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We have all been advised that brushing our teeth twice a day is good medical practice. Little did we know that toothpaste can be harmful to our health. Toothpaste can include a daunting list of ingredients ranging from chemicals, additives and detergents to sweetners.
Among the worst ingredients to watch out for is propylene glycol. This is a solvent that is the active component in some anti-freezes, and is used in everything from makeup to mouthwash.
Another popular ingredient that consumers must be wary of is fluoride. It is used in commercial toothpastes to strengthen enamel, and many dentists recommend using a fluoride toothpaste.
But it is toxic when ingested in high levels. Accidentally ingesting high quantities of toothpaste, as children sometimes do, can be potentially toxic.