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