If you've ever wondered why you get fluoride treatments at the dentist and if fluoride that is added to drinking water is safe, then this article will answer all your questions. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. In the early 1900s, a pair of dentists discovered that fluoride helps prevent cavities and in 1945 cities started fluoridating their drinking water (6). Since then, fluoride has been added to toothpastes and mouthwashes, in addition to drinking water. Read on as we break down the science on the pros and cons of fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste, and more.

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Now that the relationship is serious, have you started thinking a little bit more about what your life might be like together in the future? Maybe you are at the point where you are leaving a toothbrush at the other's place, or maybe it's a little more serious - like talking about moving in together. No matter how serious "serious" is for you, we've got a suggestion for making that step of the relationship a little healthier.

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9 Non-Toxic Flosses Made with Natural Waxes

With 3 options for plastic free and zero waste floss too

Looking for a non-toxic floss without PFAS, or Teflon-like chemicals? Want a floss with a natural wax and possibly some options that are biodegradable and zero waste friendly? We've got you covered.

All 9 of our non-toxic flosses are made without PFAS chemicals (unlike Oral-B and other easy glide floss) and are coated in natural waxes. Some of our options for non-toxic floss are made from biodegradable materials, like natural silk, instead of nylon fibers, so theoretically they could be compostable either at home or in a municipal compost. And for those of you looking for zero waste floss, some of our options are also refillable and come without plastic packaging, making them good choices for your health and the planet. All of them will help you keep your teeth healthy and your dentist happy!

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6 Non-Toxic Children's Toothpaste Options

They taste like "fruit," will clean their teeth, and are totally safe

No matter how many teeth your kid has, they still should brush them all. These toothpaste options have all gotten great reviews online and are vetted to be safe for your kids. You could technically use them too, but if watermelon toothpaste just doesn't sound appealing to you, you might also want to check out our regular toothpaste roundup. Smile! (Because you are excited we did the research for you and to show off those pearly whites.)

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Non-Toxic Toothpastes

Our picks for getting your teeth clean and shiny

Updated for 2020!

We researched all the non-toxic toothpastes and vetted the reviews to make sure they get your mouth feeling clean and teeth looking shiny.

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