When Sofia was little she kept getting sores in her mouth. They were so painful and frequent. Finally, I asked her dentist about it. She casually said, “Yeah, it’s probably the Foaming agent in her toothpaste. Just be sure she rinses her mouth out really good.” 

Girl brushing teeth

Shortly thereafter is when we were introduced to Young Living and I learned that they had a toothpaste for kids. She has been using it ever since without an issue. Little did I know that Sodium Laureth Sulfate is that Foaming agent that creates bubbles and the illusion that it’s “working”. Friends, it’s toxic to us… a possible carcinogen. For this Crest toothpaste, why in the world do we need formaldehyde releasing agents? Did you know formaldehyde is a Group 1 carcinogen to humans? 

Our mouths are sensitive and HIGHLY vascular. We absorb lots of things through our mouths and those things quickly enter our bloodstream bypassing our digestive system. Some medicines are administered sublingually for this very reason.


This has been cause for debate for a long time but we know this: it’s a neurotoxin. Neurodevelopment disabilities include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments. 

Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor. It can build up in the body and prevent proper iodine absorption. Fluoride has also been shown to calcify the pituitary gland. I can say that Sofia has had zero cavities, and she has not had fluoride in almost 7-8 years. You don’t need fluoride to keep from getting cavities. You need to brush and floss your teeth twice a day and eat good foods… cutting back on the sugar intake. For years our dentist has been in awe at our teeth, gum, and mouth health since using Thieves toothpaste. 

Parents, check the ingredients list for your and your kids’ toothpaste. Stay away from fluoride, SLS, fragrance, dyes, carrageenan, alcohols, Triclosan, etc. Do your research. Be a conscientious consumer. Be the gatekeeper and watchdog of your home and health. No one is going to care more about your health than you.

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