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Toothpaste: Crest [Sep. 23rd, 2005|10:47 am]
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What is the name of your toothpaste (please include brand)?

Crest, Baking Soda & Peroxide WHITENING with Tartar Protection (I normally don't get the whitening, but they were out of the non-whitening baking soda/peroxide/tartar). Fresh mint. It doesn't say on the package, but this is a hybrid gel/paste. I hate paste, but, again, they were out of the stuff I like.

What is the name of the company that produces it?

Procter & Gamble, of course.

What are the listed active and inactive ingredients?

Active: Sodium flouride .234% (.16% w/v flouride ion)
Inactive: glycerin, hydrated silica, water, propylene glycol, sodium bicarbonate, tetrassodium pyrophosphate, sorbitol, PEG-12, flavor, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium saccharin, poloxamer 407, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, calcium peroxide, titanium dioxide, blue 1. [I sure am glad I don't swallow this stuff!]

Where do you buy it (name of store/URL of website/name of catalog company, please)?
Walgreen's.

How much do you pay for it?
About $3 for a small tube, about $5 or $6 for a large one, I think.

What size tube do you usually get?
A large tube when they have the stuff I like. Small tube if I'm out and they just have this stuff that isn't as good.

How often do you buy a new tube?
Every 2 months or so.

Which country do you live in?
USA

Do you reapply when brushing?
No.

Why do you pick that brand?
I'm a Crest kid.

Is there anything else you'd like to say about your toothpaste?
Yes. I am picky about toothpaste. My favorite is Crest tartar control Fresh Mint GEL with baking soda, peroxide optional (I notice there isn't actually any peroxide in the ingredients list...). The tartar control is essential, and the gel part is really important. I have been frustrated lately because Crest toothpaste packaging no longer lists whether it's a gel or paste.

Additionally, if you're buying your toothpaste for health, religious, dietary, and/or socially-conscious reasons, please say so. This is extremely important.
The only health reason is the tartar control for my dental health: I need tartar control and flouride to maintain my teeth. when I didn't use a tartar control toothpaste, I got more cavities.
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