By Cliff Smith
If you are still using typical, store-bought toothpaste, take a look at these recent warnings.
Even though Triclosan has been banned for use in products in Minnesota and Europe, and has been eliminated from thousands of antibacterial soaps because of the health hazards, Colgate still supports the use of this ingredient in its toothpaste. Meanwhile, more reports are surfacing about the harmful effects of Triclosan.
Another recent story drove consumers to a mirror where they were shocked to see plastic, blue specks in their gums:
►Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums (BY TRISH WALRAVEN at DentalBuzz.com)
Apparently, those little blue, polyethylene specks in the toothpaste are becoming embedded in the gums of unsuspecting consumers. Now, dentists are telling patients to get rid of toothpastes with polyethylene in the ingredients.
So, again, we remind everyone to check the warning labels on their toothpaste. Most of the leading commercial brands say something to the effect of, “If swallowed, call poison control, immediately”! Why do they have to say that? Because of all the toxic chemicals they use.
You deserve better. We recommend SunSmile Herbal Toothpaste, made in the USA by a family owned company. They’re not required to put a warning label on SunSmile toothpaste because it does not contain toxic chemicals, only high quality, herbal ingredients. It tastes wonderful and is super-concentrated so that small amounts deliver huge benefits. We’ve used it daily for years now and enjoy excellent oral health.