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   Jul 21

Lipstick Destroys Tooth Enamel

Vibrant, seductive lips – the main weapon of the fatal beauties. Therefore, women are very sensitive to the choice of lipstick and lip gloss. Saturated hues or subtle glow – each girl chooses what it more suitable, but leave "in the world", without causing the lips of even a drop of shine – not valid for any fashionista. In winter, lipstick is particularly important – it does more and protective functions. But not everyone knows that in a safe product, like lipstick, lurks a hidden danger to the tooth enamel. That is the conclusion drawn by researchers from the Institute in Sao Paulo.

Taking care of snow-white smile for Brazilian scientists is nothing new: one has only to look at the photo famous beauties of this country – Model Gisele Bundchen, Adrian Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio. But these beauties make millions advertising the cosmetic preparations. Do they smile at risk? For this experiment, Brazilian experts have selected cosmetic products ten most popular brands, producing lipstick. The study found that almost all funds for the lips in its composition are harmful to tooth enamel element – paraffin wax. "The level of wax in decorative cosmetics is very low, but its regular use may lead to tooth decay," – says a leading expert research group, Antonio Haber. The bottom line is that the wax is sticking properties, and because of that he "sticks" to the tooth surface, while in its composition may contain microscopic food particles and pathogens microbes. For a few weeks of using lipstick pathogenic layers more going on between his teeth, the microorganisms are actively multiplying and there are cracks in the enamel, which are invisible without special equipment. However, the destruction process is actively continuing, and a couple of months can be observed cavities, the horror! Therefore, dentists recommend to the ladies who like to frequently touch up the lips, with special attention to approach the selection paste. Indeed, the only way to remove excess wax completely – this is the regular use of complex regular toothpaste and mouthwash, and a suitable brush. Only a thorough oral hygiene allows you to easily damage to the enamel to demonstrate the actual shades of lipstick!

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