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 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?
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