Saturday, January 6, 2018

Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste Review

We have all had the experience of being given a small 'goody bag' of tooth products at our  twice yearly dental cleaning.  At the end of your visit, the dental hygienist hands you a little bag with a small tube of toothpaste, a new toothbrush, and a little box of floss.

I have been using the same toothpaste for many years, mainly because I prefer the taste.  All brands of toothpaste basically do the same job, so taste is about the only difference in preference, unless you are looking for a specific action (whitening, sensitive teeth, etc.).  I have never considered changing toothpaste brands until my last checkup when I was given a new kind made by Colgate.  It is called Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste, and I liked it right away.  

Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste

The description of this Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste states that it 'has a dual action formula that both helps replenish natural calcium to strengthen enamel and gently polishes the enamel surface so germs are less likely to stick.' What it feels like, after brushing, is similar to the same feeling you have immediately after getting your teeth cleaned ~ a smooth, clean feel to the surface of the teeth. It also has a very pleasant taste, which to me is important. 

Further descriptions of this toothpaste tells us that this unique formula also whitens teeth.  This has never been an important factor to me when deciding on which toothpaste to buy, but since it's included, I suppose it can't hurt.  Naturally, this toothpaste also fights cavities and freshens breath, which we always want in a toothpaste. Plus, I do like the fact that this new toothpaste is designed especially for enamel health. It has active fluoride to help in replenishing natural calcium to strengthen your teeth and a gentle micro-polishing action that polishes roughened enamel so enamel is smoother. This all leads up to a healthy enamel for your teeth. 

The Packaging

The only thing I do not like about this new toothpaste product is the packaging.  It comes in the normal standard size most of us buy (5.5 ounces and about 7 inches long). The difference is in the cap.  It has a 1-1/4 inch in diameter cap that is large enough and sturdy enough for the toothpaste to stand on end.  This is handy for taking up less space on your bathroom sink vanity (and for small sinks without vanities where space is limited).  

But.... the size of the cap makes it harder to handle.  I have always been used to holding my toothbrush in one hand and unscrewing the cap of the toothpaste with the same hand while holding the tube in my other hand.  The size of the cap makes this maneuver difficult for my older, arthritic hands.  The cap is also hard to close after putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush.  I need to bang it down on the sink to get it to close one-handed, or put down my toothbrush and use two hands to close the cap.  The cap can also be completely removed, but it STILL takes two hands to put the cap back on. 


Other than my frustration with the cap, I like everything else about Colgate's new toothpaste, the Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste.  It retails for a little bit higher than other toothpaste brands, but is fairly comparable.  

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Overall, I am pleased with Colgate's new toothpaste product, the Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste, and glad I changed brands.

Happy Brushing!

(c) Product Review written by Wednesday Elf

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  1. Thanks for the recommendation. It was good to hear your pros and cons.

    1. Thanks, Mary Beth. I seldom have anything negative to say in a product review, so wondered if listing a 'con' was a good thing. :) Glad to know it helped you.

  2. It has been decades since I have tried Colgate. Since I enjoy coffee and tea, I do prefer having the whitening agent in toothpaste. I have no idea if it really helps, but seeing that on the package always make me think it does. The cap issue is one I would share with you, but I think I might like it better than dropping the screw-on cap, which I do almost daily. Sounds like it is time for me to try a new toothpaste! Thanks for the review and the recommendation. (why do I feel I need to go brush my teeth now?!!)

    1. Ha, ha.... talking about toothpaste DOES tend to make one want to go brush your teeth! Thanks for visiting my review, Mouse.

  3. I had recently bought two tubes of Colgate and HATED the lids! I can never get them/keep them closed either. I was going to stop buying Colgate just for that reason. But... I like the sound of this formula. I'm going to have to check it out.

    1. Dawn, this is the first Colgate toothpaste that has had a 'taste' I liked. I usually don't use Colgate because the regular taste was not to my liking. But I do have a problem with the lid. I'm on my 2nd tube of THIS Colgate and DO like the taste and the formula. Thanks for your input. I'm glad you agree with me about the lid.

  4. Am such a fusspot about my teeth. I've used this toothpaste before, I usually switch it up. My next purchase for the new year will be white-strips, those are also something I add to my oral hygiene routine.

    1. I've never used those white-strips, Barbara. Let me know how you like them.

  5. I've been a Colgate girl for years, mainly because my father designed the machine that filled and printed the tubes the product came in years ago. Nowadays they are plastic and generally easier to use. I notice that you don't think so with the cap being a problem. I wonder if Colgate knows that this is how you feel? I'd send them a copy of your review along with the comments, maybe they will change their packaging to accommodate those with arthritic fingers and hands.


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