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Toxic Chemicals in Your Toothpaste

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Discover the truth about the potentially harmful ingredients in your toothpaste and the serious health problems they can cause.
Air Date: 5/6/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS, CNS
Sanda MoldovanDr. Sanda Moldovan is passionate about empowering her patients to live a healthier life. As a periodontist and nutritionist, she teaches her patients that the mouth is a window into their health. Dr. Sanda is able to identify a number of health issues, which originate in the mouth and manifest inwardly and outwardly. She provides her patients with a systematic approach using the latest technology and up to date information available. For almost a decade, Dr. Sanda has been in demand as a frequent lecturer on dental implants at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is consistent in staying on top of the latest research and technology available in her field such as laser techniques, bone regeneration, and nutritional support.

After graduating from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry, she continued her studies at UCLA's Post Graduate Periodontics Department, where she also received a Masters of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Sanda is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of Laser Dentistry and American College of Nutrition. With her appearances on numerous television shows, which include the Emmy-winning syndicated talk show, The Doctors, Dr. Sanda creates awareness for bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry. She contributes to several publications, such as The Wellbeing Journal, VIV Magazine, California Women's Magazine, and Healthy Healing Magazine.
Toxic Chemicals in Your Toothpaste
You brush your teeth twice a day, if not more. 

But could you be putting your health at risk by doing your due diligence when it comes to oral care?

Current research has been taking a close look at chemicals such as Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), triclosan and fluoride. The results of that research suggest that these chemicals are harmful and can even alter your body's normal hormonal process. Yet they are still allowed in soaps, makeup, deodorants, toothpaste and several other personal care products. 

So... just how damaging is the exposure to these toxic chemicals? 

Periodontist and nutritionist, Dr. Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS, CNS, reveals if natural truly is better and the steps you need to take to protect yourself. Dr. Moldovan also discusses the products and chemicals you need to steer clear of as well as safe alternatives.

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