Fluoride works best as a topical i.e. a cream rather than a drink. Your body doesn’t gain any benefit by swallowing it. While fluoride is the best proven ingrediant for preventing cavities and strengthening teeth, some people don’t feel comfortable using it for one reason or another and that’s fine.
To the hippies who don’t want to use fluoridated toothpastes for whatever reason, I am not going to judge you. It’s your body and your mouth and what you chose to do with it is up to you. You should do what makes you feel comfortable. Here are some tips in choosing a non-fluoridated toothpaste.
#1 DON’T DIY TOOTHPASTE
I don’t recommend you make your own toothpaste. While I have read about the benefits of coconut oil, tea tree oil, green tea and other ingrediants that have been suggested in preventing cavities and whatever, there is no scientific evidence that they actually work. Hence, please be aware that you’re entering into merky waters if you’re loyal to these claims.
#2 USE AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRODUCT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS
I can recommend a brilliant toothpaste that does not contain fluoride. ToothMousse, an amazing product invented in Australia, works differently to store-bought toothpastes. Its active ingredient is a natural milk protein called casein. Casein is found in cheese, milk and all other diary products.
Note: Toothmousse has no fluoride, Toothmousse PLUS does have fluoride. You can’t get it from the supermaker or health food shops. You can only get ToothMousse from the dentist. Price range is between $25-$30 per tube.