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Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by a number of ways. Since fluoride was added to toothpaste over 70 years go a very large number of trials have demonstrated its effectiveness in decay prevention. The concentration of fluoride in our products is standard within the dental industry as recommended by NICE guidelines with 1450ppm for age over 7 – adult and 1000-1500ppm for the under 7s.
In recent years people have questioned if the use of fluoride in toothpaste is necessary. In my professional opinion it is, otherwise the health benefits to your teeth of a toothpaste are very limited. I have seen patients in my dental chair who use fluoridated and non-fluoridated toothpastes – with no fluoride in their toothpaste there are a lot more filings needed a lot more regularly.
See NHS website for more information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fluoride/
Toxicity of fluoride is only a concern when taken in large quantities. The level of fluoride used in oral hygiene products (including OH Tooth’s products) is nowhere near this level of concern so long as they are used in according to the instructions. All our products should only be used according to instruction which are in contact with your teeth, before spitting out, for 2 minutes twice a day.
The only time fluoride is a concern for us at OhTooth is when someone accidently eats toothpaste/toothpaste tablets/drinks a bottle of mouthwash..Let’s hope this is a rare and unlikely event – see FAQ info on ‘Someone has accidently eaten some toothpaste tablets, what do I do?’
A benefit of using toothpaste tablets rather than a toothpaste tube is that there is a measured dose of fluoride in each one so if it less likely to take in too much.
When children between ages 3 and 8 swallow toothpaste it can lead to dental fluorosis. These are defects in the tooth enamel that look like small white lines or spots. Most of the time, the effect is purely cosmetic.
For isolated cases, swallowing excessive toothpaste tablets can causes mild gastrointestinal discomfort, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Make sure your child stays hydrated and give them a snack or drink that contains calcium, such as yogurt, string cheese, or milk. This may help alleviate their discomfort. In rare and extreme circumstances, if they present with such as vomiting, convulsions, or a decreased level of alertness seek urgent medical attention.
It is important to store toothpaste tablets away from the reach of children.
The toothpaste tablets are free from the main allergens i.e., soy, nuts (ground and tree), milk, wheat, eggs
The toothpaste tablets are made in the UK
The toothpaste tablets can be used by age 7 and above. This is only if you feel your child can chew and spit out and are not going to swallow the toothpaste tablet.
It is important to store them in a sealed container, such as the storage jars. If exposed to damp conditions they will absorb moisture which can cause them to disintegrate. They may also become slightly chewy as opposed to crushable – they will still be just as safe and effective but less pleasant to use. It is also important to store them out of reach of children.
Once opened the tablets have a shelf life of up to 6 months.
The pouch is biodegradable so we recommend putting it in your curbside compost bin.
Yes they are suitable for vegans
Toothpaste tubes are made from a laminated plastic making them very difficult to recycle so they usually end up in landfill. Some market research we did showed that a family of 4 can use up to 3 tubes of toothpaste a month so with using ohtooth toothpaste tablets for a year you would reduce your single use plastic waste by 36 toothpaste tubes! This is amazing as it is thought that standard toothpaste tubes can take up to 450 years to breakdown in landfill
Conventional toothpaste is made up of 20-42% water. A toothpaste tablet is essentially toothpaste without the water. By conserving water in the production it reduces the carbon footprint as water does not need transportation for the manufacturing process. It also means the water can be available for other purposes and minimises the effect of drought and water shortages.
The products and packaging are all plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable/compostable where possible. We strive to source products from as close to home as possible to decrease the carbon footprint.
They are free from SLS, microplastics and vegan, all of which can help the environment.
They are microplastic free.
They do not contain SLS (derived from palm oil).
Most conventional toothpastes (as well as other cosmetics e.g. shampoo) contain SLS to provide the foaming affect. ohtooth toothpaste tablets do not have the same ‘foam’ due to this (you will find all toothpaste tablets are the similar in this respect). They work just as effectively, they are just different and something you will quickly get used to. The foam is better when using a manual toothbrush
Yes, they are cruelty free
Yes! This is because there is less water in the product, the toothpaste tablets are made close to home (in the UK) and waste is reduced as all packaging either made from recycled material, recyclable in your domestic recycling bin or is biodegradable.
Yes. We believe that we are all connected and it is important, as a business, to play a role in supporting organisations who strive to make the world a better place for us to live in.
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