(*We are currently out of stock and hope to restock our xylitol products in early 2015.)
Spry is one of our FAVORITE toothpastes! We tried one "natural" toothpaste after another and when we came across Spry, our children said, "We like this one, Mom!"
So Spry dental products have been a staple in our home for years.
Just so youíre aware, they make two different toothpastes - one with and one without fluoride. This is the tube that does not contain fluoride.
Thatís a whole debate, I know. Some say fluoride prevents cavities by hardening the enamel of teeth. Others claim itís a toxic waste by-product thatís dangerous to our health.
I wish there was an easy answer, but Iíve yet to find it.
Iíve known folks who have avoided fluoride all their life and suddenly find themselves, (decades later), dealing with a mouth full of decay, (*despite daily brushing, flossing, etc.)leading to costly fillings, crowns, and sadly - pulled teeth. So, the stakes are high in the fluoride debate.
Others seem to avoid it and do fine.
A dentist friend once told me there are several types of bacteria that cause dental decay. He said how well you do depends on whether your immune system is wired to stay strong against them or not.
So, my personal "theory" - (*which is unscientific and non-medical) is that some peopleís immune system handles the bacteria that cause decay better than others, much like some kids are more prone to ear infection than others.
But some have also found that even strengthening their immune system did not deter decay, so you truly need to seek your dentist for advice on what is best for you and your family.
This tube does not contain fluoride but we also carry the ones that have it so please specify whether you want fluoride or not.
XLEAR WRITES -
"Refreshing cool mint flavor."
"Imagine chewing delicious gum or freshening your breath with a sprightly mint that literally wipes plaque-causing germs away from your teeth."
"Spry fights cavities and plaque by creating an unwelcome environment for bacteria; they simply cannot stick to teeth in a Xylitol-rich environment."
"The Spry Dental Defense System is a family of high-quality oral care products manufactured using Xylitol, a natural sweetener."
"WHAT IS XYLITOL?"
"Xylitol is a natural Sugar-Alcohol found naturally in many fruits, berries, vegetables, and mushrooms."
"Clinical studies have repeatedly shown reductions in tooth decay by up to 80% in people who consistently use products sweetened with this extraordinary substance."
"CONSISTENT USE OF SPRY PRODUCTS CAN:"
* "Reduce cavities by up to 80%"
* "Inhibit the ability of cavity-causing, plaque-forming bacteria to stick to teeth"
* "Reverse early cavity formation and more"
Intended for personal use - not to diagnose, prescribe or treat medical conditions. Xylitol may be good at helping prevent cavities, but itís not good for animals at all! Please keep out of reach of Fido and all other animals. Children should have adult supervision with this product. Use at your own risk.