Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:55 pm
Back in a Dear SafeMama column someone had asked us for kids’ safe toothpaste recommendations. We realize that some people are in the fluoride camp and some are against it. Either way, finding a safe natural toothpaste can be a challenge especially if you’re trying to avoid sodium laureth sulfates and fluoride.
Safe Toothpaste For Kids
The Green Beaver Company has a line of natural toothpaste that is fluoride-free and completely natural.
They have a bevy of interesting flavors, which is key for me because natural toothpaste reminds me of dirt (Yes, I’m talking about YOU Tom’s of Maine) but this is definitely not the case with The Green Beaver Company.
Their flavors include:
- Cilantro Mint
- Green Apple
- Star Anise
- Frosty Mint
- Zesty Orange.
I tried Frosty Mint and Zesty Orange.
If you aren’t used to natural toothpaste it’s an adjustment no matter what. No natural toothpaste behaves the same way Crest does but they do still have the same desired effect.
The toothpaste suds factor is lower than traditional pastes, but the clean factor is not lacking. And they don’t taste like dirt!
The Frosty Mint is a nice minty flavor and cleans along with natural mineral whiteners such as Silica and calcium carbonate. They also add calcium ascorbate, which contributes to the normal development and maintenance of teeth and gums. The Zesty Orange is a nice departure from usual mint flavors and is totally invigorating.
With the lack of fluoride and all that other icky junk, these are safe for toddlers and children since they can safely swallow them without harm. (They should be supervised but still.)
Be sure to check out our Natural Toothpaste Cheat Sheet.
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