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Smile! These Toothpastes Are Cruelty-Free

Trips to the dentist can seem a bit scary, but life as an animal in a laboratory is much worse. Companies that test products on animals perform horrible experiments—including dripping chemicals into rabbits’ sensitive eyes and rubbing substances on their tender skin. They force rabbits, mice, rats, and other animals to live inside tiny, cramped cages. The terrified animals undergo unpleasant tests without painkillers for up to two weeks and are killed when the experiments are over.

Luckily, more and more companies are choosing to be cruelty-free by not testing their products on animals. Since animals make us smile so much, it makes sense that we should take care of our smiles using cruelty-free products.

Here are five of the best vegan toothpastes for kids that are NOT tested on animals.

1. Tom’s of Maine

Tom’s of Maine offers a yummy strawberry flavor, an orange-mango flavor, and a mild-mint flavor that doesn’t taste as strong as some adult toothpastes. It also make a training toothpaste for kids aged 2 and younger. This brand is super-easy to find—it’s sold almost everywhere!

2. JĀSÖN

JĀSÖN makes two flavors just for kids. We can’t decide whether we love the orange or the strawberry one more.

3. hello

We can’t get over how many options hello toothpaste has! There are watermelon, blue raspberry, and bubblegum flavors for kids and a whole bunch of minty ones if you’re ready to move on from fruit. There’s even an adventurous mint-lime flavor if you can’t choose between mint and fruit. The best part is that there’s a “Never Tested on Animals” stamp on the FRONT of lots of hello’s packages, so you know that the brand is committed to being cruelty-free.

4. The Honest Company

The name says it all: This company is honest about what’s in its products and about the fact that it’s against animal testing. This strawberry toothpaste comes in a fun, friendly, colorful tube.

5. Schmidt’s

Schmidt’s has three flavors of its kids tooth and mouth paste! Watermelon and strawberry, coconut and pineapple, and mint and berry. How will you ever choose which one to try first?

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Don’t forget floss and mouthwash—most of these brands make those as well. 🙂