What's Bad About Toothpaste?
What can possibly be "bad" about toothpaste you ask.
Well, just about everything.
You probably won't know from reading the label because the ingredients look innocuous and the toothpaste companies aren't required to warn you about any of them.
Ok, I'm going to fill you in.
There are lots of chemical additives in toothpaste that actually harm your teeth and your body.
Here are some of them:
Fluoride - This is a byproduct of industrial waste (believe it or not). Manufacturing companies thought that they would sell this to utility companies to add to our water and also to toothpaste manufacturers. They did this under the guise of preventing tooth decay. They had good marketing ploys and despite being internationally recognized as a poison, it is still blindly recommended by dentists as a preventative measure for tooth decay. BALDERDASH!
This toxic chemical can cause demineralization by removing the calcium from teeth which in the long term discolors them and makes them brittle. Here's an alternative product that will clean your teeth without any fluoride. To learn more about this product click here
Saccharin - People ingest this artificial sweetener without realizing the harm to their health. Saccharin was banned in the 70's because it proved to cause severe health problems to rats in laboratories. However, because people liked the taste the ban was lifted.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - This is used in many products as a foaming agent. This chemical is known to be harmful to the skin,eyes, brain, liver and lungs. (Need I say more?)
Look for this in many products.
Glycerin - This seemingly harmless ingredients coats your teeth and prevents re-enamalization. Teeth are designed to regenerate themselves but that cannot happen if they are coated.
Would you be surprised to find out that the average American, with all our resources, has 13 cavities by the tender age of 17? We have been led to believe that bacteria causes tooth decay but research has shown that the real culprit is "acidity". Our teeth and bodies become acidic from eating...guess what? ... PROCESSED FOODS! Keep your mouth and body healthy by keeping them clean and eating your fruits and vegetables, and look at the ingredients in your toothpaste!
The FDA considers ingredients to be safe when used in small doses. But if they are toxic in large doses, think about the potential hazards of the accumulation of these chemicals after long term us in small doses?
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