Does Fluoride-free Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?

Does Fluoride-free Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?

In the quest for healthier living and disease prevention, many people turn to natural alternatives in their daily routines. If you’re looking to improve the quality of your daily life then one common switch you might be considering is opting for a fluoride-free toothpaste! However, we understand there are some concerns about moving away from traditional fluoride toothpastes. 

The main point of contention amongst oral health professionals and the wider community is: does fluoride free toothpaste prevent cavities? So, let's explore what kind of natural toothpaste without fluoride is going to be the best choice for maintaining your dental health!


What is Fluoride and why is it in Toothpaste?

Fluoride is a mineral found in rocks and soil, now known for its ability to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. Research on fluoride first began in the 1900s, and it is still the mainstay ingredient in most toothpaste brands. This is because of its known ability to protect the teeth from bacteria, preventing dental caries and lesions.


Why avoid Fluoride in Toothpastes?

The concern with fluoride is the risk of overexposure because of ingestion. Excess ingestion can lead to fluorosis, commonly displayed by brown staining on the teeth. Young children are at a higher risk, as they are more likely to swallow toothpaste. However, many adults also choose to reduce their exposure to the side effects by using a non-fluoride toothpaste. This is where a toothpaste that has no fluoride becomes the preferred choice!

 The absence of fluoride in some toothpastes, however, leaves questions about their effectiveness in preventing cavities. Luckily, there are alternative remineralising ingredients to fluoride that have shown promise in dental care! The best healthy toothpaste still needs to contain an element to remineralise the teeth.


Calcium Hydroxyapatite: The alternative remineralising agent

Searching for a good natural toothpaste? One of the standout alternatives to fluoride is Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA). This naturally occurring mineral makes up a significant portion of our tooth enamel and bone structure.

Research suggests that toothpaste containing Calcium Hydroxyapatite can help to remineralise enamel, repair early-stage cavities and strengthen teeth just as effectively! This research paper into the remineralisation efficacy of Hydroxyapatite revealed higher remineralisation effects than the fluoride alternative. 

Choosing a fluoride-free toothpaste with Calcium Hydroxyapatite still protects teeth from cavities. Our natural Moothpaste Fluoride Free is made using Nano-calcium Hydroxyapatite. We also choose to use gentle ingredients like Tapioca Starch, and Coconut and Taurine-based cleansers. If you're looking for a toothpaste without SLS, this formula is also for you!

Avoiding these ingredients can also be more soothing for sensitive teeth and gums. We've also used natural stevia to sweeten the formula, making it taste nice - especially good for encouraging kids to brush their teeth! 

Considering making the switch to fluoride-free toothpaste? Be sure to choose a brand that prioritises quality and natural ingredients, with an effective remineralising agent. 

Consult with your dentist to find the best toothpaste for your individual needs!

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