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Colgate Toothpaste

Colgate Toothpaste
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.83/5
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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: Feb. 15, 2020

        I was totally horrified to read other reviews of this product, I just couldn't believe how bad it tasted. I thought I was going crazy when I brushed my teeth and the toothpaste tasted like soap, it's terrible! I've used Colgate for years, but won't be any longer. Thankfully the taste was bad enough that I didn't continue using it, looks like that was a good decision given the horrible reactions others are describing! I had to throw out the rest of the tube. What on earth were they thinking?

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        Original review: Feb. 13, 2020

        Two weeks ago I bought Colgate Total Clean Between toothpaste. This was my preferred toothpaste. I didn't notice the new Formula tag on the tube/box until I put it in my mouth. It tastes like toilet bowl cleaner. Smells! It tasted awful and I tried repeatedly to rinse the flavor away. I can see how some people would experience a burning sensation after use. It tastes like chemicals. I sent my significant other to the drugstore to buy a different toothpaste. He came back with Colgate Total Whitening New Formula. This one tastes like mold! I have no choice but to change brands. I'm not one to go online and rate a product but I had to share this story because I thought I was crazy until I found this site.

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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Feb. 9, 2020

          Thank heavens I have found this site---I thought I was losing it. I have used Colgate Total for years and years. Never any issues. I bought a tube of the new formula in Jan 2020. OMG! What a mistake! The first time I used it I could feel the bubbling and burning sensation. The taste had a burning sensation. Is it too much hydrogen peroxide? What is happening? Within three days of usage the inside of my mouth was raw with tiny open sores and my lips were swollen. The burning was worse when rinsing with water. Is it the toothpaste? Nah---couldn't be. This is dangerous stuff especially for children!

          Now I find out that other people have the same or similar problems. I have since stopped using the product. Trouble is what product can I use without the issues of Total. Perhaps a change in brand would be safer. Wake up Colgate there is a problem with your new formula and it is not only in the USA (I am in Canada.). I will keep the offending product just in case you want to see the lot (something I cannot see on the tube.).

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          5 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
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          Original review: Feb. 8, 2020

          I woke up in the morning with swollen mouth and burning as hell gums. I am not freaking out because I had the same reaction few years ago when I was using Crest Prohealth. It costed me 5000 dollars because my insurance didn't want to pay for my bloodwork (my doctor couldn't figure out what is going on with me). I am in shock that the same thing happened after using Colgate. The brand that I trusted so much. I literally look like porn star after injections now with lips that covers half of my face. Really dissatisfied and disappointed. I wanted to share my experience because people can freak out about having cancer or any more serious disease. Just to calm them down... it's not a cancer... it's your toothpaste.

          4 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Feb. 3, 2020

          I have been a loyal Colgate user all my life. So, I was very disappointed, angry, and shocked when I came upon this site and found out that the irritation inside my mouth could be due to the new Colgate Total formulation. I had spent a good amount of time and energy trying to figure out the cause of the raw feeling, swelling, and inflammation inside of my mouth. I changed my diet and increased my fluid intake thinking that it was due to dehydration and I wasn't on any medications that might have caused these symptoms. Nothing worked. My mouth just felt raw and dry all of the time for months!!! I suspected everything else, but never the toothpaste.

          Ever since I switched to a different toothpaste, my mouth feels much, much better. The swelling has gone down and the mouth pain and discomfort have almost completely disappeared. I hope using this new formulated Colgate for months didn't cause any permanent damage to me and my family. I threw away the rest of the tubes as soon as I found this out. We will never use this product again.

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          5 people found this review helpful
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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Feb. 1, 2020

          Ok here's my story. I got a unopened bottle of Colgate optic white rinse. Used it 3 times. The first time brushed first then rinsed my mouth. Felt weird gums. Foaming around the teeth. Ah it's working? Next morning brushed again, rinsed again then rinsed with plain water. Teeth felt sore again. Wow this stuff is strong. Guess it's cleaning them up. Off to work. That night had some microwave popcorn. Ate it, brushed and rinsed again, flushed with water, went to bed. I awoke to a mouth full of teeth that felt loose swallow gums and on the foot of my mouth a big lump. Hurt like hell. Had a wake and a viewing to attend that morning.

          Saturday pain was like none I ever felt before. Called around. My dentist out of town. No one would take me. A family member a doctor had look at it. Said it looks like a blocked gland and infected gave me some antibiotics and steroids to take till I got into see my dentist. She confirmed it another script on antibiotic. So far I've been on 3 set of antibiotics pain still there swelling has gone down it's getting better. No cavities. Xrays clean. But still in pain there talking. Root canal now and I'm getting pissed. This seems to be the cause of my problem. And there lots more horror stories on this product. Where's a lawyer when you need one. Going on day 26 now. So if you never took this product don't. It's like drinking acid. Pain like I never had in my life. Leave it on the shelf or more like why is it still on the shelf? For me I'm going to speak to a lawyer. It's an unsafe product and I think people should be aware of it.

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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 30, 2020

          My family has been using Colgate for years, wouldn’t use anything else. Bought our usual 4 pack at Costco-did notice it’s now “advanced” new formula. Great right, could only be better? NOPE! After using the new formula I began having painful swelling in my gums. Since I didn’t know it was the toothpaste I assumed I just needed to brush more/better/longer. For three weeks my symptoms worsened. My gums would visibly swell, I had sores on the roof of my mouth, pressure in my teeth. I could barely eat, didn’t even want to talk. I was terrified my teeth were going to fall out. It was so bad I made an emergency dental appointment one morning. Dentist could see all the inflammation and sores, suggested a deep cleaning, so I did that day. That only made things worse as now my gums were open to get more of the toothpaste in them.

          I was in agony with the pain sores itching burning and then my tongue was starting to go numb. I started thinking this could be a reaction to something. Found this site and read about the numerous people having the same reaction to the stannous fluoride Colgate has added to this new formula. I immediately took a **. Brushed my teeth with only water and then rinsed with a mouthwash. Within hours I was feeling relief. Threw away the Colgate and days later almost back to normal. It’s been about two weeks and I’m almost fully healed from that nightmare. I say almost because I’m pretty sure there is some permanent damage to the area right behind my two front teeth. I’ve reached out to Colgate but nobody has responded. This should turn into a lawsuit if they don’t remove it from the stores. I’m honestly scarred after the torment that toothpaste caused.

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          11 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 26, 2020

          I immediately knew something was wrong when I started using a new tube this morning. The flavor is horrible and cheap tasting. I'm going to have to look for some of the older product to get me by in hopes they change it back. Otherwise I'll be looking for something new. Update: Two hours after brushing with the new formula I had a sour, metallic taste in my mouth. By that afternoon I had sores in my mouth and burning lips. Something is horribly wrong with this product! Do not use!

          8 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 13, 2020

          Bought Colgate Total serial # 481657 952341 7761 and it tastes horrible. Chemical taste, nasty breath after, very disappointed. Bought this product many times but this tube definitely has something wrong with it.

          7 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Jan. 13, 2020

          I've used Colgate Total since it came out. Loved that it kept my teeth feeling clean all day. Didn't think anything of the new formulation change. Around the holidays, partway into the first tube of my usual multi-pack, my tongue became painful and swollen. Then my lips and the entire inside of my mouth in quick succession. For the holidays, could only eat soft foods with plenty of liquids. Eating was excruciating. Talking was difficult. The pain would wake me up in the middle of the night it was so bad.

          Thinking back, this was the only thing that changed, and the pain first started after brushing one night. So I changed to an old tube from a friend, and the pain slowly subsided over more than a week. Since it had taken so long after the switch back, I thought maybe I was mistaken and it was worth a second try since I love Colgate Total and had two and half tubes of the new formulation keft. Waited over 2 weeks since the pain went away, and then returned to the new formulation. After 3 brushings with the new formula, the pain is returning. This is proof to me. The two and a half tubes are going in the trash and I'm switching brands.

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          10 people found this review helpful

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