Did you know that sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – a common foaming agent in most toothpastes, including natural ones – can produce gum irritation
Or that many toothpastes contain artificial sweeteners? If this news doesn’t leave you smiling, you’ll be happy to know that The Natural Dentist toothpaste uses a gentle blend of herbs (like antiseptic goldenseal and soothing aloe vera) that support gum health and reduce plaque without using SLS or any harsh chemical additives. Instead of using artificial sweeteners, these contain xylitol, a natural antimicrobial sweetener that Finnish studies have shown to actually improve tooth quality. Most flavors — which range from Peppermint Twist to Orange Zest to Sparkle Berry Blast — include naturally derived fluoride. Available at most pharmacies and natural groceries, or order online at www.thenaturaldentist.com. About $5 a tube.