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Like with many of the toiletries I purchase for our home, I tend to stick to branded products but I don't really want to pay the full price for them. Fortunately nowadays there are many stores available that allow you to purchase these items at discounted prices. The purchase of the Aquafrest Fresh & Minty toothpaste falls into this category.
This toothpaste promotes three qualities "Healthy Gums"
and also has the slogan 3 in 1 protection for what really matters.
This toothpaste comes in a 100 ml pump and with a simple press, releases a small amount of the toothpaste, being in a pump also has the advantage over a normal tube that there is little waste at the end of the pump and if like our children half of the content of a tube would be down the side of it!!!!
This toothpaste is a great way to get the children to clean their teeth due to the distinctive colouring of the toothpaste and they love the fact that it is Red, White and Blue. The taste of the toothpaste is very pleasant and produces a good amount of lather.
This 100 ml tube was purchased from Home Bargains and cost us only 99 pence which in my opinion is very good value compared to other retailers.
To summarise this is a good quality branded toothpaste which is efficient and effective in oral care, it is worth shopping around for to look for the discounted price.
I have tried using various different brands of toothpaste but aquafresh definitely has to be my favourite. Firstly, the flavour. It isn't too overpowering like some toothpastes, nor is it so minty that it is almost sour/bitty. I find that aquafresh toothpaste has as nice sweet minty taste that also leaves a lovely aftertaste once you have finished cleaning your teeth. As for the cleaning effect; after I have used it I always feel that my mouth is really fresh and clean, and my teeth are left smooth and shiny. I haven't had any dental problems in years so the toothpaste must be working well! The red and blue stripes make it look fresh and clean, although I have no idea why those colours are used. The texture is very smooth unlike other brands that have bits in them. It can be purchased in high street shops/supermarkets for around £4 which I personally think is a very reasonable price. Overall, I would recommend this toothpaste as it has looked after my teeth well, and I also enjoy the taste.
I've always switched between Colgate and Aquafresh when buying toothpastes as they're my two favorite brands. I really like this toothpaste, as it tends to taste better than other toothpastes, but it does have some downsides.
The packaging is great. Its bright and eye catching, and you can read everything clearly. The classic Aquafresh toothpaste stripe is on the front of the packaging. The colours don't clash badly or make the writing difficult to read which is what I found with the last toothpaste I reviewed (Colgate).
The toothpaste itself is in the classic Aquafresh stripe and it a lot milder than other toothpastes I have used. It's one of my favorite toothpastes as its mild and does not irritate my mouth. Its very easy to use as it has a different sort of material used for the tube so it's easier to get out when it finishes, and also the cap is easier to use as it is an open lid.
I have found that it runs out a lot quicker than other toothpastes, but to be fair it is a lot smaller than other toothpastes and is a lot cheaper, practically a STEAL at 79 pence.
I really like this toothpaste. Its not as strong as other toothpastes which is a plus because I hate toothpastes that make you feel like you've eaten an entire packet of peppermint chewing gums. For 79 pence at Boots, this is really good. I'd recommend to anyone who wants a cheap toothpaste that doesn't burn your mouth.
I have been using this toothpaste for well over 7 years now and i never want to change!
The taste of toothpaste is important to me as i find some to bland and some so overpowering with mint, yet Aquafresh seems to have the balance just right. Minty enough to make your mouth feel fresh.
Might be a weird one to include in a review in toothpaste however i find with some toothpastes in particular Colgate they seem to have a chalky texture which I dont like as i find it leaves a film over your teeth almost like very fine sand. Aquafresh is smooth as toothpaste should be but without the chalky feeling.
How good for your teeth?
As i mentioned before I have been using Aquafresh for many years now and at 22 I have only had 2 fillings and i do visit regularly! I know a lot of factors can have an effect on your teeth however toothpaste must be important too.
I normally pick up my toothpaste from shops like B&M, Pound Stretcher instead of paying supermarket prices however it is often on offer in Tesco my local supermarket.
Cleaning your teeth and good dental hygiene is essential to prevent dental plaque and tartar from teeth from cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. It is believed that severe gum disease causes 1/3rd of all adult tooth loss. Having recurrent dreams of losing teeth throughout all my pregnancies and working shifts thus seeing a few too many episodes of the front toothless guests on Jeremy Kyle Show, I am a very keen teeth cleaner!
I do try different brands of toothpaste but aquafresh is my preferred. I tend to purchase from Home bargains for £1 but is widely available. You can buy in a fancy dispenser but these never seem to work particlarily well.
Aquafresh is as old as me, becoming available in 1973 (a very good year).
Created by Beecham but produced now by Glaxo Smith Kline, was originally double action before in 1983 becoming a triple action formula and as a child I grew up with the adverts showing the red, white and aqua stripes (the boy in the stripey PJ's if memory serves me right).
It goes with the logo of Triple protection for all the family. The white is the fluoride for cavity protection, the aqua for fresh breath and the final layer added was red for the gums.
Aquafresh do a variety of toothpastes, as well as this triple protection; such as white and shine, extreme clean, bubblemint, sensitive, isoactive, training, and ultimate.
Aquafresh is a fresh minty toothpaste, which even post night shift when my mouth feels like someone died in it, is soon feeling fresh again, therefore Im going to give it a 5/5.
For the past couple of months I have been finding that when I brush my teeth some toothpastes have been burning my gums a little, I am finding that within a minute of beginning to brush them that the burning sensation occurs. This burning has made me have to brush my teeth much quicker than I usually brush them and has been a little annoying. So I have been buying a lot of different brands to see if any of them can make brushing my teeth more of a pleasant experience and the one I am review today is the one I am using at the moment. I have had my gums checked with a dentist and he just told me they were fine and not infected and to just shop around for a milder paste.
It comes in a tube with a screw off top and comes inside a cardboard box. I paid £1 for a 100ml tube. The tube is plastic with the name on the front. The paste inside is a nice texture, it is smooth and soft, it has 3 colours, red, blue and white. It is very easy to squeeze from the tube onto the toothbrush. The smell of the mint is very apparent when the top is removed.
I find that it has a nice feel on my teeth while I am brushing them, I can feel the refreshing taste in my mouth and it feels quite pleasant. It foams while brushing and becomes a mainly a pale pink colour. I have found that this one is quite mild and it has felt a little better than the previous ones I have been using lately. It cleans my teeth very well because it is a very well known brand and Aquafresh have been around for a very long time.
It freshens the breath quite nicely, it also leaves the freshness for quite some time after brushing the teeth with this one. It is designed to help keep the teeth strong and help keeping the gums nice and healthy. It is also designed to lock out plaque acid and lock in vital minerals. It contains enamelwork formula which helps to strengthen teeth from the inside out by helping to lock in those vital minerals and then lock out plaque that attacks the teeth.
I just place a pea size amount on the brush because of the quality a lot is not needed to clean the teeth. I find that it is very easy to rinse from my teeth with no problems. It tells me on the back of the box that this one can be used for children 6 years and younger and that a pea sized amount is quite enough for them too and safe. So it is good to know it is suitable for children too, it means that it is one for all the family to use and can save some money not having to buy a different brand for the little ones.
I have still found a little burning with this one but not as much as the previous ones I have been using. I think that I maybe have a gum problem because the brands I have been using I have bought many times before and not had the gum problem in the past. I can only think either there is a different added ingredient with the brands or a gum problem for me. Something I may need to address real soon if every toothpaste is the same. This one feels a whole lot milder in the mouth, it feels nice when I brush my tongue too, it does not irritate it or feel unpleasant and it leaves my tongue feeling nice and clean with all the stains removed from it. I love the feel of my teeth after brushing, when I move my tongue over my teeth, they feel smooth.
This one is a toothpaste I do recommend for others to buy, especially if they are having gum problems as I am at the moment. It is one I will buy again in the future and one that is worth the price in my opinion. It is affordable and a very good value and quality toothpaste for all the family.
I give it 5 stars.
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Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been helpful.
I am not loyal to anyone toothpaste for myself and my family to use - but one I have used fairly recently is Aquafresh Fresh and Minty Toothpaste. A 100ml tube cost me £1.09 from Tesco - which I felt was an okay price and about middle of the road price for a branded toothpaste. Incidentally, I recently saw the same toothpaste in a pump version that was 200ml - and this was £4.00, and clearly this is no where near as good value and I struggled to understand the discrepancy in the price!
The Aquafresh Fresh and Minty Toothpaste comes in a traditional tube that is initially inside a cardboard box which has information printed on it, such as ingredients and directions for use. The toothpaste is squeezed from the tube as with the traditional method - and while I do prefer a pump dispenser, the tube is very simple to use and allows you to dispense however much toothpaste you want easily so you're not wasting any. The only negative point regarding using the tube is that I think you waste more toothpaste when nearing the end of the tube because it's just not possible to squeeze it all out, while with a pump this is effectively done for you.
The toothpaste looks really appealing as it comes out in a red, white and blue stripe (very patriotic!) and this is a selling point when getting young children to brush their teeth. It has quite a nice sweet minty aroma to it, and
it can be squeezed easily on the toothbrush. I only tend to put about a 2cm stripe of the toothpaste on my toothbrush and this feels to me to be enough - and with my youngest child then I tend to only use about half of this amount (as recommended by the directions on the packaging). The taste is minty, although it is not too overpowering and it just leaves my mouth tasting fresh. I also like that when I'm using the toothpaste it does not froth up too much, like it can sometimes with other toothpastes, and it's easy to rinse afterwards. My breath stayed fresh for about 8 hours - after which I needed to brush again.
Although I cannot comment on the efficacy of keeping my teeth healthy, because I use other toothpastes as well, I can comment that this has obviously contributed to my good oral hygiene as I continue to have no dental problems.
Toothpaste is a necessary tool in the daily battle to fight plague and tooth decay. It also keeps breath smelling fresh and wakes your mouth up after a night of doing nothing. I tend to swap and change my toothpaste brand fairly regularly and often I just buy what is on offer.
==Price and availability==
I bought the toothpaste at Tesco as part of my weekly shop and I paid £1.00 as it was on offer.
The toothpaste comes in a 100ml tube and has a little cap on the end with a lid. The toothpaste is thick and comes out of the tube in a firm paste. The toothpaste has its signature look of blue, white and red stripes which continues throughout the tube. The different colours represent different qualities of the tooth paste and all work in harmony to create a toothpaste that works hard at cleaning teeth and keeping them healthy. I still think it is quite impressive looking having the three funky stripes. The toothpaste has a rather minty, pepperminty flavour and smell.
==Using the toothpaste==
To use the toothpaste you need a good 1cm of paste on the toothbrush. Using this much means that the toothpaste does not foam up too much or mean that it is hard to handle. The toothpaste foams up quickly and really starts to make your teeth feel clean. It is minty and stings your mouth a little bit, taking your breath away with its minty flavour.
You should brush your teeth for 2 minutes with the paste and after this time my teeth really feel clean and as I run my tongue across the front of my teeth, they feel smooth and clean. My whole mouth feels fresh and I do not doubt that they help remove plague and keep my teeth healthy.
I will buy this toothpaste again and I find it really reliable. It does not last longer than any other toothpaste but it make my mouth feel much fresher and much cleaner. I will stock up when it is on offer for a pound again.
I'm not someone who is brand loyal when it comes to a majority of products, however when it comes to toothpaste, I am actually quite fussy and Aquafresh has been a brand I've been using for the past few years as their range of toothpaste is wide and the quality, in my opinion is good. I've used a range of their toothpastes now including the sensetive, the added fluoride and so on, and the one I've been using for the past six months or so is the 'Fresh and Minty' toothpaste, which I am very happy with and I have re-purchased several tubes as I've been so happy with it. This toothpaste is very affordable, as well as widely available. It can be purchased from pretty much anywhere including Tesco, Amazon, Boots and so on. You do not need a prescription. I purchased my latest tube from Boots and paid a very reasonable £1.05 for the 100ml tube. Compared to a lot of brands of toothpaste, this is a bargain and it's one of those brands that is 'in-betwen' - not ridiculously cheap, but not expensive either. A 100ml tube lasts me for a reasonable amount of time - around 3-4 weeks of daily use if I use a sensible amount each time and don't go overboard with the amount I use.
The toothpaste comes in a cardboard box which is rectangular. It has a blue, red and white colourscheme which is instantly recogniseable. The brand name (Aquafresh) and product name (Fresh & minty) are written clearly on the front along with a cartoon style example of what a blob of the toothpaste looks like; white in the middle with a red and blue stripe either end. The box also has directions of use, safety warnings, ingredients, product information listed on the back, most of which is common knowledge really but I suppose some people may find this information handy. As the box is cardboard, it is of course reycable. The tube of toothpaste is a squeezy tube made of quite a durable plastic type of material - it is just the usual type of toothpaste tube. The colour scheme is the same as the box - blue and white along with the cartoon style picture of a blob of the toothpaste. It has a screw-on cap which screws on quite tight so I wouldn't worry about a young child being able to open it. To get a bit of toothpaste out (once the lid is off) I only have to squeeze very gently and even if the toothpaste tube is almost empty, the toothpaste comes out quickly with little effort.
Aquafresh make a variety of claims with this product and claim that the '3 stripe formula' promotes healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath. They don't mention anything about teeth whitening though however as my teeth are professionally whitened this is not an issue for me although I wouldn't reccomend this if you want a toothpaste that will aid in whitening your teeth as this stuff simply aids in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as well as making your breath smell minty. The formula of the toothpaste contains an active mineral. This binds and strengthens your enamel, which is one of the major tissues that makes up the teeth. It also strengthens the enamel (according to Aquafresh) and protects them against decay. I have quite sensetive teeth but I have been using this for over 6 months now and have never had an issue with the toothpaste making my teeth ache etc, I am absolutely fine with it so it must be quite a gentle formula as I usually suffer with quite bad toothache whenever I try new toothpastes. I have two fillings as well but this toothpaste has been fine. Using it is very simple and mess-free as the opening of the tube is just the right size to transfer the toothpaste straight onto either my normal toothbrush or electric toothbrush.
The smell is very pleasant and minty and it has a pleasant sweet undertone to it, like peppermint so it's not too harsh. The taste is okay - very strong and it does linger for a while after use but I usually use mouthwash afterwards anyway which helps get rid of that unpleasant 'toothpaste taste' that always makes eating breakfast an unpleasant experience if brushing before. I only need a small, pea sized amount to clean all of my teeth as a little goes a long way. It forms up well too. After using this toothpaste my mouth feels clean, my teeth feel smooth and clean and my breathe smells pleasant and fresh. My gums always feel clean too and look healthy; whether this is down purely too the toothpaste I doubt but it probably does aid in keeping them that bit more healthy. Overall, I really reccomend this toothpaste. It's affordable and good quality and does what it promises; it leaves my teeth clean and my breath fresh.
One of my favourite toothpastes is Aquafresh, I like the fact that it is a decent price and that the minty price isn't too strong as I don't like too strong flavours first thing on a morning.
The toothpaste can be bought in 2 different tube sizes, 75mls which sells for about £1 and 100mls for about £2 so as you can see from these prices this is one instance when the smaller tube is actually the better value.
The toothpaste comes in a cardboard box which is mainly blue in colour, Aquafresh is written across in Navy blue and there is a picture of the toothpaste with it's red, white and blue stripes on the front of the box. It states on the box that the red stripe is for healthy gums, the white stripe is for string teeth and the blue stripe is for fresh breath. There is also the claims that it helps lock out plaque acid and helps to lock in vital minerals.
The tube inside the box is the looks the same as the box it is housed in, the tube has a white screw top cap on it which is easy top open. The toothpaste is coloured white with red and blue stripes on it, the stripes do actually come out of the tube as exact stripes too. The toothpaste likes I said is a mint flavour as the name of the toothpaste would suggest however it is alot milder than many toothpastes which I much prefer.
After using this toothpaste my teeth feel clean and my mouth feels nice and fresh, my daughter has tried this toothpaste but the taste was much too strong for her. I like to follow brushing my teeth with the matching aquafresh mouthwash and the two products together give me a really deep down clean. There are many different items in the aquafresh range, childrens toothpastes, mild and minty aswell as the fresh and minty and you can also get the toothpaste in a pump rather than a tube if you prefer. I would give this toothpaste 5 stars as I have no bad things to say about it.
This is a review on Aquafresh Fresh and Minty toothpaste, which has been my toothpaste of choice for some 10 years now.
::::: The product :::::
The product claims to not only clean teeth, but to also strengthen them and actively fight plaque. They call this their "triple protection formula" - sounds like something out of a spy movie, never mind from toothpaste! Hmmmm, but if this toothpaste can protect my teeth as well as our MI5 protects our country, then I'm certainly up for giving it a try. It is packaged in a bright blue box which gives you information about use, ingredients and company information- all pretty standard! The box is quite flashy though, with some interesting holographic effects on it. Definitely eye-catching. They do not recommend you use this toothpaste if you take fluoride supplements, as I believe it contains a concentration of around 1440ppm of fluoride in itself.
::::: The Effect :::::
Well, all I can say is that I've never had any major dental work done in my life, and I assume that is in no small part due to a frequent brushing regime with this toothpaste. I like the way it makes my breath smell, however it does make food taste funny if you eat it too soon afterwards. I am always complimented by my dentists on the state of my teeth, and as I only brush twice daily (as opposed to after every meal like my mother does) it must be due to the dental hygiene products I employ. I'll be sticking with this toothpaste for some time to come I think.
::::: The Price:::::
I usually pay around £1 for this toothpaste in a 100ml tube.... You can pay a few pence over or under this mark if you shop around, but it's really not worth it unless you're seriously counting the pennies. I believe this is excellent value for a product that lasts about two months on bi-daily usage and has such great benefits for your oral health. I really couldn't ask for more
::::: My Opinions :::::
I would recommend, without hesitation, this toothpaste to anybody. I am not sure how useful it would be for individuals who suffer from sensitive teeth, as I have never had to combat this. However, for anybody looking for a good, inexpensive toothpaste to maintain good oral hygiene I think they couldn't lose out giving this little wonder product a go.
Care for our teeth is essential and brushing them should be done at least twice a day so when it comes to toothpastes having a quality one is important. It also says so on this toothpaste's directions.
I am not particularly faithful to a certain brand (at the moment I have two different regular toothpastes and one especially for the sensitive gums), I buy what seems healthy and economical at the time of shopping. This one was on a special offer in my local store and since I have good experience with this brand I bought it.
It comes in a box, naturally. It is blue with a big Aquafresh logo on it, can't say it all looks appealing, can't say it does not. A regular toothpaste box, it feels clean.
The tube is quite big, it's a 125ml one, the one I bought. I did not see any smaller ones when I was buying it but a quick search on the net revealed this one comes in smaller tubes also.
It is a 3 coloured toothpaste, each of the colours being visibly separated form each other - this always intrigued me, how they make this work and I said to myself a 100 times I will, once I empty the tube, tear it apart to see how this works but I never did this - if any of you have feel free to enlighten me with your comment, I will appreciated it.
Each colour is supposed to have it's own function in this toothpaste - or at least the toothpaste is marketed in this way.
Red colour allegedly takes care of your gums keeping them healthy. This I can confirm, well or I can confirm it does not harm them. I have very sensitive gums, they do not bleed or something but whenever there is a change in my diet, if for some reason I can't get enough veggies and fruits it will show on my gums a.s.a.p.. It is the same when I use a bad toothpaste. My gums are "satisfied" with this toothpaste, they are strong and look healthy when I use it.
This one should keep your teeth strong. Well they did not fall out when I used it :). I can't say they are getting any stronger when I use this toothpaste but they certainly are clean. After brushing they have a smooth clean feel to them.
Fresh breath. This toothpaste does leave a very fresh and slightly minty feel in your mouth and your breath is the same. But can't say that it lasted really long. I mean you don't exactly have a bad breath but the freshness is gone quite soon.
***All in all***
A decent toothpaste, I like it enough to buy it again in the future. When I brush my teeth with it it does not sting as some toothpastes are known to, it has a slightly minty taste to it. It does not foam much which I do like, you do not have to spit out often (I hate doing that). You do not need to apply to much on the toothbrush either.
Toothpaste is a daily essential which we need in our lives, and ever since I was young, my family always brought Colgate toothpastes, and I had never really explored any different brands. When popping into Boots the other day, I picked up the Aquafresh Fresh and Minty Toothpaste on a bit of a whim, simply to give it a whirl and see what other toothpaste brands have to offer!
As well as hearing fantastic things from my friends about this toothpaste, I opted to choose this one in comparison to all the others simply because of the way it looked. An awful excuse but sometimes you just have to! Aquafresh are known for their three stripe formula which makes the paste red, white and blue in colour which you are most likely to be familiar with. It just makes it a little more fun, and can encourage children to brush their teeth more regularly as it is different to just a plain white paste. The tube I brought was 100ml which is a fair size of product, and it only retailed for a mere £1.01 which I think is an excellent price to be paying, especially as Aquafresh products are often on offer.
Aquafresh claim that the three stripe formula helps to promote healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath, whilst also strengthening enamel. This seemed like a pretty good deal to me, but how well did it work? Once you have taken the cap off, simply squeeze out a pea sized amount of this toothpaste, as you really do not need a great deal. Brush your teeth thoroughly with them for one to two minutes and voila. Results?
My mouth was left feeling extremely fresh and clean, and I had noticed improvements in my breath which I was extremely impressed with. This is the kind of toothpaste in which you feel you have had a really good clean and feel fresh for the day. Since I have been using this I do not feel the need to carry around mints or chewing gum with me just in case. The toothpaste does also contribute to strong teeth and healthy gums and you can see the progress upon using it for a fair while. However, one thing which I was not so pleased about was the taste. Many people comment on how much they love the taste of it, but for me it is quite overpowering, and this could be due to the fact that I am familiar with another brand of toothpaste and am used to no different. Aquafresh's signature taste is a little strong for me though, and did take a little getting used to, but now I have used it on a regular basis it is growing on me more and more.
Overall, it was not enough to stop me from buying the brand I am most familiar with, however I do feel that Aquafresh are an excellent company, and that this toothpaste does deliver excellent results, but the taste is just too strong for my liking! Thanks for reading.
I am allergic to some pretty weird things, one of which is toothpaste. I am often left clutching the toilet bowl fighting waves of nausea after I have cleaned my teeth which is of course extremely unpleasant. Not every type or brand of toothpaste has this effect, but it has made me very wary of trying out different brands if I am being honest.
My heart sank a little therefore, when my husband returned home one evening after picking up some shopping. One of the items we had been running out of was of course toothpaste and, ever the sucker for a 'gimmicky' product if one is on offer, my husband had chosen to ignore our regular brands of "safe" toothpaste on the supermarket shelves in favour of the "Aquafresh Fresh & Minty", which is packaged in a very impressive-looking plastic pump dispenser. Assuring me that there was a special offer price on this particular product, and he had not been swayed by the attractive packaging alone, I was rather dubious about whether this brand of toothpaste would be suitable for my own oral hygiene needs.
I had to try it to find out of course, and I decided that a little would go a long way until I knew if there would be any repercussions with the paste. For this reason, I used a very small amount of the toothpaste on my wet toothbrush the first couple of times that I tried it out, deciding to err on the side of caution as it were.
I must admit that my choosing to dispense only a small amount of the paste from the plastic pump was quite easy to do given the plastic nozzle at the top of the plastic cylinder. I have found that similar designs of 'pump' style toothpastes that I have used in the past seem to have the toothpaste 'gush' out of them, but this was not the case with the Aquafresh pump and I found it easy to stop the 'flow' of toothpaste, simply by easing the pressure on the plastic button at the pump's nozzle.
The toothpaste itself is very attractive-looking it has to be said. I think that Aquafresh is one of the few toothpastes available on today's market that has the 'trio stripe' design still intact. The design of the toothpaste has a 'layered' look to it, with the colours of red, white and blue sitting on top of each other neatly, making it seem like quite an attractive-looking product to use.... To me, anyway.
There is a faint whiff of mint as I am dispensing the toothpaste from the tube, and this is reinforced when I begin to brush. The taste is not that of a very powerful peppermint-type flavour, which can be quite refreshing of course, but quite over-powering at times too. The flavour of the Aquafresh is much more subtle in comparison, but is very pleasant and refreshing too.
The toothpaste foams quite nicely when it is added to water and brushed along my teeth, although not in a way that leaves me feeling like I am going to gag, such is the rather mild level of effervescence achieved. This is a significant problem that I have with other brands of toothpaste that I have used before, so I was pleased (and mildly surprised) that the Aquafresh didn't disappoint me in this regard.
Furthermore, I find that after I have used the Aquafresh toothpaste, my teeth feel very clean and my whole mouth feels refreshed and rather invigorated. I couldn't honestly say that I feel there is a huge improvement to this feeling from the Aquafresh when compared to other brands, but it is certainly obvious to me that the cleaning properties of this particular toothpaste are of a very high standard and I certainly have no complaints about this.
Of course, the main concern I had with this particular brand was whether it was going to leave me feeling nauseous or not and I am pleased to report that I have had absolutely no problem whatsoever. So much so, that I wouldn't hesitate to buy this brand of toothpaste again, as it is now on my 'safe' list, as it were.
There is a whole range of products available from the Aquafresh brand such as alternative flavours and types (eg, whitening) of toothpaste and toothbrushes etc, which are available from larger supermarkets such as Tesco as well as good drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots.
My husband bought the Aquafresh 'pump' bottle - which is 100ml in size - from a local branch of Sainsbury's supermarket, where it was on a special offer price of £1.00. The usual cost of this product is, I believe, nearer to £3 which seems highly overpriced and in my opinion, you are paying more here for the packaging alone. This seems to be confirmed if you consider the price for the 'normal' style of toothpaste tube, in the same quantity (100ml) and flavour as the pump I have at home is only £1.11 from Boots stores or online at www.boots.com.
For the price being so high (when not on a special promotion of course), I will be deducting one star from the rating of the product, as I do feel we are paying more for the gimmicky packaging, but otherwise I cannot really fault it and I would buy it again.. But only at the reduced price!
I can always remember my mum constantly nagging me when I was a child to clean my teeth and although back then I used to moan and groan at having to do so, I'm extremely glad she did, as at the age of 43 I am proud to admit that I have only a few fillings. I feel that I have an excellent standard of oral hygiene, as where possible I clean my teeth and floss after every meal, particularly as a few of my lower teeth slightly overlap. I'm a real fan of highly flavoured oral products and favour that slight burning on my tongue, so I always opt for a strong mint toothpaste. Several months ago my husband kindly offered to carry out the weekly shop with one of the items on the list being Colgate toothpaste. However, Asda had decided to increase the product from its' usual price of £1 to £2, so my husband, in a bid to save a few pennies, decided to purchase something a little cheaper and this review discusses my experience with using Aquafresh Fresh and Minty.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
As with all brands of toothpaste the 100 ml tube is presented to us in a long cardboard box where we are able to see the familiar Aquafresh logo. Located directly below the letter "q" of Aquafresh we are provided with an image of the toothpaste where we can see the red, white and blue stripes. The packaging is fairly cluttered and whilst I normally purchase Colgate I very rarely take notice of toothpaste advertising, as in my opinion the majority of the more expensive brands deliver the same results.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING AQUAFRESH
I have to say that I was a little disappointed with his choice of product, particularly as I could vividly recall using Aquafresh in the past and had ceased using for some reason, but at that moment in time I could not remember why. However, this was soon to become clear after just one use. I have quite a few niggles with this product with the first being that it contains a large screw top lid as opposed to a flip top. My husband couldn't understand why I was grumbling about this, but I informed him that when I have the tube in one hand and my toothbrush in the other it is rather difficult to remove the lid and then apply the paste to the brush. His response was that I was simply being lazy, particularly as he did not have a problem!
The appearance of the paste is identical to that on the outer packaging with its' red, white and blue stripes and the aroma that greets me when I take a sniff at the opening is a rather bland fresh mint and it was at this point I could recall that this was one of the reasons why I had previously ceased using the product. The texture of the toothpaste is what you would find with any other brand and is of a fairly thick consistency, so I applied a pea-sized blob to my brush. Whilst the paste is most definitely minty, it is nowhere near as strong as I would have liked. Within a few seconds of brushing the paste onto my teeth I found it to be considerably frothy, which is something I hate and the urge to spit was becoming too much.
I wasn't aware until I scrutinised the reverse of the tube that the three-striped logo and enamel lock, which are both located on the outer packaging, are trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. We are advised that the red stripe provides healthy gums, the white strong teeth and the blue fresh breath. Whilst I cannot evidence that this particular toothpaste assists in keeping my gums healthy and strong, particularly as I have been using Colgate for years, in my opinion these claims are most probably true, as all toothpastes work in a similar manner. It took both my husband and I approximately 2 and a half months to use both tubes and whether the toothpaste has helped our teeth is impossible to evidence. What I love about using my regular Colgate toothpaste is that it leaves a strong minty taste in my mouth for a good while after cleaning my teeth, which makes my mouth feel clean and fresh. However, I did not experience freshness after using Aquafresh, as almost immediately after brushing my teeth my mouth did not feel clean.
Another big grumble I have with this product is that it leaves a powder all over my lips, which is something I do not experience with any other brand of toothpaste. Unfortunately, my husband purchased two tubes and as I cannot abide waste we continued to use both, which thankfully are now gone, but I will definitely not repurchase and for the reasons discussed above I cannot recommend this product, which receives only 2 stars from me.
According to the information displayed on the reverse of the box the toothpaste contains Sodium Fluoride 0.32% w/w (1450 ppm fluoride). This is a rather lengthy list of ingredients, which for obvious reasons, I do not intend copying into this review. As with all products of this nature we are advised not to swallow and children under the age of 6 years should be supervised whilst using. Both the outer packaging and the tube can be recycled after use. The toothpaste should be used within 12 months of opening.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Aquafresh Fresh and Minty is widely available in most supermarkets and chemists and tends to retail at around £1.00 for a 100 ml tube.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Aquafresh Fresh & Minty with its blue and red gel stripes has a fresh mint taste and provides triple protection for clean strong teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath /