I've been wary of fluoride since I was a kid, when my mom would tell the dentist we didn't want a fluoride rinse. She was against it, in general, but I didn't know why.
Despite that, we used regular toothpaste, which has lots of fluoride, though not nearly as much as a fluoride rinse.
Recently I read a few articles about it. Apparently, it is more toxic than lead and stores up in bones where it, purportedly, can eventually cause bone cancer. I'd prefer to do without it.
When we finally ran out of the toothpaste in our home, I went out and bought the first fluoride-free toothpaste I could find: Tom's of Maine.
It smells minty, it tastes minty, and then the aftertaste is all baking soda. It's not BLEEEEAH! but it's not exactly minty fresh refreshing, either.
I could use it for the rest of my days without complaint. I've never particularly liked brushing my teeth, anyway, so this is a mild penance to bear to avoid fluoride. But is there something better out there?
Do you use a fluoride-free toothpaste, and if so, do you like it?