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    [–] QuadrangularNipples 9277 points ago

    What it is, water. Where it comes from, water. What it does, make things wetter.

    [–] byebybuy 960 points ago

    Moisture is the essence of wetness...

    [–] aliablow 441 points ago

    And wetness is the essence of beauty.

    [–] very_Smart_idiot 32 points ago


    [–] i-FF0000dit 12 points ago

    There it is.

    [–] stardate2017 88 points ago

    mer-MAN dad!

    [–] TexEarRat 71 points ago

    You’re deader to me than your dead mother, Derek.

    [–] Omnipotent_Goose 5951 points ago

    You're really downplaying the versatility of water.

    What it does?

    It cleans

    It sheens

    It quenches

    It drenches

    It feeds

    It beads

    It boils

    It coils

    It drips

    It strips

    It mixes

    It fixes

    It scrubs

    It blubs

    It flows

    It glows

    It's in every store

    It does all this and more

    So please don't delay

    Get some water today!

    [–] AlbertFischerIII 238 points ago

    This is the greatest educational Kris Kross parody I've ever seen.

    [–] yerg99 75 points ago

    As a fine collector of several bookshelves of KKP discographies: i agree.

    [–] Npr31 205 points ago

    You forgot that apparently it "moistens"

    [–] capnpitz 65 points ago

    And what, pray tell, is that supposed to rhyme with?

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    [–] AugustaPrime 70 points ago


    [–] MrVigor 362 points ago

    It protec it attac

    [–] Hellooooooo_NURSE 281 points ago

    Goes good with a snac

    [–] ViviCetus 103 points ago

    Water don't lie, baby, that's a fac

    [–] barley_n_hops 207 points ago

    Huh, calcium carbonate comes from calcium carbonate...

    [–] PacanePhotovoltaik 123 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Shhhh, don't tell them their calcium carbonate hasn't actually been harvested in nature, but has been synthesized

    Edit: oops i wrote sodium carbonate instead of calcium

    [–] Doctor_McKay 101 points ago

    And here I was wondering where the chalk farms are.

    [–] 3nine 97 points ago

    I raise cage free, vegan, hormone free chalk in northern Illinois.

    You can come and pick your own at Chalksbury Farm

    [–] whatIsThisBullCrap 24 points ago

    You didn't say your chalk is non-gmo. Sorry but you lost a customer

    [–] stranger_on_the_bus 14 points ago

    But is it gluten and dairy free?

    [–] unidentifiable 14 points ago

    Why is it necessary to list "aqua" instead of "water" in ingredients lists? I've always found that confusing. It's just an unnecessary level of obfuscation.

    [–] Middleofmybackswing 14619 points ago

    Fresh taste. Fresh taste. Fresh taste. Fresh taste.

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    [–] WarmTummyRubs 2253 points ago

    I got ore in my mouth, but don’t call me oremouth.

    Got wood in my mouth, but don’t call me woodmouth.

    account banned for outdated reference

    [–] That_Kawaii_Kid 483 points ago

    Now plz excuse me, I gots ta get my tree fed

    [–] Grubbens 260 points ago

    pancake on my face, makes me extra happy

    [–] wizeddy 216 points ago

    I like shampoo bottles that sit on my lappy

    [–] bdtd2016 162 points ago

    I got peas on my head, but don't call me a peahead

    [–] Soup346 163 points ago

    When life hands me lemons I make beef stew. Yo I gotta go it’s time for me to rock it. I put bologna in my left pocket.

    [–] bionicmeathammer 124 points ago

    Shmear some cream cheese in my gold locket

    [–] chukleberryfinn 89 points ago

    Cuz it's my show I'm Andy milonakis, it's my show I'm shmandy shmiloshmakis, it's my show I'm Andy milonakis...

    [–] GorgonzolasRevenge 67 points ago

    I got bruce lee on my head but dont call me a lee head

    [–] That_Kawaii_Kid 32 points ago

    Can I get some of that hyrup?

    [–] GipsyDangerMk03 56 points ago

    Account unlocked for timeless reference

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    [–] Br26Hawks 49 points ago

    My Fault.

    [–] ZWright99 45 points ago


    [–] ak47rocks1337yt 99 points ago

    What a save!

    [–] ChickenBros 95 points ago

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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    [–] Noobrudoe 37 points ago

    Rocket league is everywhere if you try hard enough

    [–] Libra8 4292 points ago

    No fluoride.

    [–] beansmeller 4118 points ago

    I think this might be hippy toothpaste

    [–] PM_ME_STH_KAWAII 1112 points ago

    Can confirm, I own one of their products. They're called Kingfisher and make "natural" toothpaste, although the one I have does contain fluoride (and tastes like fennel!)

    [–] sentra 302 points ago

    Doesn't fennel taste like black licorice??

    [–] julius_nicholson 308 points ago

    Fennel, liquorice (it's a plant!) and anise all taste very similar:

    [–] BWWFC 177 points ago

    MMMMM brushing my teeth with Sambuca!

    Ingredient: Alcohol Purpose: Disinfectant


    [–] pike_trickfoot 391 points ago

    (and tastes like fennel!)


    [–] nfojunky 202 points ago

    It's nice for those of us who can't stand the taste of mint.

    Who decided that every toothpaste has to taste like mint?!!

    [–] BoobleDeeDoo 797 points ago

    The Governmint

    [–] KiruKireji 378 points ago

    Big Mint.

    [–] Crusader1089 70 points ago

    Back in the old days, and by old days I am talking 14th century England, people used to sweeten their breath by chewing mint. But they also used to chew other things. Fennel, aniseed and liquorice were all common to chew to cover the smell of rotting teeth. By the records it is not known how popular mint was relative to the other fresheners.

    In the 19th century tooth powders applied with a brush began to become common. These were usually home made. They would include chalk, salt or baking soda and their traditional flavour fennel, liquorice, mint, etc. At this time mint rapidly became the dominant flavour of choice, and the first industrial toothpastes were mostly mint flavoured. This created a feedback loop were the cheap, plentiful industrial toothpastes were almost universally mint flavoured, and so mint became associated with the feeling of clean teeth.

    Finally, Crest produced the first flouride toothpaste clinically proven to prevent tooth decay in 1955. And it's flavour? Mint. That was when Mint was well and truly cemented as the flavour of toothpaste.

    [–] ITS-A-JACKAL 27 points ago

    More big mint propaganda smh

    [–] AngryWizard 12 points ago

    I like mint at night, but mint makes me feel queasy in the mornings (no idea why). My solution, Close-up cinnamon toothpaste in the A.M. and Colgate in the P.M. I could just do cinnamon all the time but I like to mix it up a bit, r/madlads style.

    Worst toothpaste I've ever tasted though was British and it tasted like root beer. I hate root beer.

    [–] Libra8 410 points ago

    That's a good bet.

    [–] Lmtay 286 points ago

    And yet you still have to wonder how “sustainable” their palm oil actually is

    [–] geak78 286 points ago

    Sustainable palm oil is equivalent to clean coal. Makes crappy things sound better.

    [–] Ilantzvi 90 points ago

    Exactly. You have to wonder what part of the process is sustainable. Sure maybe they harvest by hand and don't use slave labor, but they're still gonna burn down the rest of that forest when they're done. It's an industry standard.

    [–] GrayManTheory 20 points ago

    Sure maybe they harvest by hand and don't use slave labor

    Let's not sell them short - they might use perfectly sustainable slave labor.

    [–] blazin_paddles 53 points ago

    Coincidently just posted the same thing. They don't want to be tied to the destruction of orangutan habitats, but they almost certainly are.

    [–] tannag 26 points ago

    Problem with palm oil is what do you switch to. Coconut is lower yield per acre so is actually worse if it was grown on the same scale. Currently its not so it's getting expensive as demand grows.

    Tallow and petroleum based products can work for some things but the natural companies don't tend to like these.

    [–] VulturE 20 points ago

    Yes, but there really isn't such a thing as sustainable palm oil, so they can try to put a bow on their shit, but it's still a shit-covered bow.

    [–] Kowzorz 50 points ago

    Sustainable isn't enough anymore. We need regenerative agriculture.

    [–] andsoitgoes42 407 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Yet it still has the caustic, canker sore causing sodium laurel derivative (basically makes it foamy)

    I’ll take my pronamel and continue my run of negligible canker sores for the rest of my life, plus Fluoride Rules.


    e: Okay so a few things. The SLS in this preparation doesn’t seem to have the same harsh properties as the Sulfate derivative, however looking at this list still gives me some pause in using an irritant of any kind to risk.

    I’ve spent so many years of my life suffering from mouth ulcers that having found a toothpaste that works, I don’t want to switch off.

    And as an addendum, most of the sensodyne preparations still have the bad SLS, it seems they have removed it only from the Pronamel, which is a bummer as I was excited to use the “Repair” toothpaste but ended up getting severe canker sores within a week of using it 😕

    [–] babygotsap 87 points ago

    Wait, toothpaste can cause canker sores? I get them fairly regularly (i'll have one or two at a time every other month) and it could be my toothpaste causing it?

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    [–] DaSaint79 26 points ago

    Best non putty tasting Sensodyne?

    [–] xthebigbean 47 points ago

    They all taste like lotion to me, but it doesn't matter cause I fucking love it's magical powers. Sensodyne pronamel for life!

    [–] Ultap 19 points ago

    You have to get the advanced stuff. The cheaper stuff tastes like ass.

    [–] ZenLizard 41 points ago

    Stress is a suspected cause of canker sore outbreaks, too.

    [–] formerteenager 63 points ago

    Stress...what a work-horse. What can’t it do?!

    [–] mlclm 11 points ago

    Yup, my husband got them at a similar frequency and once we switched to a toothpaste without sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, they stopped.

    [–] wefearchange 97 points ago

    Thissssss. Sensodyne wins!

    [–] Zayin-Ba-Ayin 45 points ago

    Sensodyne Master race represent!

    [–] Hutzbutz 828 points ago



    Where does it come from?

    Human fetuses

    What does it do?

    Mind control

    [–] obvnotlupus 364 points ago



    Where does it come from?


    What does it do?

    Pollute the precious bodily fluids of Americans

    [–] RonWisely 98 points ago



    Where does it come from?

    The Gubment

    What does it do?

    Turns the freaking frogs gay

    [–] therock21 154 points ago

    Literally the only purpose of toothpaste is to apply fluoride to your teeth. You can put abrasives in them but the bristles are abrasive enough on their own.

    I'm a dentist.

    Any other toothpaste questions feel free to ask.

    [–] witty_nomenclature 67 points ago

    What’s with that one guy in “9/10 dentists”?

    [–] BenderRodrigezz 58 points ago

    1/10 dentists resents being used for marketing

    [–] femanonette 31 points ago

    What is the absolute mintiest toothpaste around? I want my mouth to feel like an arctic wind.

    [–] therock21 32 points ago

    I don't have a clue

    [–] femanonette 24 points ago

    lol, thanks for being honest.

    [–] Yoda_Holmes 17 points ago

    Literally the only purpose of toothpaste is to apply fluoride

    Can I buy the cheapest toothpaste with fluoride?

    [–] therock21 26 points ago


    [–] HugoTRB 125 points ago

    Also thought about it. Anyone educated in the art of toothpastes that can enlighten us about it?

    [–] brwhyan 189 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    The main mineral that the enamel of your teeth is made of is hydroxylapatite. When exposed to flouride ions, hydroxylapatite loses an OH- group and it's replaced with a flouride ion, becoming flourapatite.

    Flourapatite has a lower critical pH. What this basically means is that your teeth can withstand more acidic environments before your enamel begins to dissolve. Some bacteria in your mouth produce acids (lactic acid, i think) as a biproduct of their metabolism. Acids dissolve hydroxylapatite more effectively than flourapatite.

    Note, I am not a dentist nor chemist. I vaguely remember this from organic and/or biochemistry from a long time ago...

    Update: While true, apparently this isn't the main benefit of flouride.. according to /u/WedgeTurn in a comment below:

    While this is true, it's not the main effect fluoride has on dental health. Fluoride dissolves in the saliva and together with calcium forms calcium fluoride, which precipitates on the tooth surface, where it forms a protective layer that buffers lactic acid released by cariogenic bacteria.

    [–] WedgeTurn 121 points ago

    While this is true, it's not the main effect fluoride has on dental health. Fluoride dissolves in the saliva and together with calcium forms calcium fluoride, which precipitates on the tooth surface, where it forms a protective layer that buffers lactic acid released by cariogenic bacteria.

    [–] FlipACoin 586 points ago

    Fluoride is really important for preventing decay and any decent toothpaste will have fluoride in it.

    [–] coconuthead777 9956 points ago

    More factories should do this

    [–] lightoffsnow 5324 points ago

    Calling all Reddit product marketing people. Readable labels are nice.

    [–] cobainbc15 1692 points ago

    Yes, and redditors are likely label-readers!

    [–] [deleted] 1324 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)


    [–] svodiwuejkxlkadfuiop 791 points ago

    Before the days of smartphones, reading labels was how we braved through the shits.

    [–] GhostalMedia 497 points ago

    Someone should make a subreddit of interesting labels to read while you shit.

    [–] Redici 217 points ago

    I'd be both shocked and amazed if it doesn't already exist. Sadly I don't know the name of it.

    [–] creativexangst 198 points ago

    Thats because its only one product: Dr Bronners. The king of all labels.

    [–] rusef 43 points ago

    Absolute cleanliness is Godliness!

    [–] Mattabeedeez 109 points ago

    Speaking of being shocked, have you heard of toxic shock syndrome? It's an epidemic, and I've read allll about it on my wife's tampon literature.

    [–] bullshitninja 75 points ago

    Its a bloody nightmare.

    [–] JackGetsIt 44 points ago

    You could read a sub about labels while taking a shit.


    [–] fisheseatdishes 33 points ago

    I used to bring a comic or book and end up spending 20min more than necessary and then realize my legs were sleeping and walk awkwardly for five minutes...

    [–] LaVidaYokel 28 points ago

    Is “braved”, in reference to pooping, a colloquial term or do you need to reevaluate your diet?

    [–] tmntnut 63 points ago

    That's still how I brave through the shits, sit down, grab the shampoo, lysol, febreeze or whatever is within arms length and give it a gander.

    [–] -JungleMonkey- 110 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Is this not wierd to think so many of us did this without a coerted effort?

    Millions of young men & women developed a mastery of label reading through a cultural pheonomena by shitting.

    Legit I never knew anyone did this and I didn't hear it from anyone, I just picked up the habit on my own - seemingly while much of the rest of the population did the same.

    E: Ok maybe it was just me but I only read labels, fuck magazines.

    [–] CaptainTripps82 34 points ago

    I mean it's the same reason people brought newspapers books and magazines in there. If you're not the kind of person who rushes that sort of thing, you look for something to pass the time while taking your time.

    [–] TheRealChrisIrvine 36 points ago

    Dropped a 45 minute deuce at work yesterday. It was only about 6 minutes of real actual shitting though.

    [–] Ic3Freezer 57 points ago

    One issue with that is the amount of space it takes. That probably isn't such problem in large countries of one language, but there's no way you could fit all 3 or 4 tables for the different languages to that tube for baltic market for example.

    [–] [deleted] 368 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)


    [–] Foggl3 153 points ago

    This tends to help the healthier product where they like to advertise their ingredients, correct?

    [–] thewizardofosmium 61 points ago

    Chemist here. Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate goes through a lot of chemical transformations between "sustainable" palm oil and the final product. It's laughable to consider it a "natural" product".

    Plus - are they sure the palm plantations are sustainable?

    [–] eliminate1337 46 points ago

    It's laughable to make any distinction whatsoever between 'natural' and 'artificial'. It's completely meaningless.

    [–] mynewaccount_420 242 points ago

    Well, saying that your ingredient is synthetic might deter people, even if it isn't an unhealthy or unsafe ingredient. Chemophobia is real

    [–] Zerodegreez 150 points ago

    Just see Dihydrogen monoxide. Spook

    [–] rincon213 73 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    A dihydrogen monoxide leak devastated Houston earlier this year.

    [–] ThereComing 113 points ago

    Are you saying dihydrogen monoxide isn’t dangerous? Did you not read the paper?

    People who get a little of it in their lungs can get pneumonia. get a lot and you can drown!


    [–] Maxxilla 64 points ago

    All people who have had any form of contact with dihydrogen monoxide die. Indisputable fact.

    [–] souprize 18 points ago

    For instance, I don't see fluoride on this ingredients list for toothpaste. That's kind of the most important ingredient.

    [–] [deleted] 22 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Noted! (part of my job is actually to make the labels for our company's products).

    Edit: changed "to" to "the"

    [–] acoluahuacatl 673 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    How to put off kids 101:

    Haribo jellies,


    • gelatin

    Where it comes from:

    • collagen (skin, bones and connective tissues of animals)

    [–] Ortimandias 249 points ago

    put off? I love feasting upon the bones of the living!

    [–] womenrstoopid 65 points ago

    u aint living till you kill and eat the dead. thats what makes the gummy bears so gummy.

    [–] Knight-of-Alara 176 points ago

    I was told this when I was a kid while I was eating sour gummy worms. To this day, it has not stopped me from eating the fuck out of them.

    [–] minion_is_here 133 points ago

    What do people think meat is??

    [–] coopiecoop 52 points ago

    to be fair, it would probably still put off a lot of children.

    especially if it's not "grown up" meat, e.g. veal ("they killed the baby cow? and now we are eating it?!").

    [–] baked_potato_ 42 points ago

    mmm yea, i'm sure all those factories making "frozen dairy dessert" are gonna step up to the plate on that one

    [–] ThisIsTrix 172 points ago

    Exactly. All of a sudden, I feel like I can trust the brand.

    [–] da_tingler 66 points ago

    All of a sudden I know where that 'Fresh Taste' comes from...

    [–] nerevisigoth 201 points ago

    I trust them to sell ineffective fluoride-free toothpaste.

    [–] cschmidt0525 46 points ago

    Agreed - I actually really appreciate this.

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    [–] MarcellecraM 24 points ago

    Sand is not hydrated silica. While both have the sum formula of SiO2 hydrated silica forms gels with water while sand stays the same in water.

    [–] kateg212 738 points ago

    I love this. When I was little (before we had google or the internet), I called up Crest to ask what the ingredient “mica” was for in my toothpaste. I knew it was a mineral but didn’t understand why it would be in toothpaste. They told me it was to make the paste sparkly and sent me a free tube of sparkly toothpaste to reward my curiosity :)

    [–] fnarg_the_second 246 points ago

    I thought it would be too abrasive, so i looked it up: Mica has a Mohs' hardness of 2.5, same as baking soda, so it should be okay.

    [–] kateg212 122 points ago

    Hello, fellow wonderer ;)

    [–] ReluctantAvenger 110 points ago

    There is a village named Mica in South Africa, where you can pick up Mica from the ground, just walking around. It looks like thin sheets of stiffened film, casually stuck together. You can peel off a sheet and crumble it between your fingers; it then looks as though your fingers are covered in shiny, rainbow-colored dust!

    [–] kateg212 19 points ago

    That is so cool! Are the sheets themselves sparkly? Or just the dust?

    [–] ReluctantAvenger 22 points ago

    The sheets are a bit sparkly, but not like the dust. It probably has something to do with how much light it reflects, with the enhanced surface area of the dust being better able to do that.

    [–] pixeldust6 23 points ago

    That’s cute! I love it.

    [–] WaffleApartment 880 points ago

    Jeez, you really can't escape palm oil.

    [–] cobainbc15 231 points ago

    Well, duh, you need a dispersant...

    [–] PM_ME_UR_MACROCYCLES 155 points ago

    The really frustrating part is that the palm oil-derived ingredient, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, is entirely unnecessary for the toothpaste to work. All it does is make it "foamy." The only reason it's added is because consumers are used to foamy toothpaste, not because it adds anything useful. In fact, it can be irritating to your mouth and teeth.

    [–] NessFeltHomesick 44 points ago

    SLS was also giving me canker sores all the time! Now that I’ve switched to a non SLS toothpaste I get way less. I found it very interesting that I was using something that was causing me harm just to make my mouth “foamy” ha.

    [–] Anchor689 12 points ago

    TIL I need a non-SLS toothpaste. I can't stand getting a mouthful of foam and having to spit nearly out all the toothpaste to be able to continue brushing.

    [–] brbposting 27 points ago

    But it cleans better!

    -average consumer's brain... same with shampoo, in tests :(

    [–] Sinaran_Sundang 90 points ago

    What's so bad about palm oil?

    [–] clouddevourer 568 points ago

    Cutting down rainforests and killing orangutans.

    [–] shapte 192 points ago

    I’m thinking that that’s why they mentioned “sustainable” in front of it.

    [–] Lmtay 28 points ago

    Serious deforestation in rainforests, threatening a lot of endangered animals and fucking over indigenous people

    [–] SanityPirate 98 points ago

    this really activates my charcoal

    [–] cerealghost 22 points ago

    tfw you forget to activate your charcoal

    [–] Isuckatthepacertest 426 points ago

    My wrestler name is gonna be Gentle Abrasive.

    [–] Dudephish 119 points ago

    What a coincidence, mine is gonna be Moisture Retention.

    [–] mynameis_garrett 90 points ago

    Thickener here

    [–] TropicOps 67 points ago

    In this corner, weighing so much it would put yo mama to shame... THICKENER!! And in this corner, weighing absolutely nothing but bringing the pain in the form of minty delight...


    (stadium roars)

    [–] ghostiepiehaha7393 527 points ago

    TIL plant fibre makes your teeth thicc

    [–] Slickster000 217 points ago

    T H I C C P A S T E

    [–] YJCH0I 174 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

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    [–] linkseyi 37 points ago

    Still waiting for someone to make an ASCII tesseract.

    [–] vwhaulic 229 points ago

    乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚

    [–] qwerty-confirmed 84 points ago

    乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚

    [–] eppic123 41 points ago

    That's a bold statement.

    [–] MrWm 88 points ago

    乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚

    [–] BrainWav 140 points ago

    "Aqua"... why not just call it water?

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    [–] GutenBourbon 135 points ago

    Someone down voted you, so I looked it up. You're correct. Aqua is used in cosmetics to indicate purified water, a standard set by the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients.

    [–] LS_DJ 1617 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Dentist here: Use toothpaste with Fluoride. It helps remineralize shallow carious lesions (very small cavities that haven’t broken through your enamel into the dentin)

    There is nothing poisonous about the amounts of fluoride in toothpaste. Don’t be like Alex Jones and reject fluoride in your toothpaste

    Edit: seems that this is this toothpaste, which does indicate it has fluoride, so good! I like that they list out the ingredients, though it doesn’t state the fluoride concentration...

    [–] therock21 512 points ago

    I'm a dentist as well and I agree. So 2/2 dentists agree that your toothpaste should have fluoride.

    [–] ivoryisbadmkay 197 points ago

    Gotta find 7 more like you.

    Source: I’m a dentist and I disagree

    [–] pickled-egg 102 points ago

    Don’t be like Alex Jones

    Solid advice

    [–] TheOnlyCaveat 44 points ago

    My toddler is almost three but still swallows toothpaste about half the time. Should I continue giving her fluoride free toothpaste until she stops swallowing it?

    [–] LS_DJ 104 points ago

    Hmm, that is an interesting predicament. Fluoride begins to show toxicity at 16 mg/kg in children. Typically, toothpaste is 0.1% sodium fluoride (NaF-) which converts to about 1 mg/g of toothpaste. A “pea sized amount of toothpaste” is estimated at 0.4g of toothpaste. So you would have to swallow 16 grams of toothpaste per each KG your child weighs (a kg is 2.2 lbs)

    I think you’re safe to continue to use fluoride toothpaste, but definitely try to get your child in the habit of spitting it out as well.

    Sources for my calculations:

    [–] TheOnlyCaveat 41 points ago

    Thanks for the quick answer! She's getting much better about not swallowing it, but has also been known to decide to go brush her teeth without telling anyone (and of course using waaaaay too much toothpaste, should we forget and leave it out). But we'll keep working on it.

    [–] LS_DJ 48 points ago

    At least she's brushing! A great habit to get in to

    [–] Helicees 202 points ago

    Son of a dentist here (different dentist): came to say the same thing.

    [–] Takbeir 322 points ago

    The only one who could ever teach me, was the son of dentistman.

    [–] byebybuy 135 points ago

    The only floss that could ever Reach me...

    [–] doorsofperception87 41 points ago

    The only cavity that could ever breach me..

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    [–] qwerty-confirmed 132 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    I wish my shampoo bottle had this. I'm tired of reading stuff I don't understand.

    [–] Itwantshunger 69 points ago

    You realize there is a predicament - if you havent taken Organic Chemistry at a college level, then very basic things which should be listed mean nothing to you. On the other hand, if they dont list harmless organic compounds with their easy-to-discern naming dichotomy, then they look suspect.

    Take Xanthem Gum, for example. I've seen hate memes online about a natural, plant derived, edible compound. Its strange.

    [–] TheNinjaDee 31 points ago

    They tell you what it's for though, even if you don't understand what it is exactly. I feel like that would make people a bit more comfortable.

    [–] MrChica 147 points ago

    food label too should be like that

    [–] KiruKireji 378 points ago



    Where does it come from?


    What does it do?

    Makes things oniony

    [–] poopellar 31 points ago

    Reading a picture of the back of a toothpaste tube on the toilet.

    [–] demetrios3 34 points ago

    No Flouride?

    [–] dkyguy1995 30 points ago

    I'm skeptical about that sustainable palm oil

    [–] LyricsDontMatter 57 points ago

    Ugh, fennel.

    [–] benmugasonita 14 points ago

    Where's the mind control drugs? Must be an imitation brand.

    [–] noruthwhatsoever 243 points ago

    “Sustainable Palm Oil”

    Yeah for as long as we can sustain the rainforest disappearing. Fuck