EWG scientists reviewed Dr. Ken's Maximum Care Whitening Toothpaste Spearmint Fluoride Free (2010 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 Dr. Ken's Maximum Care Whitening Toothpaste Spearmint Fluoride Free (2010 formulation) is 3.
|PAPAIN||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|ZINC OXIDE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE||Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|CARRAGEENAN||Contamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|SILICA, AMORPHOUS||None Identified|
|CITRIC ACID||Use restrictions|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT|
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
|SODIUM BICARBONATE||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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