The Natural Dentist Kids Toothpaste
My children’s health and safety are two of my largest priorities. I want to provide them with the best I can offer. By choosing the right products and the right companies I am feel that I am moving in the right direction. One of those important products would be my children’s toothpaste. I recently was exposed to The Natural Dentists Kid’s Toothpaste. I was curious to learn more about the company and product line. I am thrilled at all of the amazing information I learned. In order to help you, let me share some of the information I found most beneficial.
The Natural Dentist’s Plan: “Use kid-friendly packaging and fruity (not-yucky) flavorings to make the brushing ritual a fun activity for both you and them. As with all of our adult toothpastes, this product does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors. Dentists generally recommend the use of a fluoride toothpaste, to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities starting at about 2 years old. We recommend that you use it on a child-size toothbrush in small amounts and work with your child to teach them not to swallow excessive amounts.”
No artificial sweeteners
No artificial coloring
No SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
You might be thinking, “why would it matter if my toothpaste is all-natural?” Great question. You should know that many products contain artificial and harsh ingredients, dyes, preservatives and alcohol, which can be absorbed through the soft tissue in your mouth. The Natural Dentist has equal or better results using natural ingredients and will contribute to the overall health of your body.
All products by The Natural Dentist are made in the US. As for GMO’s this is what they have to say, “It is not our intent or our policy to source any plants altered by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). However, agricultural experts believe that many American crops have been unintentionally affected because there are ultimately no barriers to cross-pollination. Therefore, we cannot certify that our US-cultivated plant ingredients have not been affected.” Which I think is fair enough.
Allergies are a hot topic now-a-days. If your child has an allergy to strawberries you will want to avoid their Berry Blast and the Orange Zest flavors. You are safe with one of their mint varieties or Groovy Grape. People might also wonder is their products are gluten free? Dairy free? Soy free? Corn free? What about MSG? Their products are free of any soy, MSG, dairy, wheat or gluten based ingredients. However, several of the ingredients in our toothpastes and rinses are sourced through the hydrogenation or fermentation of corn and corn oil. If you have a sensitivity to corn, we suggest that you ask your doctor before using The Natural Dentist products.
My daughter is 2 and is now able to have tiny amounts of fluoride in her toothpaste. The ADA says, “consult with a child’s dentist if considering the use of toothpaste before age 2.” If you are not able to give your child fluoride and need a safe and effective toothpaste then The Natural Dentist’s Fluoride Free Toothpaste is the way to go. I am now able to give the fluoride free version to my 1 year old and the versions with fluoride to my 2 year old. I love that I am able to buy both kinds in the same great flavors so my 1 year old doesn’t get jealous of my 2 year old.
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