What do the colors code on toothpaste mean?

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There are a huge number of brands for toothpaste available in the market, and they are producing toothpaste in a wide variety of flavors. Some of you may have noticed the color code on your toothpaste and want to figure out the actual meaning of it. The color code is present at the end of the toothpaste and is present in 4 different colors.

Wrong meaning of Color Codes on Toothpaste

There have been numerous articles and stories going around on the internet which has been stating what these color codes mean in accordance with the toothpaste that they have labeled.  The articles on the internet are stating that these are the meanings of the colors codes on the bottom of the tube of the toothpaste;

  • Green Square = Natural
  • Blue Square = Medicine + Natural
  • Red Square = Natural + Chemical
  • Black Square = Pure Chemical

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It cannot be true

However, not everybody believed this theory presented in the article. One user came out to state that the markings are no indication of Natural, Medicinal or Chemical content, but instead are markings which mark the place that the machine has to cut the box or tube.

In order to further provide proof for his logic, the user has started to look at bags of pasta, rice or any food box and you will find a similar if not the same marking. Recommended: Why do I have white spots on my teeth?

What do the colors code on toothpaste mean?

So, who is right? We did a bit of research in order to find the actual meaning of the color codes on toothpaste. Our conclusion is that the Facebook user is indeed correct. The markings found on the bottom of the tubes of toothpaste are indeed placed there so that the machines can know exactly where they are to cut the tubes.

One final piece of advice that we think is essential, especially in the modern times with easy and instant access to the internet, if anything has been shown to you on the internet and has been constructed or shaped to convince you that it is a fact, does not under any circumstance mean that there is any truth behind the internet post. 

There are several urban legends going around on the internet cables, hence if you want to find out whether a certain rumor or doubtful fact that you have read or come across on the internet is indeed true, it is best to just check out Snopes.com before you share something fake, which would lead to unwanted embarrassment. 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.