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More and more people who are becoming increasingly conscious of the ingredients in the foods they eat and what they drink, have now extended this consciousness to toothpaste as well. There is also a rising trend in buying organic products across all product categories. The fluoride debate continues, people still argue whether or not fluoride is a worth additive in toothpaste because there are claims that fluoride is linked to other health risks. As an alternative to regular toothpaste, people have started buying green toothpaste or natural toothpaste. But what do you know about green toothpaste?

Green Toothpaste: An Introduction

  • Certain green toothpaste brands eliminate extra additives, sugars, and unnatural dyes.

  • They can contain ingredients like green tea extract, papaya, and licorice root that act as natural cleansers, whiteners, and fresheners.

  • Green toothpaste can also contain an additive called sodium lauryl sulfate which acts as a cleansing agent but can also irritate the skin and body.

  • Some green toothpastes meet ADA (American Dental Association) requirements.

  • Green toothpaste can be just as effective as regular toothpaste.

  • Some people even make their own toothpastes with ingredients such as peppermint oil, vegetable glycerin, and baking soda

Whether you choose to make a change and try green toothpaste or continue to use your regular toothpaste; it is important that you are brushing your teeth twice a day and scheduling your bi-annual check up with your dental professional. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, we’d love to see you here at Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry.