Vegan teeth whitening: which are the Best Options for You? Information is vegans' best ally. Here we will talk about the relationship between veganism and dental health, what are the toothpaste ingredients and why this hand fan of options we list here are the best funnel of the market offer.
Let`s see the list first before going deeper into each one.
Fluoride-free, SLS-free, with no dyes toothpaste. Hello to a new teeth brush ritual. Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Sensitivity is always welcome when it`s not dental. That one is really annoying. If you know what I`m talking about, check this. Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Focused on freshness, this option is for those who want an iced breath. Beware, Iceman! Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Not everything that shines is gold, sometimes is charcoal Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Peppermint kills germs with a fluoride partner. Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Clinically tested, this one has the Climate Pledge avail Buy on Amazon ★★★★★
Whitening pen for overnight routine. Legend tells it removes 12 years of stain in just one week. Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Natural fluoride-free & cheap, all we want to. Buy on Amazon ★★★★★
Magic powder for you to laugh louder. Natural + Peroxide-free Buy on Amazon ★★★★☆
Now, relax your smile we are getting a little bit technical one by one. (You can keep on smiling with the eyes).
We've become fierce readers. No label can flee from our sharp eyes. And that is great! For those who can stand long minutes arguing which product is safe and convenient to buy or not, for those who consume consciously, for you, here there is a hand fan of options.
Particularly, this first one from the Hello brand comes with a lot of freedom!
Fluoride Free + Peroxide Free + Dyes Free + Artificial Flavors and Sweeteners Free + Parabens, SLS, Microbeads, Triclosan and Gluten: Free.
Wow. When we see a list like this, it is difficult to think that we used to consume a lot of products with such ingredients. But, information came to stay, and we are thankful.
Now, we can ask for better packaging!
The first thing we have to say is that Fluoride is not such a villain. But it either isn`t a saint. Fluoride is a naturally- occurring mineral we can find in seawater and a lot of food, such as spinach, grapes, wine, and raisins. Dentists love fluoride, they are like Smeagol with the ring. Why? Because it has some strong properties and makes our enamel as resistant as valyrian steel, or sort of.
We are commonly exposed to different amounts of fluoride since the public water supply is treated with it. (I did not know that, and it surprised me). So, if it is already in water sources and in a lot of food, is it necessary to keep consuming it? As with every excess, it can be harmful to our health, causing dental fluorosis and thyroid problems, to say a few. (It is not recommendable to expose toddlers too much to fluoride)
Conclusion: Keep an eye on this, and get yourself informed. Each body is different, and everybody has different diets and routines, so make your choice considering what is best for you and ideally with the appropriate information.
Yes, it is, but keep it away from my teeth, please. In that case, is really annoying and painful. For those who suffer from it, Hello made a specially thought sensitivity relief toothpaste. The only thing is that it does has fluoride. I know we`ve just said that we don`t want it in our toothpaste, but there are some considerations. Keep reading to discover them.
A vegan diet needs a lot of information and, of course, adaptation. During our all life, we`ve been feeding our bodies with meat and dairy products. So when we think of eliminating them once and for all, is better to be prepared. That means we need to know how to supplement according to our necessities and be behind soft with ourselves in the process.
Some studios show that vegans tend to have more dental problems since their diet has some nutrients deficiency, such as calcium, vitamin D, and amino acids. So, going to a nutrition specialist could be the better way to learn how to organize an equilibrated diet considering if we do sports, we are breastfeeding, or we have a particular health condition.
We`ve already deployed the fluoride debate, but we didn't clear on which are replacements Hello uses: xylitol, a sweetener that’s derived from non-genetically engineered corn. In addition to its sweetness, helps prevent cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to your pearly whites. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet, but in a good way (Hello).
But what may work with some people may not work with others. So, this option is for those who need this fluoride exposure.
Close your eyes... (once you stop reading, of course) Close your eyes, breathe, count to 8, and then when you open your eyes again, you will see a full mint field and the rising sun embracing the freshness of the early morning. You will kneel down, take a little mint bouquet and smell it. Fresh air, natural environment, peace. Now everything goes to white, a bright. Bright light takes over, and when you open your eyes again, that brightness comes from your smile. You were in front of the mirror all this time.
Well, I like to give everything a little surrealistic touch, but that is what happens when we smell some pleasant scents. We can travel across the smell, which may happen to you with this farm-grown mint toothpaste.
As we´ve been saying, what makes our teeth white are the abrasive ingredients that scrub the teeth' stains, like fluoride and peroxide. We´ve already highlighted the fluoride issue, but now, peroxide: what is it? Scientifically, is a chemical compound formed by H ₂O ₂ that is used because of its antiseptic properties. However, is not harmful when it´s used moderately. But, it can increase sensitivity as a side effect.
Non-peroxide Toothpaste is as effective as the ones that include it. Real whitening is achieved by dental treatment, and it will depend on the kind of alimentation we have. Wines, coffee, high sugared foods may stain our smile.
Activated charcoal is becoming very famous. Why? Because it has a wonderful absorption capacity. It is used in hospitals to save intoxicated people. Toxins are absorbed by charcoal which isn´t digested, so it remains till is expelled in human waste.
Activated charcoal is made from carbon-rich materials passed over a heating process. These materials can be coconut shells, sawdust, wood waste, or bamboo. Activated charcoals have a lot of uses in different fields, but toothpaste is a great fluoride replacement.
Ok, regardless of what everybody says about anything, any item on the internet is always better if you ask your doctor and analyze what is better for you. Don´t take your health lightly.
Don´t miss the opportunity to brush your teeth with this toothpaste and make the nearest person believe that you have become The Penguin (of Batman).
If you are wondering... does toothpaste make your teeth white while having charcoal? Well. At first, no. You will have an exotic, obscure smile, it is really funny since this challenges our logic.
Try it yourself; take that selfie with your charcoal smile!
Mouthwashes are a good hygiene routine when you are in a rush; they prevent infections and keep your mouth clean. I like this combo, I think it´s affordable and comes with toothpaste (2) included.
Vegan toothpaste whitening is a picky process, but there are a lot of options; as you can see, finding which are the best options for you will depend on your preferences or needs, also of your dental health. Some people don´t need to complement with mouthwashes, but in my case, I love to use them because it keeps my mouth free of sores.
Mouth health is also a leave health reflection. Our alimentation is the first way to prevent mouth affections or dental decay. Sometimes there are other medical factors, so I always recommend going to your dentist and reading a lot, so you can choose with a legit base and ask your doctor whatever you need.
This option is good for those days when we drink a lot of wine or coffee, and we need to do a deeper cleaning. These strips are famous for preventing stains while being non-toxic. But, what I don´t like is that every strip, of course, comes in a single plastic bag, which means a lot of waste. I recycle them, but you know, the better trash is the one that is not produced.
I have to admit that I love this brand marketing and the communication angle because it emphasizes the natural microbiome of our mouth. That is REAL hygiene.
But I have to admit, too, that I don´t like it has the Climate Pledge Friendly certification because of its smart design ( waterless technology, less packaging, etc.), but it still produces a lot of waste. So, I find myself in a contradiction.
Even so, I like this product, I think it is a good option if you are looking for a vegan whitening product.
As you can see, I´m very picky with the packaging thing. Sorry, I´m not sorry. Because this is a really important issue. But, ok, let´s imagine that will be solved and focus on the product itself.
It is really easy to use, a specifically whitening ritual that works overnight. The stain remover works while you are sleeping. Once you wake up, brush your teeth as always, and it's done!
It is recommendable not to drink or eat after the treatment.
Oh, oh, oh, it´s (not) magic, you know. Every product has to be used aligned with another proper habit and care in order to have quick and good results. By having this in mind, you can test yourself on the treatment and decide if it does work for you or not. Remember what I´ve said about alimentation. That is a determinant factor in this field.
The most responsible way of buying and using a product is by being really conscious about how we are going to use it and if we are really committed to playing our part in making our teeth thrive, in this case. That will prevent to produce more waste for nothing. Ok, but Why so serious?
Smile, vegan teeth whitening is now a reality, and we can choose the best option for us and the planet.
Tom´s of Maine is the classic: cheap and vegan. The best vegan teeth whitening option to start. I like that they are working on recyclable designs.
It is made to prevent tartar build-up, and give us a fresh breath.
I´ve been researching a little bit about the environmentally supportive actions they say they do. And it surprised me to know that they helped to remove an Old Papermill Dam in the Connecticut River. I liked that, and I hope this can be taken as an example.
Consistency is fundamental in environmental issues. Without it, nothing has sense.
So, I like this option, although it still has SLS. We already know it could be harmful to some people, but some others prefer toothpaste that includes it. It´s on you.
A Wow Smile is what you´ll get with this. You already know how activated charcoal works.
The only thing I have to add is that better if we alternate the usage. Is not recommendable to use this long by the compounds and the abrasive action it has. As with everything, better if you keep an eye on how it is working with you (and consult your dentist first).
As you can see in the product description in the attached link, this product is made with Natural Ingredients
Bentonite, not Kryptonite. You won´t lose your powers.
Bentonite is an absorbent swelling clay known for its antibacterial properties raising the mouth's PH and keeping your dental health neat and fresh. The best part is that it´s not abrasive; it is a smooth way to remove stains and bacteria from your teeth.
Ok, we´ve arrived at the end. I hope you have found the ideal vegan teeth-whitening toothpaste for you. It will be nice to hear from you and your experiences.
Oh, remember my Sustainable Warrior Score is always based on having a Zero Waste hygiene routine. We can afford that, it´s really easy when we see there are a lot of eco-options.
Go for it, Penguin, and don´t forget to spit near the drain!