There are several fantastic toothpaste options available nowadays. The majority of them has a peppermint flavor, a lot of fluoride (natural or synthetic) and some additional components that function as abrasives to remove plaque, bacteria and protect your teeth, such as charcoal, bamboo fibers, and more.
But what about people who are vegans? Unfortunately, many common toothpaste brands contain components made from animal byproducts, even though they may not always use animal protein into their ingredients. For example, propolis, a bees' product, is a common ingredient in toothpaste products. However, there is good news for vegans: vegan-friendly toothpaste has already been created by a few manufacturers and is steadily growing in popularity.
Vegan-friendly toothpaste is any toothpaste made entirely without any animal byproducts. They are just as effective as "normal" toothpaste, but you should still be aware of the components to know if it's a good choice for your needs.
Keeping this in mind, let's examine vegan-friendly toothpastes in more detail, learning how it functions and which ingredients are most important.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING VEGAN-FRIENDLY TOOTHPASTE?
It works just as well as other toothpastes. The majority of vegan toothpastes contain glycerin derived from plants as one of their main ingredients. Glycerin is a good antimicrobial agent that can support the health of your teeth and gums.
- It offers cavity protection & lesser risk of tooth decay
Active ingredients like xylitol have anti-cavity properties. For instance, xylitol can help with the re-mineralization process and fill in any gaps in the enamel layer of your teeth, strengthening them over time. Cavity formation is less likely as a result.
- It makes your breath smell fresh
Naturally, the vast majority of vegan toothpaste products are created to taste and smell excellent in order to be chosen over their competitors. The flavoring or breath-freshening ingredients mint or stevia are found in many vegan toothpaste brands.
- It avoids toxic and harmful chemicals
Other toothpaste products will contain harmful ingredients like triclosan, saccharin, and parabens, which are preservatives used to extend the shelf life of toothpaste but have no beneficial effects on your teeth or general health. Checking the contents list on the back of a vegan toothpaste product is especially crucial.
VEGAN-FRIENDLY TOOTHPASTE: IS IT JUST FOR VEGANS?
Absolutely not! Vegan-friendly toothpastes can be used by everyone, but it's especially recommended for those who follow strict lifestyles. If these individuals want to avoid cavities and gum disease, using vegan toothpaste will make them feel better than using traditional toothpaste.
If you are not a vegan or follow any of the above lifestyles, however, you might find it easier to use a standard toothpaste that contains other useful ingredients that are still derived from animal sources.
It’s always important to check out the detailed ingredients list on the back of any toothpaste tube to determine the product's safety.
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