by Dr. Pooneh Ramezani, DDS
Fluoride is a mineral that’s naturally found in water sources and it’s commonly added to dental care products to help prevent cavities. But the dangers of swallowing too much fluoride presents serious health risks, which is why the Food and Drug Administration requires all fluoride toothpaste in the U.S. to include a poison warning on the label.
The absorption of this ingredient can cause permanent tooth discoloration, stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes and impairment in glucose metabolism. Because the symptoms of acute fluoride toxicity mimic other, common ailments many cases of fluoride poisoning go undiagnosed or mistreated. That's why it's best to go fluoride-free!
Excessive exposure to low concentrations of fluoride can result in tiny white streaks or specks in the enamel of the tooth. But in severe cases of dental fluorosis, the tooth has more evident discoloration and brown markings. The enamel may become rough or pitted, and difficult to clean. What's worse? These spots and stains on the teeth, which are permanent, may eventually darken.
Dr. Brite is Fluoride-Free
We don't believe in putting you and your family's health at risk. The concerns of toxicity and dental fluorosis, are why Dr. Brite delivers safe dental care products with natural and organic ingredients that provide a gentle yet effective cleansing experience.
Our whitening toothpaste and refreshing mouthwash formulas are made with the highest quality ingredients to ensure a healthy mouth. Here are a few of the fluoride-free alternative, plant-based ingredients that help prevent cavities more naturally.
- Xylitol works to keep bacteria from etching grooves into tooth enamel.
- Organic Coconut Oil helps prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth.
- Organic Neem Seed Oil has natural antibacterial properties that help prohibit tooth decay.
To get the most out of your dental care routine floss and brush at least twice a day using these proper techniques. Rinse after meals, make healthy lifestyle choices and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
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