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Colgate Optic White Toothpaste Review

Ever tried a whitening toothpaste??

I have been dreaming of a whiter teeth since I was gifted with a yellowish one. What I hate most is that when I started to have braces, it turned to be more yellowish. To boost the ego of yellow smile community, my dentist told me that yellowish teeth are stronger than people with white teeth. But still who wants to smile on pictures when you are carrying a sweetcorn in your mouth?? :)

I haven't tried any whitening toothpaste other than baking soda which they believe can lighten teeth but WTF, it tastes no good! It made my teeth sensitive to hot or cold drinks so I stop using it.

Recently, I saw a promising commercial that I think is the answer for my all time problem--the COLGATE OPTIC WHITE TOOTHPASTE.


Product to be reviewed: Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
Price: 107 Pesos/ 2-3$
Net WT: 75 ml/100g
Where to buy: Watson's, Supermarket, Drugstores
Where did I buy: SM Department Store (Watson's)
For: Teeth whitening

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The BOX:

Colgate promises to give "One shade whiter after one week."

It has whitening accelerators that safely exfoliate stains and polish your teeth surface.

When used regularly, it can also help in:
1. Fight cavities
2. Protect enamel
3. Remove plaque
4. Freshen breath

Flavor:

Sparkling Mint

Directions:

Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal or at least three times a day, 2 minutes each time.

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I have been using Optic White for almost 2 weeks now, after each meal (more or less 3 times a day) . Unfortunately I wasn't able to document since day 1, but I have a picture taken a month ago for comparison.


APRIL 2013 (Before using the product)

Pogi Points:

1. The box and container look elegant. It is catchy to the eyes. By just looking the box, and the idea that it is a teeth whitening, I thought the price would range from 300-400 Pesos.

2. I can say that it really lightens my teeth. I am just using this for 2 weeks and given I have braces, I can see results. It is not drastic but THERE is a minimal change. My teeth look cleaner.

3. What I love most about this is the price. It's just 107 Pesos but the tube is big. You can use it for 1-2 months. You're just like buying an ordinary toothpaste with its price.

4. Its availability is also a plus factor. You can buy it anywhere upon finishing your tube.

5. The taste is so good. When I encounter the word "whitening toothpaste," I always associate it with the taste of baking soda which is salty. But Optic White tastes like any products of Colgate. I guess there is only one flavor of it which is the sparkling mint but that minty flavor freshen my breath.

6. Aside from whitening, it also fights cavities, protects enamel and removes plaque.


3RD WEEK OF MAY 2013 (After 1 week of using the product)

Downside:

1. I had sores and cuts in my mouth on my first week of using this.

2. I think the ingredients are strong so if you have sensitive teeth or gums, don't use it.

3. Still don't know if it is permanent or if I stop using this product, I'll get back to my original shade.


Mr. Pogi says:

If you are under medications or have braces, please ask your dentist first. :)

Considering my braces, its price, taste and effects in my teeth, I would definitely PURCHASE another one. Even though it may not work for some, I would still continue using this because it is just like buying another brand of toothpaste.

I will give Optic White a POGI POINTS OF 4.5/5.0 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓.   

We'll see if my teeth will lighten more, after few months. :)



**I am not paid to do a review for this product. I bought this for my own.**
**What works on me may or might not work on you**