Have you ever heard of tooth powder? If not, you are certainly not alone! However, tooth powder has become increasingly popular in the last few years as a healthy toothpaste alternative and many even claim it works so much better than your average toothpaste, even natural and healthy toothpaste that is on the market.
There are, however, quite a few differences when it comes to tooth powder versus traditional natural toothpaste as well or other tooth cleaning alternatives. A lot of the goods and bad of each are completely up to personal preferences, but in this article, we are here to provide you with some of the basic facts about each option, so you can choose on your own which option you think may be better for you and your family as a whole.
We will take a look at the texture differences and taste differences, so you have a better idea of what to expect between these two very different options.
Let’s begin to explore these burning questions and topics below, so you can get to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy and beautiful as ever.
Tooth Powder vs. Toothpaste Texture
One of the biggest differences you are going to notice when it comes to toothpaste vs. tooth powder is the face the textures are 100% NOT the same. As implied by their names, toothpaste is a paste – the traditional creamy or gel texture that comes out of a tube in a slightly solid form. It is what we know and what we are used to. It foams, froths, and feels “normal” to us.
On the other hand, tooth powder is just that, a powder, it generally comes packaged in a small jar with a twist-off lid. Inside is the powder. You use tooth powder by wetting your toothbrush with water and dipping the brush into the jar of tooth powder.
You then proceed to brush your teeth as normal. But that is why the texture is going to get very different and very surprising! You will not have any frothing or foaming; the powder is gritty and a bit “crunchy.”
If you try out a tooth powder, it is definitely going to take some time to get used to in the beginning, but many people adapt to the texture just fine after using the product for a while.
Tooth Powder vs. Toothpaste Taste
Another big difference we are going to see between these two teeth cleaning formulas is in the fact of taste. Regular toothpaste is what we are all used to. It is smooth and comes in so many different flavor options. There is generally no off-flavors in the paste, there is generally no saltiness or anything out of the norm.
However, when it comes to tooth powders things get a little different in the taste part. Since it often contains baking soda or salts, it is likely to have a slightly salty flavor that is not typically found in any regular toothpaste. That salty and gritty flavor and texture can be a huge turn-off for a lot of people, but at the same time, many people are also fine with it as well.
Something like this mostly just comes down to personal preference. It also has a lot to do with the brand as well. If you get a good brand, the essential oils used will often offset that salty flavor quite a bit, so it is much more tolerable than some other brands. If you are interested in tooth powder, it makes the time some trial and error to find one that you actually love.
In the end, toothpaste and tooth powder both have their benefits and their drawbacks. Often times for most people the deciding factor is simply going to come down to taste preference and flavor preference.
Some will get over the slightly salty, gritting, and non-foaming of the powder, while others will not be able to make the switch – at least for a long time!
The only way to truly know which one you will like the best is to try both. If you do, let us know which one you like better and will continue to use it as part of your oral health routine!
This article was last updated on May 6, 2022 .