September 17, 2014

May Cause Gingivitis

1 Crest to Remove Microbeads from Toothpaste

Proctor & Gamble will remove polyethylene microbeads from Crest toothpaste because they may cause gum disease. The company was alerted to the problem by Trish Walraven, a dental hygienist who, after she noticed little blue specks embedded in many of her patients’ gums, blogged about it saying that toothpastes with microbeads can lead to periodontal disease. P & G took note and said that, even though the ingredient is safe and FDA-approved, they will remove it due to a “growing preference” to do so. A spokesperson for P & G, which also sells toothpastes with no microbeads said, “The majority of our product volume will be microbead-free within six months. We will complete our removal process by March of 2016.” Polyethylene also presents an environmental concern as it isn’t biodegradable.

More at Www.wcpo.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

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Tags: Gingivitis, Gum Disease, Crest Toothpaste, Proctor & Gamble, Plastic Microbeads in Crest Toothpaste, Polyethylene

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