Raise your hand if you’re like us and going to the dentist scares you. But as scary as it can be for us dental patients, think of all the terrified animals who are used in tests for products like toothpaste. 🙁

During those painful tests, experimenters drip substances into animals’ eyes, smear them onto their shaved or scraped skin, or force them to ingest or inhale massive quantities of chemicals—all without any painkillers. Typically, the animals are killed when the tests are over.

Luckily, there are plenty of cruelty-free options available these days to help keep your pearly whites healthy and clean. Here are our favorite brands that make animal-friendly toothpaste:

1. Hello

2. The Honest Company

#honesttoothpaste #allnatural #excitedtotry

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4. Kiss My Face

5. Nature’s Gate

Seriously such an amazing toothpaste, it's my favorite! If you like fennel seeds, you'll love the taste! It tastes very natural and it cleans the plaque off very well. After I use my dental pick and brush and floss they literally feel like I just came back from the dentist (my favorite past time.) I've also noticed that my teeth have become whiter then they already are since I've been using it for the past 12 days. I have sensitive gums and they feel wonderful and my mouth is hydrated afterwards. When I was using conventional, my mouth would be dry so my gums would be irritated so I don't have that problem anymore, ❤️ #teeth #oralhealth #oralhygiene #naturesgate #naturesgatetoothpaste #natural #vegan #yummy #whiteteeth #hygiene #productreview #review #healthysmiles #nonGMO #flouridefree

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6. Tom’s of Maine

7. Trader Joe’s

Need more cruelty-free products in your life? Check out our list of bath and body brands to buy instead of Victoria’s Secret!