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I've used Colgate regular toothpaste for many years as in addition to protecting my teeth and gums, I am able to purchase the 125 ml tubes from Poundland. However, I am frequently tempted to try out alternative brands especially when I see them on offer although the majority of my new finds are by obtaining freebies from my dentist with this review discussing Oral B Pro Expert All Round Protection.
I was fortunate to be able to obtain three 15 ml tubes from my dentist with their appearance being identical to the full size 75 ml version. The usual blurb is on the plastic tube where it is claimed that the toothpaste "protects the areas that the dentist will check most". I have always invested both time and money in a high standard of oral hygiene, as I don't wish to be placing my teeth in a glass of water every night, so this is an area where I will not compromise.
Until I scrutinised the tube I was totally unaware that the paste contains antibacterial fluoride and active clean crystals, which I learned from the Oral B website is due to the polyfluorite system. This claim goes right over the top of my head because as long as the product effectively cleans my teeth and gums whilst preventing cavities and plaque I am more than happy. I further discovered that the toothpaste will allegedly whiten teeth by removing surface stains although I have yet to find a product that will live up to this rather ambitious claim.
As my tubes were of the smaller variety, they offered a screw top lid and as I have not tried the full sized version I cannot advise if it offers a flip top, which is my preferred choice. On dispensing a pea sized amount of the vivid blue paste I was able to witness the tiny active clean crystals; the texture of which was evident as soon as the paste made contact with my teeth. Despite the paste being described as clean mint, I found it quite strong, which I found extremely favourable as I am not a fan of mild tasting oral products.
The tiny crystals offer a unique sensation when they are gently brushed over the surface of my teeth without being harshly abrasive and as a result, I felt assured that they were removing any tartar as well as any bits of food without scratching the enamel. When I initially started brushing I found the gritty texture rather unpleasant, but fortunately, the grains quickly dispersed. Whilst some brands of toothpaste can create too much foam, I found that Oral B was just right and after using, my mouth and teeth felt clean and fresh with the minty taste lasting for around an hour after brushing.
It is claimed that the toothpaste will increase protection against sensitivity although I cannot agree, as I occasionally suffer with painful teeth and despite using the three tubes regularly over a four week period, the pain was not alleviated. Consequently, it was necessary for me to use a specifically designed product for this purpose. In addition I cannot agree with the tooth whitening claim as whilst my teeth are not discoloured, there is a small mark on the edge of one of my front teeth where I chipped the enamel last year. Unfortunately, I noticed no difference in its appearance although I was not expecting the toothpaste to assist.
It would be impossible for me to establish if the toothpaste assists with preventing cavities, tartar and plaque although for such a trusted brand I would expect this to be the case. I have only two fillings at the age of 46, which I put down to excellent oral hygiene together with regular 6-monthly check ups at the dentist.
Whilst I enjoyed the challenge of trying out a new product, I cannot justify the £3.49 price tag especially as I do not feel it offers anything superior to my normal brand other than the length of time that the fresh minty taste lingers. As a result and due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Oral B Pro-expert antibacterial & Fluoride toothpaste
I am always filling in forms to get samples online and once again I was fortunate enough to receive two samples of this toothpaste from various freebie sites that I subscribe to. I find these little tubes perfect to take away on holiday with us as one small tube generally lasts a week or sometimes two and saves carrying a big heavy tube with us.
My teeth are not great and my gums are receding so I have to be very careful to keep them clean and use a good toothpaste and an electric toothbrush I have been told that it would be unwise to try and whiten my teeth and that I should concentrate on looking after my teeth and gums.
My teeth are rubbish, discoloured and full of fillings but since the load of fillings I had years ago I have had no new ones. My gums are receding and I have to be careful NOT to brush incorrectly and damage them further. Honestly if I had bought my teeth I would have taken them back as unfit for purpose years ago but as they are all I am going to get I am careful to look after them.
As with many toothpaste products, the normal sized tube comes in a, totally unnecessary in my view, cardboard box . The tube is plastic and quite soft and would be quite sufficient without the outer cardboard outer. They just need to put a seal over the tube nozzle to prevent tampering and a lot of trees would be saved. The tube is white blue and recyclable through the usual plastic recycling though I have seen some amazing art work created using old toothpaste tubes.
My little tube only holds 15ml. On the back there is a list of ingredients but no directions on how to use. I would imagine most people know how to use toothpaste and how to brush their teeth.
"Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection contains a Polyfluorite System consisting of an antibacterial fluoride and Active Clean Crystals to provide a unique cleaning sensation. You can actually feel it working."
USING THIS TOOTHPASTE
Squeeze a small amount about a small pea size onto the brush. The tooth paste is a cloudy blue colour and only a gentle squeeze of the soft plastic tube is needed. I find that when I use my electric toothbrush I use the correct amount and have tried cutting down on the amount used when I do have to use a normal toothbrush. I hate using a normal brush now but some places we travel to it is hard to keep the electric one charged so we take a normal one. The first thing I do when I get home is clean my teeth really well with the electric one!
The tooth paste has an unusual rather euthymol toothpaste sort of taste to it and not minty at all. It is kind of like sarsparilla if you have not experienced euthymol. It is not a flavour I rush around looking for as I far prefer the freshness of mint to this. However it does leave my mouth tasting fresh and cool after using it. It says it tastes of fresh mint but I beg to differ .
The toothpaste makers , Oral B claim that this toothpaste will help prevent cavities, gum disease, defend against plaque and tartar build up as well as protecting enamel from eroding, whitening the teeth and freshening the breath. It appears to be a miracle product for the teeth and gums. It states that the toothpaste helps to protect the areas that dentists check most. This makes it sound like you are using it to pass the dentist examination of your teeth!
We took one of these samples away on a short break and finished it at home. It did an excellent job of cleaning my teeth and they felt smooth and clean to my tongue as I ran it around my teeth. My mouth felt cool and tasted fresh and this feeling lasted for quite a decent length of time. My breath was nice and fresh and I felt confident of this. I used this for two weeks but no-one commented on my teeth looking any whiter although I wasn't honestly expecting them to look whiter but you can always hope.
I found that this toothpaste fothed up sufficiently but not too much as some Colgate ones do . I hate ending up with a mouth of froth. There is no need for a mouth of froth as the brushing really gets the plaque off and the froth is unnecessary. In fact you could simply use bicarbonate of soda if you want to and get a pretty good result at cleaning.
This toothpaste is £3.49 ar Superdrug for a 75ml tube so my sample was good value it seems. It is available from most chemists and supermarkets and the price will vary from store to store.
Yes it is a nice enough toothpaste despite its rather weird flavour. Whether or not it actually does what it has been 'clinically proven' to do is hard to tell really. I would have to use it for a year or so and then do a control using another but all kinds of other issues might come into play so in those claims we will just have to trust the creators I am afraid.
I wouldn't pay the full RRP for it as they are many other cheaper options that do just as good a job. I pay around £1 usually for a sensitive branded toothpaste and I would choose a sensitive toothpaste over this any day as sensitivity I more of an issue for me.
I would say this deserves 4 stars out of 5 because it does have a great minty fresh taste and it does really clean the my teeth well. As for its claims I am not sure that it does anything different from other toothpastes but it does an efficient job of cleaning my teeth.
I wouldn't buy this for its whitening properties but hopefully the antibacterial and other ones do their bit and it is a nice fresh toothpaste.
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In the past few weeks my teeth have really hurt me. I've struggled to eat full stop and it didn't seem to matter whether it was cold, warm or hot food, soft or hard, liquid or solids most things made me scream and really made me feel miserable and cranky.
Now I already know that I have sensitivity within my mouth but mine is caused through an eating disorder that had been going on in my life for around 8 years now and has led to a huge loss of enamel hence the fact my teeth hurt when anything is in my mouth. Sensitive toothpaste and mouth wash makes little difference to me, I need my enamel back and that's never gonna happen.
Worried about what the Dentist was going to say to me and me having visions of being told I needed all my teeth out of my head the way my luck has been lately I put the visit off. I decided that I'd just see if there was any teeth product that I could buy over the counter in the vain hope that it would work and off I went to Lloyds the chemist to speak to their pharmacist.
I had a good chat with her and she was really helpful. I was determined to not try out the toothpastes I already have that haven't helped me even before we spoke and she suggested this one for me to have a go with cos this isn't just a toothpaste to help with one teeth issue but many.
The tube looks the same as the box really apart from it is a squeezy tube but in colour and information given its pretty much the same as box. The box is two tone blue in colour and on one side of it we are told that it is Oral-B Pro - Expert All - Round Protection Fluoride Toothpaste 'Protects the areas Dentists check most' and that it is to help:
....and that's it all in a 75ml tube!
Other information on the box includes being shown via a diagram what its meant to help with, the ingredients and flavour are given 'Clean Mint' and contact details for Procter & Gamble (the manufacturer of the product) are clearly stated.
The Toothpaste Itself:
Not taking a lot of notice till I got home of what I had purchased I couldn't wait to crack on and use it, I was in so much pain and I was starving! I was a bit disappointing after looking at the packaging that I hadn't realised it really wasn't especially designed just for sensitive teeth and to be honest I probably wouldn't of bought it had I of realised.....however....
I really rate this toothpaste really very highly indeed. Easy to use, smooth and a rich, dark blue in colour and gel like in use this has a very cold and very fresh minty aroma to it and it has what appears to me like glitter particles that reflect the light going through it.
Flavour wise I find it be cold in use and very minty indeed but not harsh and naturally sweet and I have to admit I do like the flavour of this one.
This is suitable for over 12's to use and I brush with mine twice a day. I have to use warm tap water with this because otherwise the cold water really agitates me and almost makes me howl and I brush as thoroughly as I can for about 2 minutes with a soft toothbrush.
So where do I begin with the benefits of using this then?
As well as being quite tasty this leaves my teeth and mouth feeling really clean and for hours too. My breath smells great for a good half hour after using it and it does seem to banish nasty odours too. I cannot vouch for the fact that this will stop cavities, gum disease or help to stop the build up of plaque or tarter with sustained use but I can say that my teeth feel cleaner and stronger, after a few weeks of using this I'm sure my teeth look whiter and the sensitivity has eased so much that although I am still in pain alot it really isn't half as bad as it was prior to finding this one.
I am really impressed with the toothpaste. I feel it offers us alot but it delivers alot as well. I will never get my enamel back but I am convinced my teeth feel stronger and look more glossy for using this and more 'normal' and anything that allows me to eat gets the thumbs up from me (even if my teeth are not pain free!). If my teeth are uber sensitive I gently but a thin layer on the tooth/teeth for a couple of minutes before rinsing it off and find that soothes my nerves around my teeth a bit too.
P.S I did go to the Dentist and although I have problems I am not losing any teeth and my teeth, apart from losing enamel off them are fine and not falling out of my head......just yet. I told him I was using this toothpaste and he said it was fine to, however I will still be keeping my eye out for an exceptionally good sensitive toothpaste.....message me please if you know of one!
This is readily available in all good chemists though do Google for stockists if you want it. I found this at just under the £4.00 mark but it was on special offer the day I bought mine and it cost me about £2.60...and its worth it!
When it comes to toothpaste, Ive mainly stuck with Colgate and Aquafresh. On the odd occasion Ive deviated to brands that claim to whiten and brighten teeth, but always go back to the big two. I tried this toothpaste as It was a sample provided in a magazine that I had bought. Size 15ml. This is however available more or less everywhere costing £2.00 for a 75ml tube in Asda.
Why did I use it?
Obviously I didn't buy it, but found no harm in using a new product that I have had no experience in before. I am aware of the brand and that they have numerous different products in regards to dental care, so was happy to try this product out-especially if it was for free!
How is it packaged?
This is purely on the sample size that I have, but can only imagine the full size will be very similar. Mine comes in a white plastic tube, as mentioned 15ml in size. Screw top lid. On the front the labelling is in blue, with the ' Oral B ' logo on the left hand side with the words ' Pro-Expert 'underneath. It mentions that this is an anti bacterial and fluoride toothpaste. It also mentions what areas of the teeth the product helps to protect and combat, and mentions the flavour which is clean mint.
On the back is an ingredients list and company contact details.
What is this product supposed to do?
This toothpaste is supposed to help prevent cavities, plaque, tartar and gum problems. Helps protect against sensitivity, helps to whiten the teeth and freshen breath.
Glycerin , Hydrated Silica , Sodium Hesametaphosphate , Propylene Glycol , PEG-6 , Aqua , Zinc Lactate , Cl 77891 , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Aroma , Sodium Gluconate , Chondrus Crispus , Trisodium Phosphate , Stannous Fluoride , Sodium Saccharin , Xanthan Gum , Limonene , Silica , Sodium Fluoride , Cl 74260 .
How to use
Nothing on the tube, but would assume the same as any other toothpaste. I personally pop a small amount on a toothbrush, brush, don't swallow product, spit and rinse. Twice daily.
Not suitable for children under 12.
How do I find it?
In a way its nice to try something new and different. As much as my usual Colgate toothpaste does the job, it is abit boring and predictable so this was a change. The product itself is blue in colour. You can see speckles of white particles dotted throughout. Typical texture and consistency in regards to toothpaste, but looked closer to a gel rather than a traditional toothpaste to me.
Smell and taste are exactly the same for me. Fresh, minty but with a slight kick to it. No heat, but a kick. The best way I can describe this toothpaste is the fragrance and taste is exactly how I remember cinnamon flavoured chewing gum was when I used to buy and eat it while in the States. Such a hard one to describe, but its that in a tube! I didn't find the taste strong or overwhelming, but very different to a normal bog standard mint taste. Takes a bit of getting used to but there was no odd aftertaste. Took abit of time for the flavour to disappear but not too long.
I didn't feel I had to use much of this toothpaste. Considering that the tube size is only 15ml and Ive been using this twice a day for nearly 2 weeks, there still plenty left. And whatever small amount remains in the tube, I know I will be able to squeeze out every last drop.
I did find that at the start of brushing, I could just about feel the small particles in the product. It was like a mini exfoliation on the teeth. You couldnt feel them doing anything to them as afew seconds into brushing my teeth, I couldnt feel the particles at all. They disappeared. These were so tiny but sensation wise it made the toothpaste feel a touch gritty, but hardly noticeable at the start.
I cant comment on all the areas of this toothpaste and what it did and didnt do ( apart from cleaning them ) e.g help prevent cavities, but one thing I didnt notice was the whiteness of my teeth. No change. Saying that I have been using it only for acouple of weeks, so will be checking to see if that changes.
I found using the product easy. Teeth felt as if they had a thorough clean. Smooth to touch, no furriness to them. Breath and mouth felt and smelt very fresh and pleasant. Overall I was very happy with how the product performed, especially since I didn't have to pay to use it.
Would I buy the full size version? I would. Important though it would need to be at a good price. It did what I wanted it to do which was clean my teeth and keep my mouth area fresh.
Though I do believe that largely tooth paste is tooth paste, I am a fan of this product. It is quite gritty making it good at removing stains, according to my dentist! I like the taste and find it quite sweet. I'm also pleased to see a sensitive version is now available. It is at the slightly pricier end compared to supermarket own brands, which is what you would expect, but I tend to stock up when it is on offer. It is also worth nothing that it only contains 75ml in the tubes I've used, whereas many other brands come at 100ml - so take that into account when comparing prices.
On a slightly different note, a friend of mine has been back and forth to the doctors for around six months, undergone various tests at the hospital and it turned out that this tooth paste was causing bouts of oral thrush! Not a wide scale problem I'm sure, and I wouldn't let it put you off trying it, but if you do start getting throat problems, consider switching back to your old tooth paste.
I received two free sample-sized tubes of the "Oral B Pro Expert" toothpaste recently, after completing a 'freebies' form online. My tubes are only 15ml each, and I believe this size is not available to purchase in shops or online. The full sized, 75ml tube is available to purchase from retailers such as Boots, where the full-sized tube will cost you £3.60. You can also order online at www.boots.com.
The packaging is pretty standard for a toothpaste product, but that is an observation rather than being a criticism, and I find the blue shades and colours used on the tube offer a pleasant contrast on the white-coloured tube. The Oral B branding appears in bold font, together with several statements and claims.
The toothpaste itself is a pale blue colour, and it's consistency is that of a gel. What I have found, however, is that the gel is not completely smooth in its appearance or its texture, as it appears to have a small 'sprinkling' of small granules throughout. That is not to say that I have found this texture feels 'grainy' in the mouth during use, and in fact these grains/granules are really only noticeable visually.
The "Clean Mint" flavouring of the paste is very pleasant, being that of a general 'mint' type flavour and taste. I find that the flavour is not so strong as to be completely over-powering, so this makes it more palatable for me than other pastes I have used in the past that felt rather too 'hot' for my liking. I can't confess to preferring a toothpaste with a stronger, slightly 'menthol' taste as they can often feel 'nippy' in my sensitive mouth. Based on these opinions that I have, I find the 'strength' of the Oral B Pro Expert paste is rather ideal for me.
The Oral B paste is as easy to use as any other brand of toothpaste that I use regularly. All I need to do is squeeze a small amount onto my brush and this is more than sufficient to cleanse my teeth thoroughly. I find that the gel 'foams' during use, but it does so gently and without a vigorous lather, which I confess I would find off-putting. Instead, the Oral B paste feels thinner and more gentle, providing a pleasant, light 'foam' which coats my teeth expertly. The paste doesn't linger in my mouth either, and it rinses easily from the teeth and gums, which is obviously preferable in terms of time and convenience. There is nothing about using the Oral B Pro Expert paste that feels more difficult than any other similar product in my view.
I find that after use, my teeth and whole mouth feels wonderfully refreshed and quite spotless. My breath feels minty and fresh, certainly to the same extent that I am used to achieving from the use of my Colgate-branded toothpaste. I have to confess that I don't find the Oral B's mint-based flavour and taste lasts particularly long after brushing, but this is the same effect achieved after using my regular Colgate product, so I don't really feel disappointed or let down by this result.
The Oral B Pro Expert paste is marketed as being an "Antibacterial & Fluoride Toothpaste" and I confess that I felt reassured by these claims, together with the promises made on the packaging which inform me the product offers "All-Around Protection." There is a small list on the tube too, detailing "Cavities, Gum, Plaque, Sensitivity, Enamel, Tartar, Whitening, Breath" to ensure that the consumer feels confident in the product. I cannot comment on the paste's effectiveness at dealing with my overall dental health as I have not discussed its use with my dentist, but as a consumer, I confess that I did feel rather reassured that the paste was not 'skimping over' any aspect of oral hygiene, providing a reassurance by way of the claims made on the packaging.
In terms of sensitivity, this is not a specific issue that affects me on a daily basis, but certain food and drinks will cause a slight tingling at my teeth which is rather unpleasant. I was slightly cautious of the Oral B toothpaste's ability to help with this issue, mainly because it has a rather sweet 'edge' to its flavour. Similar toothpastes that I have used before have caused a slight 'tingle' to be present after use as a result of their sweetness, but I can confirm that no such side-effect was evident after using the Oral B Pro Expert paste. Indeed, no sensitivity was experienced during use of the toothpaste, and I felt it performed quite well in coping with this irritating occurrence.
In terms of claiming to have a 'Whitening' protection aspect within its ingredients, I can't confess to noticing any real noticeable difference to the colour of my teeth throughout the use of the Oral B Pro Expert paste. True, I don't think I necessarily suffer with discolouration to my teeth, so perhaps I am not the best judge of this aspect of the product. I wondered too if perhaps I hadn't used the product for long enough to put these claims to their fullest test, especially considering the small size of the tubes I received. Either way, I don't feel it necessary to either complain or praise the product's ability in this regard; I noticed no difference in terms of improvement, but neither did I think the toothpaste performed poorly or offered no protection.
All in all, I was impressed enough with the Oral B Pro Expert toothpaste to consider using it again in the future. It didn't offer enough of a 'wow' factor to tempt me away from my usual purchase, but neither did it feel like a poor product that was of an inferior quality. For these reasons, I would most definitely repurchase it in the future, but probably only if it was a promotional purchase or if my usual choice was unavailable for some reason. As I am unable to find any fault or discrepancies with either the product or the claims made, I feel it is only fair to award the toothpaste full marks in the product rating.
Got this toothpaste a few months ago to see what the big deal was. Also I was fed up with toothpaste that didn't work. This toothpaste has little granules in it, which i was looking for, I like biting down on them. I felt my mouth being cleaned big time. By the time I rinsed my mouth out I just knew that this was the one toothpaste that has everything I need. I can't explain it you just have to try it out for yourself. Some people say it takes the skin off the inside of your mouth, which is will but its very mild and it will more then likely will go away. This is to be expected with such a strong product. I actually like the way it do that. I really would recommend this to anyone who is fed up with the usual boring toothpaste. This one will blast the bacteria out of your mouth and not only will your teeth will feel super clean your confidence will also boost. Do yourself a favour and leave yourself with that "just walked out of the dentist" feeling everyday.
I first tried Oral-B Pro-Expert when I got a small tube free from my dentist to try. It claims to offer all around protection. It contains antibacterial fluoride and triclosan which dentists recommend your toothpaste should contain.
When you are brushing your teeth there are little crystals which aid in the cleaning process. Your teeth are left feeling as clean and sparkling as when you have been to the hygenist. It also leaves a nice minty taste as if you have used a good mouthwash
Even though it is more expensive than some other toothpastes I now buy it every time rather than buying what was on offer because they all seemed to have the same effect. It comes in tubes of 75ml and is available widely. Some shops have packs with a Oral B toothbrush together with a free tube of the toothpaste.
I would definately recommend this to everybody. This toothpaste is far superior to any others I have tried. (However my husband hates it! So it may not be pleasing to everyone)
I have sensitive, stained and acid eroded teeth along with long standing gum problems. This toothpaste sets its stall out as an all in one solution for cavities, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and gum health, so I tried it.
It definitely whitened my teeth and removed the stains. This improvement was almost visible between tooth brushings. The stains are not all gone as yet, but the toothpaste is clearly having a positive effect on my stained teeth and the tarter is also reducing even between my teeth. My early decay is also healing up from the stanneous flouride which is a major selling point of this toothpaste.
Oral-B Pro-Expert claims to improve gum health through the Triclosan antibacterial ingredient. It has worked for me. Redness and swelling are both down and the gums seem to be almost visibly growing back up my teeth from where they had badly receeded. This is not a marginal regrowth. I have seen my gums coming back up my teeth from seriously scary to normal and getting close to normal levels.
This is all great and I love it. However, shortly after each use for several months I got strings of gum, inner lip and cheek skin shed throughout my mouth which is very unsightly and somewhat worrying.
I know that chemical peels are used to make faces look younger and refreshed. I had not expected to experience one in my mouth. This may be the the bacteria leaving in strings and clumps and the gums revealed and re-growing after each use look a lot better, but I am not sure how often a mouth peel should be repeated no matter how much better it makes the teeth and gums.
Though this peeling may not be a problem for those like myself who seem to be sensitive to some whitening agents.
This toothpaste does contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which I along with many others are sensitve to. Those who are should be very aware of its presence in this tootpase and the likely side-effects they too are likely to experience if they decide to try this product.
With all this in mind, if you want a toothpaste which will whiten your teeth, reduce staining and tartar while freshening your breath, helping heal early decay and tackle gum problems, this is the toothpaste for you.
If you do have sodium lauryl sulfate issues - not so much.
But if you are sensitive to whitening agents, do not be surprised if you get peeling in addition.
I got a 15ml sample of Oral-B Pro-Expert as a part of pregnancy goody bag, and after giving it a try this way I also purchased full size, 75ml version.
It comes in usual old-fashioned white-and-blue tube packed in a blue paper box (what a waste, although both are recyclable). Promises on the packaging include all-around protection - cavities, gum, plaque, sensitivity, enamel, tartar, whitening, breath, and that it protects the areas dentists check most (not sure what to think of that - perhaps that it's suitable for cheaters that don't go for clean teeth just want to fool their dentists???).
It comes in a flavor "clean mint" which is slightly sweet but very fresh, and very, very pleasant. Toothpaste itself is blue in colour and has a bit grainy/sandy texture. I find it to be just the right thickness - doesn't leak off the toothbrush before bringing it to my mouth, but it doesn't stick and stain the basin if it drops off a bit. When brushing it creates enough lather.
I can't really comment on long-term effect as I am (and will be) using other toothpastes as well, but I think it's just as good as any other toothpaste available on the market - it is antibacterial and fluoride,
and I was very happy with clean effect the sandy texture left on my teeth. The aftertaste is also pleasant but doesn't last too long (to my preference).
It promises to tackle sensitivity, even not as it's primary target - I must say I had a bit of bleed, but during the pregnancy I didn't yet find a toothpaste that would help that (not even specifically toothpastes for sensitive teeth), so no minus point there from me.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-6, Aqua, Zinc Lactate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Sodium Gluconate, Silica, Carrageenan, Trisodium Phosphate, Stannous Fluoride, Mica, Sodium Saccharin, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Xanthan Gum, Cl 77891, Limonene
Sodium Fluoride, Cl 74260, Cl 74160
This is for me the only down-side of the toothpaste, although very common within drug-store range of toothpastes. I think it's fair to mention at least few known side effects - Sodium Hexametaphosphate can cause irritation and organ toxicity (it's added as a preservative), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate creates that pleasant lather but is also rather strong irritant and cannot me metabolised by liver, PEG 6 is emulgator that can cause nausea, bloating and in higher concentrations diarrhoea, etc.
As mentioned in concentrations that are used all these chemicals are clinically approved by authorities, so it's just about personal preferences whether you give in, or try your best to avoid - I do try to avoid, however buying natural or organic toothpastes can be very expensive, plus I don't generally like their texture. Whatever you think, it's probably good to avoid swallowing, always rinse out properly, and perhaps don't let children that could swallow it use it.
A 75ml tube costs £3.49 in Boots, but can be found in different promotions (3 for 2, etc). I would say it's quite expensive, but not unaffordable, and the effect of clean teeth is better than after using cheap cheap toothpastes. One star taken off for the ingredients.
Having tried many toothpastes over the years i was very eager to try this highly anticipated toothpaste that Oral B have be working on to get just right over many years.
First impressions were good; a nice stand out blue coloured tube with a screw top lid, which fits in nice with all the Oral B products appearance.
The Oral B all round protections claims to protect against
Plaques build up
Tartar (hardened plaque)
And also will help whiten teeth
When actually trying the toothpaste my first impressions where its smells very clinical. I can only describe it as that 'dental smell'. It's a blue gel and on close inspection contains little particles which Oral B call active clean crystals. I'm guessing to help with the stain removal? When starting to brush my teeth it feels a very strange gritty texture which is a very weird feeling. I have to admit I wasn't too keen on the product at all, but over the next week I started to really like that grit feeling. I totally believe this is great toothpaste and leaves your teeth and mouth feeling clean and very fresh. I would compare it with having a 'dental polish' and when you run your tongue around your teeth it's that nice sharpe clean feeling. The taste is not your average mint flavour toothpaste. I find that some of the mint flavour toothpastes can be very overpowering. In fact there's no minty flavour at all, even though its claims to be a mild mint.
The main difference between the oral B and other brands of toothpaste is the ingredient of stannous fluoride which has an antibacterial effect that helps protects the teeth and gums. This is then combined together with the basic sodium fluoride.
Because of the stannous fluoride, children under 12 years are not to use this toothpaste.
Overall I would and do recommend this tooth paste to people. It is on the market at £3.50 per 75ml tube. But as it's still a very new product I've actually seen it's been on offer in Morrison's for £2.
++ My Experience ++
I saw the advert on Oral B and thought I'll have to try that but i didnt want to fork out on a product that I may not like so I went on a tester website and received a 15ml sample of the toothpaste to try out.
I used the toothpaste on the evening I received it and I loved the taste and how it left my mouth feeling amazing. I found my teeth felt clean for longer and the sensitivity improved after a week of using it.
The taste of the toothpaste took me back to when i was a child and my dad wouldnt let us have too much chewing gum as he worried we'd swallow it, he had chewing gums in his car and id always take one when i was little as i loved the taste. It was the clean mint flavour but in my opinion it didnt taste like mint, the only way to describe the taste of this toothpaste is to say its similar to the tutti fruity chewing gum that you get in the yellow packet. I have found using this toothpaste twice a day has really improved my breath and my gums look alot healthier.
When the sample ran out I brought a new supply from boots as I collect the points it was for £2.95 for 75ml which I thought wasnt bad at all for a toothpaste that makes my mouth feel great.
++ The product ++
The antibacterial and fluoride toothpaste comes in a white, light blue and dark blue tube with the product name clearly on the front 'Oral B Pro Expert'. You can get a variety of size tubes starting from 15ml and it is available online or a variety of stores like Boots, superstores and chemist direct.
The tube itself is a screw top and squeeze kind so you can get your monies worth in these hard times by squeezing every last bit out of the tube.
On the front it has written all the advantages to using the product and what it can improve and maintain with in your mouth. The list is Cavities, Gums, Plaque, Sensitivity, Enamel, Tartar, Whitening and Breath and
it clearly states that it provides All Round Protection and protects the areas dentists check most.
On the back the ingredients are listed Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-6, Aqua, Zinc Lactate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Sodium Gluconate, Chondrus Crispus, Trisodium Phosphate, Stannous Fluoride, Sodium Saccharin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Xanthan Gum, CI77891, Cinnamal, Silica, Sodium Fluoride, Eugenol, CI 74160, Stannous Fluoride(1100ppm Fluoride) and Sodium Fluoride(350ppm Fluoride).
This toothpaste is not to be used by children under 12 years old and the best before date is written on the end of the tube. You need to recycle the product after it has been used. For complete oral care use with an Oral B toothbrush and visit your dentist regularly.
If you have any problems with the product you can contact Procter and Gamble UK at
Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 OXP, UK.
Or call the care line on 0800 731 3086(UK) 1800 409 236 (ROI)
++ My conclusion ++
This toothpaste is worth the money and I wouldnt hesistate to recommend it to a friend. The fact you can get a free sample easily before you buy shows the confidence that the company has in its product selling to make up the cost of sending out free samples and so they should its a brilliant product and my teeth have improved so much since using Oral B Pro Expert.
*Please note, this review is based on a 15ml tube of Toothpaste*
Until fairly recently I've been a believer of Colgate toothpaste and have used their brand for many years and wasn't looking to change. However, A few weeks ago I was sent a 15ml sample of Oral B Pro-Expert All Around Protection to try.
When I took the tube out of the box it didn't look any different to any other toothpaste claiming to provide all around protection. It stated it 'protects the areas dentists check most' such as cavities, gum, plaque, sensitivity, enamel, tartar, whitening and breath. The tube was a standard white and blue colour for a toothpaste so, again, did not look any different to any otrher brand. The tube came with a leaflet which assured me I would discover a long lasting slick feeling on my teeth. It also said that the toothpaste is slightly grainy but the grains dissolve in the saliva and release the toothpaste's active ingredient.
Reading that the toothpaste was grainy did not fill me with confidence, I have to admit, but I was willing to give it a go.
The first thing I noticed when I unscrewed the lid from the tube was a strong smell that reminded me of the dentist. Not a great start! I thought. The tube had advised me it would be cool mint but I didn't notice much of a mint smell coming through.
So, now knowing that the toothpaste would not only be grainy but smell like the dentist, I reluctantly applied it to my toothbrush. The toothpaste is a little thicker than others I have used, almost gel like, with white grains in it. I applied a little water and proceeded to clean my teeth.
It was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. It still didn't taste particularly mint like but wasn't too dentist like either! When I closed my teeth to clean the front it did feel a little like I was cleaning with sand, due to the grains, but it didn't last long.
Finally I rinsed and looked at my teeth in the mirror. I was surprised at how clean my teeth looked. Generally I think I clean my teeth well anyway but using this toothpaste just once seemed to really clean in between my teeth and they generally looked whiter and brighter. My breath felt fresh through the day and I did, in fact, have a slick feeling on my teeth even after lunch.
The 15ml tube lasted me about 10 days and now that I have gone back to my original toothpaste I have really noticed a difference between how clean my teeth felt with the Oral B toothpaste compared to my regular one. For this reason, I will be purchasing a tube of Oral B Pro-Expert All Around Protection as soon as my other brand runs out.
As explained, I got a free 15ml sample. However, you can pick up a 75ml tube from most chemists/supermarkets for between £3 - £4. This is a little more than I would normally spend on toothpaste but when it comes to having clean teeth and fresh breath, I haven't found one that compares to this one yet so am happy to pay the price for the quality.
Thanks for reading
I ordered a sample of this when I first heard and when it arrived the packaging was eye catching and informative. The product does what it says, makes your teeth feel wonderful in the process! After trying the sample I have bought this toothpaste ever since! The taste isn't awful like some specialist pastes and leaves your mouth feeling fresh all day. I highly recommend this product to people who love having a very fresh clean mouth!
I have receding gums and a thinning of the enamel on my teeth due to the fruit acids in my modern health lifestyle, as diagnosed by the experts on TV. I therefore tried Oral-B Pro Expert in an attempt to try and improve the condition of my teeth. However I am afraid to say I was left rather less than impressed. To explain why I have included some tooth facts from my own research on the subject:
The science behind Oral-B Pro Expert:
Enamel protection: Oral-B Pro Expert uses chemicals to form a barrier against external acid attack (from foods) which is clinically proven to generate a 2.5% less enamel loss. This in turn protects against cavities which are generated through a weakening of enable and a build up of germs in the mouth.
Kills Plaque bacteria and prevents build up of tartar (which is hardened plaque).
The overall effect is that you are left with whiter teeth (also further promoted through the use of a special chemical) and fresh breath.
The problem (in my opinion):
What does not seem to be mentioned in the advertising for the toothpaste is that some form of granules or grains are used in the toothpaste to I suppose clean off the plaque. However in combination with an electric toothbrush, this makes for a really abrasive clean on your teeth, which is of course not good for teeth with weak enamel, as it will inevitably contribute to the wearing away of the tooth surface. What I find strange, is that after having started using these toothpastes which claim to protect and even in some cases rebuild enamel, the bottoms of the front teeth have become significantly more see through than they were before I started using these products.
In the specific case of Oral-B Pro Expert, I found that the grainy texture of the toothpaste left my teeth feeling more sensitive, therefore whilst the chemical they use to act as a barrier to food acid may protect enamel by 2.5% I am of the opinion that the granules in the paste undo this work and more. Also far from my mouth feeling fresh, it felt strangely dry after brushing as though my mouth had been coated in a chemical. As to the increase in whitening of my teeth I am afraid I notice no real improvement. Overall, I am afraid I would not recommend this product.
The Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection Toothpaste; contains a polyfluoride system consisting of an atibacterial fluoride and active clean crystals to provide a unique clening sensation / With regular brushing it helps prevent cavities, plaque, gums problems, tartar and enamel erosion / It increasing protection against painful sensitivity, whiten teeth by removing surface stains and freshen breath.