New Colgate Total 12 unpleasantly dominates taste buds for hours, thereby ruining their purpose.
I have used 'normal' Colgate toothpaste for decades but am currently looking for a 'normal' replacement. Something has changed and it's not good. It's impossible to ignore the new unpleasant, dominant and lingering taste on the tongue, primarily on the tip. It's irritating.
For no good reason, GladWrap strangely changed the cutting edge on their product. It wasn't long before they sensibly reverted to the original design with each subsequent new product displaying the words, in big bold caps, 'Original Cutter'. Too silly for words. I suggest, ...Colgate will need to do the same. My wife agrees. Unfortunately, we bought several tubes on special at Coles; and thankfully, we only have one more tube to go. It seems, Colgate has lost our previously loyal and happy custom, as did GladWrap for two years. Approximately, three years ago, I tried using Colgate's Whitening paste only to later discover both of my front teeth had begun rotting/flaking. My dentist's reaction was to ask, "What on earth have you done to your teeth?" I felt too embarrassed to reply. He did his best to 'file' them down to make the damage less noticeable. Understandably, I was horrified by the experience and threw the remaining tubes away lest any other family member was tempted to try using it. I trust my feedback is taken in the spirit in which it is given, and perhaps help others. I rarely make the effort to provide written feedback in case it attracts unwanted attention and unsolicited emails. Kind regards, Anthony
Purchased in May 2019 at Chatswood Chase Coles supermarket for $4.00.
I have always relied on Colgate as my preferred toothpaste brand, but now it’s time to look elsewhere. Just purchased a new tube of the same Total 12 I always buy, but they’ve definitely changed the formula because this one is awful! The taste left in my mouth is like a mixture of soap and bile, and makes me feel nauseous. Needless to say, I will be throwing this away asap!
Leaves a bad taste
I have always used Colgate toothpaste but for the past few months I have been left with a bad, almost stale, taste in mouth after brushing my teeth. It’s almost like I need to chew gum to get rid of the taste.
I now have about 5 tubes of different Colgate toothpastes from the gel to original in my bathroom hoping that one was the culprit but unfortunately all of them are leaving my mouth feeling the same.
I have read in other reviews that Colgate has changed their formula so before I visit my GP to check me for anything sinister due to this foul taste in my mouth can this be confirmed ?
New formula is rubbish
I have been using Colgate Total for most of my life and never had a complaint until now. They have recently changed their formulas on all products (including "original") and they ALL taste horrible and do nothing to stop bad breath. From a bit of reading on the internet, it seems that they no longer use Triclosan, the antibacterial ingredient that helps stop bad breath. Given the outcry from everyone's recent reviews they should seriously consider going back to their original "original" formula. Until then, I will no longer be a Colgate customer.
Purchased in September 2019.
Colgate Pro Clean Breath Toothpaste
We've used various Colgate toothpaste varieties and never really had a problem with the taste. However the PRO CLEAN BREATH taste horrible. Taste like its been contaminated with soap or some type of detergent. I called customer support/feedback and they informed me that this was a common complaint of this product.
Purchased in August 2019.
New formula is not for me.
Leaves an awful taste and feeling in my mouth, like some chemical residue has been left behind that I'm forced to swallow in my saliva as I eat breakfast, or at night as I sleep. Not even going to finish this tube. The fact that they pushed "great taste" in their ad campaign for this formula speaks volumes.
Tastes like punishment.
Colgate Total Pro Clean Breath toothpaste tastes disgusting. The first time I used it, I thought I’d accidentally sprayed my toothbrush with tile cleaner while cleaning around the bathroom sink. Nope. The next day, the same soapy taste persisted, even though I had opened up a new toothbrush. Last time I tasted something as soapy was when mum washed my mouth out with actual soap for saying crude words. Binned after 2 uses.
Purchased in September 2019.
I have used this as my go to toothpaste for years now. It always does the trick and seems to be priced reasonably at the supermarket. The taste and texture is good. Never any complaints. One suggestion though, avoid drinking orange juice after brushing
I’ve loved the gel and couldn’t stand the paste but the new formula leaves me preferring the paste and even the paste is bad. I get the change in size while keeping the price the same or higher. That’s business. But the quality of the toothpaste is unacceptable. Both gel and paste are runny and foam. I’ll be looking for another toothpaste once the tubes I’ve purchased are done.
Purchased in April 2019 at Walmart .
Watery Colgate Total is Terrible
I agree with the observations of others. Actually the reason I checked is to see if others had noticed the same thing I've noticed. My wife and I have used Colgate for over 40 years. First, the toothpaste now almost flows out of the tube like water. I figure Colgate must be adding water to their formula to boost profits. I haven't really noticed a bad taste, but it doesn't taste as good as before either. And when our grandsons are brushing their teeth they are making a real mess because the toothpaste is so runny. Anyway, if they don't get the old formula and consistency back soon I will be looking for another brand of toothpaste.
Purchased in June 2019 at Superstore .
New formula is horrible
I have only used Colgate for my entire life, 70+years. A few months ago I picked up Colgate with New written on the box. It certainly is not as good as the original formula. It leaves the most horrible aftertaste and I am now looking for something other than Colgate as I want the fresh taste back in my mouth.
Purchased in March 2019 at Costco and Sobeys .
The new Colgate Total is HORRIBLE
I have used old-formula Colgate Total for over 10 years and it's the only toothpaste I've liked. The new version tastes TERRIBLE, leaves a horrible aftertaste, and does not make my teeth feel nearly as clean. I hate it. I bought Crest for the first time in my life this week. WHY did they change such a great product to such a terrible one?
Purchased in June 2019.
Tongue & mouth raw
Colgate Total blue gel, stating anti-bacterial, anti sensitivity properties. Requires user to wash out once. Recommended by dentist. Switched from sensitive product. Within 6 weeks- Tip of tongue, edge & top of mouth irritation, throat sore. Loss of taste, all round redness in mouth & throat. If you find yourself going ""blah"" after using any toothpaste like this... STOP! Ingredient I think is the culprit is triclosan. Google that! Still on shelves and watch out for overseas products sold across all stores including chemists.
Purchased in April 2019 at Chemist for $4.50.
Colgate Total is now terrible
I have used Colgate for about 40 years now and Colgate Total for about 20 years. After purchasing this New and Improved formula, I noticed a terrible taste in my mouth. It foams up and seems like it is watered down. My teeth feel like they are not clean at all no matter how long I brush. The reason why people use a certain brand and a certain type of toothpaste is because they like it. Why did they have to change it? I'm switching brands now.
Purchased in June 2019 for $2.99.
I have used Colgate forever. After purchasing this New and Improved formula, I noticed a terrible taste in my mouth. Also my tongue feels burned and I have blisters in my mouth. It has taken me weeks to figure out it is the toothpaste. I stated reading other people’s issues and realized that is what I felt like. It is awful! I have wasted money on three different tubes thinking it was just the flavor in one. My mouth feels like it is on fire. I will never buy this again. The new formula is also staining to the teeth. I pray my taste gets back to normal. This metal taste is awful!
Purchased in March 2019 for $4.00.
Colgate Total Advanced Fresh Get Toothpaste
Much preferred your previous formula of Total Advanced Fresh Gel Toothpaste than the so called 'new & improved' one. This product is new but it is not improved. The new formula is more like a watered down fluid than a paste/gel & does not clean my teeth to a smooth finish like the previous formula did. Not happy at all. Why change when there was nothing wrong with the original? Sorry but I will definitely not be buying this product again.
Purchased in April 2019.
New formula is revolting and causes severe irritation inside mouth after 1st use!!!!
Wish I could give it no stars!!! Our entite family have used colgate toothpaste forever (40 plus years) and have never had any problems until I tried this new formula from colgate total!! As soon as I started brushing the taste was horrible but the worst was yet to come. As soon as I had finished cleaning my teeth my tongue felt burnt, rough and numb, the inside of my cheeks felt rough with little blister type abrasions on them. The inside of my mouth still feels swollen! And the aftertaste is terrible. I have been rinsing my mouth constantly s...ince I used this product a couple of hours ago and the taste is still there.... As are the little blisters and numbness. I actually feel sick to the stomach from the constant taste being in my mouth no matter how many times I rinse. Why change a perfectly good product for this garbage? I will be complaining to colgate directly and changing brands immediately. And the 3 tubes I bought last week have already been thrown in the bin where they belong! Buyer beware!
Not a fan of the new formula
I have been using Colgate Original for the past 15 years - it has been great, the best toothpaste ever. However the new formula is very bad! Can I still buy the previous paste anywhere?
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What fluorine derivative ised in this product?
According to the box in my cupboard, it's 0.22% w/w Sodium Fluoride. Also contains Triclosan. Hope this helped.
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