Can I please vent?

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Registered: 08-09-2010
Can I please vent?
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Sun, 08-11-2013 - 7:50pm

this is about toothpaste.  I know about those whitening strips we can use, but I just need to vent.  I was looking to buy a whitening toothpaste and saw that peroxide was **not** in the list of acitve and inactive ingredients!!!  And the packaging even makes an effort to say "with stain lifters."  I always thought peroxide was one of the main ingredients.  What about those "baking soda and peroxide" toothpastes?    I''m just surprised that there is no peroxide in a toothpaste that advertises that it is a stain lifter......!!!!  Honest I feel like asking my dentist when I go for my next cleaning.  Thanks for listening.

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Mon, 08-12-2013 - 3:27pm
That doesn't make sense to me either, I would think you need the peroxide for it to be effective. Maybe there was some other form that has a different name that does the same thing? It might be interesting to look up all the ingredients to see which one would do the whitening.

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Registered: 08-09-2010
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 9:19pm

good idea, thanks!