Undergoing teeth whitening treatments at the dentist could be expensive and there are a few brands of teeth whitening out there but doesn’t seem promising at all. I think it was last month that Colgate introduced the Optic White range and I was doubting the ability of it until Tammy of PluSizeKitten mentioned that it worked on her. I couldn’t help it (plus I’m running out of toothpaste) and went to Guardian to grab two items of the Colgate Optic White range.
There are three items in the Colgate Optic White range and I only took the toothpaste and mouthwash. The other item is the toothbrush, which I don’t think I need it so skipped it. The toothpaste is for MYR 9.88 of 75ml/100grams and the mouthwash is for MYR 6.98 of 250ml. The toothpaste is a little pricey compared to many other brands available. With this new range, Colgate also claims that results can be seen within a week.
The toothpaste has that tiny blue beads and this helps to polish and exfoliate away the stains. It alcohol free and the flavour is just like many minty toothpaste. The recommended usage is twice a day. However, it does contains silica for those of you who is concern about it.
For the mouthwash, it comes in a blue liquid and this helps to prevent the teeth to stain further. Recommended usage is twice a day after brushing the teeth. The flavour is similar to spearmint and it doesn’t feel too strong in the mouth like Listerine does. They claim to be alcohol free but I do notice that benzyl alcohol is stated in their ingredients.
I used this for more than 2 weeks not and here are the result of each week. My teeth is pretty much very stained from drinking tea (English tea and green tea) everyday or I shall say every morning but I’m cutting off that habit (on English tea) by drinking fruit blends. I have tried many other teeth whitening methods and the stain just doesn’t come off.
- Before – As you can see the obvious yellow stained teeth.
- Week 1 – My teeth does look slightly brighter and polished but not too significant.
- Week 2 – Doesn’t seem like it has been whiten before.
I wish that the toothpaste does come with a shade measurer to clarify whether it does whiten the teeth by a shade within a week. At least that way the results are much more accurate. When I bought this, I posted in Instagram and my BF’s cousin whom is a dentist mentioned that this will not work. I wish to prove him wrong but as you can see there isn’t much difference either. I don’t think I can show off any white teeth yet and it feels like I’m just using ordinary toothpaste. Maybe its just me but this range of Colgate Optic White didn’t work so well on me.
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- Within a week, teeth look slightly bright and polished
- Mouthwash flavour is not as strong
- Toothpaste is slightly pricier than other brands
- No measurer as to claim the shade has become whiter
- Not much of a significant difference
My Rating: 2.8/5