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Solution to ICKY MOUTH "SCUM" caused by toothpaste

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Thu May 11, 2006 5:30 am      Reply with quote
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...Iíve noticed with certain toothpastes that I get this pasty film inside my mouth which sorta balls up into little wads. I can sweep my tongue around my mouth and feel them clinging to the inside of my cheeks and/or gums, and itís NASTY!! If I use anything other than a toothpaste containing peroxide (or a non-peroxide toothpaste and I donít use my tooth-whitening ear drops after I brush), I end up with those nasty, pasty filmy wads. Itís disgusting because it makes my mouth feel like I didnít even brush my teeth.

Okay, I know Iím not the only member who suffers from this problem although I might be the only one willing to admit it! Those of you who get this disgusting film left inside your cheeks and around your gumline after brushing your teeth will know exactly what Iím talking about while everyone else just sort of scratches their heads....

The good news is that I finally found out what causes the problem. As suspected, it is one of the ingredients used in traditional toothpastes and Iíve narrowed it down to either the SLS (sodium laurel sulfates Ė who knew the same stuff they use in most shampoos and dishwashing detergents is also included in toothpaste formulations?!) or the -phosphate ingredients that they put in them.

As part of my last EDS order, Magda was kind enough to toss in a tube of WalaVita Holistic Dental Care ďNeem and Mint Toothpaste,Ē which is all natural and contains no sulfates or phosphates (or fluoride). Inside itís primary ingredients are silica, clay (!) and various essential oils.

At first I was a little leery about trying it because I *do* love my Cinnamon-flavored toothpaste, but after the first use Ė for the very first time in my life Ė I didnít have those horrid little filmy slime-balls left coating the insides of my cheeks and gums after brushing my teeth. Shock I was absolutely thrilled and delighted and I just had to share the news with my fellow afflict-ees!!

Iím sure that other Ďall-naturalí or Ďholisticí brands of toothpaste would yield a similar result so long as they donít contain the dreaded sulfates or phosphates so I believe Iím going to try some of the others out there (a health food store is a good bet for locating these types of toothpastes, although Iíve never really noticed if supermarkets or drugstores carry these brands) to see if I can find one with cinnamon flavoring because to be perfectly honest, the flavor of the WalaVita version isnít my all-time favorite Ė but Iím willing to put up with it if it means that I donít have to clean my mouth out after Iíve cleaned my mouth out!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to share my discovery with the others who have this icky little problem so that you, too, can have a slime-free mouth. Very Happy

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Thu May 11, 2006 6:13 am      Reply with quote
Ugh, carekate, I know just how you feel. For me, it's so bad that I really hate to use traditional toothpaste anymore. I've been using a brand called "Breath Palette." It's all natural with no SLS. It's a little pricey, but the flavors are soooooo yummy--- my favorites are caramel, expresso, and apple. It definitely leaves my teeth (and whole mouth) feeling really clean and smooth.

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OhmyGOD! I've used Crest pretty much my whole life, and have had this problem the last couple years... never had it before or just never noticed it! I've never looked into it, I noticed it around the time I had veneers put on and I thought maybe it had something to do with that. In the back of my head I thought I was suffering some crazy degenerative mouth affliction. I've pretty much ignored it, although it is gross. I've noticed it alot less since I've been using rembrandt the last two weeks along with the suggestion on here to mix half peroxide w/ half mouthwash as a pre-rinse. Infact , I just thought about it last night that I haven't had that ickiness in awhile. So you're saying you think that it's caused from any sulfate or phosphate product that a DOES NOT contain peroxide? So using the rembrandt which does have peroxide cancels out the sodium laurel sulfates or the phosphate ingredients? Wow, I'm just so shocked someone mentioned this as I thought I was slowly dying from it.

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