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Biotene Dry Mouth Fluoride Toothpaste Gentle Mint Gel (old formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biotene Dry Mouth Fluoride Toothpaste Gentle Mint Gel (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Biotene Dry Mouth Fluoride Toothpaste Gentle Mint Gel (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE (0.14% W/V FLUORIDE ION)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Robust

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Cancer (moderate)

Fair

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Sodium Monofluorophosphate (0.14% w/v Fluoride Ion). Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitol, Glycerin, Water, Silica, Xylitol, Hydrated Silica, Isoceteth-20, Poloxamer 188, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Sodium Benzoate, Lactoperoxidase, Potassium Thiocyanate, Glucose Oxidase, Lysozyme, Lactoferrin, Calcium Lactate, Blue 1.

Directions from packaging:

Adults and Children Over 12 Years: Apply toothpaste onto a soft bristle toothbrush. Brush thoroughly after meals or at least twice a day or use as directed by a dentist or physician. Children 12 Years and Under: Ask a dentist or physician. Once recommended, to minimize swallowing for children under 6, use a pea-sized amount and supervise brushing until good habits are established. Store below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).

Warnings from packaging:

Contains milk and egg derivatives. Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. If symptoms of dry mouth persist, consult a healthcare professional.

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