Oral Health and Dental Hygiene: Perricone and D’arco Toothpaste Lawsuit
The Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste lawsuit began in November 2020 when the owners and creators of the popular brands of these products, namely, Perricone, D’arco, and A&D toothpastes sued the distributor of the product. This was due to the fact that the distributor had used unlicensed products in order to market and sell the Perricone brand and the similar Perricone and D’arco brands.
This lawsuit claimed that the unlicensed distributors of these Perricone, D’arco and A&D toothpaste products had failed to provide consumers with proper information on the ingredients of these products and the effects they may have upon the health of their users. In addition, these distributors had failed to properly state the proper directions on how to use the toothpaste and, in the case of Perricone toothpaste, the Perricone toothpaste had also been advertised as a “perfumed” product.
The lawsuit also claimed that many toothpastes contain a high amount of hydrogen peroxide in them. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful bleaching agent that is commonly used in whitening toothpastes. When this chemical is added to other chemicals, such as bleaching or disinfecting agents, the combination of the chemicals in the mixture can produce a chemical that is capable of bleaching or disinfecting in addition to being a bleaching agent.
However, this was not the case with Perricone and D’arco toothpastes because the ingredients were designed in such a way that they contained only the chemical that was intended for bleaching. Because of this, the manufacturers of these toothpastes had to spend time and money creating a formula that would not cause any damage to their consumers or cause them to have bad breath. Therefore, their formulas that containing bleaching agents like the bleaching agent benzyl peroxide also contained only safe and effective chemicals that would not cause any harm to their customers.
The lawsuit was filed against three companies, namely, Perricone, D’arco, and A&D, because they did not include an effective and safe toothpaste formula in their toothpastes. The lawsuit also claimed that these companies had failed to follow all the necessary requirements and guidelines regarding the manufacture of Perricone and D’arco toothpastes.
The trial court dismissed the case because the defendants failed to prove that their products caused damage to their consumers. Although the defendants had failed to prove that their products caused physical injury, they were still able to prove that these products caused emotional or psychological injury to the plaintiff.
However, the appeals court in Maine overturned the trial court ruling. This court ruled that the plaintiffs had not proven that their toothpastes caused damage to their consumers but had also not proven that their products caused any psychological or emotional harm to their customers.
Therefore, it was decided that the appeal court did not have jurisdiction to entertain the complaint and the judgment against Perricone and D’arco toothpaste. It was ruled that the plaintiffs were not entitled to bring a lawsuit against these toothpaste manufacturers.
There may be other reasons why the appeal court found that the plaintiffs had not established the fact that their toothpaste caused their malpractice suit. However, it appears that it was the failure of the plaintiffs to prove that their toothpastes caused any harm that was the main reason why the court did not rule in favor of the defendant and Perricone and D’arco toothpastes.
For dental hygienists, there are a number of factors that contribute to tooth decay and the risk of developing dental malpractice and oral health problems. These factors include the type of toothpaste, the level of plaque in the mouth, how the mouth feels, how the teeth are whitened and if there is any kind of tartar on the teeth, and any other possible health problems that may occur due to the use of toothpaste and other related factors.
The plaintiffs in this malpractice case may have been able to prove that there was a connection between the Perricone and D’arco toothpastes that caused their oral health problems. However, it seems that in many cases such as this, the plaintiffs fail to prove that a direct link exists between their toothpastes and any harm that might happen to their consumers.
Whether there was a link between Perricone and D’arco toothpastes and the damage that they caused to their oral health is not proven yet. However, it is clear that this lawsuit may help to increase awareness about the dangers of improper oral hygiene and the importance of using dental products that do not cause oral health problems in the long run.