You want the best for your child and when it comes to toothpaste there are so many options deciding which to use can be overwhelming. We’ve already picked what we think are the top five best kids’ toothpastes, but in this article we’ll look at four more natural toothpastes and two natural and organic toothpastes.
Not all of the natural toothpastes we will discuss in this article are organic, but they all have their own benefits and are great options for keeping your child’s teeth naturally clean, white, and healthy.
Why Natural Toothpaste?
Natural Toothpaste May Be the Best Option for Your Kids
Natural toothpastes are made without chemicals, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. If you’re worried about what your child is swallowing when they aren’t good at spitting after they brush their teeth, you might consider natural toothpastes so you know anything they might swallow is safe. You can also find natural toothpastes that do contain fluoride if you want your child to keep using a natural variety when they know to always spit.
Natural toothpastes usually avoid using SLS, a foaming component that can cause mouth irritation, parabens, a preservative, and artificial colors and flavors. Because of these omissions, natural toothpaste tends to look, taste, and feel a little different but if you find the right one it can be just as effective and might be the perfect choice for your child’s dental health.
In the top five kids’ toothpastes article we talked about:
- Toms’ of Maine - natural toothpaste both with and without fluoride
- Weleda - natural tooth gel designed for young teeth
- Burt’s Bees - natural toothpaste both with and without fluoride
- Hello Products - natural and organic toothpaste both with and without fluoride
Now here are six more great options for natural and organic toothpaste.
Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste
Jack N’ Jill natural toothpaste for kids and babies is made without SLS, parabens, colors, sugar, or other artificial preservatives. It also does not contain fluoride, which is important if your child does not know how to spit after brushing yet. Jack N’ Jill’s toothpaste is safe for your child if swallowed.
Jack N’ Jill toothpaste comes in lots of fun flavors and they also have a flavor free option. Their products are made from recycled and natural materials, like corn starch and bamboo instead of plastic.
Earth’s Best toothpaste is designed for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Their toothpaste is fluoride free and safe if swallowed. It’s made with natural flavors and contains calcium lactate, which helps support strong teeth. This toothpaste comes in a yummy strawberry and banana flavor sure to please your kids.
RiseWell explains that their signature ingredient is hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring mineral. Hydroxyapatite coats teeth and strengthens them. It even remineralizes as your child’s teeth grow, meaning it continues to be effective.
RiseWell toothpaste for kids is safe if swallowed, 100% natural and safe, developed by dentists, and free of fluoride, SLS, sulfates, parabens, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Their website includes a description of all the ingredients that are in their toothpaste so you know exactly what your kids are putting in their mouths. Lastly (and maybe most importantly from your child’s point of view) RiseWell kids toothpaste is cake batter flavored.
Poofy Organics is certified USDA organic. They make their kids’ toothpaste out of distilled water, organic arrowroot powder, organic glycerin (soybean, maize or mustard), organic erythritol, bentonite clay, and organic cherry flavor oil made from organic sunflower oil and natural flavors. They also provide explanations for each ingredient on their website.
Poofy Organics does say this toothpaste takes some getting used to, mainly in terms of texture, but comes in a cherry flavor that reviewers say their children love.
Earthpaste is intended to be toothpaste safe for the whole family. Earthpaste has only a few ingredients, purified water, bentonite Clay, xylitol, sea salt, and essential oils. Their flavor options come from the essential oils--wintergreen, tea tree oil, menthol, lemon, lemon verbena, tangerine, lime, peppermint, spearmint, and cinnamon. Not only is Earthpaste fluoride free, but they explain that all of their ingredients have been used in other forms to support healthy systems.
RADIUS is also certified USDA organic. They explain all their ingredients on their website and their toothpaste does not contain any chemicals, pesticides, GMOs, glutens, fluoride, saccharin, SLS, SLES, carrageenan, parabens, detergents, or synthetics. This toothpaste uses organic rice powder to polish teeth.
RADIUS says their toothpastes look and feel a bit different than regular toothpaste because they don’t include any dyes and have a thinner texture. Although they don’t use SLS, this toothpaste does create a slight natural foam during use. RADIUS sells a paste, in mint aloe neem, ginger citrus, and coconut banana, and a gel, in matcha mint, clove cardamom, and dragon fruit. Coconut banana and dragon fruit are the ones intended for kids.
There are plenty of options out there for a natural and organic toothpaste for kids. Explore these varieties and talk to your dentist about the best possible toothpaste for your child.