OzBargainer toothpaste

Ok…so gnawing on twigs and chewing mint leaves doesn't cut it in 2018.
What is OzBargain's favourite cheap but trustworthy quality toothpaste?

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  • +2 votes

    Any with fluoride will do the trick. Everything else is marketing

  • +2 votes

    I have sensitive teeth, I use the Colgate Sensitive Relief Pro from Reject Shop. $2 each.

    • +5 votes

      I have sensitive teeth,

      Have you tried some cement to harden them up?

      • +3 votes

        Tried, ended up their fillings(feelings) got hurt and I have to send my teeth for therapy. :P

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      Their non sensitive Colgate is only a dollar from the reject shop, which is what I use.

      Can’t find any reputable toothpaste for cheaper

  • +2 votes

    Definitely not cheap at $11 for ~56g. I'm currently using NeutraFluor 5000 because I had holes just starting to develop in my teeth. The NeutraFluor 5000 (made by Colgate) has caused the holes to go away so in the long run, it has saved me from multiple dentist visits.

    NB: I do not condone going to a pharmacy and just buying this. Consult your dentist.

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      That's really expensive and I am glad it is working for you!

    • +5 votes

      Yep, do not go get that unless you see a dentist. Risks of causing fluorosis, bone problems from ingesting etc. Normal toothpaste is 1000ppm fluoride. Neutrafluor is 5000ppm

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    I stocked up on Colgate Optic White when I was in Vietnam. It cost like 1/4 of the cost there than here.

  • +1 vote

    The ALDI Colgate homage seems to work fine. Otherwise, whatever is half-price at the supermarket

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    Toothpastes with a high silica or calcium carbonate content would be better at cleaning your teeth, which is what a toothpaste's job essentially is. Anything more than this is your personal preference (eg. whitening, sensitivity, flavouring, etc).

    • +3 votes

      Technically no, it is good at abrading your teeth. I always recommend low abrasive, fluoride toothpaste. It is the mechanical action of a soft toothbrush, combined with the re-mineralising action of fluoride that is good for teeth

      • +5 votes

        Regarding what is good for teeth, prevention is better than a cure. I still do anyway, but if you don't eat carbohydrates (processed foods, most "drinks", starchy vegetables, fruits, etc.), especially simple ones (sugar), you barely need to brush your teeth! If I only eat meat after brushing my teeth, they're still immaculate by the end of the day.

        I don't expect many to follow my advice, but my point is that diet is even more important to dental health than brushing. Soft drink consumption, a bath of enamel dissolving carbonic acid (and phosphoric acid in Coke) plus bacteria feeding sugar, is awful for teeth (and your health more generally). If you must consume sugary foods or drinks it's a great idea to rinse your mouth out with water as soon as possible.

        • -1 vote

          I don't expect many to follow my advice

          I hope not because it's really bad advice to avoid carbs completely. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a balanced diet from good food sources such as fruits and vegies.

          Eating meat will often leave bits stuck between your teeth.

          I agree with the sugary, processed crap though.

          • +1 vote

            @subywagon:

            Carbohydrates are an essential part of a balanced diet

            There are essential proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, but no carbohydrate is essential. Carbohydrates only provide food energy. And food energy is overly abundant in most people's diets.

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              @Scrooge McDuck:

              Carbohydrates only provide food energy.

              Yes food energy. The energy we need to run our bodies and brain on. Carbs are stored as glycogen in our muscles, the energy our muscles use. If you don't consume enough carbs your body will use protein for other functions and your muscles will miss out on utilising it for growth and repair.

              And food energy is overly abundant in most people's diets.

              That is very true, though I said as part of a balanced diet. Not all carbs are equal, but many from good sources are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

              I hope you are eating some carbs, look into it a little more.

              Anyways, I'm sure you're set in your ways, as I am in mine. My nutrition (including lots of carbs from mostly good sources) suits my active lifestyle well. I'm very low in fat and have a fair amount of muscle.

              • +2 votes

                @subywagon:

                Yes food energy. The energy we need to run our bodies and brain on.

                Carbohydrates only provide food energy. But food energy isn't only provided by carbohydrates. The human body runs just fine on proteins and fats. In the absence of carbohydrates, glycogen stores become depleted and the body switches to ketosis, producing ketone bodies from fat by ketogenesis. Ketone bodies produced from stored body fat provide the brain with a stable fuel source. This is unlike blood glucose which is unstable and fluctuates depending on carbohydrate intake. The consumption of simple carbohydrates as in processed foods, most "drinks", starchy vegetables and sweet fruits leads to a sharp insulin response followed by a blood sugar crash which causes lethargy and hunger for more carbohydrates. This roller coaster of blood glucose and insulin causes fat storage and, over time, can cause insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

                Most cells in the body can run on ketone bodies, but for those that require glycogen, it is produced from fats by gluconeogenesis.

                Carbs are stored as glycogen in our muscles, the energy our muscles use.

                Only when the muscles are depleted of glycogen as in the recovery period after exercise (and ketosis). Otherwise carbohydrates are stored as body fat if their food energy isn't required. This is the case for the vast majority of people since they don't perform nearly enough exercise to adequately deplete stored glycogen.

                Stored glycogen is only necessary for strength athletes to provide their muscles with a rapid fuel source. Endurance athletes can utilise stored body fat as a long-lasting fuel source (ketosis). And everyone else can benefit from the stable energy, decreased hunger, decreased insulin resistance and increased fat burning from ketosis.

                If you don't consume enough carbs your body will use protein for other functions and your muscles will miss out on utilising it for growth and repair.

                Not if you consume adequate proteins AND fats.

                Not all carbs are equal, but many from good sources are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

                So are meats and leafy green vegetables.

                I hope you are eating some carbs, look into it a little more.

                I liked the part where you defended your prior assertion that carbohydrates are essential… Oh wait, you didn't! Because you can't, because you're wrong.

                Anyways, I'm sure you're set in your ways, as I am in mine.

                No, speak for yourself. My mind is always open.

                My nutrition (including lots of carbs from mostly good sources) suits my active lifestyle well. I'm very low in fat and have a fair amount of muscle.

                Good for you! But where are the pictures???

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                  @Scrooge McDuck: Lol Paleo Pete is that you?

                  I like the part where you try to misconstrue my assertion in an attempt to support your own dangerous fad diet views. Actually, I don’t. I find it very boring. Especially when I clearly asserted that carbs are an essential part of a balanced diet, not essential to life. There are many things you could skip and still live but it wouldn’t mean you’d be healthy or having a complete and well balanced diet.

                  I don’t need to defend my assertion that carbohydrates are essential for a well-balanced diet, because it is backed up 100% by real, established science, not pseudo-science spouted by “fitness gurus” trying to sell a “Magic Pill” to vulnerable people.

                  over time, can cause insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

                  I like how you mention negatives of fat storage over time, and then went on to mention negatives of carb free, high meat and fat diets over time… Oh wait, you didn’t! That would because the negatives of a carb free diet (cancer, cardiovascular disease, bad gut microbiome health, even bad breath and I could go on…) far outweigh the benefits in the long run – if you last that long with it that is. You may lose fat rapidly in a short time, but they call fad diets such as paleo and keto yo-yo diets for a reason.

                  Not if you consume adequate proteins AND fats.

                  lol You mean the copious amounts of meats and fats you need to consume to adequately supply enough protein for muscle development?

                  If it wasn’t so dangerous it would be almost hilarious that you are trying to make up for a deficiency in your unbalanced diet by upping the amount of proteins and fats through meat etc to unsafe levels over a long period of time when you could simply, and safely gain your energy needs from a healthy amount of good carbs.

                  Otherwise carbohydrates are stored as body fat if their food energy isn't required. This is the case for the vast majority of people since they don't perform nearly enough exercise to adequately deplete stored glycogen.

                  I think you are confusing carbohydrates with high calorie diets, i.e over eating.

                  Next you’ll be telling me something crazy like I shouldn’t be using sunscreen as I’m rubbing poisonous chemicals all over my body and that I should be feeding my infant bone broth instead of formula. I’m sure you already alluded to your belief that fruit is bad for you.

                  No, speak for yourself. My mind is always open.

                  When I said I’m set in my ways and you in yours, I was merely being polite as I’m not really interested in wasting time arguing over something that is already well established scientific fact, the importance of a balanced diet. Especially considering how brainwashed and cultish the followers of such fads become. I guess I am closed minded in that I’m only really open to facts supported by science and not spouted by snake oil salesmen. Perhaps instead of being so open minded you should become more of a cynic and question things more rather than following fads?

                  So again I’m not interested in arguing the case for good nutrition against a fad diet. That will be the responsibility of your doctor in the future when you are seeing them due to cardiovascular, cancer and stroke issues.

                  Good for you! But where are the pictures???

                  Lol nice try. I’m not interested in sending nudes either, no bobs and vegene from me ;) Though I have seen pics of Paleo Pete topless at the beach, and if his under-developed, skinny fat body is the result of a carb free diet, then yeah, no thanks.

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          Yes, and fruit juice. Sugary and highly acidic.

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        I'm interested to know what toothpaste you, as a dentist use then Tech5?

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    regular Colgate Total, not the whitening stuff
    combine with egiftcard and when they have a sale etc

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      I used to use the Total range, but have swapped to other toothpastes that do not contain Triclosan, since there has been studies and questions raised about its health effects and safety, in disrupting hormones and antibiotic resistance.

      FDA has now banned the use of Triclosan in some products but allow it in Toothpastes due to risk/benefit analysis showing it to be favourable for Gingivitis. Just to be clear, it is my personal decision to avoid it, I am not advocating any stand. But just raising awareness about the Triclosan issue.

      FDA: 5 Things to Know About Triclosan Dec 2017
      Why Is Triclosan in Toothpaste?

      Last bit of article is interesting:

      Editor's note: The statement from Colgate Palmolive was modified after publication. It originally noted that the study’s authors said they don’t consider oral exposure to triclosan toothpaste to be a health risk. In a followup exchange, however, the study authors told Consumer Reports that assessing the potential health risks of oral exposure to triclosan would require rigorous toxicology studies and is outside the scope of their expertise.

  • +4 votes

    I wash my teeth with a rag on a stick.

  • +3 votes

    Cedel - aussie owned and made
    $2 on special regularly at woollies

    and the "free" stuff the dentist hands out at every checkup
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    • +2 votes

      There is no way they are good for teeth unless thoroughly rinsed out and used as a brush. In which case just use a toothbrush

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        An uncle told me suagrcanes are good for the teeth and I believed it's true. I am born in an Asia country where sugarcane is readily available. Whenever i go back to visit my hometown, my relatives knows that I love sugarcane and would buy me a bag of it to chew on.
        Guess what, I am quite lazy to brush my teeth.
        Since young, I only brush my teeth once a day, although it's recommended to brush at least twice a day.
        Recently, due to experiencing sensitivity in my upper teeth, i googled it and apparently, brushing too much or too hard could cause sensitivity as well, possibly by thinning the enamel protecting the tooth.
        4 decades into my life, I have not need to fill my teeth or any big issues with my teeth.
        I also know of people who dont brush their teeth much and have perfectly fine teeth.
        I am not advising not to brush your teeth but definitely believe sugarcane helps.
        I believe chewing on sugarcane would help to strengthen the teeth and gums as well.
        Drinking some water afterwards just helps to rinse off excess sugar in the mouth.

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          I'm from an Asian country as well and understand the importance we place on myths, wives tales, stories passed through generations etc. But mostly not true from a scientific perspective.

          All of these things you don't do, help reduce the likelihood of decay. Doesn't mean all your teeth will rot out of your skull. It depends on your diet as well.

          Finally, there is another problem not related to tooth decay. Gum and bone disease. It happens when you don't brush your teeth and leave plaque around the gums. The problem with this gum and bone disease is, there are no symptoms that you will notice. The first symptom you will notice is teeth being wobbly or an infection. Usually happens to the 60+ from a lifetime of accumulated damage. Only solution by that time is to extract the tooth. And you know what they all say? "Ive had not had problem with my teeth for my whole life, why did it suddenly start now?"

          Well they did have problems. They just did not know about it.

  • +1 vote

    Which ever has the yellow back ground behind the $sign on it

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    Charcoal

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    You can make your own with bicarb soda, coconut butter, peppermint essential oil and maybe some xylitol.

  • +1 vote

    Has anyone else made the mistake of buying 'Colgate' toothpaste with Vietnamese writing on it only to find it is not even close to real Colgate?

    • +1 vote

      What is it like?

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        It was a while ago but I recall it not having that certain 'bite' that Colgate has.
        Having only ever used other brands rarely I'd have to say I well recognised the difference.

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      this. Imported Colgate from Reject Shop etc irritates the back of my mouth, makes me want to cough the stuff out - terrible.
      Never skimped on toothpaste since

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    To summarise so far, all toothpaste do the job, and the cheapest are:
    Coles brand, Aldi brand, and Cedel (from Woolies, Aussie made), All Smiles

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    I've always found that any toothpaste you're not using now will "feel" great on the first try. Although it negates the effect I just mentioned, I also feel that a freshly opened tube "feels" more effective at cleaning plaque.

    Has anyone here tried Biomin or Novamin (I think in Australia it's only in Sensodyne Repair and Protect)? You read about stuff in the news and then nothing for years…

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    My god I love Plax mouthwash Green Tea flavour diluted with water. On sale this week at WW.

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    ALL SMILES OR DENTITEX

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    The green Colgate - feels minty for a minute after then goes away

  • +1 vote

    When WW phase products from home brand to their new stupid Aldi mimics like All Smiles they reduce them to get rid of them.

    Currently working my way through 45 tubes of half price home brand tooth paste.

    Also have a 2 year supply of HB canola oil spray and 5kg of dishwasher powder (which I mix at a 1:1.5 ratio with discount online finish) all at half price.

    Keep an eye on non perishables as they rebrand.

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      Currently working my way through 45 tubes of half price home brand tooth paste.

      Holy shit you're dedicated
      I have some old Oral-B toothpase that I struggle to use and dispose of, because boredom and bought too many when they were cheap at Chemist Warehouse

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    If you have sesitive skin on your lips find no sls toothpaste but the toothpaste should have flouride

  • +1 vote

    I Dentitex Total Care Plus Whitening Toothpaste from aldi seems to work well

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