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We all visit dentists to maintain our oral health. No surprise there! Everyone wants a bright healthy smile and there is certainly no harm in that. We often use brightening toothpastes for attaining a fantastic white smile. With a similar aim, Emily Lallouz was doing the same. Now, you'd say there is nothing wrong in that. Well, hear this out then. When Emilywent in for a root canal procedure done, the doctor performing the operation on her found something inside her mouth which wasn't supposed to be there. Want to know more about this shocking incident, scroll down now.
The doctor questioned Emily if she has been using Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste to which Emily replied affirmatively. Then the doctor informed her that the blue beads which are meant for "micro scrubbing" were accumulated under her gum and between her teeth. To say that she was shocked on hearing this is definitely an understatement.
Emily has since posted on Facebook to make her friends and everyone else aware about the dangers of using the toothpaste.
Cheryle Pestana had a similar experience in 2014. Some doctors say that the polyethylene plastic can be found in many popular toothpaste brands. They also claimed that these whitening toothpastes are causing dental problems. "They'll trap bacteria in the gums which leads to gingivitis, and over time that infection moves from the gum into the bone that holds your teeth, and that becomes periodontal disease," dentist Justin Phillip toldABC 15 News.
Take our advice and dump your plastic toothpaste aka whitening toothpaste now.
"While the ingredient in question is completely safe, we understand there is a growing preference for P&G to remove this ingredient, so P&G will," Jessica Spano had announced on behalf of P&G. The process of discontinuing the use might be completed by March 2016.