Now, at RiseWell, we’re not just about great results. We believe in safety, too. For example (and this is an extreme example), bleach kills germs very effectively, but you wouldn’t pour it all over your hands. While fluoride is an all-star at hardening your enamel, which is an essential component of maintaining oral health, it also has health concerns when ingested. Cases of fluoride overdose and poisoning may come from oral care products, and can lead to kidney disease, gastrointestinal distress and central nervous system damage. Anyone who needs to be supervised while brushing is especially vulnerable to fluoride toxicity.
RiseWell started because my sister and her husband were unable to find a non-toxic and effective toothpaste on the market when she was pregnant with their son, Leo. The natural toothpastes on the market at the time were not effective at strengthening and protecting teeth—she might as well have brushed with water! Because they didn’t have any options, they were inspired to found RiseWell to offer better options to families like ours. And that’s what we’re all about—offering better, safer options for people who don’t want to compromise on health.
Go to our Instagram to watch me (Dr. Derek) on our stories explaining more about fluoride and other dental topics!