I'm not a big fan of my teeth. They are quite healthy but they are not as white as I would like them to be. I think this is a combination of natural colour as well as drinking lots of coffee and red wine. I am going on holiday soon to America, home of amazingly white teeth and so I wanted to give my teeth a bit of a white boost and decided to try using this toothpaste and well as a whitening kit (but that will be another review).
The toothpaste I decided upon was Blanx as I had read good things about it so after buying a tube for £7 something in Boots, eek, I got started on my whiter teeth. According to the information, "BlanX Classic toothpaste is the first protective cosmetic toothpaste with arctic lichen extracts. When used regularly, its natural non-abrasive whitening properties restore the natural radiance of your smile."
This was what I was looking for as I didn't want anything too harsh that would possibly weaken my teeth or damage them but I did want them to look a bit shinier and whiter and thought this would be a good way of achieving them
The packaging of this toothpaste is quite interesting. It comes in a big round dispenser rather than a regular tube that you squeeze toothpaste out of. There is a plastic cap which you remove and then there is a pump action at the top to enable you to get the toothpaste out. All you need to do is press this pump and then the toothpaste comes out in one go from the little spout. It took me a few goes to get used to it but now I found it easy to use and actually one pump gives you the perfect amount of toothpaste which is really nice.
The toothpaste is white but it doesn't really have an overly minty taste to it. To me, it has that sort of baking soda type taste which I have had with other whitening toothpastes and to me it does feel like this taste makes you think you are getting a better cleaning action than you would with just a regular minty toothpaste. What I like about this toothpaste is that it is smooth and does not have little bits in it like other whitening toothpastes do. This tome definitely confirms that it is a non-abrasive toothpaste as it does not have little granules scraping away at your teeth. In fact, after brushing with this toothpaste my teeth feel very smooth and clean.
According to the information included with the toothpaste, it works in a number of ways and these are listed as:
1. The lichen extract contained in the toothpaste's exclusive formula has a bacterostatic, anti-plaque and anti-stain effect, and acts as a softener and anti-inflammatory for the gum mucous.
2. The particular type and granular nature of silicon, on the other hand, allows teeth to be cleaned thoroughly without being abraded.
3. Finally, fluoride salts reinforce tooth enamel, making it more solid and shiny, and are antibacterial.
So, has it worked? Well, my definitely are definitely not shiny Hollywood white, I don't think anything apart from caps would make them look like these but they do look brighter and I have to say I think they have changed a few shades too and are definitely not as white as they used to be. I've been quite impressed with the results I have achieved from this toothpaste and will continue to use it and the nice thing is you can use it for however long you wish as it id not damaging to teeth.
Now not being blessed with perfect teeth, I jumped at the chance to imrove the colour and health of them by simplying buying a toothpaste. Upon seeing a TV advert for Blanx, I though tI may aswell give it a go.
The toothpaste itself comes in a vertical pump rather than a squidgy tube, but this is as good as it gets really. For the best part of £10, you get a product which is far as I could see, has no benefits over regular toothpastes.
It's main selling point is the whitening effect, which it just doesn't do. Apart from this it will make your breath fresher and give you the all round feeling of a clean mouth - but so do all the other, far cheaper toothpastes.
It is however widely available at all large chains such as Boots etc, but it will be located by other toothapastes, and I strongly advise you to pick up one of the others instead, it doesn't matter which one - just anything but Blanx.
There seem to be hundreds of different toothpastes, with extras such as being a whitening product. I've tried quite a few of these, and eventually got round to paying 7 pounds for 100 ml of Blanx.
The toothpaste is in a tall, cylinder shape dispenser, which is nice and easy to use. The manufacturer states that it is the first cosmetic toothpaste to be based on arctic lichen. They claim arctic lichen removes bacteria that sticks to enamel and penetrates deeply into teeth to remove bacterial residues and stains caused by food and drink. However, there doesn't seem to be any sort of support for this claim, by the British Dental Association, on the dispenser or the packaging.
The first day I used it I didn't notice any difference, except that it was burning my gums somewhat. After this, I used a very small amount, and this side effect went away. After 3 days, using twice a day, my teeth were certainly looking cleaner and whiter. It certainly kept my breath fresh, and after a few weeks I was in no doubt that the product worked.
However, a whitening toothpaste can only remove discolouration on the outermost layer of teeth, they can't remove discolouration on the inner layers. Therefore, it would still be a good idea to only consume in moderation those foods and drinks which are known to stain. This product may only make a limited difference to some people. I think this is the best whitening toothpaste, but only just. There are other toothpastes which are perhaps 80-90% as effective which I have tried, and they cost a third of the price.
Overall, this is a good product, it did make my teeth look whiter, it is very easy to apply to your toothbrush from the pump. It was mild on my mouth when I used it sparingly, twice a day. The problem is that it is too expensive. If they could do something with the price, I'd buy it all the time, but for now I will buy a much cheaper toothpaste which is nearly as good, and focus more on my diet.
For years and years I have been a fan of Mcleans toothpaste. Only because I was brought up in a household where no other toothpaste was allowed through the door as my Dad would go mad as he loved it! I have however tried other toothpastes over the years of course as I have lived on my own etc but I always have diverted back to that toothpaste out of habit really and because it's rather good and an economical choice.
That was until Christmas just gone when I stayed in a caravan with my mate. I had packed all my stuff up and forgotten toothpaste to which I had to use hers or suffer filthy teeth......and from that day on I adore this toothpaste and try to buy it whenever finances allow me to!
The toothpaste comes in a white and silver box. On the front of the box I am told that it is Non-Abrasive Whitening, BlanX Toothpaste 'Cleans, protects and whitens, freshens breath for daily use' and there is a silver square pattern depicted on there. Other information listed on the box includes being told a little about the product, the size is stated (in this case I have the 100ml size), ingredients and contact details for the company are listed. Open up the box and you get a tall and thick white plastic pump action dispenser with a clear lid/cap that goes over that. In the same style as the outer box I'm told what it is and who it is by, the ingredients are listed, size is stated and once again contact details for the manufacturer are stated.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Box:
BlanX Whitening Toothpaste for daily use is the first total protective whitening toothpaste based on Artic Lichen.
The lichen, which grows naturally in the Artic, and has been traditionally used by local people to clean and protect their teeth, contains active ingredients which attack harmful bacteria involved in the formulation of plaque and tooth decay, and not the beneficial bacteria found naturally in the mouth.
Used daily, BlanX effectively cleans and protects the teeth, and restores them to their original natural whiteness without abrading the tooth enamel.
Well all you need of this smooth white toothpaste to get your whole mouth and teeth clean is a small blob of it! Course use as much of it as you desire, that is up to you! Who am I to tell you how to clean your teeth after-all lol! When in use it really sort of glosses the teeth so as promised it really isn't at all abrasive and what is nice about this is that no matter the amount you use of it, it really doesn't foam up too much and make you gag or anything like that!
The taste of this is fabulous too! Sort of like a spearmint, sweet flavour it tastes really good which is a bonus for a toothpaste and is really fresh without being overpowering/harsh!
This toothpaste is fabby, it's as simple as that. I have very sensitive teeth and when using this every day I have noticed that not only are my teeth left feeling impeccably clean, my breath is really freshened for a long length of time and stains (even deep one's) are diminished. It makes my mouth and teeth feel smooth and refreshed and I had some yellow stains appearing to the base of my teeth prior to using this that have now thankfully vanished into thin air!
It's all round great stuff and when you use it you can really tell your using a more expensive, quality product, from the taste to the effects it gives you. After using it I can feel plaque and the film given off from nicotine etc gone (I am a smoker by the way!) and all round my teeth are whiter in my opinion since using this so it really is highly recommended from me! I'm a BlanX addict!
Can be found in all supermarkets and chemists etc and expect to pay about £7.14 a time (but do look around for this on offers!).
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I was conned into buying this toothpaste by my husband.
It costs £7.14 for a 100ml tube and it's a rip off.
It says to use it the same as normal toothpaste and you should see a difference and you even get a colour chart to note the colour change.
Between the two of us this product lasted about 3 weeks, which is a good amount of time for a toothpaste but as this cost £7.14 I thought it might have lasted a little bit longer.
Needless to say we didn't buy this again after it ran out. I saw a slight change in my teeth, but only very slight. I'm not sure it even did anything.
The colour chart that they give you has a rubbish range of colours on it so it's difficult to match to your teeth before or after use.
I think there must be better whitening toothpastes out there than this. I can not see why this costs so much, for the cost of this toothpaste I would have like to see a real change in colour, but it really just didn't happen.
I wouldn't recommend this product. I found it did not work and was a complete waste of money.
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Blanx Complete Whitening toothpaste promises to restore teeth back to their natural whiteness. It has been developed from a unique, natural formula discovered in the Arctic when it was noted how white the people who live there's teeth tend to be. The moss that grows there contains an ingredient - lichen extract - which naturally cleans and restores teeth to their original whiteness. This was taken and adapted into this toothpaste, and the other Blanx products available on the market.
I decided to not pay the hefty £13.99 pricetag I'd originally seen a shopping channel charging and instead researched online for a better deal. The cheapest I could find was £6.99 on the Boots website, with a £3.50 postage and packaging charge on top of it. I did look for it in my Boots store but couldn't find it, though I've been told they do stock it. I instead bought mine from a trusted eBay seller who specialises in selling Blanx products and offers a variety of the brand for around £8.
The first time I used the product my teeth did feel very clean but I didn't notice a change in a colour. I kept using it twice daily and after a few days I noticed my teeth definitely starting to look whiter. Of course, the resulting whiteness of using Blanx varies person to person - the toothpaste is designed to restore a person's NATURAL tooth whiteness, and some people's teeth are naturally whiter than others, but I've found the significance in difference enough to continue buying the product. Blanx keeps my breath fresh and my teeth very clean.
The product also claims to protect teeth from decay and bacteria - I haven't been using the product long enough and to really vouch for that, but my dentist did commend me for a definite improvement in the state of my teeth, which was quite the opposite before I started using the product.
Blanx also tastes much nicer than I expected it to. It has a very mild mint flavour and makes a nice change from the toothpastes I normally buy which are so strong they hurt my gums. My teeth are quite sensitive too, and I have found no problems with using Blanx on them.
Blanx comes in a hard plastic pump which makes it very easy to apply to your toothbrush and prevents messiness often found with ordinary tubed toothpaste. The pump is 100ml, which has lasted me a couple of months so far, as the sole user of the product. I've heard from other people that the same product lasts them 2-3 months for the whole family. The pump comes packaged in a cardboard box which folds out into a handy chart measuring tooth whiteness for you to compare the difference in whiteness as you are using the product.
I would say that Blanx is a very good product and does exactly what it advertises. However, its success is dependent on the individual - how often the product is used and the natural whiteness of their teeth. I definitely would recommend it, though, as something to try if your regular toothpaste isn't cleaning your teeth as it should, and definitely an option to try against other brands such as Pearl Drops which can be equally as expensive and with less effectiveness. Although it is quite expensive for a toothpaste, I would rather pay the extra few pounds for a product that has a combined purpose, and one that actually works for me.
Blanx Classic Whitening toothpaste
Blanx claim 'a visibly whiter smile in just 30 days' It also claims to be natural and non-abrasive, therefore will not damage tooth enamel.
I have pretty good teeth, no fillings and fairly straight, they've always been quite white although they did start to get a little stained as I started drinking red wine and coffee, but I admit they weren't too bad. I considered laser whitening but decided this would be to extreme (and expensive).
In my experience Blanx is an excellent whitening toothpaste for not too badly stained teeth, I'd honestly say within a few days there was a noticable difference. The taste, to me, was just like regular toothpaste.
The idea is to use it twice a day as you would your usual brand, there is no mixing powders, rubbing preparation over your teeth, or uncomfortable gum shields like some of the over the counter whitening kits.
The cost - £6.99 for 100ml (Boots) is, in my opinion, very reasonable.
Blanx is a tooth whitening paste designed for everyday use. The manufacturers claim it includes the 'beneficial properties of Arctic Lichen' - which apparently kills only bad bacteria in the mouth.
When choosing a whitening toothpaste, it's important to avoid certain brands which can be harmful to the teeth. This is one of the reasons I decided to try Blanx, as it whitens without using bleaches or abrasives.
For a toothpaste, this product is relatively expensive at around 7 or £8 for a 100ml tube - depending on the retailer. However, it lasts a long time, and the pump action dispenser doesn't squirt out too much on each application.
Blanx tastes good - (although I'm not recommending eating it...) not like another big brand manufacturer I tried recently which had an unpleasant soapy aftertaste.
I recommend this product, which claims you will achieve a visibly whiter smile in just 30 days - I've had this product for around three weeks - so we'll wait and see.
Blanx Complete Toothpaste, designed for daily use, is the first protective whitening toothpaste to include the beneficial properties of Arctic lichen / This toothpaste is non-abrasive, cleaning teeth deeply and gently, without damaging the enamel /