When I was growing up I had experienced many different types of toothpaste, and there are hundreds of toothpaste brands. I’ve tried the budget ones and the more expensive types but they all taste pretty much the same. Every year on TV you see new brands showing off their products using phrases such as “Used by dentists, A healthier mouth, and so on. These claims confuse me. Its as though they are marketing a chemical-based product as healthy which I think is wrong. People see these products in a shop, buying it every week and they don’t question it. They are told it is healthy and they believe it. Not everyone believes what they see, some question everything, and for good reason.
Why is most commercial toothpaste bad?
What makes it good? It contains so much artificialness, just take a look at the ingredients on the label: calcium pyrophosphate, propylene glycol, PEG/PPG 116/66 Copolymer, PEG-12, glycerin, PVP, flavor, sodium lauryl sulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, silica, hydrogen peroxide, sodium Do they sound safe? I don’t think so. Admittedly some of the ingredients used are not great for you but they do look after your teeth. Let’s take a closer look.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS)
It’s only used in toothpaste is to make it foam. f people didn’t have the toxic foam in their mouth they wouldn’t feel like it was cleaning, but that is literally all it does, cause foam. Oh, and it is also an irritating surfactant, a skin irritant that is also used in shampoo. It’s the agent that causes scalp irritation, destroys your hair by frizzing it up, giving you split ends and by stinging your eyes. Now I feel clean.
This lovely ingredient is also used for foam. It's responsible for causing irritation to the eyes and skin. Only a small amount is used in toothpaste production but if you did have contact with it in a higher concentration it would burn your skin!
This ingredient has been used to experiment on rats for dangers, in high concentrations it gave them kidney damage, the chemical is considered moderately toxic on ingestion. We have only mentioned three ingredients so far and they are all toxic. Some of you may be reading and think, yeah maybe they do use those ingredients but we don’t swallow them, we spit them down the sink but that is only partly the truth.
Absorption from the mouth
Chemicals are easily absorbed by your mouth and put into your bloodstream. So yes, it does affect you and you are not excluded from these harmful side effects. Okay, so I guess we should just keep buying this until there is a better product on the market. Wrong. There are many wonderful products on the market that are actually healthy for you and your teeth.
I have read online that people make their own using healthy ingredients like; baking powder (a cleaning agent), Coconut oil (Natural Fluoride), Mint essential oil (for freshness). However, you will need to research that further to find a safe to use recipe or here is my number one recommendation, this is the one that I use! I highly trust this company. They have the environment and health of people in mind of their high-quality products, unlike other manufacturers.
The ingredients: Calcium carbonate (chalk), Glycerin* (plant-derived), Aqua, Betaine, Glyceryl undecylenate, Xanthan gum (corn starch gum), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Aroma [Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*^, Mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*^, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil^], Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, Limonene* (from essential oils).
- Certified organic ingredients
- 100% natural
- Suitable for kids, vegans and vegetarians.