How To Take Care Of Your Baby’s First Teeth
It is clear that our babies are not born with an instruction manual under their arms, and one of the questions that arise to 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 infant toothpastes , full of little drawings and so funny on the outside that you definitely think they are the best option to take care of your little boy’s teeth. But all that glitters is not gold! And I draw from a phrase as hackneyed as this one to tell you that, as in other types of children’s cosmetics, conventional children’s toothpastes sold in supermarkets or pharmacies are NOT usually the healthiest option .
Avoid foaming and toxic preservatives in your baby’s toothpastes
If you stop to read a list of ingredients of any toothpaste gel for adults and you have the curiosity to look for what some of those ingredients mean … You can take a shot, and the fat ones! Because you will find that they are loaded with parabens ( sodium methylparaben) , foaming agents ( Sodium Lauryl Sulfate SLS ), various preservatives ( PEG’S ), magical “antibacterial” ingredients such as triclosan , which promises to carry plaque and gingivitis …
By the way, I leave the link to the website of EWG (Environmental Working Group) , a US 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 its website will tell you if it is a toxic substance and what kind of health problems it may cause.
If you do this exercise with a baby toothpaste that you can buy in a supermarket or parapharmacy, just that you deserve confidence because it is a brand of a lifetime … The surprise is great, because not even children get rid of toxic ingredients in their toothpastes . For example, you will see that behind a beautiful container with infantile motives, the so-called “endocrine disruptors” or hormonal disruptors may be very present .
What these substances do is artificially adopt the role of hormones in our body, which can damage the reproductive system and cause neurological damage . An overexposure to this type of substance may be related to the development of some types of cancer, such as breast, endometrium, ovarian or prostate cancer. That’s how ugly the thing is!