Features: Pureen Kids Toothpaste (Fluoride Free) - Safe for Children
1. Why No Fluoride
Fluoride is commonly sold as poison to kill rats and insects. Excessive fluoride is therefore NOT GOOD for the human body, especially for our children.
Fluoride Effects on the Teeth
Excessive fluoride ingestion during early childhood years can damage the tooth-forming cells, leading to a defect in the enamel known as DENTAL FLUOROSIS.
Other Fluoride Effects are learning disabilities, damage to liver and kidneys, vomiting, stomach cramps, nausea and skeletal fluorosis.
2. Why No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Mouth ulcer is common in children. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a detergent and foam booster found in normal toothpaste. It can cause mouth ulcers, as it dries out the protective mucus lining in the mouth.
3. Why No Saccharin
Saccharin is synthesized from coal tar. It causes bladder cancer in male rats. Children frequently snack on sweets and carbohydrate containing food. The bacteria will convert the starch/sugar that remains in the mouth/plaque to acid that attacks tooth enamel. Repeated acid attacks lead to tooth decay.
Pureen Fluoride Free Kids Toothpaste prevents tooth decay with:
1. 5% Xylitol Xylitol is a natural sweetener.It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, including berries, corn husks and mushrooms. Xylitol prevents tooth decay by:
i. Reducing Streptococci mutans in plaque and saliva.
ii. Stimulating salivary flow, which increases plaque pH and neutralizes acids produced from fermentable carbohydrates in our diets. Saliva also contains minerals such as calcium and phosphate.
2. Triple Calcium & Phosphate Calcium and Phosphate ions are essential for the REMINERALIZATION of tooth enamel to protect against tooth decay. They play an important role in the development and maintenance of strong teeth.
3. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate inhibits enzymes that break down sugars into acids. It also inhibits the growth of bad breath-causing bacteria in human saliva.