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I like the Aquafresh brand and find it is a good one which is very reliable and cheap enough to buy. I tend to buy whichever toothpaste takes my fancy at the time I buy it and am not loyal to any brand. I also like the tubes and also the pump kind but I more often than not buy a tube of paste but when I spotted this in the supermarket I decided to give it a go.
It comes inside a cardboard box with the name clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. The paste comes in a plastic tube which is very easy to squeeze the paste onto the brush.
The paste is a red, blue and white stripes and has a soft, smooth texture to it. It has a nice smell to it being a minty smell, it also smells really fresh too. You don't need to use too much of the paste to adequately brush your teeth and you only need to use a pea sized amount and using any larger amount isn't really necessary and a waste of the paste because it won't clean the teeth any better using more of the paste with this one.
It foams really well in the mouth and I find it doesn't burn my mouth or irritate my gums or tongue. It feels really refreshing in the mouth and the taste is really pleasant and not too strong. It is a mild paste and it cleans my teeth really well. It leaves the surface of my teeth feeling smooth and soft when I run my tongue over my teeth after brushing them. It also doesn't burn my tongue when I brush it and it doesn't make me want to spit it out immediately I brush my tongue because it burns etc. With this paste I can comfortably brush my tongue.
With this paste I can easily brush my teeth for a good couple of minutes and find it is a pleasure to use to brush my teeth. Some pastes I have bought haven't allowed me to brush for a few minutes because I have found they irritate my gums and cause discomfort but this paste doesn't irritate at all and I do find it a pleasure to use for brushing my teeth. It also isn't an abrasive paste and just has a soft texture.
It helps freshen my mouth and breath, and I can taste the minty taste a while after cleaning and it tastes pleasant. It is very easy to rinse the foam from the mouth in no time at all. Leaves my mouth feeling super fresh and I can see my teeth do look nice and white but I have found they are no whiter than any other branded kind I have used or any other pastes from the Aquafresh range.
It claims to give 80% fresher breath and cleaner teeth but I cannot see my teeth look 80% cleaner or my breath is this percentage fresher but I cannot complain on the freshness this paste leaves in the mouth and I can taste the minty taste in my mouth and it does have staying power for the taste.
For a 100ml tube it cost around £2 and for this price I do think it is very good value for money, the tube does last a while because you don't need a lot of it to clean the teeth well. The quality is really good too. Is cheap enough to buy in my opinion.
I like this toothpaste and the way it cleans my teeth, it would be a nice family paste because the taste is only mild and not too strong and so would be an ideal one to use if you have older children. My little grandchildren haven't brushed their teeth using this paste.
I recommend it to anyone looking for a nice toothpaste which doesn't irritate the gums and one which cleans well and freshens the breath. I will buy it again in the future because I am more than happy with the way it cleans my teeth and happy with the results.
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I give this paste 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I normally stick to a couple of brands of toothpaste which are Aquafresh and Colgate. Because I am a coffee and red wine drinker I prefer one with some kind of whitening action to help remove stains and the one that I am reviewing today is Auquafresh extreme clean, pure breath whitening toothpaste. (100ml size)
The product is presented in the normal kind of cardboard box that toothpaste usually comes in with the Auafresh logo and product name on the front and the toothpaste itself is inside a silver coloured tube with a white plastic screw lid. Again the Aquafresh logo is on the front of the tube with 'extreme clean' underneath it. At the side of the logo it tells you that it is 'pure breath and whitening' for 80% cleaner, purer breath. On the back of the tube it gives you some product information, directions for use, lists the ingredients, shelf life (12m) and some brand contact information.
The product and application.
The toothpaste is the Aquafresh 3 stripe colour of red, blue and white. It has the normal consistency of toothpaste and a nice fresh minty smell. To use just unscrew the plastic lid, gently squeeze the tube to release the toothpaste onto your toothbrush. It recommends that it is used twice a day for best results.
Price and availability.
It is widely available both on line and in stores including chemists and supermarkets. The price can vary, usually between £1.60 (from Asda) to £2.65 for 100ml. Asda currently have a 2 for £3 offer on.
My own experience and verdict.
This toothpaste foams up really when upon application. It has a nice minty taste that I don't find too strong and it leaves my mouth feeling really nice and clean afterwards. After 3 weeks of use I haven't really noticed that my teeth are any whiter but I would recommend this as a good toothpaste that leaves your mouth feeling thoroughly clean.
I'm not really that fussy when it comes to toothpaste, the only thing I'm really that bothered about is that I can stomach the taste, so I tend to just buy and try whatever's on offer or the best price when I go to buy it. I bought this on some kind of offer several months ago but the usual price is around £2.40 depending on where you buy it.
It comes in the usual plastic squeezy tube and annoyingly has a screw off lid which is just inconvenient especially when there are people in the household who seem incapable of ever putting the lid back on! The toothpaste comes out easily though and doesn't take too much effort even when there's not much left in the tube.
The paste, as we come top expect from Aquafresh, is white with red and blue stripes running through it. It doesn't smell overly strong but has a nice fresh minty scent. Unlike with some other toothpastes I do find that the suggested pea-sized amount is sufficient. The taste is quite strange really, it isn't as minty as I expected and has a kind of herbal taste which leaves a very odd and quite bitter aftertaste in my mouth after brushing.
I find this does clean really well when used with my electric toothbrush and my teeth are left feeling squeaky clean and looking shiny and sparkling. It foams up quite a bit in use but not so much that I end up with foam dribbling down my chin like I have with other toothpastes in the past!
The only real problem that I have with it is that it doesn't leave my breath feeling very fresh and this is one of the main selling points which is on the front of the tube, it's supposed to give '80%' cleaner breath', but I didn't feel it was any better than other toothpastes, and worse than many. I was also left with the bitter aftertaste which also served to make my breath feel less fresh. I haven't seen any whitening benefits from this toothpaste either, so I don't think it really lives up to it's claims.
All in all I'm not overly impressed with this toothpaste, it does clean well enough but it doesn't do what it claims it will and the taste is not great, so I won't be buying it again.
My mum always brought Aquafresh toothpaste when I was a child, I think this was because it was a good reliable brand that was not too expensive. I will admit that I am not brand loyal to toothpaste as I am yet to find one that I am totally happy with and like to try new ones when they are launched, also I like a good bargain too so if there is an offer on then this will draw me to a toothpaste too. So on a recent trip to Wilkinson's I remembered that I needed some more toothpaste and found this Aquafresh extreme clean with whitening on offer so thought I would try it.
The Aquafresh extreme clean with whitening came in a 100ml tube and cost just £1.00. I thought that this was really good value for a well-known brand toothpaste as some can be quite expensive now.
As a child I can always remember being amazed that Aquafresh toothpaste is stripy. I always wondered how they made it in this way. The different coloured stripes in the toothpaste are actually for different purposes:
Red - Health gums
White - Strong Teeth
Blue - Fresh Breath
This toothpaste as well as the three coloured stripes also contains zinc which is said to be scientifically proven to 'purify your breath by 85% leaving you with fresh breath and clean, white teeth.
This toothpaste has a screw cap lid and is easy to dispense onto your toothbrush with a simple squeeze of the tube. The toothpaste comes out in the perfect Aquafresh signature stripes of red, white and blue. It is recommended to use the toothpaste to brush your teeth twice per day, children under 6 should only use a pea sized amount due to the amount of fluoride it contains.
I have found this toothpaste to be very good, it foams up quite a lot when using and actually turns pink. The foaming makes the toothpaste feel like it is getting to all of the areas of your mouth. The toothpaste does have quite a strong mint flavour but I do not find this too overpowering, I have had toothpastes in the past where I have found the taste almost unbearable. I would say that after using this toothpaste that my teeth and mouth do feel very clean and almost tingly which is lovely. Also the whitening element seems to work fairly well, I have not noticed any dramatic results in the colour of my teeth but there is a slight improvement. Overall I would certainly recommend this toothpaste it works perfectly well and is excellent value especially if found on special offer.
Before I get stuck into this review I feel that I must point out that I am not reviewing the Extreme Clean Whitening toothpaste but I a reviewing the 'Ultimate' version fro Aquafresh. The only reason I am reviewing this product here is because Dooyoo have told me to......so here I am!
The toothpaste comes in a plastic squeezable tube with a blue plastic matching lid to one end of it concealing a small hole. Down one side of it we are told that it is Aquafresh Ultimate and there is a picture shown of the red, white and blue toothpaste and we are told that it gives 'Whole tooth protection'. On the back of the tube other information given includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and the size is stated (which in this case is 75ml) and contact details for GlaxoSmothKline are given. Its a nice easy to squeeze tube this and informative enough too.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Tube:
Aquafresh ultimate strengthens the tooth above the gum line and protects what's venerable below by killing bacteria to help keep the gum seal tight and healthy.
Well to use this you simply cover your toothbrush in it and use it twice a day of course and like any other toothpaste. Basically you get a mainly white smooth toothpaste with translucent red and blue stripes in it. It tastes really minty fresh and it is a bit too fresh for my liking as it takes my breath away slightly when using it. Having said that this really does freshen the breath and for a good half hour after using it and leaves just a fresh feeling mouth and teeth.
I think this is a great toothpaste. It leaves my teeth feeling deep down clean and looking polished though I wouldn't say even after days of using it, I don't find it to be whitening at all.
All in all this is a great toothpaste which even at its usual price of about £2.00 a tube in all good supermarkets and chemists, it works out good value for money as a very small amount of this goes a very long way, it really does leave my teeth and my whole mouth clean and fresh though the flavour is a little too strong for me in my opinion but I'm sure I'm one of the few that think that!
If you have had toothache then you know how terrible it is and it just drives home how important it is to take care of your teeth and gums by brushing regularly. I am not loyal to any particular brand but I suppose I prefer to use one of the well known varieties rather than supermarket own label toothpastes, I just wait until I find one of the more expensive quality products on promotion and then buy it at that point for a significantly reduced cost. Aquafresh Extreme Clean Pure and Whitening Toothpaste is currently £2.20 for a 100ml tube on the Tesco website but if I remember correctly I purchased my tube for probably less than £1.50 which I thought was a tremendous price for a good brand.
The cardboard box the tube is packaged in can obviously be recycled and the actual tube is an attractive silver colour with the famous Aquafresh brand name written in blue print with the addition of an image of the three stripe red, white and blue paste. Also it is stated that this is the extreme clean whitening variety produced by this company to differentiate it from their other toothpastes on the market.
I am always interested to try toothpastes that claim to have whitening qualities as I drink a lot of tea and a fair bit of Coca Cola which can stain my teeth which I would rather avoid for obvious reasons. The paste is easily squeezed from the tube, if you are too heavy handed you can end up extracting too much and it ends up in the sink. The toothpaste is the instantly recognisable three stripe pattern and when you brush your teeth and gums with it I really think the mint taste is a little stronger than other pastes from this brand I have used before but it is not enough to put me off this particular one. My teeth do feel clean and my breath is fresh after using this which I would expect any toothpaste to do at the very least but I am not so convinced about the whitening effects. I only brush manually and may be it would make a difference if I used an electric brush along with this toothpaste but as of yet I have noticed no discernible difference. I still stand by the fact that if you want your teeth to look mint and not just smell like it you definitely need to book an appointment with a dental hygienist as I have done today. Apart from this yes it does leave my teeth feeling clean and my breath fresh.
I've had a charmed life upto now - I'm luckily married, have two angels for children and own an Xbox 360. However, one thing I was never blessed with is good teeth. There are more holes in my mouth than a tramp's socks, and my breath probably isn't too far away from that description neither. Also, my diet of coffee and tobacco leaves my gnashers looking like I swill with rusty water.
A good toothpaste should contain flouride, have some whitening properties and antibacterial qualities too. You should be able to spot this coming, but Aqaufresh Extreme Clean Whitening toothpaste has these qualities in spades.
If you've never read any of my reviews before, you won't be familiar with my geeky mate Zanussi (named after the planet he was born on) who explains all things scientific and technical to me. He reckons my dodgy teeth are caused by two things: 1, the fact I'm English (think about it, Americans all have perfect teeth, if you've ever been lucky enough to see one smile!) and 2, the fact I'm from oop north. He reckons us sons of Lancaster and York don't have enough calcium in our drinking water, because the rocks in the earth oop north aren't made of chalk and limestone like they are down south, calcium being the substance that determines whether or not water is hard or soft. (No comments please about the link between southerners and soft - remeber the site rules!). So, that's where Mr Flouride helps us out, meaning that those born north of Crewe can smile in public without looking like we are in pain.
Having used this toothpaste for about a year now, I have noticed a drop in kerching-ingly Simon Cowellesque white teeth if I deviate and revert to a lesser toothpaste, so through (very welcome) personal experience I can confidently state that this toothpaste is as whitening as a whitewash paint roller held by a community service geezer removing graffiti from a council wall.
The tube is a hard plastic cylinder that stands up on it's own base , proud and erect like a phallic model, so for health and safety reasons, don't leave it where somebody could sit down, Zanussi reckons they'd never be able to convincingly explain themselves in the accident and emergency department.
Toothpaste exits the tube when you press on the index finger tip sized trigger, giving you just enough paste to fill a toothbrush. So, unless you are a zookeeper who is just about to clean the crocodile's mouths out, or Ken Dodd, you should get enough toothpaste with one trigger action to do the job.
It has that classic stripey toothpaste effect, with green and red edgings to a white centre - a bit like the Italian flag. Perhaps Aquafresh have missed a marketing oppurtunity here - patriotically striped toothpaste with your national colours running through them. They would no doubt sell well in a World Cup year. Not quite sure how they would manage Scottish tartan though, but maybe my mate Zanussi would be able to come up with something if bribed with a Mastermind box set and a signed Carol Vorderman calendar.
It almost went without saying, but for completeness, I will mention the flavour. Mint. Which tastes like, of, similar to, ........ mint, surprisingly.
Also, I find that because the amount of toothpaste dispensed is regulated, it will make a tube last for a good two months at least, and that is with brushing my fetid fangs at least twice a day. (Three times if it's my birthday, or a national holiday, or am having a passport picture taken).
Thanks for reading.
I do not normally like aquafresh. I think of it as a cheap toothpaste. I prefer colgate. Generally aquafresh does not give my teeth that squeeky clean feel. However, I have seen so many adverts for aquafresh extreme clean, I just couldn't resist. It has whitening in it so I thought it would give a thorough clean.
It was definitely a massive improvement on the normal aquafresh toothpaste, which other than looking pretty and tasting a bit minty, does not really deliver in terms of dental cleaning. My teeth did feel clean afterwards. Not EXTREMELY clean. Just clean!
I expected it to foam up but it didn't really. I suppose maybe it frothed slightly but no more than any normal toothpaste would. I didn't feel it surging between my teeth cleaning those hard to reach places!
I still do not think it is as good as standard colgate. It just isn't strong enough. I can't really comment on whether my teeth are whiter, as I used a whitening toothpaste anyway so it would not be appropriate to slate it for not getting my teeth even whiter.
It was ok but certainly not worth the price. I paid over £2 for a small tube.
When buying toothpaste, I usually like to opt for something which promises a whitening effect on my teeth - and whilst in reality, any whitening is likely to be incredibly minimal, the claim always gives me a psychological boost which makes me feels like my teeth are somehow being rejuvenated.
My latest toothpaste purchase was the 'Aquafresh Extreme Clean', which currently costs £2 for the 100ml tube from Tesco. As toothpaste prices go, £2 is only slightly above the average, which seems to be around the £1.80 mark.
The tube itself is silvery white in colour and features a screw top cap rather than the traditional 'flip-open' style. Personally, I find this particular design to be better, as it seems to stop all the old gunky toothpaste forming around the nozzle.
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Whilst i'm not sure how helpful a toothpaste ingredient list is, i'll include it anyway, incase anyone is looking out for a particular ingredient to avoid;
Aquafresh Extreme Clean contains;
Aqua, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, PEG-6, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Cl 74260, and Cl 73360.
Like the majority of toothpastes, the directions on the tube suggest using a 'pea-sized' amount. In fact, this particular paste foams up rather effectively, which, in the long run, results in a product which represents good value for money.
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The paste itself has the traditional Aquafresh striped appearance - although, it's more of a green, white and red, rather than the blue, white, and red which the brand is famed for.
The flavour is very pleasant - and whilst I wouldn't recommend that you consume too much of the stuff, I would say that it's almost tasty. It's a very minty concoction with menthol overtones that you would perhaps associate with extra strong chewing gum. It's certainly more pleasant to the bog-standard Aquafresh paste, which I find to have a slightly soapy aftertaste.
In terms of the claimed whitening effect, I can't really notice any difference - even though i've been using it twice daily for a month. That said, I don't have a tooth colour chart to compare the before and after results to (it would perhaps be slightly creepy if I did!).
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In terms of its general flavour and long lasting nature, I would highly recommend this particular toothpaste - it foams up nicely, and feels like it's helping rid the mouth of all that nasty plaque and bacteria. At £2, it's not the cheapest paste out there, but it feels like this is a quality product - and that's good enough for me.
I don't usually stick to one kind of toothpaste, tending to opt for the ones on special offer at the time. A few weeks ago, whilst doing my shopping online at Tesco, I noticed Aquafresh Extreme Clean Whitening 100ml reduced from £2.43 to £1.50. We'd never tried this one before so at that price I thought I'd give it a go.
The toothpaste comes in a tube with a screw top. I personally prefer the flip top lid because no-one in my family seems to know how to put the screw top back on the tube! In the traditional style of Aquafresh toothpaste this has the trademark 3 stripes in red for healthy gums, white for stronger teeth and blue for a fresh breath, although on looking at the toothpaste the blue in my mind is green! The Extreme Clean toothpaste has a micro-active formula which claims not only to clean your teeth thoroughly, whitening them through time, but also to deep clean your tongue getting into all the pores helping to rid your mouth of the millions of bacteria that just love to live on your tongue. This micro-active formula is supposed to make the toothpaste foam in your mouth whilst brushing therefore reaching the parts of your mouth which might otherwise be missed.
Applying a small amount of the paste to my toothbrush, about 1cm, I started to brush. The paste certainly did foam, so much so I felt like I had a mouth full of bubbles! I really enjoyed the strong minty taste this toothpaste had with, what I can only describe as a menthol flavour. I felt it not only cleaned my teeth but cleared my head as well. After brushing for approximately 4 minutes my mouth certainly felt fresh and really clean and my teeth felt smooth as well.
We have been using this toothpaste for a few weeks now and all are very pleased with its performance, although I can't say I have noticed it making any of my family's teeth any whiter. And I'm not really sure what it does to my tongue but it certainly feels tingly, fresh and clean after brushing.
Overall I would give this toothpaste 4 stars. I really liked the menthol minty flavour, however I didn't really like the way it foamed so much in my mouth. I also think that at full price it is rather expensive. Having said all that I would definitely buy this again if was on special offer but until then it's back to the cheaper brands!
This toothpaste should be used within 12 months after opening. We are also advised to brush twice daily to help maintain good oral health.
For more information please visit www.aquafresh.co.uk.
- Price -
I bought this from the local Home Bargains store back in June, for just 99p which is quite a bit cheaper than other whitening toothpastes available. Not being loyaI to a particular brand of toothpaste, I usually always grab those that are on offer.
- Packaging -
As with most tube toothpastes this comes in a cuboid box, within which is a squeezable tube with a screw top lid. I prefer flip top lids as there is less chance of the toothpaste near the top, drying out if someone doesn't put the lid down properly!
The tube is predominantly silver with Aquafresh and the well-known triple stripe on the front of it.
- What The Manufacturers Say About This Toothpaste -
~ Gives your teeth and tongue a deep clean
~ The micro-active pores get in to hard to reach places
~ Fights bacteria
~ Leaves you with a cool, clean freshness that lasts
~ Keeps your smile naturally white
~ The red stripe for healthy gums
~ The white stripe for strong white teeth
~ The blue stripe for fresh breath
- My Experience -
Unlike the other Aquafresh toothpastes that I have used this paste does not have a definite striped effect of red, white and blue. It is more of a turquoise colour with some pink in it.
The taste of the paste is very fresh and minty with a cool feel to it when you are brushing your teeth and a lovely light minty flavour to it.
It froths quite a lot, a factor that I like. It may be psychological but I think the more froth you get the cleaner your teeth will become! A bonus, as a little does go a long way.
It cleans really well and my teeth and mouth feel totally clean after using it. As for it's whitening properties, I can't see a difference in this. Although my teeth seem to be crumbling and cracking, I don't have yellow teeth and they remain, thus far quite bright so perhaps the whitening properties would be more apparent on slightly darker teeth.
As for all of it's promises about fighting bacteria, I'm sure it helps in some way as surely they wouldn't be able to market it as such!
-Other Aquafresh Toothpastes -
Aquafresh have a host of dental care products; toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and kids products.
I have listed some of the toothpastes currently available:
Extreme clean intense rush
Mild and minty
Fresh and minty
Aquafresh has a very comprehensive website www.aquafresh.co.uk
It gives you a complete outline of the products available as well as the following:
Bright Bites School Programme funded by the Dept of Health. The ideas etc match Science Unit 3A of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2
Downloadable online learning resources which include toothbrushing charts, information sheets and colouring activities.
All in all I am happy with this toothpaste. So often you hear that you have to pay that little bit extra for quality but this toothpaste proves that it isn't always the case!
(This review is also posted on ciao)