(Learn The Truth!) CloSYS’ Fluoride and Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Review

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In this article we’ll take a look at CloSYS’ toothpaste ingredients, as well as a few of the reviews and side-effects some people have. So without further ado, let’s take a look!

CloSYS

Before talking about CloSYS and their toothpaste, it’s good to get a better understand of the company, and how they function, so that we can see how and why they make toothpaste.

CloSYS started like most other oral health companies. A dentist by the name of Dr. Perry Ratcliff started CloSYS in the early 1990s, with the help of fellow dentists. Dr. Ratcliff found that a stabilized form of chlorine dioxide took care or most bad bacteria, including those related to bad breath and gum disease.

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Patenting Cloralstan™, CloSYS uses it as their active ingredient in their products. When Cloralstan™ is mixed with the amino acids in your saliva, it becomes activated and begins its powerful cleaning work.

While Chlorine is deadly in large amounts, in smaller amounts it is used frequently to purify water. Additionally, it has been research extensively by the EPA (Environment Protection Agency), and has been found safe.

Cloralstan™ also falls in the range of 6.5 – 8.0 on the pH scale, thus keeping your mouth in the healthy balance pH range. An unhealthy range can lead to bad bacteria population more quickly.

CloSYS also tries to keep their products as accessible to as many people as possible. They market their products as Gluten-Free, Vegan Friendly, and not tested on animals.

A side note one not being test on animals: the FDA (Federal Department of Agricultural) has a law that if you have a product with fluoride, then you must test it on animals beforehand. While CloSYS does follow this rule, they only do it once, and never subsequent times after their initial test.

CloSYS is very mindful of what they put in their products. They make sure to keep their products, and your mouth, Trisclosan Free, Sulfate Free, Alcohol Free, and (sometimes) Fluoride Free.

Triclosan was an additive to toothpastes and other oral health products that acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. Triclosan has been shown in studies to disrupt the endocrine system, and in September 2017 the FDA came out saying not to use it anymore.

Sulfate has been used in personal care products, like eyeliner, shampoo, and toothpaste, as an anionic detergent. Many studies have found that sulfate, particularly sodium lauryl sulfate, is quite dangerous to your health.

These dangers include, but not limited too, irritation in the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, endocrine disruption, and possible mutations and cancers. And because of these dangers, CloSYS makes sure to leave it out of their product.

Alcohol is also kept out of CloSYS’ mouthwashes and toothpastes. Alcohol helps dry things out, especially your mouth. Dry mouth is one of the most common reasons for bad breath, as places dry and devoid of saliva allows the bad bacterial to populate rather quickly.

CloSYS’ Flouride-Free Toothpaste Ingredients

CloSYS also sells some of their toothpaste Fluoride-free, as there has been quite some controversy about fluoride in these past years. We have written an article that explains why some are against fluoride being put in people’s water supply, which can be found here.

The ingredient list is as follows: water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, stabilized chlorine dioxide, cellulose gum, trisodium phosphate, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium saccharin.

While it would be wonderful to leave it as that, many are unfamiliar with what each ingredient means and what exactly it’s there for. So for those who fit this description, read on.

Water is the base of this toothpaste. With most people knowing what water is, I won’t go into much detail about this ingredient. What I will say is that because of water being the base, the toothpaste has been known to be on the runny side (more details on this farther below).

Hydrated Silica is the ingredient that helps as a thickener, and also as a whitener agent. It comes from cristilzed silica, also known as sand. When you heat the sand up, dissolve it in water, and mix it with acid, it becomes hydrated Silica
Sorbitol is a sugar-alcohol (not the kind of alcohol that dries your mouth out) that is typically found in most fruits. It’s used because those suffering with diabetes are able to use this kind of sugar. Sorbitol is added as the sweetener part of the product.

Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide is something we’ve already looked at. but just briefly looking at it again, it’s the main ingredient that fights against the bad bacteria in your mouth.

Cellulose Gum is a fiber that comes from plants wall cells, particularly from wood pulp or cotton seed. It’s used as a thickener agent for the product.

Trisodium Phosphate is a food additive that comes from phosphoric acid. Used as a lubricant in some products, it is mainly used to keep the pH of this product within the safe level for your mouth.

Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide found in titanium. Used in foods, cosmetics, and paints, it is used in this product as a coloring to make it look more appealing for customers to use it.

Flavor is just that, flavor! It is most probable that it is some form of peppermint extract, to give it a better taste. But flavor in toothpaste can be anywhere from bubblegum to cinnamon flavor, so I can’t say with 100% certainty what it is.

Sodium Saccharin is the solid form of saccharin, which is an artificial sweetener. Added for its sweetening properties, it’s also added because it is safe for diabetics.

CloSYS’ Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Reviews and Side-Effects

Positive Reviews

Like with any product, there are negative reviews and positive reviews. I’ll go through several of them, trying to weigh both the good and the bad together.

Several have complained about the stabalized form of chlorine dioxide. Some are allergic to Chlorine, and had bad reactions with this toothpaste. Others say they can actually taste the chlorine in the toothpaste, leaving a strong, undesirably taste in their mouth

Several have complained about the consistency of this product. Because of it being primarily water based, it may be more liquefied than what most people are used to using.

While not a complaint, one person noticed that due to this product not having sodium lauryl sulfate (something I wrote about above), it doesn’t foam as much as it ‘normal’ toothpaste, and may not be what some are expecting.

Several enjoyed the product overall, but complained about the various ingredients that were put in it, including sorbitol, and titanium dioxide.

While there are negative reviews, most people had positive comments on this product.

One person explained how after switching to this product, the long time suffering they had with canker sores cleared up. With switching to this toothpaste, this person was able to clear up their canker sores, and has kept them clear ever since.

Another commented about how they were happy that there was little to no burning sensation while using this product. That’s mainly due to the fact that there is no sodium lauryl sulfate in this, which can bring about a burning sensation.

Several expressed their joy over how much of a clean sensation they got when they used it, as well as how the mint wasn’t too overpowering for them.

Others have commented on how, after using this product, they have hardly any plaque buildup, and their gums seem to be as healthy as ever, just because they are using this product.

And the list goes on and on.

While there are no side-effects when using this product per se, most of the ‘side-effects’ that could come to you if you use this product have been touched on a little already.
This includes having allergic reactions to the different ingredients used, tasting the chlorine in the product, and the product being too watery.

But overall, those side-effects aren’t really that bad. Most people can’t taste the chlorine in the toothpaste, and most people aren’t allergic to the ingredients, so you should be good to go.

CloSYS’ Fluoride Toothpaste Ingredients

As before, I’ll give you the list of ingredients and then go onto explain them: Sodium fluoride 0.24%, water, hydrated silica, stabilized chlorine dioxide, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, disodium hydrogen phosphate, cellulose gum, titanium dioxide, peppermint oil, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sucralose, menthol crystals.

Note, because many of these ingredients are the same as the fluoride-free toothpaste, much of this will be the same as above.
Sodium Fluoride comes from fluoride, and put in this product to help with tooth decay and cavities, as well as help with keeping the enamel around your teeth healthy.

Water is the base of this toothpaste. With most people knowing what water is, I won’t go into much detail about this ingredient. What I will say is that because of water being the base, the toothpaste has been known to be on the runny side (more details on this farther below).

Hydrated Silica is the ingredient that helps as a thickener, and also as a whitener agent. It comes from cristilzed silica, also known as sand. When you heat the sand up, dissolve it in water, and mix it with acid, it becomes hydrated Silica Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide is something we’ve already looked at. but just briefly looking at it again, it’s the main ingredient that fights against the bad bacteria in your mouth.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate is the ingredient that helps make the toothpaste foam. It comes from Sarcosinate, an amino acid that is found in most animals and plants. They use this instead of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, as various studies have shown that Sulfates are dangerous to one’s overall health.

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Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate is an inorganic compound used as a food additive or in water treatment. In this case, it is used as an ingredient that helps keep the pH levels balanced in this product and in your mouth.

Cellulose Gum is a fiber that comes from plants wall cells, particularly from wood pulp or cotton seed. It’s used as a thickener agent for the product.

Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide found in titanium. Used in foods, cosmetics, and paints, it is used in this product as a coloring to make it look more appealing for customers to use it.

Peppermint Oil is just that: oil from peppermint. It is used as the ingredient that give this toothpaste a more minty and fresh taste to it.
Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate comes from phosphoric acid. Used as the thickening agent in this product, it can also be used to keep the pH levels balanced.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and used to sweeten this product up a bit. Because it is artificial, it is safe for diabetics to eat, thus making this product safe for them as well.

Menthol Crystals typically derives from wild mint. It is also used in this product to help give it a more minty and soothing flavor.

CloSYS’ Fluoride Toothpaste Reviews and Side-Effects

Like the Fluoride-Free toothpaste, we’ll start with the negative reviews.

Interestingly, the negative reviews are different. Some people complain about how their taste buds were ruined after using this product. After they brushed their teeth, they couldn’t taste anything they ate afterwards.

Some complained about how the peppermint flavor was too overpowering. And not only too overpowering, but also having a harsh feeling and burn when on the tongue.

Others wrote about how it didn’t foam up as well as they expected, how it dried out quickly, how it was hard to squeeze out of the tube, and how it seemed to them that it didn’t clean their teeth as properly as they would have liked it too.

But once again, there are good reviews to those negative ones.

One person writes how this product was effective on his sensitive teeth. When they used other well-known brands (Colgate/Crest), their teeth would start hurting just after a few brushes. But with this toothpaste, their teeth never hurt while being brushed.

One person tells about how he has a sensitive mouth, and with many other brands of toothpaste, he feels a strong burning sensation in his mouth. But with this product, he has no burning sensation.

Others write about how they were allergic to SLS (Sodium Lauyorl Sulfate), and after switching to this product, were able to relieve their canker sores that they kept on getting while using other brands.

Several others claimed that it would help with bleeding gums, gum disease, and clear out the pockets between the teeth.

With any products though, there can come some side-effects. And those side-effects are mainly with those who have allergies to certain ingredients.

As you take a look at the ingredients and noticed one that you may be allergic to, then this product may not be for you. As much as that sound a little dumb to say, many people have giving this a negative review just because of them being allergic to something that was in it, and them having an allergic reaction.

If you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients, then you should be fine with this product. While there has been known side-effects, like your taste being off, your breath becoming worse, or even there being a burning sensation, they most likely won’t happen to you, and only affect a small percentage of people who buy this product.

CloSYS’ Toothpaste

So overall, I would say that if you trying to find a toothpaste that may work for you, then take a gamble and try CloSYS’ Fluoride-Free or Fluoride Toothpaste, and take back your oral health.

CloSYS brings a product to you that is Vegan friendly, safe for Diabetics, and one that isn’t tested on animals. They try to use ingredients that aren’t harmful to your health or the environment. CloSYS is a great product for those looking to change their toothpaste to something different.

What about you? I would love to know about your thoughts on this product. Have you tried this product? Did it work for you?

Do you have other questions about these products. and need answers? Leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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