Clinical trial shows that a toothpaste containing synthetic tooth minerals can prevent cavities as effectively as fluoride

A calcium phosphate mineral found naturally in teeth and bones could be just as effective as fluoride when it comes to protecting against cavities, potentially giving us a new alternative ingredient for toothpaste.

In the search for fluoride alternatives, a team of international scientists and Polish clinicians have identified a hydroxyapatite toothpaste that works just as well as fluoride toothpaste to protect against cavities.