|Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do Your Toothpowders contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?
A. NO. You can see the entire ingredient list of each of our products by going to the detail level of any particular item. We do not use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in any of our products.
Q. Is there Aluminum in the Baking Soda used in your toothpowders?
A. NO. There is a misconception due to the confusion between Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) and a DIFFERENT product called “baking powder” which contains aluminum. We use only pure USP grade sodium bicarbonate in our products. There is no aluminum.
Q. Are your toothpowders suitable for vegans?
A. YES. All of our toothpowders are suitable for vegans as we use no ingredients sourced from animal sources.
Q. Are your products "cruelty-free"?
A. YES. Eco-Dent has long been certified “cruelty-free” by LeapingBunny.org This involves an extensive review process to ensure that no ingredients have been tested on animals since at least 1996 in order to get certification. Eco-Dent is proud to license the “leaping bunny” logo for use on our products as a certified cruelty-free provider who does not do any animal testing on our products.
Q. Do any of your products contain parabens?
A. NO. We do not use parabens in any of our products.
Q. Is your floss suitable for vegans?
A. YES. We supply both the original GentleFloss in Mint and our newer VeganFloss in Cinnamon flavor. Both of these floss varieties in the 100 yard standard versions are suitable for vegans as we do not use any animal source ingredients. We have a vegan-wax that was developed specifically for our product. We do not use beeswax in our floss at all.
Q. Do you use any artificial flavors in your toothpowders?
A. NO. we use essential oils to provide the flavors of the toothpowders.
Q. I am undertaking a course of homeopathic treatment and have to avoid mint. Do you have any "mint-free" toothpowders?
A. YES. The Lemon-Lime flavor was developed specifically to provide a mint-free variety for those who need to avoid mint for any reason.
Q. Where are your products made?
A. The toothpowders, rinses and gum are all made in the USA. The toothbrushes are sourced from Germany. The floss originates from Colombia. The toothbrushes and floss are manufactured at registered medical device manufacturing facilities operating under GMP protocols, as they are considered to be medical devices.
Q. How Abrasive Is Eco-Dent DailyCare Toothpowder?
A. The American Dental Society (ADA) recommends a test called an RDA test to determine relative abrasivity. There is a standardized procedure for running this test and there are only a few labs certified to run the tests. The scale runs from zero on up into the hundreds, although the FDA recommends a “maximum” abrasivity for any toothpaste of 200 and the ADA recommends maximum of 250, although this is considered to be a highly abrasive number. The higher the number, the more abrasive. The test is a measurement of the reduction of dentin from teeth using standardized protocols and measured against a ‘standard abrasive’ set at “100”.
Eco-Dent DailyCare toothpowder has been tested by one of the certified labs who do the standardized test and the result was an extremely low abrasivity index of RDA 26.
Eco-Dent has been tested in the past using other test methods as well which confirm the extremely low abrasivity index, while showing an extraordinary ability to clean teeth and leave them feeling “squeaky clean”. The legendary cleaning power of baking soda and sea salt is one secret of Eco-Dent’s ability to clean without abrading away your delicate tooth enamel! Another secret is the effervescent action that takes place when the toothpowder comes in contact with moisture during the brushing process.
Most major toothpastes have been tested for RDA and either report the number or will provide it if inquiry is made. You will find that Eco-Dent’s 26 RDA rating is at the lower end of the abrasivity spectrum.