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Best Non-Mint Toothpaste Options For Adults

Non mint toothpaste tablets

This page contains a list of what we understand to be non-mint toothpastes. 

We are aware that some toothpaste is labelled as ‘non-mint’, but does still contain mint alongside the main flavour that is listed. In this situation, mint is not always listed in the ingredients.

Should you have any allergies to mint, we advise contacting the toothpaste manufacturer to clarify before using.

In our list of recommended options, we have included truly non-mint toothpastes that do not contain traces of mint.

We have then included a further list of toothpastes that we have confirmed with manufacturers to be truly non-mint, and a separate list of pastes that contain traces of mint. 

You can sign up for email alerts to find out when we discover new non-mint toothpastes and add them to the list

If you have tried a non-mint toothpaste, please leave a comment to let others know how you found it. 

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Best non-mint toothpaste — our recommendations

These are by no means the only good toothpastes that come without mint flavouring — there are various other options.

But to keep things simple, I have listed several good choices below. I also include other options later on in the article.

The toothpastes that have made it into this list:

  • Contain fluoride unless otherwise stated. If non-fluoride is what you are looking for I have these covered in the list below.
  • Do not contain mint or mint trace.

OHS Plain Toothpaste

Best unflavoured non-mint toothpaste (option 1)

OHS Plain toothpaste

Australian made OHS Plain toothpaste is a mint free and unflavoured toothpaste.

There are a number of options for this toothpaste, with the sensitive option containing the active ingredient strontium acetate.

This toothpaste has been approved for people on elimination diets and is recognised as being allergy free.

It doesn’t seem to be that widely available, but Hopper HQ stocks the four varieties — regular, sensitive, whitening and whitening with peroxide.

It’s vegan and not tested on animals.

Pros

  • Truly mint free
  • Completely unflavoured
  • Contains Fluoride 1000ppm

Cons

  • Only available online

Price Comparison

  • 100g tube
  • Approx. AUD $6/ tube
  • $

Oranurse Unflavoured toothpaste

Best unflavoured non-mint toothpaste (option 2)

Oranurse Unflavoured toothpaste

This toothpaste comes in two different strengths — I would recommend choosing the 1450 for the best level of protection against caries.

Oranurse toothpaste is completely unflavoured and also low foaming. This could be different compared to most other toothpastes you have tried, but is perfect for people looking for a toothpaste that has no flavour at all.

This toothpaste has also been approved as Autism friendly.

Pros

  • Truly mint free
  • SLS free – also non foaming.
  • Vegan.
  • Two different fluoride levels available.
  • Suitable for a wide range of medical conditions.

Cons

  • May be difficult to get hold of

Where to buy

Price comparison

  • 50ml tube (roughly 90-100g)
  • Approx. AUD $13 – $15 / tube
  • $$

Hello Unicorn Sparkle Kids Fluoride Toothpaste

Best flavoured toothpaste (non mint)

Best Non-Mint Toothpaste Options For Adults 1

Hello toothpastes come in a variety of flavours. This bubblegum flavour is a clear gel with a glittery appearance. Whilst it is aimed at encouraging kids to brush, but there’s no reason why adults can’t use it too. 

I tried this toothpaste — it has a gentle flavour, and definitely tastes like “bubble gum”. It leaves a mild after taste which doesn’t last long. There is no foaming when brushing, which is a bonus for people with sensory disorders.

As a company, Hello call themselves “naturally friendly”, although there are many of the usual toothpaste ingredients to help ensure it is effective. The toothpaste itself is made in the USA.

Outer packaging, such as the box is recycling, but the Hello toothpaste tubes are currently not recyclable, although they do have a partnership with Terracycle.

Pros

  • Truly mint free
  • Contains fluoride 1450ppm

Cons

  • Non-recyclable tube

Price Comparison

  • 4.2oz / 119g
  • Approx. AUD $9 per tube
  • $

Archie toothpaste

Best eco-friendly non-mint toothpaste

archie toothpaste watermelon crush eco friendly non mint toothpaste

Australian brand Archie have made these refillable toothpastes as a more eco friendly option.

Whilst the use of plastic refills isn’t perfect for the environment, it is an alternative to traditional tubes which can’t be recycled.

The toothpaste has a number of non mint containing flavours, and with the option of fluoride or HAP for remineralisation. Mint free fluoride containing flavours are Watermelon Crush, Yummy Strawberry, Lemonade Storm.

This is a great option for people looking for interesting flavours and who want a refillable option.

Pros

  • Truly mint free toothpaste
  • Fluoride 1000ppm
  • Sustainable packaging

Cons

  • Could have stronger fluoride content
  • Can only be bought online

Where to buy

Price Comparison

  • 3.4 oz /100ml per pot
  • AUD $21.90 / pot
  • $$

GC Tooth Mousse

Best remineralising non-mint toothpaste

GC Tooth Mousse

GC make lots of different dental products and materials. Tooth Mousse is one of those available to the general public, however leaflets and GC recommend you should talk to a dental professional before using this product. 

It is designed to be used in addition to regular toothpaste to help manage sensitivity. Ideally you brush with toothpaste and then apply the crème with your finger and an interdental brush to get between the teeth. 

Do read the instructions that come with this dental crème as it is not the same as using a regular toothpaste.

I tried the vanilla flavour. The flavour was sweet and mild and did not last after spitting out the excess. It is a solid white crème which is non foaming.

Tooth Mousse is fluoride free, but contains a specialist ingredient called Recaladent. This CCP-ACP is a way to get calcium and phosphate to the tooth which will prevent tooth decay. It also helps prevent tooth sensitivity.

There are a number of different flavour options, including vanilla, melon and tutti frutti. 

When I contacted GC they advised they do not add mint to these products, but cannot exclude cross contamination.

Pros

  • Remineralisation without fluoride
  • Non mint flavours
  • Helps manage sensitivity

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Only available in certain places online
  • Unsuitable if you have a milk allergy

Where to buy

Price comparison

  • 35ml tube
  • Approx. AUD $30 – $35 / tube
  • $$$

Buyer’s Guide

Why go for a non-mint toothpaste?

There are a number of reasons that make non mint flavoured toothpaste preferable to some people:

  • Personal preference — some simply don’t like the taste of mint. In particular, adults and children with learning disabilities can prefer a more bland tasting toothpaste.
  • Mint may cause a burning sensation in the mouth. 
  • Certain oral conditions may make mint toothpaste uncomfortable in the mouth, for example:
    • Oral Lichen Planus sufferers.
    • Head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy.
    • Burning mouth syndrome.
    • Sjögrens syndrome
    • Behcets disease
    • Allergies or intolerance to mint.

In addition to these reasons, there is some debate about whether you should avoid mint if receiving homeopathic medicines. Whilst the advice seems to be that you don’t need to avoid mint during homeopathic treatment, it is your choice – and hopefully this list of non-mint toothpaste will help you.

Some toothpastes do not list mint in their ingredients

Non-mint flavoured toothpastes may still contain mint, even though it isn’t listed on the packaging.

So while a toothpaste could have a non-mint flavour, it may still contain mint.

This means it’s important to double check with the manufacturer if you are allergic to mint.

One example is toothpaste from Colgate. Previously we had listed some on this page as being non-mint, but have since discovered that they do contain mint. We contacted Colgate about this to double check, this was its response:

We do not currently have a mint-free toothpaste in our range. The flavours we use in our toothpaste products are made up of both natural and manmade ingredients, of which mint may be a component. We understand that this is information consumers like you want to see on the packaging so please be assured that your feedback will be passed onto the relevant team.

Can adults use kids’ non-mint toothpastes?

Generally speaking, kids’ toothpastes are more likely to be fruit flavoured than an adult toothpaste. But it doesn’t matter whether it is marketed at children or adults, as long as it has the correct amount of fluoride in it.

Children’s toothpastes may contain lower concentrations of fluoride, especially if they are targeted at children under 6 years old. Over this, they may well have the same concentration of fluoride as an adult toothpaste.

The take home message here is that as long as the toothpaste contains at least 1350ppm fluoride you will get a good level of protection, regardless of whether the flavoured toothpaste is marketed at children or adults.

Fluoride-free non-mint toothpastes

Fluoride is a vital ingredient to toothpaste, and only toothpastes which contain fluoride will normally be recommended by dentists.

To still get the anti-cavity benefits of your mint free toothpaste, make sure it still has fluoride in its list of ingredients.

The recommendations in my more general best toothpaste article all contain fluoride.  

As a dentist, I don’t normally recommend fluoride free toothpaste, as you miss out on the known anti-cavity properties of fluoride, but I do respect that some people may still wish to avoid toothpastes containing fluoride. 

In which case, there are two main options available to you:

In which case, there are two main options available to you:

  1. A non-mint fluoride free toothpaste that contains no fluoride and no major source of remineralising agent. Whilst ingredients like xylitol have a small anti-cavity effect, it would not be enough to be remineralising in the same way as fluoride.
  2. A non-mint fluoride free toothpaste that contains no fluoride and which does contain an alternative remineralising agent. Calcium phosphates (such as hydroxyapatite) help re-harden the tooth surface in a similar way to fluoride. These ingredients are newer than fluoride and are still undergoing long term studies, but are showing a lot of promise. They are normally more expensive than fluoride, but there is lots of evidence supporting their effectiveness.

I’ve rounded up a whole list of non-mint toothpastes below, and you can see which ones don’t contain fluoride below. Some popular options include:

  • Jack n Jill toothpastes (view on Nourished Life)- which contain xylitol, potentially an alternative remineralising ingredient.
  • GC Tooth Mousse (view on Amazon)- has an alternative remineralising ingredient, is great for sensitivity, and has a wide range of flavours.

Full list of truly mint-free toothpastes

In case the toothpastes in the lists above don’t fit your needs, I’ve included some more options below.

I reached out to the manufacturers of the toothpastes below to confirm that they do not have mint oils or aromas.

However, if it’s critical for you to avoid mint, I advise you still check the packaging & consult with the manufacturer.

As a dentist I do recommend choosing a toothpaste with fluoride in it, but have included some non-fluoride options below.

The recommendations in the table below cover various countries. As such, some may be harder than others to source depending on your location.

BrandDescriptionflavoursFluoride / RemineralisationContains mint oils or Aromas?
Archie ToothpasteRefillable toothpaste with fluorideWatermelon Crush, Yummy Strawberry, Lemonade StormFluoride 1000ppmNo
Refillable toothpaste fluoride freeBlue ColaNilNo
Refillable toothpaste with HAPYummy Strawberry, Watermelon Crush, Lemonade StormHAPNo
AuromereAyurvedic ToothpasteMint Free, Foam-Free Cardamom-FennelNilNo
CarifreeGel 1100 .24%Citrus, GrapeHAP + Fluoride 1100ppmNo
Fluoride Free GelGrapeHAPNo
Cleure ToothpasteUnflavoured, CinnamonNilNo
CrestKidsBubblegumFluorideNo
Kids Sparkle FunBubblegumFluorideNo
Mickey MouseBubblegumFluorideNo
Eco LivingToothpaste tablets with fluorideOrange, RaspberryFluoride 1450ppmNo
Toothpaste tablets without fluorideOrange, RaspberrynilNo
GC Tooth MousseTooth MousseMelon, Vanilla, Strawberry and Tutti-FruttiCPP-ACPNo
MI Paste PlusMelon, Vanilla, Strawberry and Tutti-FruttiFluoride 900ppm + CPP-ACPNo
Grants of Australiaflavour Free ToothpasteUnflavourednilNo
Green BeaverNatural ToothpasteZesty Orange, Green Apple, Star Anise, CinnamonnilNo
Green People OrganicChildren’s Toothpaste with FluorideMandarin and Aloe VeraFluoride 1000ppmNo
Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride FreeMandarin and Aloe VeranilNo
ToothpasteFennel and Propolis, Citrus and Aloe VeranilNo
Hellounicorn sparkle fluoride toothpastebubble gumFluoride 14500ppmNo
dragon dazzle fluoride toothpaste for kidsblue raspberryFluoride 1000ppmNo
kids fluoride toothpastewild strawberryFluoride 1000ppmNo
HimalayaAyurvedic Dental CreamClovenilNo
Jack n JillNatural ToothpasteBanana, Berries & Cream, Blackcurrant, Bubblegum, flavour free, RaspberryXylitol 40%No
JasonKids Only Toothpaste Fluoride FreeStrawberryNoNo
KingfisherFluoride FreeFennel, Aloe Vera Tea Tree & Fennel, StrawberryNoNo
With FluorideFennelFluoride 1450ppmNo
Kiss My FaceKids Berry Smart Gel With FluorideBerryFluoride 1000ppmNo
Kids Berry Smart Gel Fluoride FreeBerrynilNo
Nelson naturalsOriginal Zero Waste ToothpasteFennelnilNo
Crush & Brush Toothpaste TabletsTangerine Dream, Root Beer Float, GrapenilNo
OHS LaboratoriesPlain ToothpasteUnflavouredFluoride 1000ppmNo
Sensitive ToothpasteUnflavouredFluorideNo
Whitening Peroxide ToothpasteUnflavouredFluorideNo
Whitening ToothpasteUnflavouredFluorideNo
OrajelCharacter Anticavity ToothpasteFruity Bubble, Berry Bop, Berry BlastFluoride 1100ppmNo
Character Fluoride Free Training ToothpasteBerry Fruity, WatermelonnilNo
OranurseUnflavoured toothpasteUnflavouredFluoride 1000ppm or 1450ppmNo
RedmondRedmond Earthpaste with SilverLemon Twist, CinnamonnilNo
EarthpowderSplashin’ Citrus, Black LicoricenilNo
Sanderson OHP toothpasteOHP FreeUnflavouredFluoride 1450ppmNo
SplatBaby flavoured Toothpaste (available soon)Apple and bananaHAPNo
Toothpaste for Kids 2-6Fruit Ice Cream/Strawberry CherryHAPNo
Spotlight Oral CareToothpaste for ChildrenStrawberryFluoride 1450No
SquiggleTooth builder toothpasteUnflavouredXylitol 36%No
The DirtTrace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powdersweet spiceNilNo
Coconut Oil ToothpasteSweet CinnamonNilNo
Tom’s of MaineFluoride Free Antiplaque and WhiteningtoothpasteFennelNilNo
Fluoride free Propolis and Myrrh toothpastesFennelNilNo
Whole Care ToothpasteCinnamon CloveFluoride 1000ppmNo
Children’s fluoride toothpasteSilly strawberryFluoride 1000ppmNo
Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride FreeSilly strawberryNilNo
Help Save The Animal’s Children’s ToothpasteGrape, Blueberry, WatermelonFluoride 1000ppmNo
Fluoride Free Toddler Training toothpastemild fruitNilNo
Uncle Harry’s Natural ProductsUncle Harry’s Tooth SudsCinnamon, Tea Tree, UnflavouredNilNo
Unscented Tooth Powder *No Essential Oils*UnflavouredNilNo
Unscented Remineralization PowderUnflavouredNilNo
WaledaCalendula ToothpasteFennelNilNo
XlearSpry Fluoride-Free ToothpasteCinnamonXylitolNo
Spry Fluoride-Free Kids ToothpasteBubblegumXylitolNo
Spry Kid’s Anti-Cavity ToothpasteBubblegumXylitol + Fluoride 1100ppmNo
Spry Original Kid’s Xylitol Tooth GelUnflavouredXylitolNo

List of flavoured toothpastes that contain mint trace

The following is a list of toothpastes that are not mint flavoured, but do still contain mint trace in the form of oils or aromas.

As with the list above, the recommendations in the table below cover various countries. Availability may vary depending on your location.

BrandDescriptionflavourFluoride / RemineralisationMint Oils or Aromas
ACTKids ToothpasteBubblegum Blowout, Wald Watermelon, Groovy GrapeFluoride 1100ppm?
Aquafresh Children’s ToothpasteKids ToothpasteSplash Strawberry & MintFluoride 1450ppmYes
Naturals Herbal Fresh ToothpasteHerbalFluoride 1450ppmYes
AuromereAyurvedic ToothpasteCinnamon, LicoriceNilYes
Ben & Anna Toothpaste with FluorideToothpaste in a jarOrange, StrawberryFluoride 1450ppmYes
Biomin ToothpasteBioMin® F for Kids ToothpasteMelon, StrawberryFluoride 600ppm, Fluoro CalciumPhosphoSilicate?
Bite BitsToothpaste BitsBerry TwistHAPYes
BrushbabyFluoride-Free ToothpasteStrawberrynil?
Kids ToothpasteTutti-Frutti Flamingo, Strawberry, BlueberryFluoride 1350ppm?
Burt’s BeesKids Fruit Fusion Toothpaste Fluoride-FreeFruitNilYes
Kids Fruit Fusion Toothpaste With FluorideFruitFluoride 1100ppmYes
Close UpEverfresh Toothpaste Red HotCinnamon
ColgateKids Toothpaste 3-5 yearsStrawberryFluoride 1450ppmYes
Kids Baby Toothpaste 0-2 yearsMild FruitFluoride 1000ppm?
Kids Toothpaste with FluorideRyan’s World/Trolls Bubble FruitFluoride 1100ppmYes
Kids 2 In 1Strawberry Smash, Watermelon BurstFluoride 1100ppmYes
Fluoride Toothpaste For Kids – MinionsMild bubble fruitFluoride 1100ppmYes
My First Colgate® Infant & Toddler ToothpasteMild Fruitnil?
Zero For Kids 3-24 MonthsMild Fruitnil?
Nature’s Extracts UltimateFresh Lemon Extract and Aloe VeraFluoride 1100ppm?
CrestComplete Whitening Plus Cinnamon Expressions ToothpasteCinnamonFluorideYes
CuraproxChildren’s toothpasteWatermelonFluoride 1350ppm?
Children’s toothpasteStrawberryFluoride 950ppm?
Dr Bronner’sAll-in-One ToothpasteCinnamon, AnisenilYes
Dr Sheffield’sNatural toothpastesChocolate, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, BananaNil?
Dr OrganicAloe Vera ToothpasteAloe Vera ToothpasteNilY
Virgin Coconut Oil ToothpasteVirgin Coconut Oil ToothpastenilY
Pomegranate ToothpastePomegranate ToothpastenilY
Tea Tree ToothpasteTea Tree ToothpastenilY
EcodentaGum protection toothpaste with tea tree oilGrapefruitnilYes
Sparkling bubbles toothpaste?Fluoride 1448ppm?
Black orange whitening toothpasteOrangenilYes
Colour suprise cavity fighting toothpaste for kidsMelonFluoride 1448ppm?
flavoured toothpaste for kidsWild StrawberryHAP?
flavoured toothpaste for kidsRaspberryFluoride 498ppm?
Kids Toothpaste Fluoride FreeBubblegumHAP?
GeorganicsOrganic Fluoride ToothpasteOrangeFluoride 1350ppm?
Organic Mineral ToothpasteOrange, Tea Treenil?
Natural Whitening ToothpowderOrange, Tea Treenil?
Natural Mineral ToothtabletsEucalyptus, Orange, Tea Treenil?
Grants of AustraliaKids Natural ToothpasteBlueberry BurstnilY
Kids Natural ToothpasteStrawberry SurpriseFluoride 500ppmY
Natural ToothpasteCinnamonnilY
Green BeaverNaturapeutic Fluoride-Free Toothpaste for KidsStrawberryXylitol 20%Yes
Gum ToothpasteKIDS Toothpaste 3-6StrawberryFluoride 500ppm?
JUNIOR ToothpasteTutti FruttiFluoride 1450ppm?
HimalayaKids ToothpasteBubble Gum, Orangenil?
HydrophilSweet Herbs ToothpasteHerbalnilYes
Toothpaste TabletsSageFluoride 1450ppmYes
JasonHealthy Mouth® Anti-Cavity & Tartar ControlTea Tree & CinnamonFluoride 1000ppmYes
Healthy Mouth® Tartar Control ToothpasteTea Tree & CinnamonNoYes
LaveraKids ToothpasteMild FruitNil?
LamazunaToothpaste tabsGinger powder & lemon essential oilnil?
Solid Toothpastes – seem to have been discontinued
Lush CosmeticsToothpaste TabsSparkle (Lemon & pepper), Boom (Aniseed & cola)No?
Soother Toothpaste JellyCloveNo?
Punch & JudyBaby toothpasteStrawberryFluoride 1000ppm?
Kid’s toothpsteBubblegum, StrawberryFluoride 1400ppm?
Natural Kid’s toothpasteStrawberryFluoride 1000ppm?
QuipToothpasteWatermelonFluoride 1100ppm?
RadiusUSDA Organic Gel ToothpasteClove Cardamom, Dragon Fruit, Cocnut Banananil?
USDA Organic Children’s ToothpasteDragon Fruitnil?
Tom’s of MaineChildren’s fluoride toothpasteSilly strawberryFluoride 1000ppmYes
Toothpaste ROCSBaby ToothpasteApple, Lime-Blossom, ChamomileXylitol 10%?
Kids 3-7Fruity cone, Barberry, Sweet Princess,Xylitol 12%?
Kids 4-7Summer Swirls, BubblegumFluoride 500ppm + Xylitol 10%?
Kids ProWild BerriesXylitol 10% + HAP?
Junior 6-12Chocolate and Caramel, Berry Mix, Fruity Rainbow, Coconut and VanillaXylitol 12%?
Teens 8-18Cola and Lemon, Sweet RushXylitol 10% + Fluoride 900ppm?
Medical MineralsBerry, FruitXylitol 12%?
SplatJunior Toothpaste for Children 6-11Berry Cocktail/BubblegumHAPYes
The Humble CoToothpaste in a jarStrawberryFluoride 1000ppmYes
Kids ToothpasteStrawberryFluoride 1000ppmYes

About Dr. Gemma Wheeler, BDS (Hons)

Gemma qualified from Cardiff University School of Dentistry in 2015. She went on to complete her Foundation Training and a further two years in the Armed Forces, primarily based around Wiltshire. She now works in a private practice in Plymouth.

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7 thoughts on “Best Non-Mint Toothpaste Options For Adults”

    • Hi Collette,

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have again reviewed the ingedients list available from Grant’s of Australia. I have used this to update the table to clarify there is mint extract or mint oil. Having looked through their products once again, there are the following options where the flavour does not expressly say mint:

      MINT FREE
      Flavour Free Natural Toothpaste – Fluoride Free

      CONTAIN MINT EXTRACT
      Strawberry Surprise Kids Natural Toothpaste – Fluoride Free: natural herb extract
      Blueberry Burst Kids Natural Toothpaste – Fluoride Free: natural herb extract
      The natural herb extract is made from Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Cardamon, Celery, Caraway, Coriander, Dill, Thyme, Rosemary & Sage. I do not know whether you can taste this in the toothpaste and have not tested it for myself.

      CONTAIN SPEARMINT OIL
      Blueberry Burst Kids Natural Toothpaste with Low Fluoride: natural herb extract + Spearmint Oil
      Cinnamon Natural Toothpaste – Fluoride Free: Spearmint Oil
      I am unable to comment on how strong the mint flavour is as I have not yet tried it myself.

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  1. Are you able to check your details on Green People Organic Children Mandarin and Aloe Vera Toothpaste. You indicate that its fluoride but their own web site and pictures indicate that its fluoride free. Is there cavity protection with this product I wonder.

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  2. In addition to oranurse, there is a toothpaste sold in Australia called “plain toothpaste” which has the same qualities.

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