Toothpaste and Triclosan

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Andrea4, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Andrea4

    Andrea4 New Member

    THe dentist had said years ago to use Colgate Total. We've been using it for years. I started having sensitive teetha nd gums and he had me using Crest Sensitive.

    Anyway, I was reading the toothpaste box and low and behold, there was t he nasty Triclosan! I did a search here and saw another poster mentioned it quite a while ago.

    For those of you trying to stay away from Triclosan, any idea what else it's in? I knew antibacterial hand soaps and dish soaps, and now I know toothpaste....is it in anything else....?

    BTW, what toothpaste do most of you folks use?
  2. Andrea4

    Andrea4 New Member

    thanks...I will check out those brands. we have a whole foods nearby...I bet i can find tom's there or the other kind.
  3. ourplanet

    ourplanet New Member

    is also used as an anti-acne agent because it has bacteriocidal properties. If you have sensitive teeth you need to use a toothpaste with the ingredient potassium nitrate such as Sensodyne. I am a registered dental assistant and am approximately 9 months away from my dental hygiene degree. Hope that helps!
  4. ourplanet

    ourplanet New Member

    I meant Triclosan.