EWG scientists reviewed CREST Tartar Protection Whitening Cool Mint Fluoride Anti-Cavity Tooth-Paste (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for CREST Tartar Protection Whitening Cool Mint Fluoride Anti-Cavity Tooth-Paste (2009 formulation) is 3.
|SODIUM FLUORIDE||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|TITANIUM DIOXIDE||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|PEG-6||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|SODIUM SACCHARIN||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|HYDRATED SILICA||Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|CARBOMER 956||None Identified|
|DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
About the ratings
EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.
The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more
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