Have you ever wondered if toothpaste is vegan? Do you stare
at all the toothpastes in the supermarket, and wonder which one you should
As a vegan, you might be aware that many studies have shown that a diet rich in raw, fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, green tea and probiotics, will balance and regulate the mouth bacteria responsible for tooth decay and bad breath. Conversely, a diet rich in meat, eggs and dairy is thought to be a significant factor in poor oral heath, along with poor dental hygiene. But when it comes to vegan toothpaste, do you know the issues you need to navigate?
Traditional toothpastes often use animal-derived glycerin in their formulations, despite the existence of a commonly available plant derived alternative, but the most disturbing issue for vegans and for the wider community, is the widespread practice of pharmaceutical testing on animals.
While products exported for sale in mainland China are required by Chinese law to be tested on animals, products manufactured within China and sold domestically are not subject to the same cruel regulations. In this way, with manufacturing capabilities across many countries, Australian owned White Glo is uniquely able to sell dental hygiene products on a global scale without the need for the horrors of export testing regulations such as those imposed by Chinese and other international authorities.
Vegan Toothpaste Shopping List
Rushing through the aisles of the supermarket, you’ve loaded
your trolley with breath-freshening herbs, fruit and vegetables, you arrive at
the personal hygiene section, and you notice some new varieties of the vegan
White Glo toothpaste, and wonder, which one is for you? All varieties, offer
shinier, whiter, cleaner teeth and fresher breath, but each product offers an
innovative, customised formulation to address your particular dental concerns. White
Glo’s new toothpastes offer unique and science based active ingredients which perform
special oral favours to make you smile even harder.
White Glo Probiotic
Speaking of probiotics, White Glo have harnessed the science
of the gut micro biome, and applied it to toothpaste. Here is the product for
those looking for a whitening fluoride toothpaste containing millions of active
and helpful bacteria to restore balance and promote a healthy and fresh mouth. I
don’t know about you, but I have never heard of a probiotic toothpaste before,
and being gluten free, I must say, this formula is my perfect match.
White Glo Curcumin
and Turmeric Whitening Toothpaste
You’ll be forgiven for questioning whether turmeric is a
helpful ingredient for whiter teeth, but its documented anti-inflammatory
properties are valuable for soothing sore gums and keeping plaque and tartar
build up at bay. This toothpaste is definitely not a disturbing shade of turmeric
yellow, it is a gentle, pale yellow colour, and mild tasting too, ensuring further
mouth soothing qualities. White Glo’s Curcumin and Turmeric Whitening
Toothpaste, is also powered by fluoride to offer enamel protection.
White Glo Pure and
Camomile often used to naturally sustain a lighter hair
colour, and used in White Glo’s signature natural toothpaste, it promotes a
whiter smile without the need for harsh chemicals. The clean and refreshing
taste of this fluoride free toothpaste, achieves sweet smelling breath and a
long lasting, satisfying clean feeling after use.
White Glo products are available in Coles, Woolworths, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and online.
Jessica Ferguson grew up on a nudist health farm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to vegetarian parents, and was raised with ethical consumerism at the forefront of family life. In a small country town in Queensland, these ideals were often viewed as suspicious and against the norm.
While studying a Masters of Teaching, and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Sydney University, Jessica spent many years working part time in modelling and television, where her interests in beauty and fashion developed.
Making a sea change to the NSW Hunter Region earlier in 2019 with her surfer husband and twins in tow, has been a revelation, revealing a vibrant and fresh lifestyle, rich with dynamic and motivated people.
Jessica feels this is an exciting time to grow the vegan voice, as we witness an enlivened global movement towards plant-based lifestyles and social awareness.
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