At Livionex Dental, we are proud that our dental gel contains the safest, most effective ingredients designed to clean your teeth and keep your gums healthy. We also take pride in what our dental gel lacks-- in contrast to many toothpastes, our product is free of gluten, sugar, SLS, glycerin and detergents. It is also triclosan free.
Triclosan is an anti-microbial that has historically been found in toothpaste, soaps, detergents and cleaning equipments. There has been a longstanding debate regarding its efficacy and harmful effects. A widely-acclaimed study, published in 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a causal linkage between the sustained use of triclosan and liver fibrosis and cancer. In this study, live mice that were exposed to triclosan for six months (equivalent to approximately 18 human years) experienced stagnated liver function and increased tendencies to develop larger chemical-induced tumors. Furthermore, triclosan has been shown to disrupt vital hormonal functions, specifically, thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen regulation. This is significant as it can lead to poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity and reduced muscle function. Additionally, extensive use of triclosan has also been shown as a contributive factor in antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that over the counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing triclosan can no longer be marketed. While the extent of the ban does not include toothpastes, at Livionex Dental we believe in using only safe ingredients and taking in a minimalistic approach by only adding ingredients necessary for the disruption of plaque. As a result, we have elected not to include Triclosan in our dental gel.
The true magic of Livionex Dental Gel is not just in its ingredients, but in its lack thereof!
Livionex Dental Gel not only does not contain Triclosan but also in a double-blind study, it was shown to be 2.5 times more effective at cleaning teeth than a leading toothpaste that does contain Triclosan.