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Dentists Warn About Toothpaste That Contains Plastic Microbeads

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 16:56
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by Natural Blaze

Several local news stations from around the U.S. report that dentists are alarmed by blue polyethylene (plastic) microbeads in Crest brand toothpaste that are causing harm to their patients’ teeth and gums.

Crest is now reportedly taking action to remove the dangerous ingredient from “most” of its toothpastes.

The American Dental Association quickly released an official statement contradicting local dentists claiming that they do not believe polyethylene microbeads poses a health risk.

It reads in part:

The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, on an ongoing basis, monitors and evaluates the safety of all ADA Seal-Accepted products. If the council’s evaluation determines sufficient scientific evidence exists that an ADA Seal-Accepted product poses a health risk, the council has the authority to withdraw the Seal from that product. At this time, clinically relevant dental health studies do not indicate that the Seal should be removed from toothpastes that contain polyethylene microbeads.

It’s recommended to always read toothpaste labels to look for “polyethylene” or probably best to stick to natural toothpastes that are also fluoride free.


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Total 4 comments
  • reebok3d

    the best and most effective toothpaste EVER is hydrogen peroxide and baking soda with a drop of peppermint oil/extract!! :mrgreen: and a BIG money saver!

  • Man

    they are already being removed

  • truthlovingsoul

    yeah, never mind about the high levels of toxic, cancer causing rat poison (fluoride) and other chemicals in toothpaste…….nothing to see here.

  • crabby

    ADA .. gotta be from satan.. back in the day their ‘seal of approval’ was put on toothpaste that was sweeten with sugar.. then not to mention ,, still to this day .. flouride,, mercury fillings,, x-rays,ect..

    an the worst,, this one thing leads to every disease known to man to gain access,,ROOT CANALS.. root canal health danger,, look it up.. it’s major..

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