It is quite controversial whether to brush babies’ and toddlers’ teeth with or without fluoridated toothpastes. The pro fluoride section argues in favor of fluoride for its caries prevention properties whereas the fluoride-free proponents point to the potential danger of swallowing fluoride, which means a potentially toxic substance enters the body of a baby or toddler.
For those who favor fluoride free toothpastes for their children we have put together a list of fluoride free toothpastes for babies and toddlers. You can see these brands use alternative substances such as Xylitol to clean the teeth and prevent caries and also avoid other controversial substances such as SLS, artificial flavors or preservatives:
Babyganics Fluoride Free Toothpaste
This toothpasteuse natural plant-based ingredients that are safe to swallow to clean the teeth with a dye-free gel. It does not contain fluoride, saccharin, sulfates, parabens, or artificial colors.
Never tested on animals
Baby Bling Fluoride-free Toothpaste by Tanners Tasty Paste
This toothpaste for babies and toddlers uses Xylitol. It does not contain saccharin, sodium or artificial colors or flavors. It is fluoride free.
Jack N’ Jill – Natural Toothpaste Fluoride-Free
This Jack N’Jill toothpaste is also rich in Xylitol and uses organic calendula to soothe gums: Fluoride Free, Sugar Free, Color Free, SLS Free, No Artificial Preservatives.
Tom’s of Maine Toddlers Fluoride-Free Natural Toothpaste in Gel
Tom’s of Maine Toddlers toothpaste is also safe if swallowed. It is free of fluoride, SLS and gluten and does not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Jason Kids Only! Strawberry Toothpaste
This toothpaste uses Calcium Carbonate to keep the teeth clean and healthy. It is free of
fluoride, SLS and Saccharin and is safe to swallow.
Logodent Kids Dental Gel
This fluoride free toothpaste has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of sensitive baby teeth, permanent teeth and children’s gums. It uses mineral cleansing kernels to gently remove plaque. Free of synthetic colours, flavours and preservatives.
Lavera Baby Toothpaste
The Lavera Baby toothpaste is safe for cleaning milk teeth. It does not contain fluoride, phosphate, nor sugar. As cleansing agent mild silica is used.