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The 5 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste

By: Scott Baker

A Must Read if You Have Children

Would you allow your family to brush their teeth with engine degreaser or rat poison? The fact is, they probably are and you don’t even know it.

Dental hygiene products that you and your children use every day may contain toxins that have been linked to cancer, blindness, and even death. Have you checked out the ingredients in your toothpaste or mouthwash lately?

Many name-brand toothpastes and mouthwashes contain potentially harmful ingredients, which are made up of very small molecules that may penetrate through the tissue of your mouth, enter the blood stream, and build up in the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and tissues.

Did you ever wonder why manufacturers are required to put the following warning label on toothpastes?

Just read the label on any major brand toothpaste or mouthwash. You’ll see they are loaded with dangerous toxins and chemicals such as sodium fluoride, triclosan, FD&C Blue Dye #1 and 2, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans. (From the Safe Shoppers Bible)

Sodium Fluoride: One of the main ingredients in rat poison and toothpaste

Many people are probably aware that most toothpaste and many mouth rinses contain fluoride because that’s what dentists have recommended for years to prevent cavities. But did you know that most popular toothpastes contain enough fluoride in four ounces to kill a small child within 2 to 4 hours? (From “Fluoride Retained From Mouth Rinses and Dentifrices in Preschool Children.”

In children and youth, minimal ingestion of sodium fluoride causes salivation, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and diarrhea. Large doses of the carcinogen may cause paralysis, muscular weakness and clonic convulsions, followed by respiratory and cardiac failure. (From “Commercial Toothpaste – Natural or Poison?”)

It’s no wonder that fluoride can cause death in humans! In addition to being one of the main ingredients in toothpaste as well as rat and cockroach poisons, sodium fluoride is also a key component in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs and SARIN NERVE GAS! (From “Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats” & “Dental Conditions in Workers Chronically Exposed to Dilute and Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid”)

Fluorides have been used throughout history to alter the behavior and mood of human beings. It is a little known fact that fluoride compounds were added to the drinking water of prisoners to keep them quiet and to hamper noncompliance with authority, both in Nazi prison camps during World War II and in the Soviet gulags in Siberia. (From The Cold War and the University)

Surprisingly, fluoride has NEVER been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, a 1990 study stated that fluoride has been shown to NOT reduce cavities and scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis, allergic reactions and about 10,000 unnecessary deaths each year from cancer. (From “Fluoride an equivocal carcinogen. National Cancer Institute)

FD&C Blue Dye # 1 & 2: Are you eating crude oil for breakfast?

These dyes are artificial colorings often found in familiar toothpaste brands and a wide variety of other products. Recent studies indicate that FD & C Blue Dyes 1 & 2 can trigger a wide number of behavioral, learning, and health problems. FD&C color dyes may also cause potentially severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks, headaches, nausea, fatigue, nervousness, lack of concentration, and cancer. (From “Formation of carcinogenic aromatic amine from an azo dye by human skin bacteria in vitro” & “Skin discoloration with blue food coloring”)

Using FD & C Blue Dyes 1 & 2 is just like ingesting crude oil as it too, is synthesized from petroleum. These dyes were originally made from coal tar oil, which is a black, sticky tar by-product of steel making and petroleum distillation, and is a source of numerous complex chemicals. Through repeated human exposure, some of these isolated coal tar components were classified as active carcinogens, ultimately leading to government regulations and restrictions.

Nowadays, coal tar dyes are synthetically engineered rather than extracted from actual coal tar, thereby greatly reducing the possibility of being contaminated with carcinogenic residuals from the coal itself. However, the dyes still contain carcinogenic properties. Over several decades of use, some of these synthetic dyes have come under greater scientific and government scrutiny due to their carcinogenic and mutagenic activity. Because of this, they are still referred to in the industry as “coal tar dyes,” according to the FDA. (From U.S. Food & Drug Administration. “Color Additives Fact Sheet.”)

Even if toothpaste is never swallowed, these dyes can be absorbed within seconds through the skin on the lips, or through the mucous membrane in the mouth. According to the Physician’s Desk Reference, the mucosal lining inside of the mouth has an absorption efficiency of over 90 percent. Because of this, these carcinogens get into your blood, your brain, and your cells in no time at all – especially when you consider most people use dental care products 2 to 3 times a day. (From U.S. Food & Drug Administration. “Color Additives Fact Sheet.”)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): Used clinically to irritate skin

Perhaps the most dangerous ingredient in personal-care products is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Because SLS has a foaming property, it is added to toothpastes in order to generate foam and give the impression that the toothpaste is working. However, SLS has been found to be quite corrosive and harmful to skin tissue says a report by the American College of Toxicity.

In the cleaning industry, SLS is used in products such as garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car wash soaps. Elsewhere, SLS is used for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin.

The journal of the American College of Toxicology reports that SLS can penetrate and be retained in the eye, brain, heart, and liver with potentially harmful long-term effects. Also found in most shampoos including “no tears” baby shampoos, SLS can keep children’s eyes from developing properly, can cause cataracts in adults, can retard healing, and can impair hair growth.

Triclosan: A pesticide found in many types of toothpaste

Triclosan, a chemical used for its antibacterial properties, is an ingredient found in many detergents and toothpastes. However, the formulation and structure of this ingredient are similar to some of the most toxic chemicals on earth. Because of this fact, triclosan has been scrutinized in regards to human health and safety, according to Tufts University School of Medicine.

While the companies that manufacture products containing triclosan claim that it is safe, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered it as a dangerous pesticide. The EPA gives triclosan high scores both as a human health risk and as an environmental risk.

Triclosan is a chlorophenol, which is a class of chemicals that is suspected of causing cancer in humans. Externally, phenol can cause a variety of skin irritations, but since it can temporarily deactivate sensory nerve endings, contact with it may cause little or no pain. Taken internally, even in small amounts, phenol can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma, and death.

Additionally, chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides can be stored in body fat, sometimes accumulating to toxic levels. Long term exposure to repeated use of many pesticide products can damage the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs, suppress the immune system, and cause hormonal disruption, paralysis, sterility and brain hemorrhages. (From . “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings.” Environmental Protection Agency)

Hydrated Silica: A whitener that damages tooth enamel

Hydrated silica, which is primarily used as an abrasive in toothpaste, is made from a crystallized compound found in quartz, sand, and flint. (From “The Safe Shopper’s Bible”)

Tooth enamel re-mineralizes daily from the supply of ionic calcium and phosphorus in the saliva. Scratching the surface of the tooth with an abrasive such as hydrated silica harms the enamel and prevents re-mineralization, much like using sand to clean glass. Severe wear could eventually occur.

”The public is cautioned against excessive use of products containing ‘dioforms,’ which are abrasive substances that can cause the breakdown of tooth enamel. Products containing the ingredients silica and cellulose, in particular, should be avoided when gum disease, tooth decay, sensitivity and receding gums are present.

While these ingredients can remove tartar and make teeth whiter in appearance, they also may do harm to dental health by altering the acidic balance of the mouth, gums and tongue,” said Dr. Warren Scherer, New York University College of Dentistry, as reported by The Naples Daily News.

If you found this report interesting or helpful, please forward it to a friend or a loved one. There are healthier and safer alternatives located at: http://stopgumdesease.here.ws

Health risks from chemicals and toxins in oral hygiene products are the most avoidable of all the health risks we face. You don’t have to be a biochemist to get these risks out of your life. It’s as simple as changing brands. There are safe, new, low cost alternatives to toothpaste. These products as seen at: http://stopgumdisease.here.ws also offer pain free solutions to bleeding gums, receding gums and gum disease.

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Scott Baker writes articles that promote natural solutions for gum disease. You can visit his site at: http://stopgumdisease.here.ws.

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60 Responses to "The 5 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste"

  1. Daniel G says:

    Interesting article, but not sure how much I can trust your objectivity. I came across this blog while searching for Triclosan based on your blurb about it I feel I really have to take everything you say with a grain of salt. I’m not saying everything is inaccurate, but have a hard time believing a biased argument. For example the reason an antibacterial is in toothpaste is it has been shown to be effective in preventing gingivitis. While there are real concerns about how safe it is in humans, it must be noted that there is no proof that it is. We can only assume based on similarities, but similarities do not guarantee results will be the same. FDA link on Triclosan (http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm205999.htm)

    1. Lara Berch says:

      Daniel, thank you for stopping by and commenting. I have to say that FDA has long lost it’s credibility and I find it hard to trust anything they say.

      1. Maddy says:

        This is soooooooooooooooo crazy why? why? little kids are always trying to get in to tpaste

  2. Kay Jay says:

    I have to agree with the person above me. Mostly, I go from my field of expertise as a biologist. Your talking about Blue Dye 1 is what bugs me. I do not know much about what Blue Dye 1 is made from, but there has been no research that I’ve heard about it being carcinogenic. In addition, it’s been found to cross the blood brain barrier in mice and allow for natural repair of spinal cord injuries. ( http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/bluerats/ )

    I also find fault with the articles you cited, not in the validity of the articles themselves, but in your use. “Formation of carcinogenic aromatic amine from an azo dye by human skin bacteria in vitro.” Azo dyes are generally used for textiles, not food production, and typically create reds, oranges, and yellows, not blue. Additionally, the second article you cited included this quote: “the patient appeared cyanotic despite a regular respiratory rate and normal oxygen saturation.” They seemed to be clear in indicating that other than a blue coloration, there were no immediate adverse effects from the large dose of blue dye. In fact, they go so far as to say: “This is the first known report of an adverse effect from blue food coloring.”

    The next thing you cite is the “Color Additives Fact Sheet,” in which I found a section labeled “Health Risks.” I was excited because I thought I might find your reasoning for disliking blue dye 1, but was sorely disappointed by seeing this as the extent of the section: “FD&C Yellow No.5 causes hives in less than 1 in 10,000 people. No proof exists to confirm allegations that the coloring causes asthma attacks in people. The FDA has proposed rescinding the use of FD&C Red No.3, because of studies showing associated thyroid tumors in rats.” Yellow No.5 and Red No.3 were the only color additives mentioned, so this doesn’t apply to Blue No.1 (or 2) at all.

    And this was just 5 minutes of research about one small portion of your article. I have to ask, are any of your claims true, or did you just expect people not to examine your sources?

  3. ellen kramer says:

    short question: could these dyes or chemicals cause severe burning in the mouth? i have dealt with this for years but it seems to be getting worse. even my tongue turns fiery red and burns. i qam going to try toothpaste recommended by my dentist. could also be a reaction such as an allergy to a dye? my mouth burns with anything with the least aqmount of spice. even salt can cause a problem. is this something that could be tested for allegies? thank you for your attention. ellen.

    1. Lara Berch says:

      Ellen, if you have noticed the symptoms worsen after switching to a particular toothpaste, then I would assume it’s the toothpaste. What I would do is to try an organic toothpaste. There are many products out there. The one I use is Ayurvedic herbal toothpaste. I love it. Try it for a week or so and see if the problem has improved. Here is their website but if you search around, you’ll find it cheaper than that. Amazon has it too. http://www.auromere.com/Dental_Care-Toothpaste.html
      Let me know how it turns out.

    2. John says:

      Ellen,

      Hopefully your dentist gave you a toothpaste that didn’t contain cinnamaldehyde. You might be allergic to the cinnamaldehyde flavoring that some toothpastes use. If you are using a cinnamon flavored toothpaste, then switch over to one that doesn’t use cinnamaldehyde.

      Sincerely.

      Source: dental student

  4. is there any nicotin in toothpaste?

    1. Lara says:

      I do not think so :-)

  5. samad says:

    instead of toothpaste what can be used…plz explain

    1. Lara Berch says:

      Samad, you don’t have to stop using toothpaste, you can just stop using commercial toothpaste and buy organic brands such as this http://www.auromere.com/Dental_Care-Toothpaste.html and read the ingridients to make sure it doesn’t contain anything harmful.

  6. Colin says:

    It is also true that 100% of cancer AND AIDS patients consumed water prior to their illness.

    You need to remember that there is a huge difference between correlation and causation.

    It is safe to brush your teeth…with name brands like Colgate and Crest…or with organic brands, which are also sold by corporations with profits as their motivation.

  7. Amanda says:

    After reading The 5 hidden dangers in toothpaste I changed to a natural tooth paste and an amazing thing happened, i had been waking up in the night and in the morning with a really bad chest but since switching toothpaste my breathing problems have completely gone away!

    1. Lara Berch says:

      Amanda, that’s great! Happy for you! Hope to see you here again :-)

  8. Anon E Mous says:

    Hey, this is the same crap they are putting into our cities’ water supply in most cases and we all really need to do something about this. Here is a link that will explain exactly how toxic our drinking water is and they are putting it in our toothpastes, too. Beware…the Globalists and their population control and mind-numbers.(num’merz) This is really informational and an eye-opener. A must – see to believe.
    http://www.prisonplanet.com/infowars-hidden-camera-fluoride-treatment-facility-nightly-news-report.html

  9. Joe Random says:

    Oh, it’s one of those “the government puts fluoride in the tap water to make us more docile” type of articles. And here I was looking for information on whether hydrated silica is the stuff that dentists are warning us not to use, when they say whitening toothpaste is bad for you.

    Good luck with the conspiracy circlejerk, I’m off to slightly less paranoid pastures.

  10. Joe Capp says:

    Not exactly sure of a correlation but when using toothpaste with Triclosan I awake the next morning and the skin inside my my peels badly and make it very tender and sore. Switched to another toothpaste without the Triclosan and the peeling of skin has gone away. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

  11. Dan says:

    I loved your article…

    Don’t let ANYONE get you down Scott … there’s no use arguing with people who believe/trust what the FDA or who I like to call the “Fraud and Death Association” who are in bed with pharmaceuticals.

    I’ve done lots of research myself about health the last few years.

    It’s difficult to find the TRUE information… but I’ve found out that fluoride is the chemical bi-product of aluminum.

    They always have so much left over the aluminum plants had to figure out a way to sell it… because disposing of it cost way to much money… so they figured out a way to sell it… to dentists.

    Anyway… some really excellent research has been done by people who care about human lives…

    Dr. Leonard Coldwell: http://www.instinctbasedmedicine.com

    Get his book called: “Only Answer To Cancer”

    You will be astounded by how much we are lied to.

    This book has changed my life… I’m 35… used to be a chemical/fast food junkie… and my health was going down hill FAST … now switched to all organic EVERYTHING … and my health is climbing back UPHILL FAST … I’m so grateful for Dr. Coldwell and his books. You will be too!

    Truly… there is no healing force outside the human body.

    Fortunately, your body has the Amazing Ability to heal itself when given the basic nutrition it needs.

    Humans have been around for thousands of years… modern medical science… less than 100 years?? All they care about is making billions of $$$ … they don’t care about me at all.

    Thanks again Scott… and I’ll stop back by soon and read the rest of your blog!
    Dan

  12. tim says:

    is Colgate total (recommended by dentists) an acid or an alkali?

  13. As a dentist I can say this research is bogus and meant as a scare tactic. It is true that sodium fluoride in high doses is toxic, but at low therapeutic doses it is very effective in preventing the decalcification of enamel, which in turn can lead to tooth decay. If you would like to read legitimate research and statistics on the benefits of fluoride in the water supply, toothpaste, rinses, etc. please check out the following link: http://www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx

  14. Ax says:

    What is this, the old fluoride-as-a-commie-plot argument? The fact is, since fluoride was introduced into most drinking water in the 50′s, the incidence of tooth decay has dramatically fallen. The idea that it would have been done for the express purpose of poisoning the American people is lunacy.

  15. 76tridvers@gmail.com says:

    short question: could these dyes or chemicals cause severe burning in the mouth? i have dealt with this for years but it seems to be getting worse. even my tongue turns fiery red and burns. i qam going to try toothpaste recommended by my dentist. could also be a reaction such as an allergy to a dye? my mouth burns with anything with the least aqmount of spice. even salt can cause a problem. is this something that could be tested for allegies? thank you for your attention. ellen.
    http://toothpastewithoutsodiumlaurylsulfate.com/

  16. trent says:

    thanx for the info it helped with my science fair project a lot.

  17. interesting facts
    never knew about these things!

  18. Yair says:

    Excellent article. Our deisntt in Austin is one of the major voices to be heard concerning the problem in that city. He actually took a photo of my daughter’s teeth as evidence of one of the many drawbacks to this substance!

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  20. Vanessa says:

    Thank-you for this site. I don’t know why people still buy these products. The manufacturers should be shot for this. I make my own toothpaste from home. I also don’t use brand soap and shampoo as they make me very ill. Nature always wins with me in comparrasent to science. The people here that argue with you are blind and ignorant. It’s shocking to learn this because it’s an evil you never expected from a simple thing like toothpaste. Keep up the good work.

  21. Al says:

    I couldn’t believe it when I read this line: “Would you allow your family to brush their teeth with engine degreaser or rat poison? The fact is, they probably are and you don’t even know it.”

    Many rat poison’s out there use cyanide. Cyanide can be found in almonds, peaches, apples, pears, and more. The fact is, we eat poisons all the time. Did you know that Oxygen, in to high a quantity, can kill be poisonous? Did you know that too much vitamin A, D, or E can cause serious health problems? Did you know that a diet of too much protean can cause kidney failure in less then a year?

    Most of these are very unlikely. To suffer from protean, you have to be on one of those intense protean diets like Atkins. You have to breath pure Oxygen for a long time before it’s poisonous, and the amount of cyanide in the listed foods is rather small…. just like sodium-floride in toothpaste.

    You are exposed to poisons every day of you life. Guess what. IT DOESN’T MATTER! Our bodies are made to deal with poisons! Our bodies have SEVERAL filtration systems to protect against them. You have to have enough of the poison in your system that your body cant get rid of it before your effected by them.

    You people are so obsessed with nature, then you turn around and insult it by not giving it credit for it’s protective abilities.

    1. Jefferson Francis says:

      Our body is designed to deal with toxins…you are right about that. The fact is that we are subjected so many toxins that our bodies are overloaded and cannot rid itself of all of them. For our natural filtration system to work properly, we have to feed our bodies with the proper nutrition. Most of us just don’t get the nutrition our bodies need to function at an optimal level.
      It is sad that some people like you think that the toxins we are exposed to are not detrimental to our health. Ignorance will kill you, and I for one, am not willing to swallow what the FDA has been feeding us. Money is the obvious driving force behind all the lies that have been fed to the American people about what is supposedly safe.
      IT DOES MATTER! Thankfully there are people who care enough to buck up against the establishment and spread the truth. If you choose not to believe that then I’m sorry for you and all those close minded people like you.

  22. Anupam Bhargava says:

    ANIMAL – THE DENTAL TEACHER
    Animals never brush their teeth, still are strong and healthy, leading disease-less lives. Shouldn’t Man learn Nature’s ways from them?
    -Anupam Bhargava

    1. Animals don’t eat sweets either.

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  24. [...] Those are the top three chemicals I didn’t want to put in my mouth – or my kids’ mouths for that matter. There’s also hydrated silica, which can damage enamel, and others. For a great article on the dangers of conventional toothpaste, click here. [...]

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  26. Etienne Kambara says:

    “But did you know that most popular toothpastes contain enough fluoride in four ounces to kill a small child within 2 to 4 hours?”
    4 oz. = half a cup
    1. You don’t brush your teeth with half a cup of toothpaste
    2. Unless you don’t keep a child who isn’t old enough to make good decisions and has a thing for toothpaste away from it, what are you doing? Why are you worrying about how much fluoride is in toothpaste when you don’t keep your child safe in general?
    3.When you say small child, I presume you mean 1-5 year old. I, being almost fourteen, would probably die too if I had to eat that much toothpaste. It doesn’t taste that amazing. Also, aren’t you only supposed to give small children about a pea sized amount of toothpaste? Unless your pea is 4 oz., I don’t see a problem.

    “FD&C Blue Dye # 1 & 2: Are you eating crude oil for breakfast?”
    I have personally never met someone who eats toothpaste for breakfast. I’m just saying.

    My age has nothing to do with the validity of my argument.

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  29. Tasha says:

    Lara Berch,
    I noticed that you posted this article written by Scott Baker about the 5 hidden dangers in toothpaste and then you recommended the (organic) brand of toothpaste that you love and use to someone who posted a comment. It was Auromere’s Ayurvedic toothpaste. When I went to website link you posted I noticed that the toothpaste comes in four different flavors: Licorice, Freshmint, Mint-Free and SLS-Free Cardamom-fennel. I’m assuming you must use the SLS-free flavor since it’s the only one of the four that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). My question is, how can you recommend this (organic) brand of toothpaste when 3 out of the 4 flavors all contain the harmful SLS ingredient that this article says to avoid?

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  31. Gregg says:

    Thanks for the article. They say that you know you’re doing a good job when the detractors are out to get you & it looks like you’ve stirred up a hornet’s nest with every toothpaste PR assistant & dentist decrying you!

    Keep on doing what you’re doing – you’ve got their feathers ruffled. LMHO

    I, for one, do not need to wait for indisputable evidence gathered over years of trials to appreciate that if something is dealt to rats in very large doses, it can’t be healthy for me to put small doses in my mouth 3 times a day, EVERYDAY!!!!

    That’s not science, it’s common sense.

    1. Gregg says:

      “Deadly to rats” (sic)

  32. Saida mariam says:

    So what of aloe based tooth paste, thus that also have all those chemicals in them?

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  34. hasib says:

    ohhhh god its looks like i need to plug all of my teeth to avoid all this kind

    of oral hazards

  35. hasib says:

    terrible because in my childhood days i use to eat tooth paste :(

  36. You will be happy to know that after 17years of research the next generation of toothpaste has arrived. It’s called REVITIN and it addresses the new science of the Oral Microbiome, the essential microbial environment of the mouth. The old “scorched earth” approach to “kill plaque” or “kill germs on contact” with pesticides such as triclosan, or even natural “anti microbial” oils such as tea tree oil, is not only ineffectual but harmful! It could be compared to killing a ‘coral reef protecting an island’ as the bacteria in your mouth are as unique on composition as your thumbprint and you need them to survive. Plaque is an unhealthy expression of this natural biofilm- you don’t want to kill it, but help it to rebalance by restoring the mouth to “microbial homeostasis.” This rebalancing occurs very very quickly when we stop using the garbage that most oral care products have including the 5 elements described above in this blog. I urge my dental colleagues to do their own research and not swollow (pardon the pun) the same antiquated science the ADA has posted about fluoridation. The CDC, NIH and even NIDCR all have senior questions with the data surfacing including recent statistics that 4 out of 10 adolescent children now have teeth damaged by fluoride (fluorosis) making them more susceptible to decay the very thing fluoride was given to prevent!? The carcinogenicity of Fluoride was examined at Harvard in 2006 in a study pointing to a high statistical correlation between drinking fluoridated water and osteosarcoma (fatal bone cancer)in male children between the ages of 7-11. While the ADA countinues to tout fluoride as one of its great public health initiatives, there are many many cracks in that foundation with more dental academicians and researchers now questioning if that “experiment” was ever a good idea in the first place. My dental colleagues should also be aware that in a number of unbiased epidemiological studies, non-fluoridated communities had LOWER rates of decay by DMF indices that those in corresponding fluoridated communities. I could go on but suffice it to say that I have spent 15 years studying oral care therapies and the misinformation and bad research that has existed. Some natural products like Auromere and Waleda brands are less harmful but do not have any of the new Human Microbiome Science that has emerged from the NIH directed research.
    REVITIN has a patented bio effective nutritional/homeopathic formulation called NuPath Bioacties that combines key nutritionals such as vitamin C, coenzyme q 10, vitamin E and MSM, homeopathically prepared tissue salts such as calcarea fluorica (homeopathic not chemical calcium fluoride) that has no toxicity but is known to stimulate enamel metabolism and bone harmony in schools of homeopathic medicine. The combination of nutritional and homeopathic ingredients act as a PREbiotic to foster a healthy environment to
    Promote homeostasis of the biofilm in the Oral Microbiome. REVITIN is so safe it is edible and safe for children (there is no poison warning as with toothpaste with chemical
    Fluoride).

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  39. sherry says:

    i have a question what if your dentist recommend you to use Hapee toothpaste? Then why your dentist recommend you to use it? Their something special or theirs have a edge amon
    g the other brand toothpaste? Thank you

    What can you say about a Hapee Toothpaste?

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  44. Will says:

    Hydrated silica is a tooth whitener through abrasion?!? You obviously haven’t done a shred of credible research.

  45. K Storm says:

    I recently become aware of all the harmful ingredients in Toothpaste and have also read many articles on this topic. I am also a hygienist and do not Recommend Colgate Total due to Triclosan and Crest 3Dwhite which has plastic in the toothpaste. Healthy Home Company makes a certified toxic free toothpaste with natural and organic ingredients. http://www.healthyhomecompany.com/kstorm
    check it out.https://www.healthyhomecompany.com/productphotos/too101-main.jpg

    K. Storm

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