Monday, November 16, 2009
A Mr. Chip Molar from Colgate Vermont asks...
"Dear Mr Knowitall, what are the ingredients of toothpaste"?
'Chip...You really want to know'?
WATER...About 35%-45% to be exact! That comes to about 2 Bucks a pound!
CHALK...Yep, the same stuff that teachers use! And that is...
The crushed remains of ancient ocean creatures. The exoskeletons retained their sharpness during the Eons when they were buried, and they are one of the very few things tough yet gentle enough to clean the hardest substance on your body, Tooth Enamel!
TITANIUM DIOXIDE...This stuff goes into white wall paint to make it bright. It helps cover up any yellowing for at least a few hrs, and then dissolves and is swallowed!
GLYCERINE GLYCOL...It keeps toothpaste from drying out. It's most common use is in Anti-Freeze!
SEAWEED...(Chrondus Crispus) It holds the paste together!
PARAFFIN...This petroleum derivitive keeps the stuff smoooooth!
DETERGENT... This gives you foam and suds. The public DEMANDS foam and suds!
PEPPERMINT OIL, MENTHOL, SACCHARIN...This counteracts the horrible taste of detergent!
FORMALDEHYDE...Yep, the one and the same!It kills the bacteria that creeps into the tube from the brush. And you know what that is? Airborn fecal matter that floats around ALL bathrooms...ALL BATHROOMS!
Oddly enough, studies have shown that plain old water can be almost as effective!
Ya know, all this knowledge is starting to make me sick....
No wonder they say...Ignorance is Bliss!