Can provide 12 hour protection
New formula is not popular
Why did they do this?
I am so disappointed in the new formula for the Colgate Total, it is just awful. Why did they do this to a product that left your teeth and mouth feeling really clean. Like so many others, I have tried to get past the awful aftertaste. Please, please go back to the original recipe for the Colgate Total so my teeth can actually feel like they are clean!!!
Purchased in March 2021.
Not good, they should go back to the old formula
Sucks that it's not even an option anymore. I don't feel like my teeth are as clean afterwards (I go through the brush cycle 2x, one right after the other). I also miss the refreshing mint. The new formula is a gross flavor too.
Purchased in April 2020 at walgreens for $3.45.
VERY BAD!!!!! DONT BUY!!!!
this was AWEFUL!! made my teeth fall out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they also test on puppies and kittens and burn their skin off!!!!!!! if u buy this i will scalp you!!! gross!! stinky!!
Purchased in April 2021 at Woolworths for $20.00.
Dry mouth, trouble breathing
Ive used this product for over 15 years but have recently had terrible side effects due to the new formula change. Immediately after brushing my mouth drys out completely and my throat begins to tighten so that it’s very difficult to swallow and breath. I had to go to Emergency last night. Seriously warn against using this product.
Purchased in March 2020 at Coles.
New formula is terrible
New formula taste terrible
No more minty taste
Mouth feels terrible after use
Mouth very dry after use
If you like the taste of peroxide or toilet bowl cleaner you'll love the 'new formula" Colgate.
I will nolonger be buying Colgate.
Purchased in March 2020 at Costco.
new formula is terrible!!!
I've been using this toothpaste for most of my life & the new formula version is terrible! it tastes like terrible dentist teeth cleaning mixture, it also leaves a weird taste in your mouth for hours & it also dries my mouth out! I have 4 new tubes of this, I bought on special, will be giving those away & I'll be trying other brands now...no more wonderful minty after taste, now pure yuk! also tried the minty stripe one, almost as bad as this one..so another no.
Purchased in February 2020 at Coles.
Tastes like sand soap
I have used the silver tube for years, it was a gel. After many attempts of finding it anywhere and getting home with another white tube I'm over it. Tried using the white tube one for a week, it's like cleaning your teeth with minty sand soap. The taste is beyond terrible, it says in your mouth for ages, but it's not good
Purchased in February 2020 at Woolworths for $6.00.
Terrible taste and smaller tubes. they cut approx. 2 oz. off tube. I have used Colgate total for years and I will buy Crest next time. The new Colgate Total is terrible. Do not buy.
Purchased in January 2020 for $6.99.
soap for teeth
Colgate might be better suited as a body wash, the taste is like soap that stays in your mouth without any fresh taste. This product is gross and I have gone to a more expensive brand for my family, never buying colgate again.
Purchased in November 2019 at Coles.
I am in agony the last two days with a huge sore on my tongue and 4 mouth ulcers with more appearing. I can’t eat I can’t talk and it’s all down to using Colgate toothpaste. My sister was using the same one and also had sores all Over her tongue. Absolutely awful
Purchased in December 2019 for $4.00.
Foul *new* taste
Have been Colgate brand loyal for years. This soapy toothpaste is too much though. Foul taste during brushing that lingers for ages afterwards with no sense of clean and freshened breath at all. Terrible *improved formula*.
Purchased in November 2019 at Coles for $5.00.
Leaves a bad taste
Been using this for a bit, couldn't figure out why my mouth had a bad after taste and feel...It's the toothpaste! Something changed, but not buying it anymore. Feel like it's effected my gut too. Been off ever since I started using this.
Purchased at Costco.
New formula is burning us
My daughter opened a new Colgate Total and immediately complained that her mouth burned when using it. Then she noticed the New Formula on the tube. I tried it this morning and it foams a lot but the inside of my mouth did not feel burnt. Then the foam got onto my upper lip where I did feel the burning. Now I have a red line on my skin from where it touched me. I had the same reaction to the disinfectant they used on a resuscitation dummy. Colgate is going in the bin.
Purchased in November 2019.
'NEW' colgate total formula is crap.
It was great before. The Triclosan actually made a huge difference with your teeth and gums not feeling furry.
And there really is no health issue if you rinse out your mouth with water after brushing i.e. the instructions for brushing is actually to just spit out the toothpaste after brushing, with no rinse.
Imho, they took a great product, and completely junked it. :(
Purchased in October 2019 at Coles for $5.00.
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.
Questions & Answers
What happened to the Colgate Total Care toothpaste? It would come in a small tube that was meant to be used after brushing with regular toothpaste and it says to avoid food and drink for at least 3hrs to make it work on the teeth. It did a very thorough job of cleaning the teeth and removed stains effectively, actually. Beats me why you take off the market something that works better than anything else!
Hi The F. We think you may be referring to our Colgate Total Professional Weekly Clean toothpaste. We agree; this was a brilliant toothpaste! While Total Weekly Clean is no longer made, we recommend you try our Colgate Total Advanced Clean toothpaste as a daily use alternative
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.
If you want a proper fluoride treatment see your dentist / if you can afford it I suggest it it tastes like banana / if you can't afford it you could use the federal government dentist by phoning their 1300 number
Get an answer from our members and Colgate representatives
Colgate Total promises a thorough clean and protection from bacteria for 12 hours, provided you’ve been using the toothpaste for 4 continuous weeks.
This toothpaste is also designed to protect against the formation of cavities, plaque, tartar build-up and damage to enamel.
It should be noted that reviews submitted over the last 2 years frequently cite problems with a new formula used in Colgate Total. Reports commonly included complaints of a burning sensation, dry mouth, as well as an unpleasant aftertaste and watery consistency.
A number of these reviews were written by people who had happily used Colgate for several years prior to the formula change.
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