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What are some good commercial brands of children's flouride and SLS free tooth paste. I am beginning to think about using a DIY toothpaste for myself but my girls are a little wary of the idea. So I would like to find something for them to use until I can make some and let them try it out and also just in case they won't go for the DIY kind. :)

Will need something easily available online as I live out of country and will need to ship. :D

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Hello Marine

 

You don't need toothpaste! We have a 2 year-old, and he's been using a Soladey toothbrush for just under a year now. We started with a toddler toothbrush and Tom's children's toothpaste, but kids still shouldn't swallow this, since it has fluoride and other so-so ingredients, and it was a bit difficult to teach him to spit, not to swallow, and so on. And we had to brush his teeth in the bath to avoid mess!

With the Soladey toothbrush, it's so much easier! No toothpaste is needed, and it in fact works whether you actually brush well or not, so we don't have to worry that much at the moment whether he is doing a perfect job brushing all of his teeth.

The Soladey is an ionic toothbrush that easily removes plaque and cleans teeth by a simple ionic reaction. When light is absorbed by the embedded solar panel, and you begin to brush your teeth, electrons are transmitted through the water to your teeth via the titanium oxide semiconductor. This reaction is not felt, but it makes the plaque unstable and easy to remove. The handle lasts a lifetime (well, we've yet to see that, but that's what they say) and you just need to replace the brush head when it wears out. The heads come in a kids size, with soft bristles.

My wife and I did a lot of research when we found out about ionic toothbrushes, and the Soladey was the simplest to use and seemed to be the most effective. We both use it as well.

 

It's a big coincidence you are in Japan, because that is where the Soladey toothbrushes are made! Maybe try and find one there?!

 

The US has a website for Soladey (www.soladeyusa.com) and maybe you have someone who can send a toothbrush out to you?

Hope this helps! Good luck!

 

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Hello Marine

 

You don't need toothpaste! We have a 2 year-old, and he's been using a Soladey toothbrush for just under a year now. We started with a toddler toothbrush and Tom's children's toothpaste, but kids still shouldn't swallow this, since it has fluoride and other so-so ingredients, and it was a bit difficult to teach him to spit, not to swallow, and so on. And we had to brush his teeth in the bath to avoid mess!

With the Soladey toothbrush, it's so much easier! No toothpaste is needed, and it in fact works whether you actually brush well or not, so we don't have to worry that much at the moment whether he is doing a perfect job brushing all of his teeth.

The Soladey is an ionic toothbrush that easily removes plaque and cleans teeth by a simple ionic reaction. When light is absorbed by the embedded solar panel, and you begin to brush your teeth, electrons are transmitted through the water to your teeth via the titanium oxide semiconductor. This reaction is not felt, but it makes the plaque unstable and easy to remove. The handle lasts a lifetime (well, we've yet to see that, but that's what they say) and you just need to replace the brush head when it wears out. The heads come in a kids size, with soft bristles.

My wife and I did a lot of research when we found out about ionic toothbrushes, and the Soladey was the simplest to use and seemed to be the most effective. We both use it as well.

 

It's a big coincidence you are in Japan, because that is where the Soladey toothbrushes are made! Maybe try and find one there?!

 

The US has a website for Soladey (www.soladeyusa.com) and maybe you have someone who can send a toothbrush out to you?

Hope this helps! Good luck!

 

Robbie

 Thank you for this info. I will definitely read up on it and may get one for myself to 'test'. I do still need a good toothpaste to use in the interim with my kids.

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Hi Marine

 

We used Tom's Children's toothpaste. This is fluoride free and was the best we found as an alternative to the more commercial brands, but it does still have glycerin, hydrated silica and sodium lauryl sulfate, so we weren't totally thrilled with that.

 

You know, you could get the Soladey to test, and if you liked it, just get children's bristle heads for your girls. It helps with the initial investment.

 

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