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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Mentadent Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Advanced Whitening, Refreshing Mint

EWG scientists reviewed Mentadent Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Advanced Whitening, Refreshing Mint 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 Mentadent Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Advanced Whitening, Refreshing Mint is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM FLUORIDEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 38BEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
PEG-32Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC CITRATE TRIHYDRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLOXAMER 407Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHOSPHORIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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