On July 15, 2015, GlaxoSmithKline sent a letter to customer with some important product information. The company issued a recall for certain lot numbers of Sensodyne and Biotene products. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure because they may contain wood fragments.
Click here for the letter from GSK
Before your next toothpaste purchase, you may want to check the list of ingredients of common commercial toothpastes. There may be a laundry list of chemicals, additives, detergents and sweeteners. Typical toothpastes can contain some harsh abrasives and chemicals. Among the worst ingredients to watch out for — propylene glycol — a solvent that is the active component in some anti-freezes, and is used in everything from makeup to mouthwash. Fluoride is also a questionable ingredient for some – it’s used in commercial toothpastes to strengthen enamel, and many dentists recommend using a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is considered toxic when ingested in high levels and is a controversial additive in water.
Some things to have on your checklist when choosing a safe toothpaste:
- Fluoride Free
- NO SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate)
- No artificial Flavors
- No animal ingredients
- No artificial colors
- No artificial sweeteners
- No animal testing
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