Lyn says September 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm I was using the first one on the list….and I got this huge sore in the bottom of my mouth. I couldn’t figure out what was causing it and I went to the store and picked up another brand of toothpaste! It was like my mouth was badly burned and very painful….hard to eat for several weeks. It needs to come off the market! While its important to keep in mind there are many consumers using this product daily without any notable issues, this is enough cause to remove polyethylene as an ingredient in toothpaste.
Here is Crests official statement regarding the issue: “While the ingredient in question is completely safe, approved for use in foods by the FDA, and part of an enjoyable brushing experience for millions of consumers with no issues, we understand there is a growing preference for us to remove this ingredient. So we will. We currently have products without micro-beads for those who would prefer them. We have begun removing microbeads from the rest of our toothpastes, and the majority of our product volume will be micro-bead-free within six months. We will complete our removal process by March of 2016.”