Even More Reasons to Avoid Most Toothpastes

You might be surprised by the ingredients in a tube of toothpaste.  Toothpaste’s white color alone has 10 or more ingredients, plus enhancers and binders.  First, it uses a mineral powder such as calcium carbonate or aluminum oxide -- which has been linked to Alzheimer’s. Then titanium oxide is added to make the paste whiter.

Gel toothpastes, on the other hand, get their abrasiveness from a compound called silica -- you may be familiar with it; it often comes in little white packets in purses, luggage, or dried food, marked with an extreme warning label telling you not to ingest them.  Detergents are used to make toothpastes foam.

There’s more, according to Teeth Bleaching Planet:

“Then on to the mouthwash substances incorporated in there to make your breath smell good and keep your teeth strong. Plus you have glycerin to prevent the paste from drying out. And let us not forget the formalin, which is a disinfectant to kill bacteria.”

The most dangerous ingredient, however, is the toxic fluoride.  Once in your body, fluoride destroys human enzymes by changing their shape.

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