How toxic is your toothpaste?

Posted on June 19, 2013

How toxic is your toothpaste?

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Today’s market is flooded with choices of toothpastes, including several “natural” choices. Just glance at the minute print, paragraph long list of ingredients on any toothpaste label. Dangerous ingredients like glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sorbitol, aspartame, fluoride, and triclosan are on just about every toothpaste label. Not only do the FDA and toothpaste manufacturers know the ingredients are dangerous, but they warn you on the label that it’s not safe to swallow. Seriously? Something we are supposed to clean our mouth with is dangerous if swallowed?  

So just what do these ingredients do? Glycerin contributes to de-mineralization and can prevent re-mineralization. Sodium lauryl sulfate is readily absorbed in the body and is considered a carcinogen. It can also cause skin and eye irritations, hormone imbalances, denaturing of structural proteins, canker sores and mouth ulcers. SLS is a synthetic chemical added to products as a foaming agent. SLS can also commonly be found in things like engine degreaser and garage floor cleaners.

Artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sorbitol, and aspartame are added to the toothpastes to mask the horrible chemical taste. Saccharin is manufactured from petroleum products. Formaldehyde is a by-product of aspartame. These artificial sweeteners can cause side effects like: headaches, dizziness, mood changes, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pains, diarrhea, seizures, memory loss, fatigue, numbness, joint pain, depression, anxiety, blurred vision, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus and various cancers.

Triclosan is not a commonly known toxin. Found in deodorants, toothpastes, antibacterial soaps, etc. this ingredient is highly toxic and causes cancer as well. Researchers at Virginia Tech have found that triclosan, when mixed with chlorine as found in tap water, forms chloroform. Every time you brush your teeth with toxic toothpaste and tap water, you are creating a highly toxic chemical reaction directly in your mouth. The same holds true when washing your hands with antibacterial soap.

Fluoride is categorized as a “toxic drug” by the FDA. Sodium Fluoride was once widely used as insecticide and a rodenticide. So why would we want to scrub this toxic drug all around our mouth so we can ingest it? Chronic fluoride exposure can have serious harmful effects on the entire body. Fluoride can cause side effects like damage to the brain, decreased IQ in children, damage to the pineal gland, thyroid gland, bones, gastrointestinal tract, and cancers. Not only found in toothpastes, fluoride exposure adds up when you take into account the dental products, dental treatments, and water supply all contain fluoride.  

Truly Natural Dental Products

Clean your teeth the natural way. Brush mee tooth drops are made with all natural ingredients found right in your kitchen. A unique combination of non-GMO xylitol from organic sources, pink Himalayan salt, and essential oils, this tooth cleanser not only cleans your teeth, it also helps repair the teeth and balance the natural flora in your mouth. Brush mee tooth powder is an amazing natural tooth whitener as well as tooth cleanser. This powder is also a unique combination of Himalayan salt, non-GMO Xylitol and aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate. Rinse mee mouth wash and refresh mee mouth spray are also great for mouth and throat health. These products help maintain a clean, healthy mouth throughout the day. Suffer from sore throats or strep infections? Rinse with cinnamon flavored Rinse mee or spray your throat with Refresh mee spray to help fight bacteria and viruses that cause inflammation and pain. The spray and mouth wash is great for singers and speakers as well.  

Xylitol has been shown to stop the production of tooth-decay and prevent bacteria from creating the acids that damage the teeth. It also enhances the re-mineralization of teeth, decreases plaque, and hardens the lining of untreated cavities making them less sensitive.

Himalayan salt is also crucial to proper oral care. It slows the formation of tartar and also helps prevent cavities. Most dental decay is caused by an over acidic mouth and throat flora. Himalayan salt brings the mouth flora back to a neutral, balanced state and will heal existing illnesses, rot or decay and prevent future occurrences. It also helps protect and regenerate enamel.

Essential oils like peppermint and wintergreen (mint flavored products) or clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon (cinnamon spice flavored products) are extremely helpful in cleansing the mouth and whitening the teeth. Good for preventing and treating gum disease, these oils help maintain healthy teeth and reduce cavities. They can also help in reducing pain from toothaches. The cinnamon flavored products have also been proven to fight strep, staff and MRSA infections as well.

Visit www.bestpinksalt.com to order your natural dental care products.

For educational purposes only.  Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Consult a physician before making any changes to your diet or medications.  These products have not been evaluated by the FDA.