Dr. Sharp sent me 3 tubes of fluoride-free toothpaste and a bottle of mouthwash to review.
Your path to improved dental health and well-being starts with Dr. Sharp’s fluoride-free products. We offer you a sophisticated approach to natural oral care, courtesy of Dr. Bruno Sharp, Miami’s leading aesthetic dentist. His vision and dedication to the demands of educated consumers combines decades of experience with advanced technology – all of which has created some of the most cutting-edge, doctor-endorsed oral health products available today.
Dr. Sharp’s fluoride-free natural toothpastes and mouthwash combine natural and certified organic botanicals with the latest dental science to gently clean teeth and maintain good oral health, without the harmful effects of fluoride.
Our toothpastes have received the highest rating from the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, classified as a “periodontal therapeutic formula.” The IAOMT is the world’s foremost researcher on fluoride since it was introduced to the public water system in the 1950s.
I got to try the Fresh Mint, Green Tea, and Strawberry Cream (Children’s Toothpaste) and every one of them tasted great! They each left my mouth feeling clean and tasting great, which is something I REQUIRE in a toothpaste. I may be crunchy, but I don’t care how “green” a toothpaste is, if it doesn’t leave me with a clean feeling!
I only used the Strawberry once, so that I could taste it. After that, I let my kids use it, and then left it out with their other “children’s” toothpaste. Every time they brushed, they chose the Dr. Sharp brand. Turns out that licensed characters on the bottle is not what keeps the kids interested. They want a great flavor, and the Strawberry Cream hit the spot.
I’m glad to have found a fluoride-free toothpaste that they will actually use. Our town adds fluoride to the water, so making them brush with toothpaste that has it as well, isn’t really beneficial to them, and can actually cause harm.
Babies exposed to fluoride are at high risk of developing dental fluorosis – a permanent tooth defect caused by fluoride damaging the cells which form the teeth. It is always important that you consult a reliable dentist before using any toothpaste. There are a few sites where you can find more information, about ways to keep your pearly whites healthy.
Here is a picture of a child who had dental fluorosis.
Not pretty huh? How can something that has been recommended by dentists for YEARS to prevent tooth decay, do something like that?! The issue lies in the fact that so many states and towns are adding fluoride to the water, and then people are essentially “overdosing” by brushing with fluoridated toothpaste.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 32% of American children now have some form of dental fluorosis, with 2 to 4% of children having the moderate to severe stages (CDC 2005).
While proponents of water fluoridation dismiss dental fluorosis as being simply a “cosmetic effect,” recent research indicates that the rate of bone fracture among children with fluorosis (even in the mild forms) is higher than the bone fracture rates among children with no fluorosis.
Yep, I’ll stick with fluoride free, thank you very much! I’m going to ask my local co-op to start carrying this line of toothpaste, because I would love to get it on a regular basis.
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