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I picked this toothpaste up on offer and only really bought it because it was on offer and thought although I don't have a huge problem with sensitive gums etc, I do sometimes use this kind of paste in between a normal paste when I eat something hot or cold and my teeth feel quite sensitive as they have a little of late.
The tube is 75ml and cost me just £1.39 from Tesco's like I said on offer. I do think it is a little expensive for the normal price of double what I paid for it. It is a fluoride toothpaste which is specially formulated for sensitive skin and teeth whitening. It helps protect cavities and fights plaque. I don't have a build up of plaque because I floss as well as brush my teeth for a couple of minutes each time I brush my teeth.
It is a minty taste, it is a mild paste for sensitive gums and teeth. It is supposed to whiten teeth and remove stains, it contains tartar whitening ingredients that are supposed to lift surface stains and give for shiny white teeth. My teeth don't have many stains because I visit the dentist on a regular basis and have my teeth cleaned by the hygienist. I have been using this paste for the past couple of weeks or so and haven't noticed any difference in my teeth being any whiter at all. Maybe if I use it for a little longer I may see a difference in the whiteness but so far I can see none at all.
It does foam in the mouth well and the minty flavour does taste nice. It doesn't irritate my gums while brushing my teeth. It does freshen my breath and I can feel it has cleaned my teeth really well. With my recent sensitivity I have found this paste has helped to ease the problem in a quick time and I could feel the difference in just a few days or regular brushing more than twice a day.
It rinses fine from the mouth and I have brushed my tongue with it and it has felt fine on the tongue area as well as the gum area. I have been able to eat cold and hot food again since using this paste and my sensitivity has become less since using the paste. With this kind of paste it is always best to keep using it on a regular basis until the problem has improved. My sensitivity has improved since using this paste, so for that reason alone I think it is a good paste and works well for gums and teeth but just not so well on whitening the teeth. Maybe it works better for whitening if the teeth are not cleaned by a dentist and maybe it then whitens much better, but no difference occurred for my teeth.
I wouldn't buy this one at the full price because I haven't noticed any difference in the colour of my teeth considering this one is supposed to whiten teeth at the same time as being gentle on gums. I would recommend it if it is on offer because for the offer price it is worth the money and good value, also good quality.
I do recommend it if you have sensitive teeth and are looking for a nice mild one.
I rate it 4 stars.
When it comes to toothpastes, I am not really overly fussy as to what I use nor am Ioyal to any one brand. I usually purchase whatever is cheapest at the time or what is on the best offer, recently that happened to be Colgate's sensitive whitening toothpaste which was on a half price offer at Tesco (and still is until 9/4/2012). This meant that it cost me £1.39 rather than the usual price of £2.79, which I personally find a little expensive for a 75ml tube of toothpaste.
I have used Colgate toothpastes before and this one seemed pretty similar to the others I havve used - certainly the packaging is the same and the sqeezy tube emblazoned with the red Colgate labelling as usual. The toothpaste also smells and tastes very minty - not as minty as the blue gel variety but a more gentler mint. Certainly very pleasant and enough to freshen your breath suitably.
The toothpaste is said to have a 'gentle formula, specially formulated for sensitive teeth, clinically proven whiter teeth'. It removes stains and offers protection. It is a flouride toothpaste. My teeth are not overly sensitive and this is not a feature that I look for in a toothpaste but, certainly where I do sometimes have sensitive spots that can be irritated with brushing there was no problem with this toothpaste. I do not have incredibly stained teeth - I am not a smoker nor do I drink coffee or red wine - but this toothpaste did make my teeth look slightly cleaner and whiter than my normal toothpaste, with the same amount of brushing. My husband also used this and felt that it made a slight difference to his teeth too.
It foamed up well during brushing and also left my teeth feeling clean when I ran my tongue along them. My mouth was left feeling clean and fresh. So, overall, I think this is a pretty decent toothpaste. Not one that I would purchase at full price as I do not necessarily require a sensitive or whitening toothpaste and it was not so remarkably different from cheaper toothpastes that I have used that I simply have to use this now. Having said that, if I find it on a decenet offer again I would purchase it again without any doubt.
Colgate is my favourite brand of toothpaste. I have used it for over 30 years and have always been pleased with the results. I do have to say that the Colgate Sensitive Whitening toothpaste is fantastic. It took a couple of days of brushing before I could notice a difference - but when I did, it was obvious. I have always been complimented about the colour of my teeth and now my smile seems to gain more attention than normal now that my teeth are a few shades whiter. I only use a pea sized amount on the end of my electric toothbrush, brush for two minutes and then rinse. The taste is very pleasant as is the smell.
I have also noticed that my teeth are not as sensitive as they used to be - I can now consume cold foods without wincing at the thought. I currently wear aligners and I have found that even though these, the toothpaste has produced a great result.
I wasn't too impressed by this toothpaste.
I bought it on a Buy One Get One Free offer at Tesco one time to try it out when I ran out of toothpaste. That night, when I went to brush my teeth I plopped a pea sized amount on my toothbrush and began the task in hand of brushing my teeth.
It was like brushing my gnashers with mint flavoured sand as the toothpaste was very grainy in it's texture. It then foamed up very quickly and unpleasantly in my mouth. It left a very chalky after taste and I ended up having to brush my teeth again with water just to get rid of the excess chalky-ness.
Whitening? I didn't notice the difference myself and got better results with a competitor product (Brilliant teeth whitening kit, I'm going to review that in another post if you're interested).
Also, the toothpaste says it's for sensitive teeth! I didn't find that at all. Whenever I used this toothpaste it actually made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and I would never recommend using this toothpaste if you have sensitive teeth - or a mouth! Haha.
I sometimes get sensitive teeth, mine are the type that gets sensitive when eating sweet things, I'm not really affected by hot or cold foods.
I also smoke, and drink copious amounts of Diet Coke, so need to use a good whitening toothpaste to keep my teeth white.
Colgate Sensitive Whitening seemed to give me the best of both worlds.
I bought it when it was on offer in Tesco a few weeks ago; I think it was 2 for £2.50, which sounded good as it usually costs around£2.20 anyway.
Colgate SW is a pale green colour, with a deep turquoise green stripe running through it. It is a lovely minty flavour which is strong enough to give you confidence that your mouth is fresh, without being so overpowering that you struggle to catch your breath!
Colgate S W claims to be a 'gentle formula, specially formulated for sensitive teeth, clinically proven to whiten teeth'.
I agree that it is a gentle formula; it isn't harsh or gritty, as some whitening toothpastes are. I'm not overly impressed with the whitening aspect, there is no noticeable improvement, although I haven't lost whiteness either.
As for the 'sensitive' claims, it may be formulated for sensitive teeth, although I can't say that it was formulated for mine...
I have been using the toothpaste for around 2 weeks now, and all seemed fine until around four days ago. I noticed that a couple of teeth seemed a little sensitive, not enough to be painful, although it was noticeable.
The feeling gradually got worse and turned into full blown pain yesterday. Sometimes this has happened when I've used 'normal' toothpaste and switching to a sensitive brand has cleared the symptoms.
The pain has never started when I've been using sensitive toothpaste so I was shocked by this.
I went out and bought another sensitive brand and the pain seems to have (fingers crossed!) subsided.
I am surprised by Colgate as I've used their sensitive toothpastes before with no problems, it seems to only be this particular one that I have trouble with.
Maybe 'Sensitive' AND 'Whitening' is too much to ask from Colgate? Either way, I will not be purchasing Colgate S W again and will be donating my other tube to someone without sensitive teeth.
The last time I went to the dentist I was given a few samples to take home and try, I have a private dentist and basically they seem to think if they give us samples we'll think we're getting a bargain for the vast sums they charge us, however not one to turn down a freebie I accepted the samples and went on my much poorer merry way.
One of the samples they gave me was a tube of this Colgate Sensitive Whitening toothpaste. I have sensitive teeth and find that not all sensitve pastes are created equal so lots of them don't control my sensitivity so for the last few years I've stuck to a couple of brands that I know do the job.
Colgate Sensitive Whitening claims to remove stains and protect against cavities while stopping the pain associated with sensitive teeth. It also claims to keep breath fresh and have a nice minty flavour. All the things you want in a toothpaste except enamel protection so I popped this in the bathroom intending to try it but not expecting it to work as well as my usual brand.
The tube I was given was a small one and definitely not full size so I didn't expect to use it beyond the sample tube and once my toothpaste ran out I moved onto this "gift".
Colgate Sensitive Whitening comes in a red and white tube with a foil seal over the hole and the actual paste is white. It smells fresh and minty and tastes just minty enough to make your mouth feel clean and fresh but not extremely minty where the flavour is too strong and burns your gums and lips. So far so good, I liked the flavour.
A pea sized amount does the job perfectly well and leaves teeth feeling smooth (assuming you've brushed them properly) and looking white. I was pleased with the results as this left my teeth looking really clean. The minty flavour keeps your mouth fresh for hours afterwards too so it produced all claims up to that point.
The deciding factor for me would be if it controlled my very sensitive teeth. Amazingly I found it did! I had no problems with sensitivity during the use of this small tube and found myself wanting to buy some more so I could have a change from my usual brands.
When I got looking at the price of this toothpaste I wasn't so sure! A 75ml tube was going to cost me £2.60 upwards and while I know sensitive toothpastes cost more than others I wasn't prepared to pay that so I put it out of my head.
While shopping in Boyes one weekend and hovering around the toothpaste aisle looking for the usual brand I used I noticed they were selling this Colgate one at a mere 99p for a 75ml tube so I immediately purchased one. You can always rely on Boyes for a bargain!
I've been using it ever since because it leaves my mouth fresh, teeth white and controls sensitivity excellently. I'm really happy with it, especially at that bargain price so will continue to use it for the time being. My next sample to try is another Colgate one but with enamel protection too so maybe I'll be swapping after I've tried that but for the time being this is perfect for my needs.
Thoroughly recommended for sensitive teeth.