5 natural toothpastes to try for a bright, white smile

Ever wondered what's in your toothpaste? Turns out, it may not be that healthy. So, we've found five all-natural toothpastes for you to try.

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For as long as we can remember, our parents always made a point of making us brush our teeth, twice daily. This simple habit was formed in the early stages of life, and soon it became a natural ritual at the start and end of everyday. I’m pretty sure the bubble gum tasting toothpaste was a enough of an incentive for all of us. When it comes to oral hygiene, what goes in your mouth, although temporarily, is just as important as what goes on your plate. After regular trips to the dentist, which we all but sadly try to avoid, it never occurred to us to consider the quality of our toothpaste.

Natural toothpastes are one of the many alternatives to remove bacteria and refresh your breath, much like oil pulling which is said  to detoxify and cleanse your system by ‘pulling’ bad bacteria and toxins and fungus out of the mouth.

So if you’re thinking about going au natural, sit back and smile because your pearly whites are about to get extra pearly thanks to our five all-natural toothpaste picks (including our favourite toothbrush!).

But first, toothbrush

From facials, to juices and even ice cream, charcoal has taken over everything. With it’s super absorbent qualities, it comes as no surprise that it makes for a great toothbrush. Keeko have launched their 100% natural Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush that fights plaque and bad breath thanks to its natural detoxifying and anti-bacterial properties. Just squeeze some all natural toothpaste (see below), brush, rinse and repeat!

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5 all-natural toothpastes to try

1Dr. Bronner All One toothpaste

Dr. Bronners’ toothpaste is fluoride-free, vegan and cruelty-free. It’s all-natural, organic ingredients like coconut oil, coconut flour and methol crystals means it’s also devoid of the nasties; i.e aritifical colors, flavours and preservatives. Simple and effective, choose between Peppermint, Cinnamon or Anise for a tingly fresh feeling after every brush. Bonus point, we may have mentioned it adds a touch of style to your bathroom.

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2Dr. Brite Whitening Mineral Toothpaste

This anti-inflammatory formula is infused with Vitamin C to protect yours gums, without the harmful chemicals. Formulated by a dentist, it fights off gingival disease and is made from 100% all natural ingredients. The activated bamboo white charcoal is the essential ingredient that helps whiten your teeth with every brush.

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3Riddells Creek Organic Toothpaste

This certified organic toothpaste is Australian made with ingredients like Aloe Vera Juice, parsley, thyme, rosemary and sage to naturally fight bacteria and nourish your gums. It has a very unique, soft consistency that freshens the breath long after you’ve brushed your teeth.

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4Grants Fresh Mint Toothpaste with Tea Tree Oil

With tea tree oil as its main ingredient, this minty flavoured toothpaste packs a serious punch! The active ingredients such as thyme, eucalyptus and mint make for a fresh and cleansing taste that stays with you well throughout the day, not to mention the herbs have beneficial effects on digestion, cleansing and sanitising the palate. No harmful chemicals, fluoride, sugar or parabens, it’s a safe and happy alternative for your gums.

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5AloeDent Fluroide-Free Toothpaste

Fluoride-free, this natural toothpaste offers a minty taste along with protection for sensitive teeth and sore gums. Safe for the whole family to enjoy, it fights plaque, tartar and cavities effectively thanks to active ingredients such as Aloe vera, chamomile, green tea extract and tee tree oil.

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Andrea Kovszun
Andrea is a qualified yoga instructor and writer. With an international background, she grew up on a small island in the Caribbean and speaks both fluent French and English. She now enjoys an active life on the northern beaches of Sydney, as an avid enthusiast of all things surf, yoga, travel and photography. Writing is her favourite way to channel her positive energy and hopes to inspire people towards a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle. Andrea graduated from Paris Business School and Australian Catholic university with a Bachelor of Business, and is currently pursuing her post-grad in Journalism at UTS.