Ingredients in Toothpastes destroys our teeth Saraswathy Vidyanikethan School part 2 of 12

Toothpastes destroys our teeth; yes, don’t be doubtful about this because Mohanan Vaidyar clearly explains the contents of toothpastes and the after effect of using toothpastes.

All toothpastes available in shops contain ingredients that are really harmful for health. Some of the deadly ingredients are; Calcium carbonate, one of the ingredient in toothpastes. It is a chemical compound and is commonly found in rocks. Calcium carbonate is mainly used in construction industry.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in cleaning and hygiene purpose. It is a main component in detergents and is used to remove oily stains. Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in thousands of cosmetic products, toothpastes, shaving foams and other beauty products because of its foaming ability and its ability to create lather. There is a warning on your toothpaste container not to swallow the stuff inside; it is because of Sodium lauryl sulfate.

Silica or silicon dioxide is commonly found in nature as sand or quartz; that means powdered sand is added in toothpastes. Silica is commonly used to produce beverage bottles, glass for windows, drinking glasses etc. It badly affects your health because continuous use of silica can lead to silicosis (lung disease), bronchitis, or even cancer.

Sodium silicate also known as water glass or liquid glass and is used in cements, refractories, textile, lumber processing, automobiles etc. It is a white powder and is soluble in water i.e. it’s powdered glass.

Sodium monofluorophosphate will change the shape of gums and fluoride will destroy enamel of teeth. This leads to put braces on teeth.

Even herbal and ayurvedic toothpastes contain all these ingredients. You might have seen the warning on your toothpaste; it is written that “Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away”. I think you have understood everything.