SLS-Free Toothpaste - What You Need To Know

tiny toothbrush As you know, the team here at Brush-Baby are always keen to promote good oral health in our kids. With this in mind, we thought we'd share this article from the BBC's Trust Me I'm a Doctor Dr Chris van Tulleken, tackling the topic of SLS-free toothpaste and why we might want to start using it.

What is SLS-free toothpaste?

Many toothpaste brands contain a chemical called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a powerful detergent commonly used in other cleaning products we find in homes – in shampoos, shower gels and soaps.

Studies have shown that SLS can cause skin irritation, so does putting it in our children's toothpastes increase their risk of mouth pain and ulcers?

Dr Chris van Tulleken concludes that studies have shown there is certainly evidence to show that SLS-free toothpaste reduces mouth pain and can speed up the healing of ulcers.

To read the full article, click here.

Brush-Baby’s toothpaste ranges are SLS-free. To take a look at our full range of children's toothpaste.