Stinging gums after use, gums turned pale, almost white after using it
Used it for first time this morning and gums were stinging while brushing but figured it was just the strong ingredients . After rinsing I noticed the gums around the edges of my teeth had gone a pale white colour which subsided during the day but when attempted to use it again tonight my gums were so sore I couldn't even brush them for long and now where my gums were a pale this morning they are red raw. Thought it was just me but after reading other reviews it seems a common trend . Will accept the waste of $10 buying it and not risk using again after hearing other horror stories.
If you have a partial plate DO NOT USE
Within a week of starting to use this product a tooth on my plate fell off...never gave it another thought...at the end of the week another tooth came unglued and fell off...This product has cost me quite a bit of money. (Might add Ive had this plate for over 15 years with NEVER a loss of a tooth!) Not happy to say the least.
It worked! Stripped the enamel right off my teeth!
My teeth DID get brighter within a week as the product claims to do, but this was because it probably stripped the enamel right off my teeth! First was the sensitivity, hot or cold drinks were agony to consume after two weeks, and now 3 of my front teeth have become brittle and are chipping off. Stay away from this product.
Dangerous Product - Do Not Use
1) Yes, it whitens teeth
2) It has damaged my taste buds. Three weeks after discontinuing use I'm just starting to get back anything but salty. I quite using the product when I had a salty taste in my mouth continually. Then I went on line and found literally hundreds if not thousands of complaints dating back years. Colgate, how can you continue to sell this?
Don't waste your money
I have used both the Colgate optic white--express white; and the optic white toothpaste with built in whitening pen.
I used as instructed and have noticed no difference at all. My advice would be-- not to waste your money on either of these products ($6.00 for express and $19.00 for pen and toothpaste) You will just be paying for overpriced toothpaste. If you want your teeth whitened go to the dentist and have it done professionally, which is what I should have done, but I was taken in by the ad campaigns!!!! The supermarket products simply d...
The toothpaste I feel is quite good at cleaning my teeth and removing plaque but I have seen absolutely no difference in the colour of my teeth. I have just had my braces removed about 1-2 months ago and everyone told me to purchase this product so I had very high expectations. My teeth are still yellow and I feel that other regular toothpastes help to lighten my teeth more than this so-called "whitening" toothpaste.
wont ever use again.
Just realised what has given me such a painful mouth for the past week on holiday in bali. Big cankersores on my gums , sensitive teeth and gums red lumps under my tongue. My tongue was so painful to move it, sores dow my throat such a dry mouth i was begining to think something serious was wrong with me. Mouth was burning, but last night for some reason i thought i wonder if it's something to do with the toothpaste so this morning i used an old mcleans toothpaste i used to used and today my mouth has been so much better i haven't had a ...dry mouth all day my teeth aren't so sore and sensitive. I thought to night i would look my toothpaste up on Internet iam in real shock and angry after reading the reviews. I will never use a colgate product again and i will warn my family and friends. I thank god that i haven't been using it for longer like some people who have had worse symptoms. Tomorrow i will be going to health shop to buy a natural healthy tooth paste i cant believe this product is still being sold.
Has anyone else been left with "Geographic Tongue" after using Optic White?
Three weeks using Optic White and I developed a condition called Geographic Tongue (google it!). The top layer of my tongue peels off in a different pattern all the time and I only used it for three weeks about a year ago - I wrote to Colgate at the time and they sent me $20 cheque and told me to post the product back. What a joke. At the time I thought my tongue would get better but it never has. I can't eat anything with salt, can't any more spicy food, even an onion makes it worse. I think many other people have been affected like this and would like to hear from them.
I still have my now empty tube of Optic White and the letter from Colgate.
i like it
I have been using this product along side my home tooth whitening kit (from my Dentist), i find it's a really effective maintenance product in between tooth whitening's.
My teeth feel really nice and clean afterwards, i can't use this product alone to whiten my teeth as i drink so much tea and red wine... :)
I would advise Do Not Use
I have had very good, mostly white teeth, (30yrs) and only used the toothpaste to lighten my teeth a bit. After using this toothpaste my teeth felt chalky and not smooth anymore, and a bit sensitive, and now I have noticed a crack in my front tooth yes I assure you it was not there before and no it is not from lightening it that I see it now (my front teeth have always been the lightest anyway and I study them regularly!). Behind my teeth at the bottom near the gums there is a strange build up or something going on so will have to go to a denti...st to address A.S.A.P. I fully believe that this toothpaste has ruined the enamel on my teeth a lot compared to what they were before, and they are not as smooth as I run my tongue along them. This product should have warnings regarding damaging enamel on teeth, but it does not. I feel like calling Colgate, actually you can call me! If it had not damaged my teeth I would have left a positive review, but I have not had a good experience at all.
Incredible results!! Suprised by the reviews on it though?!
My teeth have a slight yellow tinge to them which is caused by my smoking and morning coffees.
After running low on my usual toothpaste the white glo smokers formula which by the way is also a good contender,I saw the optic white on sale and thought i'de give it a go.
For the first week i noticed it lightened up slightly and was hopeful on the results if i continued.
It has been just over 3 weeks now and im glad i followed on. My teeth don't have a yellow tinge anymore
Obviously a health risk..
Never used to get canker sores before I started using this product. Each time it was "that time of the month" for me, I broke out in nasty canker sores, something that never happened to me before and funnily enough, it started right about the time I started using this product. went through very traumatic experiences of doctors mis-diagnosing me. you guys should be sued.
Questions & Answers
Iv been using the product for a month now and there is no difference !!!!! As a person living on an aged pension I splashed out to try it I'd like to hear from someone please. Thank you H Newark [number removed]
Is it safe to use Colgate Optic white to be used with someone that has tooth sensitivity?
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