Does Toothpaste Expire?

“Does Toothpaste Expire?”

The New York Times: November 2008

“Q & A: Timely Toothpaste”


Expiration dates are very important, especially when it comes down to the importance of your health care. Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) was interviewed by The New York Times about expiration dates on toothpaste and shared his insight on the issue. 


(The following excerpt is quoted directly from article. Writer Donald G. McNeil asked Berg a question received from one of their readers):

Q: What happens if you use toothpaste that’s past its expiration date? Is it dangerous?

A: No, it’s not dangerous. But there is a potential loss of efficacy. It depends on how long past the expiration date it is, says Berg.


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