Monday, January 23, 2012

Natural Toothpaste can Help Heart Health

The connection between heart health and oral health has advanced and shown to be relevant. Natural toothpaste can make an impact on your over all health, including heart health.

However, not all natural toothpaste are the same. A healthy oral environment can help lessen the risk of stroke, heart disease, respiratory disorders and even problem pregnancy. You might think just because a toothpaste is labeled "natural" it must be effective.

In order for toothpaste to help bring about healthy teeth and gums, it should help neutralize the overall pH of your mouth, therefore, preventing acid from destroying tooth structure and bringing about accumulation of plaque.
Plaque is the film that builds on your teeth which contains harmful bacteria.

The bacteria love and thrive in an acidic environment. Saliva tends to help balance the pH and bring about a neutral pH of your mouth. It's therefore, important that your toothpaste also help bring about a neutral, acid free oral environment.

A common ingredient in most natural and commercial toothpaste is sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. SLS, which is used for foaming, is also a strong industrial detergent. Used daily, it can dry the delicate tissues. A dry mouth can cause a more acid promoting environement.

Instead of choosing a natural toothpaste, look for an
SLS free toothpaste. Baking soda toothpaste can also help promote a neutral pH. Look for this type of toothpaste as well.

Alcohol in mouthwash is another ingredient that may dry the tissues of the mouth. If you need to use mouthwash, use an alcohol free mouthwash.

Xylitol toothpaste is another great ingrediant for healthy gums and teeth, because it helps promote flow of saliva.
Cleure offers a complete line of SLS free toothpaste, alcohol free mouthwash, and oral health care products with xylitol.

The right oral care products used daily can help bring about a healthy, beautiful smile, and help decrease the risk of heart disease.

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