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An ingredient found in most toothpaste could be doing more harm than good, according to BioGlobe Tech Inc., manufacturer of a new line of oral-hygiene products.
In its March 26 press release, BioGlobe stated that almost all of the toothpaste on the market today contains a harsh chemical called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), which is added to create foaming. According to various studies, including those by Dr. P. BarkVoll and colleagues at the University of Oslo in Norway, SLS has been proven to damage tissue in the mouth and cause canker sores, mouth ulcers and dryness, which can lead to bad breath.
BioGlobe's new toothpaste, called Oral Defense—developed by a team of dentists and periodontists—offers an alternative. Oral Defense is made without SLS and combines a formula of anti-bacterial and gentle properties. It is specifically designed for patients with diabetes, cancer and AIDS.
When tested against two main toothpaste brands for effects on tissue in the mouth, Oral Defense was shown to be 60 times less abrasive on human tissue.
For more information on Oral Defense, contact BioGlobe at (800) 355-9621.
Jun 1, 2001
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