It is important to me that my family uses American made, natural toothpaste. The problem is, natural toothpaste is hard to find in popular big box stores and grocery stores. Most of the toothpaste on the shelves in these stores is sparkling blue or green in color. Yeah, definitely NOT natural.
Over the years we have tried many different brands of American made natural toothpaste. If a toothpaste tastes great, fits my ingredients requirements (natural ingredients, no added colors + artificial sweeteners, fluoride free), and leaves our mouths feeling clean, it's a winner for us. Here are our top picks.
American Made Natural Toothpaste Brands: EIGHT Top Picks
Overall Family Favorite: Davids
Made in California, Davids toothpaste is our all-around family favorite, meaning this is the toothpaste that the whole family agrees on using. I love the ingredients. Davids toothpaste is fluoride-free, sulfate-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners and color. We all love the taste. Davids' natural toothpaste is minty, but not too “spicy”, as my six-year-old daughter calls it, and it leaves everyone's mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Bonus: the Davids toothpaste tube is made from aluminum, not plastic, so it is recyclable.
Favorite Non Mint Flavor: Earthpaste Lemon Twist
We learned that this family prefers mint flavored toothpaste, but of all the non mint flavors we tried, Earthpaste Lemon Twist is our top pick. This is technically a “For Kids” toothpaste, but the adults liked the taste more than the youngest kid did. Made with food grade Redmond Clay and flavored with essential oils, Earthpaste Lemon Twist natural toothpaste leaves everyone's mouths lemony fresh. Earthpaste natural toothpaste is fluoride free, glycerin free, sulfate free, and contains no artificial colors.
Favorite for gum health: Dental Herb Company
The Dental Herb Company Tooth & Gums Paste is a favorite for adults who have a history of gum inflammation and/or bad breath. The natural ingredients in the Tooth & Gums Paste are antimicrobial in nature to prevent/fight the bacteria that causes gum disease & breath issues. This is my hubby's favorite toothpaste as he loves toothpaste with a kick to it and this toothpaste is definitely the “spiciest” of them all. Dental Herb Company Tooth & Gums Paste is for adults only, and contains no synthetic fluoride, and no sulfates.
Favorite Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Option
You may have noticed that activated charcoal is all the rage these days. My Magic Mud uses activated charcoal for its detoxifying and whitening properties. Other key ingredients including coconut oil, cacao powder, bentonite clay, and essential oils. Despite its color you'll be surprised how this toothpaste leaves your teeth feeling free of clean when you run your tongue over them. Teeth are noticeably whiter with only a few days of brushing too. This toothpaste is free fluoride, SLS, glycerin, triclosan, foaming agents, gluten, and GMOs.
Favorite Carrageenan Free Toothpaste – Desert Essence
Desert Essence’s NEW Pink Himalayan Salt Toothpaste is specially formulated to gently clean teeth and freshen breath without carrageenan. Each ingredient was carefully selected to keep teeth and gums healthy and clean. Most common dental concerns derive from an over acidic pH condition. Since Pink Himalayan Salt helps to neutralize the alkalinity, it's the showcased ingredient. Pink Himalayan Salt and Virgin Coconut Oil help remove impurities, while a botanical blend of oils and extracts provide complete care for teeth and gums. Baking soda effectively but gently clean teeth, while Zinc Citrate helps reduce buildup.
I'm a huge fan of Dr. Bronner's products and the brand's new Spearmint All-One Toothpaste is no exception. I love the taste and texture of the paste. It leaves both my teeth and mouth feeling clean. Made with 70% organic ingredients, the Spearmint All-One Toothpaste features ingredients such as hydrated silica and calcium carbonate to gently reduce plaque, organic aloe juice to soothe gums, and organic coconut oil and organic coconut flour to polish teeth enamel. Not only is the Spearmint All-One Toothpaste vegan but Dr. Bronner’s products are never tested on animals.
Favorite Organic Toothpaste: RADIUS
We've always been big fans of RADIUS. The company makes its non-toxic oral care products in the USA and it's a certified Women-Owned Business. Can it get any better? In fact, it can! RADIUS just came out with an Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste that is organic, vegan, chemical-free, cruelty-free and dye-free. Coconut oil naturally whitens teeth. All the ingredients are safe; you won’t see any chemicals, dyes, pesticides, GMOs, glutens, fluoride, saccharin, SLS, SLES, carrageenan, parabens, detergents, or synthetics of any kind. Just simple and safe ingredients. Select from two flavors with unique properties – Antibacterial Mint, Aloe & Neem which aims to reduce the risk of gingivitis and cavities and Ginger Citrus which anti-inflammatory ingredients help prevent gum disease.
Kid's (the under 7 crowd) favorite: Tom's of Maine
Tom's of Maine natural children's toothpaste is the toothpaste my kids' have been using since they have had teeth. It is still my daughter's favorite toothpaste, but my son, at age 8, feels he is too old for a “children's” toothpaste. Tom's of Maine children's toothpaste is available fluoride free, has natural strawberry flavorings, and is dye free.
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