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Macleans Total Health Whitening Toothpaste

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Brand: Macleans / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / Whitening Product / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses,

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      15.08.2013 21:02
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      a good Whitening paste with a slightly odd taste

      I bought this Macleans Total Health Whitening Toothpaste for £1 at a local shop on offer, it is often on sale in a chemist, local shop or supermarket at £1 or £2 if not on offer.
      I tend to but colgate if it is on offer, but if I see a bargain and I need something like whitening toothpaste I don't mind trying it for £1 as most toothpastes basically are just seaweed anyway with some fluoride.

      Macleans are owned by Glaxo Smithkline ( a merger of Glaxo Welcome and Smithkline Beecham ).
      This tube is a 100 ml tube which comes in a blue box which is a very attrative design.


      TASTE PERFORMANCE

      This is a typical whitening toothpaste type texture, being slightly coarse and rough in the mouth, it feels okay to me but it has that funny whitening toothpaste consistency that can be unpleasant if used on a regular basis.
      It tastes a bit lemon and limey, or fruit mint but in a toothpaste way not a nice sweet way. I would't say it is the most pleasant toothpaste to use, and the taste is a bit odd, and overall it feels a bit 'cheap'.


      EFFECTIVENESS

      This has an 'Antibacterial formula for a deep down clean against plaque' also 'Contains high cleaning silicas to restore natural whiteness'. For me it did make some difference to my teeth , making them a bit cleaner and whiter, as I drink a lot of tea and coffee they get pretty bad very quickly.
      It is also supposed to 'Promotes healthy, strong gums with regular brushing' this seems to be a fair claim, if you got on okay with the taste and texture part of the toothpaste.


      INGREDIENTS

      Aqua,Hydrated Silica ,Sorbitol ,Glycerin ,PEG-6 ,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ,Xanthan Gum ,Aroma ,Titanium Dioxide ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Citrate ,Sodium Saccharin ,Sodium Fluoride ,Zinc Chloride ,Limonene ,Citral ,Contains Sodium Fluoride 0.306% w/w (1400 ppm Fluoride)

      Overal- not a bad buy for whitening your teeth if you see it on sale, it has a slightly unusual taste.

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      22.09.2012 12:01
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      citrus powder toothpaste? no thanks

      I dont really have a favourite brand of toothpaste, I just tend to buy whatever happens to be on offer at the supermarket - and recently it was Macleans Total Health Whitening toothpaste.

      The toothpaste comes in the usual retangular box with the logo on the front, intructions/ingredients on the back. The toothpaste itself comes in the standard squeezy tube with the plastic screw off cap. I wont go into lots of detail here as I am sure youre all familiar with the appearance of toothpaste packaging.

      The paste itself is pretty boring - i know its not meant to be extravagant and exciting - but its just plain white, no colours or stripes or little sparkles. It comes out a nice thick consistancy so it doesnt fall off your brush before you get it in your mouth which is good. Once you start brushing it doesnt seem to foam up as much as other toothpastes so I feel like I have to put more on my brush than I usually do.

      The wierd thing about this toothpaste (and the reason I dont much like it) is the taste and the texture to it. It feels like of powdery and a bit grainy in my mouth, and it isnt as minty as other toothpastes either. Its tastes a little minty, but also a bit citrus-y aswell, which I definitely dont like. It does leave my teeth feeling clean, although I have to rinse my mouth well with water (more so than usual) to get rid of the powdery feel in my mouth. As it is not as minty, although it leaves my teeth feeling clean the rest of my mouth doesnt feel as fresh as it does compared to using other mintier toothpastes.

      After using it for around two weeks my teeth dont appear to be any whiter, I know its only a toothpaste so im not expecting any miracles - but it doesnt do what it claims to on the box.

      Overall I wouldnt recommend this toothpaste based purely on the texture and the taste, there are a lot better toothpastes out there that leave your teeth feeling cleaner and your mouth fresher.

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      22.07.2012 19:55
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      An average toothpaste from Macleans, I would like a bit more oomph!

      Macleans Total Health Whitening Toothpaste was just a toothpaste I purchased on special offer in the supermarket. I was specifically after a 'whitening' toothpaste and do not have a favourite brand that I always buy, so this fitted the bill.

      The toothpaste comes in the typical long, rectangular cardboard box that fits the tube in snugly. The box is a sparkly metallic blue colour with the huge Macleans branding across half of the box and the type of paste 'Total Health Whitening' across the other half.

      The toothpaste tube itself is the usual long and rounded plastic cylinder with a shiny blue and darker blue pinstripe colour across. The front of the tube has the product name and branding on and the back of the tube has the ingredients, instructions and benefits of using the Macleans toothpaste. The one I bought contains 100ml of product and has a white screw on/off cap to keep the paste fresh.

      The Paste

      This toothpaste is pretty dull compared to some of the pastes you can buy nowadays, it is a simple, thick white paste, with no colours or sparkle in sight. The toothpaste squeezes out of the tube easily and is a good consistency to stay on your toothbrush. It smells quite minty, but not overly and you can almost smell a slight citrus twinge in it.

      On brushing the toothpaste foams up, but again like the mint smell it is not exceedingly frothy. I generally use two pea sized amounts of paste per brushing and this is plenty to ensure there is enough paste to give my teeth a good clean. This toothpaste leaves my teeth feeling clean, but I would say that the lack of minty-ness is a downfall to this paste as it doesn't leave the rest of my mouth feeling as fresh as it could be which other toothpastes I have tried do.

      Macleans state this this toothpaste is a "Specially formulated antibacterial toothpaste that provides 12 hour protection against decay. The added benefit of cleaning silicas helps restore natural whiteness".
      I have not really found a noticeable improvement in my teeth's whiteness from using this toothpaste twice daily as advised. I am sure it helps somewhat, but you can't expect whitening miracles from toothpaste products alone. The paste does have a good time period for freshness and the clean feeling on my teeth during the day.

      Ingredients

      Aqua,Hydrated Silica ,Sorbitol ,Glycerin ,PEG-6 ,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ,Xanthan Gum ,Aroma ,Titanium Dioxide ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Sodium Citrate ,Sodium Saccharin ,Sodium Fluoride ,Zinc Chloride ,Limonene ,Citral ,Contains Sodium Fluoride 0.306% w/w (1400 ppm Fluoride)

      Overall I would say that this is an average toothpaste, it is just not minty and fresh feeling enough for me, but it does its job and protects my teeth. I wouldn't buy it again in a hurry. This is available in most supermarkets and chemists and on offer is priced around £1 for a 100ml tube, which is good value for a reasonably decent toothpaste.

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