Dental Care

Organic Toothpaste and Its Advantages


Why organic toothpaste? Anyone who has ever brushed their teeth is well aware of the kind of exchange or transfer that occurs during the process.

During brushing of the teeth both the enamel and the soft tissue are absorbing the compounds in the toothpaste.

Should the individual rinse their mouth with some sort of wash, they are also adding some of the ingredients to their bodies as well. This absorption of ingredients is often one of the main reasons that a consumer will turn to the use of organic toothpaste.

Ingredients for Trouble

Why do people turn to organic toothpaste because of absorption? What’s in regular brands of toothpaste that make them so unappealing? There are all kinds of chemical compounds used in the making of most brand name pastes, and these compounds lead to all kinds of problems.

It is interesting to note just how many consumers complain of chronic issues such as sores, irritation to the lining of their mouths, and small blisters on their gums too.

Most will believe it is some sort of dental or general health issue, and few associate the problems with their toothpaste. For instance, someone will say to themselves "oh, I must be coming down with a cold because I have a few blisters on the inside of my lip" or "my gums are really red and irritated, I wonder if I have gingivitis".

If they were to take the time to read the ingredients of a standard tube of paste, however, they might realize that it is the materials that they are grinding and brushing into the different surfaces of their mouths that are the real sources of their problems.

Switching to Organic

Choosing to use an organic toothpaste usually means that chronic issues come to a rather sudden end. Why? The many different industrial chemicals used to preserve, flavor and somehow "enhance" the toothpaste have been replaced by all natural or properly sourced ingredients.

What does properly sourced mean? Well, an organic toothpaste might contain a preservative, but it will obtained from all-natural ingredients that were grown and harvested in a way that leaves them entirely free of chemicals of any kind.

For instance, you will see that most brands of organic toothpaste contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which also appears on the labels of some of the worst traditional brands too.

This can be obtained through all-natural methods including from palm kernel and coconut oils, but it is most often used by the traditional manufactures from sources that do not follow all-natural processes or methods. Because of this, it is always a good idea to look only for an organic toothpaste that is clear about the sources and methods used for obtaining ingredients.

Still, why are all natural ingredients such a benefit?

Just consider the most common category of preservatives – the parabens – these are linked to a large number of different cancers and cause hormonal imbalances. They are not natural and cannot be obtained from pure sources.

This means that any truly organic toothpaste will not have parabens of any kind on the list of ingredients, and will instead have much safer and totally natural materials instead.

This shows how the organic toothpaste cannot possible transfer harmful substances into the blood stream or soft tissue of a consumer, simply because the harmful materials are not available at all.

Types

"Okay," you might say, "I am convinced, but what types of organic toothpaste are available? Are they going to be the baking soda and peroxide kinds that taste awful? Will my kids have to use the same flavors as the adults in the household…because that just won’t work!?"

Actually, a modern consumer will be mightily impressed by the enormous range of options that they have readily available. For example, they will be able to find varieties that adhere strictly to herbal formulations and which are entirely free of fluoride.

They can also find an organic toothpaste that might whiten their teeth, help to combat the development of plaque, and even work to provide them with fresh breath around the clock. They can find varieties that actually roll all of these features into a single option!

The trick to selecting an optimal manufacturer is to do a bit of research and comparison shopping.

For instance, if you are interested in obtaining the best ingredients for your personal health, you are going to need to see which of the toothpastes contain ingredients from good sources, which are animal and cruelty free, and which contain absolutely no preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind.

Taste

You will also want to consider the flavors too. Although it is tempting to believe that any organic and all-natural paste is going to have a good flavor; that is not always the case.

Look around for feedback or consumer responses in order to determine if the flavor is suitable to your needs. You will also want to be sure that the paste you select is ADA approved if you have concerns about cavity prevention. This is particularly true if you are going to use the paste for your kids.

The American Dental Association will test any toothpaste and give it an acceptance rating only if it demonstrates an ability to defend the teeth and enamel from cavities. Do mind that ADA still promotes the use of fluoride as a healthy and safe way to prevent dental cavities. This an issue with already some debate because fluoride can harm when taken in excess, especial with children.

Where to Buy

Where can such pastes be found? It is amazing to note that the large grocery chains, the "big box" department stores, and almost any pharmacy is going to have a handful of organic options readily available.

Many will also have entire lines of organic dental care products such as dental floss, mouthwash and beneficial rinses. These too will follow the same guidelines as the pastes and will come with the same kinds of guarantees about ingredient sources and cruelty free practices.

If you are concerned about the risks of using chemical ingredients in your daily dental hygiene regimen, you should explore your many options with organics.

 

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