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Xylitol (brand?) 1 3.85%
Tom's of Maine 14 53.85%
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Which toothpaste for toddler??

Help!

We've used Spry Infant Gel (with xylitol, no flouride) for 3 years for DS but he really needs something with a bit more kick now that his little breath is stinky in the AM. Unfortunatley, the adult Spry non-flouride toothpast has TOO much minty kick and he is really hating it (although we LOVE it!).

Forget the store brands due to chemical worries (DS swallows too much). Any suggestions?

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Ttry Burt's Bees!
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: Which toothpaste for toddler??

i use toms for children for david. i beleive they do have nonfluoride but i dont haveit in my store(although i dont worry cuz david does spit) but you say yours dont.
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I use Weleda Children's Tooth Gel for my son.
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Check the ingredients on anything Jason or Toms of Maine. Toms of Maine has a "natural" deodorant that the main ingredient is antifreeze! I checked a couple of Jason products ingredients and found sulfates so I dont trust either of these brands.
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Re: Which toothpaste for toddler??

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Ttry Burt's Bees!

Yeah that!! Our DS LOVES it!
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I love Burt's Bees, but the baby one has been discontinued, so I need to find something else when the tube we have runs out.
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We use baby orajel's toothpaste, it has no added flouride and is safe to swallow and they like the flavor cause let's face it, if they don't like the taste there is no point in even trying or you end up wearing it
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Re: Which toothpaste for toddler??

We use Tom's of Maine for our two year old, the stuff with flouride. I know they have one that doesn't have it, but I've never seen it IRL. Fluoride is fine for us though - recommended by our pediatrician because we drink bottled water with our nasty tasting well water as a backup, so the pea-sized bit of toothpaste once or twice a day is the most he gets as far as that goes. But if they aren't spitting and you are using city water, you may want to try to find something different.

(And why is it that he has no problem practicing his spitting technique with purple grape juice on my carpet but not so much with the toothpaste in the sink??? :P )
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i use toms for children for david. i beleive they do have nonfluoride...
FYI, if toothpaste has no fluoride, you might as well not use anything. Fluoride is anti-microbial, which is why toothpaste is so effective against bacteria. Non-fluoride toothpaste would be nothing but flavor (which may be where you're going with it).

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Toms of Maine has a "natural" deodorant that the main ingredient is antifreeze!
Propylene Glycol (formerly popular antifreeze, rarely used anymore for that purpose) is generally considered safe unless very large amounts are consumed. PG metabolizes into Lactic Acid, which is the naturally produced byproduct of anaerobic cellular respiration, mainly in muscle tissue. Lactic Acid is easily converted and processed once oxygen levels normalize. Where it could be dangerous is when very large amounts are consumed and metabolized, inducing acidosis.

Ethylene Glycol (currently popular antifreeze), on the other hand, is not ok. EG metabolizes into Oxalic Acid, which is very toxic, and heavily concentrated in spinach, by the way! OA readily bonds with Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium, preventing the body from utilizing those elements. If enough is EG ingested and metabolized over time, the resulting OA can form crystalline masses of Calcium Oxalate in the kidneys, those are kidney stones.

Ethylene Glycol is EXTREMELY poisonous. Oddly enough, however, a good treatment for EG ingestion is to consume alcoholic beverages. EG readily bonds with Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol), rendering the body unable to absorb the compound which is then excreted.
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