How To Care For Your Baby’s First Teeth
It is clear that our babies are not born with an instruction manual under the arm, and one of the doubts that arise for moms and dads is undoubtedly about the care of the gums and the first teeth of our children.
The truth is that you can find in the market all kinds of children’s toothpaste , full of drawings and so funny on the outside that you certainly think they are the best option to take care of your little kid’s teeth. But all that glitters is not gold! And throw a phrase as stale as this to tell you that, as in other types of children’s cosmetic products, conventional children’s toothpaste for sale in supermarkets or pharmacies are usually not the healthiest choice .
Avoid foaming and toxic preservatives in your baby’s toothpaste
If you stop to read a list of ingredients of any toothpaste for adults and you have the curiosity to look for what they mean some of those ingredients … You can take a disappointment, and the fat! Because you will find that they are loaded with sodium methylparaben , sparkling ones ( Sodium Lauryl Sulfate SLS ), various preservatives ( PEGs ), magic ingredients “anti bacterial” like triclosan , which promises to load plaque and gingivitis .
By the way, I leave the web link of EWG (Environmental Working Group) , an American NGO that puts at our disposal a large database with ingredients of all kinds present in cosmetics, cleaning products, food … You just have to enter the name of an ingredient and your web will tell you if it is a toxic substance and what kind of health problems you can carry.
If you do this exercise with a child’s toothpaste that you can buy in a supermarket or parapharmacy, just the one that gives you confidence because it is a lifelong brand … The surprise is a big one, because not even children get rid of toxic ingredients in their dentifrices . For example, you will see that behind a pretty container with children’s motifs, so-called “endocrine disruptors” or hormonal alterers can be very present .
What these substances do is to artificially adopt the role of hormones in our body, which can damage the reproductive system and cause neurological damage . Overexposure to this type of substance may be related to the development of some types of cancer, such as breast, endometrial, ovary or prostate. That’s how ugly it is!