Men's Oral Care
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Men's Oral Care
What are vegan and cruelty free oral care products?
The term “vegan” with regard to oral care products refers to products that do not contain animal ingredients and/or byproducts; but they may be tested on animals. The term “cruelty-free” means a products and its ingredients are not tested on animals, but it might include animal ingredients. Products that are both vegan and cruelty-free contain no animal ingredients and no testing is involved.
What ingredients are used to make vegan oral care products?
Vegan oral care products are made from plant-based ingredients that serve various functions, including supporting tooth enamel, freshening breath, and whitening/removing stains. Some common ingredients and their functions include:
Coconut oil: Helps neutralize bacteria and supports tooth enamel.
Neem oil: Helps prevent dental and gum diseases.
Green tea extract: May help to slow tooth decay and helps to freshen breath.
Aloe Vera juice: Helps to alleviate dry mouth symptoms.
Activated Charcoal: Helps pull toxins from the mouth and whiten/remove stains.
Vitamin C: Helps to reduce gum inflammation and repair soft tissues.
Plant-based Glycerin: Helps maintain moisture levels in oral care products.
Xylitol: Natural sweetener that helps treat cavities, stops bacteria from sticking to teeth, and works to whiten teeth naturally.
Why buy vegan and cruelty-free?
The simple fact is that effective oral care products, such as teeth whitener and mouthwash, can be made without ingredients that need to be tested on animals, or taken from animals. Buying vegan and cruelty-free products means you’re supporting products that don’t use ingredients forcefully taken from animals, or are forcefully tested on them. If we stick together as consumers and stop buying products that are derived from cruelty, then ultimately they will go away.
Are vegan & cruelty-free oral care products expensive?
In general, vegan and cruelty-free toothpaste, mouthwash and other oral care products are not any more expensive, or any less-expensive, than their non-vegan/cruelty-free counterparts. Just like non-vegan products, differences in the quality and accessibility of the ingredients used, manufacturing processes, and different brand names can make prices can vary from one item to the next. Some vegan/cruelty-free oral care products are very affordable, some are quite expensive, and many fall somewhere in between.
Should I get rid of any non-vegan products that I already own?
There are a few different schools of thought on how to replace your oral care and other products as you become more and more immersed in a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle. But at the end of the day, it’s something only you can decide; it depends on what you can afford, and what you’re comfortable with. If you’re not comfortable using toothpaste you found out was tested on animals, then perhaps the tubes you own can be given to a close friend or family member. Another option is to use it until it’s gone, and then replace it with a vegan/cruelty-free tube when you’re out. Simply throwing out the toothpaste is also an option of course, but is arguably quite wasteful, so this route might best be suited as a last resort.
What companies make vegan/cruelty-free oral care products?
The following companies make oral care products that don’t use ingredients that are sourced from, derived from, or tested on animals:
- Dr. Brite
- Tom’s of Maine
- Bedrock & Bloom
- Kiss My Face
How do you choose which companies to list?
We keep a growing list of companies that we find, or are suggested to us, whose entire line of oral care products seems to be completely animal-friendly (vegan and cruelty-free). We contact each of these companies to inquire as to what products, if any, use animal-derived or sourced ingredients or materials, or have ingredients that are tested on animals. If they assure us that the products they make are suitable for vegans, and they can be bought on Amazon, then we list those products here for your shopping convenience.
Why are some products you list only available in Canada or the United States?
We try our best to find toothpaste, mouthwash and other oral care products that will ship to customers worldwide. Unfortunately, some of these products don't ship outside of the country in which they’re being warehoused, due to tight shipping restrictions for certain products, excessive taxation on those products, or any other number of reasons.
Check out our similar product categories
We’ve got more helpful pages about vegan personal care products…and some other dandies!
- Men’s Hair Care
- Men’s Shaving & Facial Care
- Men’s Sun Protection & Tanning
- Men’s Deodorant
- Women’s Oral Care
For companies that make vegan/cruelty-free oral care products
If you (or your employer) make vegan and cruelty-free tooth floss, whitener, mouthwash, or any other vegan and cruelty-free product for that matter, we’d love to feature you and your products on our site... at no cost! Contact us at - info(at)getitvegan(dot)com - to find out more!
Some of the information for this guide on men’s vegan and cruelty-free oral care was obtained from the following sources:
- Health: “Vegan Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Floss for Cruelty-Free Smiles” (June 2, 2016). Modest Vegan. Retrieved March 22, 2017. http://modestvegan.com/vegan-toothpaste-mouthwash-floss/
- Vegan Rules for Oral Care: “Vegan Dental Products for a Healthier Mouth” (n.d.). Dr. Brite. Retrieved March 21, 2017. https://www.drbrite.com/pages/vegan-guide-oral-dental-toothpaste-mouthwash-for-vegetarians