Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

A product that we put in our mouths every day, more than once a day, deserves attention and research.
Why use organic toothpaste? I remember using Colgate when I was little and never felt there was a choice or anything wrong with it. It was the right thing to do, brush my teeth at least twice a day to keep them healthy and beautiful.

When did all this concerns about what is in our products started even to matter? Why is everybody going so crazy about "organic" or natural nowadays? "Our grandparents still alive" most of us reply!

Today we are bombarded with so many pollutants, radiation, and chemicals from outside sources that what we put in our bodies play an even more important role than ever. What we eat is important, the water we drink and bathe with is important, how many electromagnetic waves around us is important…

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Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

RDA VALUES FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT DAMAGE TO GUMS AND/OR ENAMEL

Most toothpaste on the market contains abrasive particles (i.e. particles which are not water-soluble) including aluminum hydroxide, silicates and others. Such "scrubbing" compounds are added to help remove plaque and stains during brushing, and it's their quantity, particulate size and hardness which determine the degree of abrasiveness of a toothpaste.

To be able to measure a toothpaste abrasiveness, scientists use the RDA index (from radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasion). Higher values indicating increasingly higher abrasiveness. The more abrasive power, the more likely enamel erosion will occur, which can easily open the way to tooth decay.   It's typically whitening toothpastes which top the list of abrasiveness while toothpastes formulated for sensitive teeth tend to be at the bottom.

 

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