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Colgate toothpaste, the company's most basic toothpaste product line, is undoubtedly the best 'brand name' toothpaste at the low to mid price point. It's established and well recognised - and not without good reason. Colgate's a basic but effective oral hygiene product and comes in packs big enough to last the kids at least a month. It doesn't break the bank and it doesn't feel like a compromise for quality over cheap price.
Whilst not in the same ball park as more expensive Arm and Hammer or Oral-B products, Colgate excels in being a completely reliable 'core' product. I am certain the toothpaste has remained unchanged in the many years I've used it, and is so widely available in so many different iterations that you can take the product with you on holiday, on a camping trip, in a day-bag. I was over the moon to find that, during a night at a hotel in Manchester, the bathroom had miniature tubes of Colgate toothpaste: a nice little reminder of home, as odd as that may sound.
The white toothpaste keeps breath fresh for a couple of hours, and whilst this isn't a challenge to something like an Oral-B toothpaste it's the best at the low price. 'Value' toothpastes tend to be of gimmicky flavours, contain insufficient fluoride and taste like garbage. With Colgate it is a guarantee that it will taste right and work right practically every time.
Any qualms that I do have with the toothpaste are based on its suitability for younger kids. Toothpaste can be, surprisingly enough, an expensive necessity, so it is in a consumer's best interest to economise. The mint flavour of classic Colgate is quite strong, which may put off younger children, but for teenagers and adults alike it is a great taste that doesn't dry out the mouth or make food taste funny for hours afterwards. AquaFresh's 'Milk Teeth' line is ideal for children who can't yet handle the flavour of Colgate.
What's great about Colgate is that this product - its most basic toothpaste - is merely built on in Colgate's more expensive toothpastes, such as MaxWhite. There's true quality even at budget level, which is perfect.
WHAT IS IT?
Colgate makes alot of different toothpastes and I have used many of them but today I am writing a review about the original one that is called their Cavity Protection toothpaste.
WHAT I THINK
I like this toothpaste because it has got a very strong mint flavour but it is not so strong that it makes me feel sick when I use it early in the morning to brush my teeth. This toothpaste is white and it is a thick paste that foams up nice in the mouth but does not give too many bubbles or too much foam so that my mouth is fresh after I have brushed.
It has got a natural mint flavour and can be used by children as well as adults.
When I have brushed my teeth using this toothpaste my teeth and gums feel clean and healthy after and I am happy about that because I like to keep my teeth in very good condition. It does not whiten the teeth and that is why I do not use it all the time because I like it when I can use whitening toothpaste so that my smile looks clean always.
I do not rinse my mouth after I have brushed my teeth and I like that this Colgate toothpaste makes my mouth and my breath feel fresh and minty, I can smell that my own breath is fresh when I have brushed my teeth and that makes me happy.
I have used Colgate Original for many years and my dentist has said always that my teeth are in very good condition and I do not have any cavities.
A tube of Colgate Original costs about £1.50 and I think that is value because a tube lasts for a long time even if you brush your teeth three times every day like I do. It is always one of the cheapest brands of toothpaste and it does a very good job.
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We use various toothpastes, usually it is whatever is on offer that we tend to buy. There are so many different types that claim to do all kinds but at the end of the day we just want something which cleans our teeth and freshens our breath.
Colgate toothpaste was on offer recently so my husband bought several tubes for a pound each. He can't resist an offer! The flavour we got was peppermint and it came in a squeezy tube. I prefer the squeezy tube rather than the type that you press down as I find it is just easier to get the paste out. When it begins to run out you just curl up the tube and it pushes the remaining paste out.
We just put a small amount on our brushes, usually about a pea sized amount. It tastes very minty and it seems to clean well. I always feel like my teeth have had a good clean after using this and my mouth is nice and minty. I haven't noticed any difference though, my teeth are not any whiter or less sensitive or anything so I think that this works just like any other tooth paste. If anything I would quite like it to be a little bit more minty so it feels like my mouth is even cleaner.
So I think that this is a nice tooth paste but nothing amazing. 4 out of 5 stars from me. We will buy it again but we will continue to buy other brands to.
Colgate is a toothpaste brand which has been around for as long as I can remember, with a highly rated reputation and over the years they have been innovators in the market in terms of the specialist features and aims of the toothpastes.
I usually steer clear of Colgate because my memories of the brand are mainly spearmint flavours, and I’m definitely not a fan of spearmint. However, when I recently went on holiday without any toothpaste, this was the only one available in the extremely lightly stocked village store, so I purchased.
This is the classic colgate toothpaste, white and creamy in texture, very smooth and a little goes a long way when it comes to using the toothpaste. I use an electric toothbrush, so I only need about a pea sized amount for my 2 minute brushing.
I didn’t find the taste to be too offensive to my taste, although it was more on the spearmint side than the peppermint side. Either way, the overall effect is one of a really clean fresh feeling. It was a large tube I bought, so it did take a couple of months or more to get through it. I didn’t notice any great difference to the health of my teeth or gums, but then I am fairly sceptical of all the claims of the various toothpaste brands and variants marketed at us these days.
The toothpaste has a small cap with a flip top, which I find not to be a great design, as this does become crusty if the toothpaste isn’t fully cleaned away from the end with each use.
This did the job in a moment of need for me, but taste, lack of wow-factor and packaging mean I won't be buying again.
In the 1950s a man went to the Colgate toothpaste head office and said I can increase your profits by 10% in just three months. They said how. He said make the hole bigger on the tube so more toothpaste is wasted and the loyal customer buys more tubes over the year. Their profits did indeed rise and the man got a job with the company.
Today that man is no more but Colgate have returned to their old design with their Cavity Protection range and you have the exact opposite problem. The hole is too small and once the paste congeals in the top end of the tube it blocks up very quickly. You end up standing on the bloody thing to try and squeeze some out. This would be the preferred range for the diamond smuggler. I’m currently using my darts to unblock it. Even with the top on the toothpaste tube it bungs up. Needless to say I won’t be buying this range again and will stick with the larger hole ones and a soft touch so not to waste toothpaste.
Thankfully they sell it in other flavors to that dreadful spearmint flavor so one plus, a pleasant light mint here. Is there any more yukky taste for oral hygiene than sharp spearmint? It’s like being at the dentists with all but the sound of the dreaded drill in your bathroom. Mint flavor is the only taste for toothpaste. This range is about right on that score. Thin a packet of those Polo lights!
I bought the 100ml size with wavers that its 1.1% sodium monoflourophosphate, whatever that is. It’s a plastic tube with the days of metal ones long gone and lasts about three weeks. It’s about a pound in Superdrug and you can get 2 for 1 in Wilko’s right now. It tastes fresh in the mouth and I have no idea how clean it makes your teeth other than it has fluoride in it. It could be flour paste for all I know. I brush twice a day and it seems to do the job. All my dental issues have been cavities and not getting them filled quick enough due to the inability to find an NHS dentist over the years and so deals with that too. The only thing that weakens teeth is dentists drilling them! But all fine now and I have always brushed regularly. Those cavities over the years were caused by cracked fillings disintegrating and I’m a firm believer dentists fill and pull our teeth when not needed just to make money down the line. Toothache is pressure on the nerve by a swelling and poison, not the cracks in your teeth.
While in town with my Husband a couple of weeks ago he spotted three 100ml tubes of Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection on offer for £2. I usually buy whitening toothpaste that costs hell of a lot more than this but as I am trying to cut down on spending I decided what the hell and gave him the nod and he popped the tubes in the basket.
The toothpaste is packaged in a cardboard box. I assume this is for ease of transport and merchandising as the plastic tube and outer box contain the same information. The tube comes with a screw off cap rather than a flip top. I am unsure whether I prefer the screw off cap as the cap stays cleaner than a flip top, which usually gets covered in toothpaste, but the kids/husband have a tendency to leave the lid off.
The marketing on the box claims the toothpaste contains liquid calcium and fluoride for maximum cavity protection and to strengthen teeth, I am not sure how true this is but we have all visited the dentists for check ups while using this toothpaste and he was happy with the state of mine and my families' teeth.
The toothpaste itself is bright white, the kind of white I would love my teeth to be, and smells incredibly minty. The toothpaste is used the same as any other toothpaste, squeeze your desired amount onto a toothbrush and brush away. The toothpaste foams up nicely and there is a good amount of minty, soft, cleansing bubbles. The toothpaste lasts the full two minutes without the need to reload my brush and leaves my mouth feeling fresh and my teeth squeaky clean.
The whole family seem to like this toothpaste and in all honesty after using this for a couple of weeks I can see no change in the colour of my teeth they are as white as they were when using whitening toothpaste. Unfortunately I am noticing a little bit of sensitivity when I brush so I will probably switch from this brand once all the tubes have been used.
In conclusion I feel this is good family toothpaste
I have been buying Colgate toothpaste for as long as I can remember, find the brand to be a really good one for cleaning my teeth. I often buy it if I see it on special offer so that I can save a little more money. I bought my last one on offer.
The toothpaste comes inside a cardboard box with the name very clear on the front, so can be easily spotted on the shelf. Inside the box, the toothpaste comes in the usual plastic tube which has a flip back lid, the flipped lid does help so that I never lose the top etc.
The toothpaste is a white colour and very easy to squeeze from the tube. It has a nice soft texture to it and it smells extremely minty. The minty smell does smell quite strong and is really apparent when I squeeze it onto my toothbrush. You don't need much of this toothpaste to create a nice foam in the mouth, I just use a pea sized amount and that is an adequate amount.
I do find this one doesn't burn my mouth or gums, it doesn't feel irritating that I have to rinse it a few seconds after I begin to brush my teeth as I have found in the paste with some other brands of toothpaste.
This one is a nice gentle paste and I find I can brush my teeth up to at least 3 minutes before I have to rinse it from my teeth. It feels pleasant in my mouth and really refreshing. The soft, smooth texture of it feels nice on my teeth and gums and not at all harsh. It doesn't feel rough on my teeth and it doesn't scratch my gums or teeth. Just a gentle, soft paste.
It claims to strengthen the teeth and to fight cavities on the teeth surfaces and exposed roots. It contains a calcium formula which helps to strengthen the teeth t and to also repair any weak spots before any cavities occur. It also contains an active fluoride formula which is the ingredient to strengthen the teeth and the fluoride contains calcium to help keep the teeth nice and strong and healthier.
Children can also brush their teeth with this paste but they must be under the age of 6 years old. My grandchildren are below this age so I cannot comment if it is suitable for children to use or not.
Once I have brushed my teeth with this paste, I find when I run my tongue across my teeth they feel nice and smooth. A feeling I like after I have brushed them. I also know then my teeth have been cleaned well and also that they have any food removed from them.
The quality of this paste is extremely good, it is a fabulous toothpaste and one all of the family can use. I paid just a £1 for a 100m tube and for this price I think it is excellent value for the price in my opinion. You just cannot go wrong for the amount of paste in the tube and it is so affordable for any budget too.
I am in my 50's and still have most of my own teeth, I don't have any false ones but I do have some gaps where I have had extractions, I find this paste is gentle on the areas where I don't have any teeth and it doesn't make my gums sore or irritated. I find some brands tend to make these areas sore at time but this hasn't happened using this paste. So all good.
Colgate is a brand I can really trust and I will continue to buy this paste in the future because it cleans my teeth perfectly and also leaves my breathe nice and refreshed after each brushing.
I highly do recommend this toothpaste and I don't think anyone would be disappointed in the results it give for a good clean of the teeth in a couple of minutes or so.
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I give this paste 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I am always on the hunt for the latest offer or bargain but I believe sometimes there are certain things you cannot cut back on. Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste is probably one of them. Don't get me wrong, Colgate as a brand are fantastic but this particular toothpaste is just far too plain in my opinion.
Currently sold in Sainsburys for £1 for a 75ml tube it looked like a great offer. They were even offering 3 for 2 so we decided to purchase the three.
The toothpaste comes in a standard tube with a cap that flips open on the top as opposed some that are screw caps. This may sound picky but sometimes the toothpaste can get clogged up around the lid meaning it will need a clean occasionally. The tube itself is packaged into a large, rectangular box. It has a red background and the large lettering of Colgate Cavity Protection written in white on the front.
The toothpaste is plain white in colour and there are no extras in the paste compared to other Colgate brands. A small amount is all that is really needed. The toothpaste does froth around the mouth like it should. I believe it also keeps the teeth clean and protected like it should. My main issue was the mint taste. It didn't last for long and was not strong enough to provide minty fresh breath. On some occasions I would have to brush my teeth twice just so my mouth felt fresh.
Colgate as a brand provides quality toothpaste but you are better off purchasing their Max Fresh or Advanced Whitening range to ensure you get that minty fresh feeling and the knowledge your teeth are clean.
Overall the toothpaste comes at a great price. Three tubes for £2 in Sainsburys as it currently stands is very cheap. Especially as some brands can sell a single tube for more than that price. But in my opinion you get what you pay for. Yes, it cleans well but unfortunately it does not give that long last of fresh breath. A definite buy if you're not bothered about your toothpaste, if not move onto one of Colgate's other pastes.
I've been buying Colgate for years and years now and have sometime switched to other brands like Oral-B or Aquafresh when they've been on offer just to try them out, but Colgate will always be my number one toothpaste.
The box is not something I really pay attention to much apart from to read what each toothpaste is specialised for, and seeing as I have normal dental health I just buy the general toothpastes with strengthening, protection and whitening qualities. I can't really say I like the box, but no toothpaste brands apart from Euthymol have attractive packaging or designs. I feel like the red and blue on the box clash quite badly and they need to re-design, and the because the box is mostly red, with white writing it makes it quite hard to read too.
The toothpaste itself is something I really like, and I don't really like other toothpastes because they tend to taste really strong. I know you can't avoid strong mint very much with toothpaste but I find this toothpaste to be milder than others I have used and I think it is a lot better than feeling like you've eating a whole packet of Trevor mints.
It lathers nicely, and the lid on the toothpaste doesn't get too gunged up with product. Ergonomic design of the tube means it's easy to get the product out when it's starting to run out too.
Overall a good product but could do with a redesign of packaging.
I admit I am not loyal to any one particular brand of toothpaste and generally speaking, I tend to buy whatever is on offer at the tie. Every now and again, however, if I am suffering from overly sensitive teeth, then I will make the effort to look for something designed specifically for these symptoms. More often than not we settle for Colgate toothpaste. I buy this from Home Bargains where it is the cheapest I have ever found it - a very large tube for only 79p - bargain!
As with most toothpastes, it comes inside a cardboard box and it's in a tube format with a small white, indented flip off tiny lid and inside is the thick white paste. Last time I bought a tube of this, however, I was less than impressed. I think it must have been very old stock because when we tried to use it, it was very powdery and dry and looked like it had been sitting around for years. It was bought from the Pound Shop and this has put me off going back there to buy more, so now I settle for Home Bargains. It's also cheaper at Home Bargains.
The toothpaste itself is very mild in flavour and though it is still minty and fresh tasting to use and keeps our breath feeling fresh for ages after we have brushed, it's no good if you are one of those people who like a really very minty taste to your toothpaste. It's for this reason that I am happy to let our daughter use it herself as she really cannot abide too strong a toothpaste, as so many of the adult versions are these days.
We all use just a pea sized amount. It doesn't froth too much and it leaves my teeth feeling lovely and fresh and clean and I also think it helps to freshen the breath at the same time. It works well at removing stains, even red wine stains on the teeth and it's just as good for me personally, as any of the more expensive 'stain removing toothpastes' which are around so much these days.
For the price, I really don't think you can beat Colgate Original toothpaste and though this comes in different forms, this tends to be the one I keep on going back for and one which is suitable for se by the whole family.
Out of all the Colgate toothpastes I have tried this is by far the best one and the cheapest. I used to like getting the tooth whitening one's in hopes that they would bring my teeth a shade whiter, but it never happened. I then found out that tooth whitening paste only stops your teeth from getting darker not lightens them. So, I went back to my childhood toothpaste Colgate Original.
The product comes in a nice rectangle box, just big enough to fit the tube in. It is mainly red with other colours such as white and blue. This is what defines the original toothpaste from the others. Usually, when going into Superdrug I struggle to find which is the one I have but as long as it says Original flavour I am safe. The application of the paste is quite easy. All you do is lift the cap on the lid and squeeze a pea sized amount out onto your toothbrush, that is it. The paste is white and it doesn't have a strong minty taste, it is gentle. I am one of those people who hate strong minty flavoured toothpaste, which is why I don't like any other than this Original. I am also not sure whether this is down to the Colgate brand but I have also never had a filling or anything at the dentist.
There is no strong scent from this paste. It is Original and more of the scent comes through brushing than actually sniffing it. If you sniff this paste you are more likely to smell the scent of the plastic tube that the paste itself. I also find that a while after using this product my mouth still smells minty fresh.
The cost of this toothpaste is actually really cheap. I used to buy it from Superdrug for £1.50, that is for a large tube. However, through shopping around I also found that the large tube is always in Poundland, of course a £1 and on the off occasion in Body Care for £0.69. I think these two offers are smashing for a large toothpaste. In my household this paste can last up to a month. The only problem is is that it is so big that sometimes it falls out of our holder.
I would recommend this to anyone who uses Colgate or doesn't. I myself have only ever used Colgate so it is my family brand. If you shop around I think you'll find it for a very cheap price and for a large tube it is really worth the money. I would also recommend it if you are not a fan of strong minty flavours. This toothpaste is really gentle.
I would usually buy the cheapest toothpaste available as I presumed it was just the brand you were paying for and they all done the same job but after using a cheap toothpaste which didn't foam up at all I decided to buy a well known brand. I spotted the Colgate cavity protection toothpaste in a shop called discount UK. It was on a special offer of £1, buy 2 get 1 free so I thought I'd give it a try, after all I couldn't really grumble paying £2 for 3 toothpastes. I expected that seen as though Colgate is such a well known brand that it would be £2/£3 per tube, I didn't realise you could buy it so cheap.
The toothpaste comes in a red cardboard box which says on it that it freshens breath, fights cavities and strengthens teeth. Inside the box is the tube of toothpaste which is 100ml and has a flip top. The top is easy to flip open and close but you need to make sure you close it properly when finished with it or else the toothpaste dries up on the end. The tube is easy to squeeze and the bottom of the tube can be easily rolled over to keep the toothpaste in the top end of the tube.
The toothpaste comes out easily onto the toothbrush and is quite thick so it doesn't slide off like some cheaper ones can. It is white in colour and tastes quite minty, not so minty that it burns your tongue but some people might think it tastes too strong. When brushing your teeth it foams up really well and you only need a pea size amount. It leaves your teeth squeaky clean and your breath stays fresh. I have noticed that my teeth do look whiter and I usually get a bit of plaque build up in-between my bottom two front teeth and I have noticed that since using this toothpaste that I haven't had as much plaque build up.
Overall its a fantastic toothpaste and does everything its suppose to. It can be bought for a fantastic price and probably actually works out cheaper to use this rather than a cheaper brand as you only need a tiny amount of it for it to work. I would recommend this product to everyone.
Most of the time I don't tend to stick with one brand when it comes to everyday products. Im quite open minded, more so these days, so I am willing to try most things within reason. When it comes to toothpaste though, wrongly or rightly I tend to go for either Aquafresh or Colgate. I bought a 100ml tube from my local Home Bargains for £1.00.
Why did I buy it?
Ive used this brand many times in the past when it comes to toothpaste for both myself and my children, so have a pretty good idea what to expect in regards to how it performs. The size of tube and the price was very fair and it was a convenient buy- I just ran out of toothpaste and I was in the shop and I bought it!
How is it packaged?
The toothpaste comes in a 100ml plastic mostly white tube with a screw top lid. On the front and the back the ' Colgate ' logo is clearly visibly surrounded by a red background. Directly next to this it says product provides maximum cavity protection, liquid calcium and is regular in flavour.
On the side it gives directions for use, company details and states that once opened product has a 12 month shelf life.
The tube comes in a box, mostly red in colour with hints of blue. Information on it pretty much mirrors that that's on the tube, but includes ingredients list and what the product does.
Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate , Aqua , Glycerin , Sorbitol , PEG-12 , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Aroma , Cellulose Gum , Sodium Monofluorophosphate , Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate , Sodium Saccharin , Calcium Glycerophosphate , Sodium Fluoride , Limonene .
What is this product supposed to do?
Its supposed to clean teeth and freshen breath. It helps to fight cavities on teeth surfaces and exposed roots. Also can help strengthen teeth and generally helps to keep them healthy.
How to use
Brush thoroughly after each meal. Don't swallow product. Spit and rinse.
How do I find it?
Firstly, I don't use this after every meal as I would be brushing my teeth for most of the day! I brush them in the morning, evening and depending on how my teeth and mouth feel during the day, sometimes in the afternoon.
The toothpaste is white in colour. Easy to push out of its tube as it has the right denseness to it to ensure that it stays put on the toothpaste, you don't need to much but at the same time not so thick that you feel your going to brush your teeth with cement.
As mentioned, you don't need to much to use. I find the product glides easily over my teeth and cleans them well. There tends to be alittle foam type action thing going on with the combination of toothbrush working away, toothpaste and salvia ( sorry! ). The taste is minty ( as you would expect ), but very mild. Its not strong or offensive and leaves the mouth feeling quite fresh and clean.
Would I buy this again? Yes I would because it does the job. Teeth after use feels and looks clean and gets rid of any feeling of any coating on the teeth due to food. Breath is and feels more pleasant. So basically does what it says on the packet ( don't know about the cavitity side of things, would need to ask a dentist! ). Where it lets itself down for me is I could do with the mint flavour being alittle stronger and more cooling in the mouth but that's my personal wish and doesn't distract from how good it cleans.
Since I don't have the best of teeth unfortunately, it's really important for me to buy the right products and stick to a regime that will ensure my teeth are not a rotten and unpleasant, rather well kept and looked after. I used to switch between toothpastes a lot until I went for numerous fillings that got my dentist a little concerned. He recommended Colgate and I've used it ever since. It's been a couple of years now and I am pleased with the results. There isn't a major difference with how white my teeth have become or anything but I can definitely feel the freshness and the cleanliness after brushing and it has kept tooth decay at bay too.
In my honest opinion, it's how you brush and groom your teeth more than anything. Toothpastes don't have a magical formula that will give you the perfect teeth so you probably will need whitening treatments and polishing treatments despite using whitening toothpaste. Colgate has kept my teeth and gums free from plaque and infections and that's all I expect from it. It keeps them looking nice and clean between dentist appointments twice a year and I'm really grateful it has seemed to suit my teeth.
I'm lucky to have found Colgate for one pound a tube at home bargains. It's not expensive at all. It comes in plastic tube that I have to squeeze out, not difficult at all. I would recommend it but it's just my opinion, you should always ask your dentist first. Along with Colgate toothpaste I use Listerine mouthwash. I tried the Colgate mouthwash but just didn't seem to be as satisfied as I am after rinsing with Listerine. Again my opinion! I really like it and I know many others use it religiously too.