Let’s Talk Toothpaste!
When you brush your teeth two times a day (or more in some cases) you think you are taking the appropriate steps towards protecting your health. In reality – if you are not using the right toothpaste you could be harming your body.
Toothpaste contains many potentially harmful ingredients – some that could lead to serious long-term health problems. Take a look at most major toothpaste brands – you might be shocked to learn that their products contain high levels of sugar and an array of harmful chemicals. For example, sodium saccharine is 300 times sweeter than sugar and is a known carcinogen – yet it is commonly used to give toothpaste its flavor.
Many consumers purchase toothpaste and other hygiene products without even thinking to read the list of ingredients. We would like to highlight the harmful ingredients that you should keep an eye out for when shopping for toothpaste.
Some of the chemicals you should be looking out for when shopping for toothpaste are:
- Triclosan – is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that is found in many consumer goods such as soaps, detergents, surgical cleaning treatments, and toothpaste. When you use a product containing Triclosan, you can absorb a small amount through your skin or mouth. Research has shown that Tricolsan can be harmful to the immune system and has shown to alter hormone regulation in animals.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – is a foaming agent that is found in many personal care products, including toothpaste. SLS is categorized as a hazard and has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption.
- Propylene Glycol – is a mineral oil that is also used in antifreeze and airplane de-icers. It is found in many types of toothpaste and is known to irritate the eyes, skin and lungs. Along with causing organ system toxicity.
At QOL we don’t think these chemicals have any place in your toothpaste. That is why we would like to tell you about Perfect Smile® all-natural dental hygiene products!
Perfect Smile’s Fluoride-free CoQ10 Toothpaste - is natural toothpaste that is sweetened with Stevia and Xylitol so it contains no sugars, aspartame or saccharin. Our Natural CoQ10 Xylitol Toothpaste also contains Perfect Smile’s proprietary MicroActive® CoQ10 Complex which is the best toothpaste for gingivitis prevention and to help fight gum disease. Additionally, it contains Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a stabilized and long-lasting form of Vitamin C, an antioxidant used to promote healthy gums and help reduce bleeding. This non-fluoride toothpaste also includes natural ingredients to whiten your teeth and freshen your breath. Other natural ingredients include aloe vera gel, parsley extract, and grapefruit seed extract plus a natural foaming agent.
Perfect Smile CoQ10 Toothpaste with Fluoride – this toothpaste has all the great natural ingredients as the fluoride free version - but additionally, it contains fluoride to fight cavities and strengthen tooth enamel. Our CoQ10 toothpaste with fluoride also includes natural ingredients to whiten your teeth, reduce tartar build-up, and freshen your breath.
- Perfect Smile’s CoQ10 Natural Mouthwash - is alcohol-free and made with natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners. Perfect Smile’s CoQ10 Mouthwash is the best mouthwash for gingivitis because it also contains our proprietary MicroActive® CoQ10 Complex to help prevent and reverse the symptoms of gum disease. It also contains Xylitol, which in addition to being a natural, sugar free sweetener; helps reduce plaque and fight tooth decay. It also includes Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a stabilized and longer-lasting form of Vitamin C to invigorate gum tissue and help reduce bleeding gums. Perfect Smile CoQ10 Natural Mouthwash leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean and contains Zinc Lactate for proven long-lasting fresh-breath protection.
You can feel confident that you are making the right choice for you and your family when you choose any of the Perfect Smile products!