I’m still looking into holistic dentistry, and in doing that I’ve come across remineralization toothpastes. My friend, Jess, recommended Dr Collin’s ‘Restore’ Fluoride free toothpaste. Though she’s very knowledgeable about lots of things, I know that before doing anything at all, recommended by anyone, I need to research it myself. So I set off to find the list of ingredients to make sure they were safe, prove, and okay for pregnancy and breastfeeding too since I tend to be doing both of those fairly often. (grin)
It says it contains Novamin, which looks like it’s also the name of a psychotropic medication. I’m doubting they’re the same thing, but I need to make sure.
Active Ingredients: Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate (for Antihypersensitivity)
Inactive Ingredients: Glycerin, Amorphous Silica, PEG 400, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Mint Flavor, Carbomer, Potassium Acesulfame, Titanium Dioxide
So far I’ve seen glycerin, which I’ve heard is not good if you’re trying to remineralize your teeth. And SLS, a foaming agent that’s been linked to cause cancer? I think I’ll pass for now. For right now I’m just using baking soda.
Funny how being healthy so often overlaps with being green and frugal.
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