If your toothpaste has a Poison Control Warning that says Do Not Swallow, your toothpaste is toxic. You might not think those pea-sized dollops add to much..think again! Your mouth is highly absorbent and these chemicals get a fast-track directly into your blood stream in a matter of seconds. Did you know the average American uses about 20 gallons of toothpaste in the course of their lifetime? Do you think we swallow any of that?? Look at the ingredients on your regular toothpaste and you'll find:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: A mouth irritant that can cause canker sores.
I used to get canker sores on a routine basis and was told it was just hereditary, but once I switched to a natural toothpaste, I haven’t had one in years!
Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin, or other artificial sweeteners: Can cause methanol poisoning which symptoms can include headaches, ear buzzing, dizziness, vertigo, and gastrointestinalproblems….just to name a few.
Triclosan: A chemical that has been linked to cancer with research finding it may promote breast cancer progression. In 2016, the FDA banned the use of triclosan in hand and body washes yet one toothpaste still contains this poisonous chemical! What? We shouldn’t be putting this on our body but we can swish it around in our mouths?
Sodium Flouride: A toxic chemical that accumulates in your tissues over time, and can produce serious adverse health effects including neurological and endocrine dysfunction. Research shows that it’s not uncommon for children to swallow more fluoride from toothpaste alone than is recommended as an entire day’s ingestion from ALL sources. If our children are NOT meant to swallow toothpaste, then why in the world do they come in candy flavors?? To keep our teeth and bodies as healthy as possible, practice brushing & flossing at least twice a day alongside regular cleanings. Brush with natural non-flouride toothpaste, either homemade or from a reputable brand. And eat a healthy diet avoiding processed foods and refined sugars. Eat plenty of omega-3 fats to ward off gum disease. And consume a diet rich in whole foods, and grass-fed meats to ensure you're getting minerals important to strong bones & teeth.