Why does toothpaste bother to say "with fluoride!" when you can't find it without?

Answer There was a debate about fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water in the 1950s and 60s. Those opposed to fluoride maintained that its toxic qualities were more harmful than its benefits. If you ... Read More »

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Do you know a toothpaste without fluoride?

"In the 1930s, two people who worked for Andrew Mellon, founder of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), came up with the idea of fluoridating community drinking water. Mellon was US Treasury S... Read More »

Is brushing your teeth without toothpaste as effective as with toothpaste?

AnswerPractically yes, if you discount the beneficial effects of fluoride. AnswerYes, it is basically the same. There are lots of arguments against fluoride, too. Everything I have read so far, by... Read More »

Question about fluoride in toothpaste?

Hi Kasey Pink.......I think you are right to be concerned. Other than what others have said with regards the potential harms of fluoride and possible intent behind some of the fluoridation, they us... Read More »

Does toothpaste with whitener whiten teeth more than regular toothpaste?

On One Hand: There Might Be Some ChangeMany studies have been performed on whitening toothpastes and some indicate a minimal change in tooth color. In 2006, a Consumer Reports study resulted in a s... Read More »