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Avoiding Toxins in Oral Health Products

In our everyday personal care products, our bodies are exposed to a wide variety of toxins & chemicals. Regrettably, some of these ingredients are commonly found in products that are used for oral health such as toothpaste and mouthwashes. The mouth and gums are specifically prone to absorbing and transporting substances quickly into the bloodstream. Some ingredients that should be avoided are… Triclosan: used as an antibacterial/antifungal agent which can contribute to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Sodium lauryl sulfate: can cause canker sores, and cracking at the corners of the mouth. Plastic abrasives or microbeads made of polyethylene and similar plastics are added to many kinds of toothpaste. Microbeads are able to trap bacteria in the gums which can then lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. ...