21 Best Japanese Toothpaste in 2023

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Taking care of your teeth is very important, however, when you move to another country
it isn’t always easy to find toothpaste that suits your needs.

The first time I went looking for toothpaste I was shocked by the sheer range of choices, and how they were all the same to me considering I couldn’t read most of the writing on the package!

For this reason, I searched and selected 21 best toothpastes, each one suited to a concern.

As in all things, everyone will have different concerns… there are those looking for whitening toothpaste, those looking for toothpaste with fluoride, or those looking for a good toothpaste for the gums.

Most of these toothpastes are easy to find. I found them in the drugstore “cocakara fine”,
in “don quijote”, “aeon” and also “super viva home”.



Clinica Toothpaste

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Clinica toothpaste is a fluoride toothpaste that comes in 2 flavors :
Mild Mint and Fresh Mint

Its main features are:

Helps remove plaque with the cleaning agent TDS (sodium tetradescent sulfonate)
-It uses a highly adherent fluorine formula that makes fluorine stay for a long time
and prevents stubborn teeth .

Average price: 148 ~ 168 yen


Clinica Advantage

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This is a medicated toothpaste and it has 3 flavors :
Soft Mint, Citrus Mint, and Cool Mint.

It’s a “Total Care Formula”:
– It has a high concentration of fluorine(1450ppm) and uses a formula that makes fluorine
stay on your teeth for a long time.
Helps remove plaque with the cleaning agent TDS (sodium tetradescent sulfonate)
Prevents overgrowth of bacteria, stubborn teeth, and breath odors 

*Not intended for children under 6 years old.

Average price: 244 ~258 yen

KAO Clear Clean Toothpaste

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It has 3 flavors: Fresh Citrus, Natural Mint, Extra cool

This toothpaste has deforming granules (cleaning agents).

– Granules help remove dental plaque .
Contains fluoride to prevent tooth decay .
Prevents bad breath

Average price: 158 ~166 yen

KAO Clear Clean NEXTDENT Whitening

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This is a whitening fluoride toothpaste and it comes in 2 flavors:
Apple Chamomille and Clear Mint.

Fluorine formula prevents tooth decay
Removes stains with Malic acid (cleaning aid), as well as tobacco residue and coffee stains .
Removes plaque with reset granules (cleaning agent)
Prevents bad breath

*Newly released in March 2021!

Average price: 238 yen


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This medicated toothpaste has 3 flavors:
Gentle Citrus (recommended for children), Pure Mint, and Extra Fresh.

Fluorine long-term adsorption formula that remains even after rinsing
and prevents tooth decay .
Textured granules (cleaning agent)help remove dental plaque .
Prevents bad breath
Prevents gingival inflammation

Average price: 238 ~ 248 yen

GUM Dental Paste

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This toothpaste comes in 3 flavors:Regular, Refreshing, and Salty Mint.

Prevents bad breath
Sterilizes periodontal disease bacteria with medicinal ingredient CPC (Cetyplyridinium chloride)
Absorbs and removes bacterial fragments
Prevents inflammation, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and periodontitis .

Average price: 248 ~ 271 yen

LION Clinica Enamel Pearl Whitening Toothpaste

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This whitening toothpaste comes in 3 flavors:
White Floral Mint, Fresh Citrus Mint, and Elder Flower Mint.

– Enamel care formula that helps maintain strong, shiny white teeth
Removes stains on the tooth surface and fine gaps. Removes tobacco tar
Removes plaque and prevents adhesion
Prevents bad breath
– It contains fluoride which promotes the remineralization of calcium
into the enamel and
prevents tooth decay.

Average price: 298 yen

SUNSTAR Ora2 me STAIN CLEAR Toothpaste

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This toothpaste comes in 3 flavors: Natural Mint, Peach Leaf Mint, and Floral White Tea

Removes stains on teeth, makes them harder to stick
Restores the original whiteness of teeth

Average price: 258 ~ 299 yen

Shumitekuto, Periodontal Disease Care

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This toothpaste helps fight hypersensitivity, gingivitis, and periodontitis.

High-concentration fluoride (1450ppm) strengthens the tooth structure
and prevents tooth decay.
Prevents Periodontal disease (gingival inflammation/periodontitis)
Prevents tooth stains due to hypersensitivity
Prevents bad breath

*Don’t use under 6 years old

Average price: 398 ~ 638 yen

Sangi Apagard Smokin’

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As the name suggests this toothpaste is for smokers.

Removes stains from smoking cigarettes.
Prevents growth of cavities
Contains remineralizing agent nano mHap
Removes dental plaque
Fill and repair micro-scratches on the surface of the teeth

Average price: 880 ~ 1280 yen

KAO Clear Premium Whitening

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This whitening toothpaste comes in 3 flavors:
Pearl mint, Premium Mint, and Prime Mint

Whiten your teeth
Contains high concentration fluoride (1450ppm)
Contains deep clear ingredients that make it easy to lift and remove fixed deposits.
Removes dullness and makes teeth glossy, beautiful, and white.

*Don’t use under 6 years old

Average price: 478 ~ 538 yen

Lion Dent Check-up Standard

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This toothpaste is often seen in dental clinics.
I found it in Don Quijote only.

– It has antibacterial ingredients that allow your gum to heal
High fluorine concentration (1459ppm) allows small cavities to heal

Average price: 550 yen

Sistema Dental Plus Toothpaste

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This medicated toothpaste focuses on the health of your gums

High concentration of fluorine (1450ppm)
Prevents cavities
Prevents periodontal disease

No colorant is added.

Average price: 532 ~ 548 yen

Ora2 Premium Cleansing Paste

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This toothpaste comes in 2 flavors: Premium Mint and Aromatic Mint.
It can be used once a week for intensive whitening care.

– Contains a high concentration of stain-removing ingredient (cleaning agent)
Removes stains and unpleasant odors

Average price: 532 ~ 548 yen

Sunstar Gum Pro Care

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This toothpaste is recommended for people that want to prevent periodontal disease.

– Prevents periodontal disease by strengthening the gums from the inside
Sterilizes periodontal disease bacteria
Promotes blood circulation in the gums with Vitamin E
Helps your metabolism and activates your gums with Vitamin B6
Contains high concentration fluoride ( 1450ppm )

Average price: 698 yen

Shumitekuto PRO Enamel

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This toothpaste focuses on damage to teeth caused by acids.

Strengthen the enamel with fluorine (1450ppm) and prevent cavity teeth.
Prevents stains
Whiten your teeth

*Don’t use under 6 years old

Average price: 730 yen

LION Brillant More

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This whitening toothpaste comes in 3 flavors:
Natural Peppermint, Apricot Mint, Citrus Mint

Helps fight stains from red wine, coffee, tobacco
– Sodium Pyrophosphate lifts the stain from the surface of the teeth with the power of ions
Sterilizes the bacteria that cause bad breath
Promotes remineralization of teeth

Average price: 950 yen

Hamigaki Nadeshiko (Ishizawa Laboratory)

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This toothpaste contains baking soda and plant-derived ingredients to make your teeth
white and bright. It has a fresh peppermint taste!

Helps remove plaque and tar from your teeth
Removes the yellowness of teeth!

Average price: 1200 yen

Weltec Concool Gelcoat F

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Thismedical toothpaste has variousantibacterial ingredients

Promotes remineralization of the tooth
Sterilizes oral bacteria such as periodontal disease bacteria
Removes the cause of tartar and removes dirt on the tooth surface
Prevents tooth decay and bad breath


Average price: 980 ~ 1000yen

Sangi Apagard Premio Premium Type Whitening

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Thistoothpaste has ahigher than standard nano mHap content
for whitening and caries prevention!

Removes dental plaque
Absorb bacteria that cause dull teeth
Helps smooth the surface of the teeth making it less likely to reattach plaque and stains
Contains remineralizing agent nano mHap to prevent the growth of cavities
Fill and repair micro-scratches on the surface of the teeth

Average price: 1280 ~ 1480yen

Smile Cosmetique Whitening Toothpaste

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Thistoothpaste makes your teeth brighter!

The ion component cleans dirt from the teeth
White powder removes dirt on the tongue (coated tong)
Prevents bad breath
Restores the original whiteness of the teeth

Average price: 1300yen


BONUS: Perfect for travel, toothpaste in tablet form!

Första Oral Tablet

I don’t know about you but I don’t like taking regular-size toothpaste on trips…
It’s heavy, big and I definitely won’t finish it during my trip so I would have to bring it back home.

When I discovered Första Oral Tablet on Amazon I loved the idea so much!
Not only is it compact and lightweight, great for travel but it is also eco-friendly!
Plus, it can be used both as a toothpaste and as a mouthwash!!

– Removes plaque
– Whiten your teeth
– Prevents tooth decay, bad breath, tooth stains and periodontal disease
– Fluorine free /Bleach free/ Preservative free / Mineral oil free

Uses natural ingredients

60 tablets / 1,998 yen (tax included)
Refreshing flavor

BONUS: A Pack for your teeth

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Why don’t you try Smile Cosmetique Teeth White Pack?

The 3-Minutes white care restores the original whiteness and gloss of the teeth

Easy to use! Just place the whitening strip directly on your teeth.


Average price: 1500 yen

BONUS: Daily Teeth Essence!

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Nature Lab TO BE WHITE ESSENCE PREMIUM is a very concentrated essence
that whitens your teeth with a single drop!

– Removes colored stains, tar, and plaque
– Contains plant-based ingredient honeysuckle pro extract
that removes dirt and restores the original white teeth

It can be used once a day. No abrasives, colorants or parabens.

Average price: 2480yen

BONUS: My go-to lately

Shirora Toothpaste

Shirora Toothpaste is available in 4 flavors: Jasmine Mint, Lemon Mint, Apple Chamomile and
Berry Mint and is specially designed for whitening and breath care.

It’s formulated with a kaolin clay with excellent adhesion.
Fine particles remove dirt and germs from teeth

– Whiten your teeth
– Prevents breath odor, dull teeth, and dental deposits
– Purifies the mouth
– Removes dental plaque

6 Free Prescriptions; Abrasive; Fluorine; Mineral Oil; Paraben; Silicone; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (hypoallergenic formula)

100g ¥1,320 (tax included)
You can find it in stores like LOFT, HANDS, Don Quijote…



There are many toothpastes on the market, each one suitable for various needs!
It is important to always try more than one before deciding which one is best for you,
and I really hope this article has helped you choose the right toothpaste for your concerns!



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