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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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BAKING SODA

Baking Soda

What is the shelf life for Baking Soda?

The shelf life is three years. The expiration date is located on the bottom of the box and pouch.

Can I use Baking Soda and Clear Balance for my pool?

Yes, we recommend using Baking Soda initially to raise pH and alkalinity, and then following with regular use of Clear Balance to maintain levels.

How often should the box of Baking Soda in the fridge and/or freezer be changed?

We recommend changing the box in your refrigerator/freezer once a month for optimal freshness.

If my pH fluctuates greatly can I still use this product? If so, how much should I use?

Use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per the package directions to initially adjust pH to proper levels, then use Clear Balance to maintain (follow package directions for dosing).

What is the difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

Baking soda is 100% pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda (usually about 28-30%) and various acidic ingredients (singularly or in combination). Both are used as leavening agents in baked goods- baking soda will react with an acid, giving off carbon dioxide gas and causing dough to rise. However, they are used in different situations and are not interchangeable. Baking soda is typically used in a recipe that has an acidic ingredient (cream of tartar, buttermilk, etc.) that will react with the soda to give off carbon dioxide. Baking powder, which contains one or more acidic ingredients to facilitate the reaction, is used in recipes without acidic ingredients.

How does Baking Soda differ from Super Washing Soda?

Baking Soda is made of 100% Sodium Bicarbonate. Super Washing Soda is made of 100% Sodium Carbonate. While they sound similar, they are not the same. Both products can be used to improve liquid laundry performance for cleaner, fresher clothes. Both products can also be used for cleaning around the house. Baking Soda can be used in baking, as a dentifrice and as an antacid, Super Washing Soda cannot. Super Washing Soda should never be ingested. Be sure to check product packaging for specific uses and recommendations.

When used as a dentifrice how abrasive is baking soda?

Baking soda provides a mild abrasive action to help polish, clean and deodorize the teeth. It is the natural choice for highly effective personal products such as toothpastes, mouth wash and gargle.

Can Baking Soda be used as a booster in HE washing machines?

Yes, Baking Soda can be used with HE washing machines. Add 1 cup with your liquid laundry detergent.

How does Baking Soda help sooth poison ivy and bee stings?

Baking Soda temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching by neutralizing toxins and irritants at the skin’s surface. Follow package directions listed under Drug Facts for skin protectant.

What is “dental grade” baking soda?

Dental Grade Baking Soda has a special particle size to provide optimum cleaning with low abrasion.

CAT LITTER

Cat Litter Deodorizer

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer expire after a period of time?

The package for ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer was designed to retain the quality of the product and fragrance. Once the package is opened, the fragrance could become weaker over time.

How should ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder be stored?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder should be stored in a cool dry place with the top closed.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder contains odor-fighting ingredients including genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda as well as a specially formulated moisture-activated fragrance. Also included is an ingredient to help keep litter from sticking to the box, making clean-up easier.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray contains water, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, fragrance and additional ingredients to prevent clumping and crusting.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is slightly alkaline.

Clump & Seal

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Multi-Cat Litter has powerful odour neutralizers that are designed to work for multiple cats.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter does not expire.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter guarantee no crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter seal and destroy odors for seven days?

Proprietary clumping and binding allows the micro-particles of this finer texture litter to coat the surface of feces and also to form very hard urine clumps. This unique, patent-pending technology seals in and destroys odors.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter has a fresh scent that activates every time your cat uses the litter box.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Clump & Seal Lightweight

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter eliminate crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller particles of the litter to the feces and helps form hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter reduce tracking?

A unique process reduces dust and minimizes product tracking out of the litter box.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter lightweight?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter is lightweight because it contains wood fibers, which is lower in density compared to our regular clumping litters.

Double Duty

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty’s powerful feces odour neutralizers are designed to work for multiple cats.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter in the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty has a fresh scent that refreshes every time your cat uses the litter box.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty contains clay for absorbency, clumping and deodorization. It also contains powerful compacted ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda crystals for deodorization, as well as a fresh scent fragrance that is activated when it comes in contact with moisture.

General Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter be used for traction during icy conditions?

No. ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, as well as other clumpable or scoopable litters, should not be utilized for ice traction.

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter does not lose its effectiveness over time.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter track?

As with any litter, it is possible some particles may scatter outside the box when the cat uses or leaves the box. However, unlike traditional clay litters, clumping litter should not get muddy in the litter box so your cat will not leave muddy footprints or tracks outside the litter box.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage as well as the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

The frequency with which your cat uses the litter box and the number of cats that use the litter box will determine how often the litter box should be changed. Some consumers change their litter box on a regular schedule (every few days, or weekly, or on trash day, etc.), others change it when it looks wet or when odor is noticeable. Remember, as your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. After you remove the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter, making sure to maintain at least 3-4 inches of litter in the box.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter antibacterial?

No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product is not antibacterial, ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by bacteria.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter dust-free?

As the package indicates, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are 99% dust-free.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

We are extremely confident of the safety of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ clumping Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no adverse effects. Additionally the safety of baking soda is well known and documented.

Is the carton recyclable?

Yes, the package is made from 100% recycled materials with 35% from post consumer sources. It is recyclable in areas that accept this type of carton. Please check with your local recycling center for details.

What if my cat eats the litter?

It is not normal for a cat to eat cat litter and it may be a sign of illness. Your veterinarian should be contacted immediately. (Please be assured that should a small amount be ingested during normal grooming, your cat's intestinal tract should naturally move the material through the cat's system.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

Although dogs sometimes eat cat litter and other foreign objects, you should remove the litter box from your dog's reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of litter and foreign objects may indicate illness.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

What is toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a condition caused by a parasite sometimes found in cat feces. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling used cat litter. Pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems should be especially careful to always do so. Unused ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter in its original package does not contain these parasites.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place if clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. But it will not be affected by humidity.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer still needed?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is designed to eliminate litter box odors that ordinary scoopable and clay litters can't. The powder formula also prevents the litter from sticking to the bottom of the box, making litter box clean up even easier.

Multi-Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter be flushed?

ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Multi-Cat Strength Litter forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, we do not recommend flushing the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter antibacterial?

No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by these germs.

Is it available in scented and unscented formulas?

It is now available in both scented and unscented formulas.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter?

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control and clumping. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture-activated fragrance.

Essentials

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter contain an antibacterial ingredient?

No. However, the cat litter box is a dirty place. Each time the litter box is used, feces and urine introduce odour-causing bacteria. Although ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, it utilizes the highly absorbent properties of corncob to help trap and contain odours caused by the bacteria.

How absorbent is ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter?

It absorbs 2x the liquid vs. regular clay litters. This is far in excess of clay-based litters. ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter absorbs from the top down and clumps do not adhere to the litter tray bottom, eliminating sticking to the litter pan. This is a problem common to clay based litters, which makes it more difficult to manage the litter box.

How does it deodorize?

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter uses the world famous deodorization of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda to absorb and eliminate odors. The specially formulated blend also dries out urine to eliminate any odors caused by bacterial growth. Finally, we add advanced deodorization technology to eliminate any remaining odors.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter has a neutral pH, so it is neither acidic or basic.

What is the source for ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredient in ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter is a specially formulated blend of natural plant based cellulose substrate components. This blend absorbs urine and aids in deodorization. Smaller amounts of natural guar gum and mineral oil aid in clumping. Finally, we use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and a proprietary deodorization technology to absorb and eliminate odors.

Why are the weights lower than clumping litters?

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter weighs less than clay and clumping litters. You only use as much as you need to fill the litter box, so while the weight is lower, the uses are the same. This has a number of benefits. First, you will find ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter much easier to carry and pour than heavier litters. Second, it feels softer on the paws of all cats, but especially kittens. Finally, it's easier to handle in the store and at check out.

Why do people want a litter with natural ingredients?

There are a variety of reasons people are interested in a litter with natural ingredients. Unlike clay litters, sources of these litters are renewable. More plants grow every year, whereas the supply of sodium bentonite clay is finite.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter in a bag vs a box?

Natural Litters have historically been sold in bags and we wanted to ensure that the consumer visually understood that this is a natural litter.

Will ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter damage floors or carpets?

No. It will not damage floors or carpets. It is naturally lightweight, which makes cleanup easy. Unlike clay litters that can fall deep into the nap of the carpet, ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter sits on top of the nap and can be easily vacuumed. Plus soft, pliable ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter is gentle on a tile or linoleum floor.

SLIDE

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.

Do I have to scoop ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters regularly?

Remove clumps and solid waste daily to keep the rest of the litter fresh.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter does not expire.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How do I know that your litter is safe to use?

All of our cat litters undergo a complete safety assessment by our Toxicology Group, which includes long term use and possible effects. If they are not found safe they are not released for manufacturing and sale.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter guarantee rock hard clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

The frequency with which your cat uses the litter box and the number of cats that use the litter box will determine how often the litter box should be changed. Some consumers change their litter box on a regular schedule (every few days, or weekly, or on trash day, etc.); others change it when it looks wet or when odor is noticeable. Remember, as your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. After you remove the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter, making sure to maintain at least 3-4 inches of litter in the box.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter down the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter Dust Free?

Yes ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is ultra-low dust just like the traditional ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ clumping cat litters.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is the carton recyclable?

Yes, the package is made from 100% recycled materials with 35% from post-consumer sources. It is recyclable in areas that accept this type of carton. Please check with your local recycling center for details.

What if my cat eats the litter?

It is not normal for a cat to eat cat litter and it may be a sign of illness. Your veterinarian should be contacted immediately. (Please be assured that should a small amount be ingested during normal grooming, your cat's intestinal tract should naturally move the material through the cat's system.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

Although dogs sometimes eat cat litter and other foreign objects, you should remove the litter box from your dog's reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of litter and foreign objects may indicate illness.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters are slightly alkaline.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Why is the color of the litter different than my last box?

The ingredients are mined from the earth and there will be natural variations.

Super Scoop

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter be flushed?

Super Scoop™ should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Super Scoop™ forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, do not flush the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.

How do I use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™?

When using ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ for the first time begin with a clean, empty litter box. Fill the litter box with at least 3-4 inches of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™. As your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. The quick, hard clumping action of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ locks odors inside and helps prevent crumbling so the rest of the litter stays first-day-fresh longer. After you groom the litter box by removing the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter. Please be sure to maintain at least a 3-4- inch layer in the box.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter?

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture-activated fragrance.

ORAL CARE

Spinbrush for Kids

How do I remove the batteries in a Spinbrush™ for Kids?

Please follow these steps to remove the battery door:

1. Pull the battery door at the bottom of the brush downward.

2. Remove batteries and replace with 2 new AAA alkaline batteries.Do not mix old and new batteries. Follow battery manufactures recommendations for safe handling for use and disposal.

How do Spinbrush™ for Kids brushes differ from adult brushes?

All Spinbrush™ for Kids brushes come with smaller brush heads designed for smaller mouths. Each toothbrush combines stationary bristles with high-speed oscillating bristles that massage gums and help to clean teeth. They are designed to promote healthy brushing and come in fun shapes for kids, like My Little Pony™  and Spider-Man™... and the batteries are included!

What is the recommended age for children to use Spinbrush™ for Kids?

We recommend Spinbrush™ toothbrushes for children 3 years and up. For children under 3, use with adult supervision.

Spinbrush Toothbrushes

Are the brush heads replaceable?

Replacement heads are available for all Spinbrush™ Pro Series™, SONIC Pulse and PRO+™ toothbrushes. While the brush head on  SONIC Pulse is replaceable, the dual-action brush heads for traditional Spinbrush™ Pro Series™ precision brush heads will not fit on SONIC Pulse brushes. Likewise, the SONIC Pulse brush head will not fit on other toothbrushes.

Does my Spinbrush™ really spin?

There’s a great reason Spinbrush™ doesn’t rotate all the way around. The head oscillates back and forth because circling in the same direction would cause Spinbrush™ bristles to lean to one side. What’s more, a back-and-forth spinning motion helps extend the life of the bristles and provides a better cleaning.

How do I change the batteries?

To change batteries (for all, except Kids): Hold brush with the brush head pointing downward and the bristles facing to the left. Place thumb on indent and press firmly upward. The battery cap should snap open. Replace with fresh alkaline batteries and insert according to diagram. Do not mix old and new batteries. Follow battery manufactures recommendations for safe handling for use and disposal.

How do I clean my Spinbrush™?

Remove the brush head and rinse thoroughly with water after every use. Do not submerge the brush in water, because the brush can be damaged.

How do I use my Spinbrush™?

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. Brushing with your Spinbrush™ is simple – Gently glide bristles back and forth against the teeth/gum surfaces without pressing hard for about 2 minutes while brushing your teeth.

How does a Spinbrush™ battery-powered toothbrush work?

Spinbrush™ works with a series of gears and linkages that turn when a powered motor is switched on. This makes the round upper brush head turn back and forth (oscillate) quickly and the lower brush head move up and down (for the dual-action brush heads).

How long will my batteries last?

How long the batteries last in your Spinbrush™ depends on its use. If you brush for 2 minutes twice a day, expect the batteries in your Spinbrush™ to last about 4 to 6 weeks. If water gets into the batteries area, the batteries may stop working sooner.

When do I change the brush head?

Change the brush head every 3 months, or sooner if the brush head is worn or parts are loose. Not doing so can lead to brush-head breakage, generation of small parts and possible injury.

Toothpastes & Whitening Systems

Are ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes safe for everyday use?

Yes. ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes were developed for daily oral hygiene and have been safely used for decades for low abrasion effective oral care. Please follow directions for use on pack and consult with a dentist or physician for children under 2 years of age.

Are ARM & HAMMER™toothpastes abrasive?

ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are low in abrasion. That’s because they use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda as a primary cleaning agent. It is an old-fashioned misconception that baking soda is abrasive. In fact, baking soda is very low in abrasion.

The abrasive properties of toothpastes are measured in a standard test called the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) Test, which is conducted by accredited facilities. The abrasivity of toothpastes are recorded as RDA values and used by all toothpaste manufacturers. The higher the RDA value the more abrasive the dentifrice. In this test, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes have an average RDA of 85 to 90, which is far lower than the upper guidelines of 250 set by the ADA for toothpastes and below most regular toothpastes. In fact, the highest RDA of any ARM & HAMMER™ toothpaste is only 130.

ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes sometimes feels gritty. Will they hurt my teeth?

The grittiness is most likely the feel of the baking soda before it quickly dissolves in your mouth. Rest assured that ARM & HAMMER™ products are low in abrasion and will not harm your teeth.

The abrasive properties of toothpastes are measured in a standard test called the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) Test, which is conducted by accredited facilities. The abrasivity of toothpastes are recorded as RDA values and used by all toothpaste manufacturers. The higher the RDA value the more abrasive the dentifrice. In this test, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes have an average RDA of 85 to 90, which is far lower than the upper guidelines of 250 set by the ADA for toothpastes and below most regular toothpastes. In fact, the highest RDA of any ARM & HAMMER™ toothpaste is only 130.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste whiten teeth?

Yes, baking soda gently polishes teeth gently lifting and removing surface stains without damaging enamel.

Additionally, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™, ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, and ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Whitening also have our Stain Defense™ Technology to prevent new stains from setting.

Can children use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are an excellent choice for children over 2 years old.Please read directions regarding proper use for children to gently clean teeth and to keep gums healthy. Sometimes it takes a week or so for the child to get used to the new taste but it is well worth making this healthy choice.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes fight tartar?

ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™, ARM &HAMMER™ Sensitive Whitening, ARM & HAMMER™ Clean & Fresh toothpastes are formulated to help to prevent tartar buildup by action of brushing.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes reduce oral malodor?

Yes, studies indicate that baking soda in toothpaste converts volatile sulfur compounds to a non-odorous form to help control bad breath.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes remove plaque?

Yes. In fact, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes help remove more plaque (by action of brushing) than a non-baking soda toothpaste.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes contain fluoride?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain 1100 ppm fluoride.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain triclosan?

No. None of the ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain triclosan.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste neutralize food acid?

Yes! Baking soda is the best way to help neutralize food acids in the mouth. Baking soda is a natural buffer, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste helps maintain the mouth’s natural pH level as it immediately neutralizes food acids.

How can I fight gum disease?

Everyday brushing with a well-formulated toothpaste like ARM & HAMMER™toothpastes, flossing and regular visits to your dentist are recommended ways to attend to your oral care needs. Gum disease can occur when there is a lack of attention to oral hygiene.

What is important when choosing a toothpaste?

When choosing a toothpaste, it is important to select one that:

• Delivers fluoride to fight cavities

• Provides gentle cleaning that doesn’t damage your enamel

• Is one that you will use regularly

All ARM &HAMMER™ toothpastes fight cavities and provide a gentle cleaning.Plus, unlike regular toothpastes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes use the natural power of baking soda to neutralize acids that can weaken and erode enamel, for stronger, healthier teeth and gums for years to come.

What is Liquid Calcium Technology?

Liquid Calcium™ Technology is a uniquely developed technology in ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong Truly Radiant™ toothpaste that helps repair and strengthen damaged enamel surface. Our Liquid Calcium™ Technology helps restore essential minerals and protect your teeth using calcium and phosphate to fill the tiny cracks in enamel surface helping to repair damage for stronger teeth.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes different?

Unlike regular toothpastes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are naturally powered by ARM & HAMMER™ dental grade baking soda. Baking soda has been used to promote good oral health for over 165 years. Baking soda provides numerous benefits as an oral health solution including:

• Acid neutralization and balancing pH: Plaque acids cause the pH in your mouth to drop and when the pH in your mouth is too low acids can attack and damage tooth enamel, weakening your teeth. With its high pH, baking soda helps raise the pH in your mouth and neutralize harmful acids more effectively than regular toothpastes and helps not only protect against damage to enamel but also helps restore essential minerals, naturally strengthening teeth.

• Gentle, low abrasive cleaning: Baking soda is an ideal cleaning agent for teeth – in fact baking soda is less abrasive than virtually any other cleaning agent used in most toothpastes. Less abrasion means less tooth wear, which helps keep your teeth healthier, longer.

• Deep cleaning action – ARM & HAMMER™ dental grade baking soda dissolves quickly and can penetrate between teeth and along the gum line – you’ll feel it working for a deep clean.

• Whitening power:The gentle but deep cleaning power of baking soda works to naturally remove surface stains, without damaging enamel for a whiter, brighter smile. Try ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™ 3 in 1 power, ARM & HAMMER ™ STAIN PROTECTION, ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER ™ EXTREME WHITE, ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Whitening, ARM & Hammer ™_Rejuvenating and ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong products for whitening that is less abrasive than several leading whitening toothpastes.

• Some other benefits of choosing a baking soda toothpaste include – breath freshening and deodorizing odor control due to its ability to neutralize odor causing compounds in the mouth.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums formula different?

ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums formula contains an anti sensitivity relief ingredients to provide maximum relief from tooth and nerve sensitivity. In addition to helping relieve sensitivity, our low-abrasion baking soda formula neutralizes acids that can weaken and erode enamel and gently whitens without causing damage to enamel.

Which ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain peroxide?

ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER™ Extreme White and ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong toothpastes contain peroxide to help deep clean teeth.

Why do ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes taste different than most other toothpastes?

Since all ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain baking soda as a main ingredient to provide oral health benefits beyond what is found in regular toothpastes the taste is a bit different. You’ll actually feel(and taste) the baking soda as it works to neutralize harmful acids that can weaken and erode enamel and penetrate between teeth and along the gum line for a deep clean for stronger, healthier teeth and gums for years to come.

LAUNDRY

Laundry Additives

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda in an HE washing machine?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is 100% sodium carbonate, so there should be no issues with adding it to an HE machine. However, it is suggested to start with 1/4 to 1/3 of the recommended dose because the HE machines use much less water. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda please visit Usage Tips .

In what sizes is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda available?

We offer ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda in a 3kg carton. If you are having trouble locating this product, you may want to ask your local store manager to order it for you. Or you can use the product locator tool to find a local store that carries ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda’s package recyclable?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda’s carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard which is considered recyclable. Check with your local recycling center for specific directions in your area.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda safe for septic systems?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is all natural. It will work well with and is safe for any septic system.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is made of sodium carbonate and water and it is used as a laundry booster and general household cleaner.

What is hard water? How does it affect my laundry?

Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals such as calcium, manganese and magnesium. Clothes washed in hard water tend to look dull, grayed or yellowed. Repeated washing of clothes in hard water causes them to stiffen, fibers may deteriorate.

Laundry Paks

Why is my pak not dissolving?

To avoid pak not dissolving, consumers should place pak in the bottom of the drum before putting clothes in the appliance. The consumer should ensure that they follow product instructions as directed.

Why is the closure on this product different?

Our product contains a special child resistant closure system (CRC), a barrier to entry for children. Child Resistant Closure (CRC) ensures package can be opened by adults but not by children. It is part of our commitment to safety for families.

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents biodegradable? Are they safe for septic systems?

The cleaning agents in the ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents are biodegradable and safe for septic systems.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents compatible with High Efficiency (HE) washing machines?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents are designed to work in both regular and high- efficiency (HE) machines.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent be used for pre-treating?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents can be used for pre-treating. However, as with all detergents, test on an inside seam of the garment for colorfastness before using. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents please visit Usage Tips.

Can HE Detergent be used for pre-treating?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent HE can be used for pre-treating. However, as with all detergents, test on an inside seam of the garment for colorfastness before using. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents please visit Usage Tips.

Can I use other laundry additives (i.e liquid fabric softener, ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda, Baking Soda, OxiClean™ laundry boosters, or pre-treaters) with ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents?

Yes, our liquid detergent products can be used in conjunction with any commercially available laundry additives.

Can the blue detergent cause a garment to spot or turn blue?

The blue colorant is specially formulated for liquid laundry detergents. The colorant is water-soluble and it dissipates almost immediately into the wash water.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents contain enzymes?

ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ detergents contains enzymes. All other ARM & HAMMER™ liquid Detergents do not.

In what formulations and sizes are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents available?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents are available in several varieties, including: Regular, Plus OxiClean™, Plus OxiClean™ Odour Blasters, Essentials, Free of Perfumes and Dyes, and Sensitive Skin plus Skin-Friendly Scent. The available sizes range from 1.81L over 6.21L. And a variety of fragrances is available. If you are having trouble locating a specific item, try the ARM & HAMMER™ Product locator tool or you may want to ask your local store manager to order it for you.

What are enzymes and how do they work?

Enzymes are complex proteins used in laundry detergents to catalyze (speed up) reactions that break up stains so that they can be washed away more easily. They are not living, although they are produced by living organisms.

PERSONAL CARE

Advance Deodorant Antiperspirant

At what age can you start using ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant?

We recommend you contact a physician regarding this issue, since each child develops differently.

How old does my child have to be to start to use this?

The decision to have your child use this product should be made by you and your child’s physician.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Advance Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant designed to go on clear?

ARM & HAMMER™ Advance Solid Antiperspirant Deodorants are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Advance™ Deodorant designed to go on clear?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance™ Deodorant is designed to go on clear.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Advance™ Gel designed to go on clear?

Gels are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

Is Advance Invisible Solid as effective as the Original Solid?

You can expect the same great wetness protection from Advance Invisible Solid as you got from the Original Advance solid.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Advance™ Invisible Solid designed to go on clear?

Invisible solids are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

What exactly does the Motion Response™ Formula mean?

Our formula responds to motion. Motion of the body causes sweat to release. The product active ingredient comes in contact with the sweat and this helps to form a “plug” in the sweat duct which prevents/lessens additional sweat from coming to the skin surface in that area.

What is the pH in ARM & HAMMER™ Advance Solid Antiperspirant Deodorants?

ARM & HAMMER™ Advance Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant itself does not have a pH, but the active ingredient when dissolved in water (or sweat) has a pH. The pH of most Antiperspirant active ingredients is about 4. In fact, many Antiperspirant active ingredients (including those in Advance ) contain a buffer, generally glycine (GLY) which ensures that the pH is balanced to reduce potential for irritation.

Will this leave a white residue under my arms?

Our invisible solid product is designed to go on the skin as transparent and clear as possible. However, not all people are the same, so there can be the appearance of a residue although it will be much less than if a regular opaque stick were used.

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