Mastic Spa is a Greek company. They saying is “Unique and Natural Cosmetics with Mastic”. And from that kind of company you would expect to get a clean natural, healthy product. But things are never what they should be. But Mastic Toothpaste is not really the best on he market. In fact, it is one of the worst. It is not even natural. It contains all the ingredients used in conventional toothpaste. Mastic Spa claims that MasticDent Hios Herb Toothpaste is good against gingivitis, caries and it will make your breath fresh. And they are probably right. But they are not saying what is inside their toothpaste. And what re the potential dangers.
Problematic Ingredients In Mastic Toothpaste
Sorbitol is not a healthy element, and it is not even natural. Sorbitol is a sweetener. It will make toothpaste taste better. Other than that there is no use for Sorbitol.
Hydrated Silica is abrasive substance. It will help you clean your teeth, but it is also too abrasive and can hurt your enamel. There are much better abrasives, like Sodium Bicarbonate.
Glycerine is used to make toothpaste in a creamy state.
Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate is known poison in toothpaste. Many people are avoiding SLS in a big circle. SLS is not natural, it is an element that will make toothpaste foam in your mouth.
Xanthan Gum is additive. Xanthan Gum is sweetener made from fermented sugar. And I am not the first person telling you that all kind fo artificial sugars are harmful to human body. And we know that sugar is number one reason for caries.
Titanium Dioxide is not a natural element. There are some indications that titanium dioxide could be carcinogenic to humans. As well it is possible that titanium dioxide could be poison to humans.
Sodium Flouride is number one ingredient you should avoid. Not only you should avoid it in toothpaste, but you should avoid it in any other form. Fluoride is linked to many health problems. You can read more about fluoride in our article about Fluoride in Toothpaste.
Sodium Saccharin is a very questionable ingredient. It is linked to cancer, but the latest research shows that it could actually help in some types of cancer. But to tell you the truth it is best to avoid this kind fo chemical and be on the safe side.
Alcohol is another strange substance in Mastic Toothpaste. There are different types of alcohol in this toothpaste: Panthenol, Bisabolol and Retinol. If I want alcohol in toothpaste, I will use Whiskey.
I must say that this is not all chemicals in Mastic toothpaste. There are many other chemicals that I didn’t list here because I don’t know much about them. And when something is not so well inspected then I think you should run away from it.
As you see, Mastic Spa is creating chemical products and calls them naturally. If you like, you can buy this so called natural products, but they are using chemicals. And this toothpaste is not cheap, you will still need to give a good amount of money to use it.