Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR INDEED!
Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste
Member Name: hildah11
Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste
Advantages: Makes brushing teeth a pleasant experience and is effective too
Disadvantages: None for me
=COLGATE OXYGEN PURE FRESHNESS FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE=
I have been using Colgate toothpaste brand since I was a young girl because this was the only toothpaste my parents trusted. Colgate is a well known trademark and is available in many countries. When I was a young girl, many, many years ago, the brand which was mostly available was the standard white paste version, Colgate toothpaste. Over the years, Colgate has introduced more than 30 improved variations of the original product including Colgate Oxygen which is amongst one of the newer ones. Over the years I have tried various toothpastes in an attempt to find one which does more than one job for my mouth and teeth. Early this year I settled on a few newer Colgate versions including Colgate Oxygen.
~Packaging and Visibility~
The Colgate Oxygen is available in 100ml tubes which come in a unique box very different from the standard predominantly red Colgate box. The packaging for this one is predominantly white on the two sides which contain the text information of the toothpaste and light blue on the other two sides with images of air bubbles and the words Colgate Oxygen in big bold text. You can't miss it.
The box and the tube can be recycled too.
~Appearance, Taste, Flavour and Smell~
Colgate Oxygen toothpaste is semi-transparent light blue with a gel-like texture and dark blue flecks embedded in the gel. The gel consistency is adequately thick to avoid the toothpaste slopping on the floor like with the other toothpastes which are rather on the thinner side. The toothpaste tastes very nice on the natural sweetness side, has a pleasant smell and a minty flavour. The taste, flavour and smell are all likeable by both adults and children.
~Availability and Price~
Colgate Oxygen is available from all leading supermarkets, retail pharmacy outlets and even in the Poundland and Wilkinsons, basically all shops which sell toiletry. The price ranges from £1.00 to £2.73 depending on where you buy it from. Over the last year I have been buying mine for a £1.00 either on offer from Wilkinsons or from the local Poundland. Same manufacturer in the UK, same quality and quantity, not bad, really, why pay more?
In the UK Colgate Oxygen is manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive, in Guildford, Surrey and in the EU by Colgate-Palmolive, Dublin, Ireland.
Call free customer number: 00-800-321-321-32
~Brushing My Teeth - An Extraordinary Experience~
The toothpaste has a tickling effect to the taste buds but no irritation at all to the gums, cheeks or tongue. The toothpaste lathers in the mouth, the foam is not on the excessive side and when rinsing off the toothpaste I tend to use it as a gurgle as well as the foam is just ok, not chocking amounts. According to the manufacturer when Colgate Oxygen toothpaste lathers in your mouth the bubbles create a tickling sensation in your mouth and this comes from the Oxygen component of the toothpaste. After brushing my teeth, Colgate Oxygen leaves a mint freshness which lasts for a few hours. For me if I brush my teeth in the morning in preparation for work, the freshness usually lasts until mid morning.
I have read review with comments that the freshness does not last throughout the day which I feel is an unfair criticism. How long the freshness lasts depends on what you do after brushing your teeth. If you eat or drink after brushing your teeth, off course the freshness effect of any toothpaste will be masked by the flavour of the food or drink.
Remember it is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove food particles and plaque and in turn maintain this desired freshness.
What the Manufacturer says...
"Colgate Oxygen gives sensation of pure freshness, long lasting fresh breath, care and protection for your teeth and gums. As you brush the great tasting gel releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen, plaque and impurities are gently lifted away (from the teeth) leaving you with a feel of new sensation of pure clean freshness, like a breath of fresh air."
I am so used to using Colgate Oxygen now that using any other tooth paste just doesn't feel right for my teeth. I do appreciate that the toothpaste may be too strong for other people and especially those with small children but it is just perfect for me and my family, we love it.
** Colgate fluoride toothpaste with Oxygen for pure freshness, really makes brushing teeth an enjoyable experience.
When used continuously over a long time, Colgate Oxygen may benefit those who suffer from bad breath (halitosis).
I recommend it to all who want a change to great toothpaste.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
=ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT BITS=
It is recommended to brush your teeth as well as your tongue at least twice a day to remove food particles and plaque.
~What Makes Up Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste? (My Bit Of Research)~
--Sodium Monofluorophosphate (a type of fluoride) helps to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride also works to counter the acid and helps protect the teeth enamel from future exposure to the acidic byproducts produced by plaque bacteria.
Note: We must spit the toothpaste lather out after brushing because fluoride can be toxic if we swallow too much of it. This is why children under 6 should be supervised when brushing their teeth and should only use a small (pea size) amount.
--Hydrated Silica is used as a gentle abrasive to scrub food and plaque stains from the teeth. Abrasives help to clean and polish teeth.
--Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda is another gentle abrasive, even better than hydrated silica at penetrating scratches in tooth enamel. It also neutralises acidic saliva, creating foamy bubbles in the process.
--Propylene Glycol is used as a thickener and moisturizer.
--Sodium Saccharin is an artificial sweetener which helps to mask the bitter taste of some of the chemicals in toothpaste.
--Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the detergent part of the toothpaste, and makes most of the lather when you brush.
--Carrageenan or seaweed gum is essentially the paste in toothpaste.
--Sodium Hydroxide neutralises the pH of the other ingredients.
--Calcium Peroxide breaks down during brushing into calcium chloride, a whitening agent and a few oxygen radicals.
--Glycerin is a moisturiser and gives toothpaste its texture and retains moisture so the toothpaste doesn't dry out.
--Aqua or water is a solvent to dilute the other ingredients and to make the paste soluble.
--Cellulose Gum is a thickener. It helps the toothpaste to stay on the brush when squeezed from the tube.
--Limonene give the toothpaste is for the fresh taste
--CI 42090 and CI 74160 are colouring agents which give the toothpaste its colour.
--Polyethylene prevents bacteria from breaking down the pyrophosphates used to control tartar build up.
In this case, brisk mint. The chemicals in this mint also stimulate the cold receptors in the mouth skin receptors to feel "cool." The fresh minty flavour helps to kill the odours that cause bad breath.
Thank you for reading and rating.
İhildah11 Dec 2011
Summary: Colgate fluoride toothpaste with Oxygen makes brushing teeth an enjoyable experience
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