View Full Version : Cheaper Toothpaste Whitens Best

07-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Ok, so maybe this thread does not belong in the food section...however, after you eat the food that is discussed on this forum, you will eventually have to brush your teeth.

I am not real concerned about teeth whitening, however, I know many people here do. According to this study, Colgate is the best toothpaste for whitening

Test Shows Cheaper Toothpaste Whitens Best

Consumer Reports Calls Many Ads Misleading

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Can toothpaste make your teeth whiter the way the ads claim?

To find out, Consumer Reports tested 41 brands of toothpaste. What the magazine found is there is no correlation between those claims and stain-removing ability.

In fact, CR said even the seven brands with peroxide, which is what whitening strips and professionals use, lightened or bleached out stains no better overall than other toothpastes.

One toothpaste did stand out as a stain remover. Consumer Reports said one brand -- Ultrabrite All in One Advanced Whitening -- stands out as a stain remover. It contains no peroxide and costs just 28 cents an ounce -- roughly one-tenth the cost of the most expensive brand.

Others receiving high marks include Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Luminous and Colgate Tartar Control Whitening Gel.