Healthy Toothpaste, Healthy Mouth: Natural Toothpaste Review

| 11/23/2015 10:13:00 AM

Most of us are figuring out how harmful many of our household products are, and toothpaste is no exception. Top brands contain harmful ingredients that can contribute to a variety of illnesses.

mom helping daughter brush teeth
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Toothpaste Ingredients to Avoid

• Sodium fluoride is used for cavity prevention and causes nausea, vomiting and even death if large amounts are swallowed.
• Triclosan is carcinogenic and is added to toothpaste for its antibacterial qualities.
• Sodium lauryl sulfate is a cleansing and foaming agent that is carcinogenic and causes skin irritation.
• Propylene glycol absorbs effortlessly into the skin and goes into our blood stream.
Diethanolamine is another foaming agent that disrupts our hormones. Most commercial toothpastes contain all of these ingredients.

You’re probably getting pretty tired of hearing about all of the catastrophic things our environment is doing to our bodies. But there are some companies that are making toothpaste right. Natural toothpaste can be effective, healthy and taste great, all at the same time.

Many companies who sell natural toothpaste started making their products for a reason: They couldn’t find toothpaste they felt was safe for their families. They have created their products out of effective sources derived from the earth. So much of what we need in life has always been here, in a safe, pure state.

My Thoughts: Natural Toothpastes

David's Natural Toothpaste
Photo by Karyn Wofford.