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Natural Dentist Plaque Zapper Natural Gel Toothpaste, Fluoride Free, Groovy Grape (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Natural Dentist Plaque Zapper Natural Gel Toothpaste, Fluoride Free, Groovy Grape (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 2016 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 Natural Dentist Plaque Zapper Natural Gel Toothpaste, Fluoride Free, Groovy Grape (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS SEED EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Fair

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Sorbitol, Hydrated Silica, Xylitol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cellulose Gum, Flavor, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, Mica, TItanium Dioxide, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract

Directions from packaging:

Use a pea-sized amount and supervise until good brushing habits are established. Brush teeth thoroughly after meals, at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician.Store standing up with cap tightly closed.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use if the safety seal is missing or broken.

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