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What is a fluoride-free toothpaste?

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Fluoride-free toothpaste is manufactured without the fluoride that most dental professionals believe is necessary for the best protection against cavities, especially in children. Fluoride is one of several chemicals added to toothpaste that many makers of “natural” toothpaste claim to eliminate.

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A debate still rages over whether people are harmed long term from too much exposure to fluoride through municipal water systems and dental care products. Some health conscious individuals seek out fluoride-free toothpaste as a precaution against long-term health impairment. Other individuals are sensitive or allergic to fluoride or other ingredients in toothpaste and benefit from using a product free of as many added chemicals as possible.

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