The Safe Way To Brush Your Teeth With Non-Fluoride Toothpaste
We all know that fluoride is a poison, yet how many of still brush our teeth with fluoride toothpaste?
How many times have you heard that we need extra fluoride to supplement what our diet can provide so we can have healthy teeth and gums? Scientists have gone on about it for years and have insisted it should be added to our water and toothpaste.
Fluoride is a frightening compound. If it is ingested there is enough fluoride in your regular size tube to kill a small child. Yes it may be great to stop those ugly cavities but it can also be the cause of skin allergies like eczema and dermatitis.
There is a solution – non-fluoride toothpastes! It has been tried and tested and has been approved by the British Dental Association, who have given non-fluoride toothpastes their full support and agree that it is just as effective as your regular tube.
If you love the environment you will love non-fluoride toothpaste. It is made from all natural ingredients, mainly herb extracts. Bicarbonate of Soda is most often used as the base ingredient as this is gentle on the mouth but tough on removing plaque. The herbs are dual purpose as they not only help in the removal of plaque and tartar but they keep the breath fresh too.
Some people have what are known as “Geographic Tongues”. This means that they have more grooves in their tongue than most. These grooves allow a build up of bacteria known as Volatile Sulphur Compounds or VSCs which are what gives you bad breath. It has now been reported that fluoride can actually encourage the growth of this bacteria, causing bad breath rather than getting rid of it.
All the ingredients in non-fluorides are organic. Together with the Bicarbonate of Soda they neutralise the VSC’s. This means no more bad breath as your mouth stays fresher for longer.
There are many brands on the market that you can easily pick up from your local supermarket or health shop for roughly the same price of equivalent fluoride toothpastes. I have also found non-fluorides in a number of fantastic flavours and if you don’t fancy any, you can always make your own. It’s easy and fun and by using essential oils for flavour you can have a different one for each member of the family…!
So there you have it. Fluoride toothpaste is not always the best for your teeth. If you don’t want to continue poisoning your family go ahead and try non-fluorides.