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Is Fluoride In Toothpaste Actually That Bad?

Posted by Denisse Vazquez on

Let's talk about fluoride, it is a debated topic because there are conflicting opinions about it. Like everything in life, everything in excess is bad (even water). The same thing happens with fluoride, if you use it every day it is not so convenient for your dental health. 

"Fluoride is a toxic and reactive element. Its exposure passes inadvertently through the use of articles as an additive in toothpastes, mouthwashes. It is used as an ingredient to reduce tooth decay.

Its toxicity can manifest itself with the consumption of 1 part per million (ppm) and the effects are not immediate since they can take 20 years or more to manifest themselves ” , the study explains.


These harmful effects depend on the dose ingested or absorbed by the body, as well as the age and time of exposure. It is recommended to avoid the use of toothpastes and articles that contain concentrations greater than 0.7mg / l.

The fluoride toothpastes sold generally contain between 1,100 and 1,450 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride, the equivalent of more than 1 mg of fluoride for every gram of toothpaste.


In limited amounts, fluoride has no toxic effects and protects against tooth decay. When exceeded it can cause dental fluorosis that manifests itself as stretch marks or lines across the tooth. White or dark spots may also appear, according to information from the UNAM School of Dentistry.

To avoid damage it is recommended that the fluoride in a toothpaste does not contain more than 0.2%. In products for children, under six years of age, the suggestion is a maximum of 0.05%.

Our toothpaste is made from 100% natural ingredients. 100% free of fluoride, alcohol, artificial colors and preservatives. Activated charcoal (1%) is an aid in the removal of superficial dental stains and a natural way to whiten your teeth. We use 100% natural peppermint essential oil to eliminate odor and keep your breath fresh.

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