Crest Pro Health Fluoride Toothpaste is a wonderful addition to the Crest family of cavity prevention products. Here is a review of this relatively new product…
If you’re like me, when you go into the toothpaste aisle these day s at Walmart or the grocery store, you have no idea where to begin. It used to be that you either bought Crest or Colgate or Aim Toothpaste, in mint flavor, either gel or regular paste. That was it. Or, you could still continue using baking soda.
Now, there is a mad spectrum of toothpaste products. You can buy toothpaste in a tube, toothpaste in an upside-down bottle, toothpaste that you push down on the top to get it to come out a dispenser, and more! The traditional brands like Crest and Colgate are still around, but now there’s also Mentadent, Sensodyne and others I can’t even remember right now.
Then, you have to decide what features you want: do you need it to fight cavities? Of course. How about whitening? Maybe. Tartar control is good if you don’t have an electric toothbrush or have crooked teeth where plaque easily hides. Sensitivity control might be important if your teeth are sensitive to heat and cold. You want to guard against gingivitis and plaque, and of course freshening your breath is a must. So how do you choose?
Now, you also have a wide selection of flavors. Colgate has this great SpongeBob SquarePants ‘for kids’ toothpaste (which I admit to using) that is bubble gum flavored! Crest has orange citrus toothpaste in gel form, and cinnamon flavor, and many more. The tastes are endless!
Crest Pro Health Fluoride Toothpaste is the top selection in this plethora of toothpaste choices. It comes as a fresh mint gel, pleasing to the taste.
Features and Ingredients
I choose this toothpaste because it offers just about every protection out there in terms of what a toothpaste can offer. It has whitening effects, gingivitis and plaque prevention, sensitivity control, breath freshening, and tartar control. That’s about all there is.
For the whitening effect, this product contains Stamous Fluoride. This means that it can stain your teeth with a white coating that can only be removed by a dentist. You want to watch for this, and at the first signs stop use or deal with it for the other benefits. I just started using it, but haven’t seen this effect happen yet. I plan to use it only once per day to limit the chance of this buildup stain occurring.
Many people said that the Crest Pro health rinse would have this effect, but as of one year’s use, I haven’t seen this happen so far (knock on wood!) But, the Crest pro health rinse doesn’t contain the stamous fluoride as its active ingredient.
I also choose this toothpaste for the sensitivity factor. My teeth tend to be sensitive sometimes, and I want to stop the pain from hot or cold foods.
Price and Value
The Crest Pro Health toothpaste is $4 in Walmart, as compared to $3 for some other toothpastes. However, you get a larger tube, 7.8 ounces. All in all, it’s about the same price or maybe a little less expensive for the Crest Pro Health!
The value is worth it, because you get seven different features in one toothpaste, meaning you don’t have to pile a couple of different pastes onto your brush at once to get all the features.
I recommend this product highly. I think it’s great that it has all the features you would need in a toothpaste in one product. The price is reasonable, and the taste is good. However, I would caution anyone using it to use it only once a day, and to check to make sure it isn’t putting the white stain on your teeth.