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What You Should Know About Antibacterial Toothpaste And Mouthwash

8th / August / 2017

Some mouthwash and toothpastes contain antibacterial products which may break the natural cycle of nitric oxide production in the body and lead to deficiencies.

Your tongue is especially sensitive to antibacterials, and mouthwash containing triclosan can kill the good bacteria on the tongue. This triggers inflammation throughout the body – increasing risk of heart disease and other serious health problems.

Key takeaways:

  • Eat a diet rich in vitamin and nutrients, including leafy green vegetables
  • Don’t brush your tongue with toothpaste containing triclosan
  • Avoid antibacterial mouthwash

You can keep your teeth clean and healthy by brushing twice daily and having regular checkups with your dentist.

“It appears that there are a number of immune defense mechanisms in saliva, one of which involves nitric oxide.”

Read the full article here:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/antibacterial-toothpaste-harmful-helpful-or-harmless.html

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