“ Brand: Aquafresh / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Refreshes, „
I had some problems with my teeth last year and despite being in my twenties I have no fillings and have never needed any work done until recently. I would say that my dental health care has become even more important to me than my skin care, I floss once a day, use a mouthwash twice a day and I brush my teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. I feel that no amount of time is wasted when it is spent on looking after my teeth and my overall mouth health.
It is for this reason that I have been trying out different products in my quest to find the ones that leave my teeth looking and feeling their best. This Aquafresh extreme clean was £2.25 per tube at the time which while I rarely pay full price for toothpaste I was willing to pay as Aquafresh is a name that I have come to know and trust over the years and I wanted my teeth to get an 'extreme clean'. I also bought a new dental floss, new mouthwash and brand new heads for my Oral B toothbrush.
This tube is quite a standard toothpaste tube. It comes in a cardboard box and the tube is one with a screw top lid. This is simple enough to use and can be rinsed clean if any excess toothpaste is rubbed on to it. The toothpaste within this tube is red, white and blue and smells very minty. It is simple to squeeze out and comes out at a reasonable speed so I don't end up overshooting the toothpaste tube and getting minty toothpaste all over my sink.
A little goes a long way, as with most toothpaste and I just put this on to my toothbrush and use turn it on. I have an electric toothbrush so it is simple to use and I brush my teeth for a minimum of two minutes. Thanks to a vibrating feature on my toothbrush I always know when the time is up and if I have brushed for extra.
This toothpaste has a wonderful minty taste. It is not overpowering but is enough to leave my teeth feeling fresh and clean. This foams up quite well and is enough to clean my teeth and my gums well. This works very well at getting my mouth clean and the foam swills around nicely.
Once I have used this toothpaste my mouth feels wonderfully clean. My teeth are lovely and clean afterwards and overall I am very pleased with the results after using using this toothpaste. My breath is fresh, my teeth are clean and my gums look less red since I have been using this.
Overall I would definitely recommend this toothpaste. I have been very pleased with the results and a tube lasted almost a month in our house with two adults using it a minimum of twice a day. This represents good value for us and I will definitely buy this again in the future.
Is it hard to say whether the whiteness of my teeth has been improved as I do not measure this regularly and I am happy with the whiteness of my teeth anyway since quitting smoking so this is not something I pay attention to.
We normal purchase Aquafresh toothpaste, and tend to but whichever variety is on offer. When shopping at Tesco we noticed that the Extreame Clean line was reduced to £1 a tube. About a week later we finished our current tube and opened the Extreame Clean tube.
What first strikes you is the packaging. "EXTREAME CLEAN" shouts at you in red bold writing on both the box and tube in front of a minty blue background. With a large "Aquafresh' brand in dark blue and orange sections of colour on each end it does look bold and interesting.
As soon as your open the tube you are hit by a strong smell of what can only be likened to Honey and Lemon Lockets. Now I love Lockets when I am suffering with a sore throat but you do not want a toothpaste smelling of it. Never mind I though I am sure it can't taste of Lockets as well.
The taste is equally as strong and is really offputting. It is so strong that I can brush my teeth for very long without it overpowering anything else.
As for extreame cleaning and whitening, I have seen and felt no change whatsoever, And have had to revert back to a ''normal'' toothpaste as I just can't stand to use it!
Whoever thought of adding that flavour is crazy. You want minty flavours in toothpaste, and not go round smelling of 'Llockets' all day.
In my never ending quest for the perfect white smile and cleaner brighter teeth, I stumbled across Aquafresh Extreme Clean Whitening Toothpaste which cost me just over £1 in Home Bargains. This one I was particularly attracted to as it says Extreme Clean and states that by using it my breath will smell fresher - this is something my other half says I desperatly need to use - thanks for that!
This is designed, I think, mainly for people who have niffy breath and this is why I thought I might benefit from it. I personally do not smoke but my breath does smell, and so does that of my other half, but the reason I bought this was to give me and her fresh breath and white teeth as it is designed to make teeth look whiter and make us nicer to stand next to.
I have been using this, on and off, along with other toothpastes for about ten weeks now. I do like it, I must admit. It has a lovely fersh minty smell and a great fresh minty taste with a real kick to it.
It is described as being EXTREME so I thought that this might make it work a bit harder than my normal whitening toothpastes.
I was a bit taken aback by the foaming action of this toothpaste and I wasn't really prepared for how much it would foam up once I had started to clean my teeth. It foams, but not so much that I want to gag - it is okay, but for those of you who don't like a foaming toothpaste, I suggest you steer clear of this one as I had to spit a few more times than I would with my normal toothpaste.
It leaves my breath feeling lovely and fresh and gives me confidence and I must say it does have a brighenting and whitening action and I would recommend it.
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We all have to brush our teeth and so for me using a nice toothpaste is important. I have bought lots of shops own lower priced ones too and found them to be quite good ones. I mostly do buy a branded one and I usually try and buy them while they are on special offer and to save some money. This one is a toothpaste I did buy on offer and it is a very well known brand and one that has been around for a very long time.
It comes in a tube with a screw off top. I would have much preferred it to have a flip back top so that it is much easier to replace. It comes inside a cardboard box with the name clearly on the front. The paste is striped with red, white and a nice turquoise colour. It has a really nice strong minty smell to it and one that smells really refreshing. The paste has a really nice soft and smooth texture to it. It is very easy to squeeze from the tube.
Only a pea size amount is needed on the toothbrush for this one to clean the teeth. I have bought this one a couple of times on offer, I first bought it when I had a gum problem and one that was giving me a few problems while brushing my teeth. This one worked really well for this problem because it wasn't too harsh on my gum area. I found it was a nice mild one and one that didn't irritate it any further.
It foams really well while brushing the teeth. It is not too abrasive and it just cleans the teeth really well. It is very easy to rinse from the mouth and it is one that I have found does not stick inside the toothbrush. I have used some other brands that just tend to stick inside the bristles of the brush and then have to be rinsed and cleaned to remove it. This one does not have that effect on the brush and it leaves it clean after it has been rinsed and so it is a bonus with this product.
I find this one leaves my teeth feeling nice and clean and when I glide my tongue over my teeth after brushing, it feels nice and smooth and I know it has worked very well. This one gives triple protection, it refreshes the breath, it helps make the teeth much stronger and it helps the gums stay nice and healthy. It targets the bacteria to help for healthy teeth. It tells me on the back of the tube that it can be used for children of 6 years old and younger. My little grandson has not used this toothpaste because I buy a children's paste for him and so I cannot comment on how well it cleans the little ones teeth.
The tube size I bought is 100ml and I paid just a £1 on offer but I think it is priced over the £2 mark. I am not sure if it comes in any other size because this is the only size I have bought because of the offer price. I brush my tongue too and this one is a nice mild one for that area and it has not burned it or left it feeling painful or irritated as I have found with some other brands. This one just cleans the tongue and teeth really well and not felt unpleasant while brushing the teeth. It is extremely good quality and very good value for the money. It is one that I really do love and one that has become a regular paste in my household. I love the minty taste too and the taste lasts for quite some time in my mouth after brushing.
I highly do recommend this paste, especially if you, like me have a gum problem because it is a nice gentle toothpaste. I will most certainly keep buying it in the future because it give me all the results that I expect from a branded toothpaste and one that I like a lot. It is a good family paste and one that I think is very suitable for all the family to use on a regular basis. The tube lasts a very long time too. A nice paste for a nice refreshing breath and nice clean teeth and one that isn't harsh on the teeth or gums.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
== Intro ==
I'm quite lucky I guess I never or seldom have any problems with my teeth. I do change my toothpaste on a regular basis, but have found of late that although I'm changing toothpaste I have not changed brand.
== Aquafresh ==
I've used Aquafresh for a while now since I do think it to be exceptional toothpaste in both it's cleaning and in it's ability to keep my mouth feeling fresh. Like most brands Aquafresh have several toothpastes to their range and I have pretty much tried them all. The newest to the range is the Extreme clean and whitening version, which so far I have found to be at least equally effective in my oral hygiene.
The taste however is slightly less minty and I have found there to be an after taste, which I have as yet not determined. The after taste is quite brief in its appearance, and although most of the time it is not a problem, sometimes it does seem a bit overpowering and insipid. The toothpaste is the usual red white and blue strips of the Aquafresh range and in use its does foam substantially. It seems to work well and as I said tastes a bit less minty.
It claims to help in the whitening of the teeth, which I thought might be useful being that I am a smoker. I've been using it for a good few months now and to be honest have seen little of the whitening effect. It's usual price of around £2.49 has been reduced in ASDA and other stores to around the £1.20 mark which is a great saving. The tube also is a little larger than the normal size so the value is there.
== Summary ==
I like this toothpaste and can for the most part put up with the after taste my wife says does not exist. It cleans my teeth well and freshens my mouth, I'm not so convinced of the whitening powers it claims to have, but considering all things including the price it's a pretty good and for now reasonably priced toothpaste.
Today I thought I would have a quick rant about a product I really don't like. That's why right now I'm going to write a review about Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste. My mum bought it from Asda when she did the shopping there a couple of weeks ago. It normally costs £2 but is currently under an offer which is 2 for £3 on selected toiletries. £2 is an average price for a toothpaste so this is quite reasonably priced really, but even if this was 20p I still wouldn't waste my money on it!
The toothpaste is packaged in a blue and orange box made out of card as shown in the picture above. This is one of the things I don't like about this product - the orange on the box and tube. Since when is orange a good colour to be associated with toothpaste?! Whites, blues, greens - fresh colours like these are what I think look best on toothpaste packaging. Not orange, it just doesn't go somehow. So the packaging gets a thumbs down from me.
Another thing I don't like about this toothpaste is the taste. Urgh, I hate it. It reminds me of cough sweets. Do you know those lemon and honey soothers, that you suck on when you have a cough or a cold? Well this toothpaste tastes just like them. I really don't know why Aquafresh thinks its a good idea to flavour a toothpaste like a cough sweet. It doesn't go. You don't want your breath to smell like cough sweets, well I don't anyway. I want it to be fresh and minty, so would much prefer a toothpaste that is flavoured with spearmint or freshmint or something. But when I use this one it just reminds me of having a cold. And personally I don't really like those lemon and honey flavoured cough sweets anyway, maybe if you did like them you would like this toothpaste? - I don't know, all I know is the taste of this toothpaste reminds me of feeling ill! Which can never be a good thing!
Maybe so far I have been a bit mean to this toothpaste. I say this because in all fairness it did leave my teeth cleaner than before I used it. It does do a good job of getting rid of the plaque off your teeth, and it does get rid of bad breath. But the only problem is that it seemed to make my breath smell like cough sweets. I don't know if it did smell like them but they were all I could taste after using this. I had to chew loads of mint flavoured chewing gum to get rid of the horrible taste.
Overall I hated this toothpaste and would not want to use it again. I can't believe that my family acutally like it! This is obviously a matter of personal preference. Well my personal feelings on this matter are that I would not buy this myself and will try to avoid using it in future. So I don't really recommend it.
It's interesting that we now live in a culture that gives the impression that it is utterly dependent upon aesthetics. How fair or dark your skin is, the clothes that you wear, the clique that you belong to, how you show your aging and now the stench of your breath is under the microscope to the point where many toothpastes are promising whitening and now EXTREME! cleaning. What does this say about us as a people that a little bit of bad breath or tooth staining is massive faux pas?
I bought two tubes of Aquafresh EXTREME CLEAN from Tesco's for £1. I can never resist a bargain and it seemed a new product; it certainly looks new and super high tech - it's the traditional Aquafresh logo but it's got a shiny metallic blue grid pattern with ORANGE on it. Very eye catching. On the tube, just like an internet advert, there is a little pop window with some SCIENCE FACT in it. The fact that it is disconnected from anything and is just a meaningless little box with some words, a swirly pattern and a circle with a little segment of reddish orange bears no relation because it is EXTREME!.
It also promises in bold PURE BREATH and that it TARGETS BAD BREATH BACTERIA. I have not got a clue what PURE BREATH is nor are there any explanations as to what the hell it is.
On the reverse of the tube are three more windows and a little box of text:
AQUAFRESH EXTREME CLEAN - WITH ALL THE TRIPLE PROTECTION OF AQUAFRESH PLUS ZINC (in red). IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO PURIFY YOUR BREATH (purify to breath is in red).
It's certainly eye catching, but wait - isn't red a traditional colour for .... DANGER?.
The three windows extol the virtues further; Micro active foam (what is micro-active?) cleans your teeth and tongue, zinc targets bacteria and helps neutralise bad breath and the final window is just someones mouth with some swirly lines coming out of it and 'FRESH & PURE BREATH'. I still do not know what PURE BREATH is and I am unlikely to ever find out, but golly, I totally want some of that.
It is also worth nothing here, and I must stress this; I am not a scientist nor do I pretend to be one for those fat cash grants, this one fact that you must take away with you: Zinc Chloride is a skin and respiratory irritant according to its MSDS but it does kill bacteria. It usually works better when it is in a mouthwash. There is no trace of information on what percentage of zinc chloride is contained within this toothpaste. So be wary if you are prone to allergies.
The packaging is full of buzz words in CAPS LOCK for value added coolness.
The paste itself is the usual Aquafresh striped affair. There is nothing unusual or outstanding about this. It is smooth paste like in it's consistency with no lumps or granules.
Taste: Mmm, it's kind of minty and there's another taste in there that i can't quite work out what it is. It is not unpleasant.
Brushing: It's just like any toothpaste. I was expecting to have an intense clean feeling after brushing my teeth and for swirly lines to flow from my gob but i was sorely let down by the promises of PURE BREATH. My mouth felt clean as you'd expect from brushing your teeth but that was it.
I guess when used in conjunction with a mouthwash your mouth may feel fresher but personally, for all the buzz words and the super-hyper-mega-cool 90s style packaging and promises it's a disappointment. I do not handle disappointment well.
It would be far better if Aquafresh/GlaxoSmithKline spent as much money on teaching correct tooth brushing methodology rather than buzzwords and gimmicks to promote a nebulous expectation of EXTREME! CLEAN!.
It's worth 50p. Don't get me wrong. Just don't bother making this your regular brand.
I'm not loyal to any brand of toothpaste in particular - I tend to buy either what is cheapest at the time or what is on offer when I do my weekly supermarket shop. As long as I have something to clean my teeth with, I'm not that bothered. It just so happens that Aquafresh Minty Fresh is the brand I usually buy as it is cheapest, at around £1. However, I recently picked up a tube of Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste in the 'Pure Breath' Variety on offer for a price of £1 for 100ml and this is what I am currently using. This usually retails at around £2.29 for a 100ml tube.
AquaFresh Extreme Clean with Micro-Active Formula promotes healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath. The makers claim that the micro-active foam gets into hard to reach places, even the pores of the tongue, to give your teeth and tongue a deep clean, it fights bacteria to leave your 'mouth feeling invigorated and your breath feeling fresh for hours'. Impressive claims, but nothing really that different to the claims made by all the other brands of toothpaste.
The tube of toothpaste is contained within a cardboard box which is orange on either end, with a pale blue colouring in between and the label 'Aquafresh' in dark blue lettering.
The toothpaste itself is, as anyone familiar with the Aquafresh brand, striped in three colours - blue, white and red. Each stripe (and colour) performs one action - healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath. The tube has a screw cap, which for me is great as flip caps in our house tend to get covered in toothpaste, which then in turn covers the sink.
What make the extreme clean toothpaste different from regular aquafresh toothpaste is the micro-active foam that it produces to achieve the deep clean as mentioned above. I'm not convinced whether this alone is sufficient to warrant the fact that a tube of this is usually double the price of a regular tube of aquafresh minty fresh.
The first thing that I noticed about this toothpaste was the taste. For me, a toothpaste should be minty, that's just the way it is - minty fresh breath and all that. Well, this toothpaste has an incredibly strong menthol taste which I don't seem to get on with at all, I prefer a milder mint flavour. In fact, it tasted quite strange and it is only now, when I am halfway through the tube, that I have got used to the taste. This is just my opinion though as my husband prefers this to any other toothpaste I have bought.
I found that, on brushing, the toothpaste foamed up really well in my mouth and did seem to reach all areas well. It left my mouth feeling really clean, particularly my tongue. I did feel confident that my breath was really fresh, but this didn't last any longer after brushing than it would with my usual toothpaste.
As with all aquafresh toothpastes I have used, the stripes don't last very long and, once the tube has been squeezed a few times, they have all blended into one pink mass. This doesn't seem to affect the taste at all, but aesthetically it's not as nice as the stripy effect!
This is a good toothpaste, but I wouldn't say that it stood out in any way from other toothpastes I have tried, and I don't think it merits the higher price. I will be returning to my regular toothpaste, but, should I see this on offer again, I may purchase this again.
We all use and buy toothpaste but which one to buy is sometimes hard to choose because of the huge variety available on the market, I use different brands which normally take my fancy at the time, it usually one that is on special offer that normally attracts me the most as it makes more sense and to save money at the same time, I have also used a lot of shops own brands too and found them to be quite good for the cheap price.
This one comes in a tube which is placed inside a cardboard box, it was priced at around £2.30 for a 100ml tube but I bought it on offer for 2 for only £3 from Asda, it was quite a saving and so I bought the 2, it has a flip lid, the toothpaste is a nice soft texture and it tastes very pleasant, it is cleans my teeth nicely with just a small amount on my toothbrush. I find that is quite a strong taste and it sting the mouth a little but not so much that it feels unpleasant.
It removes the bacteria and plaque from my teeth just how I like it to work, I think for the price it is a good amount because it does last a very long time because only a little is needed to clean my teeth. It freshens my breath and it foams while using it in the mouth, it is very easy to rinse after brushing and it has left my teeth nice and clean. I do not have a lot of plaque because I brush my teeth regular and visit my dentist twice a year and have a full clean by the hygienist. I find if I have them cleaned regular at the dentist my teeth are in a better condition and so most toothpastes suit me well.
I usually also clean my tongue with toothpaste and this one cleans it nicely and although as I said earlier it does burn slightly it is not such a huge problem because after rinsing the burning stops and my mouth feels fine.
I think this one is a super toothpaste and I highly recommend it to others to buy because it works well for the teeth and removes staining on the teeth and it is good for the gums too and I will buy it again as I found it to be a very good quality paste and worth the price, especially when on special offer.
I rate it 5 stars.
Following on from my good experiences with Aquafresh's Iso Active toothpaste a couple of months ago, as I was nearing the end of the canister I decided to go again with the brand and seek out another variety to be used when travelling with or just when the active toothpaste gel finally ran out. If not attracted by its smooth feeling and glossy blue, silver and speckled white tube, I was rather taken with the conventional tube of Aquafresh known as "Extreme Clean," and that it has a "Micro-Active" formula that claims to give far more effective cleaning than other toothpastes on the market. Now, we all know this is marketing hoof - as with oodles of other claims from other brands - but as the Iso Active formula had impressed me initially, I thought the cheaper priced product of £2 on average per 100 ml could give similar results - especially with the use of a Sonic electric toothbrush together. I have also seen this product on sale in my local pound shop and there is also a 50ml version too - although I have never seen it!
I've been a fan of Sonic toothbrushes since 1998 and having had two different types - standard rechargeable brushes compared to the Sonic rechargeable brushes, both give outstanding results compared to the traditional toothbrush. Whilst conventional brushes waste a lot of paste by constantly spinning it around your mouth, the Sonic brush only needs little more than a pea sized amount each time, cleaning under the gum line, gentle on dental work whilst producing far better cleaning results. That is the line I always go by with many toothpastes I've bought ranging from the cheap and cheerful to expensive - and the results are usually proved by the polished, clean condition and appearance that toothpastes usually leave - when used with my Braun Sonic. But strangely not this time!
Fitted with an annoying screw cap unlike the more modern flip up types, and once the foil seal is taken off, Aquafresh Extreme Clean looks like standard Aquafresh toothpaste. It has the obligatory excitement just as the marketing enticing Signal has of white and red stripes embedded in the white cream (a paste I loved as a child having grown out of Punch & Judy Strawberry) with the signature red, white and blue stripes that make Aquafresh instantly recognisable. The cream isn't very smooth though with a little grainy consistency no doubt down to the "micro-active, " formula and the scent is fresh enough, just like standard Aquafresh.
When cleaning with my Braun Sonic, the paste turns into a slightly foamy cream but not as thin as some other toothpastes I've used. This isn't necessarily a good thing because by and large the action of the Sonic brush means the thinner liquids gets a better chance of cleaning under the gum line and helping the bristles to clean between teeth more efficiently since Sonic brushes vibrate and don't rotate. Makes sense when you think about it, which is probably why a lot of reviewers seldom comment on the thinness of toothpaste liquid once it gets past its initial creamy mush! In use, it doesn't become too thick to the point that you're ever going to feel the need to gag which is an immediate bonus, but I was disappointed with first use having used a pea sized amount as I normally do with other products. The rougher feeling of tartar on the backs of my bottom set teeth still remained after rinsing, and whilst the spit out didn't reveal anything nasty, my top teeth still felt as if there was sugar on them, as if I had just had a sugar loaded hard boiled sweet.
The second attempt of using a bigger strip of the paste shows partially better cleaning results but the only time I managed to get a fresh and clean appearance is if I cleaned my teeth three times in the day! Cleaning and rinsing out with the product is better when used with the Sonic brush and in larger amounts per need and use, promotes this product to be used up as quickly as possible rather than remaining truly economical. I had to brush quite hard to remove built up tartar and plaque, which gave my teeth a polished feeling, rather than grainy like sand paper feeling I had originally felt when applying a pea sized blob on the toothbrush. Whilst many will argue that this toothpaste isn't a "Tartar controlled" paste that removes this substance, I've used cheaper toothpaste from supermarkets that clean it off without paying through the nose for. It wasn't until I looked in the mirror to examine my teeth that I got a shocking response from the glass. None of the brown coffee stains on the bottom set had been cleaned after three attempts and on the second attempt, black seeds leading from a crusty roll I had earlier in the day were still wedged in between several molars. Testing it out with my standard Braun toothbrush didn't fare any better either.
Another downside to this product is that it doesn't leave me that fresh after rinsing out. The company for example claim that Aquafresh Extreme Clean "...fights bacteria to leave the mouth feeling invigorated and breath feeling fresh for hours..." It is here that the taste of the product is slightly stranger than most toothpastes on the market as it is not minty but rather sweet antiseptic like. As a result, it is not a children's paste by any measure and probably one reason alone to why it sits in the company website's "Adult" section. It tastes as if it has been mixed with Listerine. Listerine is one of my favourite mouthwashes and it is a product that I optionally use when I've had a day of too much coffee. However, Extreme Clean also has a similar smell to Listerine, which is lemony, peppery and at times has a TCP like quality to it, which can be a bit of a downside if you're not a fan of the latter product or Listerine, either. The freshness doesn't "last for hours," either but it does last up to about half an hour before settling down. In this respect the toothpaste leaves my mouth feeling fresh but certainly not on the basis of the claims from Aquafresh. No wonder there is no drop of information with regard to the scent or taste on the packaging!
Whilst some Aquafresh products are clearly better than others, perhaps I have expected much of this product to leave my teeth looking clean as well as feeling polished and howling of minty vibrancy. It is not a toothpaste I heartily recommend however, for all that it offers the usual "triple action" cleaning formula that each coloured stripe in this white paste is supposed to represent on top of it's other claims. Whilst it looks enticing with its triple coloured look, and feels delightful to look at and hold, Aquafresh Extreme Clean is a bit of a misnomer and for that reason alone, extremely annoying is a title I'd rather give this toothpaste instead. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2010
I am terrible for seeing new things on the supermarket shelves and wanting to try them. I spotted Aquafreshes Extreme clean pure breath range whilst it was on offer at Asda for two items for £3.00 and it seemed like a good deal so I picked it up with some mouth wash.
The product is often selling at places like Tesco on a buy one get one free offer for £2.20 or a similar two for £3.00 offer at Asda.
The product is in a tube like any ordinary toothpaste once you get it out of the cardboard packaging. There is a screw top lid which I always find useful as you can stand the toothpaste up on the sink and it will rest on the large lid. Aquafreshe's large logo is prominent going down the tube and then it also says it is the extreme clean brand, whitening plus pure breath. It claims that when using this you will find 85% breath odour reduction immediately after brushing. To me all these things sounded good enough to me which is why I purchased it.
To use the toothpaste you need to unscrew the lid and squeeze a small amount on to your toothbrush. I always wet the toothpaste afterwards under the tap as I feel it aids brushing.
The toothpaste is white, red and blue like the majority of the Aquafresh toothpastes. The taste of the toothpaste is an incredibly strong minty flavour. When you are brushing your teeth the toothpaste foams well and immediately you can feel that your teeth and mouth feels clean. My mouth has never felt cleaner than after using this toothpaste and I think that is a lot to do with the strong flavour as my tongue, my lips, and my whole mouth just has the lingering of this flavour for quite some time after brushing. You know like when you chew airwaves gum and get that kind of clear feeling through your mouth and nose? Well for me this toothpaste has the same kind of effect!
I think this toothpaste suceeds in making my mouth feel fresh for a good portion of the day which is obviously important to me and the strong taste really does linger.
I would thoroughly recommend this toothpaste to people as long as you can stand the strong taste. My sister is quite sensitive to toothpastes and felt that it was much too strong for her but for me I think it is the best toothpaste out there for a clean and fresh feeling mouth.
Thank you for reading my review
I don't worry too much about which toothpaste I use since I read a Which report that stated that there was no difference in terms of effectiveness from a 69p to a £4 one and seeing as I have a very good electric toothpaste I tend to be swayed by what's on offer.
Of late I had been using Macleans Whitening toothpaste which I rather liked but it wasn't on offer so picked something else. This Aquafresh Extreme Clean with Micro Active Foam was roughly £2 and on a buy one get one free offer at Superdrug a couple of weeks ago.
It comes in a cardboard box and a standard 100ml tube which is blue and orange with a picture of a target on it starting that it targets bad breath. The cap is screw off which is not my preference, I like the flip top.
The paste itself is stripy like all Aquafresh, this time in white, red and green. A decent splodge will last you a two minute brush. The issue I have with this is the taste and smell, it has added zinc which I suspect is what causes it, but there is a very noticeable off taste, far too metallic and I find it quite overwheliming and makes me want to abadnon the tube completely.
Were it more of a normal mint taste I could recommend it, but horrible taste and smell just put me off sadly.
I have always used aquafresh and recently I bought 2 for 1 aquafresh extreme clean. I must say as a loyal customer I am quite disappointed to say I was quite dissatisfied with the product. The extreme clean version of the toothpaste was very very strong and felt like it was burning my tongue off! The flavouring is way too strong and is not refreshing at all, makes your tongue stingy. I thought it might just have been the specific tube of toothpaste but my next tube was the same! Also, I do know that this is trivial but it does annoy me; I think the red colour in the stripes was more than usual because the foam is always pink and makes you think your mouth is bleeding! I am very disspointed with the aquafresh product as I am usually very happy with using it and would normally recommend it to anyone. Aquafresh are usually quite reasonably priced in regards to other toothpast products, which does make the product more appealing. Overall, I would not recommend the extreme cleaning toothpaste due to the unpleasant feelings it creates.
I normally use the cheapest toothpastes I can find, or those that happen to be on offer at the time.
The last one I used was a particularly nasty superdrug own brand one so when I saw Aquafresh on offer I thought I would treat myself.
I bought the Aquafresh Extreme Clean and whitening variety as I normally do try to buy whitening toothpastes. Its a vain hope I have that my teeth will suddenly gain a hollywood sparkle, something that has remained elusive thus far but I refuse to be defeated!
The first thing I noticed about the aquafresh is that it really does have the three stripes in the toothpaste when you put it on your brush. Now this might seem like a particularly blonde comment but as I don't really use the toothpaste often and I havent seen the stripes advert for many years now (you know the one with the family all in their pyjamas!) I always assumed that it was a long dead gimmic.
I was wrong however and I have to admit I was pretty impressed with the look of it. The taste was very strong, which was a bit of a shock after using a bland own brand previously, but this was not necessarily a bad thing. It foamed really well while brushing and had a very stong minty flavour. In fact after a while it started to tingle in my mouth, presumably the 'Extreme clean' effect!
Most importantly though it really did the trick. The strong mint taste left my mouth feeling freshened and minty tasting. Also my teeth really did feel incredibly clean, I kept running my tongue over them to feel them during the course of the morning.
I can't say much about the whitening as I havent been using it for very long, but I have high hopes for it!
I would definately pay the extra for this over an own brand any day!
I must have used most of the leading brands of toothpaste over the years but have to say that although I have a couple of favourites I hadn't found one that met my expectations - that is until I started using Aquafresh Extreme Clean. Although it may give the same results for everyone I really do think it's fantastic.
It cost just £1 from Tesco (on promotion about 3 weeks ago) & I think the RRP is £1.39 for a generous 100ml tube. It stands out from the others in that the tube has orange stripes as well as the usual red, white & blue Aquafresh stripes. The tube is a lightweight though durable tin (as opposed to the plastic ones) & it's marked as 'new', it claims to give 85% breath odour reduction, has a 'micro-active formula' & promotes whitening, healthy gums & strong teeth.
Whether or not these claims are true all I can say is that my teeth feel a lot cleaner & my mouth smells a whole lot fresher after having used it. I usually use Sensodyne because I have quite sensitive gums so was a little hesiatnt to use this but, to date, I've had no problems at all - no 'ouch' or 'ahhh' when I've cleaned my teeth morning & night & I've been using this for a 3 weeks now.
The texture is nice & thick & it has the normal coloured stripes running through the paste but the thing I noticed immedaitely was the taste. I always expect toothpastes to taste minty but this tastes like lemon with a touch of orange & mint. The full ingredients tell me there is indeed lemon but I can't see any orange listed! The tatste is very pleasant indeed & a welcome change from other brands.
I've found I only need to use a little on my sonic toothbrush to get a really good result. After 3 minutes (toothbrush has a timer) I've noticed that my teeth feel smoother & cleaner although I haven't noticed any whitening. It's almost as if I've just stepped out of the dental hygienist's room but it's cost me practically nothing.
Although I think it's great stuff I'm aware that it may not suit everyone's teeth & gums as we're all different. Being a woman of mature years & having been a smoker it may be that the results I've had may be better than others of you who are younger & who've never smoked. I'd recommend giving it a try though if you see it on offer - it makes cleaning the teeth a little more interesting!