How Toothpaste and Mouthwash Can Kill Your Teeth
Toothpaste is vital in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but toothpaste can have many harsh chemicals that harm instead of help your health.
Toothpaste is vital in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but toothpaste can have many harsh chemicals that harm instead of help your health. Brushing with natural, organic toothpaste is the better choice for your body and your pearly whites.
Crazy Chemicals in Toothpaste
Most toothpaste you will find on your grocery or drug store shelves contains sodium lauryl sulfate, which dries out your mouth and can cause canker sores. It can also damage the oral tissue that lines the inside of your mouth.
The harsh abrasives found in some toothpaste can also affect your tooth enamel and weaken it so it stains and decays more easily. There are so many harmful ingredients in these toothpastes that many have on their packaging not to swallow them.
Mouthwash can be detrimental to your health too. If you swallow mouthwash it can damage your body or even be fatal since it contains ingredients also found in bathroom disinfectants: ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrogen peroxide.
It is vital to buy organic toothpaste and mouthwash since 60% of whatever you put on your skin can be absorbed, inhaled and remain in your body your whole life.
Benefits of Natural Toothpaste
Natural toothpaste has no artificial chemicals, preservatives or sweeteners. Instead, it incorporates plant and fruit extracts. Some brands use green tea to destroy bacteria, papaya to whiten teeth and licorice root to freshen breath. The clay found in organic toothpaste will also help your teeth stay spotless through slowing down tooth decay while even whitening teeth.
Many organic types of toothpaste don’t use fluoride. Fluoride-free natural toothpaste might instead use mint oils or herbal extracts. These natural oils have antibacterial properties that keep your mouth fresh, clean and cavity-free. Organic toothpaste also has antiseptic properties that help with healing diseased teeth or gums and stopping bacteria from growing.
There are many popular brands of natural toothpaste and mouthwash. Yet, laws regulating the term “natural” are not very strict, so you should read the ingredients, and make sure that it has the USDA Organic stamp of approval on the tube.
Take a step in taking better care of your body by buying organic toothpaste and mouthwash today.
Sherri writes for Tracy Walters-Badillo, a San Antonio dentist who practices at Wurzbach Parkway Family Dentistry
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