Many people in today’s day and age are becoming savy on what toxins are in their environment and what they put into their bodies. For decades fluoride has been recommended by dental professionals to aid in the prevention of cavities and remineralization of teeth. There have been, however, naysayers surrounding the toxic effects of fluoride and many are refusing to have their children use a fluoridated toothpaste or have fluoride treatments at their dental exams. With the increase of sugary drinks and processed foods and decrease of fluoride there has been a significant rise in the rate of decay. What dental professionals want you to know is that there are other, more natural, options out there like MI Paste and toothpaste made with Xylitol or Recaldent that carry the mineralizing properties that mimic fluoride but are non-toxic. Talk to your dental provider about their recommendations for a fluoride substitute. Our Power Ranch Dental staff would love to answer any and all questions you may have!