Glycerin in Toothpaste: What You Need to Know

Glycerin in Toothpaste: What You Need to Know What is Glycerin? Glycerin in Toothpaste Is Glycerin Toothpaste Safe?

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin is a natural ingredient found in most oral care products to better preserve and sweeten them. A natural agent, glycerin in toothpaste also helps retain the moisture of the paste so it doesn’t dry out in the tube.

Glycerin in Toothpaste

Glycerin is an ingredient used in most toothpastes to keep the toothpaste moist and keep it from drying out.

Is Glycerin in Toothpaste Safe?

Recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, glycerin is a nontoxic ingredient that helps keep products such as toothpaste from drying out. However, some people may have allergies to glycerin. Consult your dentist if you experience an allergic reaction after brushing your teeth with a glycerin toothpaste. You can also try brushing with a non-glycerin toothpaste alternative. Crest Cavity Protection Toothpastes in Regular, Cool Mint Gel, and Kid’s Sparkle are all free of glycerin and do not contain animal by-products.


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