Colgate Total Advanced fresh+whitening fresh gel, flavor review

Colgate Advanced Fresh + Whitening Gel

An interesting fact about toothpaste is that it's considered a cosmetic product by the FDA. Toothpaste is something we place in our mouth and possibly ingest, but one of it's primary purposes is to freshen breath (cosmetic). Toothpaste without flavor is terrible. I know, I've tried it. It's very soapy and bitter. Usually toothpaste manufacturers add at least 1% flavor (mint oil) to toothpaste for the desired affect. In 2004, I moved to Washington state to work with mint oil. One of the major growing regions for mint in the United States is the Northwest. Approximately 3 million pounds of Peppermint oil are produced annually in the world, with the majority of that oil coming from the United States. The Mint Industry Research Council … [Read more...]

Colgate Optic White Sparkling Mint review

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Wow! Just one brush with this product and I'm sold. I have a good feeling that my teeth will actually be whiter in 4 weeks. In the past, I have used the expensive whitening strips and have found them effective, but as a busy mom not practical to use. Of course, I've inquired about teeth whitening at the dentist office, but can never justify taking from my kids College fund, just to have brighter teeth. How come I think this toothpaste will make my teeth whiter? After all, I only brushed one time with it. My reasoning is that it leaves a taste in my mouth just like the whitening strips, but not as unpleasant. Silly, huh, that it reminds me of a product that works to whiten teeth, I feel confident that it will whiten teeth. It's the way … [Read more...]