What’s in your toothpaste? Have you read the ingredients? Take a look, see if it’s something you really want to be dumping in your mouth.
And what about flouride, yay or nay?
My dentist says it’s necessary to have it in my toothpaste, and that Lila should use the same stuff, but there are lots of concerns that it’s not safe. As always the information online can be pretty confusing.
That said, my initial research seems to suggest it might not be the best thing to have in our toothpaste.
This Harvard study reckons it impacts children’s neurological development.
And this review of studies comes to the following conclusion: “The enthusiasm with which fluoride was introduced as a public health measure in the 1950s is gradually giving way to a more rational analysis of its benefits and costs as a caries prevention technology. This review argues that the modest benefits of ingested fluoride in caries prevention are thoroughly counterbalanced by its established and potential diverse adverse impacts on human health. Due to the abundance of this chemical, it is little surprising that humans ingest or inhale fluoride from a variety of sources.”
Add to this the fact that we’re exposed to fluoride through a number of different ways, including through processed foods, pesticide-residues, teflon pans, tea, and some foods including, urghhhh, sadly cocoa – NOOOOOOOO!
Pfft. So, anyhows. Luckily it’s not hard to detox this small aspect of your daily routine. Check out my video for tips.
Giving up the colgate is easy, Cocoa is going to be tough, next stop, researching the best suppliers of cocoa!
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