What is ANSI/ADA Standard No. 130 about?
This standard gives requirements and test methods for acceptable physical and chemical properties of dentifrices. It also gives the requirements for what information needs to be provided to the consumer on the labeling and packaging of the products for informed decision making.
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Standard No. 130
What are the requirements I should know about for dentifrices?
ANSI/ADA Standard No. 130 sets the following requirements to ensure safety of the toothpaste for use by consumer:
- Maximum total fluoride concentration
No greater than 0.15% by mass (sodium fluoride 0.33%, sodium monofluorophosphate 1.14%, stannous fluoride 0.615% on toothpaste label)
- Amount of total fluoride in a single-unit container
No greater than 300 mg
- Total maximum concentration of heavy metals
No greater than 20 mg/kg
pH must be below 10.5
Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) no greater than 250
Expiration date required if product deteriorates in less than 30 months
- Readily fermentable carbohydrates
None allowed in ingredients
What’s the bottom line?
ANSI/ADA Standard No. 130 sets the fluoride concentration, acidity, and abrasivity limits for toothpastes that are safe for consumer use.