I wasn't sure of which paste to purchase between Crest 3D White and Colgate Optic White. The Optic White caught my attention because of vibrant red so I decided to purchase that one. Unfortunately, I noticed no difference in how white my teeth were after using the tube. However, the paste was nice and foamy and did leave my mouth feeling very fresh.
Love and an avid user of Crest 3D White, but this new product in the bold red box caught my eye and I was lured in by the whitening claims. After finishing one tube, my verdict is not to repurchase. This toothpaste has the oddest warming/slightly burning sensation which creeps me out. The biggest reason I will not repurchase is due to the lack of whitening and sadly my man even told me that my teeth were looking duller and less white then usual. Got to love the honest people in your life that will tell you like it is. After switching back to my ol' faithful Crest I started to notice my white smile coming back with 2 weeks.
I've been using Crest 3D White for quite some time and love it...I just happened to see the Colgate Optic White on sale and I had a coupon so I thought I'd give it a try.
I sure was surprised the first time I tried it when it felt warm as I brushed my teeth! I thought I was crazy! I didn't mention it to anyone in my family and finally, within the week, my husband and daughter both asked me what was up with the hot toothpaste!! Yay, it wasn't just me!
I really didn't like the warm feeling at all. I tried to continue, I wanted to see if it would be any good at whitening. I did notice my teeth becoming sensitive, which doesn't usually happen with just whitening toothpaste so I stopped using it and used Pronamel for a while.
I hate to waste anything so I've recently been using a small strip of this toothpaste on my brush along with another strip of Crest 3D White on top of it and that lessens the warming effect.
I definitely will not repurchase this.
I've been using this for three straight weeks and haven't noticed any whitening effects whatsoever. My teeth are more sensitive though. Usually I like to chew on ice, but since using this product, the cold goes right through my teeth. Ouch. Guess I'll stick to Crest White Strips.
Having had great success w/whitening strips in the past, I was hoping that this paste would be a more convenient method of whitening, since it supposedly contains the same ingredients as strips. I did not see any noticeable whitening or brightening results, even after use of two full tubes. I did, however, develop major gum/teeth sensitivity to cold foods/drinks. In all fairness, I did have some gum/teeth sensitivity when using strips, but it wasn't as intense & IMO was worth it b/c the strips actually worked! I definitely won't re-purchase & will stick w/strips in the future.
I'd give this a 3.5 if I could. My teeth naturally aren't the whitest, so I'm always on the lookout for the latest and greatest whitening products. I get lazy and forgetful when it comes to whitening strips, so toothpaste and mouthwash are the only things I use to whiten my teeth. I heard good things about this toothpaste and I got sucked in by the red tube, and I was really excited to try this.
As far as whitening goes, this works better than many other toothpastes I've used. I noticed a slight difference, but nothing drastic. I like the consistency of this toothpaste as well -- I got the white paste-y kind in Sparkling Mint; I'm not sure if the blue formula is any different. But I did have some issues with this. The first few times I used this, it BURNED. It felt like I was brushing with a whole bottle of Listerine. This stopped after the first few uses though, so I guess I just got used to it. Also, I believe this toothpaste irritated my gums. I started noticing my gums feeling more sensitive, sometimes burning and stinging throughout the day, and the only thing I had changed was my toothpaste. I know white strips can really tear up your gums, and considering this has the same active ingredients as whitening strips, I'm guessing that's the problem.
I will repurchase this despite the issues I've had, because I've noticed more results with this than any other toothpaste. But I'll definitely still be looking out for something that works as well without irritating my mouth so much.
This is the worst tooth paste I have ever used in my entire life. It tastes bad it makes my teeth feel gritty and just overall did nothing for me. My husband and I were both using it and it didn't do not one thing for either of our mouths
Ok, first of all I was having a whitening dilemma. I have great teeth but they were yellowish and I really hated it. I had tried several whitening toothpastes in the past and it seemed like I was fighting a pointless battle. I started using the Plus White 5 Min Whitening Kit and it did make a noticeable improvement. But none of the tpothpastes I was using was helping with the whitening. Some of the pastes I used were Colgate Total Whitening, Crest 3D White, Aquafresh Advanced 2x Whitening, and these never worked. I went to the store to buy a new tube, and immediately started comparing the ingrediants between the Optic White and 3D White. The major difderence I noticed is that the Opti White contained pure hydrogen peroxide while the 3D White contained a broken down form of it. So I got the Optic White and I was impressed. To my surprise this stuff does honestly work. BUT, the one thing you have to remember is that you have to continue to bleach or whiten your teeth at least once a week. I sadly havent done it in a month so I need to use my bleaching kit agan this week sometime. But I would recommend this toothpaste and to anyone else with the same problem I had, expect a good result in about a month. Ive only used this paste for about 2 weeks or so so I cant wait to see how much of a difference it makes when the tubes done.
I used an entire tube of this and noticed no significant whitening of my teeth whatsoever . The price is great compared to other whitening toothpastes out there and the taste is pleasant but overall, I was not impressed.
Not impressive at all for whitening. There is a lot of foam if that is a positive for you. I actually get better results with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda toothpaste and it is much cheaper. Crest White Strips really do the job for me and since I am not much of a tea or coffee drinker, I do not require them very often. White Strips have gotten more expensive over the years, supposedly justified by the un-needed "improvements."