Dear Dr. Ellie
I looked at the ACT fluoride and the ingredients have artificial colors # 3 and # 5. I found this fluoride that is more natural. Wanted to know what you thought. It’s 0.04% sodium flouride.
I hate the color of ACT too!
Two problems with the Toms of Main fluoride rinse:
1. I personally think it tastes terrible ( an important factor for general compliance)
2. I am not sure that it has the same “wetting” ability of ACT.
It has always been interesting how store brands of fluoride ( Equate is a Wal-Mart “equivalent” of ACT color and all !!) but it does not work quite as effectively.
ACT has a complex structure and contains other ingredients that makes the sodium fluoride work particularly well better than any other fluoride I have ever found or tried.
If green is unacceptable then I would say you have a good alternative in the Tom’s of Main fluoride rinse.
My dream is to manufacture a dilute fluoride rinse with the effectiveness of ACT, yet without any of the colors or other awful additives.
I share your pain why do so many products have these colors and junk in them?
Thanks for keeping me updated with your product searches.
Ellie Phillips, DDS
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