What’s in Your toothpaste?

For quite some time we have been noticing very small blue specks stuck in some of our patient’s gums. We thought it may be some residue from something they had recently eaten or rinsed with. It turns out that it was something more concerning. So, apparently Crest is using polyethylene to “add color” to some of their toothpastes. We must note that polyethylene is considered safe by the FDA as a food additive. Follow this link to an interesting article about this topic.


Here is a list of the following is a list of the toothpastes that currently contain polyethylene:

• Crest 3D White Radiant Mint
• Crest Pro-Health For Me
• Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh
• Crest 3D White Enamel Renewal
• Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White
• Crest Sensitivity Treatment and Protection
• Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening Plus Deep Clean
• Crest 3D White Luxe Lustrous Shine
• Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast
• Crest SensiRelief Maximum Strength Whitening Plus Scope
• Crest Pro-Health Sensitive + Enamel Shield
• Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection
• Crest Pro-Health For Life for ages 50+
• Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Extra White+ Crystal Clean Anti-Bac
• Crest Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Trek
• Crest Be Dynamic Lime Spearmint Zest
• Crest Be Inspired Vanilla Mint Spark
• Crest Pro-Health Healthy Fresh
• Crest Pro-Health Smooth Mint


#toothpaste #crest #burkdentistry

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