posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 03:42 AM
Ok so iv seen a few peeps on ea talking about flouride, well I just grabed some toothpaste shoping only to notice when got home it said night time use
:-/ and contains ...
Well, just off the top of my head, no Googling
zinc oxide : whitener, probably a polish
sorbitol: a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener. Xylitol might have been a better choice here because IIRC it's toxic to bacteria (?)
hydrated silica: an abrasive polish. It's what the dentist's using with the rubber whirligig when they polish your teeth
PEG 12 (whatever da fooook that is): it's a clear thickener, maybe also to keep the stuff from separating
sodium lauryl sulfate: a detergent
aroma: to make it smell minty
cellulose gum: a thickener
cocamidopropyl betaine: pretty sure that's a detergent too
sodium saccharin: sweetener
sodium fluoride: to harden the enamel of your teefus
hydroxypropyl methycellulose: another thickener - is this toothpaste a gel? HMC makes clear jelly out of stuff
glycerin: makes it not be pasty
menthol: minty taste
limonene: a terpene detergent. I guess if you've been licking rubber stamps it could come in handy. It also kills mites. I use it to clean PCBs.
It's got a bright citrusy smell and taste, because it's extracted from orange peel. It's popular for cleaning ink off of print equipment.
C1 74160: I think this is a EU designation for a food coloring
None of this is particularly scary. Although why limonene I'm not sure.