Yes — some toothpaste brands do use fluoride within their charcoal toothpastes, however not all brands use it effectively. To reap the benefits of fluoride, the concentration of the fluoride in your charcoal toothpaste must be at least 1000 parts per million (ppm), with commercial brands often aiming for between 1350 ppm and 1450 ppm in each product.
Let’s look at this in more detail. Although charcoal toothpaste is a relatively new phenomena, it’s got dentists raving about the positive effects that it can have on an individual's oral hygiene.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Fluoride?
Fluoride is approved and recommended by dentists to use within your oral hygiene routine.
Although fluoride cannot reverse cavity damage to teeth, it can act as a preventative measure and slow the development of cavities. The more regularly your teeth are exposed to fluoride, the greater the cavity prevention — the perfect reason to invest now!
Research has shown that fluoride has many benefits for your oral health.. The benefits of using fluoride include,
- Remineralises Tooth Enamel
- Stimulates Production of Fluorapatite
- Contains Antibacterial Properties
1. Remineralises Tooth Enamel
The repetitive use of fluoride, through toothpastes, can help speed up and ‘remineralise’ tooth enamel. This is completed through combining calcium and phosphate ions together, which creates a new protective surface.
This new surface will be more acid resistant and strong, which is important for your teeth as enamel strength is vital to good oral hygiene.
2. Stimulates Production of Fluorapatite
Stimulating the production of Fluorapatite is important as this type of tooth enamel is great at resisting acids and bacteria. The fewer bacteria and acids affecting your teeth, the healthier your teeth should remain.
3. Contains Antibacterial Properties
The antibacterial use of fluoride is well documented and is why fluoride is such a useful feature within toothpaste. Fluoride contains features that inhibit bacterial growth, preventing microbes from sticking to your teeth.
Brush Fresh Co’s newest charcoal fluoride products contain 1450 ppm in each product, successfully achieving the positive effects of fluoride within our toothpaste products. This is an easy switch to help improve your oral health, as well as helping out the environment, as our products are always focussed on sustainability.
Does High Fluoride Toothpaste Whiten Teeth?
No- high fluoride toothpaste is not designed to whiten teeth. Instead, it is prescribed to help strengthen teeth, and help those with medical conditions that leave them more vulnerable to tooth decay.
High fluoride toothpaste contains a higher amount of fluoride, around 1.1% or up to 5000 ppm. This is typically used for adults who have a high amount of tooth damage, or a medical condition that would mean they have a higher probability of cavities, such as cancer therapy, dentures, dry mouth or diabetes.
Studies have shown that high fluoride toothpaste can increase surface hardness of untreated tooth decay better than regular fluoride toothpaste.
Brush Fresh Co do not supply high fluoride toothpaste but recognise the importance of using fluoride within our toothpaste products for strengthening and remineralising tooth enamel.
To conclude, some toothpaste brands do utilise fluoride within their charcoal toothpaste products. However, many do not utilise the positive elements of fluoride within their products to a high degree.
With our new range of fluoride charcoal toothpaste tablet products, we are providing an eco-friendly alternative to conventional products. These charcoal fluoride toothpaste tablets are sustainable, family-friendly and come in various product quantities including a three month bundle, which contains one bamboo toothbrush and approximately 77g of charcoal fluoride toothpaste tablets.
Brush Fresh Co. is founded and run by a group of UK-based dentists, who specialise in environmentally-friendly and sustainable dental products. From biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes to zero waste toothbrush tablets, our product range has been designed to put both your dental health and the environment first. For more information and dental care advice, head over to our blog page or get in contact with us here.