Woman Who Goes In For A Simple Cleaning Is Stunned When The Dentist Shows Her What He Found

When it comes to items that we use every day, there are some products that we’ve come to trust without question. But, sometimes, those same products could be hurting us without us knowing it.

One Tampa Bay mother brought her daughter to the dentist after she noticed that there was something strange lodged in her teeth. She knew her daughter was very thorough when it came to oral hygiene, so she wasn’t sure what could have been causing the issue.

During the dental visit, however, she learned that something horrible was in her daughter’s toothpaste—and everyone should be aware of it.

No matter what the product, most people display a certain degree of brand loyalty. But even our most trusted everyday items can sometimes do more harm than good—as one Tampa Bay family recently learned.

A teen named Blaire McCarthy had been chatting with her mother when her mom noticed a strange small object lodged in the girl’s gums above her top front teeth. Her mother immediately brought her to the dentist to see if they could determine what it was.

The dentist sat Blaire down in his operating chair and began his examination. Right away, he spotted what Blaire’s mother had noticed earlier, so he inserted a small camera inside the girl’s mouth for a better look. What he found was very disturbing…

The dentist magnified the picture of Blaire’s tooth so he could get a better idea of what the strange object was. Then, to Blaire’s surprise, the dentist asked her what toothpaste she had been using…

Blaire told him she used a 3D whitening toothpaste made by Crest, and that it was the same kind she’s used her whole life. It had never caused her any problems in the past, she explained. That was when the dentist told her something that changed her opinion about her favorite brand forever…

He told Blaire that there were actually small plastic beads in all Crest 3D whitening toothpastes. These plastic microbeads are meant to help keep enamel healthy, but they occasionally find themselves stuck underneath teeth and gums.

In a news segment about Blaire’s incident, a small amount of Crest 3D whitening toothpaste was run though a coffee filter with hot water. As you can see, all the small microbeads were filtered out. That’s a lot of plastic to be putting in your body!

The dentist was able to remove the bead easily, and he instructed Blaire to start using a different type of toothpaste. The next time you plan on purchasing some, make sure you know everything about the brand before putting it on your toothbrush. Your mouth will thank you for it…

Watch the news segment below to see an interview with Blaire, her mother, and to learn about the dangers of unknown ingredients in oral hygiene supplies. This is one problem you definitely don’t want to experience yourself!

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