Boka focuses on delivering products that not only care for your teeth, but your entire body. This is done by avoiding harmful chemicals, and by incorporating design thinking into their products.
They use a toothpaste with hydroxyapatite which is a calcium based mineral that is found naturally in your body. It has been shown to remineralize your tooth enamel, strengthen it, and prevent cavities without the harmful side effects of fluoride.
Boka is a natural toothpaste brand that makes products with the best ingredients nature and science has to offer. They swap toxic fluoride and SLS for safe, natural alternatives like nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha).
Hydroxyapatite is a calcium mineral that makes up 97% of your tooth enamel. It’s biocompatible, meaning that your teeth will uptake it easily and fill in fissures in your enamel to help remineralize your teeth.
In Japan, this has been a gold standard ingredient in oral health care for decades and is used to combat tooth decay, including sensitivity, by remineralizing your teeth. It also helps whiten your teeth and reduce sensitivity without the risks and side effects of fluoride.
Boka is free from fluoride, sulfates and parabens and comes in a variety of flavors such as vanilla bling, cha cha chocolate, strawberry and coconut ginger. It also contains xylitol, aloe vera and green tea to help inactivate cavity-causing bacteria.
Founded in 2016, Boka has a mission to make oral care products that encourage whole-body wellness and trade harsh additives for naturally restorative compounds. Their luxe, stylish oral care products seamlessly disappear on your bathroom countertop while doing the work you need to keep your mouth healthy.
They’re backed by scientific research and feature innovative ingredients like nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha), originally developed by NASA to prevent bone and tooth loss in astronauts. n-Ha helps remineralize teeth and strengthen enamel, and is non-toxic.
Boka Toothpaste is also free of sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, artificial flavors and parabens. This toothpaste is flavored with a blend of soothing aloe vera, bacteria-fighting xylitol and antioxidant-rich green tea and mint.
Boka also offers a toothbrush kit that includes the first sonic electric toothbrush with activated charcoal bristles to limit bacteria growth and provide a gentle brushing experience. It comes with a tube of Ela Mint or Coco Ginger toothpaste, two additional brush heads and natural floss.
If you’re looking for a sensitive toothpaste, Boka has a great option. Its Ela Mint toothpaste is powered by n-Ha (nano-hydroxyapatite), which has been the gold standard in dentistry in Japan for over 40 years and is 100% biocompatible.
It also contains soothing aloe vera, xylitol, and antioxidant rich green tea to protect teeth against bacteria. It’s also free of artificial flavors and endocrine disruptors.
The makers of this product believe that we should work with our body, not against it. That’s why they’ve paired the best ingredients that nature and science have to offer, and that have a positive impact on preventive health.
They have a mission to make oral care simple, and that means making products that the majority can afford. As a part of that, they give back to causes they’re passionate about. For every brush they sell, Boka donates a toothbrush to their non-profit partner, Surge, which works to bring life-sustaining water to those in need.
Boka’s toothpaste is a water based (no alcohol) wonder of the oral health world, and it looks a lot like your average supermarket tube. It comes in a 4 oz (118ml) tube which will keep you squeaky clean for about 3 months per use. It is also one of the more sustainable products I’ve seen besides tooth brushes.
The most notable feature is that it doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS for short, as in a regular commercial brand. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a known carcinogen and can be very irritating to sensitive mouths. The aforementioned SLS free wonder contains other goodies to make your teeth sparkle including aloe vera and xylitol, and it does a pretty good job of it.
Lastly, the most impressive ingredient is probably nano-hydroxyapatite (nHa). NASA developed this stuff for their astronauts to help them keep their teeth and bones strong on long gravity defying missions in space, and it did a decent job of it.
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