Do you ever wonder what chemicals are in your denture care products? Have you ever glanced at the ingredients list on your adhesive and read the name of a multi-syllable chemical that sounds like it belongs in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab? Do you worry about the safety of these ingredients? Natural and organic care products help to ease these worries, and provide safe and effective alternatives to the chemical-laden products that saturate the market today.
Unfortunately, it’s beyond difficult to find any organic denture adhesives. I feel like I’m searching for unicorns. They don’t seem to exist. What I did find were a few natural and more natural alternatives, so I’ve compiled a list of a few products that are doing the ingredients thing right. Enjoy.
NaturDent Denture Adhesive
NaturDent products promise no harsh chemicals, and extra strong and extra-long holding power. It uses pine resin as it’s adhesive, and provides 24-hour slip-proof security. Users seem to really enjoy this product, and even say that its grip is so good that it takes a little extra time to take off your dentures. Not the worst problem to have.
Ok, you got me. This product isn’t technically organic or all-natural, but it is promising. It contains no zinc, parabens, or petrolatum, and all petrochemicals have been replaced with organic extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant compounds, which make it a healthier alternative to many other denture paste brands. I think it could be worth a try.
NaturDent Cleansing Tablets
From the company that brought you the natural denture adhesive comes an all-natural denture cleanser. The cleanser comes in box of little tabs that you dissolve in lukewarm water. Because the company appears to be based out of Germany, you might have to order this one online. Find a link here.
M3 Naturals Dental Denture and Retainer Cleaner Tablets
M3 Naturals appears to have done their homework, and come fully certified with a couple of 100% Natural and 100% Bio Product seals of approval. This cleanser bubbles blue in tap water, and can clean dental appliances in as little as ten minutes. They also back their natural, vegan, cruelty-free products with a 60-day money back guarantee.
GoWoo Bamboo Toothbrush
GoWoo has a whole line of eco-friendly and organic products, so it’s no surprise that we’re in love with their super soft-bristled bamboo toothbrushes. They’re great for gently cleaning your dentures (and teeth!) while not having to worry about your eco footprint. You can also personalize the handle, and choose a variety of cool colors! Score one for planet Earth!