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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Fair

Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste

Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste

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CATEGORY

Toothpaste

BRAND

Colgate

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 02
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: 01
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, opacifying agent, oral care agent, opacifying, oral care
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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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
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, chelating agent, corrosion inhibitor, oral care agent, ph adjuster, anticaking, buffering, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SACCHARIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, oral care
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE, WATER, GLYCERIN, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, CELLULOSE GUM, FLAVOR, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM SACCHARIN.

Directions from packaging:

Adults and Children 2 Years of Age and Older: Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal or at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician. Children 2 to 6 Years: Use only a pea sized amount and supervise child's brushing and rinsing (to minimize swallowing). Children Under 2 Years: Ask a dentist or physician. Dual use cap. Flip top or twist off.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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