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FAQs – Crest Pro-Health

Health FAQ

  • Yes, Crest Pro Health is safe and effective for use when used as directed. All P&G products adhere to comprehensive safety standards, undergoing a rigorous scientific evaluation before going to market and being continuously monitored once in market.
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste is uniquely formulated to provide protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, tooth sensitivity, tartar buildup, plus it freshens your breath. But it doesn't stop there. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste also provides excellent whitening benefits too.
  • The Polyfluorite System™ found only in Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste combines two powerful ingredients: therapeutic stannous fluoride to protect against plaque, gingivitis, cavities and tooth sensitivity; and sodium hexametaphosphate, which is a stain- and tartar-fighting ingredient. Together they deliver a unique, comprehensive protection for your teeth like never before.

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  • Stannous fluoride is an anti-bacterial agent that's clinically proven to protect against gingivitis, plaque and tooth sensitivity, while still providing the trusted cavity protection you expect from Crest. Although sodium fluoride protects against cavities, it doesn't provide protection from these other conditions.
  • While Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste contains 0.454% stannous fluoride, it's formulated to deliver the same concentration of fluoride ions (1100 ppm F-) as the 0.243% sodium fluoride in other Crest products.
  • Current FDA regulations require that products containing stannous fluoride be labeled about their staining potential. But Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, with our Polyfluorite System™, contains a high-cleaning silica and sodium hexametaphosphate, a unique whitening ingredient, to remove and help prevent external stains. And it's the only toothpaste to provide protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, tooth sensitivity and tartar buildup, and it freshens breath.

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  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste is the only toothpaste that offers such a wide range of benefits in just one tube! Crest Pro-Health provides protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitive teeth, tartar buildup and it freshens breath. And it whitens your teeth, too.
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste is the first and only toothpaste to provide this combination of protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitive teeth, tartar buildup, stains and it freshens breath. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste provides a gingivitis benefit not found in other sensitivity toothpastes.
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste is available to retailers nationally in several convenient sizes: 4.2 oz, 6.0 oz and 7.8 oz.more...
  • When you brush with Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, stannous fluoride, a component of the Polyfluorite System™, is released in the mouth. Therapeutic stannous fluoride is a powerful anti-microbial agent that kills harmful bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis.

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  • You may notice Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste feels a little different in your mouth. It is due to the presence of the ActivClean™ crystals. As you begin to brush, the ActivClean™ crystals immediately begin to dissolve to form a protective barrier that helps prevent stains from attaching to the tooth’s surface and helps prevent tartar buildup.

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  • Yes. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Crest Pro-Health Rinse have both been proven independently to be safe and effective.
  • No. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste protects your teeth against gingivitis, cavities, tooth sensitivity, tartar buildup, stains and it freshens breath.
  • No. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste protects your teeth against gingivitis, cavities, tooth sensitivity, tartar buildup, stains and it freshens breath.
    Crest Pro-Health Rinse is an anti-gingivitis/anti-plaque mouthwash that kills germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath and made for consumers who include mouthwash in their oral care routine or would like to begin using mouthwash in their routine.

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  • Yes, Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste can be used for longer than four weeks for prevention of cavities and for control of plaque and gingivitis. Sensitive teeth persisting longer than four weeks may indicate a more serious problem that needs prompt attention from your dentist.
  • You can still use Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste even if you don't have gingivitis. This unique toothpaste also protects against cavities, plaque, tartar buildup, sensitive teeth and it freshens breath and whitens teeth too!
  • You can still use Crest Pro-Health toothpaste even if you don't have sensitive teeth. This unique toothpaste also protects against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, tartar buildup, and it freshens breath and whitens teeth!
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste contains the Polyfluorite System™ consisting of therapeutic stannous fluoride, an anti-microbial agent and sodium hexametaphosphate, a stain- and tartar-fighting ingredient. These ingredients deliver protection against cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar buildup and it freshens breath as well as whitens your teeth.

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  • A survey among a nationally representative sample of dental professionals indicates cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening, and breath are benefits for which dentists and hygienists recommend toothpaste most.

     

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  • No. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste has been uniquely formulated with the Polyfluorite System™consisting of therapeutic stannous fluoride, an anti-microbial agent, and sodium hexametaphosphate, a stain-and tartar-fighting ingredient.

    Crest Pro-Health Rinse is formulated using a different anti-microbial agent, cetylpyridinium chloride.

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  • ActivClean crystals are part of the special whitening ingredients contained in Crest Pro–Health Toothpaste. They are a sodium hexametaphosphate polypyrophosphate compound that forms a barrier on your teeth to help protect the surface from stain and tartar–buildup.

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  • Yes. In fact, Crest Pro-Health Gel Toothpaste - Clean Mint, Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste - Clean Cinnamon, Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste, and Crest Pro-Health Whitening are the only toothpastes that have received the ADA Seal of Acceptance for protecting against all these areas: cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, stains and bad breath. They also help prevent tartar buildup and freshen breath.

Health Rinse FAQ

  • Crest Pro-Health Rinse is an anti-gingivitis/anti-plaque mouthwash formulated to kill germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath without the burn of alcohol.Crest Pro-Health Rinse is a leading brand of mouthwash, and it has a high percentage of repeat consumers.
  • While adults and children 6 years and older can use Crest Pro-Health Rinse, we suggest supervision for children 6-12 years old. If multiple people use the same bottle, pour the mouthwash into a cup rather than sharing the cap.

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  • Crest Pro-Health Rinse kills 99% of germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath, all without the burn of alcohol.

    • Crest Pro-Health Rinse contains a clinically proven germ-killing agent, known as CPC, which is attracted to germs in your mouth.
    • CPC interacts with the germs and kills them, effectively fighting plaque, gingivitis and bad breath for 12 hours.
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  • Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. It is an inflammation of the gum tissues surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which can be a major cause of teeth loss in adults. While gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of gum disease, it may lead to more serious, destructive forms if left untreated.The key to preventing gingivitis is removing plaque, and that starts with good brushing habits, and rinsing thoroughly after brushing withmore...
  • It is recommended that you use 20mL of Crest Pro-Health Rinse twice daily, 30 seconds each use, for the product to provide all the benefits indicated.
  • Yes. Mouthwash is not intended to replace flossing. While Crest Pro-Health Rinse reduces plaque in the places you may miss while brushing, you should continue to use floss, like Crest Glide Deep Clean Floss, in your oral care regimen.
  • Crest Pro-Health Rinse Refreshing Clean Mint flavor contains a blue dye.

    • The dye is safe, will not permanently stain your teeth or tongue, and should wash away with normal eating and drinking.
    • However, you might want to try Crest Pro-Health Rinse Cool Wintergreen flavor, or Crest Pro-Health Night Rinse, neither of which contain blue dye.

    Some consumers may notice blue specks in their sink after spitting out Crest Pro-Health Rinse Refreshing Clean Mint Flavor.

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  • Like all mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis, Crest Pro-Health Rinse can contribute to temporary, surface-level brown tooth discoloration, which is reported by a small percentage of individuals.

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  • The active ingredient in Crest Pro-Health Rinse has been recognized as safe and effective by an FDA advisory panel. The label meets current FDA standards.

    Some other mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis, and have the potential to contribute to temporary brown tooth discoloration, have been on the market for years, and do not carry a stain label.

    Crest Pro-Health Rinse’s product label does instruct users to "use [the rinse] after your normal brushing and flossing routine

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  • Crest Pro-Health Rinse does not cause permanent taste alteration.

    • Oral care products containing active ingredient CPC may cause a temporary aftertaste, or temporary change in the taste of food, in a small percentage of people.
    • CPC stays in the mouth for long periods of time, which allows the rinse to provide its 12-hour benefit.
    • Aftertaste/change in the taste of food typically goes away shortly after product use is stopped.
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  • The active ingredient in Crest Pro-Health Rinse has been recognized as safe and effective by an FDA advisory panel. The label meets current FDA standards.The temporary aftertaste, or change in the taste of food, that a small percentage of consumers might experience, typically goes away shortly after product use is stopped.
  • Both Crest Pro-Health Rinse and the leading anti-plaque, anti-gingivitis mouthwash are formulated to fight germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath.

    But Crest Pro-Health’s unique formula does not contain alcohol.

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  • Scope is a mouthwash that is formulated to kill bad breath germs, providing minty-fresh breath.

    Crest Pro-Health Rinse provides important health benefits that many ordinary mouthwashes do not.

    • It kills 99% of germs that cause plaque and gingivitis, as well as those that cause bad breath, all without the burn of alcohol.
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  • We conducted comprehensive studies on Crest Pro-Health Rinse to prove its safety and effectiveness. Information on our clinical and technical data is available on our professional website, www.dentalcare.com.In these studies, the level of temporary, surface-level tooth discoloration found was similar to that of other mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis.
  • As a company, P&G stands behind all of our products. But, if consumers are unhappy with a product, we take these concerns very seriously and address each individually. We also have a team of nurses prepared to answer consumers' health questions related to our products. Please call our toll-free information line at 1-800-285-9139 if you are dissatisfied with Crest Pro-Health Rinse.
  • The active ingredient in Crest Pro-Health Rinse's formula is 0.07% Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC). The active ingredient in Crest Pro-Health Rinse has been recognized as safe and effective by an FDA advisory panel. The label meets current FDA standards.

    The formula's inactive ingredients may include, but are not limited to, water, glycerin, flavor, poloxamer 407, sodium saccharin, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, propolyne glycol, blue 1, yellow 6, and green 3.

    The bottle is made of polyethylene

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  • Yes, however, not all of the products are formulated to kill plaque and gingivitis germs.

    • Crest Pro-Health Rinse's innovative formula allows CPC to be available for killing plaque and gingivitis germs, as opposed to binding with other inactive ingredients in the formula.
    • The active ingredient in Crest Pro-Health Rinse has been recognized as safe and effective by an FDA advisory panel.
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  • No, Crest Pro-Health Rinse is alcohol free.
  • No. In alcohol-containing mouthwashes, alcohol is not even the active ingredient; it is simply required to stabilize the formula. At high concentrations, alcohol has been reported to contribute to dry mouth, which can worsen bad breath and the growth of more germs.

    Crest Pro-Health Rinse's alcohol-free formula is a win for millions of consumers who may want to avoid alcohol-based products, but who want to enjoy the health benefits of mouthwash.

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