After getting up every day, we brush our teeth. While using toothpaste to brush your teeth, if you see the instructions on the back of the toothpaste, you will find that it contains sodium saccharin. Some people will ask why is sodium saccharin added to toothpaste?
First of all, sodium saccharin is a sweetener. Although it has no nutritional value, it is 300 to 500 times sweeter than sucrose. Increasing the sodium saccharin in toothpaste can reduce nausea and discomfort during brushing. Sodium saccharin can mask the unpleasant aftertaste of other ingredients in toothpaste and give people a feeling of sweet. Saccharin has a high sweetness and can be evenly distributed in the toothpaste system.At the same time, due to the good stability of sodium saccharin, the PH temperature change is not obvious, and the long-term placement will not affect the sweetness, which can be well adapted to the longer shelf life of toothpaste.
Besides, replacing sucrose with sodium saccharin can greatly reduce the production cost, and sodium saccharin in toothpaste is a sodium salt, it is more stable in water than sucrose. However, sucrose is easy to hydrolyze and is a high-calorie sweetener with high economic cost, which will cause obesity problem.
If you add an unstable and easily hydrolyzed sweetener to the toothpaste, it will easily turn into acid in the mouth and cause tooth decay. Sodium saccharin does not cause tooth decay in toothpaste. Sodium saccharin is a sweetener and is not used by bacteria, so it does not cause tooth decay. Therefore, when most toothpastes are processed, a certain amount of sodium saccharin will be added, which is in line with the national standard requirements of toothpastes and has also passed the inspection and verification of quality inspection department. There is no need to worry about safety issues.
Sodium saccharin is sometimes used in cosmetics, generally used in face lotion, toner, mask, and Other daily chemical products.