I Wanted a Black & Natural Smile!!
On my quest to switch my everyday items to Black-owned products, I want to make sure they include all natural ingredients. I've been researching products I consume daily and the amount of harmful chemicals i take in is scary!!!! I recently purchased SMILE Natural Tooth Paste, and I absolutely love it!! The toothpaste includes ingredients such as coconut oil, cacao, activated charcoal, and absolutely no fluoride. Smile toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean, without that odd aftertaste. You know that taste that makes you not want to eat anything right after you brush.
I will say, make sure you brush your teeth before you get dressed to avoid any unnecessary spills on your clothes. The clean up is simple and Smile doesn't leave any hard to clean residue on your bathroom sink. The awesome part about ordering SMILE is that it comes as an affordable monthly subscription, so you don't have to worry about running out! I am more than happy to make the switch to SMILE!!!
Below you can find several harmful ingredients normally included in your big name toothpaste:
Triclosan - has been shown to help prevent gingivitis, the benefit comes at a steep price. The chemical has been linked to concerns over antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - are chemicals responsible for the foaming action of the toothpaste, but they also interfere with the functioning of your taste buds by breaking up the phospholipids on your tongue.
Fluoride - Swallowing fluoride, as is the case with fluoridated drinking water, is especially detrimental to your health, as the science clearly demonstrates that fluoride is a toxic chemical that accumulates in your tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes, and produces a number of serious adverse health effects, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction.
Propylene Glycol - Propylene glycol is a type of mineral oil that, in the industrial grade, is used in antifreeze, paints, enamels, and airplane de-icers.
Diethanolamine (DEA)- It's a known hormone disrupter and can react with other ingredients to form a potential carcinogen called NDEA (N-nitrosodiethanolamine),
Microbeads.- The bits were found in Crest microbead toothpaste and were getting trapped under patients' gums. This gives food and bacteria an entrance to your gum line, which could actually cause gum disease.