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Excessive sugar in Toothpaste??

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Created September 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Should I or anyone in the Paleo Family be alarmed about whats in our toothpaste ie excessive sugar or other ingredients that could hinder us from the positives we gain through Paleo?? Suggestions on toothpastes or other alternatives

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47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on September 30, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Ha fucking ha to the tp with shit already on it!

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on September 20, 2011
at 09:24 PM

i would just try not to eat your toothpaste :)

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on September 20, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Where are you seeing toothpaste with sugar in it? That's like buying toilet paper with sh*t already on.

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on September 20, 2011
at 02:16 PM

I switched to Auromere and it seems to be pretty good.

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on September 20, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Toothpastes do not have sugar. Some use Xylitol as a sweetener, which improves dental health. Tom's of Maine provides a good factsheet. http://www.tomsofmaine.com/research/not-in-our-products

Some toothpastes (e.g., Colgate Total) have Triclosan, an antibacterial that has been linked to cancer. The FDA is reviewing Triclosan as we speak.

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm205999.htm http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/business/triclosan-an-antibacterial-chemical-in-consumer-products-raises-safety-issues.html?pagewanted=all

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:21 PM

A lot of Toothpastes contain Gluten. Also some people have reported redness and inflammation of their face as a result of using toothpaste that contains mint. Dry some of the more natural toothpastes Auromere and maybe add a little sea salt for a little extra scrub. Also oil pulling with coconut oil or tea tree oil seems to help with oral hygiene and teeth whitening.

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47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on September 30, 2012
at 07:01 PM

I found only one conventional toothpaste with no artificial sweeteners or corn derived sorbitol. Its Desert Essence's NEEM toothpaste. Toms of main has art. sweeteners and sorbitol. Even gum and mints aren't Paleo. I'm a newb, so there.

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on September 20, 2011
at 03:14 PM

I use Burt's Bees or Toms of Maine. They both have fluoride-free versions. Also - the Tom's of Maine lacks an ingredient that has been linked to causing canker sores and fever blisters.

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on September 20, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Putting details (e.g. toothpaste composition) before big picture issues (e.g. actual food consumed) is a waste of time. I can't imagine anybody being that dialed in to paleo to need to reevaluate toothpaste composition.

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on September 20, 2011
at 01:22 PM

But if you dont' want to use commercial toothpaste, baking soda has been shown to be just as effective. No minty-fresh breath, though!

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