Did you know that most off the shelf toothpastes contain a laundry list of chemicals, toxic additives, detergents and even sweeteners? You got it, SUGAR! Does anybody ever read the warning labels on toothpaste? Most of them say “Keep out of reach of children under the age of six”. This is pretty scary isn’t it! The same warning shows up on baby toothpaste, and they don’t even have the ability to spit it out like older children do.
Scary ingredient #1: Propylene glycol. This is a solvent that is the main component in antifreeze and is used in toothpaste and mouthwash.
Scary ingredient #2: Fluoride. It is used in toothpaste to strengthen the enamel and most dentists will recommend this to their patients. Fluoride is a toxic chemical that can be potentially toxic if ingested in high quantities, so why would anybody want to ingest it in small quantities? Fluoride has also shown to create gum pockets. Just one tub of toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a small child. Poison control must be called if a child eats more toothpaste then what he can put on his brush. I hope this is scaring you!
Scary ingredient #3: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: This is a cleaning agent that creates lather and is mostly used in soaps and detergents however it is also in toothpaste. While it is not considered toxic by the FDA it is known to cause microscopic tears in our mouth that lead to canker sores as well as disrupting the protein in cells causing the membranes to absorb the chemical into the blood stream.
Scary ingredient #4: Chlorine and Titanium dioxide: this is an industrial bleach used for making your toothpaste white.
Not as scary ingredient #5: Glycerin – Vegetable based glycerin is the base for many liquid soaps and on the body isn’t as much as a problem, however, in the mouth, glycerin creates a coat or film that won’t rinse away. Many natural dentists say this glycerin film on teeth can prevent the teeth from being able to remineralize thereby weakening the teeth.
*Beware, there are some toothpaste companies out there marketing their brand as “Natural” but they still contain some of the ingredients listed above.
WHAT MAKES THIS TOOTHPASTE DIFFERENT? Earthpaste delivers all the benefits you expect from toothpaste without any chemicals or unnatural additives. You’ll see the difference on your and feel the difference in your mouth.
- No fluoride
- No propylene glycol
- No sodium lauryl sulfate
- No chlorine dioxide
- No glycerine