Sea salt stimulates salivation. Weleda formulated this toothpaste to let saliva do its natural work, gently flushing your whole mouth clean. Natural extracts of ratanhia root, myrrh and chestnut bark tone the gums, while gently abrasive particles clean the teeth to prevent plaque and tartar building up, protecting against the formation of cavities. The zesty, salty taste is further freshened with essential oil of peppermint, for tingly-fresh tooth-cleaning, without fluorides. Try it and feel the difference!