Toothpaste is one such product that is used by everyone all across the globe. Among the various ingredients of the toothpaste there are various ones which are vital as well as dangerous and the list of top 10 of these ingredients is given below.
Formaldehyde is one of the vital ingredient that is used to kill the bacteria but its use in large amount can lead to liver and kidney damage. Detergent is used to make the paste bubbly and soapy feeling and its excessive swallowing can cause digestive tract burning.
Seaweed is another vital and dangerous ingredient that is used in toothpastes to hold it together. The peppermint oil in paste helps to exhale fresh air but its excessive addition can lead to muscle tremors, heartburn and slow pulse.
Paraffin in the paste causes nausea and constipation whereas Glycerin Glycol may lead to severe nausea. Chalk is another ingredient of the paste that can cause problems related to lungs. Titanium Dioxide used commonly in toothpastes is though not hazardous but its swallowing is not recommended.
The production of Saccharin was banned by The US Department of Agriculture in the year 1972 but it’s considered to be safe now. Menthol gives the taste to the paste but it’s better to have a menthol tea rather than paste.