Fluoride Ingredients

A warning appears on the carton of all fluoride toothpaste:

Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.

These should be disturbing words to all of us, particularly parents of young children.

Dr. Bill Wolfe, a pioneer in the field of holistic dentistry, has been developing and practicing alternative, holistic dental care treatments for most of his professional career. A firm believer in the effectiveness of homeopathy in dental care, Dr. Wolfe has based his practice on its tenets, and treats his patients according to its precepts.

He has also conclusively proven the anti-bacterial efficacy of the Aloe Vera plant in oral health through studies performed at Baylor College of Dentistry. The results of his studies, published in numerous books and magazines, together with his knowledge of the plant’s properties have made him a foremost expert on the subject. Thus he has appeared as a noted speaker at many international medical symposiums.

Until now, Dr. Wolfe’s expertise benefited only his patients and a small core of dental professionals. However, now Dr. Wolfe has introduced a dental care line called Aloe-DentTM which consists of both herbal and homeopathic aloe based products. Every product is:

  • Fluoride free
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate free
  • Alcohol free
  • Sugar and Saccharin free

The initial line consists of a Tooth Gel and Mouth Rinse, (both of which contain Dr. Wolfe’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral Aloe Vera concentrate) in Herbal and Homeopathic formulations. In addition, there is an Aloe Vera Oral gel to promote healthy gums and 5 separate homeopathic remedies for specific dental ailments. A strong indication of homeopathy’s increasing use among dental professionals is the fact that Dr. Wolfe’s line is now featured in one of the largest dental supply catalogues in the U.S.

Please take a moment and watch the videos about holistic dentistry.

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or in any way prevent any disease. None of our products can replace the need to see a dentist.

Fluoride-free Toothpaste

What Other Ingredients are in Fluoride Water Additives?

Hydrofluosilicic Acid ( and other forms of fluoride additives ) account for only 20 – 30% of the fluoride additive product. What are the other ingredients?

Article in International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 20(2): 157-166 April 2014

A new perspective on metals and other contaminants in fluoridation chemicals

Background: Fluoride additives contain metal contaminants that must be diluted meet drinking water regulations. However, each batch supplied to water facilities does not come labeled with concentrations per contaminant. This omission distorts exposure profiles and the risks associated with accidents and routine use.

Objectives: This study provides an independent determination of the metal content of raw fluoride products.

Methods: Metal concentrations were analyzed in three hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFS) and sodium fluoride (NaF) samples using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. Arsenic levels were confirmed using graphite furnace atomic absorption analysis

Results: Results show that metal content varies with batch. and all HFS samples contained arsenic (4-9-56-0 ppm) or arsenic in addition to lead (10-3 ppm). Two NaF samples contained barium (13-3-18-0 ppm) instead. All HaF (212-415 ppm) and NaF (3312-3630 ppm) additives contained a surprising amount of aluminum.

Conclusions: Such contaminant content creates a regulatory blind spot that jeopardizes any safe use Of fluoride additives.

Did you know…

  • That according to the handbook, “Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products,” fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic.
  • That according to the Physicians’ Desk Reference: “In hypersensitive individuals, fluoride occasionally causes skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitive reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride.”
  • That the Canadian Dental Association recommends: “Fluoride supplements should not be recommended for children less than three years old.”
  • That from 1990 to 1992, the Journal of the American Medical Association published three separate articles linking increased hip fracture rates to fluoride in the water.
  • That in the March 22, 1990 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers reported that fluoride treatment of osteoporosis increased hip fracture rate and bone fragility.
  • That a study by Proctor and Gamble showed that as little as half the amount of fluoride used to fluoridate public water supplies resulted in a sizable and significant increase in genetic damage.
  • That in 1993, researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health admitted: “in cultured human and rodent cells, the weight of the evidence leads to the conclusion that fluoride exposure results in increased chromosome aberrations [genetic damage].”
  • That in 1988, the ability of fluoride to transform normal cells into cancer cells was confirmed by Argonne National Laboratories.
  • That the research of Dr. Dean Burk, former Chief Chemist of the National Cancer Institute, showed that about 10,000 or more fluoridation-linked cancer deaths occur yearly in the United States.
  • That results from Battelle Research Institute showed that fluoride was linked to a rare form of liver cancer in mice, oral tumors and cancers in rats, and bone cancer in male rats.
  • That since 1990, the National Cancer Institute, the New Jersey Department of Health, and the Safe Water Foundation all found that the incidence of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, was far higher in young men exposed to fluoridated water as compared to those who were not.

Toothpaste warning labels concern parents

by Don Oldenburt, The Washington Post

Last month, as 8-year-old Molly Statt stood in the bathroom brushing her teeth, something on the back of the tube of Crest caught her attention. She stopped brushing. Looking up at her father standing beside her, she asked, “Is this poison?”

“Of course not,” Paul Statt reassured his daughter. “Then why does it say ‘poison’ on it?” she asked.

Statt looked more closely at the label. In small print were warnings he hadn’t noticed before, including one that read: “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”

Like most people, the Petersborough, N.H., resident assumed that an over-the-counter health-care product like toothpaste must certainly be as safe as the water we drink. But it’s not. And that’s the message of the new warning labels required by the Food and Drug Administration on all fluoride toothpastes and dental care products shipped as of April 7 (year).

“When I receive the fluoride here, it has a skull-and-bones on it,” Regina Miskewitz says of the containers of the chemical at the Princeton, N.J., laboratories of Church & Dwight Co. Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer products, where she is director of research and development for oral and personal care.

“If a child was to take a big spoonful of this fluoride, I don’t think he could swallow it,” she says, “but if he did get it down, it is a poison and the child could die. If a child ingested a whole tube of toothpaste, he should be taken to the emergency room and he would either get his stomach pumped or get some kind of antidote.”

Three ingredients found in most toothpastes pose health risks if too much is ingested, according to Miskewitz. Sorbitol, a liquid that keeps toothpaste from drying out, is a laxative that could cause diarrhea in children. Sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient that makes toothpaste foam,can also be a diarrhetic. But the fluoride poses the most danger if too much toothpaste is swallowed – particularly by younger children.

This summer, as toothpaste shipments with the new labeling replace older inventories, consumers will see nearly twice the warnings displayed on the back of tubes and cartons – ADA’s general warnings along with the new FDA-required statement that starts with:”Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.”

Research has shown that because they aren’t yet in control of their swallowing reflex, children 4 – 6 years old typically swallow toothpaste when brushing. “That’s why it’s recommended that kids get only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste,” says Miskewitz, “because most of that goes down their throats.”

A 1995 study at the Georgia School of Dentistry found that about half of the children this age don’t spit out or rinse out – they swallow the toothpaste instead. Making matters worse, they tend to use too much toothpaste on their own, especially when they use flavored children’s toothpastes.

While the cavity-preventing effectiveness of fluoride has been demonstrated, too much fluoride not only can be dangerous, it can cause a condition known as fluorosis, which discolors or spots developing teeth. Research conducted by the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center concluded that brushing with more than a pea-size amount of toothpaste more than once daily contributed to most of the fluorosis cases it observed in young children. In areas where the drinking water contains fluoride, children who swallow even the pea-size amount of toothpaste are getting too much fluoride and are at risk for fluorosis.”

It is always kind of a trade-off,” says Nancy Rosenzweig, vice-president of corporate communication and market development at Tom’s of Maine, which in 1975 introduced the first “natural” toothpaste on the market. The company recently began marketing a new line of natural toothpastes for children which eliminates synthetic sweetners but contains fluoride.”

We made a decision to have only fluoride toothpaste for children because that has been proven to be the overall benefit of toothpaste for children,” Rosenzweig says. “We feel the benefit outweighs the negative.”

In fact, many in the toothpaste industry feel the new FDA warnings may be overstating the risks.”

Our position was that they went a little too far” says Clifford Whall, director of product evaluations on the ADA’s Council on Scientific affairs. “There wasn’t really a need for the cautionary statement about the danger of poisoning if you’ve ingested too much.”.

While Whall concedes that poison control centers do receive reports of fluoride “poisonings” every year, he says the ADA isn’t aware of any of those cases resulting in adverse affects. “It just hasn’t proven to be that kind of problem….we didn’t think you needed a label like that because it could unnecessarily scare consumers into not using toothpaste.”

None of Dr. Wolfe’s formulas contain fluoride.