Tuesday, August 25, 2009

P&G in Lawsuit over Staining from Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash

Here's an interesting bit of news. A lawyer is alleging that Crest-Pro Health mouthwash has stained his teeth brown. The lawyer states he has always been meticulous about his oral care but noticed the staining after using his first bottle of the Pro-Health.

The lawsuit is of the class action variety meaning that anyone who has used the product and feels that they have had staining can be part of the litigation and be subject to some type of cash settlement if Proctor and Gamble is found guilty.

The full story is available at newsinferno.com with the full list of complaints and allegations.


  1. Wow. What you guys have to deal with nowadays. I'm sorry people are so lawsuite happy.

    I love your blog, btw. I am pre-dental and love to dream about using all the stuff you talk about :) yes, I'm an optimist.

    I do have a question, though. The article says,

    "Unlike other mouthwash, Crest Pro-Health does not contain alcohol, making it a seemingly-perfect choice for people who cannot used alcohol-based products, including pregnant women, the elderly and diabetics"

    true, crest pro-health doesn't have alcohol. But is there any truth to the fact that these groups of people can't use alcohol-based mouthwash? I've never seen anything to indicate that, as a consumer. Yeah, don't drink Listerine, but why can't a pregnant person swish like everyone else? Just wondered.

    Thanks for the awesome blog, love it!

    1. I know this is a little late, but this actually reaches far beyond what seems to be the permanent browning of teeth. This line of products has also caused loss of taste, burning and sores inside the mouth. This is not just the wash, but the toothpaste and floss. This is still going on three years later.

  2. It is true. I can't believe it but I noticed these unsightly blackish brown stains between my teeth and couldn't figure out what was wrong with me so I started researching on the internet. It seems too much fluoride can cause these stains. I'd been using Crest Pro-Health toothpaste & mouthwash thinking I was taking good care of my teeth now I have to see my dentist to try to get rid of them. I had just been to the dentist two months ago with no problems. I've never even had a cavity before. This isn't a lawsuit crazy person this is a legitimate problem.