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Sainsbury's Fruity Sparkling Gel Toothpaste

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Brand: Sainsbury's / For Children / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      17.06.2011 21:31
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      A good value toothpaste

      Having a young child, we have installed the importance of brushing teeth into her from a very early age. In true form for a four year old who likes to act older than her years, we are often faced with strong opinions. one of which is what toothpaste she likes to use. I happened upon the Sainsburys kids range by chance one day, but when I realised it was sparkly, I knew it would be a hit in our house. Packaged in a tube with the lid at the base, this is a pretty toothpaste designed for both boys and girls in a fruity flavour rather than minty. I think once anyone sees the colour and glitter effects running through the red colour of the toothpaste, it will be more appealing to a little girl, but for anyone who doesn't like the mint flavour then this may be a good alternative. The toothpaste itself is a thick consistency, and you really only need a little bit to get a good lather going in the mouth. As it comes from the base of the tube, I find it really easy to squeeze without wasting too much. I have also noticed that there isn't as much dry toothpaste residue that you can get with minty paste. The screw lids fits well onto the tube preventing any extra air seeping through. When my daughter uses the toothpaste, I find that unless myself or she scrubs her teeth well then some of the paste doesn't dissolve into foam and comes out of the mouth in a solid deep red gel. This can be quite off putting when you look into the sink, so the trick I found is to make sure the teeth are brushed properly on first instance. The toothpaste will cost you a mere pound for 75ml, and that one tube has lasted us longer than I ever thought it would. We're still on the first tube after six months of brushing twice a day. Designed for children aged 3-6 years, this is the next step in toothpaste when moving on from the baby ranges. I find that when we are using this, the teeth are being cleaned as well as using any branded toothpaste. My daughter likes the delicate fruity taste, which according to her is nicer than having minty breath. I don't find her breath smells any better when using this as opposed to mint which she uses occasionally. Overall I think due to the price this is a very competitive toothpaste to buy, and you could do worse when shopping around to get a good deal. Branded children's toothpaste can cost upwards of two pounds a tube, so what are you really paying the extra for?

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        16.11.2009 23:42
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        Give it a try!

        Mmmm! Sainsbury's Fruity Sparkling Gel Toothpaste is amazing. This stuff is absolutely delicious and available for very cheap indeed, (well at least relatively, if you can afford to shop at Sainsbury's.) It is absolutely great value for money and you get really good bang for your buck in terms of both quality and quantity! (less than 70p for a 75ml tube) I know this stuff is primarily aimed at kids but I like to use it anyway, despite being well into my twenties! There are very few decent flavoured toothpastes on the market these days that aren't either ridiculously childish novelties or overpriced tubes of nonsense. This stuff tastes great, exactly like strawberries, and you never get sick of it. You don't have to use too much at any one time either so its long lasting. Its aesthetically pleasing, whitens teeth and helps to fight cavities. The only one criticism I have for this otherwise tremendous product is that once you get to the very bottom of a tube of it, the flavour seems to have gathered at the bottom and formed a crust, which can come out of the tube in a very unpleasant, hardened yet slimy way which proves a really nasty sensation on the tongue and teeth, and probably doesn't do your mouth any good. This is only for approximately the last, or if you're a tightwad, second last usage of the toothpaste. Otherwise its a wonderful product and leaves your mouth smelling fresh and your teeth a lovely brilliant white. Strongly recommended for those in touch with their inner child.

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        08.02.2009 23:49
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        A good buy

        I have two grandchildren who live with me (with my daughter, their mum). The little girl will use mint toothpaste but the boy refuses. He absolutely hates anything mint and it has been so difficult to find an alternative flavour. So when I saw Sainsburys Fruity Sparkling Gel Toothpaste I popped it into my trolley. They both absolutely love it. It is in a see through tube and has tiny sparkles inside the gel. Its a great product and gets children more interested in mouth and teeth hygiene. I would advise any mum or nan to give it a try. I cant remember the exact price paid but I know it wasnt a lot. Good value for money and a great little incentive to teeth brushing. Would be nice if they brought out a few more flavours as its a good little product that children will go for and enjoy using. Well done Sainsburys.

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          31.01.2008 11:51
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          a great fruity tasting toothpaste for little teeth

          I was always buying my boys good toothpaste as I suffered with bad teeth myself when I was young and did not want them to go through the same problem. On a visit to the supermarket to buy some more I found they had not got my usual choice so this is the one I opted for. Sainsbury's fruity sparkling gel toothpaste comes in a clear plastic tube with a white cap on the bottom so that it stands on this. The contents is a pinky red colour which my 3 year old is very pleased with as red is his favourite colour, there is also a little sparkly in the colour. THE CONTENTS The toothpaste is actually a gel which comes out quite thick. The opening to the tube is not as wide as a normal toothpaste which is good as it means loads of the gel does not come out all at once and ends up being wasted. On the front of the tube is a picture of a pink alien with the title of the toothpaste. On the reverse we have the ingredients, contents and directions for use. INGREDIENTS Sorbitol, Aqua, Hydrated Silica, PEG-32, Aroma, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Lauryl, Sulphate, Sodium Momofluorophosphate, Sodium Saccharin, Calcium, Glycerophosphate, Mica, CI77891, CI17200, CI42051. DIRECTIONS Use a pea-sized amount on your toothbrush and brush for approximately 2 minutes. INFO Sainsbury's claim on the back of the tube that this toothpaste has been developed for children and use a mild and gentle formula, they also say that this paste along with regular brushing help reduce plaque and decay. MY OPINION My boys absolutely love this toothpaste, they find the flavour is very nice, a fruity taste and this has helped getting them to brush their teeth. There is also a very nice smell which reminds me of strawberry. I was a bit dubious when I first got this new toothpaste but my Aunt, who is a dentist, has assured me that the shop own brands are just as good as the more expensive and well known ones. All she recommended that I look out for is that there is no added fluoride in the paste as they are a bit young to have this added yet and they should get all they need in the fluoride department from drinking water. I would definitely recommend this product and especially as it was only 68p for a 75ml tube which usually last us approximately 3 weeks, that is with 2 children both using it twice a day. If you would like any more information about this product then check out Sainsbury's web site at www.sainsburys.co.uk I also have this review posted on Ciao! under the same name.

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