Colgate Optic White Product Reviews

What is Colgate Optic White?

Colgate Optic White is a product family consisting of whitening toothpastes, mouthwash, toothbrushes, and at-home whitening treatments.

In particular, Colgate’s Optic White Toothpastes are the leading whitening products on the market. They typically contain double the amount of whitening ingredients as many other kinds of toothpaste. Users can usually expect whiter teeth in as little as three days.

Whether it is tea, coffee, dark fruits, or tobacco, teeth are regularly exposed to foods, drinks, and other products. Over time, these substances can lead to discoloration (or stains). The products from the Colgate Optic White Family are known to whiten and brighten teeth, removing stains safely.

The use of ineffective toothpaste can result in poor oral hygiene, which can lead to many problems. This is why it is essential to choose a high quality toothpaste or whitening product.

For best results, always use Colgate Optic White products as directed on the packaging.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration 

There are many ways teeth can become discolored, including:

  • Antibiotic tetracycline use before age 8 
  • Consuming foods or drinks that temporarily stain the teeth, like tea, coffee, red wine, or iron-containing liquids 
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco 
  • Genetic defects that affect the tooth enamel, like dentinogenesis and amelogenesis
  • High fever at an age when teeth are developing
  • Poor oral care 
  • Tooth nerve damage 
  • Tooth demineralization and decay
  • Natural aging
  • Porphyria (a group of disorders resulting from a buildup of natural chemicals in the body)
  • Severe neonatal jaundice 
  • Too much fluoride from environmental sources (naturally high water fluoride levels) or ingestion of fluoride rinses, toothpaste, and high levels of fluoride supplements

Does Colgate Optic White Actually Work?

The Colgate Optic White toothpaste meets all of the American Dental Association’s  (ADA) criteria for an excellent toothpaste. These toothpastes clean your teeth efficiently and also provide gentle and safe whitening.

Tooth whitening has grown in popularity in recent years. Whiter teeth can improve confidence and create a more youthful appearance. 

The Colgate Optic White toothpaste is slightly more abrasive and has less fluoride than some other products on the market. However, when it comes to whitening toothpaste, it generally scores much higher than many other options.

The Colgate Optic White Toothpaste contains hydrogen peroxide. This is a common ingredient featured in over-the-counter whitening kits. Hydrogen peroxide is effective for whitening teeth and can help remove both intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

Intrinsic stains are found within the tooth structure, while extrinsic stains typically occur from accumulation of chromatogenic substances which develop on the external tooth surfaces, mainly in the pellicle.

It is also competitively priced and costs less than many whitening toothpastes and products, such as Sensodyne Extra Whitening Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth.

Are Colgate Whitening Products Safe on Enamel?

Colgate whitening products are enamel-safe and are designed to enhance, freshen, and protect your smile.

As surface stain removal toothpaste is abrasive to your enamel, it is best to protect your enamel following whitening. Always choose enamel-strengthening or enamel-protecting toothpaste. By keeping your enamel healthy, you can stop surface stains from returning.

Can I Use Colgate Optic White Products Daily?

Yes, Colgate Optic White products are formulated for daily use and are 100% enamel-safe. 

Nevertheless, you should always read the instructions on your toothpaste. If your toothpaste suggests daily use for the best results, follow these directions. If you experience tooth sensitivity, you can switch between regular and whitening toothpaste or choose a whitening toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.

Why Trust Us? How We Judge Whitening Products

All medical content on this site, including this guide and other product reviews, is written by our team of experienced writers and researchers. 

All NewMouth writers vet products that are recommended and reviewed in the industry. In cases where this is not possible, our team will:

  • Compare positive and negative reviews on the products
  • Talk to company leaders to ensure their products are safe and effective
  • Look into costs to ensure customers are getting the best quality products at reasonable prices
  • Read research studies to compare the pros and cons of each product

Every piece of content is heavily reviewed before publication. All content on NewMouth is also medically reviewed by a licensed dentist, specifically any content where we recommend products. 

Our dentists are specifically instructed to flag any recommendations they don’t agree with. Any products that don’t meet their professional standards are removed.

Review of Colgate Optic White Products

The NewMouth team put together a list of Colgate’s best whitening products. Read below for our full review:

colgate optic white renewal

Optic White® Renewal Toothpaste

Colgate champions the Optic White Renewal Toothpaste as its best whitening toothpaste. Containing three percent hydrogen peroxide, the formula is proven to whiten teeth beyond surface stains.

This solution is renowned for removing up to ten years of yellow stains with unprecedented whitening power (while remaining safe for enamel). For best results, it is essential to brush your teeth twice daily for four weeks.

Colgate stain fighter toothpaste

Optic White® Stain Fighter®

Colgate Optic White Stain Fighter Toothpaste is known for removing six times more surface stains with micro-polishing action. It features clinically proven technology to safely and effectively remove surface stains. It also helps prevent new stains from developing, so your teeth can remain whiter longer.

For best results, use this product daily for two weeks or longer.

Colgate overnight whitening pen

Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen

This product allows users to whiten their teeth while they sleep. When used as directed, the Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen is known to remove 15 years' worth of stains in just one week. For best results, two weeks of treatment is recommended.

Each pen contains 35 nightly treatments. The enamel-safe formula contains three percent hydrogen peroxide and is designed for ‘no tooth sensitivity’ during and after whitening sessions.

The pen is easy to use. Click the back of the whitening pen and apply the formula to clean dry teeth. The formula dries within seconds and remains on the teeth while you sleep. To remove the formula, brush your teeth when you wake up the following day.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Optic White® Advanced Toothpaste

The Optic White Advanced Toothpaste intensely whitens up to four shades. It features two percent hydrogen peroxide.

Unlike typical toothpaste, the enamel-safe formula deeply whitens teeth from the inside out. For best results, brush your teeth twice daily (for six weeks).

Colgate Optic White Gel Professional Whitening Take home Kit

Ionic Teeth Whitening Touch Up Optic White® Professional

The Iconic Teeth Whitening Touch Up Optic White Kit features breakthrough ionic technology to whiten teeth. Use it for ten minutes (five days in a row) to see results.

The product is designed to provide zero tooth sensitivity, and the silicone tray is comfortable and well-fitting. You can expect improvements of over seven shades (when used consistently).

This whitening touch-up kit is available for purchase through your local dentist’s office.

Resources

(1) Whitening Toothpaste 101: The Basics of Daily Whitening, Colgate 

(2) Tooth - abnormal colors, MedlinePlus, June 2020

(3) Optic White® Stain Fighter®, Colgate 

(4) Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen, Colgate

(5) Optic White® Advanced Toothpaste, Colgate

(6) Colgate® Optic White® Professional Touch-Up Whitening, Colgate

(7) Optic White® Renewal Toothpaste, Colgate 

(8) Carey, Clifton M. “Tooth whitening: what we now know.” The journal of evidence-based dental practice vol. 14 Suppl (2014): 70-6

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