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Crest is a brand of toothpaste made by Procter and Gamble and sold worldwide. In many countries in Europe, such as Germany, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, and Poland, it is sold as Blend-A-Med, the name of an established German toothpaste acquired by Procter and Gamble in 1987 (formerly Blendax GmbH, located in Mainz, Germany).
Today Crest toothpastes use sodium fluoride, or "Dentrifice with Fluoristat"; Crest Pro-Health, recently introduced to the market, uses stannous fluoride again and an abrasive whitener together called "Polyfluorite".
The Crest brand has also been associated with about twenty brands of toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and dental floss, as well as a tooth-whitening product called Crest Whitestrips.
1955 Crest was first introduced in the United States, as the first toothpaste to use fluoride as an active ingredient.
1975 Crest toothpaste was first introduced.