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...]

Crest Complete Whitening +Scope Citrus Splash Review

Crest Complete+Scope Citrus Splash

Flavoring toothpaste isn't the same as flavoring food products. Number 1, toothpaste isn't ingested and has different regulations than a food product. Number 2, toothpaste is typically basic and most food products are acidic. ¬†Mint oils and especially menthol are extremely stable and hold up well in basic and acidic conditions. Therefore, besides the fact that mint freshens breath, it is a good flavor choice for toothpaste. I imagine, though, that there are some people who want choices and feel like mint toothpaste is too harsh or not pleasant. Recently, Crest complete launched a Citrus Splash flavored toothpaste. ¬† It has an aroma reminiscent of St. Joseph's baby aspirin, a creamy sweet orange flavor. Those of us born in the 1960's, before … [Read more...]