To add a little baking soda sometimes, slightly wet the tip of the brush first and dip into the baking soda- THEN apply toothpaste.

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      laurenrose lm 5 years ago

      great work! well doen

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Trader Joe's All Natural Toothpaste looks alright, I might try it. An useful lens on natural dental care.