TOOTHPASTE AND PLASTIC DON’T MIX

CREST USES PLASTIC BEADS IN TOOTHPASTE

Dear Crest ,
With the vast amount of knowledge and data in the medical world, you decided it would be ‘OK’ to use tiny blue plastic bits in your toothpaste. You never thought for a minute that they could cause any problems. Did you ever consider that they may become imbedded in our gums, which could cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease? If not. . . then what exactly were you thinking?

~~ As the story was unfolding yesterday,
Crest actually stated that there is no scientific evidence
that the plastic used in their products has caused any bad side effects.
Are they serious? I would call Periodontal Disease
or Heart Disease a skoshe serious. Wouldn’t you?

Recently, Texas-based dental hygienist Trish Walraven
sounded the alarm on her personal blog
about the harm she has seen done to her patients.
She was scraping countless pieces of blue plastic
from under their gums.
She urged them to stop using the products.

Polyethylene plastic is in your toothpaste
for decorative purposes only,” Walraven wrote.
“This is unacceptable not only to me,
but to many, many hygienists nationwide.”
So the next time you are shopping for toothpaste, read the label.
If you see: polyethylene, don’t buy it.
Thank you, Trish!
9/17/14

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/18/why-dentists-are-speaking-out-about-the-plastic-beads-in-your-toothpaste/

http://www.dentalbuzz.com/2014/03/04/crest-imbeds-plastic-in-our-gums/

http://abc7chicago.com/health/i-team-uncovers-plastic-microbeads-in-toothpaste/310010/

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