Aloe

This soothing ingredient is widely used in personal care products for its moisturizing and healing properties. Aloe has been proven by the Academy of General Dentistry to help reduce tooth sensitivity and fight cavities.

Try: Dr. Ken's All Natural Maximum Care Toothpaste

Saccharin-free/sugar-free

Sugar-free gum helps stimulate the production of saliva, which naturally reduces plaque that can lead to cavities.

Try: Eco-DenT Between! Dental Gum

Silica

Silica helps remove plaque from teeth to give them that clean feeling and prevent cavities. It also helps give toothpaste a smooth, gel quality

Try: Coral White Mint Toothpaste

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)–free

This foaming agent used in shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser, and hand soap may cause skin and eye irritation. Concern has been raised over ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen used to make SLS.

Try: Dr. Sharp’s Toothpaste

Xylitol

despite the season. It helps bring consistency to mint flavoring. It has also been proven to help reduce plaque.

Try: Quantum Health’s Canker Cover, produces a gel patch over canker sores to help them heal while keeping breath fresh