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Natural Toothpaste

Lisa Cutforth - Thursday, April 07, 2011

Finding a "natural toothpaste" you love to use!

After hearing some pretty scary stories about the poisons in toothpaste, particularly popular and well respected brands, I got a bit of a scare.  Now, I am pretty rational and averse to most hypey sensationalism, but the fact that some toothpastes or ingredients have even been banned in certain countries, I decided it was high time I paid attention.

Oral hygiene has always been a priority for me.  It is easier to look after your teeth than replace them or live toothless is my philosophy.

So I went on the hunt for herbal toothpastes, or natural toothpastes. The one I settled on was one called "Bio-spark" and here is my experience of it.

  • It is BROWN!  This was a little alarming, "no nice white bleach used" (wink) and it took a minor little adjustment to see this brown goo on my toothbrush.  At first squirt out the tube, this kind of watery liquid squirted out and I thought, "hmm, not excited about this." 
  • Having put it in my mouth it was minty and not unpleasant tasting.  The aftertaste and the burny "freshness" that I am used to with usual toothpaste was not there, which I thought, "hmm, ok, I can get used to this as long as I don't have stinky breath!"
  • The most exciting part is since using it... my tongue is nice and pink and healthy looking again... so from that side, I really do feel like it is doing something good in my mouth, and certainly doing no harm, which I can't say for other conventional toothpastes.  Your mouth is VERY porous, which means, whatever chemicals you put in your mouth can get into your bloodstream pretty easily and quickly.  You don't want to absorb some of these toxins... they are pretty nasty. 

So if you are brave enough and can endure a little change, you may find you are pleasantly surprised.  There are many brands and varieties out there.  This happened to be the first one I am trying in Australia.  I tried others in South Africa. Bio-Spark is made with neem, clove, sea salt, tumeric and gooseberry, (with No fluoride, no sulfate, no alcohol, no parabens, no sugar or saccharin).

Happy brushing.

Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts you would like to pick my brain about or my opinion on...

 


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