7 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Toothpaste Tablets

With nearly 4 billion toothbrushes and 60 million toothpaste tubes sent to landfill every year, it’s time we say goodbye to our traditional dental products and hello to new sustainable dental options, like toothpaste tablets. If you’re not too sure about them, here are 7 reasons why you should switch.

1. They Are Great For Travelling

If you’re a traveller, forget about purchasing travel-size toothpaste tubes. As toothpaste tablets contain no liquids and are therefore regarded as “safe to travel” with, you can store them in your carry-on with ease.

Toothpaste tablets are especially great when travelling because they take up a lot less space and don’t require water to use them, so you don’t have to carry around bulky toothpaste tubes, nor do you have to worry about the paste going dry when you forget to close the cap.

Plus, they conveniently pack into your work or gym bag for any time you need a quick freshen up.

2. They are environmentally friendly

One of the main reasons you should switch to toothpaste tablets is that they are known for being an eco-friendly alternative to toothpaste, as they are completely plastic-free and zero waste, unlike traditional toothpaste tubes which typically end up in landfill.

Most toothpaste tablets will come in recyclable (or reusable) packaging like glass or tin and contain natural ingredients (that are not harmful for the environment). Some tablets even come in compostable pouches. All of which helps you to reduce the amount of plastic in your home and prevents plastic tubes and caps ending up in landfill.

3. They are cruelty free

Most toothpaste tablets are 100% vegan, meaning they are cruelty-free and not tested on animals, unlike some brands of traditional toothpaste on the market.

4.They are just as effective as tube toothpaste

Toothpaste tablets are just as effective as traditional tube toothpaste, just with natural ingredients and no preservatives, such as parabens or sodium benzoate.
Most toothpaste tablets also contain fluoride which prevents the process of tooth decay, and helps areas where demineralisation (when tooth decay starts to occur) has already occurred (to remineralise). Fluoride also helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease by fighting dental plaque.

5. They are made up of natural ingredients

Many toothpaste tablet brands, prioritise natural ingredients, so you’re less likely to find nasty preservatives or parabens. There’s also an abundance of gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free options to match your lifestyle, as mentioned above.

Learn more about the main ingredients in toothpaste here.

6. It’s fun to try new things

Last but not least, it’s fun to try new things, right? Even if you’re not the biggest fan and you swear off toothpaste tablets forever, it can still be fun to try something new. You just might find that you LOVE them and don’t look back!

7. They are super easy to use

Toothpaste tablets are super easy to use. Simply place one in your mouth, chew it until it turns into a paste, pop your (wet) toothbrush in, and brush as normal for 2 minutes…it really is that easy! Once you’ve finished brushing, spit the toothpaste into the sink and let the remaining paste sit on your teeth. It’s important to spit, not rinse as this allows the fluoride to do its thing and add protection against decay, sensitivity, and bacterial growth.

Top Toothpaste Tablet Brands

Brush Fresh Co.

Founded by a group of British dentists in 2019, Brush Fresh Co. design and create their own sustainable dental products, with a vision to completely eradicate environmentally damaging non-recyclable materials. Not only do they sell 100% natural and eco-friendly toothpaste tablets, but also zero-waste bamboo toothbrushes too.

It doesn’t end there – every purchase at Brush Fresh will go towards planting trees to replace the materials borrowed from our environment.


T-Brush are a similar brand offering the same type of products, just at a slightly higher price point. They use only the highest quality ingredients in their toothpaste tablets with no artificial chemicals, and gradually whitens without damaging teeth and gums.

As well as toothpaste tablets, T-Brush also offers other related dental products such as floss, tongue cleaners and interdental brushes.


As seen on Dragon’s Den, Parla are on a mission to revolutionise the toothpaste industry by offering a sustainable range of plastic-free, cruelty-free oral care products. Their eco-friendly toothpaste tablets are naturally whitening, full of natural ingredients and of course, 100% vegan. Choose between a one-month supply or a four-month supply for 28% discount

Written by Kate, on behalf of Brush Fresh Co.