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Best All-Natural Toothpaste for Optimal Oral Health
Why Make Sure Your Toothpaste Is Either All Natural or Organic?
There are so many mainstream brands of toothpaste and mouthwash out there. Many people are familiar with Crest or Colgate. It can be difficult to sift through all of the many other natural and even some toxic oral care products to find the best one for your overall oral and dental health. In this article we wanted to point out what ingredients to look out for when buying your toothpaste online and then make some recommendations.
What to Look for in Your Natural Oral Care
On mercola.com you will find an extensive list of toxic toothpaste ingredients. We will briefly go over them below. Also, Dr. Pooneh Ram, a dentist with holistic dental practices, a mom, and one of the co-founders of Dr. Brite – all natural toothpaste talks about why they created a healthy alternative to many of the toxic brands available today.
SLS Free Toothpaste
SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is used to produce a foaming effect in many different types of household products, but also in your toothpaste. Usually companies put SLS in their toothpaste because consumers are used to that pleasant foaming sensation. However, SLS can also cause gum inflammation.
The FDA posted their research on triclosan on their site. They said that in short term testing of triclosan on rats, they found that it “decreased some levels of thyroid hormones.” They went on to say that they aren’t very certain as to how these studies would translate to humans.
Fluoride Free Toothpaste
When you visit Colgate, you will see some of their main ingredients listed out. One of them you will notice is fluoride. The negative effects of fluoride if taken too much can include weakness in the muscles, nervous system issues, and more according to WebMD. The CDC also mentions that fluoride can also be found in some of our water systems so it may be helpful to find a toothpaste without fluoride so you are keeping your body from an excess of it.
In conclusion, we always subscribe to the idea of trying to include as many natural oral care products, and other everyday products, into our daily schedule as possible.