Most patients know tooth paste is important to proper, adequate dental hygiene.
Unfortunately, our default choices actually puts our dental health at risk.
Sure, they claim to be cavity and gingivitis fighting, whitening, breath freshening and overall safe to use. Isn’t that what we want?
A closer look at the ingredients found in most traditional tooth pastes, however, will reveal that they likely cause more harm than good.
The common, hazardous ingredients in regular tooth pastes include:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Titanium Dioxide
- Artificial Sweeteners
Why are these bad?Fluoride may be the ingredient you may have heard the most about. This chemical is found all around us in the air we breathe and the tap water we drink. Fluoride supposedly is the tooth paste ingredient that fights and prevents cavities. This ingredient, however, is in a form that is toxic when too much of it is ingested. In fact, just putting some in your mouth twice a day when brushing your teeth can put you at great risk of dangerous accumulations in the body.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is the ingredient used to create that iconic tooth paste foam. This chemical, however, is an unnatural