We have not used toothpaste with fluoride for decades but I have had a hard time finding palatable things for my children that I have been 100% satisfied with. I avoid toothpastes with SLS, but most natural toothpastes contain glycerin, which may leave a coating on teeth.
I am making a bit of progress. I have recently been studying the positive effects of xylitol, a natural sweetener on dental health. Supposedly it kills bacteria, like strep, in the mouth, which can cause decay.
I made a tooth powder with baking soda, xylitol and peppermint essential oil. I like it. My 6 year old doesn't care for it. But ah ha! My 9 year old loves it.
- 1 Tablespooon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon xylitol
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix together. Sprinkle onto wet toothbrush and brush gently.
I think it is tasty, too.
~Mama to Many~