Dr. Brite Vegan and Organic Oral Care Review
I’ve been using all-natural, vegan toothpaste now for years. The thought of putting chemical laden goop, filled with artificial dyes and sweeteners in mah mouth, literally makes my soul cringe. I am always on the lookout for new (or new-to-me) clean, vegan oral care products, and I was stoked to recently receive Dr. Brite‘s line of organic, non-toxic, and gluten-free oral care goodies.
I’m always a bit skeptical trying out all-natural toothpaste because so many of them are hella messy (black activated charcoal, I love ya, but damn, you stain all my light colored clothes – and sink!) or they’re super slick/greasy because they’re heavily coconut oil based.
I gotta say, Dr. Brite is kind of killin’ it in the #winning department! Let’s take a closer look:
Vitamin-C Infused Whitening Toothpaste, $9 – Dr. Brite’s whitening toothpaste is fluoride-free (yassss!!!) and uses all-natural ingredients to fight off gingival disease-causing bacteria without chemicals that dry your mouth (SLS), cause cavities (Sorbitol), or increase the possibility of getting cancer (Titanium Dioxide). It’s infused with Vitamin-C to help improve gum health and reduce gum inflammation, too. It also contains organic coconut oil, green tea extract, activated bamboo white charcoal (i.e. the non-staining kind, holla!), menthol and spearmint extract. It’s sweetened with stevia, and it actually tastes really good. Like, really, really good! It has a soft, sweet mint flavor, which kind of reminds me of after dinner mints (← pssst, can someone puh-lease make a vegan version of these!?!). Anyhoo, the texture is spot on, it foams (sans SLS), and I think it’s reasonably priced. Heads up: The paste does tend to separate and look a little liquidy – just be sure to give it a good shake in the tube before slathering it on your toothbrush.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Glycerin*, Hydrated Silica (Mineral), Calcium Carbonate (Mineral), Cellulose Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Organic Green Tea Extract*, Kaolin Clay (Mineral), Organic Xylitol*, Organic Coconut Oil*, Activated White Charcoal (Binchotan), Coco Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Organic Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Flavor Extract*, Menthol, Organic Stevia* (*Certified Organic Ingredients).