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      07.03.2014 08:48
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      Fresh tooth paste from Colgate.

      It is hard to get excited about toothpaste so I like to ring the changes and try out different brands especially when they are on offer! Colgate is one brand that I have a lot of confidence in and I was happy to see that their Max Fresh toothpaste was on special offer in my local Morrisons. Although it was still more expensive than their own brand I had really enjoyed using their other Max fresh toothpaste and I was not disappointed in this clean mint variety.

      The packaging with it's bold traditional white Colgate logo on a red background and Max Fresh proclaimed alongside, is easy to spot amongst the other brands. The rest of the design consist of bright blue and minty green with cooling crystals shooting out of a green square. It looks quite dynamic and the plastic tube in inside reflects the same design.

      The top of the tube has a flip open top which connects to the neck of the tube. I like this as you cannot lose the top or, as I once did, drop a top down a posh sink hole and couldn't get it back. Once open you can really smell the minty, I would say spearmint smell. I find it very refreshing and once on the toothbrush the little white cooling crystals can be seen in the gel. They look like little white, flat squares but once you start brushing you don't notice them at all.

      The taste is definitely minty but not overpowering and leaves my mouth feeling really clean. The paste does not froth too much and is easy to wash away, not leaving white marks on your mouth unlike some brands.
      The cooling crystals promise a new dimension in freshness and although this might be a gimmick it may make teeth cleaning more interesting for children as you can actually see the small white crystals in the clear green gel but please be advised that this should not be used by children under seven, maybe this is because of the fluoride content of 0,32%

      My opinion.

      I find it a very refreshing toothpaste which offers all round protection and prefer it to the baking soda type that my husband likes so in our house we have two types! I would favour this to other brands but I do find it expensive at around 2.50 pounds so only buy it on special offer. For this I deduct one star and award it:-

      4 out of 5

      Readily available in supermarkets it has a 12 month life when opened and the tube is recyclable.

      Thanks for reading my review, I also post on Ciao under splishsplash.

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        10.10.2013 14:47
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        A lovely refreshing toothpaste

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        A bit different ...
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        Toothpaste is definitely not something I would usually get excited about, but I have decided to write a review of this one as it is a bit different to others I've tried, and I do really like it! I only ever buy whichever toothpaste is on offer - and while this retails at full price for around £2.30, it was part of an offer when I purchased it.

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        A new dimension
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        This is, in the main, your average looking tube of toothpaste. It's packaged in a cardboard box, and inside the tube has a flip top lid. The toothpaste itself is, however, a bit different. It is a deep electric blue colour and inside the gel-like paste are tiny white squares that are paper thin. It is a bit disconcerting the first time you see it! The blurb tells me that with this toothpaste I'll experience "a new dimension of freshness"!

        Once you start brushing your teeth, you are completely unaware of the white 'bits' - they must dissolve straight away as you certainly can't feel anything odd in your mouth! But the toothpaste is very fresh and minty and is really pleasant to use if you like a bit of minty zing! It is really refreshing and after use, it leaves your teeth feeling really clean and looking shiny. I also notice that the minty freshness lingers for a good while after use and definitely for longer than with other toothpastes I have used.

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        I really like this toothpaste and the fact it looks a bit different makes it more memorable, so a good move by the manufacturers! I would definitely get this one again when on offer as I really enjoy using it and it seems to be very effective at keeping teeth clean and your mouth fresh!

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        12.08.2013 23:11
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        A very good toothpaste

        Although when it comes to toothpaste, I had tried some of the cheaper options such as the Tesco own brand, which I found to be good, there is no doubt that when you try Colgate again, you remember why it is that little bit more expensive than the non branded toothpastes, so I do tend to buy Colgate when it is on offer in the supermarket, which is fairly regularly. The toothpaste that we are currently using is this Colgate Maxfressh with Cooling Crystals in a clean mint flavour. I cannot remember quite what I paid but it wasn't much over a pound when it was last on offer in Tesco.

        Colgate MaxFresh with cooling crystals claims to offer 'a whole new dimension of freshness'. The cooling crystals have been incorporated into this toothpaste to help freshen breath by tackling odour causing bacteria rather than simply masking bad breath. The cooling crystals are designed to dissolved once they come in contact with your teeth, and they are also sugar free.

        As well as having these cooling crystals, the toothpaste also contains flouride to protect against cavities. As I said, I bought the clean mint flavour which is green in colour, but you can also purchase cool mint, which has blue packaging and the toothpaste is also blue. When you put the toothpaste onto your brush you can see the little cooling crystals which stay inside the toothpaste and don't fall off/out. They are like little squares floating inside the toothpaste, but they aren't hard since they are dissolvable when you brush. I bought the clean mint as I wondered whether the cool mint might be a little too cool.

        I really like using this toothpaste. I find after brushing that my teeth feel clean and if I run my tongue over them I don't feel as if there is any scum left on my teeth. Thankfully, so far in my life I have had no issues with my teeth, and I hope to keep it that way, and I think a toothpaste like this will help. The clean mint is leaves a fresh feeling in your mouth, but it isn't too cool that it nearly blows your mouth off. In terms of freshness of breath, I would say that this does help combat bad breath in the morning. I usually have a pack of tic tacs in the car, and I take one if I am going out somewhere in case of bad breath, but whilst using this toothpaste, many mornings, I have actually forgotten to take a tic tac as I haven't found my breath to be bad or noticed it.

        All in all, I do think it is worth paying a little more for Colgate that the non branded toothpaste, and I much prefer it to aquafresh as a brand. I think it is one of the best brands out there for getting a really good clean for your teeth and if it helps with dreaded morning breath, well even better!

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        11.08.2013 10:30
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        A good toothpaste which works well and leaves the breath super fresh

        I am not loyal to any particular type of toothpaste although I do tend to stick to brand name products such as Colgate. I usually buy the one that is on offer and this time is was the Colgate Max Fresh with Cooling Crystals.

        What does the product do?
        The product promises to cleanse the teeth thoroughly and to restore the natural whiteness of them. It also promises to freshen the breath by eliminating odour causing bacteria, leaving the breath minty fresh. It comes in two different flavours and I bought Cool Mint. It is not suitable for use by those under 7.

        Packaging and Price
        The product comes in the typical toothpaste tube and mine is blue in colour with a picture of some icy bits. It has a white flip top lid and some writing on the back which is really small and hard to read. I got mine on offer for a £1.50 but it is usually a little bit more. It can be bought from supermarkets, stores such as superdrug and from online websites.

        Application and Performance
        The toothpaste is blue and you can see the cool crystals inside. There look like tiny bits of square paper floating in the toothpaste rather than crystals. It smells like the typical minty toothpaste and it tastes really minty too. Apparently the particles dissolve in the mouth but you can't feel them there in the first place so they don't change the experience at all in a negative way.

        They do however leave my mouth feeling really fresh. The toothpaste goes quite frothy in the mouth so it makes you feel like it's giving the teeth a good clean. The flavour isn't so intense that it stings like some toothpastes can. It leaves my teeth looking and feeling clean, and my breath stays fresh for ages after. It hasn't really affected the whiteness of my teeth but it has kept them looking healthy.

        Conclusion
        All in all, this is a perfectly good toothpaste which I would happily purchase on offer again. It isn't too strong but it leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean, with minty fresh breath.

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        09.08.2013 23:55
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        Colgate cooling crystals comes heavily recommended by me!

        I am genuinely quite bad with my teeth, and whilst I do brush them daily and use mouthwash I have never flossed, and often forget to brush my teeth twice a day, collapsing in a heap on my bed at the end of the night. After I did a juice detox a month or so ago, for some reason afterwards I had a weird metal taste in my mouth. I went dentist and was told there was nothing wrong so perhaps I am paranoid! Strangely despite all this I don't have any fillings or anything but one thing I am pretty adamant on for my oral hygiene is using Colgate.

        I don't mind using the traditional tubes toothpaste come in but recently I have been using the upright tube version which comes in a pump lid. It's a dark blue colour, with the red Colgate logo strip down the side and a 100ml tube costs me £1.50 on offer which is when I tend to stock up on these! There is a small window so you can see inside the toothpaste which helps, and the base ascends with each usage to theres no need to squeeze and squeeze for the last of it once it's finished nothing will be pumped out!

        The toothpaste is quite thick and is a deep shade of blue, with small fragments of what looks like tiny square white pieces of paper floating through it. It smells automatically minty as soon as squeezed out and tastes really refreshing and minty. The cooling crystals are intended to a) freshen and cleanse your mouth b) give whiter teeth and c) fight cavities. Even with my not so strict usage of brushing my teeth twice a day it does really leave my mouth fresh all day and even after eating I don't feel like I have bad breath. It must also be doing something right if when I go to the dentist she says my teeth are perfect....hoorah! When I (remember to) brush my teeth at night I still feel my breath is fresh in the morning after a 8 hour sleep and I don't have awful morning breath so this really does leave breath fresher for longer and cleanses my entire mouth.

        The toothpaste will help to strengthen tooth enamel which is good and contains Sodium fluroride and is not advised for children under the age of 7. Overall I really love this toothpaste and would definitely recommend it. It keeps my mouth minty fresh and clean, the pump is brilliant to use and it tastes great so is a top winner from the Colgate range. Get's 5 out of 5 from me!!

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          29.05.2012 21:40
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          Great toothpaste

          We have loads of new tubes of toothpaste in the bathroom, its just something I buy when its on offer and we have a bit of extra money for our grocery shop. However, when we went on holiday a couple of weeks ago despite my partner telling me he had toothpaste packed when we got to our apartment he realised that actually, no he hadn't! Therefore when we went to the nearby Sainsburys I thought I'd better pick some up! There wasnt actually a lot of choice and this toothpaste was actually the cheapest there because it was selling for half its normal price which made it around £1.15 (I can't remember the exact price and now cannot find it on the Sainsbury's website!)

          The toothpaste is available in a normal tube as shown above and a pump version which is what we have which is 100ml. The pump does stand out from the shelf, the bottle itself is clear which allows you to see the product inside which is a bright blue. What really caught my eye though was the crystals inside! They are quite large 'crystals' and are square in shape. I quite liked this as it was different to any of your normal toothpaste!

          To use the toothpaste is easy, you simply apply some to a toothbrush and then brush your teeth, rinsing after use. I was a little sceptical about using this though because I dont really like the 'fresh' flavours of mouthwash as I find them too strong however this was fine for me. You do get quite a strong flavour of mint but it does not burn your mouth, instead after using I just feel as though my mouth is really fresh and clean.

          I find that if I brush my teeth in the morning they still feel fairly clean after lunch and I notice also that even after having some strong smelling types of food then the smell is usually quite neutral after eating. My teeth look noticably clean after brushing and they look whiter than they did when using my last toothpaste.

          I also have sensitive teeth and although this isnt designed for sensitivity, I have not noticed my teeth tingling when eating hot or cold food since using this and I have had ice cream quite a few times aswell as lots of cold drinks.

          I will certainly buy this toothpaste again, especially when it is on offer as I think it is a really good quality toothpaste and at the price I got it for I think it is a really good price. It leaves my teeth feeling clean all day and refreshes my mouth, especially after getting up in the morning.

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          11.05.2012 21:04
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          Fabulous tasting toothpaste, that leaves teeth feeling very clean.

          I saw this on promotion in Waitrose. It was more expensive than I would usually pay, but I was intrigued by the claim there were crystals in it.
          I bought it in the pump dispenser and it holds 100 ml. The flavour I bought was cool mint.
          The packaging looks good, very fresh and clean. You can see the crystals in the tube also, which I can imagine is an appealing selling factor.
          So, now to actually trying it. I put the recommended amount on my toothbrush (I use an electric toothbrush.)
          As I started to clean, all I can say is WOW. I felt the freshness immediately. At one point it did feel distinctly uncomfortable it was very minty. After I had finished brushing and rinsed my mouth, it felt like my mouth had a really deep clean. It felt fantastic and more importantly hygienic. The uncomfortable feeling I first described was not present on subsequent brushings. I think I was not just used to something so minty.
          I described in the headline, that it is also great for kids. The reason being is that my daughter loved the look of the crystals in it. Since then she has been far more conscientious about her oral hygiene. Saves a lot of nagging on my part.
          At this moment in time, I have no wish to try any other product and will be sticking with this brand.
          Prices vary I paid £2.10 for 100ml, but it was on three for two at the time. This was in Waitrose.

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          05.05.2012 01:24
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          A quality toothpaste from Colgate, give it a try, you will like it!!!!

          I have always used Colgate as my toothpaste because I have always believe them to be the best producers of dental care. My normal toothpaste is Colgate total care! The other day this was on offer at my local savers store and was only £1 for 100ml tube, this was a great price. I have always seen there special toothpastes on the shelf but never bought them because they usually are more expensive and I was happy with the total care. I am so glad I tried this because it's gotta brilliant taste and has been great for my mouth! I will now go into a little more detail on the product and explain why I believe it to be a very good toothpaste. Before I start I better say that I am reviewing the cool mint flavour, I think there is another flavour, buy I haven tried that one yet! I may do in the future though.

          Packaging:

          The tube comes in a brilliantly decorated cardboard box, it really stands out and looks a lot posher than other brands on the shelf. It's the sort of packaging that really draws your eye to it. The toothpaste tube is very similar. It's blue with green to signify the cool mint, the front of the tube tells you that it has cooling crystals within the toothpaste, which I will come onto a bit later. Overall its a very different style to what I am us ed to from Colgate, but I really like it and I think it works well! It looks brilliant. But obviously you can judge the product just on how good it looks, this brings me onto the actual toothpaste.

          The toothpaste!:

          The toothpaste is green and slightly see through, within the paste you have very small squares which are the 'cooling crystals ' they look very strange and you don't expect them to dissolve. They do however and this helps to give it a minty taste, this toothpaste tastes great and leaves an awesome Taste in your mouth. Your breath will also be left fresh, it gets Rid of bad breath and I like a toothpaste that does that. My teeth feel healthy after using it and are very white. It's not specifically for whitening but I feel that it will aid it and help bring up your oral hygiene. I have had no dental problems since using it and I feel it's better that the total care one have used before. Currently this is just over £2 in stores. It is constantly n offer in different places so I do tend to keep my eye out for It and pick it up when it's cheap. It's definately my preferred toothpaste now. The best I have used to date.

          Overall:

          A great toothpaste that has worked well for me. Great design and great taste. it's the best I have had and Colgate have done it again. Give it a try, I would recommend it for adults or kids as its not too strong.

          I am going to be giving this a 5 star rating!! Thanks for reading my review :)

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          14.03.2012 17:04
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          Great toothpaste that tastes nice and works well.

          I recently bought some of this toothpaste after seeing it reduced in my local supermarket. I am a regular customer of the Colgate brand but usually opt for their plain, no frills pastes. This one is called Colgate MaxFresh and is described as containing "cooling crystals".

          I bought a 100ml sized tube of this which came boxed. The product information is printed on the box itself. This includes ingredients and directions for use. The brand also explain a bit more about their unique cooling crystal formula. Colgate-Palmolive, the brand who produce this, say that the dissolvable 'crystals' add a "new dimension of freshness" and promise that the paste will freshen up your mouth as well as help to give you whiter teeth and fight plaque which causes decay.

          The toothpaste is recommended for adults and children over the age of six. Younger children should use only a pea sized amount and be given supervision to avoid or minimise swallowing of the paste. The toothpaste contains sodium flouride.

          The tube is soft plastic so easy to squeeze. There is a flip top at the end. The dispensing end is not foil protected so there is no need for any fiddley label removal. The cap is easy to flick open with your fingernail or fingertip.

          The toothpaste looks like no other toothpaste I've ever seen before. It looks like some kind of futuristic toothpaste or some kind of disco inspired toothpaste! It's a vivid green gel which is full of white coloured flat squares which are the 'cooling crystals'. These look kind of like perfectly measured tiny pieces of paper. A while ago you used to be able to get these alternative to chewing gum thin strips of dissolvable paper - which looked like crepe paper - and which you placed on your tongue (I don't know if they still exist). They would melt and provide instant freshness. The small squares in this toothpaste gel remind me a lot of those breath freshening strips.

          The gel is quite dense in consistency so when you apply it to your brush it doesn't drip or begin to melt through the bristles. The paste is easy to brush over the teeth although it doesn't lather up much like other toothpastes I've used. This tends to just dissolve gradually and become watery and just a little frothy.

          In the past I've had problems with strong toothpastes burning my mouth and that's why I tend to stick to the milder and plainer toothpastes. I'm glad to say this product is very mild. The minty taste is fresh enough and actually tastes more like a mild minty cocktail rather than a freezing blast. The 'cooling crystals' aren't terribly noticable in the formula although perhaps they quell the strength of the mint. In any case I enjoy the flavour of this toothpaste very much and after brushing the skin on my lips and in my mouth is not burning or feeling dry.

          I have also found that you can use this many times without it being too strong. I personally like to freshen up my mouth during the day sometimes so I often clean my teeth more than twice a day. This is a perfect paste to allow me to do this without the paste drying my lips too much.

          My teeth feel great after using the toothpaste which I don't find at all abrasive but which is very effective. When I run my tongue over my teeth they feel glossy and sleek after use. You can also clean your tongue using this paste. Colgate recommend their own MaxFresh toothbrush for best results.

          I will certainly love to buy this toothpaste if I see it in store again. I feel lucky that I got mine reduced as I got the 100ml tube for 65p when it's original price had been £1.80. I would certainly spend a bit extra to get this toothpaste as it tastes lovely, is effective, can be used frequently without causing irritation to mouth and lips and last of all it just looks funky!

          www.colgate.eu.com

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          07.03.2012 17:41
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          Good brand of toothpaste that is a bit different from others

          I believe Colgate is the toothpaste brand that I've been loyal to for the past three or four years. The company makes a variety of toothpaste advertising to perform different functions and I usually get swept away from the publicity. I'm the type to try anything flashy and new. Same with this product, when I first saw it one the shelf, I thought it's very interesting and decided to try it out.


          It's the norm these days for toothpaste to come in both squeezable tubes and pump tubes, and this product is no exception. The squeezable tubes tend to be more economical but colgate toothpastes are usually on offer (e.g. 2 for £3.00 for the pump tubes) so they are not bad in terms of money saving products. They come in two flavours: cool mint and clean mint, so for those who don't like mint, this won't be an option.


          The interesting thing about this product that makes it stand out from others is that it contains cooling crystals that are said to dissolve in the mouth during brushing. As a result, this will leave the mouth and teeth feeling fresh and clean for a longer time.


          The toothpaste itself is transparent and thus you can clearly see the cooling crystals. Personally, I thought it's pretty cool. The crystals do dissolve quickly because I already try and see if I could feel them with my tongue and I couldn't as soon as I start brushing my teeth. The texture of the crystals is very smooth and soft as well so the toothpaste feels like any other toothpastes.


          As for the performance, it does leave my mouth smelling minty for a bit longer. I tend to brush my teeth even after a meal (even after lunches) so it hard to tell whether the crystals have the added benefits of combating the strong food smells (e.g. garlic bread).


          I tend to change my toothpaste regularly depending on what products/brands are on offers and also because I like to try out new products. However, from my experience, this toothpaste is of acceptable/good quality and I am pleased with what I get for the price I've paid. The product does leave my teeth clean and minty. However, I cannot really say my verdict on its ability to whiten the teeth because I have not noticed any significant whitening to my teeth from my experience. However, this is a good product that is a bit different from other toothpastes on the market.

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          14.02.2012 00:02
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          Looks unusual, but works well to freshen mouth.

          I am not brand loyal when it comes to toothpaste so I usually buy whatever is new or on special offer. The latest one I have tried is Colgate Maxfresh with Cooling Crystals, chiefly because it cost just £1 in Poundworld. The usual Superdrug price for this is £2.49 for the same size tube - 100ml. I am never one to pass up on a bargain so I decided to buy a tube.


          WHAT THE TOOTHPASTE CLAIMS TO DO

          Colgate say that as well as cleaning your teeth and protecting against cavities in the usual way, this toothpaste helps to "restore natural whiteness." The cooling crystals are said to enhance the toothpastes ability to freshen breath, and to help that effect last for several hours.


          FIRST IMPRESSIONS

          The first thing that I noticed about this toothpaste is that it is much runnier than most others I have used. This resulted in a messy sink until all of the family had got used to the fact that you only need to give the tube the gentlest of squeezes. On the plus side, the runnier consistency means it is very easy to get the last of the paste out of the tube. The flip top lid also helps to keep the lid with the toothpaste. The screw on tops have a habit of disappearing in our bathroom!

          The toothpaste itself is a vivid blue colour, but the most startling thing about its appearance is the look of the "cooling crystals." I have used toothpastes with added "bits" before, and they have usual been in the form of grains or beads. One thing they have always been is small. So I was surprised that the "crystals" here are actually relatively large confetti like white squares. They are distributed throughout the toothpaste and there are plenty of them. I can't say that I found the look of the crystals appealing - I thought they would be large enough to feel unpleasant as I brushed. When I rubbed one between my fingers though I could scarely feel it as it was so thin and light. So I decided to brave the brushing!


          BRUSHING - AND AFTERWARDS

          I am happy to say that I can't not feel the crystals at all while I am brushing. There is no sense of them being scratchy. They dissolve quickly once in the mouth. The toothpaste is one of the strongest mint flavoured ones I have used. So if you do not care for mint, this is certainly one to avoid! Afterwards, my mouth felt absolutely fresh and clean. When you draw in you breath, you feel a cooling sensation similar to what you feel if you do the same thing after eating a strong mint. It does feel pleasant, and I think the fresh feeling lasts for longer than when using traditional toothpaste. Personally, I find the effect has worn off by lunchtime though. I think this is ok, as Colgate claim that the cystals help your mouth feel fresh for hours rather than all day.
          When I first tried this, I was not using a mouthwash as well, simply because I had run out. When I used the two together, I found the fact that both were mint flavoured was a bit overwhelming for me. The mouthwashes I used didn't cancel the effect of the cooling though, in fact they briefly intensified it. [ I used Colgate Plax, and on other occasions Dentyl PH.] I also found that my breakfast didn't taste as nice having used the two, but the toothpaste alone didn't upset my tastebuds.

          As for the whitening effect, I have noticed no difference at all to my teeth, after several weeks of use. So I can't recommend it as a whitening toothpaste.


          CONCLUSION

          I liked the cooling feeling of the toothpaste and I was happy to use up the tube. Having said that, I don't like the taste left when using mouthwash as well. So when forced to choose between mouthwash and a cooling sensation, I have selected the former. Other peoples tastes may be different, and as the toothpaste itself works well I would recommend it. The exception would be in recommending it to those looking for a good whitening toothpaste, as in my experience it doesn't work well in this way.

          If you want to try it yourself and you don't have a Poundworld nearby, it may be worth looking for the travel size 25ml tube which is currently £1.25 in Tesco. There should be enough in there for you to make up your mind whether you like it or not.

          Contains Sodium flouride.
          Also available in a pump action tube.
          "Does not contain any animal by-products."

          [This review also appears under my user name on Ciao.]

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            05.02.2012 12:07

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            This product was purchased on a whim and used 3 times daily for two weeks. I and my partner are both healthy and happy 30+ year olds with no allergies, however this product has caused dry lips and cracked sores to develop. Once we stopped using this our lips recovered and have not been affected since.A poor show from the colgate company that I have been loyal to as a child.

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            24.11.2011 18:55
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            Very Fresh!

            I first tried this toothpaste a few months ago and I keep coming back to it. It was the 'cooling crystals' and 'clean mint' that first appealed to me.

            ~ * Using The Toothpaste * ~

            The toothpaste is just like any other toothpaste. Cover the top bit of your brush with the toothpaste and brush for at least two minutes.

            ~ * Why Is It So Special ? * ~

            It freshens and cleans your mouth
            Whiter teeth
            Fights cavities

            ~ * What's It Like? * ~

            Ooh very minty! I really like it! When you first start using the toothpaste, you can feel the little 'gritty' pieces of crystals although they soon dissolve away.

            ~ * What Else? * ~

            To look at the toothpaste is very attractive; it consists of a 'see through green' and you can see the little 'crystals' inside.

            I feel really confident after using this toothpaste as it makes my mouth feel really fresh and minty. The 'freshness' also lasts for a couple of hours which is great.

            I find that because this toothpaste has a great taste, it encourages me to brush my teeth for longer which has got to be a good thing.

            Some may find the minty-ness a bit too strong, but if you can put up with a hot minty taste you should be ok. I particularly like this as I know it's going to give me really fresh breath.

            They didn't make my teeth any whiter which is a shame.

            This toothpaste is available to buy in many places; supermarkets and chemists etc. I think it is quite widely available and costs around £2 which isn't too bad considering how long the toothpaste will last (around 2-3 weeks) for a s
            ingle use. I have also seen it on offer for around £1 quite a bit too.

            I would definitely recommend this toothpaste!

            Thanks for reading!
            November 2011
            Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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            01.11.2011 08:19
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            Colgate max fresh

            I was given this as a free sample and always willing to give something a try, we all used the small 19ml tube when we went away for a couple of nights- great for travelling!!

            WHAT IS IT?...

            This claims to be the first toothpaste with cooling dissolvable crystals which will release a burst of freshness to the entire mouth. It claims to not only mask odours but to truly freshen the breath by combating bacteria which can cause those nasty breath smells.
            Its apparently unique formula is based on Colgate patented technology and contains:
            * Fluoride to protect against cavities
            * A strong mint flavour in a fresh blue gel
            All of this in a small tube sounds the business!

            PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...

            My small 19ml tube looks like the one I bought after the sample, which is a clear tube with the blue gel clearly visible through the tube as well as the crystals- they do look quite large. The main difference in the packaging is the fact that the full size tube comes in a box so added extras for the recycling bin

            The toothpaste itself squeezes out easily and when it I added to the toothbrush the crystals are quite large. At first this is quite worrying as I thought that since they are so big then they may be quite abrasive on my teeth. This is not the case and when I brush my teeth in the normal way, I find that the toothpaste does clean my teeth quite gently. The taste is very minty, far more minty than I was expecting but this I find pleasant, as its like taking in a bit of a breath of cold air. The fact that it is so fresh and minty flavoured does make me think that this really is freshening my breath as it cleans my teeth.

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...

            Colgate Max Fresh is available in 2 flavours: Cool Mint and Clean Mint, and these are available in tube, pump and transparent liquid formats.

            The tube costs around the £2 mark and is widely available in supermarkets and chemists.

            VERDICT...

            The toothpaste leaves my teeth feeling squeaky clean without the crystals being abrasive to either my teeth or gums. I have recently found out that mouth wash shouldn't be used after cleaning teeth so it is nice to use a toothpaste which is apparently doing the job of both.

            Since having been given the free sample I have bought a full size tube and will be buying the product again

            Thanks for reading

            Daniela xx

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              22.07.2011 12:03
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              A lovely dentist clean feeling

              After the disappointment I found using Arm and Hammer toothpaste I saw this and decided that I would give it a go, since it was a new product it was on offer at £1 a tube. The toothpaste is made by Colgate and is available in two different minty tastes and comes in green and blue.

              The toothpaste comes in a box which is sealed at each end but opens easily by pulling the flap backwards with a little tug to release the glue. The box is red like all the Colgate toothpastes and has a little hole cut out of the box so that you can see the tube inside and see the little microbeads in the blue toothpaste. There are the words maxfresh with mouthwash beads in white and blue surrounded by a wave of water like the wave of the sea.

              On the box it states that the toothpaste contains 1450ppm fluoride and is suitable for under 6's if they are supervised whilst brushing. It is claimed that this toothpaste freshens and cleans your mouth, whitens teeth, fights cavities and helps to fight germs.

              Inside the box is the tube of toothpaste which is see through so you can see the vibrant blue with little mouthwash beads inside, the tube has a flip top white cap on it. On opening the cap you smell the minty smell strongly and it smells a little like extra strong mints, the toothpaste it thick and foams nicely in your mouth and does give a slightly tingling sensation. After using this toothpaste my mouth felt nice and clean like after having your teeth cleaned at the dentist and my teeth felt smooth to run my tongue over, my breath was left tasting minty and although I don't like the taste of toothpaste I liked the aftertaste and it left my mouth feeling fresh for an hour or so afterwards.

              I don't think this toothpaste has whitened my teeth any more than any other I have ever used but it does freshen your breath and I haven't had any cavities whilst using it although you can't say that I would have got any if I had used anything else. If this is on offer again I will buy it as it is one that I liked.

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          • Product Details

            Freshen your breath to the max / Cooling crystals help keep breath fresher longer /