Vegan Dentist

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Is there such a thing as a Vegan Dentist?

The answer is yes. I have found greendent and Dr.Helen Voronina  but since one is in Germany and other in Australia, it is not a realistic option for people who live in the Uk, like myself.

So what should we do?

WE SHOULD ASK. I have recently reached out to Jiva Dental (London) and The Natural Smile (Bristol). Here are the answers:

Jiva Dental

“We did look into Vegan dental products a few years ago but the bulk of the dental suppliers could not help us with completely vegan –free dental materials.

We did purchase vegan friendly polishing paste for our hygienist ( teeth cleaning visits) & have seen many vegan patients.”

The Natural Smile

“We do use and sell vegan friendly Aloe Dent products here.

The only one that isn’t vegan is the Triple Action Flouride Toothpaste that contains Chitosan (From Shellfish). The Sensitive and Whitening Aloe Dent Toothpaste and Mouthwash are all vegan.”

 

My advice

There are dental practices with vegan options out there. Although they are not 100% vegan it is a much better option than a conventional dentist. As you can see all you need to do is ask. They are happy to help and If they do use vegan-friendly products you find what you´re looking for. Also if everybody asks for vegan-friendly procuts we are letting the industry know it´s loosing money by not keeping these options available. If the demand is high they have to consider it.  It´s all about the supply and demand dinamic.

And don´t let yourself down if you´ve asked and still can´t find a vegan-friendly dentist in your area. Accoding to the Vegan Society ” Veganism is a way of living wich seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicabe,all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”

Note: “As far as is possible and practicable”.

 

I am still looking for a vegan -friendly dentist in Manchester. Let´s send more emails .

Do you know about one?

 

Love,Sofia.

 

 

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