AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE
AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste lightens teeth without peroxide while preventing cavities and plaque formation. This gentle, vanilla mint formula freshens breath and provides a clean, just-brushed feeling that lasts all day.
ADR Price $19.00
Item No. 01111155
Size 4 oz.
AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE BENEFITS
- Brightens and whitens teeth.
- Helps remove stains.
- Helps remove and prevent plaque buildup.
- Helps the prevention of dental cavities.
- Provides a long-lasting smooth, clean, and fresh feel.
- Features AP-24, an exclusive ingredient.
- Refreshing, trademark vanilla mint flavor.
- Thick, creamy, rich formula.
- No harmful peroxides.
AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENTS
Actives: Sodium Monofluorophosphate 0.76% (0.13% w/v Fluoride Ion)
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Alumina, Glycerin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, PEG-12, Dimethicone*, Poloxamer 338*, Poloxamer 407*, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE USAGE
Adults and children two years of age and older: Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal or at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician. Instruct children under six years of age in good brushing and rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing). Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision.
Children under two years of age: Consult a dentist or physician.
AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE MORE INFO
The AP-24® Oral Care System is a unique, comprehensive line of oral health care products that helps provide anti-plaque protection.
Brightens and whitens teeth. AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste lightens teeth without peroxide while pre-venting cavities and plaque formation. This gentle, vanilla mint formula freshens breath and provides a clean, just-brushed feeling that lasts all day.
• Lightens teeth without peroxides.
• Provides a long lasting, smooth, clean, fresh-mouth feeling.
• Refreshing, vanilla mint flavor.
• Proprietary blend of hydrated silica and alumina (alu-minum hydroxide)— a unique combination of mild abra – sives that polishes and smoothes teeth without eroding enamel.
• AP-24®— a plaque-fighting agent of medical-grade dimethicone and surfactants. AP-24® is a long chain that can wrap around teeth and hold tightly to leave your mouth feeling slicker and fresher longer.
• Sodium monofluorophosphate— approved form of fluo- ride that can be used to fight cavities.
Adults and children 6 years of age and older: brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal, at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician. You can also alternate with AP-24® Anti-Plaque Fluoride Toothpaste. Instruct children under 6 years of age in good brushing and rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing). Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision.
Children under 2 years of age: consult a dentist or physician.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 yearsof age.
A stain reduction test was performed to determine the percent increase in tooth brightness. The whitening effects were measured after brushing with toothpaste. AP-24®Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste resulted in a 63 percent increase in tooth brightness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the RDA of AP-24® Whitening FluorideToothpaste?
RDA (Relative Dentin Abrasivity) is the scale used to measure relative abrasivity of toothpastes. This scale starts at 0 and is open-ended. According to the American Dental Association, any product that falls below 250 is considered safe and effective for everyday use.
† The RDA value of AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste is 103, which falls far below the 250 limit for daily use.
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Relative dentin abrasivity (RDA) is a method of measuring of the erosive effect of abrasives in toothpaste on tooth dentin. It involves using standardized abrasives compared against the test sample. The determination of this value is done by determining the activity while cleaning worn dentin which is radioactively marked by mild neutron irradiation. The values obtained depend on the size, quantity and surface structure of abrasive used in toothpastes.
Abrasivity measurements are given by what’s known as an RDA value which stands for radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasivity. The maximum value for FDA approval is 200. Toothpastes that claim whitening properties apear to have a higher abrasiveness index. Here is how to interpret the RDA values:
- From 0 to 80 = low abrasion
- 70 to 100 = midrange abrasion
- 100 to 150 = highly abrasive
- 150 to 250 = considered harmful to teeth
Are AP-24® products ADA approved?
AP-24® products are not ADA (American Dental Association) approved. There are no requirements for dentists to use ADA products, nor is ADA approval required to indicate a quality product.
What makes Nu Skin’s whitening technology different?
• No peroxides—they have the potential to cause tooth and gum sensitivity.
• No harsh abrasives—they remove stains, but erode and scratch teeth.
Will AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste make my teeth whiter than they are naturally?
No. AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste is not an oxidiz-ing, bleaching agent (see above question). However, if your teeth are stained, darkened, or soiled from various foods, tobacco, or drinks, AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste will quickly remove the stains and return your teeth to theirlight, natural color.
AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste INGREDIENTS
Active Ingredient:Sodium Monofluorophosphate .76% (0.13% w/v fluoride ion).
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Alumina, Glycerin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, PEG-12, Dimethicone,* Poloxamer 338,* Poloxamer 407,* Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor.
* AP-24® is a patented ultra-emulsion of medical grade, high molecular weight dimethicone and surfactants (poloxamer 338 and poloxamer 407)
AP-24 WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENT SAFETY
AP-24® WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE
The safety of our products is extremely important to Nu Skin. Nu Skin was founded on the belief that it could develop products containing beneficial and truly effective ingredients. This commitment to product quality and innovation remains the company’s long-standing priority. Nu Skin relies on major governmental and regulatory bodies to decipher whether an ingredient is safe to use.
Nu Skin continues to monitor the latest research on ingredient safety to maintain the highest standard of safety and quality. The scientific committees that review these studies are associated with organizations such as the European Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) in the United States and other European Countries, the Food and Drug Association (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA) – toname just a few.
These review boards are made up of unbiased, educated and qualified scientists and professionals that understand the methods of scientific research and have a great deal of knowledge in these specific areas. These committees examine all the available studies on a given ingredient and determine whether it is safe for human application and the environment as presently used in cosmetics. As these are qualified scientists and professionals, they do not take each study at face value. Rather, they weigh the study based on the use of the ingredient, its dose, how the research was conducted and other factors when evaluating its application to human health.
AP-24 Fluoride Whitening Toothpaste was developed based on these same standards. Each ingredient within in this formula is included at a safe and efficacious amount per the available research. Dosing of ingredients or their concentration greatly impacts their safety. What is safe at one level, could be dangerous at another and completely ineffective at yet another. Skilled scientists and formulators ensure the final product is safe, effective and pleasing the end user. None the less, due to individual differences there is a chance of irritation with this or any product. If this occurs, the product should be discontinued.
The USFDA has approved fluoride as an Over the Counter (OTC) drug in the US. The inclusion of fluoride such as, sodium fluoride, sodium monofluorophosphate, and stannous fluoride, is needed at an effective dose to make any anticaries claims for products. The use of fluoride in toothpastes has been thoroughly vetted and found to be safe and effective for prevention of dental cavities (decay, caries). The American Dental Association mandates that any product with its seal of approval have fluoride per the final US FDA monograph. For more information on fluoride use and safety see Anticaries Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Final Monograph; 21 CFR parts 310, 355, and 369. For information on fluorosis, see http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/fluorosis.
Aluminum Hydroxide (Alumina)
Aluminum Hydroxide is a stable form of aluminum utilized in many personal care products including toothpaste. In toothpaste, it is included as an abrasive to help remove plaque and surface stains. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel has reviewed aluminum hydroxide stating that this ingredient’s use in cosmetics is chemically equivalent to that used in OTC antacid product. They also indicate that aluminum hydroxide should not be confused with elemental aluminum as these are substantially different in terms of physical properties, chemical properties, functions, and potential for toxicity. As such, aluminum hydroxide is poorly absorbed. They further concluded that they were “not concerned with the potential for incidental ingestion of alumina when used in lipsticks or oral hygiene formulations. The amount of the aluminum ion that could be released in the digestive tract through the incidental ingestion of such cosmetic products are far below the levels of toxicological concern.” See Becker, L.C. et al. Safety Assessment of Alumina and Aluminum Hydroxide as Used in Cosmetics. IJT 35(Suppl. 3):16-33, 2016
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
After reviewing the available scientific literature, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel has indicated a that sodium lauryl sulfate is safe when used in “formulations designed for discontinuous, brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin” similar to its use in toothpaste formulations. Oral consumption studies, including those in quantities much larger than what would be expected from ingestion of oral hygiene products, did not show any toxicity concerns. See Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. J Am Coll Toxicol 2(7): 127-181, 1983
Concerns involving the abrasiveness of hydrated silica need to take into consideration the formulation of the final product. Silicates,such as hydrated silica, are specifically mentioned as examples of mild abrasives used to remove debris and surface stains and is specifically listed on the ADA website as typical toothpaste ingredients. The RDA, which measure the potential abrasiveness of a toothpaste, of AP-24 Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste is 103. This is well below the limit considered safe for daily use.
Titanium dioxide is an approved food colorant that helps to make products aesthetically more pleasing. The health concerns relative to titanium dioxide revolve around its inhalation. Within personal care formulations, the titanium dioxide is bound and therefore does not have the ability to be inhaled. It, therefore, does not pose any of the same concerns. For more safety information on Titanium dioxide,
Acting as a humectant, PEG-12, is a polymer of ethylene glycol. Research on this ingredient indicates that is minimally absorbed. The ingredient used within our formulas is processed to remove 1,4 dioxane concerns. Thus, this ingredient does not pose any health or safety concerns. For more information on the safety of PEG-12, see http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/triethylene-glycol-and-pegs.
The ADA website lists saccharin as an example of a typical toothpaste ingredient for flavoring agents. While early research on saccharin called its use into question, more recent studies have evaluated these concerns and found them unreasonable for humans. Additionally, saccharin and sodium saccharin were delisted from the Proposition 65 list more than a decade ago. For more information on the safety of sodium saccharin, see http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/saccharin-and-its-calcium-and-sodium-salts.