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Compared to many types of personal care products like hair dye, foundation and lotion, toothpaste is only moderately toxic. BUT, non toxic toothpaste is still a good idea.
Because some toothpaste brands use endocrine disrupting parabens as preservatives. Other chemicals in toothpaste, like PEGS and may be contaminated with carcinogens like 1,4-dioxane and nitrosamines.
And Colgate still uses triclosan, 000000000 as an antibacterial agent in its products. Even toxic dyes, like FD&C BLUE 1 is used in some toothpastes.
And this exposure is dangerous because of how often you’re exposed – 2 x a day – and the fact that the lining of your mouth easily absorbs these toxic chemicals. Plus, the alcohol used in many toothpastes enhances this absorption.
There are effective and safe non toxic toothpastes. I recommend:
Himalaya Complete Care Toothpaste I like Himalayan because it contains neem.
Dr. Brite Whitening Mineral Toothpaste
Tom's of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening, Fluoride-Free Natural Toothpaste, Fennel
For young kids try Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste
I'm a big fan of toothpowders. I use them everyday along with toothpaste. I make my own using 2 parts neem bark powder, 1 part baking soda and 1 part bentonite clay. Mix well and dip your wet toothpaste in container.
If you don't want to make your own try Dirty Mouth Organic Toothpowder.