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I'd never used Crest before as I usually get a supermarket own brand toothpaste to save money, but I was in a hurry and had to grab my toothpaste from a corner shop and this was the only one they had. Funnily enough, the next day I ended up going to a supermarket to buy their own brand anyway!
The toothpaste is white in colour and tastes perfectly fine, no problems there. Its fresh, minty but not too strong and left my mouth feeling clean and refreshed. I felt as though it kept my breath fresh for a good few hours.
One thing I didn't like about this toothpaste was that it had an old fashioned screw cap. This was useful in that it allows you to stand the tube on its end so it doesn't get wet or soapy sitting on the sink. However I'm so used to the little flip top lids that the screw cap didn't really fit into my tooth brushing routine and it felt like an inconvenience to put the brush down and use both hands to unscrew the lid!
The main problem though, was that I was travelling the day I bought this toothpaste. I put it into my toiletry bag, with plenty of room and no sharp objects in with it and when I arrived and went to unpack it, the tube had split all down one of the 'seams' along the side. There was toothpaste everywhere and I had a pretty big clean up job to deal with. This may just have been bad luck but the way in which the package split in a perfectly clean line along the join between two sections suggests to me that it may be a bit of a design flaw. I threw out the toothpaste after just two uses and a lot of hassle!
I don't ever have a 'usual' brand of toothpaste I buy, I guess they all pretty much do the same job, so I usually just end up buying whatever is on offer the day we go shopping. On my last shopping trip, I brought the Crest complete extra fresh toothpaste, as it was on offer at 79p a tube in Sainsburys.
~~ The packaging ~~
The toothpaste tube is housed in an outer cardboard box. It is mostly blue in colour, with a large crest logo on it. It also says 'Complete, extra fresh' on the right hand side, with a metallic, green and blue swirl.
Inside is a 100ml tube of toothpaste, with exactly the same design on it as it has on the outer box. It has a large white screw off lid on it to enable you to stand it up on it's own on your bathroom shelf!
~~ Using the product ~~
I just tend to cover the length of my toothbrush in toothpaste, which is enough. Obviously if children are using this, they should use much less, and they should be watched to make sure they do not swollow too much.
The toothpaste consists of white and blue stripes. It tastes really minty, and leaves your mouth feeling really fresh and clean. I have used some toothpastes in the past where it is so strong, it leaves your mouth feeling like it is burning, but this is just right. It leaves your teeth feeling smooth, and I really like the after taste.
Crest complete 5 claims to do 5 things for you to help you gain healthy teeth. These include:
- Less cavities
- Less tatar
- Healthy gums
- Fresh breath
- Natural white
~~ My verdict ~~
This is certainly a great toothpaste, and I really liked the taste of it as it leaves your mouth feeling really lovely and fresh. I have been using this for a few weeks now, with no problems. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to buy this again.
Crest Complete Extra Fresh toothpaste!!
I recently bought this product for only 1.50 for 2 100ml tubes in Morrisons, what a bargain.
This toothpaste is not in the form of the stand alone tube which squeezes the toothpaste up the tube itself and is of the basic tube that you push up yourself. It therefore comes in a soft plastic casing and has a screw on lid. Once you unscrew the lid you have 100ml of toothpaste sat ready to use.
The toothpaste is based on a striped pattern, it is blue at one side, white in the centre and green on the outside.
So whats the toothpaste actually like? I think its great, it is very very minty and your mouth definatley does feel fresh after you have brushed your teeth. The toothpaste claims to keep healty gums, whitness and fresh breath amongs some other things. I have to admit I think it does exactly what it claims to do.
This toothpaste was a fraction of the price of the other brands on the shelf (partylu due to the offer, but who cares!!) and why may more when you can have a product that does whatever you want it to for less cost!!
The other day I was in my local branch of Tesco's doing my weekly shop when I noticed a bargain. You know me, I could spot a bargain from three streets away, but here this was before my very eyes. I could buy one 100ml tube of crest Complete Extra Fresh for £1.69 or buy two of them for £2. That made a saving for me of £1.38 so it had my undivided attention! Well, I didn?t have a clue what it would taste like but at that price I thought, blow it, we?ll put up with the taste if we don't like it and in the trolley the two tubes went! As I have mentioned the taste I'll start by telling you about it. It is minty. What else do you want to know? Seriously though it is the normal run of the mill peppermint toothpaste flavour and also contains 0.32% sodium fluoride. Why don't they make spearmint toothpaste for those of us who don't actually like the taste of peppermint? The only one that I have found is Pearl Drops and you can?t get that everywhere. But I am digressing as usual, so I'll get back to the subject in hand. Crest toothpaste comes in a plastic tube, which stands on its lid, presumably so that the toothpaste will be easier to extract from the said tube, the force of gravity being what it is. I'm getting technical now - are you impressed? No? Ok, I'll carry on. The lid of the tube is about the size of a ten pence piece and the sides of it are bevelled so that it is easy to grip and unscrew, even with damp hands. When you first take the lid off the end of the tube is covered with a tiny circle of aluminium foil, which obviously has to be pulled off (and recycled, every little helps you know!) before you begin to use the toothpaste. The toothpaste itself is used in the same way as any other; surely I don't have to tell you how to brush your teeth! Just be aware that children should only use a tiny amount and should be supervised so that they don't swallow any more of the toothpaste th
an is absolutely necessary. The 'complete' range of toothpastes have been developed to not only clean your teeth but to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth by anything up to 90%. This is turn should help to do the following: Clean the entire mouth Provide maximum protection from cavities Provide lasting protection for your gums Prevent tartar and plaque Maintain the natural whiteness of your teeth Help keep your breath fresh Whether all of this is happening in my mouth each time I brush my teeth I wouldn't like to say, but what I do know is that my teeth feel clean, my breath is fresh (well no one has passed out when I have breathed on them yet!) and I got a bargain and that will do for me! Crest toothpaste is made by Proctor and Gamble UK, Weybridge, Surrey. KT13 0XP