“ Brand: Colgate / Type: Whitening Product / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Colgate advanced white toothpaste claims to due the usual fight plaque, protect against gum decay etc as well (as the name suggests) whitens teeth.
The toothpaste uses watch it calls 'micro-cleansing cyrstals' to get deep down into the hard to reach areas of teeth to remove bacteria and stains. Now before you thing this is a sales pitch I have been using this stuff for the last 6 months so I am in a pretty good position to judge it's effectiveness!
The first thing that you really notice is it tastes a bit like bicarbonate soda, but that's probably the whitening agents. The clean as a whole is very good, its leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and the formula is not too strong so you don't get that 'burning' sensation.
This I suppose is the unique selling point of the product and I pleased to report that it does disappoint. After 2/3 months of cleaning my teeth twice a day on many occassions I had people asking me if I had whitened my teeth. Now don't get me wrong the effect is not the same as if you had specialist treatment from your denist but it certianly does remove stains and lighten the colour of your teeth considerably.
This is an excellent product that lives up to its claims. As far as I am concerned it is certianly the best whitening toothpaste that I have ever used.
I recently wrote a review on Arm & Hammer whitening toothpaste, which did not live up to expectations. So when the tube ran out I decided to try another whitening toothpaste. This time I found Colgate Advanced Whitening in the 99p Store. As Boots sell the same 100ml tube at £2.49, 99p was a bit of a bargain.
Colgate Advanced Whitening claims to give whiter teeth in 14 days. This seems to be a claim that is made of a lot of these whitening toothpastes, but I've previously been disappointed with the results. Apparently the toothpaste contains an "advanced formula with microcrystals that restores the natural whiteness of teeth twice as effectively as an ordinary toothpaste." As well as whitening, Colgate claim that the toothpaste gently polishes enamel, fights tartar, cavities and plaque.
This toothpaste has a mild minty flavour. It leaves your teeth feeling nice and clean and your mouth fresh. I felt that this toothpaste was whitening my teeth immediately, as the evidence was in my sink. Sorry if this is too much information, but I find that when I spit out this toothpaste it has turned a brown colour. In my case, this is the result of drinking endless cups of tea.
I feel that my teeth have become whiter from the moment I started using this toothpaste. They are definitely whiter 14 days on. We are not talking about a Hollywood white, but something less yellow and closer to the colour of natural teeth. I don't think you can expect a whitening toothpaste to do any more than that.
Full marks to Colgate for producing a toothpaste that lives up to the whitening hype. This product is great value (particularly at 99p). It will definitely become a regular in my bathroom.
Colgate Advanced White
Colgate are probably one of the most well known and well trusted names in oral care. Colgate are part of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and they produce a range of toothpastes, toothbrushes and mouthwashes. According to an article I read Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream was the first toothpaste in a collapsible tube, introduced in 1896. It had previously been sold in glass jars since 1873.
I have used their products for years and always go back to them as I think they are quality products that really work. I don't have the whitest teeth so my toothpaste of choice is Colgate Advanced White plus tartar control. The advanced white is said to not only restore whiteness to your teeth but to also maintain their natural whiteness. I found when I first started using this that after a few weeks my teeth did look a bit whiter. Unfortunately they were not Hollywood dazzling white but they did change by quite a few shades which I was happy about and enough that I am now not that embarrassed by my teeth. I use this toothpaste in conjunction with an electric toothbrush which I think also helps to maintain their whiteness but I do put a lot of success down to the Colgate toothpaste.
I have found that the whiteness has been maintained too so I definitely agree with their statement on their box. They achieve this by having a toothpaste formula that contains micro-cleansing crystals that gently polish your teeth. The toothpaste has a bit of a texture to it I think but it's not rough or gritty on your teeth.
The other good thing about this toothpaste is that it fights tartar too. Tartar is that nasty yellowy/brown build up you get on your teeth if you do not brush properly. According to an article I read Tartar control is important for your oral health, because besides the cosmetic problem, dental plaque that is accumulated on calculus causes inflammation of gums, and can lead to gum recession and gum disease.
After brushing with this toothpaste my teeth always feel nice and smooth and tartar free as well as giving my mouth a nicely minty clean feel. The toothpaste comes in a 100ml tube and costs approximately £2 although I generally find it on special at Sainsburys at either 2 for one or a special price.
Colgate is a well known tooth-paste brand and this new addition named Advanced Whitening Plus Tartar Control initially brought suspicions as to how effective it would work. Previous experience with Colgate proved that not every one worked as well as advertised but this one was slightly different.
~~~WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOX~~~
What I understood from the box, it says that it has microbeads which will help remove plaque and controls tartar growth, while it has whitening formula to effectively whiten teeth, and is proven by dentists and experts.
I found this rather attractive when browsing for toothpaste, and was what got me interested in trying this particular one.
The taste is regular mint and I felt no difference to other toothpaste by Colgate, but perhaps it was slightly milky or alkali taste due to the microbeads or whitening formula or whatever chloride or fluoride that is inside this.
The taste wasn't very strong but leaves a refreshing minty taste after brushing which is long lasting. This made it feel as if it makes you have fresher breath.
The texture is smooth as any other, and I could not feel the micro beads at all. I thought this was rather stupid because how did I know if there were any micro beads AT ALL? They could just say there was some and really not put it in!
But anyway, if it did have feelable micro beads perhaps it would be less pleasant a brush and they might get stuck or something. I found that it frothed really easily which made brushing easy and cleaning was really easy, perhaps also due to my toothbrush.
It was soothing against teeth and gums and really feels that it has cleaned the teeth and removed the dirt or plaque that was there.
I found this toothpaste really effective and have been using it for about two weeks now. Teeth are easily cleaned and has a long lasting effect. Teeth also feel whiter and gradually get better which is great, as I need to see physical changes and for these to be quite quick makes me like this product.
Overall, it has not been a mistake to choose this product from the start, the decision of which has been confirmed after using this for half a month. I like the taste and the texture, as it does not make it too distinct or different from normal toothpaste, yet it has the added features of whitening and really DOES give a good clean.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a better toothpaste or want to see signs of change.
However, it isn't cheap. Expect this for around £2.