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I've used Arm & Hammer toothpastes before but tend to stick to my usual Colgate for myself and the family, the only reason I'm using their Dental Care Baking Soda toothpaste is because it was on special offer in Boots at a time when I needed toothpaste.
Firstly I really don't like the taste, I'm not sure if it's the baking soda but this toothpaste has a really salty flavour that doesn't leave my teeth or mouth feeling as clean and fresh as when I use a more minty toothpaste. I do get a 'just cleaned' feeling and my teeth feel nice and smooth afterwards but this feeling doesn't last long and I found myself cleaning my teeth more often and also using more mouthwash just to inject some freshness into my mouth and breath.
The toothpaste is pretty low foam which doesn't bother me either way but when my younger children used it they both mentioned they wished there were more bubbles as apparently it's the foam which makes them feel confident in their tooth brushing.
I won't buy this again even if I do spot it on special offer again, it's just not effective enough and although it does make my mouth and teeth feel clean the feeling isn't as strong or rich as I personally would like. The cost of over £2 a tube is definitely not warranted in my opinion and despite the fact I know baking soda is a good natural remedy for stained teeth I doubt it's concentrated enough in this product to really make it worthwhile using.
After a visit to my dentist last year I figured it was time for a toothpaste change. I just felt that my regular Colgate was doing enough and had heard good things about this toothpaste. I was keen to see if it could suddenly change my teeth or well at least make some sort of difference. My dentist recommended this and so off I went and bought it and the rest is history.
So I guess first things first I will focus on the taste. Now after using Colgate literally as far back as I remember this was quite a shock to the system but I had been warmed. However some people don't give it a change and forget why they use toothpaste in the first place. Plus after a few goes the taste it improves. There is still the mint taste however as it is primarily baking soda it means that it avoids it being too artificially minty which I don't really see as a bad thing.
So on to the main reason I bought the toothpaste. I do feel it is more effective and it leaves my teeth feeling way more fresh than Colgate but I also don't know how much of this is a psychological thing, and if my teeth genuinely look whiter. At the end of the day I think you need to take care of your teeth early on rather than relying on these type of products to make a big difference, but I definitely found this more effective than Colgate but it will hit your wallet harder.
In terms of the price you are looking at £3.25 at Boots, but you can get this on offer at times for as low as £2.50 which is what I paid. In comparison you can get Colgate basic edition for as low as £1 on special offer so quite a difference in price. However teeth are one of your most important features so I feel it is well worth the effort.
My cousin is a dentist and as you can imagine he is always telling me how important your teeth are. Saying that everyone notices them and that they make the difference from picking up girls to job interviews. I guess there is some truth in this so I will continue to use this toothpaste and recommend in to others if your current toothpaste doesn't feel strong enough or you simply fancy a change.
I used Arm and Hammer's baking soda toothpaste only once, and I don't think I would ever use it again!
I had read some good things about this particular toothpaste and thought I would give it a try when I seen it on offer in the shops and knowing that Arm and Hammer had a good reputation.
I'm glad I had bought it on offer as I did not like it at all, the toothpaste felt horrible in my mouth and I did not like the texture at all, it did not leave my mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
The feeling left in my mouth after using this toothpaste was not nice, feeling a strange sensation.
I personally would not use the product again, and I would not recommend the product to others as I was unhappy with result, however the toothpaste may suit some people but not me, I like my mouth and teeth to feel clean and refreshed after.
The Arm and Hammer brand has been out for a good few years now. When this brand first came out it was a new concept having Baking Soda in a Toothpaste but there has been a few other brands that have followed suit over the years but they haven't promoted it in the same way as this brand. There is a couple out in the range from Arm and Hammer and they are all good Toothpastes.
This varies in price but seems to pop up in my local branch of savers now and again and I got a tube of this for £1.29 the other month. In Asda I think this sells for approx £1.60 most times which is still an average price for a 100ml branded Toothpaste.
The taste of this is a little different to other Toothpaste and although you get the Minty taste and smell from this and it is more a Spearmint I would say rather than a peppermint you do get a sort of gritty taste and smell as well. I would assume this to be the Baking Soda and although it isn't unpleasant, it isn't the freshest kind of taste. After you brush and then rinse this away the taste is still there slightly and it does seem to be a sort of powdery taste in a way you do get used to it (I'm not really selling this product am I?)
Do I find this works on my Teeth? Well the Baking Soda is meant to give a good deep down clean and help with whitening - although this isn't branded as a whitening product in a way. I find that this does seem to give a good deep clean and my Teeth seem to have a good enough sheen on them, but I don't notice them to be any brighter really.
A good Toothpaste that I will keep using now and again as it does a good job.
One of the main things I like about Arm and Hammer products is that they get the job done without making all kinds of over the top claims about how amazing your life will be after you have used there problem. In the world of toiletries there is (in my opinion) far too much hype and trendy marketing, particularly for things like razors and shampoo. Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste is not endorsed by David Beckham or Tiger Woods, nor does its advert feature sporty race cars or beautiful women. What it does do is leave your teeth and gums feeling really clean and healthy.
Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste is moderately priced and a 100ml tube cost me about £1.50, which I thought was pretty good. It is certainly towards the cheaper end of the branded toothpaste spectrum.
The taste takes a bit of getting used to and may not be ideal for kids. The white paste is vaguely minty but the baking soda gives it a slightly salty taste and a bit of a gritty texture. It is this gritty texture that will help to reduce the amount of tartar along your gum line, but it does give the toothpaste a bit of a weird taste. On the flip side of this, my teeth feel really clean and smooth after using this product, almost (but not quite), like the feeling after a visit to the dentist.
The packaging boasts effective gentle reduction of tartar and also teeth whitening as a result of the baking soda. I must confess that my teeth don't appear to be any whiter than they were previously, but they certainly feel cleaner. I've been using Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste for about 2 months so you would think that any beneficial whitening should have happened by now.
All in all this is a very good value product that gets the job done perfectly. I am knocking a mark off for the distinctive (strange!) taste, 4 out of 5.
I am not sure what it is in baking soda which cleans teeth so well, but you can certainly taste something tucked away in there working some magic as you brush away. Interestingly, baking soda makes for a good sink cleaning aid too and also as a facial scrub, so it does have cleaning properties!
Arm and Hammer have a range of toothpastes on the market, but are yet to catch up with Colgate. In a similar price range, you can pick up their toothpastes from all leading supermarkets.
This one is designed to provide advance cleaning for teeth removing stubborn stains and also helping to restore whiteness. Many toothpastes promise white teeth, but there is is only so far that they can go. Using a small blob and brushing for two minutes, you will be greeted with an invigorating taste, that will possibly make you want to have a glass of water. I am not sure of it is the soda here, but it tends to leave my mouth parched and clammering for moisture. While you brush, you can feel a good cleaning sensation going on. My teeth have even gone squeaky in the process, I hope this is normal!
No instant results, but the mouth feels suitable fresher. What this lacks is the minty zest though. Instead you get a taste of baking soda, which is fine, but not as zingy. With repeated brushing I have noticed a slight improvement in whiteness. Not dazzling, but it does help remove light surface stains. The toothpaste also helps prevent tooth plaque and decay, so it has several benfits.
The toothpaste would be beneficial to red wine, tea and coffee drinkers and possibly even smokers. It has the edge on Colgate in the whitening stakes, though lacks the fresh feeling. Price wise, expect to pay around two pounds for a 100ml tube. It should last you about a month if you use it twice a day.
Arm & Hammer Dental Care Baking Soda Toothpaste
Description: Brand: Arm & Hammer / Type: Toothpaste
We recently ended up with a tube of this toothpaste, we hadn't actually planned to buy it, but picked up the wrong type by mistake, so obviously used it since it was there.
This toothpaste comes in a white and blue box with the Arm & Hammer logo in red. It is available from most supermarkets and chemists and costs around £1.80 for a regular sized tube.
It doesn't look any different to other toothpastes, but when you start to brush your teeth, it doesn't foam up the same way. In fact, it actually feels quite weird as it seems to coat your teeth. Then there is the taste, it is quite disgusting!
It doesn't have the clean tasting flavour that I have come to expect from toothpaste, and instead, has a weird, slightly salty flavour. It really is unpleasant and you almost feel that you need to brush your teeth again after using it.
There are some reviewers on here who say that it did whiten their teeth, so it may be worth reading their reviews as well. It might well be that if you could stand the taste, that this toothpaste may be beneficial, though for me, this wasn't the case.
I found this toothpaste so distasteful that I actually went out and bought another brand so won't be recommending this to anyone. I would not be able to use it long enough to discover if there was any difference to the whiteness of my teeth, so it didn't really seem fit for purpose!
Drinking a lot of coffee and tea, probably more seriously smoking, has done little to keep my pearly whites looking their best. Over the years such substances have taken there toll, and my teeth are now less pearly white and more a dull yellowy colour, or at least they were.
There are numerous miracle wonders on offer and I have tried many of them to no avail, however a while back my wife after hearing nothing but good vibes about Arm & Hammer bought a tube at our local Poundland, for a very reasonable................yep £1. I was none too convinced after having several previous failures, but thought what the heck it can't do any harm, and indeed it did not.
What it did do however was to make a significant improvement in the shade of white my teeth were to look. By this I mean my teeth are not pearly white they are though significantly closer to that shade than they have ever been. They also are a bit less sensitive than previous, although I am not attributing that factor purely down to this toothpaste, but it probably has helped a bit.
The toothpaste comes in a none to lavish tube similar to that of ordinary brands. It has the normal manufacturer branding in a pretty if insignificant blue colour. The box in which the tube arrives is similarly marked, and has all the ingredients and details printed along one of it's sides.
On opening the tube for the first time you are as with most toothpastes confronted with a sealed tube. A quick reversal of the lid and a little plunge into the top of the tube and we are ready to get whitening. The paste is slightly thinner than my usual toothpaste and does have a slight tendency to run of the side of the brush a little. A little more haste in the brushing process corrected this minor flaw.
Since this is Bicarbonate of Soda based toothpaste the initial feeling is that of a slight fizz. You can almost feel the ingredients getting to work as soon as they hit your teeth. There is a very strong hint of the bicarb even though the mixture has a very pleasant minty flavour. It is the gums that seem to be getting a little Jacuzzi work out, an odd feeling but strangely enjoyable. My teeth are getting a good clean here I can feel that, but the somewhat unpleasant taste of the bicarb is overpowering the less intensive mint flavour, it is therefore probably a good idea if using this to rinse very well after brushing.
It probably has taken about 3 weeks to see any significant difference in the shade of white of my teeth, but there is definitely an improvement. The question is can I keep up using this since the aftertaste of the bicarb is most certainly an off putting thought when I go to clean my teeth. The answer to this question is probably YES, even if it is just to see if any further improvement is going to occur.
Firstly I'd like to say I use the sensitive version of the arm & hammer baking soda toothpaste and it keeps the sensitivity of my teeth under control nicely.
It tastes different to other toothpastes, you can taste the baking soda in it but to be honest I quite like the taste. The only way I can describe it is there's a sort of almost fizzy undertone to this toothpaste and it's like someone's added a little amount of andrews liver salts to it. I am fairly addicted to the taste of andrews liver salts so this pleases me!
It seems thicker than lots of other toothpastes too and while brushing you are slightly aware of this but it's not nasty.
The thing I like best about this toothpaste though is how good it is at removing stains on the teeth, after just a couple of weeks I could really see a difference in how white my teeth were and I recommended it to my sister-in-law who has a phobia about not having white enough teeth and she also saw improvement in hers.
Overall if you can get used to the slightly different taste this is excellent. For me it's also cheap as I get mine from Boyes for 99p. Highly recommended.
About 12 months ago my local Somerfield store closed down and there went my only local supplier of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste ? Freshmint Gel. I was devastated. But last week I found my saviour ? my new and improved Wilko?s store had it in!! I was so pleased I decided to tell you why I love it. Arm & Hammer are an American company, a division of Church Dwight & Co for those of you who like to know. They produce a toothpaste that has baking soda in as a cleaning and polishing ingredient. The two types they make are original coolmint and freshmint gel. Whilst my husband likes the original I find I don?t like the taste so I use the freshmint gel. The freshmint gel comes in 2 sizes 50ml and 100ml. The 50ml size cost me £0.85 from Wilkinsons. Each tube is green and white with the Arm & Hammer symbol ? urrmm an arm and a hammer ? on it. The tubes are sealed inside a box to prevent tampering. I find this method much better than putting a seal over the end of the tube, as I can never remove them successfully. I had an embarrassing experience getting into a new toothpaste tube (not Arm & Hammer) whilst camping a few years ago ? the silver seal came off leaving a clear plastic bit behind, aarrgh ? in the end I didn?t clean my teeth for two days until I got home! (Yes I know I should have got a knife or some scissors ? but this was only a tube of toothpaste for goodness sake!!) Sorry, back to the op. The packaging boxes are also green and white with the Arm & Hammer symbol on. On one side of the box is the information about the toothpaste, the most important differences to other pastes being the low abrasion and deep cleaning. This, so they claim, is down to the baking soda particles contained in the paste. The particles dissolve whilst brushing so that you can?t do any damage to gums. This paste also contains fluoride. On opening the screw top of the squeezy tube you are faced with a bright green paste ? maybe not the id
eal colour if you have a hangover! The scent is quite strong and very minty. The paste easily squeezes out onto your brush and you only need a small amount ? pea sized. When you start brushing I find the flavour very delicate but definitely minty. The paste seems quite smooth and you don?t really notice the baking soda particles. The only down side is that sometimes the baking soda sticks together and you get a blob of bits ? bit of a shame that really. When you get to brushing, the toothpaste doesn?t lather up like some so you don?t end up with a mouthful of foam. It rinses easily away once you have finished and your teeth feel clean without your tongue and mouth being on fire with mint! I find it keeps my breath fresh as well as leaving my teeth feeling very clean. My dentist says that I have healthy teeth and that I should carry on using what I am ? I can?t give a better recommendation than that.
One of the last flouride-containing toothpastes I purchased was arm & hammer dental care baking soda toothpaste. I have since been on the look out for healthier alternatives. More about that later. My opinion of the baking soda flavour has changed. When I first tried it I found it so sour that i felt a little ill when brushing my teeth. My gran used to tell me to dip my toothbrush in bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate, or as she would say, "bicarb" (baking soda is probably the American way of saying it?) in order to get whiter teeth the natural way. Yeeuch. Your teeth do feel clean using that method, but there may be doubt as to whether you could keep the brush in your mouth long enough to do a really thorough job of brushing, because of the terrible salt/sour taste. If you are going to try it make sure you start with a very small amount of bicard on the brush and see how you get on, I don't want you gagging!! So the answer to this problem was to find a brand of toothpaste in the shops that had bicarb in it with the hope that the makers had made it a little more palatable. I tried the "cool mint paste" variety, and got the largest tube (for around £1.75) so it took me a while to get through it! :) It is a slight improvement from using the raw ingredient, but still takes a bit of getting used to. You only need a SMALL pea-sized amount on your brush, and you can feel the powdery abrasion as you brush. It foams less than other types. Almost dental exfoliation, if such a thing exists :) The tube claims that it is less abrasive than other leading brands of similar whitening toothpastes. Also a "fresh from the dentist feeling of clean", well, hmmm, maybe... Overall I can't fault it much. It cleaned well, although I couldn't swear to any whitening of my teeth. This is a tricky thing to gauge, I'm sure you'll agree, but I found "Theramed 2 in 1 Whitening" m
ore effective for whitening. I plan to write a review on that at some point soon. The main problem I have is with the flouride (in arm & hammer there's 0.24% total sodium flouride). After reading 4 or 5 articles in reliably unbiased publications, and listening to some interviews with experts, I have decided that flouride is an unacceptable industrial by-product, that is unnatural to our bodies, and we could do without it, even small amounts count. At worst it may be responsible for some of the increase in certain ailments over the decades. I think that we probably get more than enough flouride from other sources, in minute amounts, some of them natural, anyway. So, I really hope they don't flouridate our water supply. Then there would be no way to properly regulate, or keep track of, the amount of this chemical that each of us is exposed to daily. I'm hoping that the toothpaste industry is going to respond to a growing demand for flouride free/natural products. I have found a few types, including organic, and one for children which I plan to try myself. Should be interesting. It does annoy me that there are no cheap or supermarket own brands of flouride free, since this would make it affordable to those of us watching the pennies too. Maybe it's just a matter of time.
Everyone over the age of 5 knows how important it is to clean your teeth, otherwise you get toothache, rotten teeth and hefty dentist fees. I've used lots of toothpaste some ok, some horrible and some absolutely vile. A couple of years ago I brought some baking soda toothpaste, because I'd read something somewhere about the amazing multi talents of baking soda. It went something like you can use baking soda to clean your kitchen and cook with. It costs about £2.50 for a 100ml tube, you can buy it in Boots and most supermarkets. The front of the tube is green, with a little arm and hammer symbol (which surprisingly enough is an arm with a hammer) it has quite an old fashioned look to it a bit like pictures of cosmetics and washing powder from the 1950s. It promises whiter teeth 'with the power of baking soda'. It also states that it will help remove plaque and fight decay, clean away deep stains and polish teeth brighter. It actually tastes quite nice, which I know shouldn?t be a big requirement for toothpaste, but I personally don't like cleaning my teeth with something that makes me want to gag. It gives my teeth a nice polished, smooth feel to them. Almost like when you go to the hygienist and part with a lot of money to have nice polished feeling teeth. It doesn't work miracles on the colour of my teeth I don't have one of those all American whiter than white smiles. However, it has made my teeth look a bit less grubby. I assume it does good things with tooth plaque, as I haven?t had any problems with my teeth since I've started using it. Thanks for reading
Smile and say cheese :o) Your teeth can be called buck teeth, crooked teeth, missing a few teeth here and there. I don’t really care, as long as they are clean. It really makes me bad, when I see people with dirty teeth, weeks of slime that is slowly turning a greenish brown. Ugh. There really is no need for it especially if you use: Arm & Hammer Original Baking Soda Toothpaste. 100ml costs £1.89 (Tesco) The tube is just like any other tube, soft plastic with a lid on top. The tube is white, silver and navy and on the front of the tube is a red circle going around the circle are the words Arm & Hammer. In the centre of the circle there is a picture of an arm (and hand) holding a hammer. This toothpaste has the extra whitening power of baking powder. I have tried other brands that claim to have whitening powers, Colgate, boots own etc. But I still prefer this one.It works for me anyway, and I drink coffee non stop, smoke like a trooper and a bottle or two of red wine never goes amiss. I must confess a lot of people have commented on my clean white teeth. I feel like saying to some of them brush yours and you too will have white clean teeth. (I only think this about people who I know never brush, or only brush on a Saturday night when they’re going out) I do understand, and I am not being derogatory to people who’s teeth have gone discoloured with age. I know mine will go discoloured in time. Having said that they will still be clean, they won’t have that yucky film over them. Ingredients. Fluoride 0.11% Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) Aqua Glycerin Alumina Tetrasodium Pyrophosphiate Flavourings There are a number of other ingredients too numerous to mention. I suggest you read the contents yourself if you have allergies. Or ask your dentist. Arm & hammer is a division of Church & Dwight. If you have any Queries
complaints contact: Food brokers LTD Food broker house North harbour rd North harbour Portsmouth Hampshire PO6 3TD Before you use this toothpaste I’ll just give you a few facts, so you know what it’s all about. Sodium bicarbonate is mildly abrasive, it absorbs odour by neutralising the acid that’s in bacteria. If you looked at your teeth under a microscope after you have used Arm & hammer for a while the plaque would look like peeling paint. 70 percent of dentists recommend their patients brush with a Baking Soda toothpaste. This toothpaste is white in colour it smells and tastes a bit like aniseed mixed with mint to me. It is fairly thick and slightly gritty (hardly noticeable) To keep your teeth in tip top condition: I recommend you brush your teeth first thing when you get up, BEFORE you’ve even had a cuppa, Otherwise all of last nights' bacteria is just going to slip off your teeth and down into your tummy along with your cup of tea. Brush regular through out the day, if you're working and can’t do this, chew some gum. Flossing your teeth also does the world of good, so does visiting your dentist once every 6 months. Visit your hygienist once every 3/4 months for a scrape and polish. Ok some of you may say I can’t afford it. It is £16 where I live to visit the Hygienist that is only £1 a week if I visit every 4 months. I would say it’s a cheap price to pay to keep my own teeth in tip top condition. Lecture over>>>>>>>>>>>>> Arm & hammer works. Try it for 1 month and see. :o)
We have been using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda toothpaste since 1985 when we were first introduced to it during a stay at our cousin’s house in New Jersey. At the time, Arm & Hammer was not available in the UK. Actually, if I remember rightly, there was no comparable brand of toothpaste containing baking soda that we knew of on the UK market. By the end of our week’s stay, we were completely and utterly hooked on it. The untouched Colgate tube brought with us from home was left in the bathroom as payment and we found ourselves adding our new found Arm & Hammer to our shopping list to bring back home. Sixteen years later, not only do we have the Arm & Hammer Dental Care Original on our supermarket shelves, but also the Gel version. Both versions of the product leave your mouth feeling fresher and your teeth feeling cleaner than you could ever experience from toothpaste which does not contain the magic ingredient called Baking Soda. How It Works ------------ Arm & Hammer Gel toothpaste contains small, soft baking soda particles, which work with silica to help clean your teeth. The baking soda particles help clean deep down in the microscopic crevices on the tooth’s surface where plaque and deep stain accumulate. Apparently, the baking soda particles are softer than tooth enamel and thus dissolve as you brush your teeth, to provide a gentle yet effective deep cleaning. Recommended Use --------------- Arm & Hammer recommends that the toothpaste is used twice a day to achieve a clean mouth and lasting fresh breath along with whiter teeth. Both versions state that they have proven low abrasion rates, however, it appears from the figures printed on the packaging that the Original toothpaste has a lower abrasion rate than the Gel. Abrassivity Comparison ---------------------- The Original toothpaste records 50 on the Relative Dentine Abrasivity
chart compared to a leading regular toothpaste, which is recorded as 99. The Gel version is recorded as 71 on the Relative Dentine Abrasivity chart, compared to a leading regular toothpaste, which again is recorded as 99. Ingredients ----------- Arm & Hammer Dental Care Original toothpaste (blue packaging) contains: - Fluoride - 0.11 percent - Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) - Aqua - Glycerin - Sodium Saccharin - PEG-8 - Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate - Flavourings - Cellulose Gum - Sodium Lauryl Sulphate - Sodium Fluoride Arm & Hammer Dental Care Gel toothpaste (green packaging) contains: - Fluoride - 0.11 percent - Sorbitol - Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) - Glycerin - Hydrate Silica - Aqua - Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate - Flavourings - Cellulose Gum - Sodium Lauryl Sulphate - Sodium Saccharin - Sodium Fluoride - And a couple of strange numbers Arm & Hammer’s US home is Princeton, New Jersey where it is manufactured by Church & Dwight Co. Inc. It is distributed in the UK by, believe it or not, Booker Foods Limited! I highly recommend both the Original and the Gel versions of this toothpaste, as they really do make your mouth feel clean and refreshed. In additional to the normal attributes like fighting decay and removing plaque and controlling tartar, they are less abrasive than most proprietary brands of toothpaste but they still noticeably help whiten your teeth too. The Arm & Hammer website can be found at: www.myoralcare.com. Here you can learn more about Arm & Hammer and its products. They have a laboratory where you can “create” your own toothpaste – ideal site for teaching children about the importance of caring for their teeth.
The "baking soda" style of toothpastes certainly offer something a little different to the rest of the toothpastes on the market. There is a definite tingling feeling in the mouth when they are used, and it does leve you feeling clean and refreshed. I don't know if it works any better than the other types of toothpaste available but it is nice to think that this one uses less chemicals etc. it doesn't appear to make any claims to whiten teeth but I have heard other people saying that they felt that it did. I personally didn't notice a difference in the colour of my teeth. It is pleasant to use and has a nice taste so it is a product that I would use again.