Expired toothpaste? Is it still ok to use it?!

Question: Expired toothpaste!? Is it still ok to use it!?
We ran out of toothpaste this week and used a bottle that expired last year!. It is one of those travel sized Crest for Kids tubes that they give out to first graders when the nurse comes round to tell them about dental hygiene!. I just want to know if it's bad to use expired toothpaste!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Fortunately toothpaste is not a "food" product and never really goes "bad" per se!.!.!.!.!.I have used toothpaste that is already 4 or 5 years PAST it's expiration with absolutely NO unpleasant flavor!. Still provides lots of foam and cleaning power as well!.

Many times the manufacturers will put an expiration date on hygiene products because they know that some Americans are very paranoid about using products beyond their "shelf life"!. This fear of germs or putting something unplasant inside or mouth is a national obsession with Americans!. Manufacturers are really hoping that we will just throw it away and rush out to buy a new one!. Americans are like this because we seem to think exactly the way the industry wants us too, and we are very naive as well!.

Some products however really DOOOO loose their strength after the expiration dates!. This includes things like aspirin, prescription meds, and other over the counter meds!. This happens due to humidity, dryness, moisture or one of the ingredients becomes weak over time!.

My mother recently found an old bottle of Tylenol CAPSULES which were no longer made after the tampering scares of the 1980's!. She unknowingly took two of them and her headache was gone in 15 minutes!. So the product still worked fine 20 years after the expiration date !!

Any liquid or paste type products such as toothpaste, shampoo, conditioners, mouthwash, etc!.!.!.!.really have an unlimited shelf life if stored properly!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I'm not sure, but, you know, you don't even need to use toothpaste to clean your teeth!. It's the brushing technique that cleans the teeth, not toothpaste!. If you're in doubt about the toothpaste you've got, just brush with water until you buy a new tube!Www@Answer-Health@Com

yes you can use it where im from it is a requirement to have a exp date on everything even toilet paper LOLWww@Answer-Health@Com

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