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      21.03.2013 23:01
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      A cheap toothpaste (only £1-£2) that does the job of cleaning teeth properly.

      I have used this tooth paste for the past month and I can understand the idea that this tooth paste is whitening however the results do not seem to be as promising as advertised. However, since Colgate are a trusted brand and and I like the minty flavour I have bought it twice in a row.

      The tooth paste has a very strong minty taste that definitely tingle during brushing, I like to think of it as the tooth paste doing its job :-) However, it is not painful in any way, just tingling after a few minutes of brushing.

      The tube is easy to use as it has a removable lid for when it start running out. All you do is squeeze the tube and the paste comes out. I personally like this type more than the fancy button tooth paste as it seems much more reliable. What the use in a fancy toothpaste tube when you cant get the toothpaste out!!!!

      I am very sceptical whitening as this tooth paste has not performed a miracle just yet and after a month I should be getting results..... IM NOT. Not really a teeth whitening toothpaste after all!!!

      However, it does clean the teeth effectively without leaving any signs of plaque or tooth decay and for that sole reason I would recommend this to anyone who wants clean teeth and not so much white teeth.

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      05.09.2012 15:10

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      Worth paying a little extra for

      I have been using Colgate Total for several years and will never switch to a different toothpaste. I was originally recommended it by my dentist as one of the best toothpastes on the market. I was a little skeptical, however, as this was the brand the practise mainly kept in stock for sale! Nevertheless, I tried it, and was plaesed in every way.

      The toothpaste is now available in several varieties such as Total plus whitening, plus 24hr freshness etc, all of which taste great. They give your mouth a lovely fresh feeling without being overpowering - it doesn't leave you frantically sticking your mouth under the cold tap as if it's on fire!

      Both myself and my children use this toothpaste and none of us ever require any dental work - I'd like to think that this is due to the effectiveness of the toothpaste. I generally buy the whitening variety. I must admit that I'm not 100% sure that it works as it is difficult to tell, but if there is a chance that it keeps a smile looking clean and healthy without sacrificing any other cleaning power, then that's a bonus!

      If I had to pick one downfall at all, I would say the price. It is quite expensive at about £2.30 for a large tube. I very rarely find it on a special offer too, so if you do I suggest you stock up (and please let me know!)

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      04.04.2011 20:24
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      A good toothpaste from a reliable brand.

      This review is for Colgate Total Advanced Whitening which is slightly different to the toothpaste pictured above.

      Colgate is a tried and tested household name when it comes to dental care and it is a brand from which I always expect a high standard. I saw this particular paste on offer in Morrisons two for £3 and popped two boxes into my basket.

      The paste comes in a tube containing 100ml of product and on first appearance, the box is large, indicating a large tube of toothpaste. However, when the tube comes out of the box, the first thing noticeable is the large flip top lid which seems to take up a lot of space leading to the tube of toothpaste having to be a little bit shorter to compensate. The lid is large with a flat circular bottom so that the tube can be stood up on the side of the sink if desired. I personally keep my toothbrushes and toothpaste in a pot which stands on the side of the sink but it's nice to know there's an option of how to store the tube when in use.

      The toothpaste itself is a lovely aqua blue in colour and is a cross between a paste and a gel. It has darker blue stripes along it and has a fresh, minty taste which leaves your mouth and teeth feeling very clean indeed. It lathers up nicely which, although it's not essential, is nice as it does make you feel as though a deep clean is taking place. The box states that this toothpaste is for a healthy mouth and helps with gum problems, cavities, plaque, tartar, sensitive teeth, fresh breath, whiteness and also claims to strengthen enamel. It also says that it removes and prevents stains. I don't have very heavily stained teeth anyway but I have noticed an improvement in the whiteness of my teeth which I imagine comes from the removal of stains. My teeth are left feeling very clean as I run my tongue over them after brushing and it certainly freshens your whole mouth leading to minty fresh breath. I do have sensitive teeth and haven't noticed much of an improvement with the sensitivity of my teeth I'm afraid.

      As with most toothpaste, this one contains fluoride and therefore must be used with caution on young children to minimise swallowing. I read once that there's enough fluoride in a whole tube of toothpaste to kill a child which is a very scary thought! It recommends that children aged 6 and under should use a pea-sized amount under supervision of an adult. For those older, the usage is recommended at twice a day.

      I like this toothpaste for a number of reason: It is made by a brand that I trust; it tastes nice and makes my mouth feel very clean; I can see the whitening benefits of the product, even though it is a gradual slight improvement. As I have already said, I don't have heavily stained teeth anyway so I'd be interested to see how good the stain removing properties really are when used by someone with stained gnashers!

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      20.03.2011 15:20
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      Brilliant brand, I do trust them and would always recommend

      I am sure you are all aware of the promises toothpaste companies make to you such as

      *removes stains*
      *lasts all day*
      *protects against tartar*
      *protect against cavities*

      and they are all guilty of doing it! This just adds to the confusion of well then what do I go for?! Again (like my shower cream) I brought colgate because it was on offer £1 (but in all honesty I would have chosen any from the colgate brand because I do think they are of high quality products.

      The product information states that it contains dual-silica technology that helps to prevent new stains from forming - something which I'm too sure it does, but I do know that it helps fresh promote fresh breath and certainly leaves my mouth feeling extra clean. This certain toothpaste is also avaliable in a gel form, but I prefer the paste because it appears to remove plaque greater.

      It isn't too expensive, retails about £1.70, but shop around - you can usually find it on offer in some supermarket somewhere, or on a 3 for 2 at Boots.

      I brush my teeth twice a day, and use a large amount (about 2x of pea sized amount) because I feel that it helps to clean better, top and bottom - but this is personal preference. However, this lasts roughly about 2 months, which is not bad at all - and if you can pick a few tubes up at a time it will save money anyway. You can often pick up trial tubes of Colgate at your dentist, so try before you buy, and make sure you get the right one for you.

      Don't be taken in by the whitening too much, if this is a target you really want to meet - go for a more speicalised product, one that will certainly be more expensive. If you are after a Simon Cowell smile and think it can be achieved through this alone sadly you will not get what you want! But for a fresh and minty breath its fab! Also remember to clean the opening of the tube, because it can get all clogged up and look pretty messy!

      However, Colgate is a brand Il continue to buy from as I truly believe they are all about promoting healthy teeth, and there is belief in what they have written all over the packets!

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      29.01.2011 19:32
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      Good as a Colgate toothpaste - but doesn't really whiten teeth.

      Colgate produce what I consider to be an overly-bewildering large number of very slight variations on the theme of toothpaste, so much so that I am never quite sure, when it comes to picking up some packets of the stuff from the supermarket, exactly which type of Colgate I personally prefer. There is only one criterion I stick to, in fact when I'm buying Colgate toothpaste (the reason for this is expanded upon below) - and that is to never, ever, buy any type that claims it will help whiten my teeth.

      Bearing in mind my own failings when it comes to remembering which type of Colgate toothpaste I like, I felt it would have been unreasonable to start ranting and raging at my other half when he came home from Tesco the other day with two 'tooth whitening' tubes of Colgate, instead of whatever it is I usually buy. The two tubes were on BOGOF offer, which meant you got two 'standard toothpaste sized' tubes of toothpaste for about £2.50, which would have been a good deal had it been a variety I like.

      As regards tooth-whitening pastes, I heard or read a long time ago that the tooth-whitening agents you can buy in the chemists' don't really make your teeth much whiter anyway, and also something about the extra abrasive (silica-based stuff) they put in these types of toothpaste not being that great for your tooth enamel either - hence I've always specifically avoided this type of product. For actual tooth-whitening, as I understand it you need to either go to one of those places where you sit with your teeth in a gum-shield full of bleach for a fortnight - or you get sparkly white porcelain veneers fitted over your actual teeth. I don't believe so-called tooth-whitening toothpaste will actually do anything; it's like those dreadful adverts for yoghurt that's promoted to 'cure digestive discomfort' - the godforsaken ones featuring Martine McCutcheon, that claim they'll do something that wasn't a problem solve-able by yoghurt (or, in this case toothpaste) in the first place.

      So, this in terms of the packaging, and also as regards the appearance of the toothpaste itself, this looks like any other Colgate product; it's white with a blue-gel stripe and is 'minty fresh' flavoured. It does however have a slightly non-standard (additional) taste and texture. It seems to taste ever so faintly salty - that's probably because of the bicarbonate of soda - and there's a weird sliminess in the mouth after you've used it that's unusual too. It's like it takes slightly longer to rinse your mouth clean after you've used this stuff than it does for ordinary toothpaste. Does it have a very small amount of actual bleach in it, in fact? If so, it's done nothing to whiten my teeth, but of course I wasn't expecting it to anyway. As a side note, I used this continually, morning and night, for exactly about the time it would take a family of three people to get through two tubes (one of these a BOGOF one) of standard-sized tubes of toothpastes. What is that? I don't know - about five weeks? In summary: nasty yellowy 40-year-old's teeth still none-the-whiter at the end of that.

      Certainly it seems to work - as a toothpaste - though, about exactly as well as every other variation on the theme produced by Colgate that I've tried does - ie. pretty well, actually.

      I wouldn't buy this again because I don't like tooth-whitening toothpastes. But I still got on with it better than I would've expected to, given that I don't like this type of product.

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        05.12.2010 02:06

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        Would recommend

        I've been using this brand of toothpaste for a couple of months now as it was recommended by my dentist. Colgate Total provides all the protection you could want from a toothpaste including reduction in plaque and tartar and antibacterial protection. My teeth do actually feel a bit cleaner since I switched to this toothpaste. It does feel quite minty and tingly whilst brushing, but the flavour is not overpowering. However, I don't find it keeps my breath as fresh for as long as some other toothpastes - mouthwash required as well. I also don't find the whitening very effective. I've used other whitening toothpastes that have made my teeth much whiter, this toothpaste makes no noticeable difference in my opinion. However, for a heavy smoker/coffee or red wine drinker I have been told it reduces staining.
        You can get 100ml of this toothpaste for £1-2 depending on where you shop. This is a pretty widely available product and should be available in most supermarkets, chemists etc. A tube of that size should last one person 4-6 weeks when brushing 2-3 times a day.
        I would recommend this toothpaste if you are thinking of switching - Colgate is a reputable brand for a reason.

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        12.07.2010 20:54
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        I am really fussy with toothpastes because I worry about my teeth quite a lot. I have sensitive teeth, that are straight so luckily for me I have never had to wear braces, and I often worry in case I have bad breath. I also worry that my teeth aren't white enough.
        For these reasons I like to use toothpastes that whiten your teeth, keep your breath fresh and for longer, and that aren't sore on your teeth. Basically I like toothpastes that do everything! And this is where Colgate Total Whitening Paste comes in. In my opinion it does all these things.

        This cost my mumaround £1.50 from Tesco which isn't that expensive although I guess it could be cheaper! It is available to buy from most shops and major supermarkets. It should also be available in dentists but watch out as it might be more expensive to buy from there.

        The toothpaste is my favourite toothpaste, and as my mum usually only buys whats on offer when she does the family shopping, I have tried a lot of different toothpastes in my time! Now when she goes shopping I always ask to get this one because I think it is the best I have used.

        When you squeeze this on the toothbrush it just looks like ordinary toothpaste, when you smell it it smells quite minty and cool. It feels quite cool on your teeth and if you get it on your skin I have found that it will dry it out so be careful not to get it there - this might just be because I have sensitive skin though so don't worry too much.
        I use quite a lot of this toothpaste and I think I use more than I am supposed to. But it doesn't seem to make any difference how much you use as it still freshens your breath and leaves your teeth looking whiter.

        You are supposed to clean your teeth once in the morning and once before bed so don't forget!!
        By the way, if you have had any fake tan disasters recently then toothpaste is a really good way to scrub it off!

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        27.02.2010 21:00
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        Definitely worth it if you persevere.

        I only need to watch something American on TV to be inspired to get whiter teeth. I cant afford proper dental whitening treatment - at a couple of hundred pounds a go its definitely out of my price range, so I decided to give a whitening toothpaste a go.

        I trust colgate. Ive used it forever and never had any problems with my
        teeth, but I always buy Colgate total regular - so I was pleased when I saw they did a whitening version. Plus, I didn't have to trek over to a chemist to buy it - they stocked it in the supermarket. It comes in the same old bright red box as the other types, but in the right hand corner is a large circle announcing 'whitening'.

        Its slightly more expensive than my usual type - it cost me £2.35 for a
        100ml tube, but for bright white teeth I thought it was worth a go.

        The product itself looked exactly like toothpaste - I was expecting it to
        be bitty or have something extra to it, but it didn't. It smears on your
        toothpaste the same, It foams up just the same when you brush your teeth, it tastes the same minty taste and you get the same clean after effect taste as regular toothpaste.

        At first I was thinking - why bother! For an extra £1+ its just toothpaste!
        But the proof came a couple of weeks after I began using it when someone commented on how white my teeth were. When I looked (which, to be honest, I hadn't really done because I'd resolved that it was pointless) they were actually whiter. Now, im not talking bright bleached white teeth like film stars have... but my teeth looked really sparkling, healthy and clean.

        This really is a good product and can make a noticeable difference to your
        teeth - just don't expect results overnight, but a couple of weeks of using
        will really make a difference.

        Its well worth the extra money!

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        24.02.2010 02:57
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        Great value for money!

        I have used many different toothpastes over the years. I do get curious from time to time and I like to try something different but I usually end up going back to colgate. It is well known brand name, which is very important to me. I do find that it leaves my teeth feeling clean all day and my breath fresh for longer compared to some other toothpastes on the market.

        It is very good value for money and is on offer at the moment in Boots for just £1.00.

        I am a smoker and although I haven't really noticed any dramatic whitening results, I do find that my teeth are of a good colour (not stained at all).

        I don't find the toothpaste to be too strong. It is very fresh and minty and easy to use. Some toothpastes seem to foam up too much but this one doesn't.

        Overall I think the value for money and the quality of the product is outstanding. There are some whitening toothpastes on the market for around £10.00 which I think is quite expensive. I have tried a few of the more expensive ones and still didn't get any amazing results.

        I'm going to stick to this one.

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        21.07.2009 12:55
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        A great toothpaste, ideal for whitening teeth as it's not at a bad price

        Colgate produces a huge variety of toothpastes but I feel this is one of their best as it makes your teeth look wonderfully clean and white. It leaves your mouth full of freshness and your teeth sparkling white. It's great to use as it has a lovely taste and seems to do a great job.

        You can buy a 100ml tube for just around £1.98, which isn't bad at all. The tube will last you a good 3-4 weeks depending on how often you brush your teeth (should be twice a day at least). It's good to brush your teeth after things like a coffee, so don't brush them in the morning until you have had breakfast as the coffee will start to cause a black residue on your molar teeth towards the back of your mouth.

        The toothpaste comes in a rectangular box with the Colgate logo in white bold letters on a red background. Colgate has a large variety of products, so you will find it amongst these. It is part of the 'Total' range and will say Whitening to the right of the logo.

        Inside the box is a standard 100ml toothpaste tube. You flick open the white cap to reveal the toothpaste, which you can squeeze out. The toothpaste is white but has a translucent look. It has many little bits in it, which supposedly grit your teeth and give them a good clean.

        You need to apply a small amount to a toothbrush as it really bubbles up in your mouth. You should give quite a firm brush to really get the paste in and around your teeth. It will get rid of any plaque, leaving your teeth white and clean. It has a mild taste, which doesn't hurt when you're using it. Instead, it leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean, but not painful! You can use a mouthwash after to kill any remaining bacteria.

        Overall it's an excellent product as it keeps your teeth looking great whilst giving them and your gums a brilliant clean. I would recommend trying it as the price isn't too bad and it does a very good job.

        Thanks for reading

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          06.08.2008 01:20
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          Keep your pearly whites, pearly white with Colgate total whitening!

          I love taking care of myself and that includes my teeth, although I have no real preference for which toothpaste I use I tend to stick to Colgate of some description.

          One of my favourites being the Total whitening paste which I have used on many occasions.

          It leaves your breath smelling very fresh and it leaves your teeth feeling silky smooth so there you have it, a tooth paste doing what it should. With this one though it also gives you a whiter shine to your teeth which is a good thing for everyone I guess but it was particularly useful for me when I was doing my modelling.

          Nice white teeth in photo shoot makes for a much better resulting image and this paste allowed me to keep my pearly whites sparkling. It does not have the best taste of all the pastes I have used but it is still pleasant enough.

          Minty as most are but with a bit of a rough texture and an after taste which I guess is down to whatever they add to give the whitening effect.

          This paste comes in the easy to recognise bright red that Colgate pastes always come in but at one end has the word total in gold and whitening in blue setting it apart from other Colgate pastes. It is not much expensive than the other Colgate pastes or the other brand name pastes in fact it is cheaper than some, so as well as doing a great job it does it for an inexpensive price.

          I pay £1.49 for a 100ml tube from my local chemist and it is the same price in Asda but Asda sometimes have offers on it so I always keep my eyes peeled. It is my first choice paste nowadays and one I would be only too happy to recommend to others.

          For more info go to - www.colgatetotal.com


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            08.06.2008 23:28
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            A high quality toothpaste that does an excellent job in maintaining a healthy smile

            I have been using this toothpaste for a while now, having bought it several times. It costs around £1.29 for a 100ml tube. It does a really great job with my teeth and gives them an excellent clean as well as keeping them pearly white!

            It comes in a somewhat shiny box and underneath the ´Total´logo, it says ´Whitening´. The Colgate logo is in bold letters on the front, so it cannot be missed. The tube itself is like any other toothpaste tube. The lid flicks open easily and the tube is easily squeezed to get out the toothpaste.

            The toothpaste has a translucent consistency. It has small bits in it, which give it that gritty texture once you are done. These seem to clean your teeth really well. The taste is very attractive. It has a rather mild minty taste, which leaves you with lovely fresh-smelling breath.

            It is easy to use and cleans teeth really well. You just need a bit on your toothbrush, as it lathers up to give lots. It feels a bit gritty when you are done, but it is good to not rinse out your mouth if you are going to sleep, because the toothpaste can carry on working as bits will still be on your tooth. It also helps to maintain healthy and clean gums.

            Overall, I would highly recommend you try this product if you are looking for a reliable toothpaste that does a great job and leaves you with pearly white teeth! It is available at most pharmacies and supermarkets such as Tesco.

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            30.04.2008 23:34
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            A great toothpaste that really feels like it works, and leaves you with a lovely smile

            I think this toothpaste is one of the best I have ever had. It seems to work very well and does leave your teeth significantly whiter. The thing I love too is the taste. It has that certain minty taste that I love. When your mouth is literally bathing in toothpaste, it is good to have a nice flavour in there.

            The 100ml tube comes in a shiny box at a price of around £1.29, which isn´t bad at all. It tends to last me around a month of morning and evening brushing.

            The toothpaste itself has a lovely texture. It seems to have little bits in it that really get to work and give your teeth a good clean. Your mouth feels very fresh after you have used this toothpaste, but it feels like it is still acting on your teeth after you have rinsed out. It seems to leave a secure protective coating that keeps your teeth healthy.

            There is something about this toothpaste which makes it so great, and I would highly recommend you try it if you are having problems finding a toothpaste. It tastes nice, leaves you feeling fresh, and seems to do a really good job!

            Thanks for reading,

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            19.12.2007 14:42
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            This toothpaste really does leave a fresh taste in your mouth

            Colgate is a toothpaste I use regulary and I find that it does leave your teeth feeling clean, but I decided to try the Colgate whitening, which comes in a 100ml tube and is reasonably priced as it is usually on sale. Approx £1.30. As most people already know the tube is red and white and it comes with a screw on lid.
            Taste

            Well started to use the toothpaste and was taken back from the strong, but really fresh feeling it left, I have not noticed any change in my teeth getting whiter yet , but still happy enough with the toothpaste.
            Disadvantages

            Well having three young kids I find that they tend to have toothpaste all over the bathroom sink, and when you come to clean it, it has hardened it and it is like a brick.
            another thing that the kids tend to do is leave the lid off and when you come to brush your teeth , the toothpaste has hardened that much nothing comes out of the tube, where if the lid was connected to the tube like the other colgate toothpastes there would`nt be this problem.

            Conclusion
            Apart from these two reasons I am happy with this toothpaste as it does leave your teeth feeling clean and leaves a nice strong fresh taste in your mouth, all in all I would recommend it.

            I have also done this review on Ciao
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              29.05.2006 20:52
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              Refreshes your teeth..removes food and your breathe will smell great

              I started using this toothpaste about a month ago, and my teeth look so white now compared to before, as they looked a little yellow so I searched for a whitening toothpaste and decided to try this as it was only 99p for a 50ml tube and I have used Colgate practically all my life so I knew I was buying a reliable product. When I first brushed my teeth with this, I was surprised by how good it was, you can really feel the microcrystal’s working. You won't actually see the benefits straight away but you can feel it working and overtime you can see it working. It tastes great in the mouth and really refreshes your breathe aswell. I rubbed abit on my tongue and my eyes started to water it was that strong!! It also comes in an attractive silver tube! My only negative comment is that on the tube, there is no indication of the other benefits of this toothpaste other than that it whitens teeth. On the Colgate toothpaste that I used to use it stated the benefits to your gums such as plaque fighting ingredients which the dentist has told me are very important. Therefore I don't feel 100% confident that this is doing my teeth much benefit to keep them healthy and avoid disease, however, I do feel great about the whitened appearance of my teeth, so I shall continue to use this product.

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              Whitening Paste refreshes and whitens teeth by gently removing surface stains /