Care for your teeth with the ultimate natural toothpaste alternative, Activz Silver Toothpaste Gel. This toothpaste is free from three troubling ingredients commonly found in traditional toothpastes: fluoride, parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. Instead of depending on harsh and abrasive chemicals, Silver Dental Gel helps clean your teeth with a balanced blend of three natural ingredients:
The Activz patented nano-silver solution
- Works faster, longer and more efficiently than colloidal and ionic silvers
- Is stable and resonant even at low potency (22 ppm)
- Has positive effects without disrupting the body’s natural environment and flora
Peppermint essential oil
- Verified therapeutic-grade
- Flavors the gel naturally
- Freshens breath
- Gives the gel a slightly sweet flavor
- Does not harm teeth the way other sweeteners do
The need for tooth and gum care
The World Health Organization considers tooth and gum care to be a public health problem of global proportions, even in industrialized nations like the U.S., where the diet tends to be higher in sugars (2012). To care for your dental health both now and in the future, watch your sugar intake and regularly follow good oral care practices including brushing with natural toothpaste, flossing and having regular check-ups with your dentist.
Why natural toothpaste? The risks of using fluoride, parabens and SLS
Fluoride. Fluoride can be helpful for teeth to an extent. After that point, fluoride can cause problems ranging from tummy discomfort to impaired bone development. Since fluoride is already in the water supply, many choose to avoid adding more every day.
Parabens. Parabens are preservatives common in toothpaste and body care products. The chief concern with parabens is that they mimic the body’s natural hormones, sending mixed signals and increasing the risk for cancer, fertility problems and developmental problems in newborns.
Sodium lauryl sulfate. SLS is a detergent-like substance, so it’s excellent at breaking down cell walls. That breakage creates the lather we all love, but unfortunately the breakage also irritates gums, skin and scalp at any amount above 1%, especially when applied day after day.
No artificial colors or flavors.
Comes in a 4-oz. tube
Note: Xylitol is not good for dogs.
Sources: EWG's Skin Deep; Campaign for Safe Cosmetics