Not that many people have heard of or know how to use toothpaste tablets…yet. But there’s a bit of a revolution coming, so we wanted to tell you all. From being an eco-friendly alternative to traditional tubes of toothpaste to providing a more convenient and easy way to clean your teeth, these tiny tablets are becoming increasingly popular. Read on to find out what they are, how you can use them, and whether or not they work!

Introduction: What Are Toothpaste Tablets?

Toothpaste tablets are a new oral care product that are becoming increasingly popular. They are small, round tablets that you can use to brush your teeth just like you would with toothpaste. Toothpaste tablets have a few advantages over traditional toothpaste. Firstly, they're more environmentally friendly because they come in a compostable box or paper bag rather than plastic or metal tube. In effect, they are zero waste. Second, they're more convenient on your travels because you can pack a few small tablets rather than a whole tube of toothpaste. They are available with and without fluoride, depending on your preference.


How to Use Toothpaste Tablets

There are a couple of ways you can use toothpaste tablets.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use toothpaste tablets which most people use:

  1. Wet your toothbrush.
  2. Chew the tablet until it turns into a frothy paste.
  3. Brush your teeth like normal!
  4. Rinse off your toothbrush and mouth with water.

Alternatively, instead of chewing the tablet, you can pre-crush it into a powder and then put it on your toothbrush in place of your usual pea-size piece of toothpaste out of a tube. Then brush your teeth and rinse as normal.

That's it! Using toothpaste tablets is quick, easy, and environmentally friendly. Now you know how to use toothpaste tablets, let’s move on to the benefits of using them…


Benefits of Using Toothpaste Tablets

It’s clearly a bit of switch to using toothpaste tablets, but there are numerous benefits which are persuading more and more people to use them for their daily hygiene routine.

  1. As we mentioned earlier, toothpaste tablets are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than traditional toothpaste in a plastic or aluminium tube. They’re very nearly always vegan too.
  2. Toothpaste tablets are easy to use.
  3. Toothpaste tablets provide the same cleaning power as traditional toothpaste, without the need for harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.
  4. Toothpaste tablets are long-lasting and often come in refillable containers, making them a more economical option in the long run.
  5. Many people find that toothpaste tablets leave their mouth feeling cleaner and fresher than traditional toothpaste does.
  6. Toothpaste tablets make your luggage lighter when travelling!
  7. They’re pleasant tasting (typical flavours like mint are most common) and options with and without fluoride are readily available.


Ingredients in Toothpaste Tablets

Toothpaste tablets are made of three main ingredients: hydrated silica or microcrystalline cellulose, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and calcium carbonate.

Hydrated silica is the abrasive agent in toothpaste that helps remove plaque and stains from teeth. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acids in the mouth, helping to prevent tooth decay. Calcium carbonate strengthens tooth enamel and provides a polishing action that leaves teeth looking clean and sparkling.

Other ingredients in toothpaste tablets include flavourings, such as mint, natural sweeteners, such as xylitol or sorbitol, and natural gums. Some brands also add mild surfactants (food grade ones) to help the tablets foam up in your mouth. They're also fluoride-free options, which is great news for those who are looking for a more natural option.


Do They Work and Are They Safe?

The short answer to both questions is a resounding yes! Toothpaste tablets are an eco-friendly, easy-to-use, and affordable alternative to traditional toothpaste that offers the same great results.

As for whether or not they work, there's no need to worry. Toothpaste tablets are just as effective at cleaning teeth and preventing cavities as traditional toothpaste. So go ahead and make the switch - your teeth will thank you!


Top 3 Brands of Toothpaste Tablets

  1. As part of Acala’s plastic free dental care we offer Denttabs toothpaste tablets which are certified natural by the BDIH. Made in Germany, they offer tablets with fluoride or without. We like that they use a nice mild surfactant to create a foamy feeling and also add vitamin C for gum health.
  2. British brand Georganics offers tablets in spearmint or peppermint flavour. The tablets are certified to Cosmos natural standards.
  3. Probably the world’s largest brand of toothpaste tablets. All Parla tablets contain fluoride, and do not have a natural certification, but like Denttabs and Georganics, they are free from SLS and triclosan.


Alternatives to Toothpaste Tablets

If you're interested in toothpaste tablets but not sure if they're right for you, there are other eco-friendly options to choose from. Here are a couple:

Toothpaste Powder: Toothpaste powder is a dry, abrasive powder that you mix with water to form a paste. The method is similar to how to use toothpaste tablets – just put on your wet toothbrush, and brush! Some people find toothpaste powder to be more effective at removing plaque and stains than traditional toothpastes.

‘Normal’ toothpaste in a glass jar: This avoids plastic tubes, but means you still get a more typical gel or cream like toothpaste texture. Try Georganics or Truthpaste at Acala.

Tooth Soap: Tooth soap is another type of natural toothpaste alternative. It's made from glycerine, oils, and other ingredients that help to clean your teeth and gums. Simply wet your toothbrush, dip it into the soap, and brush away!

Baking Soda: Baking soda is another common household product that can be used as an alternative to toothpaste. Just wet your toothbrush and dip it into the baking soda for a gentle cleaning action. Baking soda is also great for whitening teeth!



Toothpaste tablets are a revolutionary way to freshen your breath and keep your teeth clean without the need for bulky, plastic tubes of toothpaste. Not only are they small and easy to use, but they have been proven to be just as effective in cleaning teeth as traditional toothpaste. With their convenience factor and eco-friendly properties, it’s no surprise that these tablets are quickly becoming more popular than ever before. Whether you’re an avid traveller or someone wanting to cut down on plastic in your bathroom, give toothpaste tablets a try today!

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