I visit the dentist for checkups three times a year (more than the average), floss even though it hurts like hell, and use one of those fancy electric toothbrushes by Philips Sonicare. (It’s so worth the investment!) But after getting the side-eye from my vegan boyfriend for my non-vegan toothpaste choices, I’ve finally found a product that cleans my teeth and tastes pretty darn good.
A lot of thought went into creating hello toothpaste. hello’s products are free of synthetic dyes, parabens, microbeads, and preservatives, and are formulated with aloe, hydrated silica, vegetable glycerin, and purified water. The smooth texture and sweet taste come courtesy of the sugar substitute sorbitol. Erythritol, which has been found effective in cavity prevention, is also added.
Aside from all the good stuff in this vegan toothpaste, I love that it comes sealed inside crinkle-free tubes that are colorful yet chic enough to stand out on my cluttered bathroom sink.
With all the spaghetti and white-wine nights I have at home, my teeth have seen brighter days. However, since using the hello Fluoride Free Whitening Toothpaste ($5) for the past three weeks, I’ve noticed that my pearlescent smile is resurfacing.
The actual act of brushing my teeth is far from the gritty, tasteless experience I’ve had with one very popular grocery store brand. The sweet mint flavor isn’t overwhelming but boasts the right amount of freshness. Bonus: My vegan boyfriend likes it too!
So if you’re thinking about trying out vegan toothpaste, I suggest starting with hello.
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