If you’re used to brushing your teeth with conventional toothpastes, you’ll notice right away that Earthpaste is different. It looks different, it feels different, it tastes different. We think different is better and are happy to explain why.
You may want to start by watching this short video. The most common questions are answered here.
My Earthpaste squirted across the room. What’s up with that?
Earthpaste doesn’t have chemical thickeners, carrageenan, or emulsifiers so sometimes the Earthpaste squirts out of the tube when you squeeze it. You’ll have better luck if you hold the tube vertically and point it directly down at the toothbrush head before you squeeze.
Why is Earthpaste brown?
Most toothpastes contain the same chemical used to make vinyl fences white. Earthpaste doesn’t, which is why it has its natural, grayish-brown color.
Where’s the foam?
Earthpaste doesn’t foam like other toothpaste because we don’t add foaming agents like SLS. The foam doesn’t help clean your teeth, so we decided there’s no good reason to add it.
Why doesn’t Earthpaste have fluoride?
When it comes to minerals, form is the key. Many health experts agree that the sodium fluoride added to water supplies and toothpaste is toxic and should be avoided. This is why toothpastes with fluoride have a warning advising to call poison control if more than a small amount is swallowed.
Why doesn’t Earthpaste have glycerin?
Among other things, glycerin is the base for many liquid soaps and on the body isn’t a problem. However, in the mouth, glycerin creates a coat or film that won’t rinse away. Many natural dentists say this glycerin film on teeth can prevent the teeth from being able to remineralize thereby weakening the teeth.
Still have questions? Visit our FAQs page.
I have a 2 year old. Can he use earthpaste? He will most definitely swallow it. Is it safe to swallow?
We give it to our children and feel totally safe having them swallow it.
Does Earthpaste help remineralize teeth?
While we don’t make specific dental claims, the primary building block of enamel is calcium phosphate. Earthpaste’s primary ingredient, Redmond Clay, contains calcium and phosphorous and other beneficial minerals.
Is the clay harsh on the enamel/ teeth?
Short answer: no. Long answer: http://www.earthpaste.com/how-abrasive-is-earthpaste/