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1) Not any more or less than if you used a toothpaste with fluoride.

2) Not any more or less than if you used a toothpaste with fluoride.

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I've been using toothpaste without fluoride (Tom's of Maine), and I'm fine with it. I don't see a need for excessive amounts of fluoride in my life. When I was a kid I was forced to have a series of fluoride treatments at the dentist, and I think that was enough to last me for a lifetime. It's also possible that my tap water is treated with fluoride, I'm not sure. A lot of municipalities will do that, which I hate.
 

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I've been using toothpaste without fluoride (Tom's of Maine), and I'm fine with it. I don't see a need for excessive amounts of fluoride in my life. When I was a kid I was forced to have a series of fluoride treatments at the dentist, and I think that was enough to last me for a lifetime. It's also possible that my tap water is treated with fluoride, I'm not sure. A lot of municipalities will do that, which I hate.
I hate that tap water has it too. I use a fluoride-free toothpaste, as does my daughter (who has no cavities).
 

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No, but I know about it. Why? Should I?
 

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I've been using toothpaste without fluoride (Tom's of Maine), and I'm fine with it. I don't see a need for excessive amounts of fluoride in my life. When I was a kid I was forced to have a series of fluoride treatments at the dentist, and I think that was enough to last me for a lifetime. It's also possible that my tap water is treated with fluoride, I'm not sure. A lot of municipalities will do that, which I hate.
I was using the toms of maine no fluoride and I didnt like it.....I didnt like the feel of my teeth after I brushed and I didnt get a clean feeling....I got those fluoride treatments as a kid too......but I dont drink my tap water so I dont get it that way.........but I just dont care for that toothpaste fluoride or not....and I am not against using a no fluroide toothpaste....I just dont like TOM....

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I was using the toms of maine no fluoride and I didnt like it.....I didnt like the feel of my teeth after I brushed and I didnt get a clean feeling....I got those fluoride treatments as a kid too......but I dont drink my tap water so I dont get it that way.........but I just dont care for that toothpaste fluoride or not....and I am not against using a no fluroide toothpaste....I just dont like TOM....

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I've noticed on websites that sell TOM's toothpaste, such as drugstore.com, the reviewers state they don't like the taste or how their mouth feels after they brush. I wonder if there's a correlation between that and what they do immediately after brushing; do they rinse a lot? I always use my Waterpik oral irrigator after I brush, and whatever is left in my mouth gets rinsed away when I do that, so my teeth and mouth feel even cleaner. If I only brush and don't use the Waterpik, my mouth feels a little weird.
 

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Just fyi TOMS of Maine is owned by Colgate/Palmolive and they do animal testing...
 

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What do you mean by rinse? Mouthwash? Thanks... its hard to find toothpaste that doesnt have SLS (heard this is bad as well) or fluoride in it. Ive even heard the tea tree oil can be bad... by heard I mean read on the internet.
 

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What do you mean by rinse? Mouthwash? Thanks... its hard to find toothpaste that doesnt have SLS (heard this is bad as well) or fluoride in it. Ive even heard the tea tree oil can be bad... by heard I mean read on the internet.
Have you looked for Tom's Of Maine??
 

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I've noticed on websites that sell TOM's toothpaste, such as drugstore.com, the reviewers state they don't like the taste or how their mouth feels after they brush. I wonder if there's a correlation between that and what they do immediately after brushing; do they rinse a lot? I always use my Waterpik oral irrigator after I brush, and whatever is left in my mouth gets rinsed away when I do that, so my teeth and mouth feel even cleaner. If I only brush and don't use the Waterpik, my mouth feels a little weird.
Well after I brush I usually go to work or bed or out.....LOL....sorry thats just me being sarcastic....that could be whats happening....but I havent liked most of the TOMS products.....the toothpaste was gritty and icky and didnt work well and I didnt care for the deodorant at all.....maybe it was just me and I am uber stinky but it wore off soooo quickly and soooo not worth the money......

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Just fyi TOMS of Maine is owned by Colgate/Palmolive and they do animal testing...
I know....just using up what I have cause I refuse to pitch it and add to the landfills.

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ya, the toms of maine without fluoride that i saw had sls in it.
Not all of Tom's toothpastes contain SLS. A few of them are SLS free.

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I was using the toms of maine no fluoride and I didnt like it.....I didnt like the feel of my teeth after I brushed and I didnt get a clean feeling....I got those fluoride treatments as a kid too......but I dont drink my tap water so I dont get it that way.........but I just dont care for that toothpaste fluoride or not....and I am not against using a no fluroide toothpaste....I just dont like TOM....

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I had this issue when I first tried their toothpaste also but I've gotten used to it. I contacted them about it though and they replied saying that since it's a "natural" toothpaste it doesn't contain the same ingredients as regular toothpaste that makes it foamy.

ETA: I tried finding the email they sent me with the reply but I must've deleted it
 
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