Natural Toothpaste with a Fluoride Substitute
Our Moothpaste took us years to develop after talking with both dental practitioners and our customers. Our aim was to provide the benefits of Fluoride to those that prefer not to use this ingredient.
Fluoride is needed to assist remineralization. When scratches and cracks appear in your teeth, Fluroride helps fill these cracks in in before bacteria can cause tooth decay. Surprisingly, there are other alternatives to Fluoride with good evidence that would suit many people much better. They just cost a little more and are tricky to formulate with. But we did it and we think it is worth the few cents more per brushing. Instead of Calcium Fluoride we are using Calcium Hydroxypatatite. Like Fluoride, this helps remineralize teeth repairing small cracks and scratches so that the cracks do not attracted bacteria and lead to decay.
"Nano-hydroxyapatite is a revolutionary material with a wide use in dentistry. With regard to restorative and preventive fields, nano-hydroxyapatite has remarkable remineralizing effects on initial lesions of enamel, certainly higher than traditional fluorides used until now for this purpose. Nano-hydroxyapatite is, in fact, a better source of free Ca, and this is a key element as regards the remineralization, the protection against
We do not use Glycerin as this can coat the teeth preventing remineralization. We do not use SLS, nor Titanium Dioxide, nor the type of preservatives we would not be comfortable having our children consume. We certainly don't use Triclosan...actually commercial toothpaste is almost a dictionary of ingredients that are against our ingredient philosophy. Never looked at them? We have one of the largest commercial toothpaste's list of ingredients below.
For those new to natural toothpaste, you may find it a little different to the main commercial brands. Natural cleansers do not hold their foam as long as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
Considering how much toothpaste we swallow, and children often swallowing it all, we think this small compromise is worth it.
Gum Protection Formula - without Bi-Carb
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Xylitol Sweetener, Hydroxyapatite, Carageenan, Natural Flavour, Sodium N-Lauroylsarcosinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, P-Anisic Acid, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract.
||Fancy name for purified water
|Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice
||For plaque and oral health
||Chalk to remove plaque and polish
|Caprylic Capric Triglyceride
||Coconut derived ester to keep things moist
||also helps prevent bacteria sticking to teeth
||Naturally occurring mineral substitute for Fluoride to assist re-mineralisation
||Food based thickener so it sticks on your toothbrush
||Low allergy so children (or adults) won’t say bleuuh
||Helps loosen plaque and other debris from the teeth
||To keep our Moothpaste fresh as a daisy
||Anise based preservative
|Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract
||Natural sweetener so that children (or adults) love natural toothpaste too