Plastic Microbeads in Toothpaste- What?!

The company, Proctor & Gamble, will be removing the polyethylene microbeads from its Crest toothpaste line. This comes after a dental hygienist spoke about finding the blue plastic pieces in patient’s gums, which can trap bacteria in the gums and can lead to gingivitis and even periodontitis. Although the ADA suggested that clinical studies show that the microbeads do not pose a health risk, many dentists and hygienists in the United States had noticed these microbeads in people’s gums. That doesn’t sound good now does it?