Ancient Egyptians used to brush their teeth with burnt eggshells, rock salts, dried iris flowers and mint crushed into a fine paste with a bit of water. Since then, toothpaste has become a commercialized product with questionable ingredients packaged in uncessary plastic. Many of them have been studied and although legally allowed in cosmetic products they do raise health concerns. We call the 7 sins of toothpaste. We believe in the superpowers of Mother Earth. It's time for change. At Natch we're embracing lessons of the past and creating a future that is #NaturallyDifferent.
Fluoride is a chemical that is commonly added to toothpaste to help prevent cavities. It has been the gold standard in caries prevention for generations. However, In recent years there’s been growing concerns over the health risks that fluoride can present, especially in children. Swallowing too much fluoride can cause permanent tooth discoloration, stomach problems, acute fluoride toxicity (i.e., poisoning) and other adverse health effects (1). That's why a warning label is required on all toothpaste sold containing fluoride in most countries.