Table 1: Chemical components of experimental dentifrice based on Passiflora mollisima “tumbo.”

ComponentsProperties

1Precipitated calcium carbonateAbrasive
2Tetrasodium pyrophosphateAdditives
3AEROSIL (hydrophilic pyrogenic silica)Additives
4Colloidal silicon dioxide USPPreservative
5NIPAGIN (methylparaben sodium) or methyl parahydroxybenzoateSweetener
6Saccharin sodium, powder or crystallizedFlavoring agent
7Menthol mint aroma crystalsMoisturizers are added slowly to homogenize the preparation
8Deionized, demineralized, or distilled waterMoisturizers are added slowly to homogenize the preparation
9Glycerin (or glycerol)Binder
10Xanthan gumWhiteness to dentifrices
11Titanium dioxide (dye)Surfactants
12Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLE)1450 ppm fluorine
13Sodium fluoride (fluoride)Moisturizers
14Diluted methanol extract (10 g in 10 mL of distilled water)Flavoring agent