BIS specs

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has toothpaste specifications to control fineness of paste, presence of hard and sharp-edged particles, quantum of fluoride, stability, microbial purity, pH levels, etc. BIS puts down that when used in a normal manner, the toothpaste should not cause injury to the teeth, gums and mucous membrane of the mouth or the body in general. The current BIS specifications were laid down on in 2001, significantly by its petroleum, coal and related products division.