Does Crest Pro-Health Rinse cause taste loss?
No Stain Warning? No Taste Impairment Warning? Testing on Crest Pro-Health Rinse
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.
Why doesn't the Crest Pro-Health Rinse label contain a stain warning?
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."
Brown tooth discoloration from use of mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis is not harmful. It is reversible - and largely preventable - through options like brushing with a power toothbrush and tartar-control/whitening toothpaste, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly.
Why does the Crest Pro-Health Rinse label not contain a taste impairment warning?
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.
What sort of testing has P&G performed on Crest Pro-Health Rinse?
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, 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.
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