Have you checked out the ingredients in your toothpaste? This is IMPORTANT.
Does yours contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (foaming agent)? Triclosan (aka Microban, Irgasan, Biofresh, Lexol-300, Ster-Zac or Cloxifenolum)? Parabens (methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben)?
If any of these ingredients are in your toothpaste you should know two things:
One- They are known endocrine disrupters, which are chemicals that interfere with hormones that can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects and other developmental disorders.
Two- Some of these are also carcinogens (Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a possible carcinogen and was in both mine and my kids toothpastes!), a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
You brush your teeth twice a day. I was so disappointed when I came home from the dentist with my kids and the toothpaste they gave us had these ingredients. I was still new to this whole “wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle” thing. I was actually horrified and I know many of you are too.
I only shared two of the six harmful effects of these ingredients. Sadly, the list goes on. Toothpaste is something kids accidentally ingest all the time.
This is why we only use Thieves toothpaste in our homes. I don’t care which natural toothpaste you use, just check the ingredients and make sure it’s safe. Don’t be fooled by toothpastes that claim they are “natural” or “green” or whatever. Check the ingredients friends.