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Aquafresh is a popular toothpaste brand, featuring their classic triple red, blue and white striped toothpaste, which is just brilliant (how do they do that?!)
I originally heard of Aquafresh when I watched "come outside" as a kid, when Auntie Mabel used Aquafresh. I was entranced by the "stripey" toothpaste and begged my mom to buy it at the supermarket! For some reason this sticks in my mind... Anyway, this toothpaste is a lovely spearmint flavour, not too strong as some brands are if you are not used to strong toothpaste, but provides plenty of bubbles and a clean, fresh feeling in your mouth.
I have no particular brand loyalty to any toothpaste so tend to go with whatever is on offer.
The triple stripes claim to benefit your oral hygiene in three ways - healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath. I can vouch for the third one as the toothpaste definitely leaves my breath feeling fresh and minty. I especially like the spearmint flavour which I think would appeal to lots of people, including children just coming off the mild kids toothpaste for whom many toothpaste brands are too strong.
The Aquafresh website is to be found over at www.aquafresh.com and offers more information on oral hygiene.
Affordable toothpaste, especially when on offer. One I will be buying again, part of what makes the brand stand out for me is the stripes to be honest! I'm obviously a big kid! Excellent toothpaste leaving you with a fresh healthy mouth. Recommended to brush twice a day for maximum effect.
I am not especially loyal to any brand of dental/oral cleaning products but I have used Aquafresh items an awful lot through out my life mostly their toothpaste. The market is now saturated with tooth care products that claim to whiten your teeth as well as clean and protect them but I am never convinced really by these claims and think if you really want to whiten them and return them to former glories you really need an appointment with the dentist for a clean or may be even some cosmetic procedure.
Despite this I do like to use a branded toothpaste but one of the more basic ones and just the standard Aquafresh Fresh and Minty variety suffices for me rather than one of the types that claims to have other amazing properties. For about a pound on the Tesco website you can currently purchase a 100ml tube of this which I think is amazing value for a quality brand and it is the kind of item you often find on promtion and you can buy in bulk and put in a cupboard or cabinet to use in the future.
Aquafresh pastes are instantly recognisable because of the three striped appearance they have of red, white and blue. I always find it amazing that the paste can be squeezed from the tube with the three stripes in tact although as the tube starts to empty they do become less distinguishable. Apparently these three different stripes have different characteristics to aid the protection of your mouth which are healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath. After using this I do notice that my breath is fresh and my teeth do feel smooth and clean and I am more than happy with it.
The taste of the product is not unpleasant, I have used some toothpastes and the mint flavour is so overpowering and is not nice but I have not found that problem with this variety of Aquafresh and would therefore rate this highly on price and performance.
This is one of my favourite toothpastes and I always look out for this one when it's on offer, which it often is.
I buy the 100ml pump dispenser (less wastage than with a standard tube) and this lasts us for a long time. Each of us has an electric toothbrush and you only need a pea-sized amount of toothpaste each time you brush.
By removing the white cover, you expose the dispenser and by pressing down on the white flap, you are able to squeeze out the requisite amount of toothpaste, which is the trademark red white and blue colour of Aquafresh. It's best to squeeze neatly and keep this part clean; the toothpaste which dries on the outside is wasted and leaves a bit of a mess.
The product claims to get teeth white, keep teeth white and offers the triple protection of healthy teeth, strong gums and fresh breath. The paste contains as an active ingredient Sodium Fluoride 0.243% weight by volume. We are advised to brush teeth twice daily and also told that the whitening effect of using the toothpaste will only become apparent after 28 days daily usage.
I confess to doubting the ability of this and other whitening products to make a real difference. It is the brushing itself that does most to keep teeth clean and to an extent, any mild abrasive in a base cream will assist in this regard.
I use Aquafresh because it has a strong lasting taste. I will also confess that I like the red white and blue colour in the same way that I used to like Signal toothpaste. It is a brand I know and trust and I will continue to buy it alongside others.
Aquafresh is manufactured by the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. There are a significant number of variants to the Aquafresh range and under the Aquafresh brand they also market toothbrushes, mouthwashes and other oral hygiene/dental care products.
Further information and detail on the brand is available via their website.
For some reason, I am really, really picky about which toothpaste I use because I don't like the taste of a lot of them. Aquafresh is one of the toothpastes that I find I use more often than not and one that I would pick over any other.
I generally shop at Asda and a regular size 125ml tube usually costs around £1 but that can differ depending on where you shop. I have bought Aquafresh from Wilkinsons too and it is roughly the same price. I have seen so many basic toothpastes that cost a lot more than this but I don't see the point in doing more unless you want something like a whitening toothpaste.
The tube of toothpaste comes in a blue cardboard box that states the brand name and what the contents are. The toothpaste itself has three different coloured stripes which all claim to do different things. Red is for gums, blue is for fresh breath and white is for teeth. I quite like the fact that you are able to see what you are using instead of everything just being blended together and having no idea at all.
Unlike some toothpastes, Aquafresh doesn't have an overpowering mint taste when you use it and that is one of the main reasons why I prefer it. After brushing my teeth with this, my mouth stays minty fresh for quite some time but it does tend to wear off after a few hours. I think that this could be said for a lot of toothpastes though due to drinking, eating etc.
The only downside for me with Aquafresh is that it doesn't whiten your teeth. I would love this product so much more and would happily pay more money for it if they were able to incorporate this aspect. As I am the only person who uses this (my house mates have their own), I find that it lasts a long time with using it twice a day. I really like this toothpaste mainly because the taste isn't ridiculously strong compared to others and for that reason, I will carry on buying it.
My mum has always used Aquafresh toothpaste which means that I have always used it to. Even when I moved into my own home I continued to use it, mainly out of habit, but also because I like it so I had no reason to switch toothpastes.
I always use the pump toothpaste as this looks neat and tidy and can stand by itself on your sink or bathroom shelf. It doesn't have the messy lid that the squeezy tubes have although you can also buy Aquafresh in tubes as well.
The toothpaste in this is different to most as it's not plain white but has 3 different coloured stripes - red, white and blue - so it's much more colourful. The white strip is supposed to bind to your enamel, strengthen your teeth and protect against decay, the red strip fights plaque to protect your gums, and the blue strip cleans and gives you a fresh breath.
The extra colours in this do stop it from being too minty and strong - I've tried other toothpastes such as Colgate, which just have the white colour, and I find that the taste of these is far too strong for my liking, whereas Aquafresh is more fresh and minty.
Aquafresh is a pretty expensive toothpaste and a pump tube usually costs £2. They are on offer in Asda at the moment for 2 for £3 though but they're actually sold in Poundland which makes them much better value so this is where I always get mine from.
I clean my teeth 2 or 3 times a day and I've found that Aquafresh keeps them clean and healthy - I've never had any problems with my teeth or gums. It tastes far better than any other toothpaste I've tried and so this will always be my number 1 toothpaste.
The Aqua Fresh toothpaste is an item I have tried out recently and this is my review.
I bought the Aqua Fresh in my local pharmacy cos it was on a special offer and it was only costing 50 pence for a small size tube.
The packaging is nice looking but it looks almost the same as any other brand of toothpaste so I would not say it jumped out from the shelf in the shop and caught my eye. The outside packaging is a little cardboard box and inside this is a little tube which has the toothpaste inside it.
The Aquafresh toothpaste is different from other ones because the toothpaste is striped in three colours which are blue white and red. This is clear to see from the packaging to as there is a picture of the toothpaste on the cardboard box.
The toothpaste can be squeezed easy from the tube and it is not to thin or runny so that to much comes out of the tube. This is a problem I have with some brands of toothpaste so I am pleased that the Aquafresh does not do this as this causes a big mess and the top of the tube gets messy.
The taste of the Aquafresh toothpaste is very nice and refreshing. I like to use it first thing in the morning and I like how it wakes my mouth up. The taste is of mint and I think it does a good job at cleaning my teeth.
I also think it makes my breath stay fresh for a long time after I have brushed my teeth. Cheap toothpastes do not do this as well so I am pleased that the Aquafresh does this.
I have seen the Aquafresh for sale in Tesco and Asda as well as chemists and shops like Boots. It can be a bit dearer in some shops than others so if I was buying it often I would shop around.
I do like the Aquafresh toothpaste and think it does a good job with cleaning my teeth and keeping my breath fresh. I like how the Aquafresh has fluoride in it which will keep my teeth and gums healthy and strong.
I would suggest giving the Aquafresh a try out and I will be buying it again. I am not sure it is something I would pay a lot more for though as I think it works much the same as other toothpastes but it does work better than a toothpaste that is very cheap I think.
It is worth trying out and I think it is good for the price I paid for it. I like the minty taste and I think it is a refreshing toothpaste to use.
I have been buying Aquafresh for years now and have no plans to change. Not only is it very good value, but it leaves my teeth feeling clean and my mouth minty fresh.
Aquafresh is a fluoride toothpaste. It has three stripes in the colours blue, white and red. These provide everything you need for healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath.
The toothpaste froths up nicely in your mouth and has a nice minty taste. I have tried other toothpastes in the past which have been far too minty. Because Aquafresh is mild, my children are happy to use it too, so I do not have to buy a seperate one for them, which is good.
Aquafresh is very good value compared to many others. A 100ml tube will cost £1 in Tesco, which is a great price in my opinion.
There are many other toothpastes on the market which claim to clean your teeth even better, but I personally do not see the need to spend anymore money.
Aquafresh is a good quality toothpaste which does a good job and I for one, will keep buying it.
== Aquafresh Multi-Active ==
== Introduction ==
This toothpaste is one which we bought a few months ago now, but I am only just getting round to reviewing it! We don't buy a specific toothpaste every time we go shopping, instead we buy whatever is on offer, or the cheapest (but I won't buy the Smartprice or Tesco Value toothpaste as it is too powedery!), so one month, this was what was the cheapest at around 70p for a 125ml tube. With there only been the two of us in my house, our toothpaste tends to last us quite a long time, and this 125ml tube lasted us around 3 months of 2 times brushing for two people every day, which I thought was good, but this tends to be the same with all of our toothpastes really!
So anyway I bought this toothpaste, knowing that Aquafresh is a popular and well known established company. I had actually never used the Multi Active variety before, always using either a Colgate product or the original Aquafresh (the one that's in a plastic pump tube thing!).
The toothpaste claims that it has triple protection with "antibacterial action". The toothpaste has three "coloured" sections: red is for healthy gums, white is for strong teeth, and blue is for fresh breath. But the big question is does it actually work?
== The brushing experience ==
Of course this toothpaste brushes the dirt off your teeth and leaves them feeling pearly to the touch, it's minty in flavour so leaves your mouth tasting minty (even if this is only brief!) but the big thing you have to ask is have I seen any difference in my teeth over the last few months of using the toothpaste, which I will get to in a moment.
When you brush your teeth with this, using a pea sized amount of toothpaste on your brush, you get good amount of paste in your mouth. The taste of the toothpaste I must admit isn't particularly nice. Although it is mint flavoured, it isn't very strong in flavour, but it is a really nasty taste which it has, and it leaves a really horrible taste in your mouth afterwards. I got used to it after a week or so, but it isn't particularly nice at all!
Other than that, it does make your teeth feel clean all day, even after 12 hours my teeth still feel clean to the tongue, with no plaque on them. But, that doesn't mean my teeth are really clean!
The toothpaste doesn't have any whitener in it, which I don't like, been a red wine drinker, and drinking lots of tea and coffee, I need Whitening toothpaste to keep my pearly whites just that! I do usually buy whitening toothpaste if I can (although some of them are disgusting and just taste of salt, so I have to make sure I buy something like Pearl Drops or Colgate Total Whitening, as it doesn't have that nasty salty taste!
== Did you see a difference? ==
Before using this toothpaste I used Colgate total white, and I had noticed my teeth had gone a nice pale white colour, and my teeth seemed to be in really good form, their sensitivity was down, so I could eat ice cream without having to worry about hurting my teeth, and my gums even seemed to be in good order, having no swelling or redness in them at all.
But, now three months on from using this toothpaste, my teeth are now a pale yellow colour (ok so not banana yellow, but not as white as they were before with the other toothpaste!), my sensitive teeth are back, and I find that my gums are a little sore at times. I just don't feel like my teeth are as healthy with this toothpaste as they were with the other toothpaste, now that could either be that the other one was spectacular (at £1 for a tube I doubt it), or this one is terrible (this seems much more likely!).
So no I didn't see a difference at all! Absolutely horrible flavour, which although leaves your mouth (kind of) minty, soon wears off, and after half an hour, your breath doesn't smell minty fresh any more.
I won't be buying this toothpaste again, although it was cheap, I would rather spend the extra 30p and buy another toothpaste. I will definitely not be bothering with this again, and I don't think you should either!
My family and I have used the same kind of toothpaste for several years. This is one area of personal care which I never compromise on and will not trade in for cheaper versions of the product. I always but Aqua fresh this was the brand that my mother used on us so I suppose as an adult and mother myself I just kind of followed on from that tradition. I always used the classic version of this toothpaste however I received a replacement product from Tesco when they delivered my online shop the other day and I have to say all of my family members were surprised at the slight change in product. Which was Aquafresh complete care fluoride toothpaste?
This item cost £1.29 for a 100ml tube. It comes in a blue metallic box quite funky and modern I have to say. It states the product name, sports a picture of the toothpaste and the outer box gives lots of useful product information which I have to say the classic version of the product doesn't. The inner product comes in one of those squashy plastic tubes normally associated with toothpaste. It has a flip-top lid which I was a little disappointed about as my normal comes in a pump spray which stops my son from squeezing the paste in the centre a little habit which has always driven me nuts, hence always purchasing the firmer pump dispenser. Still I had it now so had to persevere.
The toothpaste itself is marketed as an advanced triple protection formula that works after brushing to protect your family's teeth. It fights plaque to help protect gums. It has an advanced cavity protection to strengthen the teeth and in addition provides advanced breath freshening. These are achieved through the triple (red, white and blue) stripe formulation of the toothpaste with each of these having a particular function. Obviously in combination they provide the complete care hence the name of the product. We tend to use floss and mouthwash in combination with the Aqua fresh toothpaste. There is a child's version of the mouthwash which is much milder. I think it is vital to instil a proper routine for child's oral health as this will set them up with good hygiene practices for life. At six years old he is still supervised and I have to say minimal prompting is required these days' regards how much paste to use and he always gets close to the regulation two minutes recommended by the British dental association too.
The predominant ingredient in this particular toothpaste as you would expect is Sodium Fluoride however I should point out that the packaging states that you should seek advice before using this product if you are getting an intake of fluoride form other sources. I guess you don't really think of such things until you read the small print however I am aware that some water regions add fluoride to their supply so check out if they actually do this in your area.
Overall I found this toothpaste to be somewhat of a revelation, probably because I had been a creature of habit and had stuck to the classic original version for so long. This paste was a lot mintier and I think that it made my teeth and mouth feel a lot cleaner almost squeaky clean. The overall taste of the item very pleasant and breath freshness lasted for a considerable time after use. I have done some research and this product is also available in a pump dispenser too so I will be finally changing one of my habits, still the same brand however a better product in my opinion. 5 stars you cant fault this toothpaste.
For more info take a look at the website www.aquafresh.co.uk
I think this section is for general comments about Aquafresh toothpaste so I have written a genral overview.
We have been using various forms of Aquafresh toothpaste for many years in our household.
When the children were very young we used the "little teeth" range which had - I'm told because I didn't try it - a good strawberry taste - or something like that - its not always easy to decipher a two year old with a toothbrush in their mouth.
Anyway as they grew up they started using the same toothpaste as we had been using. I like Aquafresh becuase they don't mess about with the formula much so you know that when you but a tube it will be the same as the previous tube. I find that the toothpaste doesn't have that chalky taste that some of the other brands have and is a fairly mild minty taste. I do try an alternative every so often especially if it is on special offer in the shops but I still keep returning.
We have tried some of the different versions - such as the whitening variety but I didn't find it any different and didn't feel it justified the extra cost. Currently we are using the standard toothpaste. It usually retails at between £1.75 and £1.90 for 100ml pump dispenser depending on if you buy it at wilkinsons or tesco's but recently my local poundland has been selling it so I have been stocking up.
Aquafresh seem to very reliable and I will probably stick with them for some years to come (especially as I have about 10 tubes in my bathroom cabinet!!!)
Aquafresh Multi Active Fluoride Toothpaste is the one with the three stripes - red, white and blue. It is made by giant, GlaxoSmithKline and is one of the best selling toothpastes on the market.
The toothpaste uses an antibacterial system containing ingredients which actively fight bacteria for a clean healthy mouth.
Each stripe represents a different strength of the toothpaste as follows:
Red - for healthy gums
White - for strength
Blue - for fresh breath
It is available from most chemists and supermarkets in regular style tubes, inside a box and 100ml is around 97p.
I like it as its smooth, and gentle, it doesn't make you feel that you are brushing your enamel away.
It's also got fluoride in it for added protection.
It's a gentle mint flavour compared to some others on the market that are very strong - so there's no zing, but that's fine for my taste.
It's usually under the £1 mark, so whilst it is not a premium brand in terms of price, you do feel that you are getting a premium product in terms of value - its great quality.
I'm fortunate virtually never to get many fillings at the dentist - not sure if that's the genes or the toothpaste - I've been using Aquafresh most of my life.
It provides long lasting protection as promises to carry on working after brushing all day long.
Directions for use:
Brush twice daily. For children under 6 use a pea-sized amount and supervise brushing to minimise swallowing. Consult your dentist if uyou are using flouride supplements.
For extra confidence, you can use it alongside Aquafresh Fresh & Minty Mouthwash (600ml - around the £3.10 mark) for for ultimate fresh breath confidence and a clean healthy mouth.
I've used Aquafresh since I was little and have nver felt the need to change my toothpaste. It is definately the best tasting toothpaste on the market and has the most pleasant texture. Smooth, not in the least bit gritty, as some toothpastes can be quite coarse. It has three different colour stripes through it, the only tooth paste like it. It makes it distinctive and also appeal to children which is a real plus for a toothpaste. Benefits it claims to have are that it protects teeth again decay and fights tartar whilst providing flouride and giving you fresh breath. I'm not an expert and can only speak for experience and my teeth are in very good condition and I've been using it twice a day for over 10 years.
Price wise, it's middle of the road, certainly not as expensive as Colgate for example, but you'll pay a little more than the own brands.
This review is for my favourite toothpaste. It is made by the well known company Aquafresh who make a whole range of oral care products. The toothpaste we use is called Complete Care. It provides advanced triple protection for the whole family.
The toothpaste comes packages in a cardboard box. The box is shiny blue and silver in colour. The tube has a easy replaceable flip lid. The tube contains 100ml of toothpaste.
The toothpaste itself is stripy. It is made up of three colours: red, blue and red. Each colour of the paste does a different job.
The blue stripe is for advanced breath freshening, the white stripe is for advanced cavity protection and helps strengthen teeth and the red stripe fights plaque and helps to prevent gums. It contains fluoride 1400 ppm.
The flavour of the toothpaste is very nice. It is fresh and minty but not too strong. It is a nice consistency and easy to apply to your brush. It leaves my teeth feeling clean and fresh.
The toothpaste is suitable for everyone aged over the age of 6 years.
You must remember to replace the lid properly as the top layer can dry out a bit if not closed properly. It is also very easy to squueze all the paste out from the tube so you dont waste any.
The toothpaste costs £1.69
It is often on a buy one get one free offers.
It is available from supermarkets and chemists.
"Three-in-one protection for the family"
'Aquafresh' toothpaste has been on sale since 1979.
The trademark style of the product is the red, white and blue stripes which run through the paste itself.
Over the years the company has released a variety of different toothpastes - the newest of which is known as 'Isoactive'.
I recently used this particular variety, which was on offer at Tesco.
Aquafresh claim that due to its foaming action, the gel removes more bacteria than standard toothpaste. Whilst not being able to verify this scientific claim, I did feel it left my mouth feeling somewhat fresher than the regular Aquafresh.
The stand-up dispenser which the product came in, lasted a very long time, and as such represents excellent value for money.
But how does it compare to their regular product, which is known as 'Aquafresh Triple Protection'?.
Standard Aquafresh claims to;
a) Strengthen teeth against decay
b) Fight plaque
c) Freshen Breath.
Whilst It's impossible to really test those claims against other leading toothpaste brands, I can comment on the overall flavour of the product.
Firstly, it's initial taste is minty - but I have noticed - and someone else pointed this out to me also, that it has a particularly 'soapy' aftertaste. This is only quite mild, but when I think about it, it's not entirely pleasant.
Overall, Aquafresh is a trusted brand of toothpaste. In comparison of the Aquafresh products i've used, the 'Isoactive' variety is by far my favourite in both taste and feel - albeit at a greater cost.
If you can't detect the soapy aftertaste which i've described in the original version, then i'd highly recommend this product to all.
Saturday evening is my weekly shopping night, so during the day I put together my weekly shopping list. On it was the usual things like bread x2, Milk, Loo roll, Baked beans you know the things we need to get us through the week. Although every time I do this silly list I always leave something off it, this week it was tooth paste.
Luckily on the wonder around Asda, I spotted toothpaste and I instantly remembered we needed it. I was so sick of my usual toothpaste and fancied a change, so I was in the market for a new one to try.
Browsing the shelves they all looked the same, similar packaging and wording I just didn't have a clue what to try. I then came across aquafresh extreme clean, I had not used aquafresh since that silly advert with the snowman cartoon like family, you know the one where they are jumping around in the red, white and blue striped pyjamas. So I thought why not, let's give it a go and I chucked it into my trolley, and off I went.
The name of the tooth paste is aquafresh extreme clean intense rush, I know this sounds like a real mouth full and I have to say the toothpaste itself is true to its name.
This is a fluoride toothpaste which contains a micro active formula, it is designed to penetrate your teeth, gums and tongue cleaning them with an intense zingy rush, well this is what it says on the box. I would have to agree they have got the sales pitch down to a tee, when you are brushing you do actually get an intense taste that tingles your mouth and tongue leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
As for the micro active formula, this is contained within the paste to help it foam and get to hard to reach areas, and foam it certainly doe's while brushing you end up foaming so much you look like you have rabies.
Aquafresh is known for its three stripes red, white and blue, these are still present in the tooth paste. The red paste is for healthy gums, the blue paste is for fresh breath and the white is for strong white teeth.
This toothpaste comes really appealing packaging, the box is metallic silver and orange and stands out against other brands on the shelf, but alongside other aquafresh brands it looks very similar to their other toothpastes, only slightly different colours from the rest.
Aquafresh extreme clean intense rush comes in a 100ml squeezable tube, with a screw on cap.
Ingredients in aquafesh.
The micro active ingredient contains sodium fluoride 0.306% and the other ingredients include Aqua, Hydrated silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, PEG-6, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Cocamidopropy Betaine, Titanium Dioxide and Limonene.
How to use
It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, to achieve nice healthy white teeth and gums.
For children under seven, use a pea sized amount of toothpaste and always supervise their brushing, to minimise the risk of swallowing.
Where can you get Aquafresh Toothpaste?
You can buy this toothpaste at almost any supermarket, grocery shop, Wilkinson stores, chemist or bodycare shop.
The toothpaste does vary in price from store to store, but you can expect to pay anywhere between 1.39 and 2.69 per tube. I have personally seen this in Wilkinson's for 1.39p a tube and in my chemist for 2.69 a tube. Supermarkets may have this a little cheaper then Wilkinson's depending on their offers, but I paid 2.19 when I bought my first tube.
Aquafresh has also introduced a new Aquafresh Extreme Clean Whitening toothpaste since this one, which is designed for even whiter teeth. Personally I didn't over rate the whitening paste as it didn't give me the same foam or zingy fresh feeling I have now come to expect, twice a day.
All in all I love my new toothpaste brand, it is defiantly a step up from the old aquafresh they sold, I now like getting up in the morning to brush with this fantastic zingy toothpaste, which leaves my mouth, teeth and breath feeling clean and fresh for hours.