Fluoride is an effective defence against tooth decay and cavities, but that doesn't mean it's the right choice for everyone. That's why our team at White Glo has developed fluoride-free sensitive toothpaste alongside our traditional toothpaste to accommodate our wide array of clients.
Unsure whether or not fluoride-free toothpaste is right for you and your family? We're happy to provide you with the information you need to make a confident decision when purchasing your next tube of toothpaste.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in bones and teeth, as well as soil, plants, rocks, and some freshwater sources. This includes lakes, rivers, and, less frequently, oceans. Fluoride is also a major ingredient in many dental products, from toothpaste to supplements.
Fluoride has been shown to remineralise tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. By strengthening enamel, fluoride is effective at preventing cavities, tooth decay, and the growth of oral bacteria. For these reasons, many local governments around the world add a small amount of fluoride to their water supply.
Why wouldn't someone use fluoride?
If fluoride has all these oral health benefits, why would someone opt for fluoride-free products? There are actually some drawbacks to fluoride, such as it being a neurotoxin that's dangerous to ingest in high doses. Swallowing an excessive amount of fluoride can lead to painful conditions like dental fluorosis or skeletal fluorosis.
This is more of a concern for kids rather than adults as children sometimes swallow their toothpaste if not taught proper brushing techniques. However, there's also a small subset of the population that's allergic to fluoride, making fluoride-free dental products a must.
What alternatives are there?
Worried that you won't be able to have strong, pearly white teeth without fluoride? There are lots of high-quality fluoride-free alternatives out there for people who are allergic or would prefer to use fluoride-free products. Here at White Glo, we offer a herbal whitening toothpaste and a pure and natural whitening toothpaste (with a bamboo toothbrush!).
Both kinds of toothpaste are free from harsh chemicals like fluoride, peroxide, bleach, and baking soda. They're highly effective at eliminating stains and whitening teeth for both kids and adults. These safe, affordable, and premium tubes of toothpaste are among the very best fluoride-free products out there.
Browse White Glo's collection of fluoride-free products
White Glo is proud to offer a diverse range of dental care products, including multiple fluoride-free toothpastes. Since our beginnings in 1993, we've been dedicated to making the world smile brighter with vegan-friendly and cruelty-free products that get the job done. We encourage you to browse our inventory today to find the right fit for you and your teeth.
Have any questions about fluoride, our fluoride-free toothpaste, or anything else? Please don't hesitate to contact our helpful team by filling our enquiry form. You're also welcome to call us on 1300 729 930 (AUS) or (+61) 2 9479 0888 (INT).