Aquafresh Toothpaste Ingredients Information

Updated March 23, 2017

Aquafresh toothpaste first became known for its red, white and blue stripes. As of 2009, there are several kinds of Aquafresh toothpaste, such as Original, Whitening, and Advanced, but there are certain ingredients common to all of them.

Titanium Dioxide

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one of the ingredients in Aquafresh is titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide is naturally occurring and is used as a food colouring.

Sodium Saccharin

Sodium saccharin is an artificial sweetener.

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is generally used as a preservative.


PEG-8 is polythene glycol. It's used to prevent the tartar-control chemicals in Aquafresh from breaking down from bacteria.


Sorbitol is a sweetener and is known for producing a smooth texture. It's often used in sugar-free candies, baked goods and gum.

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate is a calcium supplement.

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