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 (apart from the Colgate Kids Bubble Fruit option).
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.
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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.
Oranurse Unflavoured toothpaste
Best unflavoured non-mint 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.
- Truly mint free
- SLS free – also non foaming.
- Two different fluoride levels available.
- Suitable for a wide range of medical conditions.
- May be difficult to get hold of
Hello Unicorn Sparkle Kids Fluoride Toothpaste
Best flavoured toothpaste (option 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.
Kingfisher Fennel Toothpaste (With Fluoride)
Best flavoured non-mint toothpaste (option 2)
Kingfisher make a number of non mint toothpastes, but this fennel flavoured one is the only one containing fluoride.
I have included it as an option in case it is a flavour you are very interested in, but it may be expensive because it will likely be shipped from the USA or UK.
When I tried this toothpaste is is a savoury spicy flavour, similar to licorice. This strong flavour won’t be to everyone’s taste, and it leaves an after taste too. It is a toothpaste that adults may like, but children are unlikely to enjoy it.
Kingfisher is a British brand, making natural toothpastes in the UK. It is stocked globally in most health food shops and natural health clinics, as well as being available online. The brand has been awarded Ethical Consumer Best Buy Awards, although it does contain palm oil.
Whilst this paste currently comes in a non-recyclable tube, Kingfisher is in the process of swapping to new HDPE recyclable tubes from June 2022. Older stock may still come in non-recyclable tubes though, so check the packaging
Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Natural Toothpaste — Cinnamon
Best flavoured toothpaste (option 3)
This is another expensive import option but I have included it as an option in case the flavour is particularly appealing.
Tom’s of Maine are Certified B Corporation, indicating their commitment to being an ethical and sustainable company.
Their Whole Care toothpaste comes in a number of flavours, but the only truly non-mint option is this Cinnamon Clove flavour.
The flavour is definitely mint free and has the strong savoury taste of cinnamon.
Tom’s of Maine switched to recyclable HDPE toothpaste tubes some time ago, so it should be fully recyclable too (just check the packaging as there is still some older stock around).
- Truly mint free
- Contains fluoride 1000ppm
- Contains alcohol, which can be drying in the mouth.
- 4.0 ounce/113g per tube
- CAD $18 / tube
GC Tooth Mousse
Best remineralising non-mint toothpaste
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.
- Remineralisation without fluoride
- Non mint flavours
- Helps manage sensitivity
- Only available in certain places online
- Unsuitable if you have a milk allergy
- 35ml tube
- Approx. CAD $22 – $30 / tube
Squigle Tooth Builder
Best fluoride-free remineralising non-mint toothpaste
Squigle toothpastes are made in the USA, using ingredients sourced in the USA. This particular toothpaste is flavour free (with a hint of sweetness from the xylitol it contains).
This toothpaste is fluoride free (a fluoride containing version is available, but contains mint), but instead uses a very high concentration of xylitol to help teeth to reharden.
With a minimal ingredient list, this toothpaste is a good option for those suffering from mouth irritation and looking for a fluoride free toothpaste.
- Truly mint free toothpaste
- Remineralisation from Xylitol
- flavour free
- No dentist recommended fluoride
- Can only be bought online
- Contains animal derived products
GC MI Paste Plus
Best non-mint toothpaste for sensitive teeth
This is another product for the general public which is made by the dental brand GC.
If you’re buying it in Canada it will be a very expensive option as it is an import and only worth going for if you really need it.
GC MI Paste Plus helps to manage sensitivity using its specialist ingredient, Recaldent. It also contains fluoride to help with remineralisation.
Although the fluoride is a lower concentration than is normally recommended, it is less of a concern due to the CCP-ACP also having a protective effect.
If you are particularly concerned about the fluoride content, you could use this in addition to regular fluoride containing toothpaste.
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.
- Remineralisation without fluoride
- Non mint flavours
- Helps manage sensitivity
- Only available in certain places online
Colgate Mild Bubble Fruit Kids Toothpaste (contains mint oils)
Best non-mint toothpaste available in stores
Colgate is one of the most widely known oral care brands, which is why I have included it as one of the best non mint toothpastes.
The kids bubble fruit flavoured toothpaste doesn’t taste of mint, but do be aware it does contain mint oils. This is a good option if you just don’t like the taste of mint, and want something which can be easily bought in a store instead of online shopping.
It has a mild fruity flavour (and doesn’t taste of any particular fruit like berry or citrus) which doesn’t linger after spitting the paste out.
- Non mint flavour
- Contains fluoride 1450ppm
- Available in shops
- Contains mint oils
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:
- 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.
- 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:
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.
|Brand||Description||flavours||Fluoride / Remineralisation||Contains mint oils or Aromas?|
|Archie Toothpaste||Refillable toothpaste with fluoride||Watermelon Crush, Yummy Strawberry, Lemonade Storm||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Refillable toothpaste fluoride free||Blue Cola||Nil||No|
|Refillable toothpaste with HAP||Yummy Strawberry, Watermelon Crush, Lemonade Storm||HAP||No|
|Auromere||Ayurvedic Toothpaste||Mint Free, Foam-Free Cardamom-Fennel||Nil||No|
|Carifree||Gel 1100 .24%||Citrus, Grape||HAP + Fluoride 1100ppm||No|
|Fluoride Free Gel||Grape||HAP||No|
|Cleure Toothpaste||Unflavoured, Cinnamon||Nil||No|
|Kids Sparkle Fun||Bubblegum||Fluoride||No|
|Eco Living||Toothpaste tablets with fluoride||Orange, Raspberry||Fluoride 1450ppm||No|
|Toothpaste tablets without fluoride||Orange, Raspberry||nil||No|
|GC Tooth Mousse||Tooth Mousse||Melon, Vanilla, Strawberry and Tutti-Frutti||CPP-ACP||No|
|MI Paste Plus||Melon, Vanilla, Strawberry and Tutti-Frutti||Fluoride 900ppm + CPP-ACP||No|
|Grants of Australia||flavour Free Toothpaste||Unflavoured||nil||No|
|Green Beaver||Natural Toothpaste||Zesty Orange, Green Apple, Star Anise, Cinnamon||nil||No|
|Green People Organic||Children’s Toothpaste with Fluoride||Mandarin and Aloe Vera||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride Free||Mandarin and Aloe Vera||nil||No|
|Toothpaste||Fennel and Propolis, Citrus and Aloe Vera||nil||No|
|Hello||unicorn sparkle fluoride toothpaste||bubble gum||Fluoride 14500ppm||No|
|dragon dazzle fluoride toothpaste for kids||blue raspberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|kids fluoride toothpaste||wild strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Himalaya||Ayurvedic Dental Cream||Clove||nil||No|
|Jack n Jill||Natural Toothpaste||Banana, Berries & Cream, Blackcurrant, Bubblegum, flavour free, Raspberry||Xylitol 40%||No|
|Jason||Kids Only Toothpaste Fluoride Free||Strawberry||No||No|
|Kingfisher||Fluoride Free||Fennel, Aloe Vera Tea Tree & Fennel, Strawberry||No||No|
|With Fluoride||Fennel||Fluoride 1450ppm||No|
|Kiss My Face||Kids Berry Smart Gel With Fluoride||Berry||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Kids Berry Smart Gel Fluoride Free||Berry||nil||No|
|Nelson naturals||Original Zero Waste Toothpaste||Fennel||nil||No|
|Crush & Brush Toothpaste Tablets||Tangerine Dream, Root Beer Float, Grape||nil||No|
|OHS Laboratories||Plain Toothpaste||Unflavoured||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Whitening Peroxide Toothpaste||Unflavoured||Fluoride||No|
|Orajel||Character Anticavity Toothpaste||Fruity Bubble, Berry Bop, Berry Blast||Fluoride 1100ppm||No|
|Character Fluoride Free Training Toothpaste||Berry Fruity, Watermelon||nil||No|
|Oranurse||Unflavoured toothpaste||Unflavoured||Fluoride 1000ppm or 1450ppm||No|
|Redmond||Redmond Earthpaste with Silver||Lemon Twist, Cinnamon||nil||No|
|Earthpowder||Splashin’ Citrus, Black Licorice||nil||No|
|Sanderson OHP toothpaste||OHP Free||Unflavoured||Fluoride 1450ppm||No|
|Splat||Baby flavoured Toothpaste (available soon)||Apple and banana||HAP||No|
|Toothpaste for Kids 2-6||Fruit Ice Cream/Strawberry Cherry||HAP||No|
|Spotlight Oral Care||Toothpaste for Children||Strawberry||Fluoride 1450||No|
|Squiggle||Tooth builder toothpaste||Unflavoured||Xylitol 36%||No|
|The Dirt||Trace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powder||sweet spice||Nil||No|
|Coconut Oil Toothpaste||Sweet Cinnamon||Nil||No|
|Tom’s of Maine||Fluoride Free Antiplaque and Whiteningtoothpaste||Fennel||Nil||No|
|Fluoride free Propolis and Myrrh toothpastes||Fennel||Nil||No|
|Whole Care Toothpaste||Cinnamon Clove||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Children’s fluoride toothpaste||Silly strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride Free||Silly strawberry||Nil||No|
|Help Save The Animal’s Children’s Toothpaste||Grape, Blueberry, Watermelon||Fluoride 1000ppm||No|
|Fluoride Free Toddler Training toothpaste||mild fruit||Nil||No|
|Uncle Harry’s Natural Products||Uncle Harry’s Tooth Suds||Cinnamon, Tea Tree, Unflavoured||Nil||No|
|Unscented Tooth Powder *No Essential Oils*||Unflavoured||Nil||No|
|Unscented Remineralization Powder||Unflavoured||Nil||No|
|Xlear||Spry Fluoride-Free Toothpaste||Cinnamon||Xylitol||No|
|Spry Fluoride-Free Kids Toothpaste||Bubblegum||Xylitol||No|
|Spry Kid’s Anti-Cavity Toothpaste||Bubblegum||Xylitol + Fluoride 1100ppm||No|
|Spry Original Kid’s Xylitol Tooth Gel||Unflavoured||Xylitol||No|
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.
For any paste that contains a question mark in the ‘Mint oils or aromas’ column, we are awaiting manufacturer feedback for confirmation.
As with the list above, the recommendations in the table below cover various countries. Availability may vary depending on your location.
|Brand||Description||flavour||Fluoride / Remineralisation||Mint Oils or Aromas|
|ACT||Kids Toothpaste||Bubblegum Blowout, Wald Watermelon, Groovy Grape||Fluoride 1100ppm||?|
|Aquafresh Children’s Toothpaste||Kids Toothpaste||Splash Strawberry & Mint||Fluoride 1450ppm||Yes|
|Naturals Herbal Fresh Toothpaste||Herbal||Fluoride 1450ppm||Yes|
|Auromere||Ayurvedic Toothpaste||Cinnamon, Licorice||Nil||Yes|
|Ben & Anna Toothpaste with Fluoride||Toothpaste in a jar||Orange, Strawberry||Fluoride 1450ppm||Yes|
|Biomin Toothpaste||BioMin® F for Kids Toothpaste||Melon, Strawberry||Fluoride 600ppm, Fluoro CalciumPhosphoSilicate||?|
|Bite Bits||Toothpaste Bits||Berry Twist||HAP||Yes|
|Kids Toothpaste||Tutti-Frutti Flamingo, Strawberry, Blueberry||Fluoride 1350ppm||?|
|Burt’s Bees||Kids Fruit Fusion Toothpaste Fluoride-Free||Fruit||Nil||Yes|
|Kids Fruit Fusion Toothpaste With Fluoride||Fruit||Fluoride 1100ppm||Yes|
|Close Up||Everfresh Toothpaste Red Hot||Cinnamon|
|Colgate||Kids Toothpaste 3-5 years||Strawberry||Fluoride 1450ppm||Yes|
|Kids Baby Toothpaste 0-2 years||Mild Fruit||Fluoride 1000ppm||?|
|Kids Toothpaste with Fluoride||Ryan’s World/Trolls Bubble Fruit||Fluoride 1100ppm||Yes|
|Kids 2 In 1||Strawberry Smash, Watermelon Burst||Fluoride 1100ppm||Yes|
|Fluoride Toothpaste For Kids – Minions||Mild bubble fruit||Fluoride 1100ppm||Yes|
|My First Colgate® Infant & Toddler Toothpaste||Mild Fruit||nil||?|
|Zero For Kids 3-24 Months||Mild Fruit||nil||?|
|Nature’s Extracts Ultimate||Fresh Lemon Extract and Aloe Vera||Fluoride 1100ppm||?|
|Crest||Complete Whitening Plus Cinnamon Expressions Toothpaste||Cinnamon||Fluoride||Yes|
|Curaprox||Children’s toothpaste||Watermelon||Fluoride 1350ppm||?|
|Children’s toothpaste||Strawberry||Fluoride 950ppm||?|
|Dr Bronner’s||All-in-One Toothpaste||Cinnamon, Anise||nil||Yes|
|Dr Sheffield’s||Natural toothpastes||Chocolate, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Banana||Nil||?|
|Dr Organic||Aloe Vera Toothpaste||Aloe Vera Toothpaste||Nil||Y|
|Virgin Coconut Oil Toothpaste||Virgin Coconut Oil Toothpaste||nil||Y|
|Pomegranate Toothpaste||Pomegranate Toothpaste||nil||Y|
|Tea Tree Toothpaste||Tea Tree Toothpaste||nil||Y|
|Ecodenta||Gum protection toothpaste with tea tree oil||Grapefruit||nil||Yes|
|Sparkling bubbles toothpaste||?||Fluoride 1448ppm||?|
|Black orange whitening toothpaste||Orange||nil||Yes|
|Colour suprise cavity fighting toothpaste for kids||Melon||Fluoride 1448ppm||?|
|flavoured toothpaste for kids||Wild Strawberry||HAP||?|
|flavoured toothpaste for kids||Raspberry||Fluoride 498ppm||?|
|Kids Toothpaste Fluoride Free||Bubblegum||HAP||?|
|Georganics||Organic Fluoride Toothpaste||Orange||Fluoride 1350ppm||?|
|Organic Mineral Toothpaste||Orange, Tea Tree||nil||?|
|Natural Whitening Toothpowder||Orange, Tea Tree||nil||?|
|Natural Mineral Toothtablets||Eucalyptus, Orange, Tea Tree||nil||?|
|Grants of Australia||Kids Natural Toothpaste||Blueberry Burst||nil||Y|
|Kids Natural Toothpaste||Strawberry Surprise||Fluoride 500ppm||Y|
|Green Beaver||Naturapeutic Fluoride-Free Toothpaste for Kids||Strawberry||Xylitol 20%||Yes|
|Gum Toothpaste||KIDS Toothpaste 3-6||Strawberry||Fluoride 500ppm||?|
|JUNIOR Toothpaste||Tutti Frutti||Fluoride 1450ppm||?|
|Himalaya||Kids Toothpaste||Bubble Gum, Orange||nil||?|
|Hydrophil||Sweet Herbs Toothpaste||Herbal||nil||Yes|
|Toothpaste Tablets||Sage||Fluoride 1450ppm||Yes|
|Jason||Healthy Mouth® Anti-Cavity & Tartar Control||Tea Tree & Cinnamon||Fluoride 1000ppm||Yes|
|Healthy Mouth® Tartar Control Toothpaste||Tea Tree & Cinnamon||No||Yes|
|Lavera||Kids Toothpaste||Mild Fruit||Nil||?|
|Lamazuna||Toothpaste tabs||Ginger powder & lemon essential oil||nil||?|
|Solid Toothpastes – seem to have been discontinued|
|Lush Cosmetics||Toothpaste Tabs||Sparkle (Lemon & pepper), Boom (Aniseed & cola)||No||?|
|Soother Toothpaste Jelly||Clove||No||?|
|Punch & Judy||Baby toothpaste||Strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||?|
|Kid’s toothpste||Bubblegum, Strawberry||Fluoride 1400ppm||?|
|Natural Kid’s toothpaste||Strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||?|
|Radius||USDA Organic Gel Toothpaste||Clove Cardamom, Dragon Fruit, Cocnut Banana||nil||?|
|USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste||Dragon Fruit||nil||?|
|Tom’s of Maine||Children’s fluoride toothpaste||Silly strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||Yes|
|Toothpaste ROCS||Baby Toothpaste||Apple, Lime-Blossom, Chamomile||Xylitol 10%||?|
|Kids 3-7||Fruity cone, Barberry, Sweet Princess,||Xylitol 12%||?|
|Kids 4-7||Summer Swirls, Bubblegum||Fluoride 500ppm + Xylitol 10%||?|
|Kids Pro||Wild Berries||Xylitol 10% + HAP||?|
|Junior 6-12||Chocolate and Caramel, Berry Mix, Fruity Rainbow, Coconut and Vanilla||Xylitol 12%||?|
|Teens 8-18||Cola and Lemon, Sweet Rush||Xylitol 10% + Fluoride 900ppm||?|
|Medical Minerals||Berry, Fruit||Xylitol 12%||?|
|Splat||Junior Toothpaste for Children 6-11||Berry Cocktail/Bubblegum||HAP||Yes|
|The Humble Co||Toothpaste in a jar||Strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||Yes|
|Kids Toothpaste||Strawberry||Fluoride 1000ppm||Yes|