toothpaste

  1. Toothpaste doesn’t protect enamel

    You're wasting your money on toothpaste

    Want better, stronger, whiter, cleaner, healthier teeth?

    We all do -- but odds are, you're not going to get it with the toothpastes most people use these days!

    Today's leading store brands are supposed to be "stronger" than ever, with higher levels of fluoride and more ingredients that claim to offer a deeper clean.

    Now, new research shows what you get for filling your mouth with all of that junk.

    NOTHING!

    The study looked at the single most important factor for dental health as you get older.

    It's not cavities, although you certainly want to avoid them.

    It's damage to enamel, the hard, protective layer of minerals that fights off the decay that leads to cavities and rot.

    Keep your enamel strong, and your teeth will stay strong.

    But if you're trusting your common big-brand toothpaste to do the job, you're going to be worse than disappointed.

    You could end up missing teeth!

    The new study confirms that more people are suffering from problems with their enamel, including erosion.

    The first sign of erosion is often sensitive teeth, a problem so common that many major toothpaste brands now have blurbs on their packaging that promise to protect the enamel and stop or lessen the sensitivity.

    They promise extra fluoride... "advanced" power... "deeper" cleaning... and of course... "FOR SENSITIVE TEETH!"

    But tests on nine brands found that NONE delivered on the promises made on those eye-catching packages.

    None of the brands tested protected the enamel or even slowed the damage to that all-important coating.

    It kept right on crumbling, which means more problems with sensitivity, destruction of the tooth itself, and -- eventually -- some very painful (not to mention downright EXPENSIVE) dental work.

    But that doesn't mean that you're stuck with rotting teeth.

    There are two steps you can right now take to protect your enamel.

    First, eliminate sugars and minimize carbs. As good as this is for your waistline, it's even better for your teeth. The bacteria that live in your mouth chew up sugars and spit out acids -- and those acids are a prime cause of enamel loss.

    And second, don't trust your teeth to chemical-filled, fluoride-laced toothpastes.

    Use a fluoride-free toothpaste with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as the main ingredients. The peroxide will help kill the germs the cause the acid, while the baking soda will help clean and whiten your teeth.

    Brush carefully after meals -- don't forget to floss! -- and you'll have the cleanest set of teeth around.

  2. Toothpaste chemical linked to precancerous lesions

    DANGER in your TOOTHPASTE!

    Sparkling white.

    That's how we want our teeth, right? So, of course we love when our toothpaste is snowy white.

    The same goes for our chewing gum.

    But while that sparkling color might look bright and pure, the truth is much darker.

    That color usually comes from a powerful little chemical coloring agent -- and new research shows it can do a far more than make toothpaste and chewing gum white.

    It could set the stage for colon cancer!

    This color is called E171, and it's a form of titanium dioxide. Along with toothpaste and chewing gum, it's also used in anything else food makers want to turn white.

    It's often found in breads, cheese, candy, and more.

    Let that white color be a warning from now on -- an advertisement to steer clear from this unnaturally clean shade -- because the new study on rats finds it can lead to the development of precancerous lesions.

    Just as the name will tell you, these growths aren't cancerous... and they don't always become cancer.

    But they certainly CAN turn into colorectal cancers, so you want as little to do with them as possible.

    In the new study, rats were given either clean water or water laced with a little E171.

    When I say "a little," I mean a little. They weren't deliberately dosed with excessive levels, but instead were given amounts equivalent to what you might be exposed to through food and cosmetics.

    None of the rats given clean water developed those lesions, but a stunning 40 percent of the rats given the E171 water developed the condition, according to the study conducted by France's National Institute for Agricultural Research.

    That's already bad news, but the damage didn't stop there.

    In rats that already had those lesions, E171 made them grow even faster.

    And that's STILL not all -- because these rats also had weaker immune systems, as if the chemical had dialed it down, making them less able to fight infection and disease.

    And that could include the cancers that could take hold as a result of those lesions.

    Of course, this study alone isn't proof that E171 will cause precancerous lesions or cancer in humans.

    But it's certainly not very comforting, either -- especially when you consider that E171 is just one of the dozens of potentially dangerous and poorly-researched "hidden" additives in your food.

    Other chemicals and coloring agents have been linked to cancer, allergic reactions, headaches, and more; and some can trigger behavioral problems in kids.

    Your best bet is to avoid them completely.

    That's no easy task if you eat anything in a package, so call it one more reason to make the switch to whole, fresh foods -- ideally organic as much as you can.

    Along with fewer chemicals, your food will have higher levels of nutrients... helping to protect you from disease instead of causing it.

  3. Study proves that fluoride lowers IQ levels

    Harvard researchers have confirmed that water fluoridation can harm intelligence and low IQ levels.

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