4 Animal-Free Oral Care Products for Every Vegan
You know the importance of good oral care. A regular oral routine became habitual (hopefully) from your very first tooth. I'm sure that you brush your teeth regularly, floss daily, and absolutely are on top of your dentist appointments.
However, it can be difficult to find animal-free oral care products. Beeswax and glycerin often sneak their way into floss and toothpaste. Some brands of floss even contain the same compounds as Teflon on non-stick pans! Vegans abstain from products that rely on animal testing, which includes most plastic toothbrushes.
Luckily, VeganMed has found the solution! Our team (all with bright, shiny smiles) have done the research and found animal-free products! Here are some of our favorite oral care products.
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Dagua Eco Friendly Toothbrush
We LOVE Dagua's toothbrushes! These bamboo toothbrushes are environmentally friendly. Unlike plastic, they are bio-degradable. Bamboo is also the fastest-growing plant that can be used to reforest an area. That means that bamboo farming is more sustainable than other wood, such as oak and maple. According to Core 77, "Unlike trees which need to be cut down, bamboo can be harvested without damaging the original plant, and it then regenerates in three to five years. None of this waiting-around-for-30-years for your reforestation project to kick in." On top of that, bamboo generates 35% more oxygen than comparable trees. That's a pretty great reason to switch to a bamboo toothbrush!
Dagua is also one of our newest additions to the Certified Animal-Free family! We love their products and are excited to continue to partner with them!
Fresh Labs Dental Floss
We get it! It's important to floss daily! However, it is difficult to find dental floss without beeswax. Luckily, Fresh Labs has it covered! This floss is biodegradable, using candelilla wax and ginger extract for a smooth, fresh flossing process. This floss even goes the next step by including a refillable, glass container. Now you can be both vegan AND environmentally friendly!
Listerine Tooth Sensitivity Relief Mouthwash
"Wait," I can hear you saying, "Listerine is vegan?" Not all Listerine products are animal-free, but this one is! Listerine's Sensitivity Mouthwash is perfect for those with sensitive teeth. On top of that, it doesn't include alcohol in its ingredients.
Unlike many oral care sensitivity products that numb the nerve, Listerine Sensitivity mouthwash with Crystal Block Technology works differently by physically blocking 97% of dentin tubules in just six rinses, treating tooth sensitivity at its source.
Lumineux Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
What's left to complete your routine? ...toothpaste! However, it can be hard to find toothpaste without that pesky animal-derived ingredient, glycerin. Luckily, Lumineux is a great option for a toothpaste that tastes great, is animal-free, AND works well! Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, Lumineux’s Founder and CEO, puts it perfectly, saying, “You shouldn’t have to choose between a product that’s good for you, and a product that actually works.”
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