Plastic in toothpaste

Both of our hygienists have been noticing tiny blue specks embedded in the gumline areas of our patients for the past several months. So have many other dental professional all over the US and Canada, which compelled us to do a little research of our own.

You see, I’m not just a concerned mom. I’m also a dental hygienist. And I’m seeing these same bits of blue plastic stuck in my patients’ mouths almost every day.

I am not saying that polyethylene is causing gum problems. I’d be jumping too soon to that conclusion without scientific proof.  But what I am saying definitively is that plastic is in your toothpaste, and that some of it is left behind even after you’re finished brushing and rinsing with it.

Why does Crest add PLASTIC bits to their toothpastes? The answer will disturb you. Read more here:

http://www.dentalbuzz.com/2014/03/04/crest-imbeds-plastic-in-our-gums/

Plastic in toothpaste

Crest toothpaste

The bottom line is that Dr. Rossen and his team do not believe that plastic should be in your toothpaste. If it appears that your gums have become inflamed or otherwise notice adverse effects from any products you use, we are here to help you make smart choices about your dental care supplies, so please let us know.

Trish moved to The Colony in 1992 after finishing her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at Texas Woman’s University, and has been helping Dr. Rossen take care of his patients’ smiles since 1999.

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