Hi Dr. Vikki, I just read your article on fluoride. Can you give me some suggestions for any brands of toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc. that do NOT have fluoride? If so that would be great! Thanks very much! Lynn May
This is a very good question. Eco-Dent is a company that provides fluoride free floss and mouthwash.
Whole Foods offers several lines of fluoride-free products so that might be an easy place to find everything. A cost-conscious alternative may be to order on-line.
Nature's Gate is a brand of toothpaste that I use that is fluoride-free. Please note that you should read the label carefully. I know that they offer fluoride-free because I personally use it. They may, like Tom's, offer a fluoride version as well, I don't know for sure.
Speaking of Tom's they never used to use fluoride and they began to without my awareness. Unfortunately we can get into a habit of buying something without reading the label in a new unit of time - this is what happened to me with Tom's toothpaste. I was so angry with them for introducing fluoride that I switched to Nature's Gate. In their defense they do offer both, so just read the label with care.
Dr Mercola (Mercola.com) offers a dental care "kit" that's all fluoride-free. I don't know what the cost is but that's another option for you as well.
It's definitely worth the effort.
To your good health,