Should You Be Concerned About Fluoride Toothpaste?
For many years, we have been told that fluoride in our toothpaste, mouthwash, and drinking water is essential for our teeth and health. But is that really true?
Over the course of the last year, there have been many recent studies published about the neurotoxicity of fluoride, especially with children. Neurotoxicity is damage to the brain or nervous system caused by exposure to toxic substances. Three of the many studies were funded by the National Institute of health. Harvard University is one of the studies. Fluoride is a key topic that continues to grow and get amplified as we move forward.
While there are some benefits of fluoride such as it can help with strengthening teeth and tooth enamel. However, ORL believes that the costs of adding fluoride to our bodies outweigh the benefits.
Studies have shown fluoride can cause everything from gastrointestinal issues to an impact on the development of the brain, especially with children. If you look at a tube of toothpaste, there is an FDA warning label printed on it to call poison control. This label is required by the FDA. Additionally, the FDA is requiring a warning on anything containing fluoride and toothpaste but starting with children’s products. ORL does not believe that fluoride is safe for children at all.
More and more studies are being done on fluoride and about fluorosis which happens when you have too much fluoride. It leads everything to your teeth to start to discolor and in other issues that happen. It has also been scientifically proven that acute amounts of fluoride, which varies from person to person, can be fatal. While it would take consuming a tremendous amount of fluoride for this to happen, the fact remains that ingesting too much fluoride can be fatal.
Strengthening teeth and enamel is important and fluoride can do that, but there are other factors to think about with ingestion and things getting absorbed in your tongue, in your mouth, even into your bloodstream, it can pose quite an amount of unknown risk.
Additionally, some more recent research that has been published even links fluoride to inhibiting one's insulin secretion and increasing the amount of blood glucose. While this research is still being reviewed, we are confident in saying that more and more health issues continue to arise from the use of fluoride.
Consumers are becoming more mindful and aware of what they are putting into their bodies. There is a growing concern about the amount of fluoride that we take in overall. For example, the amount of fluoride that is added to our drinking water is even a concern. Some of the long-term studies that originally were initiated when fluoride started being added to water in the 1950s are coming into question. And there is a growing concern that fluoride, whether it's in our diets or through our water supply, or certainly in our toothpaste is actually more of a negative thing than a positive one.
Due to all of the questionable and potential ill effects of fluoride, ORL set out to create a safe fluoride-free toothpaste and oral care product. Additionally, ORL wanted to create a product that also has the perfect pH balance. By combining and providing the nutrients and the benefits of all the ingredients together it highlights the ORL plant-based essential oils and vitamins and minerals and gets to that state of remineralization and the perfect pH so that fluoride is not even needed.
ORL’s product offers benefits such as strengthening your teeth, improving your teeth, reducing cavities, it's all in the 7.0 pH balance that is provided in the ORL product line. Having a pH in balance at a perfect 7.0 is not just for fighting the bad bacteria in your mouth, it also aids in maintaining the good bacteria.
With the benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste noted the question of does fluoride-free toothpaste really cleans your teeth comes to light.
The answer is yes, absolutely. Organic xylitol, which is a natural sugar alcohol that is found in plants, including many fruits and vegetables and one of the ingredients in ORL toothpaste is the answer. Organic xylitol eliminates the sugar and the bad bacteria in your mouth. But how? Bad bacteria need sugar for energy. Essentially what happens in your mouth is a bad bacteria molecule finds that sugar molecule, it consumes it for energy. The byproduct of that action is plaque.
Plaque, which causes tooth decay, is a byproduct of bad bacteria, in your mouth. Organic xylitol resembles sugar. The molecules resemble sugar, but not so that bad bacteria latch onto that xylitol molecule, it attempts to consume it, but it cannot because it cannot digest.
Ultimately that bad bacteria will starve of itself from spending all of its energy, trying to consume that molecule of “sugar” which in this case it is organic xylitol and it dies off. Xylitol is eliminating bad decay-causing bacteria in your mouth, but it does it in a passive way. Once all of the bad bacteria is gone and out of your mouth and your mouth is at the perfect 7.0 pH balance, your mouth will start remineralizing, so your teeth will start strengthening naturally and without fluoride.
Additionally, when other vitamins such as A, B, C, D, Vitamin K, and minerals, all of which are antimicrobial and antifungal, are included it helps to strengthen your teeth naturally. Essential oils are another key ingredient in ORL products. ORL includes peppermint oil, lemon, and orange peel oil, ylang-ylang oil, and many others each of which offers different benefits to help support your mouth and help strengthen your mouth, freshen your breath, and clean your teeth.
ORL has carefully selected each ingredient, each vitamin each mineral, each plant-based essential oil, organic xylitol, which work to eliminate bad bacteria and penetrate below the gum line and fresh breath.
ORL products are fluoride-free, harmful chemical-free, gluten-free, GMO and Sodium Laurel Sulfate-free. Additionally, ORL products are certified by PETA for being vegan but also made with certified anti-cruelty-free ingredients. Lastly, ORL products are packed in eco-friendly and recyclable packaging. ORL products are those who are trying to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, for themselves and their family.
To learn more about ORL fluoride-free toothpaste, fluoride and alcohol-free mouthwash and mouth sprays, visit our website today. Use our compare tool to see what is in your toothpaste or mouthwash against the ingredients in ORL products.