Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
Newest Review: ... minty blue nice and fresh. This makes me smile. ~~~ Taste, smell, consistency ~~~ Colgate Blue Minty Gel tastes quite sweet actually. l... more
Fresh Blue Teeth!
Colgate Blue Minty Gel Toothpaste
Member Name: StampedingTurtes
Colgate Blue Minty Gel Toothpaste
Advantages: Clean, fresh and minty
I like the taste of Colgate...there, I've said it!
I usually go for a gel toothpaste because they are smoother, fresher and less chalky feeling on my teeth.
~~~ Packaging ~~~
The toothpaste comes in a box which is sealed. Just the typical (and comforting) Colgate logo emblazoned on the front with the Blue Minty Gel part off to the side and a picture of a big which, healthy tooth - the kind you will have if you use this toothpaste dontcha know?
Inside the box is the tube which is basically just the same look as the box. Now I don't know about you, but I am a bottom up toothpaste squeezer. Other members of this household are, I'm sad to say, middle tube squeezers and cap leaver off-ers.
Luckily, the Colgate tubes are made of soft, easy squeeze plastic with the nirvana of toothpaste tube lids...a hinged lid. It doesn't screw off, roll out of sight and disappear leaving it's soft content to solidify in the air. NO! It flips up and down but stays attached. This means that all members of my household eventually put the lid on, keeping the minty blue nice and fresh. This makes me smile.
~~~ Taste, smell, consistency ~~~
Colgate Blue Minty Gel tastes quite sweet actually. like most Colgate toothpaste it does not taste strong. Some toothpastes are almost unbearably strong and minty and they make it difficult to keep brushing without constant rinsing to put out the minty fire!
Colgate Blue Minty is sweet, minty and mild. It tastes nice and makes my breath fresh. It smells mild too from the tube and after you've brushed your teeth your mouth feels fresh and your breath is subtly minty and clean.
As you squeeze the gel on to your brush you will notice that it is a clear, dark blue colour. It's actually quite pretty. However that doesn't last long because it foams up white like all other toothpaste (how great would it be if it was bright blue foam?!) however the gel tends not to produce as much foam as a normal white toothpaste which is nice because it seems smoother and fresher.
~~~ Effectiveness ~~~
I think this is a really effective toothpaste. It makes my teeth feel smooth and squeaky clean, it makes my breath fresh and minty, my teeth are shiny and my gums are healthy. The toothpaste claims to prevent cavities which although I can't attest to the science, I do just believe because it's such a trusted brand. The only things I wish this toothpaste did was to have a whitening effect and to treat sensitivity. If it had those it would be the perfect toothpaste.
Overall I think this is a good standard toothpaste that tastes and smells good - which is always useful for encouraging children to brush (remember, a pea sized amount kids!). It's a nice standard which I always keep in the bathroom for when my Sensodine runs out.
You can usually get this toothpaste for £1 on offer in shops like Superdrug, Lloyds, Savers and Tesco.
Summary: A nice minty toothpaste
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