Vegan Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Floss for Cruelty-Free Smiles

Shes' brushing her teeth with vegan toothpaste for a cruelty-free smile!You may be asking yourself, “Why does vegan toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss exist?”

Did you know that many dental products are cruelly tested on animals? Some even contain animal byproducts.

Because of this, many vegans and animal-rights activists opt to only use cruelty-free products.

But finding a cruelty-free vegan toothpaste and other personal hygiene products can be difficult.

Thankfully, many online retailers, like Amazon, carry various cruelty-free vegan dental care products that aren’t readily available in stores.

Here’s a quick guide to cruelty-free dental hygiene to keep your smile bright and healthy.

Animal Testing in the Oral Hygiene Industry

What do Aquafresh, Colgate, Crest, Aim, and Sensodyne have in common (besides being brands of toothpaste)?

They’re not vegan because their products are tested on animals.1

But wait, isn’t Colgate vegan because they don’t test on animals anymore?

Not 100%. Currently, Colgate assesses the safety of 99% of it products by using non-animal alternatives and available ingredient databases, but it still conducts animal testing where non-animal testing isn’t available.2

Therefore, although Colgate is taking a step in the right direction, their products are still not completely vegan.

Dr. Bronner Peppermin ToothpasteJASON Powersmile ToothpasteNature's Gate ToothpasteDesert Essence Toothpaste

Cruelty-Free Vegan Toothpaste Brands

Below is a list of vegan toothpaste products that are 100% free from animal testing and animal byproducts (and many harmful ingredients).

Brand Flavors Info Price
Uncle Harry’s Peppermint
Spearmint
Cinnamon
Anise
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Glycerin Free
Gluten Free
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Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint
Cinnamon
Anise
Fluoride Free
No Artificial Colors,
Flavors,
Sweeteners,
Preservatives
Non-GMO Certified
NSF Certified
Fair Trade Certified
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JASON Peppermint
Spearmint
Cinnamon Mint
Orange CinnaMint
Vanilla Mint
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Saccharin Free
Perservative Free
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Dessert Essence Mint
Cool Mint
Wintergreen
Ginger
Gluten Free
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Whitening
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Nature’s Gate Cool Mint
Herbal Mint
Peppermint
Wintergreen
Anise
Cherry
Fluoride Free
Perservative Free
No Articifical Colors,
Sweeteners
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VITA-MYR Original
Orange
Herbal Zinc+
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Saccharin Free
Sugar Free
Gluten Free
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Hello Oral Care Supermint
Mojito Mint
Peach Mango Mint
Watermelon
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
BPA Free
Gluten Free
No Atrificial Dyes,
Sweeteners,
Flavors,
Parabens
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Davids Natural Peppermint Whitening
Antiplaque
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Sulfate Free
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Organique Neem &
Pomegranate
Gluten Free
Fluoride Free
SLS Free
Saccharin Free
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Simply Sooney Regular
Peppermint
Orange
Baking Soda
Sensitivity
non-GMO
Fluoride Free
Glycerin Free
Sorbitol Free
SLS/SDS Free
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Please note that Tom’s of Maine toothpaste was not included on this list because they have been owned by Colgate-Palmolive since 2006 and Colgate-Palmolive still tests on animals as mentioned previously.3 4

Vegan Mouthwash Products

TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral RinseFor the most part, ingredient-wise most mouthwashes are vegan.

However, many of the popular brand-name mouthwashes are owned by companies that test their products on animals.

In order to avoid any link to animal testing and cruelty, please use the list of vegan mouthwash products below as they are all free from animal testing and byproducts.

Brand Flavors Info Price
TheraBreath Mild Mint
Icy Mint
Extra Strength
Gluten Free
Kosher
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Desert Essence Ultra Care Mint
Whitening Mint
Spearmint
Gluten Free
SLS Free
Paraben Free
Perservative Free
Alcohol Free
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Eco-Dent Clean Mint
Original Mint
Dazzling Mint
Fresh Mint
Cool Cinnamon
SLS Free
Alcohol Free
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Nature’s Answer Wintermint
Cool Mint
Cinnamint
Alcohol Free
SLS Free
Fluoride Free
Gluten Free
Soy Free
Perservative Free
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Vegan Floss Products

RADIUS Xylitol Mint Vegan FlossDid you know that most dental flosses aren’t vegan?

They may not be vegan on two separate levels.

Firstly, from an animal-cruelty level, many dental care products are tested on animals, and it’s important not to overlook floss during testing.

Secondly, from an ingredient-based level, many brands of dental floss are coated with beeswax, which isn’t considered vegan because it’s made by exploiting honey bees.5

Thankfully, many vegan floss alternatives exist today for cruelty-free flossing. Take a look at the chart below to find the right one for you.

Brand Flavors Info Price
RADIUS Mint
Cranberry
Gluten Free
Paraben Free
non-GMO
No Artificial Colors,
Sweeteners,
Perservatives,
Phthalates
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Eco-Dent Mint
Cinnamon
No Beeswax
No Mineral Wax
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Note: Desert Essence dental floss was excluded from this list because although they do not test on animals, they do wax their floss with beeswax, making it non-vegan.6

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Floss for Cruelty-Free Smiles

  1. Thanks a bunch for including my tooth powder on your list! I really appreciate it! Let me know if you would like to host a giveaway for your readers!

  2. Great post! Prior to this article I thought that RADIUS was the only company making vegan-friendly floss…and it’s nice to see there’s an alternative that makes floss that’s only vegan, as RADIUS makes some silk-based floss. Thanks for sharing this information!

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