The 11 Best Toothpaste Tablets of 2023

Our best overall pick is the Bite Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits

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Best Toothpaste Tablets

Byrdie / Sabrina Jiang

If you haven’t already heard of toothpaste tablets, welcome! We know they’re a little foreign at first, but toothpaste tablets are actually a really effective, practical, and environmentally friendly way to clean your teeth. In a nutshell, they do all the things that regular toothpaste does; you just need to chew them and add a wet toothbrush. From that point, they’ll foam up, get to work, and leave you with a clean, healthy mouth.

But like all things new-ish, toothpaste tablets can be slightly confusing at first. To find the very best on the market, we conducted hours of research on the best toothpaste tablets—evaluating them based on their active ingredients, effectiveness, and how well they compared to a normal toothpaste. We also considered flavor and their ability to give you that just-brushed feeling. After consulting with a dental expert and assessing dozens of formulas, we landed on these top-rated picks.

Keep reading to discover the best toothpaste tablets.

Best Overall

Bite Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits Fluoride Free

Bite Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits


What We Like
  • Vegan, clean ingredients

  • Great flavor

  • Highly cleansing

  • Foams up well

What We Don't Like
  • Some reviewers note that the flavor can be too minty

Bite’s much-loved toothpaste tablets are made using a bunch of good-for-teeth ingredients, including nano-hydroxyapatite, xylitol, bicarb soda, menthol, peppermint, and calcium carbonate. They taste great (a true minty-menthol flavor), froth up nicely, and leave the teeth feeling super clean.

Those who are environmentally conscious will also love that the packaging is 100% plastic free and zero waste, and the product is cruelty-free and made with vegan ingredients—including guar gum and coconut oil. Reviewers noted that compared to other toothpaste tablets, these gave them the most similar experience to their regular toothpaste.

Price at time of publish: $12 for one-month supply

Active Ingredients: Nano-hydroxyapatite, xylitol, bicarb soda | Size: 62 tablets per bottle

Best Budget

Archtek Toothpaste Tablet

Archtek Toothpaste Tablet Mint


What We Like
  • Foams up well

  • Whitens teeth

  • Fights cavities and plaque

What We Don't Like
  • Not as effective as toothpaste

With 60 tablets per bottle, Archtek’s tablets are a reasonably-priced option that doesn’t compromise on taste or quality. Aside from the fresh minty element, these contain xylitol to reduce cavities and natural cranberry to fight against plaque. One Amazon reviewer says they bubble up well and have a subtle whitening effect—we’ll brush to that! 

Price at time of publish: $12.25

Active Ingredients: Xylitol, cranberry | Size: 60 tablets per bottle

Best Charcoal

hello Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste Tablets

Hello Organic Toothpaste Tablets
What We Like
  • Tackles plaque

  • Removes surface stains on teeth

  • Draws out toxins

What We Don't Like
  • Can actually be a bit messy

Formulated with activated charcoal, natural peppermint, tea tree oil, and coconut oil, these tablets simultaneously remove plaque, subtly whiten and freshen up your breath. Charcoal specifically is thought to draw out toxins and absorb surface stains, making these an excellent option if you’re a regular coffee drinker.

Price at time of publish: $23.98 for two 60-tablet bottles

Active Ingredients: Activated charcoal, xylitol | Size: 60 tablets per bottle

Best Whitening

Chewtab Gentle Whitening Toothpaste Tablets

Weldental Chewtab Gentle Whitening Toothpaste Tablets


What We Like
  • Baking soda removes stains with low abrasion

  • Foams up well

  • Easy on the teeth

  • Has many flavors

What We Don't Like
  • Stevia might produce aftertaste

These top-rated tablets are full of xylitol to clean teeth, plus baking soda to remove surface stains. They’re also bleach-free, making them a great alternative if traditional teeth whitening products leave you sensitive. 

Price time of publish: $8.95

Active Ingredients: Activated charcoal, baking soda | Size: 60 tablets per bottle

Best With Fluoride

Denttabs Toothpaste Tablets

Denttabs tablets for teeth cleaning


What We Like
  • Contains cavity-fighting fluoride

  • Strengthens teeth

  • Leaves teeth feeling fresh

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't turn to paste easily

If you want to try a low-waste tablet but don’t want to remove tooth-strengthening and cavity-fighting fluoride from your oral care routine, Denttabs have you covered. There’s also baking soda in there for subtle brightness and menthol for a feeling of freshness.

Price at time of publish: $11.54

Active Ingredients: Fluoride, baking soda | Size: 125 tablets per packet

Best Vegan

Georganics Natural Toothtablets

Georganics Natural Toothpaste Tablets


What We Like
  • Whitens teeth

  • Fights stains

  • Kaolin clay absorbs impurities

What We Don't Like
  • Faint taste

  • Leaves residue on tongue

Georganics Tablets are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of xylitol and fluoride. Instead, they’re formulated with cream of tartar for a natural foam, kaolin to absorb impurities, bicarb soda, and peppermint oil to brighten and give a feeling of freshness. Reviewers do note they’re quite salty, but the zero-waste packaging is a great touch. 

Active Ingredients: Cream of tartar, kaolin, organic peppermint oil, baking soda | Size: 120 tablets per bottle

Best for Strong Teeth

Good Organics Fluoride Free Mint Natural Toothpaste Tablets


Good Organics

What We Like
  • Great taste

  • Leaves teeth feeling fresh

  • Foams up well

What We Don't Like
  • Might produce aftertaste

These tablets contain calcium and zinc citrate to protect tooth enamel and remineralize the teeth. They foam up nicely and have a subtle minty flavor that lasts well. While they are fluoride-free, they’re full of xylitol to prevent cavities as well.

Price at time of publish: $14.83

Active Ingredients: Xylitol, peppermint | Size: 90 tablets per bottle

Best Experience

Chomp Peppermint Toothpaste Tablets

CHOMP Peppermint Toothpaste Tablets


What We Like
  • All natural ingredients

  • Great flavor

  • Gives a clean feeling

What We Don't Like
  • A bit hard to dissolve

Chomp’s whitening Toothpaste Tablets are xylitol-free (so, pet safe) and instead use calcium phosphate, silica ingredients, and peppermint flavor to clean and care for the teeth and gums. Reviewers comment how well they foam in the mouth, as well.

Price at time of publish: $8.95

Active Ingredients: Calcium phosphate, silica | Size: 60 tablets per bottle

Best Flavor

Lush Boom! Toothpaste Tabs

Boom! Toothpaste Tabs


What We Like
  • Very unique flavor

  • Detoxifying ingredients

  • Removes stains

What We Don't Like
  • Definitely not minty

Lush Toothpaste Tabs have a seriously unique flavor profile. Made with charcoal powder, sea salt, lime oil, ground chili, and black pepper, they’re a little spicy and taste almost like Coca-Cola. Try them out if you want freshness without the minty element.

Price at time of publish: $12

Active Ingredients: Charcoal, black pepper, Persian lime oil, kaolin | Size: 1.7 ounces

Best Mint

Nelson Naturals Crush & Brush Toothpaste Tablets

Crush & Brush Toothpaste Tablets- Mint Glass JAR


What We Like
  • Very minty

  • Leaves teeth feeling clean

  • Whitens

What We Don't Like
  • Mint flavor might be too strong for some

If you’re into super fresh, minty flavor profiles that almost make your eyes water, Crush & Brush are the way to go. Formulated with menthol, peppermint, spearmint, and charcoal, they’re really refreshing and will leave your entire mouth feeling clean.

Price at time of publish: $15.74

Active Ingredients: Xylitol, peppermint | Size: 90 tablets per bottle

Best Berry

Bite Berry Twist Toothpaste Bits

Berry Twist Toothpaste Bits


What We Like
  • Different flavors

  • Fruit taste

  • Gives a clean feeling

What We Don't Like
  • Charcoal flavor has weird texture

Not a fan of mint? Thankfully, Bite makes its top-selling toothpaste tablets in a few different flavors, including this delicious berry variety. It’s a citrus berry, though, so you’ll still get that clean teeth feeling. 

Price at time of publish: $12 for one-month supply

Active Ingredients: Xylitol, peppermint | Size: 248 tablets per bottle

Final Verdict

It turns out that there’s a stack of great toothpaste tablets on the market, but our favorite is the Bite's Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits, which we love because they emulate a traditional brushing experience. We also love the slightly more affordable Archtek Toothpaste Tablets because they whiten and protect against cavities.

Meet the Expert

Lindsay McCormick is the founder and CEO of Bite, a market-leading oral care company, including the best-selling Bits toothpaste tablets.

What to Look for in Toothpaste Tablets

Strengthening Ingredients

Much like traditional toothpaste, it’s important to look for ingredients that will strengthen the teeth, fight plaque, reduce cavities and freshen your breath. Xylitol, activated charcoal, fluoride, calcium carbonate, erythritol, and sodium bicarbonate are all good ingredients to check for when you're purchasing toothpaste tablets.


If you love that super fresh, minty mouthfeel post-brush (and who doesn’t), keep an eye out for the inclusion of peppermint, menthol, or spearmint as well. There are also plenty of non-minty options if you prefer, whether it be berry, charcoal, or even cinnamon flavored toothpaste tablets.


Since toothpaste tablets transform from a solid to a foam, the texture is key for your overall brushing experience. Some tabs can become grainy or not foam up well enough, so you want to look for one that can mimic the texture of your traditional toothpaste while brushing. Since you obviously can't test for yourself before buying, pay attention to reviews that describe the feeling of using the tablets.

  • How are toothpaste tablets different from toothpaste?

    Bite founder and CEO Lindsay McCormick explains to us that toothpaste tablets are essentially dry, concentrated bits of toothpaste: "By taking out the water and only using compressed powder, you're able to leave out all the harsh chemicals and preservatives, so you're left with a much cleaner and more natural teeth cleaning product." 

    The key points of difference are that tablets are considered better for the environment (they're low waste) and are formulated without SLS and other chemicals used to preserve liquids and gels.

  • How do you use toothpaste tablets?

    Toothpaste tablets are super convenient, says McCormick. All you need to do is pop one in your mouth, bite down a few times, and brush with a wet toothbrush. It should slightly foam up like regular toothpaste, leaving your teeth feeling fresh and clean.

  • What are the benefits of toothpaste tablets?

    Toothpaste tablets are equally portioned, travel-friendly (no TSA issues), and won't accidentally squeeze all through your luggage. Most come in refillable glass packaging as well, meaning there's less waste involved when compared to a plastic toothpaste tube. There's also less need for preservatives if that's something that's important to you.

Why Trust Byrdie

Team Byrdie researched all the toothpaste tablets on the market and read through countless customer reviews to compile this edit. We also sat down with Lindsay McCormick from Bite to chat about all things oral care and tested a few tablets ourselves.

According to our Diversity Pledge, 15% of products in our newly-published market roundups will feature Black-owned and/or Black-founded brands. At the time of publishing, we were not able to find any toothpaste tablets from a Black-owned and/or Black-founded business. If you know of one we should consider, please email us at, and we will evaluate the product ASAP.

Updated by Shannon Stubbs
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