Fluoride is so important to your teeth, but there has been some controversy in the past over fluoride, and so a lot of people are afraid of it without really understanding what it does. Essentially, fluoride is a form of the chemical element fluorine, which is a natural mineral found all over the world. The fluoride deposits are mined and purified, and then added to various products and even some water supplies around the UK. You probably consume fluoride in small quantities every day, in your food and drink without even realising it!
Fluoride is an amazing substance. It’s the dentist’s magical key to fight off cavities and tooth decay. When you consume it, it becomes a part of your saliva and helps reduce the acidity of your mouth, preventing tooth decay. But we consume fluoride in such small amounts that it isn’t enough on its own. To really see the benefits, you need to add a topical source as well, which comes in the form of gels, toothpastes and, you guessed it – toothpaste tablets!
The problem is, a lot of toothpaste tabs on the market aren’t made with fluoride. Big mistake! Fluoride is the single most effective treatment and prevention against tooth decay, and the easiest way to get it is by brushing your teeth with it. This puts the fluoride in direct contact with your teeth, where it can go to work on those acids and protect your teeth most effectively.
PÄRLA toothpaste tablets are packed with a concentrated dose of fluoride – 1450ppm (that’s parts per million) – the perfect dose to keep you and your teeth healthy.
Whilst normal toothpaste may also contain fluoride, you’re likely going to end up using either too much or too little depending on the amount of paste you squeeze out from the tube which leads to not being able to take optimal care of your teeth.
Hydroxyapatite: This is a mineral that makes up the building blocks of your natural enamel, and is perfect for remineralising, strengthening and smoothing the enamel on your teeth. It’s one of the key ingredients that helps PÄRLA reduce sensitivity in your teeth.
Potassium Citrate: This is our super anti-sensitivity ingredient. It’s been proven that toothpaste tablets containing just 5.53% potassium citrate significantly reduce hypersensitivity with regular use - so we made sure ours meet that mark.
Vitamin E: Or to give it the technical name, tocopheryl succinate. Vitamin E supports the body in growing T cells, which help you fight infection. It’s also great for your gum health, making you more resilient against things like gum disease.
Vitamin B12: Otherwise known as methylcobalamin. This vitamin is difficult to get naturally in all but the sunniest of climates, so most people need all the extra doses they can get! Vitamin B12 deficiencies are also commonly seen with people on a vegan diet and in the elderly, so having this important vitamin included as a part of your teeth-brushing routine is a perfect way to help combat this.
So what is Vitamin B12 exactly? B12 is another support for your immune system, assisting in red blood cell production so that your body and immune system can get all the oxygen it needs.
Sorbitol: A low calorie sugar substitute. Since sugar is pretty bad for your teeth, we’ve used sorbitol to give PÄRLA its sweet taste and keep it sugar free, so there will be no damage to your teeth.
Calcium Carbonate: A gentle but effective abrasive, designed to remove plaque, food particles and debris from your teeth and prevent staining.
Kaolin: Kaolin is a natural white clay, and is one of the most abundant natural resources on the planet. We use is as a cleaning and polishing agent, giving your teeth that silky smooth feel.
Sodium Bicarbonate: One of the most common ingredients in all toothpaste, and for good reason. This can actually penetrate the plaque layer, breaking up the sticky plaque and allowing you to brush it away – giving you much whiter teeth with each use.
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate: This complicated-sounding chemical is in here to replace those harsh sulphates and silicones found in conventional toothpaste. It is a mild foaming agent that’s made from coconuts, and it gives our toothpaste tablets their gentle foaming quality.
Hydrated Silica: Silica is a natural abrasive, just tough enough to loosen plaque and debris from your teeth, but soft enough not to damage your natural enamel.
Acacia Gum: A natural preservative, made from tropical trees found in Africa. It helps keep our toothpaste tablets in shape and gives them their long shelf life. It also contains high levels of calcium irons, which can increase tooth remineralisation, which is a nice bonus!
Yeast Extract: Believe it or not, yeast is packed with antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it perfect for stopping the tablets developing bacteria.
Sodium Monofluorophosphate: A subset of the fluoride family, this neat element is perfect for helping prevent tooth decay. Each tablet contains the ideal dose of 1450ppm.
Magnesium Stearate: This ingredient is purely practical – it’s a form of magnesium salt, and it’s essentially an anti-caking agent, keeping all of the other ingredients together as one piece.
Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil: A natural anti-inflammatory that is not only good for your gums, but gives our toothpaste tablets their naturally minty flavour.
Menthol: The ingredient that gives all toothpaste its signature minty scent and flavour, as well as creating that cool feeling in your mouth after brushing.
Stevioside: Another natural sweetener that keeps your toothpaste tablets tasting nice.
Mentha Piperita Oil: AKA peppermint oil. This nifty ingredient not only adds to the minty flavour, but it actually helps clean your teeth and gums much better, as well as triggering saliva production.