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Sainsbury's Totalcare Whitening Toothpaste

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

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      12.06.2012 13:31
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      Cleans nice indeed.

      I like to brush my teeth more than twice a day, to make sure they are perfectly clean, I do buy shops own brands because I think some of them are quite good toothpastes for the price. This toothpaste is my recent purchase of a shops brand. I bought this some time ago and only recently used it.

      The paste comes housed in a tube, it has a flip back top. It also comes in a cardboard box. The paste is a striped paste and is a mixture of turquoise and white colour. It is more of a gel paste. It has a really strong minty smell to it. Quite a pleasant smell and smells very refreshing.

      I just use a pea sized amount on my brush, it is a nice mild paste, it is a gentle paste too. It isn't too abrasive on the teeth. I find it is good for my gums and doesn't give that burning sensation or irritate them. More than a pea size is way too much paste for cleaning the teeth because it gives a good foam while brushing the teeth. It isn't the amount of paste on the brush that does the work, it is the toothpaste that does the work. This paste does all the work needed for a nice set of clean teeth.

      This paste cleans my teeth well indeed, I like the way it helps freshen my breath too, it is very easy to rinse from the mouth with no problems having to keep on rinsing to remove the paste. It isn't too strong a paste to brush the tongue area. I like to give my tongue a good clean too when I brush my teeth, I find it is gentle enough to brush my teeth for a good 2 minutes and my tongue at the same time. This amount of time is enough for it to work well indeed.

      The paste contains an anti bacterial agent which helps to fight against plaque and to fight bacteria in the mouth. The paste is quite a smooth paste and feels soft on the gums and teeth. It is mild enough for children to use, some of my grandchildren have used this paste and found it to be fine for their gums and teeth too. So it is a nice one for all the family to use.

      It does help to keep my teeth as white as possible but I haven't noticed they are any whiter since using this paste. But they are still white.

      It costs 75p for a 100ml tube, a good price for a toothpaste.

      I really like the results this paste gives for cleaning teeth, I highly recommend it if you are looking around for a cheaper brand of toothpaste. It is cheap but it is a good quality paste and good value for money.

      I will buy it again because I really like it for the price.

      I rate it 5 stars.

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      18.05.2012 09:01
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      I bought this toothpaste from Sainsbury's, it was one that I hadn't bought before and thought it was worth a try. As I am getting older I am finding that some toothpastes tend to burn my mouth and gums a little and so for this reason I have tried and tested quite a few over the past year or so. This one was the one that just caught my eye because of the name on the box.

      It comes in a cardboard box which is basic looking with just the name on the front. It is a tube with a flip back lid. I quite like the flip tops because it means I do not have to keep placing the top back onto the tube after use. A little lazy I guess but I much prefer the flip back.

      The paste inside the tube is a nice turquoise colour which has a white strip through the toothpaste. The paste is quite shiny and a kind of gel like paste. It has a really nice soft texture of which is really smooth on the gums and teeth. It also has a really nice fresh minty smell to it and one that smells really fresh.

      Only a small amount the size of a pea is all that is needed with this paste to brush the teeth, it also foams really well in the mouth to give for a really good clean. It is a gentle paste and not harsh on the teeth or gums. I find I can also keep brushing my teeth for a good couple of minutes without it burning my mouth. This is a method I have found in the past year that I have been unable to do because the paste has been too strong for my gums etc, but with this one I have found it to be very suitable. I find this one doesn't burn my mouth or gums at all and I am pleased it is a gentle one. It is easy to rinse too from the mouth in no time at all.

      It contains an anti bacterial agent that helps to combat plaque and bacteria. It is a whitening toothpaste and I have found that my teeth are no more whiter than usual since brushing with this paste, but it may need a little more time to whiten but I have seen no change in the colour of my teeth in the week or so I have been using this paste. It protects against cavities and fights plaque and decay and also maintains healthy gums. I have found my gums are perfectly fine since using this one. It freshens breath really well too. It is nice used before the mouth wash and I have found the 2 work really well together.

      For a 100ml tube it cost around 80p, I think this is a super price for a toothpaste and this one is well worth this price in my opinion. It is excellent quality and very good value for money and so affordable for most budgets. It is a lot of paste too for this price in my opinion.

      I have bought this paste once since my first purchase, that means I like it or I wouldn't have bought it again. I brush my teeth more than twice a day and after every meal I have eaten or a snack and I have found it to be a really nice one and one that feels really refreshing in the mouth. It does not burn my tongue when I brush it and it doesn't feel too strong a paste on my tongue as I have often found with other brands.

      When I run my tongue along my teeth I can that they feel nice and smooth and I know the paste has cleaned them adequately. I think this is a good family toothpaste. It does tell me on the back of the box that for a child 6 years and younger to use a pea size amount too. My little grandson has not tried this paste and so I cannot comment on how it feels for a young child.

      I highly recommend this paste for anyone looking for a nice mild, gentle paste for all the family to use. I have been very happy with the results and it has given me all the results that I expect from a shops own brand of toothpaste. I will buy it again in the future. You just cannot go wrong for just 80p for this amount of paste and one that cleans and refreshes really well.

      I give it 5 stars.

      Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        21.02.2012 17:45
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        A well priced product

        ~A budget priced whitening toothpaste~
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        Sainsburys have a range of dental care products which are produced under the stores own brand name. The range includes a Sainsburys own brand Total Care Whitening Toothpaste product. I have used this product at times when it has been a cheap buy, due to my usual favorites not being on an offer or deal. At times like this the product felt like a better buy than other products I like such as those made by Arm and Hammer, Colgate, Sensodyne etc. I have found that in use this toothpaste works well enough to help keep my teeth clean and fresh feeling although the actual whitening aspect of the product is not as good as with other branded products I have used.


        ~Using the product~
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        The toothpaste comes neatly packed in a simple cardboard box and consists of a plastic type tube which contains the actual whitening paste. The size and shape of the tube is easy to handle and contains 100ml of the product. The material used to make up the toothpaste tube is soft enough to be squeezed gently so as to allow a good amount of whitening paste on to a toothbrush when needed. As with many similar toothpaste containers, squeezing out the last few drops of paste can cause a little wastage, although this is no more or less than when I have used other similar products.

        In use I have found the taste and texture of the product to be reasonably good, with the toothpaste having a fresh feel to it and an even, easy to work with texture. I really like a nice fresh minty feeling toothpaste and as such I feel this product works fairly well as it can create a nice degree of minty freshness both during and after use. I like to use a nice amount of paste in order to achieve a fresh minty clean feel after brushing and having used this product I feel it is both easy and pleasant to use with it leaving my teeth feeling and looking nice and clean.

        The so called whitening effect of this product is reasonably good, although it cannot work miracles. I find that when I have used this toothpaste and compared it to my favorite Arm and Hammer whitening toothpaste product, this one does fall just a little short of being as good. Obviously this is down to personal experience and is in no way a slight on this particular product as overall results from this product seem to be pleasing.


        ~Rating and price~
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        This whitening toothpaste is very well priced at just 75p per 100mls of product making it a good value buy when compared to other more expensive branded products. As I have found this to be a product that gives relatively good results, leaving my teeth feeling fresh and clean, for a very fair price I feel it is worthy of a 4 star product rating. I would like the whitening effect to be a little better but at this price I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.

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        20.02.2012 00:47
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        Great supermarket branded toothpaste

        I am an big Sainsbury's fan. Since trying every supermarket going over the past 10 years or so, I've settled on Sainsbury's for the past couple of years. I find, personally, their value and own brand range are of a much better quality than other supermarkets and their vast-enough range of branded goods is second to none.

        Whilst I don't always find Sainsbury's amazing value, their decent value range mean if you're on a budget you can pay less and usually get a pretty good replacement for you're usual branded products. Usually Sainsbury's branded products are just as good, and sometimes better than their known brand rivels - with this totalcare toothpaste falling into the latter category.

        When drawing up an opinion of toothpaste I have a few catagories to consider; Value for money (how long it lasts), taste, cleaning power, how long it lasts and most importantly, is it helping me have healthy teeth?

        ------HEALTHY TEETH------

        The last one is important for me as last year I suffered from horrendous toothache. For a couple of months on and off I was a regular diet of painkillers and misery - culminating in a 24 pain-athon in which I didn't sleep until about 9am the following day when the emergency dentist opened and yanked out the nasher in question. During that time I brushed my teeth daily and varied the toothpaste I used a few times. The most annoying aspect of the toothache was during the night and before I slept - and I found different toothpastes had different results.

        Some, after brushing before bed would relive some of the ache stopping me from sleeping and I wouldn't wake up during the night, and others would have no affect at all - with me waking up countless times in pain.

        I'm pleased to say, despite being a supermarket branded product - brushing with Sainsbury Totalcare before bed does the job. In the two months I've been using it I have only had mild toothache. The switch from my former Colgate to this was not an instant fix, but it seems to be keeping it at bay. I don't visit the dentist enough (expensive, terrifying) to know if its having making an actual improvement, but in a few months of my own experience it seems to having a positive effect - one to rival, even out do the bigger brands.

        ------CLEANING POWER------

        Everyone wants white teeth, and I'm no exception. My teeth are not bad, but I am far from a Hollywood smile. A sign of a good toothpaste is if there is a noticible difference in color over time - and the quicker the better. Well, this toothpaste has helped my teeth stay looking OK, but has not whitened them up an amazing amount. I use tooth powder once a week to give an extra shine, as I've never really found a toothpaste to give amazingly white teeth - so although this tooth paste does not excel here, others also rarely do.

        -------VALUE FOR MONEY-------

        I picked this up for 75p, as an alternative to the bigger brands averaging about £1-£2 for the same 100ml tube, so its below average price wise. More importantly, it seems just as potent as big named pastes to I put just as much on the brush as I usually would. In the past I've bought value pastes and found them tasting weak to to compensate I've loaded my brush up more - no such problem here though. Between my girlfriend and I we get through a tube about every three weeks. 75p for 3 weeks seems like great value to me, especially for a bathroom essential.

        ------TASTE------

        Now, as far as I'm aware all toothpaste in usually mint flavor. However, in my experience even the slightest variation in flavor can be noticed. Some stronger pastes taste more chemically, some cheaper ones taste weak - this one tasted a little odd at first. Minty but a bit clinical, but now I'm used to it the taste is not noticeable. Its just tastes like standard toothpaste, nothing really to complain about.

        ------STAYING POWER-------


        Another big one for me. I like toothpaste to still linger in the mouth and leave breath fresh for as long as possible. I need to cope with; Shreddies, Coffee and about an hour of being angry and shouting in the morning. Not necessarily in that order. I also don't tend to drink a lot of water so often get a dry mouth - the enemy of good breath. This toothpaste more of less does the trick. Its still with me after the 20 minute walk to work and my breath is OK for a few hours, before I'm reaching for the mints. In this area I would say its above average - I've had some last a little longer and many last not as long.

        -------OVERALL------


        My and my girlfriend have been shopping sticking to a strict budget over the past few months. Some household essentials like toothpaste will eat up the budget, leaving little room for any extras or treats - so where we can we buy value - but are careful not to dip too much in quality. Luckily this toothpaste is cheap, so is barely noticeable within our budget and does its job to an more than adequate standard. Will be a fixture of our shopping basket for a while to go yet.

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        19.02.2012 21:12
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        Highly recommended

        There are so many different tooth based products available today, it can be bamboozling for a customer to try and make the right choice for their particular needs. When it come to me, I want a toothpaste that will not only successfully clean my teeth but keep them bacteria free for as long as possible between brushes. I use another product for whitening, (Eucryl toothpowder, I have recently written a review on this product) in fact I use many products in the hope of achieving those artificially White looking American teeth that I'm dazzled by every time I visit the USA.

        Having purchased a good number of these whitening products in the form of toothpastes, toothpowder, mouthwashes, bleaching products and blue light contraptions, I soon learn if absolutely any of them actually do what they promise on the packaging and 99.9% of them do not. I use this toothpaste not only for the promised whitening effects but more so for the reasons I stated above, actual oral health reasons, after all isn't that the main reason we all brush our teeth? (I should hope so anyway).

        As I stated in an earlier review, I thankfully have naturally White teeth but I always choose a toothpaste that has Whitening properties as it more times than not only cost a few pence extra when compared to the standard form of the same brand. 

        This is Sainsbuerys own brand of toothpaste and I happened to stumble across this as the price label caught my eye while shopping for toothpastes some time back (I don't tend to stick to one brand unless it's amazing, price is the main reason I would try something new) the price card read Sainsbury's Totalcare Whitening toothpaste 75p. For a whitening toothpaste that's very good value and it's a 100ml tube. Packaging wise it's not much different to any brand of toothpaste. It comes in the standard light cardboard box that is predominantly White with the Sainsbury's logo in red and the Totalcare logo in bold dark blue.

        The paste itself is contained in a squeeze tube with a white plastic flip top lid like on nearly every tube of toothpaste available on the market. I prefer the squeeze style of tube to their more fancy older brother the pump top, cylinder style dispenser. I hate not knowing if the container is fully empty or not. At least with the good old fashioned tube you can squeeze it from the bottom and roll the tube up towards the lid to ensure you get absolutely every speck of the product. I'm not stingy but if you pay for a product why through half of it out just because if a new fancy (less useful) package design. I use a strip of paste along almost the full length of the bristles of the brush. It has a pleasant, smooth texture and taste not at all chalky (something I despise in a toothpaste).

        I use this three times a day, morning, early evening and of course just before bed. It suggests using it twice a day like it does on most toothpastes but I feel that's too long between brushing. I always do it at least three times a day, more if I feel my teeth are coated after eating or drinking something heavy in sugar. I use this in conjunction with the toothpowder mentioned above for maximum results.

        Seeing my teeth were already White I haven't noticed any difference while using this product when it comes to that side of it. I have however noticed that it keeps my mouth fresh and clean and my teeth are supper smooth, and squeaky as a mouse. So for for that reason I will continue to use this very affordable, quality product.


        Thanks for reading :0) 2night

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          10.02.2012 16:21
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          A fantastic tube of toothpaste from Sainsburys.

          I am in my mid 20's now and I still have teeth that have no fillings or have had any work done of any kind. I did suffer with a wisdom tooth problem last year due to an impacted wisdom tooth but my dentist was very pleased with the quality of my teeth despite not visiting a dentist anywhere near as regularly as I should. I put this down to brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day and using mouth wash twice a day. These are all things that take just 10 minutes of my day and make a huge difference to my appearance when I smile and my overall confidence.

          Having clean teeth is not always a priority for everyone, sometimes due to cost, sometimes due to feeling too busy but I always make time for my teeth regardless of what I have going on. I use different toothpastes all the time in my never ending quest to find that perfect toothpaste (much like my quest for the perfect jeans actually) and this whitening toothpaste from Sainsburys is one that I found in the cupboard under my sink recently when my previous toothpaste had almost run out. The usual price of this is just 75p so I am guessing that this is what prompted me to purchase it as a just in case toothpaste.

          This toothpaste comes provided in a standard toothpaste tube with a plastic flip top lid. This comes provided within a cardboard box and has all the usual blurb about how it looks after your teeth and how you should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. To be honest I never bother to read the packaging on items like this any more unless they are marketed as being substantially different to something that I already use.

          I used to be a smoker so I am quite conscious about the colour of my teeth. They have improved drastically over the past year but that is probably because I am always trying some different whitening products such as toothpaste, mouthwash and even pastes that are designed to be left on.

          This toothpaste is much like any other really. It is to be used on a toothpaste for a recommend time of two minutes twice a day. I find that it foams up a little but not an over the top amount, this foam helps to make it feel like my teeth are being cleaned thoroughly and I can swish them around my mouth easily with the electric toothbrush that I use.

          Within around 3 weeks of using this I did feel like my teeth were noticeably whiter. It was not a huge amount and could just be because I have good oral health and no longer smoker, however this has improved more than I have noticed with some of the more expensive 'whitening' toothpaste brands. My breath is left smelling nice after using this and I do not feel the need to worry about breath mints when I head out for work in the morning or afternoon straight after brushing.

          Overall I am very pleased with the quality of this toothpaste. My mouth looks and feels clean and the whiteness of my teeth was increased over 3 weeks or so. The price of this toothpaste is absolutely fantastic with a 100ml tube being just 75p. This is one of the cheapest whitening toothpastes that I have seen and the best part of it is that it is actually helping my teeth become whiter!

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          13.01.2011 11:50
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          Great value whitening toothpaste that appears to of worked.

          Keeping your teeth clean and healthy should be a priority for everyone, and choosing a good quality toothpaste should be top of your list. On my most recent shopping trip, I decided to try out the Sainsbury's own brand toothpaste, partly because it was cheaper and also because I fancied a change. The only one they had left of there own brand was there Whitening toothpaste, so I picked up a tube of that.

          The box on the shelf is all white, with "Totalcare" in big blue letters on two of the sides. There is also a blue image on these sides, however I'm not too sure what it is meant to be. On the other two sides there is all the usual details and it also says that by using this toothpaste it will help to: "Fight plaque and decay", "Protect against cavities", "Maintain healthy gums" and "Gently restores the whiteness of teeth...". The tube of toothpaste contains 100ml of toothpaste and is 18cm long with a flick open cap on the end.

          I have used whitening toothpaste before and have noticed a difference, but this was with more expensive brands. I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and it seems to be noticing a difference. On looking in the mirror, it is hard to tell, but overall they seem a bit whiter and cleaner. Fresh breathe from brushing in the morning is one of my main priorities from toothpaste, as if you have bad breath in the morning, then it's only going to get worse through-out the day. I have found that this toothpaste has quite a minty flavour and leaves your breath slightly minty. It also needs to brush your teeth well and spread through your mouth with ease. There is no recommended amount to use, so I use about a 1.5 x pea sized amount. I find that it froths up quite well in your mouth and spreads through my mouth easily. It is easy to work it into all parts of my mouth, which is what you want in a good toothpaste.

          I expect this toothpaste will last quite a long time as for the time I have had it, there is still a lot left. I paid 79p for this tube, which is great value for whitening toothpaste. I can't say if it is as good as some of the branded whitening toothpastes as it is a hard comparison to make but I can say that it is a very good toothpaste and does what it says on the pack. Next time you are in Sainsbury's, pick up a tube and give it a try!

          5/5 for the good price, longevity and general good cleaning.

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