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Crest Scope Advanced Multi-Action Formula Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Crest Scope Advanced Multi-Action Formula Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash product label collected on November 28, 2018 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 Crest Scope Advanced Multi-Action Formula Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM FLUORIDE (0.01% W/V FLUORIDE ION)

• 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)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Limited

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

Robust

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (15 WT%)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Sodium Fluoride (0.01% W/V Fluoride Ion) 0.02%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, ALCOHOL (15 WT%), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, FLAVOR, BENZOIC ACID, POLOXAMER 407, CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE, SUCRALOSE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 6 years & older: Use twice a day after brushing your teeth with a toothpaste. Vigorously swish 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) of rinse between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit out. Do not swallow the rinse. Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsing. Instruct children under 12 years of age in good rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing).

Warnings from packaging:

Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision. Children under 6 years of age: Consult a dentist or doctor.

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