In this review, Jonah tries out Green People Children Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste. We’re huge fans of Green People and use their products daily. I completely trust them with my own and my family’s skin and dental care.
Jonah’s teeth came through on Christmas day 2016 when he was just over 6 months old. As with most babies, it was the bottom two at the front to come through first.
We started brushing Jonah’s teeth everyday since he cut his first tooth.
Although I use fluoride toothpaste on myself, I don’t want to use fluoride toothpaste on Jonah. So I chose his toothpaste very carefully. On one hand, I consider fluoride a beneficial ingredient to help with tooth decay. On the other hand, Jonah is too young to know to spit his toothpaste. The EWG recommendation is to avoid fluoride on children under 2 years old.
Fluoride is not the only worry, as many toothpastes contain undesirable ingredients like PEGs, SLS, etc.
The NHS recommends that babies use a fluoride toothpaste. However, fluoride is a neurotoxin. Babies are more susceptible to developing fluorosis, which in mild cases causes white flecks on the teeth, and in more severe cases, leads to tooth mottling.
Scientists disagree on its safety. Studies remain in contradiction. A quick Google causes even more confusion! It doesn’t make sense to use a toxic substance in this way on someone so young.
Many dentists say the benefits outweigh the risks, but are they overlooking the wider view?
What we need is a gentle, fluoride-free, baby-safe toothpaste.
Green People Children Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste contains no harsh foaming agents. It’s Ecocert certified organic and contains no nasties whatsoever.
Jonah seems to love its natural and mild minty taste. It’s completely safe to swallow so is ideal for toddlers and babies.
The colour of the toothpaste is a bit grey but shows the toothpaste has been manufactured without unnecessary whitening agents like titanium dioxide.
Let’s have a look at the ingredients in Green People Children Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste.
Green People Children Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste ingredients
Calcium Carbonate (Dental Grade Chalk), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Aqua (Pure Water), Betaine (Natural Plant Extract), Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Limonene.
Aloe leaf juice powder
Such a lovely ingredient to add to toothpaste since it helps to soothe and heal.
Especially important with babies and toddlers who are teething!
Used traditionally to heal the gums and whiten teeth without damaging them.
Spearmint adds a lovely fresh taste to this toothpaste without being too strong for little taste buds.
This natural ingredient is used to treat gum disease, help with soreness, and treat tooth decay.
Final thoughts on Green People Children Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste
This is a great value for money fluoride-free organic toothpaste. It will help keep your child’s teeth clean without the unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients that are added to most big brand children’s toothpastes.
Not only that, it contains healthy natural ingredients that will help improve your child’s dental health.
Green People Spearmint and Aloe Toothpaste
What are your favourite children’s toothpastes? Let me know in the comments!