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Overview I have for several years now always purchased Signal toothpaste for my family. I like my family to brush their teeth twice a day, ( though this apparently is an awful lot of effort for a teenager to achieve) and I will normally brush mine again if I am going out to meet someone- no one like to think they are inflicting bad breath on the people they meet. The taste I prefer to choose Signal because it has a less strong and overpowering flavour than some others I have tried, although I still feel that my mouth is fresh. The taste isn''t described anywhere on the packet, but I would say it is Peppermint rather than spearmint, but it does not have that sometimes overpowering zingy aftertaste that other toothpastes have. I prefer this because the first thing I do after brushing my teeth is drink my morning cuppa, and I don''t want my tea spoiled !! The packaging I buy the family protection version of this toothpaste though there are many others which I haven''t tried. The one we like has a green banner both on the box and the tube inside stating Family Protection, and that it has active micro-calcium and fluoride. The tube is a standard white toothpaste tube with all the product details printed on it, predominantly in navy blue and red. It is a long plastic tube, sealed flat at one end and sporting a screw lid at the other. The product The toothpaste itself is of a nice creamy consistency which holds its shape well as it is squeezed onto the brush. As you squeeze out the toothpaste you notice that comes out in a two colour stripe: Red and White, with four stripes in all. As you start to use it however, the foam produced on your teeth is a fairly marked pink colour. This does not bother me at all, but some people may not like it, and certainly if you were to spill it onto a white shirt then it would notice. I have never had any issues with it staining either my towels or my clothes however, as it washes away easily. After use my mouth feels clean and fresh and my teeth feel smooth when I run my tongue over them. Size and Price The one I have in the house at present is a 75ml tube which I prefer to buy because I can then take it with me on airlines. Signal is also available in a 125ml size I believe. I pay between 1 - 1.25 p for my size which I feel is fairly competitive with other branded products. I will occasionally see it on a three for two offer as well if I am lucky. Conclusion I like this product and will continue to use it as it suits my family well. While giving a fresh and clean feeling, it is not overpowering or harsh, and the child inside me like the stripes!!
Signal Toothpaste has been around for donkey's years and I can remember my mother buying this when we were small.
I personally like this toothpaste because it does not claim to be anything other than what it is - toothpaste. It is cheap at only 69p from Home Bargains and is very widley available though I think it is possibly losing out in favour of the other more high tech toothpastes not currently on the market.
It comes in a simple white cardboard box which houses the paste and I like the fact that it is in two stripes - red and white. It is thick in its consistency and neither of the coloured stripes run into one another, which is a good thing.
It is kind to my teeth and helps to protect my gums and I am pleased to report that it leaves my breath and mouth feeling minty and fresh all day long and gives me confidence that I have a lovely nice bright smile and no smelly breath
Our son also loves this toothpaste, again I think because of the stripes. It foams nicely in the mouth, but not so much that it makes me gag and I am able to rinse and spit out afterwards very easily and simply.
A great cheap little standy toothpaste which I really do recommend.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Toothpaste is a topic of much controversy in my house with the four house members all preferring a different type. There's the sensitive toothpastes, the minty and lemony ones, the ones with little 'flakes' in (they look like glitter, no idea what that's all about), the whitening toothpastes, and so on.
Personally, I am quite happy to use any toothpaste as long as it is mint flavour (those lemon ones are horrendous, I'd prefer to use bleach), which is one plus point for this signal brand but unfortunately for Signal, one of few. Looking for other plus points I'd say that it is a paste and not a gel (I'm not a fan of those aerosol like toothpastes!). With Signal being a paste it is easy to get out of the tube and onto your toothbrush (it doesn't fire out and go anywhere/everywhere) and the texture and amount needed is the same as any other toothpaste (thick and a pea size).
Having experienced probably every toothpaste brand under the sun I can safely say that Signal doesn't leave my teeth feeling as clean as say, Aquafresh or Colgate, and this isn't a brand image problem. Don't get me wrong, Signal does clean your teeth (and you'll have a minty fresh mouth afterwards) but I've used rival toothpastes and felt a much cleaner sensation throughout my mouth than I have after using Signal.
Whilst being at home over the summer, I have used the products that my mum buys and therefore when it came down to the toothpaste, I was using Signal.
I had never heard of it before and am a bit funny when it comes to toothpaste as I don't like them to be too strong as it burns, or too weak as I feel it's done nothing. So when I came to try this product I was pleasantly surprised.
I am an Aquafresh girl myself and usually always use it and this toothpaste tasted quite a lot like Aquafresh also, so this pleased me.
The toothpaste comes in a box and the tube it is contained in, is pretty simple. It says signal on it clearly, so that you know what you are buying. The toothpaste itself is white with red stripes down it (the same as Aquafresh, but without the blue stripes too). It goes on to my toothbrush perfectly and brushes well. The taste is nice, though I do have to be careful I don't swallow it because of the fluoride included.
This retails at about 99p, but I haven't seen it in a lot of shops, so you may have to shop around. Id definitely recommend it however and would use it again.
Choosing a toothpaste that is suits your everyday needs is easier said than done. My front teeth are rather sensitive and the Dentist recommended using Sensodyne, the Dental Nurse kindly gave me a sample tube. I was told that you have to persevere with Sensodyne, the toothpaste doesn't offer instant relief but used over a period of time it supposedly calms the sensitivity.
Sensodyne averages £2.50 plus a tube and after using it for a month I felt that the benefits weren't great enough to justify the cost.
Some toothpastes have a nasty habit of making my mouth sore, so if I find one that leaves my mouth feeling fairly fresh and no soreness occurs after use then I tend to stick to using it.
Signal toothpaste was introduced to Europe in 1965, it is cleverly constructed, the two colours ( red and white ) are sufficiently viscous so they don't run into one another.
I think Signal may have been sidelined to a certain extent in favour of the more sophisticated toothpastes that are available on the market today.
The Signal toothpaste tube is packed inside of a thin cardboard box which can be opened from either end.
Whoever has designed the box did so with the `fresh feeling` in mind. The box is white with ocean blue `bubbly` water running to the right hand side, the words Signal Family Protection let you know what to expect from the product and a lengthy swirl of the stripey toothpaste runs along the packet.
A 100 ml tube costs around 86p, so it represents good value for money.
Signal toothpaste looks good as you squeeze it from the tube, a bold and firm paste that has clearly defined red and white stripes. A minty taste, though not too strong and as you start to brush it builds up a good refreshing lather. As you manoeuvre the toothbrush into all the awkward crevices the toothpaste stays on the brush and it certainly offers good staying power. One thing that stacks up in its favour for me is that it doesn't inflame either my gums or my mouth or make my sensitive front teeth jangle. Unlike some toothpastes that have hit the waste bin after a few uses.
Signal contains fluoride which helps to strengthen the enamel coating on your teeth. If the enamel coating remains strong then in turn it helps protect against tooth decay.
Signal toothpaste is one that the whole family can use, but whereas I lay the toothpaste along the entire length of my toothbrush any children would only need to use a tiny amount on their brush.
I brush my teeth twice a day, in the morning and again at night and as per Dentists instructions I change my toothbrush regularly and also splash out and buy a decent toothbrush.
OK Signal may not be the classiest of toothpastes on offer but from my point of view it still has a lot going for it. It is economical, mildly minted and keeps my mouth feeling clean and fresh with no gum or flesh irritation.
From the first tooth that I grew, like all mothers, my mother made sure that I cleaned my teeth well. For this twice daily task (in the morning after breakfast, and at night time just before I said my prayers) my mum always insisted that we use Signal toothpaste. I was always jealous of other kids who's mums bought Colgate minty gel, cause in my opinion it tasted nicer. I only know this, however, because in Primary 2 our old bat of a teacher insisted that we clean our teeth at lunch time as well. So in an effort to liven up this mundane task we used to swap toothpaste, cause swapping toothbrushes was just too gross a thing to consider, even at the age of 7! To this day, my mother insists on buying Signal toothpaste, and I have always thought that it was because she felt that it provided the best protection for our teeth. How wrong could I be? The other day I asked her why she always bought this brand, and she said "Because it's red and white!". Now, I'm used to my mother making such statements without developing further, so I wasn't particularly surprised. Finally I managed to get her to develop further - red and white is Man United's colours, and Michael (my oldest brother) is one of their most devoted fans. So there you go. Man United is responsible for me having cleaned my teeth for about 21 years with Signal toothpaste. I'm sure if they knew this that Signal would have to be paying them royalties or something. Even though my brother has lived on the other side of the world for the last 6 years, my mum still insists on buying Signal. Show's who was favourite in our house. Anyway, enough of my little stories, on to tell you about this toothpaste. Signal toothpaste comes in tubes and in dispensers (though saying that, I haven't seen that many dispensers in recent years) - the one we use contains 50mls of toothpaste. It is produced by Elida Faberge. The packaging is coloured
in red, white and blue, which seems to be a pretty popular colour scheme for toothpaste! The actual paste is white with little red stripes down it, hence the reason my mum buys it, and has a minty taste to it. The packaging claims that it provided family protection, which we can only assume means that it can be used by everyone, regardless of their age. They do recommend that for children under the age of 7 that a small, pea sized amount should be used along with supervised brushing to help prevent swallowing too much toothpaste. They also suggest that if you are using fluoride supplements that you should contact your doctor before using this product (this is because Signal already contains Sodium Fluoride). They say that it protects against decay, and that along with regular check ups with the dentist, Signal should keep your family's teeth protected. The packaging also claims that it strengthens tooth enamel and that it is clinically tested. The British Dental Health Foundation's symbol is placed on the back of the tube and they have recognised Signal as being "a useful aid in dental health care". Unlike some toothpaste's, Signal does not claim to protect your gums too, and in a day and age where we are all aware of gum disease, I think that it is important to have a toothpaste that will also protect your gums. It is also important to rinse your mouth out with water after using toothpaste, as we found out when my younger brother's teeth started to go yellowish. The dentist told us that if you don't rinse your mouth with water, that the toothpaste can corrode your teeth! Scarey thought! I have mixed views on signal toothpaste, on one side I can see that none of the kids in our family have any fillings and we all have been using this toothpaste for years, and on the other side, Signal fails to provide the gum protection necessary, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to gi
ve "old faithful" a 3 stars, for average.
I recently purchased Signal whitening toothpaste and was very unhappy with the results achieved after using the product for one month. There was no clear difference from my normal toothpaste despite having to pay a premium price over my normal brand. I am also unsure whether or not it is healthy for your teeth to have a certain amount of stains or tartar on them. Are consumers being sold a worthwhile and safe product? I used the tootpaste twice a day as I do with my normal toothpaste. I wonder if any other consumers have had similar experiences with this or other whitening oral hygiene products. The results of using this toothpaste have been less than satisfactory, indeed, I believe it yields no better result than regular paste, and therefore feel slightly ripped off, since it does not live up to it's promises.