The Clean Toothpaste Face-Off
There are many reasons not to use conventional toothpaste, from serious toxins and major detergents to the fact that any dermatologist will tell you, it’s an incredibly common irritant/allergen. (If you ever get a mysterious rash around your mouth, switch toothpaste before panicking.)
The debate over flouride notwithstanding (some clean toothpastes include it, others don’t), these four formulas have beauty benefits beyond the obvious gets-your-teeth-clean basics.
Most Intense Breath-Freshening
Sea Fresh from Jason Toothpaste, $4.89
Blue-green algae, spearmint, and parsley somehow combine for ultimate instant breath improvement.
Tom’s of Maine Simply White Toothpaste, $4.29
Polishes your teeth without bleach, and is the only clean toothpaste to carry the ADA seal. The spearmint is also super-fresh.
Dr. Bronner’s Toothpaste, $6.49
Chicly, perfectly, plainly brilliant in practically any bathroom, from hyper-modern to traditional.
Weleda Salt Toothpaste, $8
Clean in every sense of the word, Weleda isn’t just green, isn’t just organic, but is fully biodynamic. Salt—it whitens, it disinfects, it discourages plaque—plus baking soda and blackthorn extract create an old-school yet effective concoction.