The objective of this document is to provide guidelines for the evaluation of toothpaste for expert descriptive sensory testing/descriptive analysis and will eventually be expanded to include both quantitative and qualitative testing using nave consumers. Both approaches for the evaluation of toothpaste can be used to define the sensory attributes of toothpaste and to then quantitatively measure these attributes for the purposes of new product development, product optimization, competitive benchmarking, and claims substantiation. A general framework for toothpaste descriptive analysis will be developed to guide the reader in the design, execution (including sample preparation and presentation, facility and testing environment, and specific evaluation protocol), data analysis, and reporting of toothpaste descriptive analysis evaluations. Additionally, a general framework for the recruitment and training of descriptive panelists will be developed. This guide provides suggested protocols and approaches to the evaluation of toothpaste and in no way excludes any alternate approaches that may be effective in providing such perceptual evaluations. This guide is the first in a series of guide documents on the sensory evaluation of oral care products. This document does not include other oral care products including, but not limited to: whitening agents, oral rinses, mouthwashes, toothbrushes, dental flosses, and floss picks. This standard guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with it use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
KeywordsOral Care:Toothpaste:Descriptive Analysis
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top