Dentistry as a profession should take into account the goals of sustainable development in daily practice and encourage the transition to a green economy. Consumers are becoming more conscious about the impact of self-care products, including toothpastes, on the environment. Organic toothpastes are considered very safe. A broad literature review was conducted to: (i) identify the ingredients in available organic toothpastes; (ii) classify them into active and inactive; and (iii) evaluate each ingredient's purpose and the adverse events that may be associated with its use. A comprehensive list of available organic toothpastes and their ingredients was compiled based on the products from the largest Italian organic supermarket chain (NaturaSì®) that is representative of the European market. Then, PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar databases were searched to identify, classify and evaluate each ingredient. The final sample consisted of 46 organic toothpastes that included 156 ingredients; 139 (89.1%) and 17 (10.9%) were classified as active and inactive, respectively. Overall, 32 (20.5%) ingredients were associated with known adverse events. The results of this study indicate that organic toothpastes are highly biocompatible with oral cavity tissues. Careful product selection may help consumers avoid potential adverse effects that can be caused by ingredients such as polymers (e.g., polyethylene glycol) and carbomers, detergent agents (e.g., sodium lauryl sulfate), and triclosan. The lack of clinical studies should encourage the development of sufficient evidence to provide consumers with recommendations for daily use, based on both efficacy and biocompatibility.

Green dentistry: organic toothpaste formulations. A literature review / Mazur, Marta; Ndokaj, Artnora; Bietolini, Sabina; Nissi, Veronica; Duś-Ilnicka, Irena; Ottolenghi, Livia. - In: DENTAL AND MEDICAL PROBLEMS. - ISSN 2300-9020. - 59:3(2022), pp. 461-474. [10.17219/dmp/146133]

Green dentistry: organic toothpaste formulations. A literature review

Mazur, Marta
Primo
Conceptualization
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Ndokaj, Artnora
Secondo
Methodology
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Ottolenghi, Livia
Ultimo
Validation
2022

Abstract

Dentistry as a profession should take into account the goals of sustainable development in daily practice and encourage the transition to a green economy. Consumers are becoming more conscious about the impact of self-care products, including toothpastes, on the environment. Organic toothpastes are considered very safe. A broad literature review was conducted to: (i) identify the ingredients in available organic toothpastes; (ii) classify them into active and inactive; and (iii) evaluate each ingredient's purpose and the adverse events that may be associated with its use. A comprehensive list of available organic toothpastes and their ingredients was compiled based on the products from the largest Italian organic supermarket chain (NaturaSì®) that is representative of the European market. Then, PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar databases were searched to identify, classify and evaluate each ingredient. The final sample consisted of 46 organic toothpastes that included 156 ingredients; 139 (89.1%) and 17 (10.9%) were classified as active and inactive, respectively. Overall, 32 (20.5%) ingredients were associated with known adverse events. The results of this study indicate that organic toothpastes are highly biocompatible with oral cavity tissues. Careful product selection may help consumers avoid potential adverse effects that can be caused by ingredients such as polymers (e.g., polyethylene glycol) and carbomers, detergent agents (e.g., sodium lauryl sulfate), and triclosan. The lack of clinical studies should encourage the development of sufficient evidence to provide consumers with recommendations for daily use, based on both efficacy and biocompatibility.
2022
ingredients; natural; organic toothpaste; plant/herbal extracts; toxicology; dentistry; detergents; humans; polyethylene glycols; polymers; sodium dodecyl sulfate; toothpastes; triclosan
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Green dentistry: organic toothpaste formulations. A literature review / Mazur, Marta; Ndokaj, Artnora; Bietolini, Sabina; Nissi, Veronica; Duś-Ilnicka, Irena; Ottolenghi, Livia. - In: DENTAL AND MEDICAL PROBLEMS. - ISSN 2300-9020. - 59:3(2022), pp. 461-474. [10.17219/dmp/146133]
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