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Mar. 5th, 2012

I'm very interested in this recipe for toothpaste: http://www.crunchybetty.com/homemade-toothpaste-want-to-ditch-the-fluoride
I have a few questions though. Don't we need a bit of flouride to protect our teeth?
What is vegatable gylcerin? Is it necessary? I've never heard of it....
Thanks all!

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mi_er
Mar. 5th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the glycerin but we use Aloe Dent because most toothpastes contain a foaming element that I am allergic to.
Anyway Aloe Dent does not contain fluoride yet it seems to do the trick.
But I will follow this thread as I am curious too.
totheleft
Mar. 5th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you drink tap water, but in the US tap water is flouridated so that might help if you go flouride-free.
wackogirl
Mar. 5th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Not all tap water is fluoridated in the US, sadly.
totheleft
Mar. 5th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. Interesting. I have no idea why I didn't know that, haha.

Here's the link, OP, if you want to check to see if yours is:

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MWF/Index.asp
wackogirl
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
I had no idea either, until reading an editorial in the local paper about how our water isn't. I wish it were, my poor teeth can use all the help they can get...
totheleft
Mar. 6th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Definitely interesting. I read an article a few years ago that said people giving their children bottled water (and consuming it themselves) has increased cavities again; some companies are creating children's water with flouride in it.
I pretty much exclusively drink tap water at home (deer park at work because I don't trust the old pipes). I've had awful teeth issues forever but not really cavities. I'm on team flouride, for sure. :P
adorabelle
Mar. 9th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
http://ultimatemoneyblog.com/make-your-own-toothpaste I like this recipe because supposedly glycerin coats your teeth.
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