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Toothpaste Without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more
Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more
Ingredients: I would read the back to see the listed ingredients. ...Read more
Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
Is sodium lauryl sulfate found in toothpaste and cosmetics actually a poison in cummulated levels?
Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.
Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more
Totally different: Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic, it kills bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth more resistant to acid when it is incorporated into the tooth enamel and also makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the teeth. You can't say one is better then the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorbitol is sweet: I am not sure what the question is but sorbitol is an artifical sweetener. It would not be helpful in whitening your teeth, just making the toothpaste taste better. Most whitening toothpastes use an abrasive to whiten teeth. ...Read more
Nothing: For a 39 year old, nothing would happen to you. If children under the age of 12 do it daily, then i'd be concerned about them getting too much Fluoride in their system which can then deposit in their developing and calcifying teeth. Too much Fluoride can cause brown mottling appearance of the enamel. If you have a choice, don't swallow toothpaste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: An adult would need to swallow more then an entire tube of toothpaste before you could "overdose" on fluoride. You would throw up long before that happened. You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to get your teeth clean, so i wouldn't really worrty about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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