Three years ago I threw away my conventional tooth paste and started my epic search for an effective alternative. Why? You will find the long answer in Nigel Ramiel’s book Cure Tooth Decay and Weston Price’s Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. I can give you a short answer here. Conventional tooth paste is loaded with sodium flouride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, and dye. You can click on the links I included to find out what and how many side effects they have… and then go on over to try out this awesome homemade toothpaste recipe by the Kitchen Rag.