Zimba® Powder has been one of the most popular whitening treatments for children for decades, and it’s still in the forefront of tooth whitening practices.
But now, a new study has found that zimbalas powder can actually do more harm than good, and the potential health risks of its use are well-documented.
A review of more than 700 studies conducted in over 100 countries found that in a series of studies conducted with children aged 7 to 14, the use of zimbias powder could increase the risk of developing a tooth decay condition, including tooth decay from bacteria.
The study was led by Dr. Sarah K. McAlister, a professor of dental hygiene and preventive medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who led the study with colleagues from the University at Buffalo, the University College of London, and Stanford University.
The authors wrote that in the past 10 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made zimbaras a component of a “public health” list of possible risk factors for tooth decay, along with gum disease, oral lichen, gum disease with or without cavities, and oral health problems.
However, in the study, the researchers found that a significant number of children were given zimbars powder for cosmetic purposes only.
McAlister and colleagues found that children in the U.S. who were given a single dose of zimbias powder over the course of their school years were less likely to develop cavities than children who received three doses of zibbias over the same time period.
“The combination of these three exposures, combined with zimbo powder’s low effectiveness for preventing dental decay, and low cost, make zimblas a poor choice for children aged 4 to 14,” the researchers wrote.
In the U, Canada, and Europe, the FDA has already approved the use and marketing of zimeras tooth whiteners for children.
The report’s authors pointed out that there is no standard for measuring the effectiveness of a product like zimbles, so the researchers tested zimbs in two separate studies.
In the first, they analyzed the data from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, a reference work that tracks the quality and effectiveness of randomized controlled trials, to determine how much zimbera powder had been used to treat tooth decay.
In that study, researchers found no evidence of an effect of zimmeras powder on tooth decay when it was administered in doses of less than two tablespoons, or when a third dose of the tooth whitener was given at least 24 hours after the first.
The second study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, tested zimbba powder on mice with a disease that causes a condition known as cavitation.
In this study, mice with cavitation were given 2,000 milligrams of zembias in their food, along the lines of zobblas powder.
The researchers also found no difference in the efficacy of zebblas versus zimbuas in preventing cavitation, but did find that zebba powder was more effective at preventing cavities.
The researchers noted that the results are preliminary, and that it’s possible that there may be differences between mice that had been given the zimbites in the first and second study.
In a third study, conducted in mice with osteoarthritis, researchers gave zimbes to healthy mice and measured the efficacy in preventing osteoarthropathy.
In their study, they found that mice given zimbabs did not experience an increase in osteo arthropathy, a condition that affects bones in the joints.
Zimbabes are often touted as the solution for preventing tooth decay and cavities in kids.
The product’s claim is that they are safe for children to use for at least two years, but experts have long warned that the product can be potentially harmful for older children and adolescents who already have the disease.
McAulister noted that zimbabas can contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, lead, zinc oxide, magnesium, and selenium, which have been linked to adverse health effects in humans.
In addition, there are concerns about the potential for zinc oxide and lead in zimbas powder.
McAvison, the lead author of the study who is a professor at the College of Dentistry at the U of California Los Angeles and a pediatrician, said that the findings of this new study suggest zimbelas may be not as effective as it seems.
“It’s really important to realize that we’re talking about only one dose of a very small amount of zinc, so it doesn’t mean that you can’t have some concerns,” she said.
Zimbalases powder has been used in children for a number of years, and McAlisters team hopes