Natural Toothpaste: The Best Natural Toothpaste of 2021
Let’s be honest: We tend to put our oral health at the bottom of our New Year’s Resolution List (if they even make it at all). Why change up our toothpaste game when we can splurge on the new eco-friendly biodegradable yoga mat everyone is raging about? Or that new compost bin that’s made of recycled water bottles?
Think of it this way: Toothpaste is something we go through rather quickly—the World Health Organization recommends a yearly use of six tubes of toothpaste of 170g each and four toothbrushes per individual.
That all adds up — More than 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are discarded each year.
We use toothpaste every day, multiple times per day. If we want to be healthier and more sustainable in our everyday lives, upgrading to natural and environmentally friendly toothpaste is one of the simplest ways to do it.
Many brands claim to be committed to sourcing healthy and natural ingredients to keep our teeth clean. But if you take a deeper look, these products often still rely on plastic packaging or shipping materials, and leverage shipping practices that contribute to our emissions of greenhouse gases.
That’s where Bite Toothpaste comes in.
Bite Toothpaste is taking 2021 by storm because of its natural ingredients and highly sustainable packaging. Our products limit waste and promote a more sustainable lifestyle while using only the best natural ingredients. With three delicious flavors–mint, charcoal, and berry–there’s Bite Toothpaste Bits for everyone.
We want to put only the best stuff into our bodies. That’s why Bite Toothpaste uses safe, 100% gluten-free ingredients with no harsh chemicals. Each ingredient plays an important role in keeping your smile bright, white, and feeling great because we don’t believe in unnecessary extras like additives and preservatives.
Didn’t someone once say, “Less is more?” The fewer sulfates and parabens in our mouths, the more our bodies will love us. Just our humble opinion!
Bite’s Sustainability Mission
Bite’s primary mission is to reduce plastic waste and our carbon footprint–we’re dedicated to being 100% plastic-free. Our products are packaged in highly sustainable and recyclable materials, including glass jars with aluminum lids.
We don’t use plastic in any of our packaging or shipping materials. Unlike plastic containers, glass jars are infinitely recyclable and break down into sand at the end of their life. Our jars are meant to be reused and refilled, but it’s nice to know that if you ever stop using your jar for any reason, it will break down. We even use recycled envelopes with newspaper padding to make our shipping packaging 100% compostable and recyclable.
With a Bite Toothpaste Bits subscription, we’ll send you product refills every four months in plastic-free, biodegradable packaging. We also ship our products using existing postal routes to reduce our carbon footprint instead of sending that giant delivery truck to your house to drop off one tiny box. We prefer the road more traveled.
Our mission is to make sure every product we sell is 100% recyclable and compostable. We don’t want to add to the negative effect that plastic has caused on our environment. By using Bite products, you can feel good knowing that you are helping prevent even more plastic from being created and polluting our planet.
All Bite products use ingredients that are 100% vegan, free of palm oil, fluoride-free, and gluten-free, meaning that they are great for people with dietary sensitivities. Bite Toothpaste Bits are naturally flavored to achieve their tastiness. Best of all, we don’t use harsh chemicals such as SLS.
The ingredients we use for our Toothpaste Bits are the best in the business:
- Erythritol is a type of carbohydrate used as a sugar substitute because it adds sweetness
- Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol used to reduce cavity-causing bacteria
- Calcium Carbonate is a mild abrasive that helps clean teeth
- Hydroxyapatite (nano) fights sensitivity and remineralizes your enamel
- Sodium Bicarbonate helps to balance the PH levels within the mouth
- Guar Gum helps to keep the Bits stuck together
- Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate makes toothpaste foam up while you brush
- Zinc Citrate helps freshen breath and reduce odor
- Silicon Dioxide: This is a more abrasive additive used to remove stains on the surface of the teeth
That’s it aside from our natural flavoring, which we get into below. We don’t use any parabens or preservatives in our Toothpaste Bits, so our ingredients list is much shorter. As we said, we’re into the whole “less is more” mantra.
If you’re into a natural minty fresh flavor that leaves you feeling invigorated, these Bits are for you. The Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits are naturally flavored with peppermint and menthol for a fresh, clean feeling. Fresh Mint is a classic–it can’t go wrong. Our Fresh Mint Bits are also naturally whitening and veto that chemical taste of traditional mint-flavored tubed toothpaste.
Our Mint Charcoal Toothpaste Bits are naturally flavored with mint and menthol and include activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is naturally whitening and provides additional stain prevention. Our Charcoal Bits also help tackle gum and tooth sensitivity, so they’re safe to use every day.
Bite Toothpaste’s Berry Twist Toothpaste Bits are a stress-free way to get picky kids to brush their teeth. Berry Twist is naturally flavored with hints of berry, cherry, and Mandarin Orange for a fun and fruity taste kids can’t get enough of.
With Bits, there’s no need to worry about sticky messes from tubed toothpaste–kids get a perfectly portioned amount for each brushing session. Best of all, Bits are gentle, non-toxic, and fluoride-free for safe and healthy brushing.
Due to the bite-size of our Bits, they should not be given to children under three years old or anyone who is at a higher risk of choking.
Other Bite Products
If you want to go all-in on a dental routine that’s healthy for you and the planet, Bite offers many other sustainable products. To complete your routine day and night, try Bite Mouthwash Bits and Vegan Dental Floss. Like our toothpaste, these Bits come in a glass jar and are made using natural ingredients.
Bite digs deep to provide products made of natural ingredients delivered in 100% plastic-free packaging. We don’t have to make big moves to make a big impact on the future of our planet. With an action as small as brushing our teeth, each one of us can collectively make a difference for a healthier and happier world.
We use toothpaste so frequently that we go through plastic packaging like it’s nothing. Yet, when we look at the research, it shows that toothpaste packaging is being discarded at a very high rate, and it's ending up in landfills and the ocean due to the fact that it’s not recyclable.
When you purchase from Bite, you’re reducing plastic waste, plain and simple.
If you’re looking for a product that cleans your teeth and helps the environment, Bite Toothpaste Bits are the best natural toothpaste to buy in 2021 (and we’re confident they’ll continue to be in 2022, 2023, 2024, and beyond!).
Bite Toothpaste Bits are better for your body and your planet, now, and always!
The Effect of Xylitol on Dental Caries and Oral Flora | NCBI
Nano-Hydroxyapatite and Its Applications in Preventive, Restorative and Regenerative Dentistry: A Review of Literature | NCBI