Review: White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste


White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste
Price: $4.79
About: Toothpaste designed to whiten teeth over time whilst cleaning teeth. Also includes anti-stain toothbrush and dental flosser toothpicks. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Review: When I received the White Glo Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it comes bundled with a White Glo Anti-Stain Toothbrush, as well as a mini set of White Glo Dental Flosser Toothpicks. WOW - impressive! All of that for a retail price of less than $5, available in most supermarkets and pharmacies everywhere. Just the toothpaste alone works out cheaper than most others on the market; especially for a whitening version. Not to mention, it’s highly unlikely that I could nab a quality toothbrush for that cheap, so it’s a bargain for those on a budget. The well presented bundle boasts attractive red and white, ultra glossy packaging and includes everything to cater for my daily oral care needs. I was completely smitten at scoring the new toothbrush as my existing one had seen better days. It makes sense bundling it with the toothpaste to serve as a reminder to us all that our toothbrush needs replacing often.
The toothpaste comes in a standard tube, although the 150gm size is considerably larger than common varieties. A sturdy screw-top lid functions as a base to stand the product upright. The texture and consistency resembles any other non-gel style toothpaste, white in colour with a refreshingly minty taste. One distinguishing feature that sets it apart is that it froths up upon contact with water and is foamier than other formulations I have tried. Due to this, I needed less toothpaste on my toothbrush, yet it still cleans my teeth to perfection. The soft to medium-bristled toothbrush is ideal for my sensitive teeth and gums because bristles that are too firm can be abrasive, damaging my gums and protective tooth enamel, while those that are too soft just don’t clean properly. It has a flexible, slimline handle adorned with ‘no-slip’ grips making it comfortable to hold. The handle supports a large tapered head and due to the size it’s slightly difficult to manoeuvre in the hard to reach areas of my mouth, however the staggered bristle lengths ensures better access to all surfaces, like the sides and backs of the molars. The suction cap positioned on the lower flip-side of the handle allows me to stick my toothbrush on the shower or vanity so it’s always accessible and won’t get misplaced. The bonus toothpicks are inadequate and don’t work nearly as well as regular dental floss or toothpicks. Because the plastic is too pliable and thick, it’s difficult to effectively remove plaque or food particles wedged between my teeth. The small convenient pack, nevertheless, would be practical to pop in the handbag for unexpected emergencies after eating when away from home, in lieu of adopting on a daily ritual.
I have been using the toothpaste and toothbrush combination for about two weeks now and whilst I am content that it efficiently cleans my teeth, I can’t say at this stage there is any noticeable difference to the overall colour. I will continue using the toothpaste in hope of better performance over a longer period of time. Despite not achieving the desired whitening effect, I would buy White Glo Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste again in the future. It is just as good as any standard toothpaste in the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. Besides, the handy pack practically screams ‘Value Plus’ eliminating the need to purchase separate products. Unfortunately, I had to deduct marks because my choppers are not visibly whiter or brighter as professed, therefore I’m rating it with 3.5 stars out of 5, with the possibility that I might see improved results with long term use.
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko, Yeah Yeah, Ragger Ragger.
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