Why are your toothpastes fluoride free?
At AutoBrush, we believe in creating products that help our customers improve their oral hygiene. In 2016, a study was performed by the CDC that concluded that over 73% of American households were receiving enough fluoride from their drinking water alone. With that being said, excess fluoride consumption can cause the following health related risks:
- Skeletal Fluorosis: Excess consumption of fluoride can be linked to a bone disease called skeletal fluorosis. This can lead to weakened, less elastic bones that are more susceptible to fractures as well as increased damage to the bones and joints
- Thyroid problems: In certain cases, fluoride was found to damage the parathyroid gland and causing hyperparathyroidism. This causes calcium to be depleted from the bones and, causing a higher concentration of calcium found in the blood leaving your bones more susceptible to fractures
- Neurological Problems: In 2017, an independent study found that exposure to fluoride before birth could lead to poorer cognitive outcomes in the future. The study found that higher fluoride exposure in children exposed to it had lower IQ scores in comparison to the control group
You can find out some of the dangers of excess fluoride consumption here. With that being said, we believe that users have a right to choose. At AutoBrush, our fluoride free products contain xylitol which is a sweetener derived from non genetically engineered corn. Xylitol helps eliminate cavity causing bacteria from collecting on your teeth.