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      09.04.2011 21:08
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      A great weekly task that really does offer 12 hour clean protection

      I cannot believe how good this product is - and how clean it makes your teeth feel! I brought this total weekly clean because it is not something that commits a daily routine, but weekly which makes it far more easier to remember and stick too. This doesn't replace your toothpaste - but adds to it instead.

      The product --> The toothpaste is in a white case, which does look professional. It has the red logo 'Colgate', with a description of it underneath. It then has a dentist tool over the product - which adds to the effect of being professional! The tube isn't very big and this is a rather excessive packaging for it! However, it is very appealing, and stands out. The paste itself has a white screw lid, and it comes in a typical shape!

      What makes it different? --> The reason this stands out from the others is that it contains Prophy-Silca which is an ingredient that is used by dentists when cleaning teeth. It is rather concentrated, which is why it can only be used once a week. The formula gives complete protection to fight bacteria, plaque and tartar - which is fab especially if you are like me and often eat sugary foods! It provides this protection for 12 hours.

      The cost --> It costs from £2.50 to £4, it completely depends on where it is brought from. Boots often sell it for slightly more, but if you have a boots card or find it on a deal it usually works out okay!

      When I first used it it felt really great, and my teeth felt very clean - like I had just come from a dentist! It brushes so well, and provides such a deep cleaning.

      It works itself in many different ways, by using sodium fluoride to make teeth stronger, rebuilds weak spots and fight tooth decay. It also cleans in the way a dentist can, so polishes at the same time - which increases whitening.

      The reason I prefer this product to all the rest is because it doesn't claim to whiten and brighten like ALL the others appear too. Instead it gives a professional clean and fights bad bacteria - I really would recommend this product!

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      23.03.2011 14:18
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      If you can find it, try it!

      When this product first came out on the market I knew I just had to try it. The next time I went shopping, I grabbed 2 boxes because it was on a promotional offer at half price. I did think that the regular price of almost £5 was quite steep but I still wanted to try it and thought if I liked it I would stock up whilst it was half price.

      The idea of this product is to use it once a week as a deep clean for your teeth. You use it just like a toothpaste on your brush and go over all surfaces of the each tooth. You get 6 weeks worth, although I found it was more like 7/8 applications worth in the tube (perhaps I wasn't using enough?). When you have brushed each tooth you just rinse like with any toothpaste.

      The results I had were amazing! My mouth felt really fresh and clean and even had a slight tingly feeling in it, which may sound odd, but was actually very pleasant. After using it every tooth felt really smooth and shiny against my tongue, no left over residue anywhere. It was lovely and could almost become addictive.

      I adored this product and did end up stocking up on it whilst it was half price, even though I think it is actually worth the full RRP. As my stocks started to dwindle, I started to look around for where it would be the cheapest and hit a snag, I can't find it anywhere!

      I have searched high and low and sadly this product no longer seems to be available, which is a real shame as I loved it and the clean feeling it gave my teeth and breath each week after using it.

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        13.01.2010 21:20

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        Really does make a difference

        I bought this on a recommendation from a friend and it definitely makes a difference. I came downstairs and my husband commented that my teeth looked very white and I hadn't even told him I was using it!

        This product is designed for use once a week. First of all you thoroughly brush your teeth as normal with your usual paste,and then use this for three minutes.

        It does feel very different to normal toothpaste as it has silicone granules in and I find that these get stuck between my teeth and I have to floss after I've used it.
        You do need to thoroughly rinse to get rid of it but it is worth the extra effort because your teeth really do look as good as when you've been to the dentist.

        My husband is a smoker and uses this every week and it has stopped his teeth staining. It also seems to be much gentler than the smokers toothpaste he tried.

        All in all a good result and much cheaper than teeth whitening.

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        01.01.2010 09:30
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        A great dentist clean feeling toothpaste.

        The Box and Tube
        Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean is small tube which comes in a rather large box. On the front of the box is the name and brand of the product, the fact that the tube is 20ml and it should be the amount for six weeks usage. On the back of the box is information on the product, directions, ingredients, contact information and that it has to be used within twelve months of opening. Inside is the small tube of toothpaste which just has the name and brand of the product on and a usage calendar.

        My Opinion
        I saw this advertised and thought it looked like a good idea as you can never get that dentist clean feel from just a toothpaste and mouthwash. So I went out and purchased a tube and was surprised by the price but still thought I would give it a go anyway. Once home I opened the box to find a small travel size toothpaste tube and thought the whole thing was over packaged and wasn't even recyclable apart from the tube. I first read the instructions and noted that I had to use it once a week and brush my teeth with it for a total of three minutes, so I went to get my timer and had it set ready for when I first used it. The following morning I decided to give it a go so I opened the tube and squeezed some on my toothpaste and noticed had a lovely spearmint smell to it. The paste was like a glass stained white with little solid white specks inside. I then started to brush and put my timer on at the same time, the paste wasn't to minty which I was glad off as brushing your teeth for three minutes with strong toothpaste didn't sound like a fun idea. It was a spearmint taste that matched the smell and the little white flecks you could feel but weren't too harsh on your teeth and gums. After brushing my teeth for a minute and a half it was quite apparent that it was very foamy so I had to stop my timer and then restart. I thought I might have to reload my toothbrush but it wasn't necessary. Once I finished brushing my teeth I did that thing you do after you've been to the dentist and brush my tongue along my teeth and felt a vast improvement. I have been using this product for a while and noticed it has lasted more than six weeks but I don't think it will last more than ten. Overall it is a great toothpaste but is it worth buying it at the moment with all the extra packaging. If you are ok with this and want dentist feeling clean teeth then it is worth the money and well recommended.
        I am giving this product four out of five stars as I then it is over packaged if they change it in the future and make it recyclable then I will mark it up to five stars.

        Price and Availability
        Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean is available in most beauty stores, chemists and online. It is priced from £3.64 but is currently on offer in boots for £2.43 which is £6.08 per 100mls. If you did buy this full price and used it the six times before it ran out it would cost 60p a use which seems a lot.

        I have previosly written this review on ciao under the same username.

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          20.06.2009 15:10
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          If it doesn't work you haven't lost alot, it it does work then your teeth will thank you for it.

          Teeth and oral hygiene in general is very important to me - so much so that I often find myself buying things for the pure gimmicky value of them sounding good. Obviously now I am trying to save my pennies so using review sites such as this one helps me make more informed decisions, but I still do tend to see something on the shelf and buy it "'cos it sounds fab!"

          This was one such impulse buy. I hadn't seen it advertised, nor had anyone recommended it to me - it was just there on the shelf when I was looking for toothpaste, so I picked it up along with my usual daily paste.

          So why did I get the feeling I needed to buy it?
          Well, the packaging looks great. It is only when you get home and realise the ridiculous size of the box compared to the product size, and think about how wasteful that is...that it doesn't look so great.
          The box is eyecatching though - with words like "For that Dentist Complete Clean Feeling", "Professional Weekly Clean", and "With the same cleaning ingredient Dentists use!" written on the front - it would be difficult not to be impressed, or at least a little intrigued.
          Closer inspection of the rear of the box reveals this:
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          Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean is a weekly toothpaste with a concentrated cleaning formula that has been developed with and clinincally tested by dentists.
          Its formula contains Prophy-Silica, with the same ingredient dentists use to safely and thoroughly clean teeth.
          As you brush the Prophy-Silica formula disperses throughout your mouth to fight bacteria, plaque and tartar, thoroughly cleaning not only the tooth surface, but also in between teeth and hard to reach spots at the back of the teeth.
          Use Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean once a week, in addition to your usual toothpaste, to rediscover that dentist complete clean feeling. It also provides you with 12 hour complete protection for your teeth and gums.

          Directions:
          Brush once a week with Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean, in addition to the usual twice daily brushing recommended by dentists.
          Apply generously on toothbrush and brush for a full 3 minutes.
          For optimal results, use in conjunction with your regular Colgate toothpaste.
          The use of Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean does not replace the need for regular cleaning by your dentist or hygienist.
          Colgate recommends that you visit your dentist regularly for dental checkups.
          Not recommended for use by children under 7.
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          ***The Product***
          So you open up the box (which is sealed with a tamper proof sticker), and it reveals a small (like travel size) tube of paste. The tube is 20mls, and you now wonder why it is in such a large box. There is however, a "usage calender" and they tell us to "Mark your weekly appointment with Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean". It is important to only use this once a week obviously. Still no need for the huge box though surely, especially in such environmentally aware times.

          The tube is your standard toothpaste squeezy tube, and the paste itself looks like a pale grey almost clear gel with minute grains within it - almost resembling tiny salt particles. The taste is very minty - this lasts throughout the 3 minute clean - but it is not unpleasant tasting.

          This product really does make your teeth feel nice and clean after use - that kind of clean feeling that makes you want to keep running your tongue over your smooth clean teeth for a while throughout the day. I do find that you can get that clean feeling with some toothpastes now - so I do wonder how much "extra" work this paste is doing in comparison with those, but you have to agree, it does sound good.

          There is enough product to last for 6 cleans - so 6 weeks - which makes the under £3 price quite bearable if it does indeed do all that it tells us it does.

          I think that this is a product that I will add into my weekly beauty routine ("beauty" ha ha, as if). If it works - fabulous, if it doesn't, I've not lost a huge amount.

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            25.01.2009 13:03
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            Not much to pay, improves your oral hygiene, easy to use - might save you money at the dentist

            I've always been one for trying out the latest fads and gadgets but I seem to be spending even more money since discovering dooyoo. Everytime I read a good review of something I feel tempted to try it, the upside is that I have found a number of products, games etc which I might not otherwise have tried. I had noticed a number of glowing reviews on Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean so when I saw it with a £1.00 off in Boots I thought I would give it a go.

            - - How does it look - -

            At first glance it looks tiny the tube itself is only about three inches long and rather thin. It does last though as you only need a small amount and are only using it once a week. The toothpaste is a creamy gel and you can see little sparkly white bits encased in it. I was a little worried that I couldn't find any info. on whether this was safe to use with an electric toothbrush as I know certain abrasive whitening products should not be used this way. As there was no mention either way I decided to give it a go.

            There is a little calendar inside the packaging so you can mark off when you use it, but I find it easy enough to remember to use it on a Sunday when things are not just as manic and I have a little extra time to look after myself.

            - - Whats in it - -

            The toothpaste contains Prophy-Silica which is the same ingredient your dentist uses when giving you a clean up. The paste also contains fluoride to aid in the fight against cavaties.

            - - How does it work - -

            As you brush your teeth the toothpaste foams up and goes all around your mouth on the surface of the teeth front and back and also between the teeth. Colgate claim that it provides 12 hour complete protection for your teeth and gums.

            - - How do you use it? - -

            It is recommended that you brush once a week with Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean for a couple of minutes to get the full benefits. There is quite a strong minty taste and as you run your tongue over your teeth on completion they definitely feel smooth and polished and the minty flavour remains to give a nice fresh feel to your mouth. I do find that my mouth feels a little dry afterwards and I'm dying for a long glass of water.

            As I am applying it to an electric toothbrush the head is very small so it will last a lot longer than 6 weeks, my query would be if I can only fit a small amount onto the little round head am I getting the full benefits.

            It should not be used by younger children and they warn that it does not replace the dentist.

            - - Conclusion - -

            As I drink upto 8 cups of tea a day and love my red wine at the weekend I need every little bit of help I can get to keep my smile bright. Although this claims to be whitening I would say that having used it for four weeks now its more a case that it removes the dull stains caused by tea, wine etc. rather than actually whitens your smile.

            Its priced at £3.91 in Boots buts its on special offer at the moment for £2.61 this seems like a reasonable price to get a minimum of 6 weeks intensive cleaning for your pearlie whites.

            While it may not result in a bright white Hollywood smile it will remove stains, hopefully save you a bit of money at the dentist and it really does leave your mouth and teeth feeling fantastically clean.

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              21.01.2009 12:54
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              An excellent product fighting the war against tartar and decay!

              Introduction

              Having just returned from my annual dental inspection (which I dread) I have to say I got off lightly for the tune of £16 and a small filling around a gold inlay. I have had a few years when thankfully my teeth have been much better following two sad extractions of back molars when I turned 40. However I used to get sent to the hygienist each time for the cleaning which always seemed quite an endurance for me, and so when I saw the Colgate product which was intended to help keep teeth whiter and cleaner I decided to try it.

              In case you have never heard of it Colgate introduced this a couple of years or so ago, and it is intended to keep that that really clean feeling that you get after a scale and polish at the dentist. You must only use it once a week though as to exceed this would be too abrasive for the enamel. You simply swap a normal brushing session for this. I normally do it on a Sunday as it has become etched in my mind.

              The Cost and The Packaging.

              The cost varies but generally it retails for about £3.49 but I normally wait until it is on offer and then I buy several. It is currently on offer at Boots for £2.61. (Incidentally I also use Colgate Total Toothpaste as I read an article about this in the dentist many years ago which said it actually cleaned below the gum line and prevented decay.) So the package you are looking for comes in rather a posh looking box in red and white, and the one I am currently using has a sticker on saying that it was voted product of the year in 2008 in a "Consumer Survey of Product Innovation!"

              Inside the box is a small tube of the paste and this is enough for 6 weekly applications.
              There is also a little usage calendar which acts as a reminder and also to make sure you don't use more frequently than the recommended weekly times.
              This packaging is the only reason I have given it 4* not 5 as it is quite wasteful being overly fussy given the tiny size of the contents.

              How It Works

              The toothpaste contains the same chemical Prophy- silica which is an ingredient in the polish used by dentists. The paste also contains sodium fluoride which helps to protect the dentine and enamel of the teeth making them more resistant to the acids in our mouth. It also binds natural calcium to rebuild areas of weakness in the teeth and on any exposed roots and it also fights the harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay.

              So who might benefit?

              Well I am a tea lover and coffee too and both these will stain teeth. I must admit most of my stains do occur on the back of the bottom teeth, so these are the ones which used to send me off to the hygienist. Since I have been using this I have not been referred there so after going annually at the request of my dentist for 20 years I think this product must be doing something. Of course if you smoke or drink a lot of red wine your teeth may be more stained than mine, and so using this product may not be as successful for you but I think it will certainly help.

              One thing to note is that I am quite shocked to see Corsodyl Mouthwash on the shelves in chemists now as this is really only intended for people with gum disease and after surgery for short periods. If you use it daily you may stain the teeth so much that the hygienist will be needed as this can be severe and sadly on the fronts of the teeth. It does say this in the small print but my neighbour used it and it took 5 sessions at the hygienist to get it all off. It used to be pharmacy advisory only which meant why you were buying it was discussed. It is an excellent product but not to be used for a daily thing because it stands near to other mouthwashes in Boots. The staining is brown with this and is made worse if you drink tea/coffee within an hour of using it.

              So apart from reducing my staining from tea and coffee I also think it may be helping my tooth decay level as well, as this has certainly plummeted since I have been using it.

              The Taste

              The minty taste is very strong and lasts for the entire 3 minutes you are instructed to brush for.

              The cream is very pleasant to use and the teeth feel squeaky clean afterwards like they have been through the works. So clean that it makes you want to rub your tongue across them!

              I think if there is anything we can do to lessen the time spent in dentists not to mention the expense this has to be a good thing, and this certainly gets the thumbs up from me.

              Special Uses

              I like to use this if I have a special occasion like a dinner out and especially if I am going on holiday. As it is a tiny 20ml size it is perfect for air travel as it falls below the 100ml threshold and it is perfect on long haul flights. You really feel clean after you have used it and it has helped me to cope better as I do a 12 hour flight regularly. I just reschedule my weekly clean putting it off to allow for this so I don't exceed the usage, but for travel especially it is brilliant.

              It won't put dentists out of a job or hygienists for that matter but it might mean you have whiter healthier teeth. I'll try anything if it puts back the day I need another root canal!

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                17.12.2008 02:03
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                Great cleaning experience in between dentist visits

                On my last six monthly check up with my dentist he mentioned that my teeth on one side at the back had some discolouration and that we'd have to keep an eye on it and it may need a filling in the future. I was petrified by this news as I am extremely lucky and as yet, at 28 years old, I have never had a filling and I really don't want one in the near future. He said I should floss more regularly, but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to that so I remembered the adverts I'd seen on telly for the professional dentist clean toothpaste and had read a review on here saying how good it was so thought I'd get myself some of that instead.

                I eventually remembered a couple of months later and had a look for it in Boots. It was in the toothpaste isle (obviously!) but it took me a little while to spot it on the shelf, though I'm not sure why as it comes in a box that is bigger than your usual toothpaste size. I believe it was about £3.50 which is a little pricey but I figured it's cheaper and less scary than a filling if it works as well as it says.

                I have thrown away the box it came in but I do remember it being a rather over-sized box for the small 20ml tube of toothpaste that it holds. They could do with making the box a more normal toothpaste size as they could still fit all the information needed on it, or put a paper instruction leaflet inside. They would still be able to make it stand out on the shelves, and as I didn't spot it straight away anyway it proves the packaging isn't that stand out as it is.

                The instructions were on the box and it stated that a tube should last about six weeks, and should only be used once a week. You should put the toothpaste on your brush as normal and brush for about three minutes. As I said I have thrown away the box but that is about the gist of it.

                So anyway I couldn't wait to try it and had to use the same day I got it. The paste itself is kind of like a gel and is white but sort of see through with white flecks through it, I would guess these little particles are what gives you a thorough clean. It has a mint taste but it's not too strong. The toothpaste really foams up in your mouth which I'm not that keen on, as I feel like I'm drowning, and as I'm brushing for three minutes I have to spit some out after about a minute and I worry I'm spitting out all the little particles that are supposed to really clean my teeth. But anyway, after a very thorough three minute clean (my toothbrush has a timer which helps with this), I rinse my mouth out and run my tongue around my teeth and they do feel much nicer than when I just use my normal toothpaste. Perhaps not quite dentist clean but very smooth and very worth the deep clean they've just had.

                I have used this toothpaste about five times now, I was very good the first three weeks and then forgot for a couple and then remembered for another two weeks. I would say that there are still at least another five brushes worth in the tube. My teeth do look a bit brighter and the discolouration at the back of my mouth has maybe gone a little bit but to be honest I'll just be happy if using this helps me to avoid further stains and keeps the fillings away.

                I would recommend this product as an addition to your usual teeth hygiene routine as you do feel like your getting a much better clean than with your normal toothpaste. Also as my teeth haven't been cleaned at the dentist in years (I'm not sure why but perhaps an NHS check-up doesn't include this anymore, though at what they charge it should!) I feel like my teeth are still getting the clean they deserve. When my tube runs out I will be buying myself another and hopefully at my next check-up my dentist will notice the difference too.

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                  14.07.2008 14:32
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                  A great way of getting a great confident smile

                  ==Deep Cleaning at Home==
                  In the run up to my wedding back in March I obviously wanted to look my best in every respect. While I don't have bad teeth I have always been a little self conscious about how white they are, I knew I would be smiling lots on the big day, so it was important to me that my teeth were at their best. I've always looked after my teeth with regular brushing, but I wanted something a little bit extra, without going to the expense of going to the dentist. I saw this Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean on special in Superdrug, and I thought I would give it a go.

                  ==The Packaging==
                  The product comes in a box, which is rather large in proportion to the tube inside, and it has a clear window showing the end of the tube. The details on the outside of the box let you know that it contains a 'concentrated cleaning formula' that is used by professional dentists that you can use at home on a weekly basis to give you great cleaning results. The formula is prophy-silica which apparently disperses throughout your mouth cleaning in all the hard-to-reach places. The tube contains enough for 6 weeks of cleaning and it also states that it does not replace the need for regular dentist check-ups.

                  ==The Toothpaste==
                  On opening the box, the tube appears very small, 20ml in size, but if you are only using it once a week, then I suppose there is plenty for 6 uses. The gel itself is white in colour with little gritty bits in it - which I assume must be part of the special formula. The smell is very strong mint, and the taste definitely matches the smell.

                  ==How to use==
                  You have to brush your teeth with your normal toothpaste first before using this special gel. Once you are done you have to use a good amount of this on your brush, and then really work it in for 3 minutes. I found that it gets really quite foamy and it really does feel like it is working. You can feel it getting into all the bits that you can't reach with your brush, which is one of the claims made on the box.

                  ==How it Works==
                  It contain Sodium Fluoride which binds to tooth enamel making it stronger, it binds natural calcium to weak spots in the teeth making them stronger and less prone to decay and fights bacteria. Perlite and Hydrated Silica are the two polishing silicas used in the special formula to polish and whiten teeth.

                  ==My Experience==
                  I quite enjoy using this in addition to my regular brushing, it really does feel like it is cleaning all surfaces of your teeth, even if you are not directly touching them with the toothbrush. The very strong taste does leave your mouth feeling very clean, however when I used this before bed time I found that my mouth was very dry in the morning, so I would recommend using it in the morning rather than night-time. Your teeth really do feel very clean after brushing, like after having them done professionally.
                  And as for my teeth at the wedding, well I was very impressed, I felt that they were brighter and whiter than normal and I had the confidence to smile and really show off my teeth.

                  Thanks for reading :o)

                  © Catw0man

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                    Cleans teeth to an inch of their life!

                    I don't know about you but I'm paranoid about my teeth! When drunk I often can be heard saying to my friends, 'If there is a God then why did he make our teeth white and not black!' I'm a smoker and I drink far too much coffee. My teeth do occasionally feel like they have a film on them and I do brush regulary, floss and use mouthwash and chew 'whitening gums' along with this stuff you squeeze in a tray to whiten once a week but I still don't have sparkling white teeth and as we get older teeth start to darken as well with age anyway so with all my bad habits I'm shocked I haven't got green teeth yet!

                    When this first came out, being me in typical style I ran out to buy some as soon as I saw the adverts on the televsion and have been a re-buyer of this product often as I love it so much!

                    The Packaging....

                    Comes in a cardboard flip top opening box with a silver plastic tray inside in which the tube rests securley in. The top of the flattish box clearly states a lot of information. I'm told that it is indeed Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean, '12hour Protection'. I'm the then also told it's toothpaste with a concentrated cleaning formula for use once a week and with the same cleaning ingredients Dentists use! Also I'm told the size which is 20ml (comes in one size only) and that it should last 6 weeks ( to be used once a week). I can see part of my tube through the plastic window. On the back of the box I'm told Colgate Total Professional weekly clean is a weekly toothpaste with a concentrated cleaning formula that has been developed with and clinically tested by Dentists. I'm told how it works, how to use it, ingredients and contact details for Colgate-Parmolive. Open the box and in the lid I have more information. Again I'm told who it is by and what it is and told why using this product is important, why I should use it and then there is a useful usage calendar with six weeks on it and you can keep track of when you last used the product by ticking of the day you last used it. The tube is as I said earlier 20ml in size. It's a white small squeezy tube with a white plastic screw on/off cap. On the tube I'm once again told what it is and who it is by and again given contact details for Colgate-Palmolive and told the tube is recyclable. All in all very nice informative packaging.

                    A Professional Clean Why Is it Important?

                    A professional clean is cleaning performed by a dental professional to remove plaque and tarter for thoroughly clean teeth and to maintain good oral health.

                    Why Use Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean?

                    Once a week brushing with Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean with help you rediscover that 'dentist complete clean feeling' you love, at home. The use of Colgate Total Professional weekly clean does not replace the need for regular cleaning by your dentist of hygienist.

                    How Works....

                    It's formula contains Prophy-Silica, with the same ingredient Dentists used to safely and thoroughly clean teeth.

                    As you brush the Prophy-Silica formula disperses throughout your mouth to fight bacteria, plaque and tartar, thoroughly cleaning not only the tooth surface, but also in between teeth and hard to reach spots at the back of teeth.

                    Directions For Use....

                    Brush once a week with Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean, in addition to the usual twice daily brushing recommended by Dentists.
                    Apply generously on toothbrush and brush for full 3 minutes.
                    For optimal results, use in conjunction with your regular Colgate toothpaste.
                    The use of Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean does not replace the need for regular cleaning by your dentist or hygienist.
                    Colgate recommends that you visit your dentist regularly for dental checkups.
                    Not recommended for use by children under 7.
                    Contains Fluoride.

                    Using It....

                    Now I use my once a week normally but occasionally I do use it more than once a week as I don't find it harmful to my teeth because although it does a job it isn't as abrasive as you imagine. I've been using this product for months now and I have been to my Dentist and told I have perfect teeth so I don't think I've been over using this product so although I wouldn't go against Colgates recommendations in advising you to copy me I'm just saying that for me personally using it as much as 3 times a week hasn't made my teeth drop out anything!

                    To use, follow the instructions I've already given. Once a week pop a decent splodge on a decent toothbrush and brush normally but for about 3 minutes rather than the usual recommended 2. The paste itself is white and sort of shimmery with darker white flecks in it which act like gentle grains when brushing. The taste is minty but not breathtakingly so which is a thing about normal toothpaste that makes me gag. It's fresh and pleasant and does make breath smell nice for an hour or so after using it.

                    The Results are quite simply astonishing. Before using this product I had yellowing teeth, dark bits between my teeth I used to try scrape off with sharp objects and the worst thing for me was at my gum line my teeth roots were more yellowing than the rest of my tooth and it really made me feel dirty. No matter what I used this was just natural to me and I was embarrassed about it.

                    However this marvel is just so amazing. I'm not saying that this has whitened my teeth. I'm not sure its meant to as it isn't advertised in this way but it has generally made my teeth whiter in the way that it has got rid of that sticky filmy plaque that plagued my gum line for a long time. So although not a bleaching product if it takes the plaque off teeth then the colour goes with it kind of thing. The dark brown bits from my teeth fell into the sink upon first use and never had the cheek to reappear!

                    What this product does is clean your mouth completely up. Plaque is banished along with bits that collect in teeth. You can really feel your toothbrush being helped in between teeth etc After using teeth feel so smooth and shiny and as a smoker I can really feel that 'clean'. Also suitable for wiping over the roof of your mouth and giving tongue a scrape when you spit just look at the colour that ends up in sink! lol

                    This product is simply a must have for anyone. It's a simple road to sprucing your teeth up. No fuss no pain and the results are immediate. I think if the product offers this kind of help to me, for someone who don't smoke imagine how brilliant it would be to them.

                    My teeth are not perfect by any means, but wouldn't be as good as they are and I wouldn't be smiling without it. The price is an absolute snip and it does last over the 6 uses making this an economical buy. Mine lives in my cosmetic bag as to me it's a must have beauty product. I go out alot and I care what I look like! My teeth feel clean as well as look it!

                    Can be found around the £3.49 mark in all supermarkets and chemists but currently on offer in Boot's for £2.49!

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                      Weekly teeth clean

                      Colgate professional weekly clean

                      Part of the Colgate TOTAL range, this toothpaste is for those wanting "that dentist complete clean feeling". The professional clean is described as one which removes plaque and tartar to maintain good oral health.

                      ~~What is it~~

                      Marketed as being like a professional clean, the toothpaste is a concentrated formula with the same cleaning ingredients used by dentists. It will give your teeth a full 12 hours protection.

                      It contains something called Prophy-Silica which disperses through your mouth to fight all that bacteria, tartar and plaque. This will apparently clean not only teeth but also between the teeth and at the back of the mouth- all the hard to reach places.

                      ~~Product and Packaging~~

                      When I found it on the shelf, I admit it did look very professional, and as though it would live up to the promises. The toothpaste comes in a sealed box with all of the instructions and information detailed on the back. Open up the box and there is a small tube of toothpaste (20ml) inside. The tube of toothpaste has the usual Colgate logo but because the box is so informative, there are no instructions or information on the tube.

                      On the inside lid of the box is a calendar covering 6 weeks so that you can mark your "weekly appointment" with the product. This means that should you wish you can mark down the day and tick the box when the clean has been completed- I haven't done this yet!

                      Unscrew the lid of the tube and the toothpaste can be squeezed easily out. The product itself is almost clear and seems slightly thicker than normal toothpaste. It has a very fresh minty taste without being over strong, and there are no bits in the toothpaste, so it doesn't feel abrasive when brushed on to the teeth.

                      ~~Using the product~~

                      First of all, this is not meant for daily use, but should be used once a week, in addition to your usual brushing.

                      There is enough product for 6 weeks use, and to this end, it's ok to apply the toothpaste generously to your tooth brush. Once applied, the directions tell me to brush for a full 3 minutes- quite a lot of brushing to be done.

                      ~~Warnings~~

                      Of course, I am reminded that this product will give me a professional clean, but does not replace the need for regular trips to the dentist. It is not recommended for children under the age of 7 years.

                      ~~Price and Availability~~

                      Available wherever you would buy your normal oral care products, this retails at £3.49 but check out for offers because at the moment boots retails it at £2.49

                      ~~Made by~~

                      Colgate- Palmolive
                      www.colgate.eu.com

                      ~~Verdict~~

                      I used the product for 6 weeks and then bought some more!

                      The toothpaste is easy to use and when I brush my teeth, the taste is nice and minty. Once I have finished the 3 minute brushing, my mouth feels tingly fresh, and a quick sweep across my teeth assures me that they are indeed "squeaky clean"!

                      When my teeth are first cleaned with the toothpaste, they really do look a bit brighter, which could happen if I brushed for 3 minutes with any toothpaste, but I haven't tried it yet!

                      Since it has to be used only once a week, the toothpaste is easy to incorporate into teeth cleaing routine and is good in that it requires no special implements- just your usual toothbrush.

                      I can't vouch for it protecting teeth for 12 hours, and don't know whether or not it contains any of the special ingredients- this I take on trust! I do know that this product is easy to use, makes my mouth and teeth feel very clean, and tastes good.

                      Recommended for anyone wanting a bit extra on the oral health front!

                      Thanks for reading.

                      Daniela xx

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                        Polishing and de-scaling toothpaste for weekly use

                        A six monthly check-up at my private dentist used to cost in the region of £45.00, which included X-raying and a thorough scale and polish of my teeth. I had no compunction in paying this, as I know how important it is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, plus the scale and polish really did make a vast improvement to my smile. Sadly, my dentist has now decided that a mere check-up (not inclusive of X-rays) is going to be charged at £35.00, and if I want a scale and polish I need to book a separate appointment with the hygienist at £29.00. Since when did dentists become too important to de-scale and polish teeth!? It's all becoming rather too expensive for my liking, so I had a bit of a search around for an alternative solution.

                        **** THE SOLUTION? ****
                        Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean is basically toothpaste, which you use once a week to give your teeth a "deep clean", for want of a better phrase. Colgate claim it's better than your usual toothpaste because it contains the special cleaning ingredients that dentists use at their surgeries.

                        The main active ingredient is Sodium fluoride which helps prevent cavities by fighting bacterial growth. In addition, the cleaning element is provided by Perlite and Prophy-Silica, both of which are ideal for cleansing and polishing your tooth enamel and thereby whitening it.

                        Combined, these ingredients not only thoroughly clean your teeth, they also have a go at any bacteria, tartar deposits and lingering plaque on your molars. The toothpaste also provides you with twelve hours of protection against the dreaded plaque coming back again.

                        **** WHERE CAN YOU GET SOME? ****
                        I bought mine in Boots at a cost of £3.99, but this product can now be readily found in most major supermarkets and chemists from £2.66 to £3.99. It does seem rather expensive in comparison to normal toothpaste, but as it is only designed to be used once a week, the cost is not that extortionate.

                        As Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean is a relatively new product, Colgate have decided to package it in a cassette format, so it stands out on the shelves and distinguishes it from your usual toothpaste cartons. Personally I think it's rather over the top and unnecessary, not to mention wasteful. Inside the plastic and cardboard casing is an itty bitty 20ml tube of toothpaste. Colgate have tried to justify the surrounding cassette packaging with a usage calendar on the lid....but really, if you're using this product once a week at the same time, you really don't need to be reminded, do you?

                        **** HOW DO YOU USE IT? ****
                        This toothpaste should only be used once a week, and in addition to the twice daily brushing with your usual toothpaste as recommended by dentists. Colgate is in no way suggesting that this product is a replacement for regular dental check-ups or hygienist work. It's a complimentary product designed to help your last professional scale and polish last that little bit longer.

                        It comes packaged in a rather tiny 20ml tube. It really looks like it's not going to last for more than five minutes. However, a little bit of this toothpaste really does go a long way, and I think that Colgate have got it right when they state the tube will last for a least six weeks. I've been using mine for five weeks now, and I reckon there's enough left for a least three more weeks usage at least. You only need to put a tiny pea shaped blob on the end of your brush, as it really does "lather up" rather well and a little goes a long way.

                        The toothpaste doesn't taste as minty as most I've used, but it's still a refreshing taste. It's not as thick and creamy as normal toothpaste - more gel like. It's a sort of "off-white" colour, with tiny white flecks in it. The flecks are granules of Prophy-Silica, which are the bits that really get to work on cleaning your teeth. The granules are tiny enough to be effective at cleaning, but not so abrasive that they damage your enamel.

                        Colgate recommends brushing with this toothpaste for around three minutes, and then rinsing afterwards. You can use your usual toothbrush, be it manual or electric. I prefer to use my electric toothbrush as not only does the timer tell me when to move onto the next section of my teeth, but the pulsating bristles really get to work on cleaning in and around my teeth.

                        Once you've finished your three minute routine, all you need to do is rinse your mouth out thoroughly with cold water. You can also have a gargle with some mouthwash if that is part of your tooth cleaning routine. You will immediately notice how very smooth and clean your teeth are feeling.

                        **** AND DOES IT WORK? ****
                        In a nutshell...yes it does.

                        I don't smoke anymore, so my teeth aren't particularly stained, neither do I drink much coffee. However, I do like a cup of tea all day everyday, and this does tend to leave my teeth a little yellowy in colour. Similarly, some of the harder to reach areas in the gaps between my teeth can appear slightly brownish.

                        I've been using this toothpaste once a week for the last seven weeks, and it has really improved the visible brown marks between my front and lower teeth. However, where this toothpaste really gets results is in making your mouth feel cleaner. You can't help but notice how very smooth and polished your teeth feel after three minutes brushing with this paste. It really is a very pleasant sensation. Your teeth feel like they are gleaming and polished, and you cannot help but keep running your tongue over them.

                        I can't honestly say it has noticeably made my teeth any whiter in appearance, but perhaps persistent use will start to add up, and I will notice a gradual lightening over several months' usage.

                        The only drawback or disadvantage I've found with this product is that it does make you feel very, very thirsty several hours later. Perhaps some of the ingredients in it dry your mouth out a little, as all I wanted to do was drink several glasses of water to quench my thirst.

                        Overall, I'd recommend this product. This stuff really does make your mouth, teeth and gums feel squeaky clean, and I reckon that it gives an excellent result for only three minutes work and an approximate weekly cost of 60p. Used in conjunction with regular brushing and twice annual check-ups at the dentist, I think that this product provides a very complimentary addition to anyone's oral hygiene routine. In fact, I'm hoping that with prolonged use of this product, that £29.00 scale and polish from the hygienist may become something I have to submit to once in a blue moon...and that can't be bad can it?

                        Recommended.

                        **** ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? ****
                        This product is suitable for anyone aged 7 and older. This product is not a replacement for twice daily tooth brushing or regular dental check-ups, but a complimentary one. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, it may be an idea to speak to your dentist before using it.

                        **** CONTACT DETAILS ****
                        Colgate Palmolive
                        Guildford
                        Surrey
                        GU2 8JZ

                        Freephone: 00800-321-321-32
                        Website: www.colgate.co.uk

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                          Does exactly what it says on the box, providing a half decent clean for an affordable price.

                          INTRODUCTION
                          Recently launched in the UK, “Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean” is an innovative concept in oral hygiene. Unlike regular toothpaste, “Weekly Clean” is a concentrated cleansing formula, designed to be used just once every seven days for what Colgate terms a ‘Dentist Complete’ feeling.

                          Clinically tested, the formula contains ‘Prophy-Silica’ – an ingredient used by tooth care specialists around the globe to ensure thoroughly clean teeth. As you brush, the ‘Prophy-Silica’ gel disperses around your mouth, helping to fight plaque, tartar and bacteria, aiding your oral cleanliness and protecting your smile.

                          PRESENTATION & DESIGN
                          In order to distinguish itself from other toothpastes on the market, “Weekly Clean” comes packaged in a rigid plastic, cassette-shaped case; its sparkling, reflective wrapping is bright and clear, no doubt making it easier to spot on the shelves of your local supermarket.
                          However, in increasingly ‘eco-conscious’ times, Colgate have done themselves a disservice by entombing the product in wasteful synthetic materials; what’s more, a classy cardboard packet couldn’t have been too difficult to develop, especially considering their current consumer lines.

                          Included inside the container is a rather handy calendar chart from which you can mark off the day that you use (or plan to use) the paste. This helps you keep track of your cleansing schedule, as well as reminding you of when your six application weeks are up and you need to buy some more.

                          Once removed from the case, the tube itself is more akin to a topical ointment remedy than a standard toothpaste dispenser. The wide nozzle allows for a free flow of gel, ensuring a hearty dose hits your brush each time. Unfortunately, the tube is rather too small to sit along side the other products cluttering up my sink, easily becoming lost under piles of grooming products; as such, I have taken to storing my “Weekly Clean” in its bulky case to avoid games of ‘hunt the special toothpaste’ every week.

                          THE PRODUCT & USAGE
                          Sporting a whitish pearl tone, the paste reflects light in much the same way as the packaging with the Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891 on the ingredients list) giving it a shimmering, ‘premium’ look.

                          “Weekly Clean” can more suitably be described as being a thick, viscous gel than a traditional paste; its consistency initially seems rather dense when sat on the brush, although I can assure you, it feels exactly the same as a regular paste when you’ve got a nice foamy lather going. That said, the paste does have a tendency to ooze, so you may find you get small slops of undissolved gel if you don’t start the brush moving on your dentures straight away.

                          After cleaning for a good two to three minutes (as directed), my mouth certainly felt like it had received a thorough cleansing and my teeth definitely looked as if they’d been given a good scrubbing. Whilst the ‘mouth-fresh’ burst is chemically generated (and will wear-off after just a few minutes) it does feel nice whilst it lasts.

                          As for post-cleaning results, my teeth certainly looked better than they normally would for a good few hours; I’d definitely recommend an application just before hitting the town on a Saturday night or on the morning of an important meeting or interview to give your teeth a strong dose of that ‘professionally cleaned’ look.

                          COST
                          Each box contains a six week, 20ml supply of “Weekly Clean” for approximately £3.50. Whilst not extortionate, it’s certainly on the pricey side, so you may want to wait for a few ‘money off’ or ‘two for one’ deals to come along before stocking up.

                          OVERALL
                          “Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean” does exactly what it says on the box; it provides a half decent clean for an affordable price.

                          No paste is ever going to outdo a professional dental cleansing, and the results, understandably, aren’t nearly as good. However, if you want to give your dentures a treat then “Weekly Clean” should be just the ticket. In combination with regular brushing and check-ups, it could be the product you’re looking for to add a quick zing to your oral hygiene routine.

                          INGREDIENTS
                          “Weekly Clean” contains Sodium Fluoride (1450 ppmF), Hydrated Silica, Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyethylene, Carrageenan, Triclosan, Sodium Saccharin, Perlite, Limonene and CI 77891.

                          The manufacturer’s website also points out that “All Colgate toothpastes manufactured in Europe contain no animal derived ingredients. The Glycerin used in our toothpastes is derived from synthetic or vegetable sources.”

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