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Could you tell me a toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or fluoride in it?

Could you tell me a toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or fluoride in it?

A few companies: There are many companies which make natural toothpastes free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and fluoride: Rembrandt Premium, Sensodyne and Xyliwhite , just a few.. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Is sodium lauryl sulfate found in toothpaste and cosmetics actually a poison in cummulated levels?

Is sodium lauryl sulfate found in toothpaste and cosmetics actually a poison in cummulated levels?

A soap: It not typically found in toothpaste and not intended to be ingested. It is a soap found in many liquid soaps. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of 'saccharin sodium' in toothpaste?

Taste: The only benefit is that it adds a sweet taste to the toothpaste. Without it, the toothpaste would be very bitter. Don't worry - it does not cause cavities. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is more neutral in ph and is just as effective when used on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Sodium Flouride: are beneficial to prevent cavities but is not supposed to be ingested. If it merely occurred while the child is brushing, it should not really be something to worry about. It may take 2 tubes of toothpaste depending on the child's weight to cause toxicity. In fact, some Flouride pills had been taken by some pregnant women in the past if they live in places where they don't have Flouride in H2O. ...Read more

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Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Is it safe that sodium fluoride is still used in toothpaste?

Reduces cavities: Topically applied fluoride, such as found in toothpaste, has several beneficial effects. It both makes the tooth enamel more resistant to acid and makes it easier for demineralization enamel to pick up minerals. It also helps to reduce the amount of acid the bacteria in the mouth make and interfers with the bacterias ability to stick to the teeth. All of this reduces tooth decay. ...Read more

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What is stannous fluoride and is it better than sodium fluoride in your toothpaste?

Depends.: Stannous fluoride, the first Fluoride to be put in toothpastes, is an effective desensitizing agent, so if you're cold, hot, sweet and salt sensitive, it's the better of the two to use. Sodium Fluoride is a more effective cavity fighter. ...Read more

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What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Nothing: For a 39 year old, nothing would happen to you. If children under the age of 12 do it daily, then i'd be concerned about them getting too much Fluoride in their system which can then deposit in their developing and calcifying teeth. Too much Fluoride can cause brown mottling appearance of the enamel. If you have a choice, don't swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

A lot: An adult would need to swallow more then an entire tube of toothpaste before you could "overdose" on fluoride. You would throw up long before that happened. You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to get your teeth clean, so i wouldn't really worrty about this. ...Read more

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