A 36-year-old member asked:
is saccharine (sweet taste) in toothpaste carcinogenic?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Fay Gyapong answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Saccharine: A controversial issue. I believe that as of year 2010 the epa had formerly declared that saccharine is not a carcinogen. From the late 1800's on, that had been debatable. I urge you to simply use your personal discretion when deciding what would be in your personal and best interst as there are many options available to you.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
Dr. Ross Lambert answered
43 years experience Dentistry
No: At one time saccharin was thought to be a carcinogen but has since been shown to be safe.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Weigh out: You need to weigh out all the pros, cons, risks and benefits, because there are so many things that are carcinogenic. Talk to your dentist about the ingredients in your toothpaste before making a final decision.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013
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