Don’t Use Natural Toothpastes?

Henna Lion/Flickr A short and silly item recently ran in “The Thin Green Line” eco-blog at SFGate.com, which we reproduce here in full so you can immediately appreciate the mind-blowingness of it: Dentist: Don’t use natural toothpastes Good news and bad news at the dentist this morning. The good news is, my teeth are fine. …

Why OJ + Toothpaste = Wicked Bad Taste

W2 a-w-f-i-l/Flickr The taste of orange juice immediately after toothbrushing is pretty bad. But why should it – and just about everything else – taste so very bad? Blame it on the stuff that helps make toothpaste foam: sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate, abbreviated below as …

Is Toothpaste Damaging Your Mouth?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is the stuff most often used in toothpaste to make it foam. While debate continues as to how much of a health risk it may pose, new research has shown that it may cause breakdown of the mouth’s soft oral tissues. Justin Shearer/flickr A study recently published in the International Journal …