Okay Let’s Go Brush Our Teeth
So, we all do this. We teach our children that it is an important part of hygiene from an early age and actually are thrilled when they are happy to go brush either teeth. But, when was the last time you check the label on your toothpaste? How often did you give in to your child and bought them that bubblegum flavored toothpaste, just to get them to brush their teeth? Are they swallowing that yummy tasting paste?
Did you know that the paste you put in your mouth can be absorbed into your blood, your brain and your cells within seconds through the skin on the lips, or through the mucous membrane in the mouth? The mucous lining inside the mouth has an absorption efficiency of over 90 percent. Because of this, all the chemicals in your toothpaste are absorbed even if you don’t swallow. That is a lot of chemicals going into your bloodstream – especially since most people use dental care products 2 to 3 times a day.
Some food for thought before you pick up that brush, buy that yummy tasting paste, or leave your child in the bathroom alone to brush their teeth. Go read the label on your toothpaste or mouthwash. You will most likely find that they are loaded with dangerous toxins and chemicals such as sodium fluoride, triclosan, artificial dyes & colorings, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
The main ingredient in most toothpastes is Sodium Fluoride. But, did you know that Fluoride is a by-product from Aluminum and Fertilizer manufacturing and is also one of the main ingredients found in Rat Poison?
There are even warning labels on toothpastes containing Sodium Fluoride that state “Keep of out reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, get medical help right away.” Just a minimal ingestion of sodium fluoride can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. How many of you leave your young children alone in the bathroom while they are brushing their teeth?
Some toothpastes still contain triclosan. Scientists at the University of California at Davis concluded that the benefits of triclosan may not be worth the risk of the possibilities of both neural and cardiac ailments. Some research indicates the possibility that triclosan could be an endocrine disruptor. If this is true then young children, infants and pregnant women could be vulnerable. The FDA suggest that consumers think twice before purchasing any products that contain triclosan. It contains lead, chromium and even arsenic. Why would we want to put this in our mouth?
Artificial Dyes and Colorings
FD&C dyes are in some toothpastes and many personal care products. You know that cool minty taste you love in that clue colored toothpaste? Guess what? Recent studies have shown that these dyes can trigger ADHD, allergies and asthma.
These dyes were synthetically engineered rather than actually extracted from coal tar oil. However, these dyes still contain carcinogenic properties.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Love that foaming action you get when you brush your teeth? Think again! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is found in many personal care products, including toothpaste because of it’s foaming capabilities. The American College of Toxicology, an international body of research and regulatory scientists dedicated to a safer global community, has found that SLS can be harmful to skin tissue. Other studies have indicated that SLS can enter and maintain residual levels in the heart, liver, brain and lungs.
Which Toothpaste for Me?
There are currently almost 400 different toothpaste choice on the market. Some, of course, are from the same manufacturers, just different varieties of their brand. You have cavity-fighting toothpastes, whitening toothpastes, antibacterial toothpaste, and toothpaste for sensitive teeth, But, one common factor in most toothpaste is the fact that they contain chemicals.
I have recently replaced my old whitening toothpaste with Young Livings Thieves AromaBright™ toothpaste. Thieves AromaBright™ is an all-natural toothpaste made with 100% pure essential oils, including Peppermint, Spearmint, Clove, Ocotea, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Radiata, And Rosemary. Add one drop of Orange Essential Oil and you can have an all-natural tooth whitener free of all the chemicals.
Use the toothpaste in conjunction with the Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash and your oral care has gone from mouth full of chemicals TO an effective oral care regime with no alcohol, synthetic dyes or artificial flavors.
I am proud to offer Young Living’s complete line of home and personal care products infused with the pleasant, spicy aroma of our proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend! The Starter Kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives.
- 15-ml Thieves
- Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
- Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
- 2 Thieves Cleaner
- 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
- 2 Thieves Spray
- 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
- 5-ml Stress Away™
- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
- 10 Sample Packets
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
- 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
- 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples