Take (Oral) Care With Black Owned Brands

Updated August 25, 2023

Oral care is a routine part of our health and hygienic practices, and in doing so there are plenty of opportunities to support black owned brands.  This includes toothbrush replacement as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing one’s toothbrush every 3 – 4 months.  In reviewing black owned companies with oral care products, I found that most offer tooth powders.  Tooth powders are known NOT to contain some of the questionable ingredients found in toothpaste such as propylene glycol, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, diethanolamine, and fluoride.  In contrast, tooth powders tend to contain active charcoal, bentonite clay, baking soda, salt, and oils (e.g., peppermint and coconut) that help clean and remineralize the teeth, and remove plaque.  Though the ADA requires fluoride in toothpastes in order to meet their seal of acceptance, it is also recommended that individuals brush at least twice a day.  As such, one could chose to alternate between tooth- pastes and -powders.

Other products include mouthwashes that are alcohol free, and that incorporate the “oil pulling” method.  The oil pulling method is based on Ayurvedic medicinal practices, and found to be helpful towards fighting plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath.  See the companies below for more information.

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  • Garner’s Garden (advertisement) offers a selection of oral care products that include tooth powders and mouth washes. 

  • Lovely Bright Smile (advertisement) offers a bamboo charcoal toothpaste, a mint activated charcoal teeth whitening powder, and a floss key chain. 

  • Mysteek Naturals (advertisement) offers a coal white toothpaste in conjunction with coconut oil to kills bacteria and malodor which causes bad breath.

  • Sprinjene (advertisement) offers a selection of toothpastes for adults and children, that are based on a patented technology of black seed oil and zinc. Toothpastes are gluten and cruelty free, kosher, and halal.

  • Coral Oral offers toothbrushes with distinctive bristle patterns.

  • Cream & Coco offers a smile butter remineralizing tooth soap in various flavors.

  • Dirt Don’t Hurt offers a tooth powder, tooth and gum oil, and a selection of bamboo toothbrushes.

  • The Shea Shack offers a teeth whitening charcoal toothpaste, and peppermint or spearmint flavored toothpastes.

After reviewing this list, I hope you find oral care products that work for you.

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See the References below for more information.

  1. American Dental Association (ADA).  “Oral health topics:  Toothpastes.”  https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/toothpastes
  2. Carefree Dental.  “Should you be using dental powder instead of toothpaste?”  22 March, 2016 https://www.carefreedental.com/resources/16-dental-tips/101-should-you-be-using-dental-powder-instead-of-toothpaste
  3. Lynch, William.  “What are the harmful ingredients in toothpaste?”  14 August, 2017.  https://www.livestrong.com/article/167101-what-are-the-harmful-ingredients-in-toothpaste/
  4. Mouth Healthy.  “Brushing your teeth.” https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth
  5. Oakley, Colleen. “Should you try oil pulling?” https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/oil-pulling

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