How bad can children’s toothpaste be? This is what I found out: toothpaste is a sick concoction of poisons, sweeteners and paint. Toothpaste scrapes off tooth enamel and can cause everything from allergies to wrinkles to cancer.
But we don’t swallow, we spit out toothpaste. It only harms you when it’s swallowed, we’ve been told. Toothpaste is immediately absorbed by sensitive skin tissues inside the mouth and on the lips, it turns out, soaking into the bones and the rest of the body.
There’s no need to sit eagle-eyed watching to see if your child spits out his toothpaste, because as soon as it gets into his mouth it’s already too late. Swallowing it just puts more into our system.
So now instead of trying to force my child to brush with toothpaste poisons, I’m going to encourage him to brush using a bare brush and I’m going to try to do the same. I’m going to miss the paste and the minty freshness feeling so I’m going to try this natural toothpaste recipe from a blog that I really like and that’s full of good info called A Real Food Lover. If I like it I’m going on to the mouthwash, face creams, cleaners….etc.
Sodium fluoride: Chemical pollutant also found in rat poison and used as a sedative. Can cause skin conditions like wrinkles, cause cancer and damage all different parts of the body, for a list, see here.
Sorbitol: artificial sweetener found to cause cancer with prolonged use.
Hydrated Silica: abrasive made out of sand and stone particles that can actually scrape off tooth enamel along with tarter so teeth might be whiter but are weaker too.
Glycerin: coats teeth and prevents bacteria but also prevents the helpful absorption of calcium. An ingredient in many “natural and non-fluoride” toothpastes, so even Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste can block your teeth from regenerating themselves by absorbing minerals from the healthy foods you eat.
PEG-12: chemical that is also a laxative (all of our favorite this to clean up in kids) and found to damage organs.
Flavor: Could be anything, companies not required to list.
Cellulose Gum: scraped out of trees and cotton, this substance binds ingredients together. It is not digestible by the human body, so if swallowed will simply pass threw it, with laxative-like yumminess.
Cocamidopropyl betaine: chemical that makes the toothpaste foamy but causes allergies
Sodium saccharin: Products were required to have a danger warning label if this artificial sweetener was in them until 2000, but now is in children’s toothpaste-yeah! Connections found that it can cause cancer but also skin rashes and headaches due to allergies, weight gain, and diabetes.
Sodium benzoate: chemical preservative that causes cancer by choking oxygen from the cells.
Mica: rock particles that make toothpaste sparkle, not surprisingly, may be hard to digest.
Titanium dioxide: color additive that causes cancer, also found in paint, so likely painting on those white teeth.
Blue 1, Red 33: Petroleum-based coloring found to cause cancer
The 5 Hidden Dangers in Toothpaste. Scott Baker. Down with Basics. July 3, 2011. http://downwithbasics.com/?p=7
Dangerous Ingredients Lurking in Your Toothpaste. Diane Hanson. http://www.nichetopics.info/dangerous-ingredients-in-toothpaste.html
Natural Toothpaste and Toothpaste Alternatives. Natural Health Restored.
How Dangerous is Fluoride to Your Health?
Sodium benzoate is a preservative that promotes cancer and kills healthy cells
Thursday, September 29, 2011 by: S. D. Wells
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033726_sodium_benzoate_cancer.html#ixzz1qA0BwC8k