Say goodbye to hard-to-recycle toothpaste tubes with these toothpaste tablets
"The best possible dental care with the using the least amount of chemical ingredients."
DENTtabs teeth cleaning tablets are THE sustainable alternative to toothpaste. These tablets are 100% plastic free, ecological and chemical free. No preservatives, germ-inhibiting substances, consistency builders (thickeners & binders) and other unnecessary toxic ingredients usually found in toothpaste!
PLUS, they come in a fully compostable, biodegradable cornstarch paper bag and carry the official compost certification.
One bag is the equivalent to 2 tubes of toothpaste (2 months supply brushing twice a day), so much less waste.
With the help of their unique triple effect, you do something good for yourself
and the environment!
Polish: With DENTtabs you will polish your teeth naturally with microcrystalline cellulose.
Protect: Smooth polished teeth prevent the buildup of plaque. No plaque = no tartar and no decay.
“Repair”: Thanks to the fluoride effect, DENTTABS can help regenerate painful or exposed roots and even prevent emerging decay.
- Chew a DENTtabs teeth cleaning tablet with your front teeth until you feel no more crumbs and they become paste like. Do not swallow.
- Brush your teeth with the wet toothbrush as usual.
- Spit out excess and leave the fluoride to work for best results, otherwise rinse.
The mint-flavoured tablets will feel a lot like 'normal' toothpaste but will not foam as much due to the lack of chemical foaming agents. We assure you, they are working just as hard! DENTtabs don't contain water and therefore need no preserving chemicals. (Did you know that 'normal' toothpaste in tubes is 50% water with many added chemical ingredients for stabilising and preserving?!)
Certified natural ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Magnesium Stearate, Aroma (Natural Mint Flavour), Menthol, Xanthan-Gum, Stevioside, Citric Acid, Sodium Fluoride, Eugenol
Please note: the packet is written in German (they are German and manufactured in the research labs in Berlin) so you will need to refer to these instructions and information.
A note about fluoride: fluoride per tablet is 1450ppm = 0,15%. 1 tablet weighs ~0.3g.
Conventional toothpaste consists of 50% water, the free fluoride ions react with other materials in the toothpaste. Towards the end of the 90’s a study stated that the quantity of available fluoride ions actually contained in toothpaste, had sunk to approximately 80% after only 4 months. If you imagine how long your toothpaste has been on the shelf before you buy it and then how long it takes you to use it - not good!
DENTtabs are manufactured dry. The first contact with humidity happens exactly in the moment, you chew on them in your mouth and mix it with saliva. Advantages to this are the sodium fluoride disintegrates only in the mouth. Thus the quantity of fluoride ions, which was contained in the tablet originally, is available 100% without any loss. The fluoride ions are in the saliva, right where they are supposed to be. Using your toothbrush, you distribute the DENTtabs mixture and take the fluoride ions exactly where they need to work: directly on your teeth.
With DENTtabs almost all fluoride ions get mixed with the saliva. With toothpaste however, a certain percentage remains compound in the paste and ends up down the plughole.
There is an ongoing debate whether fluoride is good or bad for you so please read more on this widely researched subject and make your own informed choice.