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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Fair

Natural Dentist Healthy Teeth Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinse, Fresh Mint (2016 formulation)

Natural Dentist Healthy Teeth Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinse, Fresh Mint (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Natural Dentist

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM FLUORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM FLUORIDE ( W/V FLUORIDE ION) (ANTICAVITY) 0.05%
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) anticaries agent, oral care agent, antiplaque, oral care
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVORS
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative, astringent, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) GEL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PHOSPHATE MONOBASIC
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OLIVAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: OLIVAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (SOURCED FROM OLIVES)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin protecting, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Sodium Fluoride 0.05% (0.02% w/v Fluoride Ion) (Anticavity), Inactive Ingredients: Water (Purified), Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Gel, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Xylitol, Natural Flavors, Olivamidopropyl Betaine (sourced from olives), Citric Acid, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Menthol

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before use. Adults and children 12 or older: After brushing with toothpaste, vigorously swish with 10mL (1/3 ounce) once a day for 60 seconds, then spit out. Do not swallow. Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsing. Children 6-12 years old: Supervise use and instruct in good rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing).. Children under 6: Consult a doctor or dentist.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. Read directions for proper use If more than used for rinsing is accidently swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center. Do not use if the safety seal is missing or broken. This rinse is not intended to replace brushing or flossing.

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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