11 Best Natural Toothpaste Brands

Sharing the very best natural toothpastes for your family! I have used A LOT of different brands over the years and I am sharing which are my favorites, and which brand my kids love as well.

Finding the best natural toothpaste may not be high on most people’s priority list but considering we brush our teeth twice a day (I hope), it’s important to use a toothpaste that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients but also contains the right active ingredients.

The world of natural toothpastes can be daunting, that’s why I’m giving you a list of ingredients to look for and the ingredients to avoid when choosing a natural toothpaste. To make the decision process even easier, I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite natural toothpaste brands – including my top choice for the whole family.

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Dr Jens Toothpaste

Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen’s Toothpaste is my top pick for a natural toothpaste brand for the whole family that is most effective at remineralization. After talking with my biological dentist you need 10% nano-hydroxyapatite for remineralization to happen. And, Dr. Jen’s offers just that! Beyond that, the ingredients are great and my teeth feel so clean after brushing. Even my kids love the strawberry flavor that they offer for children. An overall winner!

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Risewell toothpaste brand

Risewell

Risewell is also a top pick for natural toothpaste. Their Original line of toothpastes (both adult and kid’s version), is made with micro-hydroxyapatite (10% concentration), while the PRO line has a combination of nano and micro hydroxyapatite. There is some controversy around using nano-hydroxyapatite so I love that Risewell has an option that uses micro. Per my biological dentist the nano is most effective at remineralization, however not every one needs that. So, this is still a great option without the nano!

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Is natural toothpaste good for your teeth?

Just because a toothpaste has natural ingredients doesn’t always mean its effective or even good for your teeth. When it comes to a natural toothpaste, we want one that supports good oral health but does so without toxic chemicals or damaging tooth enamel. 

Here are some of the common questions I get in regards to natural toothpaste:

What’s the hype around the ingredient, hydroxyapatite?

Hydroxyapatite is a mineral that has been given high praises for its ability to fight cavities and rebuild teeth without any side effects. In fact, hydroxyapatite is already a part of our bone structure, including our teeth so our body recognizes hydroxyapatite and knows how to use it. 

When our teeth have a strong enamel they are less sensitive, and less prone to decay. Hydroxyapatite comes in two forms – synthetic and natural.

What’s the deal with fluoride?

Fluoride is all the rage in the conventional toothpaste world but it has come under scrutiny for the potential risks associated with it. One of the concerns is with toxicity in children since it can be found in almost every oral care product along with drinking water and even in some processed foods. (1)

If the body is not able to properly eliminate fluoride, it can accumulate in the brain, the pineal gland, teeth, and bones, causing health problems.

According to a lab study in 2019, hydroxyapatite toothpaste was as effective as fluoride in halting tooth demineralization and restoring minerals to the teeth and inhibiting the development of cavities. (2)

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There are definitely ingredients I look to avoid when choosing a toxin free toothpaste for my family!

Ingredients to avoid when choosing a natural toothpaste

  • Fluoride

The fluoride ion is used in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even in much of our water supply for its anticariogenic and antimicrobial properties in the prevention of cavities. 

  • SLS

SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and is a common ingredient in toothpaste along with a variety of personal care and cleaning products because it serves as a foaming agent. The foam may trick our brains into thinking that our teeth are clean, but that’s about the extent of SLS. In fact, if you are prone to canker sores, dry mouth, or just have a sensitive mouth, SLS can be irritating and make matters worse. (3)

  • Triclosan

Triclosan has been used in toothpastes for its ability to fight gingivitis. Interestingly, it was first used as a pesticide in the 1960’s and is an endocrine-disrupting chemical. The FDA banned its use in soaps and body washes in 2016 because there was no evidence that it provided any more benefit as a antimicrobial agent than soap and water. I think I’ll find other ways to win the war on gingivitis! 

  • Artificial Colors

Artificial colors as the name implies are not natural and most are derived from petroleum. Artificial dyes have been linked to hyperactivity and ADHD. An experiment on rats, demonstrated an increase in thyroid tumors with red dye #3. (4)

  • Parabens

Parabens are used as a preservative in toothpastes but they are endocrine disrupters. 

  • PEG’s

PEG or Polyethylene Glycol are petroleum-based products often used in personal care products. PEG is used to stabilize ingredients, however, it’s also in antifreeze so we’ll let you decide if you want to ingest PEG.

Infrequent exposure to these substances aren’t likely to cause heath problems, it’s the daily use and the accumulation of chemicals in our bodies that can open the door to disease and dysfunction.

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There are some ingredients you will want to avoid in your toothpaste and others you will want to see on the ingredient list!

Ingredients to look for in a natural toothpaste

  • Xylitol

According to Medical News Today, xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which is a type of carbohydrate and does not actually contain alcohol. Xylitol occurs naturally in small amounts in fibrous fruits and vegetables, trees, corncobs, and even the human body. (5)

  • Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has small pores that trap toxins and prevent them from being absorbed in the body.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil consists primarily of medium chain fatty acids which are antimicrobial and have antioxidant properties.

  • Essential Oils

Essentials oils are a natural and preferable option to artificial flavorings plus they have an antibacterial effect.

  • Hydroxyapatite

Hydroxyapatite is a mineral found in human bone and teeth and one of the main components of enamel. According to my biological dentist you want 10% nano-hydroxyapatite for the most effectiveness- micro-hydroxyapatite won’t be as effective as it is much larger in size and unable to bind as well as nano. Unfortunately there is some controversy around nano-hydroxyapatite though. It is synthetically made and has potentially unknown side effects. However, after looking through the research, speaking with my biological dentist and Dr. Jen’s Toothpaste I feel great using it. Here is a study on why Dr. Jen’s nano-hydroxyapatite is safe.

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Best Natural Toothpaste Brands

Risewell Mineral Toothapste
Risewell is easily a top pick for me when it comes to a natural toothpaste!

1. RiseWell Mineral Toothpaste

About

RiseWell mineral toothpastes are wild mint flavored, fluoride-free, paraben-free, vegan and cruelty-free. There are no harsh foaming agents; SLS or sulfates. In fact, RiseWell strengthens and restores tooth enamel and has antiplaque and naturally whitening properties. They advertise that it is safe enough to eat, although I don’t recommend putting that to the test.

Cost

$12.00 or $10.00 when you sign-up for a subscription on the RiseWell website

Ingredients

Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Xylitol, Hydroxyapatite, Calcium Carbonate, Propanediol, Potassium Cocoate, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Mentha Arvensis (Wild Mint) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Menthol, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Erythritol, Xanthan Gum, Eucalyptus Globulus Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Extract.

What I like

RiseWell doesn’t have any toxic ingredients in it like fluoride, sulfates, parabens or artificial colors or flavors. It also contains hydroxyapatite. RiseWell toothpaste has adult as well as kids’ toothpastes that are clean but also effective at strengthening teeth. I really love how Risewell doesn’t include a lot of extra ingredients in their toothpastes. My kids also use their kids toothpaste and at their dental visits they’ve been cavity free! Risewell gives me fresh breath and my teeth and whole mouth feel squeaky clean after using. I can’t recommend them enough!

What I don’t like

Risewell doesn’t offer a toothpaste with 10% nano-hydroxyapatite- which would be most effective. The Original line of toothpastes (both adult and kid’s version), is made with micro-hydroxyapatite (10% concentration), while the PRO line has a combination of nano and micro hydroxyapatite (5% Nano-XIM sourced from Fluidinova and 10% micro hydroxyapatite naturally sourced from a mine in France). Still a great choice for a clean toothpaste option!

Use code GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off your purchase when purchased directly from RiseWell!

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Boka Ela Mint Toothpaste
Boka’s toothpaste left my mouth feeling minty fresh- definitely the strongest of any of the toothpastes I tried.

2. Boka Ela Mint Toothpaste

About

Ela Mint is unlike any other toothpaste, by design. It trades fluoride for nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha), an evolution in dentistry that’s been a gold standard in Japan for over 40-years. They complement this powerful ingredient with soothing aloe vera, bacteria-fighting xylitol, antioxidant-rich green tea and refreshing mint. 

Cost

$12.00 or $9.60 when you sign-up for a subscription directly from Boka

$11.99 on Amazon and can save 10-15% with Subscribe and Save

Ingredients

Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol Powder, Silica, Hydroxyapatite (Nano), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Mentha Piperita Essential (Peppermint) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Oil, Illicium Verum (Star Anise) Oil, Gaultheria Procumberis (Wintergreen) Oil, Xylitol, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract Powder, Methylsulfonylmethane, Aloe Barbadensis (aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Bicarbonate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Menthol, Elettaria Cardamomum Miniscula Seed (Cardamom), Potassium Chloride.

What I like

Boka not only has toothpastes but also toothbrushes, floss, even tongue scrapers in a variety of kits. Boka’s Ela Mint is definitely a strong toothpaste! This was the strongest one overall as far as flavor. My entire mouth felt VERY minty fresh compared to other brands.

What I don’t like

I do like the toothpaste. Unfortunately, Boka toothpaste contains only approximately 2% nano-hydroxyapaptite – far less than the 10% that I would like to see. I also asked them what the glycerin was derived from since it said vegetable glycerin and they said this, “Our toothpaste contains glycerin extracted from mustard seed oil, which is naturally gluten-free. “

Essential Oxygen Toothpaste
Essential Oxygen is a very gentle toothpaste!

3. Essential Oxygen

About

Essential Oxygen toothpastes are planet positive, biodegradable, fluoride-free, SLS-free, alcohol-free and never tested on animals. They use the cleaning power of food grade hydrogen peroxide and essential oils to effectively whiten teeth, freshen breath while protecting enamel.

Cost

$8.49 or $8.07 when you subscribe and save directly from Essential Oxygen

$12.63 on Amazon

Ingredients

Aloe vera gel (aloe barbadensis)*, hydrogen peroxide, xanthan gum (xanthomonas campestris), guar gum (cyamopsis tetragonoloba)*, coconut oil (cocos nucifera)*, peppermint oil (mentha piperita)*, spearmint leaf oil (mentha spicata)*, stevia (stevia rebaudiana leaf powder)*, lemon peel oil (citrus medica limonum)*, rosemary leaf oil (rosmarinus officinalis)*, clove bud oil (eugenia caryophyllus)*, cinnamon leaf oil (cinnamomum zeylanicum)*, wintergreen oil (gaultheria procumbens)*, eucalyptus leaf oil (eucalyptus globulus)*, frankincense oil (boswellia carterii)*, coconut flour*, calcium phosphate

*Organic ingredient

What I like

Essential Oxygen has a three-step system called The Pristine Protocol that builds on the ten-year results of the BR | Organic Mouthwash. Essential Oxygen’s BR | Organic Toothpaste has the lowest abrasion level of any toothpaste on the market – it’s very gentle on your enamel and safe to use 3x daily. 

What I didn’t like

While this toothpaste is gentle, I felt like my teeth didn’t feel as clean using it. My breath didn’t seem as fresh either. I also don’t like how it doesn’t include hydroxyapatite. I wish that it had that ingredient in the formula for its teeth strengthening benefits.

Bite Toothpaste Bits
Bite Toothpaste Bits are great for on the go!

4. Bite Toothpaste Bits

About

Bite toothpaste bits contain nano-hydroxyapatite, proven to strengthen and restore our pearly whites. Bite doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, plastic, artificial flavoring, sulfates, parabens, and are 100% vegan and cruelty free.

Cost

$12 or subscribe and save 33% on a 4 month supply when purchased directly from Bite

$19.99 for a 2 pack on Amazon

Ingredients (mint flavor)

Erythritol · Xylitol · Calcium Carbonate · Natural Flavor (peppermint) · Hydroxyapatite (nano) · Sodium Bicarbonate · Guar Gum · Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate · Zinc Citrate · Silicon Dioxide · Menthol 

What I like

I like that it’s free of plastic and less messy than a regular tube of toothpaste, making it easy to take with you on the go. This really makes traveling a breeze! I love knowing I could just include a few of the bits in my toiletry bag and not have to bring a tube of toothpaste. My mouth felt clean and fresh after using too, my teeth felt so smooth. My hubs loved this toothpaste! He said he loved how clean and polished his teeth felt. I also love the small ingredient list.

What I don’t like

I don’t like that some of the Bite flavors contain fluoride. I wouldn’t want people thinking they can just grab any Bite toothpaste and it’s fluoride free. I didn’t love the texture at first of having pieces of the shell from the the bit in my mouth, however I got used it. It felt like chewing gum and having the outer shell crack in my mouth felt different. It’s ok now, but some people may not love that! Also, while Bite Toothpaste Bits do contain nano-hydroxyapatite, when I reached out to the brand for the exact percentage they stated that “We do not disclose the percentage of any ingredients in our product, however we can confirm that we chose an ideal percentage of nHap for consistent daily use.” So not a real specific answer.

David's Premium Natural Toothpaste
David’s Natural Toothpaste offers a variety of flavors.

5. Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

About

Davids premium natural toothpastes are whitening toothpastes, free of fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and sulfates, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial sweeteners. They are also vegan, not tested on animals, and use sustainable packaging.

Cost

Varies from $9.95 and there is also an option to subscribe and save.

$9.95 on Amazon and can save 5% with Subscribe and Save

Ingredients (peppermint flavor)

calcium carbonate (limestone abrasive), vegetable glycerin, purified water, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), xylitol (birch derived), hydrated silica, hydroxyapatite, sodium cocoyl glutamate, carrageenan (seaweed derived), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint oil), mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil, pimpinella anisum (anise) seed extract, gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) leaf oil, stevia (leaf extract).

What I like

Davids toothpastes are rated “1” by the Environmental Working Group (best rating possible) for ingredient safety. They are committed to using premium USA Origin ingredients for the highest quality possible and to support American jobs. I love how my mouth feels fresh after using David’s toothpaste. It feels like a traditional toothpastes in many ways. They offer a variety of flavors from charcoal, to peppermint, spearmint, citrus mint and strawberry watermelon for kids.

What I don’t like

Their toothpastes contain carrageenan. Which isn’t something I want to see in my products. Research has shown that our mouths absorb a lot of what we put in them and so it’s absorbing the toothpaste we use as well. When I consider how often I use toothpaste, the accumulative effect really adds up and makes me pass on this toothpaste in the future. Carrageenan in the research has shown considerable inflammation (7). Also, while I applaud them for using metal tubes and not plastic, I have found them to be hard to get product out of, especially towards the end. This is a complaint I’ve heard from others as well.

Dr. Brite Peppermint Toothpaste
Dr. Brite offers 3 adult toothpastes (Extreme Whitening, Healthy Gums and Anti Plaque) and 2 children’s toothpastes (Berrylicious and Strawberry).

6. Dr. Brite

About

Dr. Brite offers safe, effective solutions for the whole family, free from harmful chemicals. Founded by a cancer surgeon and dentist, who are also sisters, their mission is to provide toxin-free products, ensuring peace of mind and a brighter, healthier life for all. They offer quite the array of oral care products like toothpaste, mouthwash, oral health sprays, whitening kits plus kids toothpaste and mouthwash plus even more!

Cost

$11.99 when purchased directly from Dr. Brite (Subscribe and Save for 10% off)

$12.99 on Amazon (or 3 tubes for $29.99)

Ingredients (Extreme Whitening)

aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, vegetable glycerin (soy free), hydroxyapatite (mineral), hydrated silica (mineral), xylitol, calcium carbonate (mineral), organic cocos nucifera (coconut oil), mentha piperita (peppermint oil), mentha spicata (spearmint leaf oil), mentha arvensis (menthol crystals), potassium cocoate (from coconut oil), sodium cocoyl isethionate (from coconut oil), calcium ascorbate (vitamin c), melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree leaf oil), xanthan gum (thickener), stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange peel oil), citrus limon (lemon peel oil), azadirachta indica (neem extract), activated (coconut charcoal), illicium verum (anise extract), sodium chlorite

What I like

Dr. Brite’s toothpaste offers clean ingredients. Plus, it features the ingredient I want to see in my toothpaste- hydroxyapatite. And they even feature 10% hydroxyapatite that is naturally-derived and vegan. The minty fresh flavor was perfect for a refresh when I bushed my teeth. I also liked to see that Dr. Brite’s isn’t as spendy as other natural toothpastes.

What I don’t like

While Dr. Brite’s toothpaste does have 10% hydroxyapatite, I am unsure if it is micro or nano. I have an email into the brand to check on this.

Cali WhiteToothpaste
I did notice a brightness to my teeth after using Cali White toothpaste!

7. Cali White Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

About

Cali White provides teeth whitening formulas without hydrogen peroxide.They are infused with antiseptic and the remineralizing properties of Diatomaceous Earth, Tea Tree Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Xylitol and Organic Peppermint Oil. Cali White toothpastes are fluoride-free, SLS free, peroxide free, vegan, cruelty free and made in the USA. 

Ingredients

Purified Water (Distilled Water), Xylitol, Diatomite Diatomaceous Earth, Baking Soda, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Organic Peppermint Oil, Natural Flavors.

Cost

Pricing varies on Cali White website

$14.99 on Amazon and can save 10-15% with Subscribe and Save

What I like

They have various forms of whitening options from toothpaste to pens to strips to kits! Another is win is that their vitamin B12 infused whitening toothpaste contains the active form of B12, methylcobalamin. My teeth felt cleaning after using it and I did notice a brightness to them. I am excited to continue to use it to see even better results! I did ask about the natural flavors in the toothpaste listed at the bottom of their ingredient list. They said the natural flavor is the peppermint oil.

What I didn’t like

Since it is a charcoal toothpaste it is messy and can turn your toothbrush, and sink a grayish color. While I did use it consistently I didn’t notice a huge difference in my teeth looking whiter. I don’t love that they use natural flavors in their toothpaste. This can include so many things.

Auromere Toothpaste
Auromere Toothpaste has over 20 Ayurvedic herbal ingredients that promote good hygiene.

8. Auromere

About

Auromere is a gentle yet powerfully effective formula with Neem, Peelu, and over 20 additional Ayurvedic herbal ingredients known to promote optimum oral hygiene. Auromere is vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO, fluoride-free, alcohol-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners.

Ingredients (mint flavor)

Fine Chalk (a gentle cleanser), Glycerine (from vegetable oil), Water, Herbal extract blend: [Peelu (Salvadora persica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Indian Licorice root, Pomegranate rind, Common Jujube, Rose Apple, Clove, Persian Walnut, Barleria prionitis bark (Vajradanti), Indian Almond, Bedda nut, Asian Holly Oak, Prickly Ash, Zanthoxylum alatum, Sappan wood, Catechu, Bengal Madder, Acacia arabica bark (Babul), Sarsaparilla, Cinnamon, Medlar bark, Mayweed, Bishop’s weed (flower extract)], Silica, Sodium Coco Sulfate (from Indian coconut oil), Chondrus crispus (seaweed extract), Cellulose (plant) gum, Clove oil, Peppermint oil, Spearmint oil, Eucalyptus oil, Cinnamon bark oil, Menthol, Thymol, Anethol, Potassium Sorbate (Potassium salt), p Thymol (from Thyme oil).

Cost

$8.99 for a regular size toothpaste or $.85-$1.50 for sample sizes when purchased from Auromere

$13.99 on Amazon with 5% savings when you Subscribe and Save

What I like

I like that you can purchase sample sizes of Auromere’s toothpastes. It’s also worth noting that Auromere is owned and operated by a non-profit Integral Yoga ashram in Northern California.

What I don’t like

It’s not a deal breaker, but I would prefer not to have potassium sorbet, a chemical additive or preservative in my toothpaste. I was concerned about the fine chalk ingredient and the glycerin since it says it’s derived from vegetable oil. I did email Auromere and this is what they said: “The glycerin in the toothpaste comes from either rice bran oil or palm oil, depending upon availability. The fine chalk is also known as calcium carbonate and is an extra fine grade for less abrasivity.” I do like that they don’t use rapeseed oil in their glycerin.

Love that Himalaya Botanique leaves me with fresh minty breath.

9. Himalaya Botanique

About

Himalaya uses gentle ingredients without all the extras like Fluoride, Triclosan, SLS or gluten, and it still tastes and foams wonderfully. Himalaya is also vegan and cruelty free. It also combines Neem and Pomegranate for their cleansing and antioxidant properties

Cost

$6.99 on Amazon and when purchased directly from Himalaya

Ingredients

Water (aqua), Calcium Carbonate, Xylitol, Vegetable Glycerin (from vegetable oils), Silica, Lauryl Glucoside (from coconut oil), Stevia Rebaudiana (stevia) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Flavor (from essential oils and botanicals), Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate & Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from amino acids and vegetable oil), Menthol (from peppermint leaves)*, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Citrate, Thymol (from thyme leaf oil), Melia Azadirachta (neem) Leaf Extract*, Punica Granatum (pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Embelia Robes (vidanga) Fruit Extract*, Terminalia Bellerica (belleric myrobalan) Fruit Extract*, Phyllanthus Emblica (amla) Fruit Extract*, Terminalia Chebula (chebulic myrobalan) Fruit Extract*, Acacia Arabica (Indian gum arabic tree) Bark Extract*.

*Organic

What I like

Himalaya has been in business since 1930 and they offer not only oral care products but also personal care products as well as herbal supplements. I really like how this feels on the teeth and gives my mouth a fresh breath feeling.

What I don’t like

It contains vegetable glycerin from vegetable oils. The vegetable oils are sustainable palm oil and rapeseed oil(also known as canola oil). This is a big GMO crop and inflammatory. Not something I would want to be ingesting on the daily.

Designs For Health Prebiotic Silver Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste
Designs for Health toothpaste comes in lemon and spearmint flavors.

10. Designs For Health Prebiotic Silver Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste

About

Designs for Health is driven by a science-based mission, advocating for natural medicine and holistic wellness. With a commitment to research-driven products, they aim to transform healthcare through education and innovation. Established in 1989, they offer high-quality supplements and oral care products that prioritize efficacy and patient outcomes. Specifically their toothpastes includes silver, CoQ10, grape seed extract, and Dental-Lac™ probiotic, promoting oral health and microbial balance. It is also free of fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, or saccharin. It is also free of BPAs, parabens, synthetic colors, gluten, and synthetic sweeteners.

Ingredients (spearmint)

Glycerin, Water, Hydrated Silica, Hydroxyapatite, Coco-Betaine, Cellulose Gum, Xylitol, Xanthan Gum, Rebaudioside A, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Mentha spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Quillaja saponaria Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate, Maltodextrin, Ubiquinone, DentalLac (Lactobacillus Paracasei), Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Gardenia florida Extract, Purified Silver.

Cost

$12.72 when purchased directly from Designs for Health (save 5% with auto ship)

$13.99 (options to Subscribe and Save or purchase a 3 pack for savings)

What I like

I love that Designs for Health contains a particular probiotic that’s been proven to support healthy bacteria balance in the mouth. Plus it also has CoQ10 to support gum health and silver to support oral health. It also has hydroxyapatite. Beyond those stellar ingredients, I like the minty fresh flavor of the spearmint.

What I don’t like

I don’t like not knowing how much hydroxyapatite is in the toothpaste. You need 10% hydroxyapatite for the toothpaste to really be effective at remineralizing teeth. 

Dr. Jen Natural Remineralizing Toothpaste
This is my newest toothpaste fine- recommended by my biological dentist!

11. Dr. Jen Remineralizing Toothpaste

About

Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth, a distinguished dental professional, embarked on a mission to create a remineralizing toothpaste. With expertise from her orthodontic practice and background as an engineer, she developed a clinically proven formula for optimal dental health. Dr. Jen’s Fluoride-Free Remineralizing toothpaste fights decay, freshens breath, and whitens teeth with clean ingredients and 10% Nano-Hydroxyapatite.

Ingredients

Aqua, Calcium Carbonate (helps remove stains and whiten teeth), Xylitol, Glycerin (soothes and moisturizes, derived from coconut), Silica (polishes teeth), Nano-Hydroxyapatite (strengthens enamel), Potassium Cocoate (foams paste from coconut oil), Cellulose Gum (thickens paste), Natural Flavor, Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Oil, Black Cherry (provides powerful antioxidants and reduces inflammation), Papaya (provides powerful antioxidants), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (flavors from licorice root), Citric Acid (preserves naturally), Spirulina (provides powerful antioxidants and coloring).

Cost

$20.00 when purchased directly from Dr. Jen (Save with Subscribe and Save or purchase a bundle)

$21.99 on Amazon

What I like

The flavor of the toothpaste leaves my mouth feeling so fresh after using. It contains 10% nano-hydroxyapatite which is what you want for teeth remineralization plus it has clean ingredients overall. I like seeing a product created by a dentist who understands what the mouth needs. Their kids flavor strawberry is exceptional as well. Plus, this is my biological dentists top toothpaste recommendation. There is some controversy around nano-hydroxyapatite, however after researching it and speaking with Dr. Jen’s team I feel confident using it. Here is some research that dives into the safety of nano-hydroxyapatite. Dr. Jen’s only uses rod-shaped crystals which has been deemed safe by the European Commission after 7 years of studying it. All hydroxyapatite crystals are not created equally. The European Commission did a study regarding nHAp in toothpaste, and in 2023 they released their findings, announcing that as long as the crystal size is rod-shaped and the concentration is 10%, nHAp is safe to use in toothpaste.  Read more about it here.

What I don’t like

The price- It’s over $20 for a tube of toothpaste which is a lot.

Use code GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off your purchase !

Best Natural Kids Toothpaste Brands

I couldn’t skip out on the best toothpaste for kids. With 4 kids that means I get multiple opinions on the toothpaste we try. Here are three brands that stand out amongst the rest.

Wellnesse Children's Toothpaste
Wellnesse Children’s Toothpaste has a strawberry flavor – a great option for kids!

Wellnesse Children’s Toothpaste

Wellnesse is Katie Well’s (aka the Wellness Mama) company. Wellnesse children’s toothpaste contains remineralizing hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, bacteria fighting aloe vera without any parabens and is non-GMO and cruelty free.

Age

Safe for children of all ages

Flavor

Strawberry

Ingredients

Sorbitol, Calcium Carbonate, Purified Water, Xylitol, Silica, Hydroxyapatite, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract

My Kids’ Review

My kids really love this toothpaste!  The strawberry flavor won them over when they first tried it.   I never have to bribe them to brush their teeth!

Risewell Kids Toothpaste
My kids have been loving Risewell’s Kids Toothpaste!

RiseWell Kid’s Toothpaste

RiseWell Kids Toothpaste is the only one on the market that’s safe enough to eat. The reason? It’s made with Hydroxyapatite, which remineralizes teeth, without the risk of harm if accidentally ingested.

Age

2 years and up

Flavor

Cake Batter

Ingredients

Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Xylitol, Hydroxyapatite, Calcium Carbonate, Propanediol, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Potassium Cocoate, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Erythritol, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum

My Kids’ Review

They love it! They were excited to try a new toothpaste flavor and this one did not disappoint. They happily love brushing their teeth with it! 

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Dr. Jen’s Remineralizing Toothpaste For Kids

Dr. Jen’s fluoride-free toothpaste for kids stands out for its inclusion of clinically proven remineralizing ingredients like nano-hydroxyapatite. With a gentle formulation and a fun flavor, it encourages twice-daily use, offering science-backed oral care excellence tailored for young smiles.

Age

Safe for kids of all ages

Flavor

Strawberry

Ingredients

Aqua, Glycerin, Silica, Xylitol, Nano-Hydroxyapatite, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Calendula Extract

My Kids’ Review

This is the newest toothpaste I introduced to my kids too and they love it as well.  Anything strawberry is a winner for them. When they ran out of their first tube my little guy asked when we were getting more!

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What is the best overall natural toothpaste?

While all of the toothpastes on this list are much better options than conventional toothpastes in my opinion, Dr. Jen’s and Risewell are the best! They both have options for the entire family. They not only contain clean ingredients but those ingredients are also effective at cleaning teeth and promoting overall dental health.

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References

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  2. Amaechi, B.T., AbdulAzees, P.A., Alshareif, D.O. et al. Comparative efficacy of a hydroxyapatite and a fluoride toothpaste for prevention and remineralization of dental caries in children. BDJ Open 5, 18 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41405-019-0026-8
  3. Kasi SR, Özcan M, Feilzer AJ. Side effects of sodium lauryl sulfate applied in toothpastes: A scoping review. Am J Dent. 2022;35(2):84-88.
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Cheers, Suzi

Suzi

Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.

27 Comments

  1. Erika

    Hi Suzi,

    Great reviews of all the products. Really appreciate the information. What do you think of Dr. Brite products?

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    • Suzi

      Hi Erika,

      I actually think they’re great! I didn’t have time to test them out but I think their ingredients are great and I love that they’re including hydroxyapatite now!

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      • Erika L

        Thank for your reply. I think I might check them out. I appreciate your thoughts on them.

        Reply
  2. Abbi

    Hi ! Have you tried Wellnesse? They said that Glycerin shouldn’t be in a product with hydroxyapatite because the coating it leaves prevents the true remineralization for teeth. Now I’m wondering about this because all the toothpastes, especially RiseWell have Glycerin. Would love your thoughts on all that and if you will try Wellnesse or have already?

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Abbi,

      There is no clinical evidence of this, and in fact after you brush your teeth with RiseWell (and don’t rinse), you will feel the hydroxyapatite that remains on your teeth. In addition, studies show that with 2 minutes of brushing, hydroxyapatite is just as effective at protecting the teeth as fluoride. I have heard this over the years, but I think they are making it a bigger deal because they have a toothpaste to sell…;) That’s my opinion. I have tried their shampoo and conditioner and didn’t like them.

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      • Denise L Kalinowski

        Yes but what about Wellness toothpaste? Not their shampoo or conditioner.

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        • Becky Langner

          When we inquired to Wellnesse we found out that their hydroxyapatite is micro hydroxyapatite and only makes up about 5%. After talking with her biological dentist, Suzi looks for nano-hydroxyapatite that is 10% for most effectiveness. That being said prior to talking with her dentist she had tested the kids Wellnesse toothpaste with her kids and they did love it!

          Reply
  3. Donna

    What go you think of coral toothpaste

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Donna,

      I haven’t heard of it before- I’ll have to look into it.

      Reply
  4. Joyfa Kelly

    Hello I am trying to find a toothpaste that does not contain zorbitol, sorbitol sulfates or nitrates due to a dry mouth and burning tongue wondering if you can advise me of any brands I can use. I would greatly appreciate your help as I am at wits end Thank you in advance for your help

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Joyfa,

      I’m sorry! I think that Bite toothpaste may be ok and free from them as far as I can tell. Check them out.

      Reply
  5. Sarah

    Hi Suzi,

    Do you know of a natural toothpaste that is good for sensitive teeth?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Sarah,

      Risewell is great for even sensitive teeth! It doesn’t contain any fluoride or ingredients that might cause sensitivity.

      Reply
  6. Nova

    Hey Suzi,

    Thank you for the toothpaste recommendations! As a mama of 2 young kiddos I take what you’re saying seriously and that leads me to your Boka recommendation… I’m curious as to why you recommend Boka if it has a potential carcinogen and you don’t want to use it?

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Nova,

      I’m not necessarily recommending it- just sharing the top natural toothpaste brands and sharing the facts on ingredients. My goal of the blog is to inform consumers and they can make an informed decision from there. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Stacey

    Hello! I was set to try the RiseWell toothpaste but was dissuaded when I saw it contains erythritol. Any thoughts on its possible link to adverse cardiovascular events? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Stacey,

      I have not read about that. My naturopathic doctor even carries it as well.

      Reply
  8. Jessica

    Hi there! Just came across your blog looking for a safe toothpaste with n-HA. I love your evaluations of the toothpastes you listed as I was leaning towards Boka but then saw your note about the sodium benzoate. Have you by chance looked at Cocofloss? They make a toothpaste called Cocoshine. I’m interested in giving it a try and curious what your thoughts on the ingredients are? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Jessica,

      The ingredients look good in the Cocofloss toothpaste.

      Reply
  9. Jennifer

    Hi, so many of the options look amazing! I’m afraid to purchase a toothpaste with xylitol though, because it’s so toxic to dogs. I’m afraid that some might drop on the floor or my messy kids might leave a glob of toothpaste somewhere where my dog can get to it. Which is the best non-xylitol toothpaste out there? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Jennifer,

      I’m not sure I can recommend one right now that I’m aware of that’s xylitol free. I’ll share if I find one.

      Reply
      • Karen Rulifson

        Thank you so much for the details on natural toothpastes! Have you tried or looked at Dr Bronners toothpaste? I’m wondering what your thoughts are on that one. Thank you!

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        • Becky Langner

          Suzi has looked into Dr. Bronners. Unfortunately their glycerin is derived from soy. As someone who has suffered from hypothyroidism she doesn’t like to consume excessive amounts of soy since too much soy has been shown to cause adverse affects on the thyroid. Some may do just fine with this ingredient but it is one she chooses to avoid. Also, there is no hydroxyapatite, which is an ingredient she prefers to have in her toothpastes.

          Reply
  10. Susanna

    Thank you so much for this information! I do have a question – I have heard that nano hydroxyapatite can cross the blood brain barrier and should not be used. Have you come across this in your research or know if this is true at all?

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Susanna,

      I have not heard this. I think you can find a lot of research backing both sides when you dig into it.

      Reply
  11. Tiffani

    Hi! Thanks for pulling this together. Do you know what “natural flavor” is in Dr. Jen’s toothpaste? I generally avoid flavors since they are much like fragrances and can include thousands of undisclosed ingredients, but the appeal of a remineralizing toothpaste is great.

    Reply
    • Suzi

      Hi Tiffani, from my understanding it was essential oils, but I have a phone call this week with the brand and will double check and let you know.

      Reply

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