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The Best Natural Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

Updated on December 1, 2014

Best Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth

Looking for a safe and effective natural toothpaste for sensitive teeth

Many people would like to switch to natural toothpaste because they have heard about the dangers of using a regular toothpaste, however they are worried that a natural toothpaste will not do the job properly and/or will be very expensive. These days oral health is of the utmost importance with everyone wanting a Hollywood smile and fresh minty breath."

Well luckily natural cosmetic products have come a long way, meaning that now you CAN have the benefit of using a natural product that still gives you all the protection and freshness you need, whilst helping prevent the pain of sensitive teeth.

You just need to choose your product carefully. And this article will help you to do that. Read on for the low down on my top 3 natural toothpastes for sensitive teeth.

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The Best Natural Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free Toothpaste

So true!

Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond.

~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

Best Natural Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth - Number 3 - Jason Toothpaste - Healthy Mouth

Jason Healthy Mouth Toothpaste, Tea Tree Oil & Cinnamon, 4.2 Ounces, Packaging May Vary
Jason Healthy Mouth Toothpaste, Tea Tree Oil & Cinnamon, 4.2 Ounces, Packaging May Vary

This toothpaste contains T tree oil, which is naturally antiseptic and also aloe vera to help soothe the gums. And it is very reasonably priced making it a good choice if you are on a budget. Jason has several other toothpaste variations, however this one is best for people with sensitive teeth. It has a cinnamon taste and no flouride which can be too harsh for sensitive mouths!

For me this toothpaste is the one that feels most similar to commercial toothpaste because it has a frothy/foamy quality, although there is no SLS or SLES. It could be quite a good option for people who are new to natural toothpaste, although personally I far prefer the Weleda toothpaste (see below).


Best Natural Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth - Number 2 - Miessence Toothpaste

Anise Toothpaste, Miessence, 5.3 oz
Anise Toothpaste, Miessence, 5.3 oz

Miessence toothpaste comes in 3 flavours (mint, lemon, anise). All of them contain bicarbonate of soda for enhanced cleaning and use natural, cold pressed essential oils. All the ingredients are completely certified organic.

Miessence say "Not only is every ingredient safe (in fact, edible) but every ingredient does something great for your skin, right down to the preservatives and antioxidants." As the ingredients are natural it is gentle and so a good choice for those with sensitive teeth.

This product is a little more expensive however it has many, many positive reviews by other users.


Best Natural Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth - Number 1 - Weleda Toothpaste

Weleda Plant Gel Toothpaste for Sensitive Gums-2.5 oz
Weleda Plant Gel Toothpaste for Sensitive Gums-2.5 oz

This is my favorite choice because it is so gentle that it's perfect for people with sensitive teeth, and it's one of the cheaper ones! When I first got it I felt a bit skeptical about whether it would do the job as well as a regular toothpaste. Well I am happy to report that it surpasses regular toothpastes in terms of performance. After a few days of use I noticed that my teeth didn't feel as sensitive anymore.

And the best part - I have/had severely receding gums for many years and since I have started using this toothpaste they have improved dramatically to the point where they are nearly back to normal. This was a pleasing bonus that I did not expect and I am guessing the regular toothpastes were just too harsh for my gums, causing them to recede in the first place.

Plus it has a delicious taste!

Being different to normal toothpaste it leaves your mouth feeling different, it took me a few days to get used to it. Its hard to explain but it just doesn't 'hit' the mouth quite as hard. At first I wondered if this meant my teeth were not properly clean, being used to the kind of 'bleached out' feel most toothpastes leave in your mouth. But this is not the case. The teeth are clean, its just gentler on the mouth and once I got used to it I did NOT want to go back to normal toothpaste.


Some Useful Advice

When you start using natural toothpaste it is a completely different experience from when you use the regular toothpastes we have all become accustomed to.

I just want you to know that it takes a little getting used to. Not in a bad way, just in the way that we are suspicious of anything new and different that we haven't tried before and hasn't yet been proven to us.

When I first made the choice to start experimenting with natural cosmetics I felt quite skeptical. To be honest I really didn't think they would work as well as their chemically counterparts. However I was determined to give them a shot because I felt worried about the damage the chemicals in regular toothpaste were doing to my body.

I was pleasantly surprised. Natural cosmetics have come a long way.

So my advice to you - keep an open mind, and try for yourself.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free Toothpaste - All these toothpastes are sodium lauryl sulphate free

Weleda Childrens Tooth Gel, 1.7-ounce (Pack of 2)
Weleda Childrens Tooth Gel, 1.7-ounce (Pack of 2)

It's very important to choose sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste for children.


What do you think?

How important it it so use a natural toothpaste?

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More JASON best natural toothpaste

JASON natural toothpastes have a very good reputation and they don't contain and SLS, SLES or other harsh nasties. I like this company and their products.

Why Choose a Natural Toothpaste?

These days we all know how important oral healthcare is. Plaque on the teeth and gum disease have been linked to heart disease, and cardiovascular disease, so it's important to choose a toothpaste that works properly. Hopefully I have proved to you today that natural toothpastes can work just as well and in fact even better!

But why else should we choose a natural toothpaste?

Well did you know that mouth cancer is on the rise? Some studies suggest it has increased by as much as 40% in the last 10 years (BBC Wales Online)


I would go so far as to speculate that it could have something to do with the harsh chemicals in the toothpaste we use!

Sodium Lauryle Sulphate is thought of by many people to be harmful to our health, and even carcinogenic. There are still people who argue that it's not harmful, but then that was also said about aspartame and trans fatty acids. If you look into it there are many studies and opinions on both sides. For me it makes sense to avoid anything that is potentially harmful and so my advice is to steer clear.

Whitening toothpastes use abrasives and sometimes bleach to try to achieve a whitening effect. So to put it bluntly you are putting bleach in your mouth! Not advisable in my humble opinion. My Grandma used to say "Don't put anything in your mouth that you wouldn't want to swallow!" I am going to take her word on that :-)

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Wisdom Teeth!

You don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep. ~Author Unknown

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free Toothpaste

Always read the label

A Word of Warning! - One brand I have come across - Kingfisher toothpaste - claims to be a natural toothpaste, however that company have decided to keep sodium lauryl sulphate on their ingredients list. They make a statement about this decision in their FAQs, saying that there is no evidence to show that sodium lauryl sulphate is dangerous or carcinogenic. In my personal opinion this is incorrect and personally I would not want to use a product containing sodium lauryl sulphate, however you will have to make your own mind up!

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    • PenguinGirl111 profile image

      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      @RapidWhiteSmiles: Thank you! :-)

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      RapidWhiteSmiles 4 years ago

      Hi, great lens, some great information, you got a squidlike from me :-)

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      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello,

      I am glad you figured it out and that you are using natural toothpaste now. We have been budgeting recently and in the name of saving some money (and as an experiment) I went back to mainstream toothpaste for a while. Immediately I have got sores in my mouth, an ulcer and my receding gums have come back worse than ever leaving very sensitive parts of my teeth exposed.

      Back to Weleda for me!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have been using Natural toothpaste for about 3 years. My main problem with regular toothpaste that contains SLS is that a lot of people are allergic to it and may not even know it. Over the last, probably 10 years I noticed that I was always having an outbreak of fever blisters right on my lips. they are very painful and not very attractive especially when you want to wear lipstick. I went to several doctors, including ear, noise and throat specialists and no one could figure what was causing all of these fever blisters. So, about 3 years ago, I decided to take matters into my hands and starting doing internet research. I figure I could not be the only individual on this earth with this problem. And then, there it was, the SLS ingredient. I had found the culprit. The more I read the more I knew this was my problem. So, I started looking on the internet for natural toothpaste without SLS, and as they say the rest is history. No more fever blisters for me. Hooray.

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      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Momsbusy247 (I like the name).

      Yes I am a big fan and believe it's important. If you do try let me know what you think.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is interesting. I haven't used a natural toothpaste before. Thank you for sharing this information.

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      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      @markweiland: Thank you and I am glad it's useful!

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      markweiland 4 years ago

      This is helpful information about natural toothpaste. Great lens.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      This is very interesting and helpful information on Natural Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth. Thank you for sharing.

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      chi kung 5 years ago

      you could add a recipe for home made toothpase :) - just a suggestion

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      classendentistry 5 years ago

      Definitely recommend these products for people who have sensitive teeth. The more natural, the better. Of course, it's more pricey.

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      PenguinGirl111 5 years ago

      @Mellithorpe: @Mellitorpe - thank you and so glad you liked it.


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      Mellithorpe 5 years ago

      Interesting lens and put together well with great information. Thanks.