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SLS & Fluoride in toothpaste, is it worth avoiding?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I'm lucky enough to live in a place that doesn't add Fluoride to my drinking water. I have heard a lot of bad things regarding fluoride & sls & for the past couple of years i have been using a fluoride & sls free toothpaste just to be on the safe side. Although it's pricier i thought it was worth it at the time. I tried making my own & it wasn't easy with a family of 8, especially with my younger ones.

I am now struggling to source the said toothpaste & i am thinking is it worth the stress & effort hunting for it. My other alternatives are just fluoride free or just sls free, so i'm wondering which one is the better one to buy? Also, considering the length of time i am exposed to these additives (brushing teeth) i am now questioning is it really worth worrying about at all? Thanks in advance guys.

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thx Native Sky, just took the 'bold' off, easier on the eyes...cheers

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on August 31, 2013
at 03:09 AM

Is the internet an option? Toothpaste keeps well. Order in bulk.

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on August 31, 2013
at 03:33 AM

it's worth it!! I have been Sensitive to SLS in shampoos, soaps, and toothpaste my entire life! No more Canker sores, a flaky scalp and sores from deodorants! Nowadays there are so many more products to choose from! There's also some natural things you can use baking soda and strawberries to brush your teeth,baking soda in place of deodorant,apple cider vinegar for your skin and hair!!

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on August 31, 2013
at 03:51 AM

thx Native Sky, just took the 'bold' off, easier on the eyes...cheers

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on August 31, 2013
at 03:00 AM

When i was looking for a cheap commercial toothpaste, i chose sls-free over fluoride-free...
From memory i think i chose the sls-free option because i was prone to mouth ulcers (canker sores) & i read that sls was an irritant & could be a trigger/cause for mouth ulcers.

You may also be able to buy a cheap 'baby' or 'kids/childrens' toothpaste which may be sls free (check label)...& these should be zero or low fluoride options as well (check the label & compare 'fluoro' percentages).

disclosure: my current toothpaste is, free of; fluoro, sls, mints, menthol,

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on August 31, 2013
at 12:53 AM

I don't want to spark a debate or bring in the conspiracy theorists, but I personally definitely worry about it. Calcification of the pineal is not something you want! I meditate very often and can easily tell fluorides effects.

Burt's Bees makes some great products worth checking out!

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