What is Organic Toothpaste?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Blogs | 3 comments

The organic food and product market has exponentially grown in the past decade.  Currently, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that produces everything from organic vegetables to organic makeup products.  So what exactly does “organic” even mean?  The label “organic” has to do with how a product is either grown or processed.  All organic products undergo minimal processing and do not have any artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation.  In order to be certified as such, organic products undergo stringent inspection and must have a high level of quality while meeting organic standards.  Organic toothpastes and mouthwashes are a great alternative to commercial products and can also meet all your oral health needs.

One of the biggest reasons people switch over to organic oral care products from commercial oral care products is to avoid artificial chemicals and additives.  Specifically, all-natural organic toothpastes do not contain added chemicals, dyes, sweeteners, and flavorings.  Furthermore, they are cruelty-free and are never tested on animals.

There are several benefits to using organic oral care products.  Organic toothpastes utilize many essential oils as primary ingredients.  Mint is a common essential oil derived from mint leaves that has anti-bacterial properties.  In contrast, most non-organic toothpastes achieve that minty fresh taste using synthetic flavoring instead.  Witch hazel extract is another common essential oil found in organic toothpastes.  This extract has been shown to have healing properties that can help prevent infections and thus, can alleviate some symptoms of bleeding gums or other minor gum abrasions.

Organic toothpastes are easily found and widely available in the United states.  They are most often found in health food stores like Whole Foods and can sometimes even be found in local drugstores.  The following are some popular organic toothpaste brands with great reviews:

Nature’s Gate 

 

Tom’s of Maine 

 

JASON 

 

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Sources:

http://www.ota.com/organic/mt/business.html

http://www.ota.com/organic/faq.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/160101-what-are-the-benefits-of-natural-toothpaste/

http://frmeital.hubpages.com/hub/4-Good-Reasons-to-Start-Using-Organic-Toothpaste

http://www.organics.org/best-natural-and-fluoride-free-toothpaste/

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