I received the Colgate Optic White toothbrush, mouthwash and toothpaste complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. My expectations were low because I suffer from extreme tooth sensitivity. I’ve tried in the past to use whitening strips and have always had to stop after one or two applications due to them causing an increase in painful tooth sensitivity. I normally use a Sonicare toothbrush on the sensitive setting and Sensodine toothpaste. I do not regularly use mouthwash.
The tooth brush looks weird. I’m not used to the large size, if you are familiar with a Sonicare brush the head is really tiny compared to a conventional toothbrush. I’m still not completely used to it after nearly two weeks, but it’s not a major issue. The Optic White toothbrush has a couple unique, innovative features. The brush itself has some small rubber cup type things. Hard to explain, but the package says they help hold in the toothpaste and apply it to your tooth surfaces. Makes sense I suppose. I don’t think they are necessarily due to the foaminess of the toothpaste, but more on that later. The toothbrush has some nice rubbery grips on the handle that I like and make the brush easier to hold. There is a tongue and cheek scraper on the backside on the brush head. I like that it is built in because it scrapes my cheeks for me as I brush. I normally just brush my tongue with the brush it self, so I didn’t use the scraper for that. Some might prefer the scraper, however. The only drawback to the location of the built in tongue scraper was that when I laid my toothbrush down on the counter I felt yucky letting the scraper rest on the counter. I don’t have a toothbrush holder because the Sonicare stands up on its own. I’d probably get one if I continued to use the Optic White brush.
The toothpaste is my favorite part. It is really foamy and fills my mouth which makes my teeth feel that they are getting cleaner. It leaves me with fresher breath for longer than the Sensodine Pronamal that I normally use. The second best part?? I haven’t had any painful sensitivity! My teeth feel normal! Now the best part is the whitening power! I’ve noticed results after only a week and a half. That is amazing to me. I have nothing bad to say about the toothpaste, it works great!
The mouthwash tastes bad initially. If you have ever rinsed with hydrogen peroxide then you’ll know exactly what it tastes like. Once you spit it out though you taste the mint. Hydrogen peroxide may taste bad but it is a great way to whiten your teeth. Plus it kills a lot of bacteria that would cause bad breath and tooth decay. I’ve rinsed with hydrogen peroxide before so the taste really didn’t bother me, it’s totally worth it from my point of view. The mouthwash is alcohol free, but I still had a mild burn while I used it. It’s funny when you spit it out because it continues foaming on your tongue and around your gums. I like that because I feel like it is doing some extra cleaning.
I’ve been using the entire system as directed twice a day for nearly two weeks. I like it all. I probably won’t continue using the toothbrush because I have invested in a Sonicare, but I will definitely use the mouth wash and the toothpaste provided my tooth sensitivity doesn’t return. I am curious now if the sensitivity I experience is due to my Sonicare…. as I write I confess I hadn’t considered that and more experimentation with the Colgate toothbrush may be in order.
The Colgate Optic White Regimen costs:
$2.99 for a 4oz toothpaste
$2.99 for a 8oz mouthwash
$2.99 per toothbrush