Excess fluoride has been linked with dental and skeletal fluorosis, stomach problems and in high doses a host of chronic conditions, and there is some controversy over whether uncontrolled doses of fluoride in toothpaste are the best way to keep teeth healthy.
Our fluoride-free toothpastes are made with natural antibacterial and antimicrobial plant extracts to reduce plaque-causing bacteria, keeping teeth healthy naturally.
These fluoride -free toothpastes are especially ideal for babies whilst teething and for children as they can be swallowed safely.
Babies particularly tend to enjoy the mandarin flavours as its sweet and soothing on their gums.
How and when to start brushing your baby’s teeth?
If possible, try to brush your baby’s teeth once a day, using natural and organic toothpaste for babies and children and a very soft bristle toothbrush specifically designed for little ones. You only need a very small amount of toothpaste on the brush – just a thin smear across the top of the bristles is sufficient. Here are some other helpful tips:
- Even before your baby’s first tooth comes through you can get them used to the feeling of brushing by applying children’s toothpaste to your finger, then gently rubbing their gums. Babies who are used to having their gums cleaned regularly should take more easily to tooth brushing later on.
- You can brush your baby’s teeth with the baby facing away from you, on your lap, as you can get to the teeth more easily this way.
- Your baby’s gums may feel tender when they’re teething, so be very gentle, and concentrate on where the gums and the teeth meet.
- Using a natural fluoride-free toothpaste for children means you do not need to worry if your baby swallows it.
- Once your child is old enough, let him or her have a go at holding the brush. They may even enjoy brushing their own teeth.
In all three of our stores, we stock various fluoride-free toothpastes for adults and children. If there is a particular brand you prefer, we will do our best stock this for you, just get in touch.