Fluoride Toothpaste Smackdown - Natural vs Mainstream
Jul 10, 2020
We know that fluoride can be controversial. But if you want fluoride in toothpaste, does that mean that you have to have all the other toxic ingredients as well?
No, it doesn't!
By choosing a natural fluoride toothpaste, you get the fluoride, but you don’t get the other nasties:
- No synthetic flavours
- No artificial colours
- No artificial sweeteners
- No sodium lauryl sulphate
- No triclosan
- No parabens
- No propylene glycol
- No titanium dioxide nanoparticles
- No microbeads
Let's take a look at two different toothpastes. One is a natural toothpaste with fluoride, the other is a mainstream fluoride toothpaste.
Grant's Natural Toothpaste with Fluoride
Ingredients: Active ingredient: Sodium Monofluorophosphate. Other ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Water (aqua), Glycerin (Vegetable), Xylitol, Silica, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut), Cellulose Gum, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Stevioside (Stevia), Menthol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Certified Organic), Magnesium Hydroxide, Potassium Chloride, Flavour/Aroma* (*Natural Herbal Extract of Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Cardamom, Anise, Caraway, Coriander, Rosemary and Clary Sage, Limonene and Linalool.)
There's nothing in that list of ingredients that concerns me. In fact, this is one that we use at home.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Arginine, Flavour, Zinc Oxide, Cellulose Gum, CI 77891, Poloxamer 407, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Zinc Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Phosphoric Acid, Sucralose. (Fluoride ppm 1450)
The Colgate fluoride toothpaste has a few ingredients that I'm not keen on:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- CI 77891
- Sodium Saccharin
I've written a whole blog post on toxic ingredients in toothpastes, so have a read of that to find out more about why I don't recommend these ingredients.
Best Fluoride Toothpaste
Choosing a natural fluoride toothpaste means that you can skip all the nasties and still keep your dentist happy.
And at Hello Charlie, we’ve got you covered for toothpaste. All our products are researched and reviewed before we put them on our shelves, so you can shop with confidence!
Here's our favourite natural fluoride toothpastes for adults:
- Grant's Fresh Mint with Fluoride Toothpaste
- Lavera Complete Care Toothpaste with Fluoride
- Lavera Natural Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride
- The Humble Co Charcoal Toothpaste with Fluoride
- The Humble Co Fresh Mint Toothpaste with Fluoride
And our favourite natural fluoride toothpastes for kids:
- Grant's Kids Toothpaste with Fluoride - Blueberry Burst
- The Humble Co Kids Natural Fluoride Toothpaste - Strawberry
Shop now at Hello Charlie, and you can be confident that you're taking care of your teeth, naturally.