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OCU tests 13 whitening toothpastes and says none of them work
09 February 2017 @ 14:19

A LEADING consumer organisation has tested 13 'whitening' toothpastes, and says they have all failed.

Using the so-called 'Vitapan' scale, the OCU says only five brands of toothpaste which claimed to whiten teeth did so by just one or two tones – barely enough to notice.

All toothpaste types were tested on at least two different people for a month, and the result is that 'it is not worth spending money' on those that purport to have a whitening effect, because tooth colour changes 'very little or not at all' as a result of their regular use.

Those which do reduce the yellow tinge very slightly are Binaca Blanqueante at the top, followed by Auchan Blancura, and Fluocaril Blanqueador, whilst the one which comes last is Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection.

The top two still only achieved one star out of five for whitening effect, although the Fluocaril scored two

Others which scored one out of five for whitening were Colgate Total Blanqueador, Denivit Anti-Manchas Intensivo, Colgate Sensation White, Carrefour's own-branded White Blancura Brillante, Sensodyne Blanqueante, Lidl's own-branded Dentalux Complex 5 Blanqueador, Colgate Max White One, Oral-B Pro-Expert Blancura Saludable, Oral-B 3D White Luxe Seductor, and Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection.

All scored four out of five for effectiveness of cleaning and stain-removal, except Oral-B Pro-Expert Blancura Saludable and Denivit Anti-Manchas Intensive, which scored the full five.


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