Why Dentists are Speaking Out About the Plastic Beads in your Toothpaste

The tiny plastic beads found in many popular toothpaste brands are approved by regulators, but dentists are becoming increasingly alarmed that the beads could cause more dental hygiene problems than they solve. ┬áThe beads do not disintegrate and are not biodegradable, and dentists are concerned that they’re getting stuck in the tiny crevices between the teeth and gums. ┬áRead more about the controversial topic in this Washington Post article.