Natural Toothpaste: Why Use It?
Regular toothpaste is often made with ingredients like fluoride, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), titanium dioxide and artificial flavours and colours - all of which have been shown to affect human health negatively. Even many so-called ‘natural toothpastes’ contain some of these ingredients.
The Brushing solution is a toothpaste substitute formulated from a blend of hydrogen peroxide, oil of cloves,
peppermint and organic aloe vera, and has been specifically formulated to improve oral hygiene and restore the
natural balance of microbes in the mouth.
PerioMix is a gum and tooth powder made from all natural ingredients like bicarb soda, pure salt, vitamin C and
fresh peppermint oil. Its unique combination of ingredients is designed specifically to promote gum health by
aiding in healing and repair. It is great for post gum disease treatment.
Natural Toothpaste is Fluoride Free
Fluoride - as reported by the IAMOT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) is associated with many health risks as
Acne and dermatological conditions
Arterial calcification and arteriosclerosis
Bone weakness and risk of fractures
Cancer of the bone - osteosarcoma
Early puberty in girls
Harm to the foetal brain
Immune system complications
Lower fertility rates
Neurotoxic effects, including ADHD
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Natural Toothpaste is SLS Free
SLS is a chemical that causes toothpastes to foam when brushing. SLS works by lowering the surface tension between
ingredients, which causes them to disperse and ultimately create foam. Not only is SLS used in toothpastes, but also household
cleaning and skincare products.
The issue with using SLS in toothpaste is that it is well known to irritate the tissues of the mouth and promote
allergic reactions which manifest in unusual textures on the tongue, canker sores and pain. This is why high quality natural toothpaste -
like The Brushing Solution and PerioMix - do not feature SLS as in ingredient; because
it is an oral irritant.