“ Brand: Colgate / Type: Toothpaste / What it does: Refreshes, „
After numerous check-up's to see the dentists after a pain in my teeth it was clarified that my teeth were very sensitive and I would need to use specific toothpaste for a set amount of time, and after whizzing through my local Tesco's I understand now why Colgate even bothered to make it.
Upon first inspection it is the average Colgate tube with Sensitive written on the right hand side of the packet. It isn't very appealing but it familarises people with the logo and can be very catchy in my opinion.
However it isn't my regular colgate total and therefore it dosen't have the full 24 hours protection. But for sensitive teeth it is magnificent.
When Brushing it sooths the teeth and covers them in mint instead of forcing it down your thoat. I still get the mint kick you do with Colgate toothpaste's at the end of a good thorough brush and feel the difference. So when it comes to brushing my sensitive teeth it copes fine.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone with sensitive teeth, it is like a modified version of colgate total but it works the same as many of the current leading brand toothpastes on the market.
So get a packet!
Thanks for reading
When it comes to brushing my teeth I guess I have the same habits of the majority of people! I brush them first thing in the morning and last thing at night without fail cos to me having grimy, yukky teeth is a no no!
However I do have problems when brushing my teeth. Even using a rather soft bristled toothbrush can make my gums bleed and my teeth stand on edge. The other issue I have with my teeth is they are incredibly sensitive in general. Hot drinks, cold desserts even a gust of wind can make them tingle really badly and my gums really sore so I do whenever possible try out sensitive toothpastes and when I got this it was on offer in my local Sainsbury's for a pound so it seemed worth a go (normally priced about £1.90 a tube).
The tube comes in white oblong box which has a bright red and light pink section to the front of it and I'm told It's Colgate 'Clinically Proven Sensitive Relief' Fluoride toothpaste and that it's Sensitive Fresh Stripe that gives fast relief and fresh breath and the size is stated. Other information on the box tells me about what sensitivity is and gives me diagrams on how this toothpaste helps combat it and I'm told a bit about the product and given warnings and directions for use, ingredients are listed and contact details for Colgate-Palmolive are given. The tube is white with a plastic flip-top lid to one end and is a squeezy tube and basically looks the same as the box as in colour-scheme and information given.
What Is Colgate Sensitive For?....
Colgate Sensitive is a toothpaste which is used to fight cavities, plaque and gives relief from sensitivity pain.
Directions For Use....
Apply a ribbon of Colgate Sensitive across the head of your toothbrush, this is about 1 gram of toothpaste. Brush for one minute twice a day. Children under 7 should use a pea sized amount to minimise swallowing.
The Toothpaste Itself....
Well using it is simple of course and I use it pretty much as directed, with a damp headed toothbrush (so it isn't too abrasive) and away I go.
Appearance wise this is a sort of a transparent toothpaste with a light creamy looking gooey look to it in places and is light turquoise in colour with some darker thick turquoise stripes running through it. It squeezes out of the tube as a blob effect rather than a ribbon and smells rather heavily of sweet spearmint, very fresh and very natural smelling.
When using it, it has a spearmint taste that is rather hot and very sweet indeed. As you use it on the teeth it doesn't feel abrasive, but smooth and it doesn't irritate my sensitive teeth at all and as I use this I find that I don't lose so much blood as with some other toothpastes!
This apparently works by soothing tooth nerve ends and is meant to build a protective shield providing both immediate relief from sudden shocks of pain and long term sensitivity with regular use but does it?
Not really for me no. It doesn't give me short or long term relief at all from sensitive teeth sadly. Not notable anyway.
It does however clean my teeth well enough, freshen my breath (but only for the very short term) and after using it my mouth feels grime free and I can't feel any build or plague left on my teeth and my teeth are left feeling smooth and fresh.
However I don't find this wards off grime coming back for long and haven't noticed, even with using this for twice a day for the past couple of months whiter teeth or anything but to be fair I'm not promised that.
What I am promised is only help really with sensitivity and it hasn't done that for me. Now my Step-Dad is a massive fan of Colgate and he also uses this and again, like me doesn't rate this at all. To me it's an ok teeth cleaning product but that's it really. It doesn't deliver anything other than that and for me isn't all that great really! Sadly!
Can be found in all good supermarkets and chemists alike
Colgate Sensitive Fresh stripe is the new toothpaste from Colgate, made for sensitive teeth, and for that refreshing feel and the white shine.
The package is consistant with its predecessors, with a nice rectangular box with red print, and the nice holographic corner effect. It is attractive to the eye.
The tubes come in different sizes, small and large. It is in a tube, and is easy to squeeze out. The colour of the past is an aqua light blue colour, which is appealing to look at.
The taste is slightly different. It isn't minty, but has a different taste, a bit like sensodyne (probably contains the same ingredients), with a slight sweet tinge. This is quite nice, but may require some getting used to.
The texture is just as any other toothpaste, a nice smooth gel like paste. It froths very easily and easy to brush with.
Upon using, your mouth feels clean and fresh with a sweet minty feeling. Your teeth are smooth and clean and you can actually see the effects of it working. It slowly whitens the teeth and results can be seen within a week.
I am extremely pleased with this product, not only does it look good, it feels good and tastes good, and the results are visible. However, as it is Colgate, it is not going to be as cheap as other brands, and perhaps will do only slightly better then the cheaper counterparts.
Its not a bad product but it might not be worth the price.
linically proven to provide relief to sensitive teeth /