HOW TOXIC IS YOUR TOOTHPASTE?
WHY YOU MUST USE NATURAL TOOTHPASTE
Ever been told to put a medicine or remedy under your tongue? This is because our mouths are one of the most absorbent parts of our bodies. What’s scary though, is the way we routinely fill our mouths with toothpaste until we're foaming in a minty lather, a lather that is full of toxic chemicals! That’s right! Many conventional toothpastes contain ingredients that are proven carcinogens, endocrine disruptors and irritants and morning and night we are putting these chemicals in the perfect place to end up in our blood streams and vital organs! Here’s why you MUST ditch your toxic toothpaste and switch to natural...
WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOTHPASTE?
Fluoride - advertised as cavity prevention, fluoride has been proven to be redundant on adult teeth and dangerous for children who often swallow their toothpaste. It's a toxic chemical that can cause brittle bones, skin irritation and stomach issues too!
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - a foaming ingredient which is highly irritating for the skin, used traditionally to break down grease you can find it in concrete floor cleaners, engine degreasers, and car wash detergents. It literally strips the mouth clean which can make the gums more vulnerable to absorbing other chemicals.
Saccharin - this is what gives toothpastes their sweet taste but do not be fooled, this chemical is a proven carcinogen and definitely something you don’t want in your mouth!
Triclosan - a synthetic anti-bacterial chemical the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) lists as a pesticide. It has also been linked to concerns over antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption.
Diethanolamine (DEA) - found in products that foam, this is a known hormone disruptor and can cause organ toxicity. It has been listed by the Californian Environmental Protection Agency as a carcinogen, particularly when it reacts with other ingredients.
WILL NATURAL TOOTHPASTE keep my teeth white?!
Many natural toothpastes use ingredients such as sea salt, sodium bicarbonate and birch tree extract, all of which will remove plaque, prevent cavities and clean teeth without damaging the enamel (or putting nasty chemicals in your body!). They effectively remove stains without the harsh bleaches used in many conventional types of toothpaste, which, over time, can actually cause more damage than good! And if you can get the same (OR EVEN BETTER) results without the nasties we listed above, why not make the switch to natural? I don’t know about you, but we will NOT be putting toxic chemicals anywhere NEAR our mouths!
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE NATURAL TOOTHPASTES FOR YOU TO TRY!
RED SEAL TOOTHPASTE
FIND at most local health food stores