Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate or sodium laurel sulfate?
1) The first is Doctor Burt's Lavendar Mint Toothpaste. It states right on the tube: " No artifiacial colors, flavors, binders or sodium lauryl sulfate". I have only tried the lavendar mint. it's a nice, minty but not too minty flavor. I and my 4 yr old like it but my youngest (26 mon.) does not.
You can contact them through their website : www.burtsbees.com
2) The other I purchased through a Freelife International sales rep. They deal only with organically safe products and have everything from shampoos to vitamins. You can only purchase them through a rep, though, kind of like an Avon rep, as they work out of their homes. I have the BGSE Mint toothpaste. The flavor is not as strong as the Dr. Burts's and my 26 mo old likes it.
There's a toll free number on the back of the tube: 1 800-882 - 7240.
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I avoid any names that have the similarity of SLS.
I use a brand called Dentarome Plus from Young Living Essential oils. I am VERY fussy about how my teeth feel after brushing and have been quite happy with it's performance.
They also have an all natural mouth wash that they recommend for canker sores.
My dh gets canker sores and uses peppermint oil to deal with them (there is peppemint in the toothpaste as well).
Good luck finding something that works...cankers are the worst.
In my search for the perfect toothpaste, I have found a great one made by New co I too am picky about the mouth feel thing and find the peppermint great and fresh, and my kids love the creamsicle and bubblegum type. Dh like the kids kind for brushing before breakfast. new co makes some exellent products and the toothp. has no s laureth or lauryl sulphates. its distributed out of Canada.
on the tube it says
Newco's teatree oil toothpasdte is natures path to cleaner teeth and healthier gums. With the mouth being the most absorbent place in the body, this formula will contribute to your good health on a cellular level!
Surfactants or foaming agents are used in toothpaste to create the foam we generate with brushing our teeth. Surfactants spread the ingredients of the toothpaste throughout the mouth cavity and the surfaces of the teeth and gums.Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is the most common surfactant used in toothpastes. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Sarcosinate) is another surfactant that performs the foaming function without additional complications.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
SLS is a very effective detergent and foaming agent used for removal of oil, stains and residues. In higher concentrations it is included in industrial cleaners, and degreasers. In lower concentrations it is used in personal care products including soaps, shampoo and is a common ingredient of toothpaste. SLS is widely available and inexpensive. SLS is known to cause mouth ulcers in some people as it dries out the protective layer of the oral mucosa ( due to its anionic charge). These mouth ulcers are a problem for pregnant women already experiencing “dry mouth” Research has also indicated SLS may be damaging to the immune system also.
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Sarcosinate)
Sarcosinate is a natural product from coconut oil ad is a surfactant that disperses the toothpaste around the teeth and in the oral cavity. It Inhibits microbial growth by inhibiting enzymes that break down sugars into acids and prevents bad breath (halitosis). Sarcosinate has a low oral toxicity, is not found to be mutagenic, irritating or sensitizing, and most importantly for you during pregnancy, does not create “dry mouth” as other surfactants (SLS) are known to do.
Hi, if you go to www.theodent.com the children's toothpaste does not have sls. However, Classic toothpaste does. This toothpaste uses the technology Rennou which is derived from the cocoa plant. Studies have shown it to be more effective than fluoride at remineralizing teeth with no toxicity and it is safe to swallow. Hope this helps.