These days, organic alternatives to popular products are everywhere. We have organic food, organic clothes, and our personal favorite: organic toothpaste! Organic toothpaste is rising in popularity as more and more people learn about the benefits of choosing organic options. To help you decide if organic toothpaste is the right choice for you and your family, our team at Mission Hills Family Dental has put together the following information on the qualities of organic toothpaste.
What Is Organic Toothpaste?
Organic toothpastes are made from all natural ingredients. These naturally occurring breath fresheners and teeth cleaners usually include peppermint and spearmint oil, which is naturally antibacterial. Other ingredients often include baking soda, aloe vera, coconut oil, and other natural oils that fight bad breath and kill germs. Unlike conventional toothpaste, organic toothpastes do not include any artificial chemicals or detergents. The benefit of organic toothpaste is that it can deliver clean, healthy teeth without relying on any unnatural chemicals.
Does Organic Toothpaste Deliver the Same Clean?
You may be surprised to learn that your toothpaste doesn’t actually clean your teeth. Instead, the physical act of brushing your teeth and scrubbing away any leftover food particles is what cleans them. Your toothpaste fights bad bacteria responsible for bad breath, gum disease, and cavities. Organic toothpastes rely on natural ingredients to do the job, while conventional toothpaste uses fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, and saccharin to fight bacteria and germs.
Are the Chemicals in Conventional Toothpaste Harmful?
Even though folks may prefer natural ingredients over chemicals, the chemicals found in toothpaste are perfectly safe at the right dosage. Both products will effectively clean your teeth if used properly — just be sure you’re brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time.
To ask our team any questions about organic toothpaste or to schedule your next appointment, contact our office today!