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My dentist got me hooked on this toothpaste a couple of years ago but giving me lots of free samples. I simply can not use any other toothpaste now and if I have to I can really tell the difference.the first thing I love about it is that it has a gritty texture to it which actually exfoliates the teeth to remove the plaque and it leaves your teeth feeling very smooth as though you have had a professional clean at the dentist. The second thing I love is that it really helps to whiten and brighten teeth. My teeth looked about 2 or 3 shades whiter after two weeks of use twice a day. It also has a really smooth taste to it which is great as other toothpastes have too strong a taste which burns the mouth. I'm also prone to swollen gums every now and again but since I have been using this that has stopped completly which is fantastic as I was worried it would progress in to periodontal disease and I would lose my teeth! One thing I will say about using this toothpaste is to use an electric toothbrush with it as it makes a really big difference in the cleaning I bought an oral b one. I have managed to get everyone in my household hooked on it aswell because after you use it once all other toothpastes seem inferior! The only downsides I can think of are the price but if you keep an eye out for offers there are frequently ones available at boots and tesco.
I don't have any sort of alliance to a brand of toothpaste, it's usually Colgate I pick up but that's just out of habit. Whichever we buy is discounted in Tesco. I recently found that the only branded toothpaste they had on offer were ones in the Oral B's complete care range and I chose to purchase their 'extra fresh' toothpaste, discounted to £1.40 which is around the price I normally aim to pay. I think it's normal retail price is around £2.50 per 100ml tube.
Although on the whole I think it's a fantastic product, upon first use it annoyed me a little. The tube upon which the toothpaste comes in has a screw lid that I drop into the sink at least 8 out of 10 times when I'm cleaning my teeth! A lot of companies seem to do this but I don't see why adding a flip top lid would cost them any more and it would be so much easier for the consumer to use!
The toothpaste is a cross between a gel and a paste if that's at all possible. It's probably more like a paste if any - that isn't something that I have any preference about though. It is blue and white in colour made up in stripes throughout. The toothpaste has a minty flavouring which is perfect. It's not overpowering in any way, in fact it's quite subtle, but is also strong enough to make a real difference. This is by far the best toothpaste we have used over the last few months for lasting freshness. The minty taste seems to then linger somehow - something I find lasts for at least 15 - 20 minutes afterwards whereas with other brands I've found it disappears almost instantly. Even when the minty taste has worn off, my mouth still feels fresh and clean until I eat or drink something.
I've probably been using slightly less per clean as I normally do - it is literally a little more than a pea sized amount. The tube doesn't give a particular measuring for adults but states that a pea size amount is recommended for children six and under. I've found that the pea sized amount works amply on me though! Previously I had been used to quite a large smothering across the brush so I've got more cleans per tube from this one too.
I feel that this toothpaste gives a complete clean - I feel that it sets to work in all the little places in my mouth as soon as I start to clean. I use a battery powered brush too - I don't own an electric one and I still feel the results are great. It's not just working on the more prominent parts of the mouth - it works well on the back of the mouth just as well. I can't honestly say that I've experienced such a complete clean with other toothpastes before now. I have always felt that I needed more than just brushing in the way of a mouthwash for that feeling of a deep clean. With this, I've not been using the mouthwash all that much, just as and when I've felt it necessary as my mouth has usually felt sufficiently cleaned and fresh. I have continued to floss throughout though, but that is something that I would do whichever brand I used.
Whilst the extra fresh claim is completely true, I unfortunately can't say that I've particularly noticed my teeth looking whiter which the 'complete care' says that it does. Nothing significant anyway. The other claims are that the complete toothpaste prevents tartar and cavities. Whilst I can't comment about the cavities as I've not been to the dentist recently (although I doubt I have any), I don't feel that the build up of tartar has been as much - definitely not behind the front lower teeth as I used to experience in that area quite a bit. I have been brushing in exactly the same manner too - for around 2 minutes per time.
I would recommend this toothpaste - I think I'll probably buy it again even when at full price, although I will try and shop around incase I can come across it cheaper in home bargains etc first because it's price is a little more than I would ideally like to pay. But, to me my teeth are important and as I feel this works well, I will pay more if needed. I've taken one star off just for the annoying screw lid and because it's not made my teeth much whiter but for cleaning power it's fantastic.
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In our house we do not tend to buy a specific brand of toothpaste but rather tend to buy whatever is on offer the day we run out. It was upon browsing our local supermarket recently that we spotted the Oral B 1-2-3 toothpaste on offer for £1 and so slipped a tube into our trolley. Oral B manufacture a variety of teeth products including toothbrushes and mouth wash and therefore it was in our opinion a safe choice for our teeth needs.
There are a variety of Oral B toothpastes, however for the purposes of this review I am reviewing the Oral B 1,2,3 as it is quite new to stores. This toothpaste comes packaged in a blue box which illustrates the 1,2,3 principle in larges letters on the front. Upon opening the box you are presented with a 100ml tube of toothpaste in a light blue shade to match the box with a screw top lid.
The 1, 2, 3 principle is simple and simply means that the toothpaste provides three functions which are as follows:
1. Anti cavity
Another important feature of this paste is that it is fluoride toothpaste and therefore strengthens teeth.
The cap of this toothpaste comes off conveniently by simply screwing round and a small silver seal protects the toothpaste inside upon first use. Upon opening the toothpaste squeezes easily out of the tube and is white in colour without the fancy particles that some other toothpaste has but functional still the same. This toothpaste is quite thick in consistency and smells, as you might expect, highly minty. To use, simply squeeze a strip of toothpaste onto a wet brush and gently scrub over the teeth before rinsing. Again all the standard guidance applies such as use only a pea sized amount for children.
The first thing that you notice with this toothpaste is the highly minty taste; this is in fact quite a pleasant taste and leaves the mouth feeling not only clean but also incredibly fresh with a feeling that lasts for about an hour. Therefore it scores full marks for the third 'freshness' stage.
As it leaves such a clean feeling and is proven by a number of dentist groups we have good reason to assume that it provides complete anti cavity protection, therefore full marks for stage 2.
The only function which I find slightly doubtful is the second function which is whiteness. Whilst this toothpaste did leave my teeth feeling very clean I did not notice a huge difference in the colour of my teeth but you could argue that as this is not a whitening toothpaste you would not expect great results.
It is worth mentioning that this toothpaste currently sells for around the £1 - £2 mark and can currently be purchased in Boots for £1.29 so it is quite a bargain in relation to some of the other brands which promise similar results.
To summarise, this is a great toothpaste for clean and fresh teeth and is also a bargain for the three step system, I have hence scored it 4 stars out of 5.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review!!
I have for a number of years now been using Oral-B products and so when I heard that they were releasing a brand new toothpaste I was keen to try it out and found it on offer in my local Asda for £1 I decided I couldn't go wrong but has it been a welcome addition to my oral care regime?
Oral-B is a highly respected and trusted brand in the oral care market and is well known for being the best at what it does when it comes to its products like electric toothbrushes and so this toothpaste is designed to be used in conjunction with these to give the best possible oral health care regime possible.
The Oral-B range of Pro-Expert toothpastes will all help greatly to protect against cavities, plaque and keeping fresh breath which I am sure with prolonged use you will find to be the case but I did not use this for long enough to find the kind of results I am used to from Oral-B.
I found Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste to be very gritty which left a very nasty and dirty feeling to my teeth and mouth.
This toothpaste was one of the worst tasting that I have ever used and as soon as I used it I knew I would not use it again and so binned it as my wife (who tried this too) said the same thing when she tried it.
Oral-B Pro-Expert was a toothpaste I managed to pick up on a deal of £1 which was due to this being a big promotion when they released this but having looked at the prices since the release promotions I have found it is around £3.50 for 75ml which is very expensive when you consider that 100ml of a brand like Colgate Total is around £2-£3.
The toothpaste is a very thick gel which I found to be unusual and not in a good way when I compare it to the feeling of other toothpastes I have used.
Overall I found this to be one of the worst toothpastes I have ever used as it tasted awful and left my mouth feeling very gritty and dirty which is exactly the opposite of what I look for when I clean my teeth. The gel is too thick and a 75ml tube is more expensive than a 100ml tube of Colgate Total which is one of the market leaders so for me this represents poor value.
Up until a few months ago I had been wearing braces on my teeth for 3 years, this has left my teeth looking amazing compared to how they were so I made a pledge to myself that I would look after my teeth even more now. So the day the braces came off I went straight into town and purchased an expensive electric Oral-B toothbrush. I have always considered Oral-B to be a very good brand so when I noticed that they had launched a toothpaste I was eager to try it.
I purchased the Oral-B complete extra white toothpaste as I am always looking for ways to help whiten my teeth as the braces did leave them a little stained. I purchased my toothpaste from Boots at a cost of £1.25 for a 100ml tube, this was on a half price offer to launch the new toothpaste range.
The toothpaste comes in a plastic squeezy tube with a screw cap lid. It is really easy to dispense the toothpaste onto your toothbrush, but I would say that I do prefer flip caps on toothpaste rather than screw top ones as they are much easier to open and close.
The toothpaste itself is a thick blue gel with small flecks of white in, I think this must be the whitening part of the toothpaste. It does have a very minty fresh smell which you notice as soon as you start to squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube.
The toothpaste does have quite an odd taste, it is minty but has a strange aftertaste. The paste does foam quite a lot once you start brushing which makes it feel like it is cleaning all of your mouth. I have not really noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth from using this toothpaste which is a shame as I was hoping it would improve them. Overall I don't think I will buying this toothpaste again it just didn't live up to my expectations of what I expected from Oral-B, I think they should just stick to making the toothbrushes which I am very impressed with (review to follow)!
A couple of weeks ago I was running low on Toothpaste when I spotted this in my local Poundland store costing of course a pound a tube. The recommended price on the box this tube comes in though says a pound on it (whether that is the recommended price for a limited time only or not I'm not entirely sure) and for an Oral B product that price surprised me a little and so I bought a tube.
As a smoker I want a whitening toothpaste and this seemed a good and very reasonably priced option to me!
The tube comes in a light blue box and on three sides of that box we are told that it is Oral-B Fluoride Toothpaste and that the size of it is 75ml and that it has a 'Fresh mint flavour' and is Anti-Cavity, Whitening and gives freshness then on the back of the box ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The tube is white and blue coloured plastic with a screw on/off lid/cap to one end of it and again on one side of it we are told what it is and the size is stated etc and on the back of it once again ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer (Procter & Gamble) are listed. Nice easy to squeeze tube this is and it looks like a working product than something gimmicky or posh to sit on your bathroom shelf!
The toothpaste is white and smooth an of a really good consistency and squeezes out the tube effortlessly. It is as minty in flavour as it smells and really fresh in mint taste though not too harsh, it really wakes the mouth up and freshens breath for a good hour or so too after using it.
With this of course you can use it up to twice a day, and only need a pea sized amount of it, it kind of lathers up in the mouth somewhat and feels smooth as it goes and thats it, once brushed rinse and your ready to go!
Well like I have said already this really does invigorate the mouth, isn't too abrasive so feels comfortable to use and has a nice enough though strong flavour to it. Yes it freshens my mouth and feels like I've deep down cleaned them. As for whitening well I have found my teeth to appear a little lighter in colour and with a nice sheen to them without ripping the enamel off them and although I can't vouch for the fact that it helps to prevent cavities I can say that I feel like there is less plaque resting on my teeth for longer after using this and I am pleased that my teeth and gums, in general feel healthier.
This is a superb quality product, with lots going for it! I really like it and anything that makes my teeth appear whiter is really a big bonus to me so this gets a big thumbs up!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.
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I'm pretty sceptical when it comes to toothpastes, I remember being told by my mother that 'any toothpaste will clean your teeth if you brush long enough'... that was her justification for buying the cheapest paste she could get her hands on.
I take an interest in anything new; I am often found browsing Boots for the little red 'NEW' stickers. I'm like a colour blind magpie! So I come across this toothpaste, it had its own stand (in my experience that either means it's going to be the greatest product in the shop, or the one they want to shift pronto). I had a quick glance at it but to be honest it went straight in my basket just because it was 'new'.
I purchased the Pro Expert All-Around Protection (clean mint) version of the range; they also have a sensitive one, a gentle whitening one and an enamel shield version. They also do the All-Around Protection in mild mint. It cost me £2.00 per tube but my understanding is that it will retail at around £3.50 a tube, whilst that is twice the price I would usually pay for a toothpaste after trying it I am converted to the Oral B Pro way!
The packaging is what you would expect, pictures of nice white teeth and several claims of excellence. The product also has all the usual health warnings regarding usage. I am not going to bore you with them as anyone who has ever read the packaging of a tube of toothpaste will know them already! Needless to say I was impressed with the claims.
* Prevent Cavities
* Prevent Plaque
* Prevent Gum Problems
* Build increasing protection against painful sensitivity
* Prevent Tartar
* Whiten teeth by removing surface stains
* Prevent Enamel Erosion
* Freshen Breath
I would hate to give a review on something that I have not fully experienced so I will be unable to tell you if it can prevent cavities, plaque, gum problems, painful sensitivity, tartar and enamel erosion. However I will say that the product certainly whitened my teeth after three weeks of using it, granted it wasn't a massive difference but I could see that with continued use it would improve the appearance.. My breath has never been reported as 'bad', but sometimes you just know it's not the freshest, and I can honestly say this product eliminated any kind of worry that my breath wasn't its best. I actually had a bit more confidence in myself, knowing I could speak closer to someone without that awkward moment when you wonder if you're at your best.
As for the claims that I have not fully experienced, I can see this product living up to them, if it does then it will revolutionize dental care in my opinion.
After using the product (three minutes with a pea sized amount using an electric toothbrush) I immediately noticed that my teeth were cleaner than they had been for a long time. They felt so shiny and clean. I spent about five minutes just inspecting them! As the days went on they continued to remain clean with twice a day brushing.
The product has a great clean taste, it was slightly clinical in taste at first but I soon grew to love it. The texture was unique to any toothpaste I have ever tried; it contains small granules that dissolve after around one minute in your mouth. I found it a bit like chewing on sand at first but again I soon grew to like the texture. The small granules seem to help clean your teeth, they certainly do something anyway!
All in all I would say that this product is going to be huge, it deserves to lead the market even with its hefty price.
Since purchasing Tesco own brand of protech toothpaste and being very happy with it, my attitude towards toothpaste has changed. Prior to this I would always stick to the leading brands such as Colgate or Aquafresh, however I am much more likely to try other brands now. A while ago, when needing new toothpaste, I was going to purchase the Tesco own brand again, when I noticed they had this Oral B 123 toothpaste on offer for a very reasonable 50p, although it usually retails at just under £1.30 for 100ml tube.
This Oral B toothpaste is called 1 2 3, because it is meant to offer three different functions. Firstly, it is supposed to offer anti cavity protection. Secondly, it helps with the whitening of your teeth, and thirdly, it leaves your mouth feeling fresh.
In terms of helping to protect against cavities this toothpaste is meant to fight the bacteria so there is less acid which causes the cavities. In regards to whitening ORal B claims to remove up to 96% of staining within a couple of weeks of use as well as helping to prevent new staining. Finally in tackling breath issues, this product claims to reduce bad breath by up to 71% after three weeks of use. As well as offering these three functions, this Oral B is also a fluoride toothpaste and has a fresh mint taste.
I find this toothpaste very pleasant to use in terms of taste. The freshmint taste is refreshing and I do feel that it leaves my breath fresh for a good part of the day. I always carry a stash of tictacs with me, and there are certain toothpastes that within an hour of using I still like to take a tic tac to keep my breath fresh, however I don't tend to do this with this toothpaste, which means it must be having a positive effect on keeping my breath fresh. In terms of whitening, I cannot say that I notice a huge difference on my teeth - and I have been using this for a couple of weeks now, however it isn't doing any harm to the whiteness of my teeth. In terms of cavity protection it is difficult to tell how much it is protecting against this, but certainly I feel that after using this for a couple of weeks my teeth feel very clean, my breath feels fresh and I like using it, as well as the fresh taste that it leaves in my mouth. With the price that I paid for this toothpaste I really don't think you can go wrong in using it, and as I sad at the beginning, I am much more willing to try out different toothpastes now other than the usual colgate or aquafresh varieties.
I bought this oral b toothpaste last weekend, only because it was on offer half price. It was £2.49 originally, and I paid £1.24 half price. I thought that wasn't bad for a proper brand of toothpaste, I usually go for Tesco's own for 60p!
I am quite impressed with this toothpaste, you definitely get what you pay for, the cheap one I use, I really don't think I could go back to it now after using this oral b one!
The toothpaste came in a 100 ml tube, which had a top which you just unscrew. The tooth paste I actually picked up is the extra fresh mint kind. It is a blue and white stripe when you squeeze it out, and it looks really good quality.
The taste was nice, I thought it would be really minty, a lot more than it was considering it states it is 'extra fresh'. It was a nice subtle mint flavour, not strong at all but enough to give it a nice flavour. It leaves your breathe feeling fresh and clean, but you don't get that lingering strong mint taste, so you cant eat anything afterwards. I found I could eat more or less straight away and my food didn't taste funny!
It didn't leave a nasty aftertaste, just a nice fresh and clean feeling, which lasted most of the day. My teeth felt really clean and it just did what a toothpaste is meant to do!
It didn't foam up too much in my mouth either it was a nice consistency to clean your teeth with. The toothpaste is very smooth it isn't thick at all, and if you squeeze the tube it feels more like a gel in there. I hate it when you get really thick and sticky toothpastes as it is hard to clean off your toothbrush or your sink if you drop any! This one isn't sticky at all, it is really smooth and soft.
I would definitely try other flavours of this oral b toothpaste, it was definitely worth the £1.24 I paid, and I will definitely pick up another few tubes if they are still on offer next week in Tesco!
I don't really have any complaints about this toothpaste, except the price is a bit steep at £2.49 when its not on offer, other than that, it's a great toothpaste!
I recently reviewed different toothpaste as I've been trying this new one for a while and wanted to give a good comparison. I'm not particularly brand-orientated but I do tend to find a good one and stick with it. As previously mentioned, I have very thin, sensitive teeth, which are loosing their enamel and therefore are very sensitive. My dentist thinks they can still be saved, so I do everything possible to help them. The problem is that most toothpaste's tend to be the same or are very expensive. I also find that any whiting paste is abrasive, which is the last thing I need with my teeth.
I would still like white teeth though and the fillings in the front teeth are very prone to discoloration so I am aware of that.
Browsing the bargains in my local co-op a few weeks back I found this toothpaste on offer for £2.00 a tube. Now that might not sound like a bargain to you, but this is high-quality toothpaste with a corresponding price. The actual product is called Oral-B Pro-Expert and on the box it also states in large lettering 'Sensitive + gentle Whitening. The box itself is blue with a light pink section across the front with the Sensitive writing and logo. There were three types on offer that day so this one stood out. But would it live up to its claims?
Along with the wording,' antibacterial and fluoride toothpaste ', it also says;
Dentists approved for
On the reverse side is a picture of teeth and where the toothpaste helps with a particular aspect of hygiene. I don't believe in listing every ingredient but this has a lot of ingredients, although alcohol isn't one of them. This has the usual warning about too much fluoride and gives the amount. This isn't just adult toothpaste either; children over six can use a pea-shape amount.
I started with enough paste to cover my teeth; I find this better than putting a dab on my electric toothbrush. I use it for a minute, which is what my dentist recommends for me. The paste tastes of mint, which is the flavour, I chose. This felt quite mild in taste, and wasn't runny as others I've tried that offer protection of enamel loss. I think the thinness might have something to do with that; some pastes can be very abrasive.
I have to very careful around some fillings as I have a temporary one awaiting a crown. I didn't have any problems with this; it glided over them with no effort.
After rinsing I felt the usual effects of food debris swilled out. Now I use a soft brush for the other minute and my teeth are tingling but not in a bad way. In fact they feel a bit like my hair after it's been rinsed squeaky-clean. Running my tongue over them also feels comfortable, but do I see a difference straight away?
Actually I do, unless it's just that I didn't feel so worried about the line between a filling and a tooth. So maybe I just made more of an effort.
Two weeks on I have found a huge difference. My teeth are much whiter and the small parts of fillings blend in well. I haven't had any weakening of enamel, in fact I feel much more confidant about brushing my teeth than ever before. I am still using my other brand as my own dentist recommended it, but I'm going to mention this new one on my next visit.
I've taken some of this from my diary. It's now four weeks since I first tried it and I'm honestly amazed at the results. My teeth feel stronger and they are definitely whiter. What's more, I feel more able to brush for longer and so I get a better effect than before. I have lost so many fillings over the last six months that I was getting afraid to go back to my dentist. It wasn't anything I was doing, I just kept finding I hadn't enough tooth left to hold a filling. My case is pretty extreme, given that I have some health problems that do affect both my teeth and bones in general. Half my front teeth have fillings, so you can see what a relief this is to me.
I'm very optimistic about this; in fact I think I might just have found the perfect toothpaste. This toothpaste took 15 years to develop so I expect to see more reviews about this before long. If my dentist allows then I'll be using this from now on.
Strongly recommended for anyone with problem teeth, this is one in a range of toothpaste for various purposes. I paid £2.0, this is retailing at £3.86.
©Lisa Fuller 2011.
The toothpaste is made by Oral-B and is called Pro-expert. There are actually 5 different toothpaste's in this range; how-ever I will go into a bit more detail about each one later. The toothpaste I am reviewing is the All-Around-Protection and is clean mint. The toothpaste claims to protect the areas that dentists check the most. The toothpaste is antibacterial and fluoride and helps with Cavities, Gums, Plaque, Sensitivity, Enamel, Tartar, and Whitening & Breath. The tube of toothpaste comes in a blue cardboard box which can be recycled. The tube itself is a mixture of light and dark blue colours and states on the tube what the toothpaste will help with. The tube is 75ml and this is the only size that the toothpaste comes in, so it's quite small compared to the average toothpaste tube. It has a white screw lid which has grooved lines from top to bottom. Before using the toothpaste you of course need to remove the silver foil which protects the toothpaste form being tampered with.
I purchased this about 1 month ago when it was on offer in boots. This will cost you about £3.49 for one 75ml tube of toothpaste, this is a lot more expensive compared to other toothpaste's which can be cheaper and I larger/standard sized tubes. These are currently on offer in boots on 3 for 2 on selected dental items.
***OTHER PRODUCTS IN THIS RANGE***
You can buy the following toothpaste which is also in the Pro-Expert range.
* Oral-B Pro-Expert Whitening
* Oral-B Pro-Expert All Around Protection Mild Mint
* Oral-B Pro-Expert Sensitive & Gentle Whitening
* Oral-B Pro Expert Enamel Shield
***USING THE TOOTHPASTE***
As soon as I removed the silver foil seal from the tube I could smell the toothpaste. Although on the front it says Clean Mint, there wasn't really much of a minty smell coming from the tube. I squeezed the tube and the toothpaste came out quite easily onto my tooth-brush. The toothpaste itself is a bright blue colour and you can see grainy bits in it, which look white. The toothpaste is maybe a little thicker compared to other toothpaste's I have previously used.
I have an Oral-B toothbrush, so it does a good job of cleaning my teeth anyway, but I was hoping this would help with all the things listed on the tube such as whitening, plaque and the other things. As soon as I started brushing, the smell of the toothpaste got stronger. It definitely didn't taste minty to me but I think this is because it does state on the tube that's it's also an antibacterial toothpaste, so I think this probably tastes more of that than it does mint. The toothpaste foamed up nicely in my mouth and felt as though it was giving my teeth a good clean. After brushing I rinsed out my mouth and had a look at my teeth.
My teeth did look a bit cleaner than they would normally, this may be due to the grainy bits in the tooth-paste which may do a better of cleaning the teeth compared to normal toothpaste which don't always have these bits in them. My teeth definitely felt clean and smooth and my mouth felt clean. My mouth did feel fresh how-ever not minty fresh, it did have that strong anti-bacterial taste which I don't think some people will like very much, it does take some getting used to and I'm sure it will get better with each time you, use the toothpaste.
I think this is good toothpaste and does do a very good job of cleaning your teeth. I have been using this toothpaste for about 1 month now, twice daily and I think my teeth do look a little white than before. I have also got used to the taste of this toothpaste now and it doesn't taste too bad now I have got used to it. I will continue to use the toothpaste and perhaps try some of the other one's in this range as well. If you want minty toothpaste, then don't give this a try. If you feel like a change of taste, and want to try a good, new toothpaste then make the most of it whilst it's on offer.
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As a die hard Colgate user I was horrified when my mother brought in Oral-B, I thought oh no this stuff isn't going to clean my teeth properly how will I cope with this cheap imitation? How wrong can a person be the first time I used it I was skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised at how refreshing it was and I'm planning on buying another tube when this one runs out.
Packaged in a blue thin cardboard box with Oral-B in big white letters in it, it housed a 100ml tube of toothpaste with a round flat lid and was squeezable, as I found out later the reason it was bought was because it was on offer at my local supermarket for just £1 although it's normally priced at about £2.49 which is a bit steep in my opinion.
The lid was easy to remove and inside the paste was a bright white as with most toothpastes, it was thick in consistency and spread easily over my toothbrush.
When in use~~~~~
As I said before I was pleasantly surprised when I used this product it had a refreshing peppermint flavour that wasn't too over powering and didn't "burn" like other toothpastes have in the past as I have senstitive teeth. It seemed to "burst" in my mouth and left my teeth feeling clean, sparkling and fresh I couldn't stop smiling.
As with most products there is mostly always a downside to it and with this product it's the tube itself the paste does dry around the lid and harden so it has to be picked out before use and when it starts to go down a bit it becomes difficult to squeeze out the toothpaste, but having said that it's a great product and well worth the money I paid.
Great product to grab while on offer at £1 but it's a bit expensive at full price, nice minty taste with refreshing overtones makes your teeth fresh for hours.
Oral-B have always produced toothpastes and this is reflected in the fact that reviews on these products go back some years. But my review is specifically on the Oral B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection range. Flavours include Clean Mint (thats a new twist) and mild mint, again im not sure why they just didnt use the usual peppermint etc- Tube come in 75ml for this particular range. You can also get a whitening version or anamel shield (Oral B`s version of Sensodine`s Pro-namel) all for the same price and volume.
Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection is an antibacterial & fluoride toothpaste clinically proven to protect all the areas dentists check most. Thats what the tagline says. I wonder how is can differentiate between what dentists check most and what they dont !!
Typically a tube will set you back £3.49 of your British poundal system sheets, but like most people and like the last reviewer I got mine on a 'just released' offer for about £1.80 a tube, so I jumped at the chance.
Now being a sweettooth as a kid my teeth paid the price and ive got lots of fillings. Nowadays I take seriously good care of them (apart from when I box) I use mothwash religously and have to clean twice a day or I get grumpy. Likewise the products I use have to be good, I dont buy cheap stuff, I buy expensive sensodine pronamal and listerine all the time, so this product had to live up to that. Being Oral B, a company that professional dentists regulalry use I gave it a chance.
Pwersonally I am happy with this product, but I dont think it would be for everyone. Mostly becuase it uses cleaning crystals. Allot of toothpastes do this now but the crystals in this are pretty harsh and big. So it gives you the feeling that you are chewing grit sometimes and that doesnt always feel good
Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection contains a POLYFLUORITE SYSTEM which, accordign to the schpeel consists of an antibacterial fluoride and 'Active Clean Crystals' to provide a unique cleaning sensation. They say you can feel it working, personally I couoldnt but my teeth did feel very clean afterward.
Oral B also claim to helps with 8, yes 8 factors
* Prevent Cavities
* Prevent Plaque
* Prevent Gum Problems
* Build increasing protection against painful sensitivity
* Prevent Tartar
* Whiten teeth by removing surface stains
* Prevent Enamel Erosion
* Freshen Breath
The taste is pretty harsh too, its almost industrial and so again it may not be for everyone, it doesn't just taste minty but there is also a hint of what I can only describe as the taste of the smell of germolene, or pepto-bismol, which I kindve wierdly like. Thsdi gives the over-all taste an almost clinical, clean and professional feel, like when you go to the dentist. The power of pursuasion !
The toothpaste is of good constancy, blue with white specks in it and you can always get a nice amount of froth when being used. My teeth do appear whiter too as my girlfriend commented on them shortly after I started using it. You wont also have any morning breath as the smell is potent and will last for quite a while. Any dryness of the mouth after brushing is kept to a minimum.
This review is for the Oral-B Pro Expert toothpaste which I recently bought and tried for the first time. Oral-B is not a brand I've ever thought about using regularly but I was interested in this primarily because it was reduced to £2 a tube. My local store also was heavily promoting this and there was lots of information about the toothpaste on advertising billboards nearby. I was extremely curious regarding the brand's claim that this toothpaste has 'enamel shield' techology which can "strengthen and protect enamel".
Oral-B manufacture several toothpastes including a children's range and their Pro-Expert range. The Pro-Expert range includes toothpastes for 'All Around Protection' and also includes this particular product which they call their 'Enamel Shield' toothpaste. This toothpaste is created specifically to solve the problem of enamel erosion caused by eating and drinking things like orange juice. The brand claim that with frequent use of this toothpaste you will build up a kind of protective shield against the acids in foods, thereby stopping the erosion of the enamel. This is an extremely important benefit since once you loose tooth enamel it can't be replaced.
My toothpaste comes in a 75ml tube. To me this is a small sized tube and I don't expect it to last long. I would prefer a larger sized tube. The tube is soft and squeezy and there is a screw off top at the end. This top has deep grooves to aid with removal. There is a little information on the tube about the toothpaste including ingredients and safety information. It says the toothpaste can not be used by children under the age of twelve. It also states that the toothpaste is "antibacterial and flouride".
The toothpaste is branded as being 'mint' flavoured. It is not like any other toothpaste I have tried though. It reminds me a lot of black bullet sweets. It definitely has a hint of aniseed in it. It makes my mouth feel as though it has been stung slightly and it feels both hot and cold! The flavour is a bit strange and takes some getting used to but it is not unpleasant, just different.
This is the most gritty toothpaste I have ever used. I recently used some Arm and Hammer toothpaste which I thought was pretty grainy but this is way grittier. You can actually see the lumps and bumps in the white paste when you put it on your toothbrush. The toothpaste is quite stiff and thick. When I put it against my teeth there is a funny sensation. I don't really have extremely sensitive teeth but they are a bit sensitive to cold things. Although the toothpaste isn't literally a cold substance it feels as though it is when I initially place it against my teeth and begin brushing.
I have a rule which is I don't use my electric toothbrush if the toothpaste is gritty as sI'm a bit paranoid I'll wear my teeth down so I've just been using this toothpaste with my manual brush. I find that in the beginning it's quite tough to brush but once the toothpaste is worked into your teeth and gums it's easier. There is an adequate amount of foam and bubble. I never find I need to spit out the bubbles until I'm totally finished brushing.
The toothpaste achieves a deep clean and leaves my mouth feeling fresh and 'blasted' out with cleanness! My teeth have a smooth feel to them and look bright and shiny. Whatever grittiness is in the toothpaste is washed away at the rinsing stage.
I feel good about using this toothpaste as I drink an awful lot of fruit juices and I am constantly worrying about the effect this will have on my teeth. I haven't noticed my teeth are less sensitive but I do at least have peace of mind that I'm doing something to stop the rot, so to speak. I think my teeth are looking good as I'm using this toothpaste and I do feel they look bolder and brighter.
Oral-B also claims to help prevent fillings, reduce plaque, stop gum problems and disease, prevent tartar build-up, whiten teeth and freshen breath.
I think this toothpaste is quite expensive but I think it has a lot of benefits. As for whether it's a pleasure to use, well, I have other favourite brands. I'm not overly keen on the extreme grittiness or aniseed flavour either, but I'd put up with it to save my teeth!
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Through life I have dodged from toothpaste to toothpaste and never really find that one differs from the other too much. I have favourite tasting ones but usually if one is a good bit less expensive than another then that's the one I buy.
One toothpaste that is regularly on offer and has a good taste is Oral B. I had used this in the past but had not seen it around for a bit then all of a sudden up it pops and at a very good rpice so I give it a go and the results are great too.
This paste has a very mild mint taste and leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and your teeth very smooth and clean. It can be a bit gritty in texture but I feel that helps with the cleaning and it does not worry me too much.
If you are looking for a good offer and you have a Semi-Chem store near by then you can pick up a 100ml tube for 69p as opposed to Colgate at 99p or others at a little under a pound also. You also get the option of a huge 200ml tube for only £1.19 as opposed to the costly £1.79 for Colgate.
This paste works as good as most that I have tried and tastes pleasant enough and is sold at great prices in certain places so it is a paste I recommend with great ease!