A recent article in the Word of mouth magazine has caught our attention and we think it might catch yours….
A brand new product from Lush has hit the UK market by storm ‘a bath bomb for the mouth’
Sounds to good to be true? It seems this product may be getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
So before seeking the explosion of freshness in the mouth this blog may well be worth a read!
So what’s not to love about a little mouthwash tablet, the instructions are simple enough ‘take one tablet after brushing, chew and take a sip of water to start the fizz!
However when experts have taken a closer look at the ingredients for these little tablets they may be a ticking time bomb for all the wrong reasons!
Among the ingredients are Cream of tartar (tartaric acid) together with citric and malic acid. Anything acidic changes the acid balance or PH of the mouth from neutral and therefore is potentially very harmful to our teeth.
Acid in the mouth can cause dental erosion by softening the surface of the teeth, the enamel, which, then overtime can wear exposing the dentine underneath this leads to pain and sensitivity.
The instructions also goes completely against the advise from dentists for the keeping the mouth clean, the mantra when it comes to cleaning is ‘spit don’t rinse’!
This ensures a layer of fluoride is left behind to help protect the teeth, the process of rinsing could actually stop the toothpaste from working altogether.
Not one of the Lush products intended for the mouth contain any fluoride, and so you are missing the most important element from normal toothpaste.
Lush pride themselves on not testing their products or ingredients on animals which of course is fantastic.
But we think in the case more research was defiantly needed,
Let us focus on Oral health and not just freshening our breath.
So overall our advise would be to avoid this product all together!
So what can you do to keep breath fresh?
- Brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day
- Spit don’t rinse after brushing
- Use a mouthwash – remember not to use directly after brushing wait at least 20 minutes
- Alternatively you could opt for sugar free chewing gum after eating or dinking, (this promotes saliva production, the mouths natural defence against acid)