Health: Could Your Toothpaste Weaken Your Bones

We are urged to floss and brush after each meal in order to maintain healthy teeth. However, recent research reveals a common ingredient in many toothpastes, triclosan, negatively impacts the thyroid gland, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. While this chemical has been banned and removed from hand sanitizers, it is still found in many other products, including some toothpastes.

Triclosan is an endocrine disrupter, therefore, it may cause increased sensitivity to allergens and may also negatively alter your microbiome. Researchers analyzed health records and concluded that the higher the concentration of triclosan in the urine, the greater the risk of bone mineral density decline and osteoporosis.

I personally avoid commercial toothpastes that contain fluoride and other chemicals. I use natural products from *Orawellness as well as Natural Dentist rinses and PerioBrite toothpaste.

I would urge you to carefully read labels on your personal care products, including toothpaste and mouthwash and avoid those that use chemicals.

What toothpaste do you use?

*I love these products so much and use them daily, that I became an affiliate.

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6 Responses to Health: Could Your Toothpaste Weaken Your Bones

  1. I don’t know what a microbiome is Ms. Ann, but I’m betting mine is over-sized. While toothpaste choice in really not an important factor in my health these days, I shared this with lots of folks who do need to be aware of this. Great information as always ma’am.

    • amusico says:

      Thank you for sharing J.D. A microbiome is the particular bacteria that inhabit different areas of the body. We have good and bad bacteria in our bodies and when we are healthy the good outweighs the bad. There are different microbiomes for the gut, brain, skin, eyes – we are actually more bacteria than anything else! That’s why it is important to nurture and feed the good!!

  2. Karen H. says:

    Thank you Ann for posting about commercial toothpaste. We have started using the chemical free pastes and I will also try this one. Love your health posts as they are so informative.

    • amusico says:

      Karen thank you! So good to hear from you and glad to know you are doing well and staying away from these commercial toothpastes. The flouride they contain is a whole other story but that’s been written about quite a bit. Most people are unaware of this.

  3. Holly Scherer says:

    Mind blown! Not surprised at all, but how is a chemical banned in hand sanitized allowed in something people can swallow? Ugh, I’m with you and only buy natural products. I love your posts, Ann. Could read them daily!

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