What’s in your mouthwash?
Here’s a run -down on some of the chemicals that may be hiding in your breath- freshening concoction:
Chlorhexidine- this chemical is believed to be the cause of increased blood pressure.
Alcohol- dries out the mucous membranes in the mouth and reduces saliva causing bad breath it also changes the PH of the mouth and throat.
Hexetidine- ingesting too much of this chemical can cause clotting in parts of the brain that control sensory and neural function.
Methyl Salicylate – just one tablespoon of this substance is equivalent to 23 500mg. aspirin pills an overdose can lead to kidney failure.
Benzalkovium Chloride- this is an allergen that can cause irritations in the skin and mucous membrane, leading to allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Cetylpyridinium Chloride- this chemical can actually cause stains to develop on teeth. It contains high amounts of alcohol and can lead to sensitivity, pain, and irritation to the tongue.
Methylparaben- has been found within breast tissues. It’s widely used in mouthwash and women’s cosmetics such as skin creams and deodorants. ‘Here’s The Good News’
There are mouthwashes and toothpaste that are safe, natural, effective, and chemical-free such as Spyr and Brushing Rinse Agents such as Organic BR Essential Oxygen, (which is one of my personal favorites) which are also safe.
Spry Oral Rinse helps to wash away and inactivate the bad bacteria helping to keep your mouth fresh and clean. This refreshing product contains no artificial colorants or flavorants.