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Feb 7, 2002 11:35 AM
In an attempt to coax this board away from politics for a bit, I started thinking about inane topics to discuss.

I settled on toothpaste. I use Colgate toothpaste, but I am overwhelmed by the choices in store. All those different types. Out of curiosity, I went to the Colgate website to get a definitive list. Here is what I found:

  • Colgate Total
  • Colgate Total Plus Whitening
  • Colgate Total Fresh Stripe
  • Colgate 2 in 1 toothpaste & mouthwash
  • Colgate Sparkling White Tartar Control
  • Colgate Sparkling Baking Soda & Peroxide
  • Colgate Sensation whitening
  • Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength
  • Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength Plus Whitening
  • Colgate tartar control plus Whitening (Mint Paste and Blue Mint Gel)
  • Colgate baking soda & peroxide whitening
  • Colgate Tartar Control with baking soda & peroxide (Fresh Mint Blue Striped Gel and Clean Mint Green Striped Gel)
  • Colgate tartar control toothpaste (Mint Paste, Mint Gel)
  • Colgate Cavity Protection (Great Regular Flavor, Mint Paste, Winterfresh Blue Mint Gel)

And this doesn't even include the Children's characters toothpaste:

  • Colgate Star Wars toothpaste
  • My First Colgate toothpaste with Barney
  • Colgate Barbie toothpaste
  • Colgate Looney Tunes toothpaste
  • Ultra Brite toothpaste

Do we really need all this toothpaste?

The lamest name has to be Colgate Cavity Protection. Isn't that the point? Does that imply that the other types don't have cavity protection?

When did whitening become so important?

I heard that baking soda does nothing except make your mouth feel clean. What's the real story?

I'll bet I can beat Barney to death with My First Colgate toothpaste. At least I think I have to try.
Isn't capitalism great?McAndrus
Feb 7, 2002 11:47 AM
Isn't capitalism great? No, wait .... that's a politics discussion. Sorry.

And you haven't even gotten to the other brand names yet. Aim, Gleem, Ipana (showing my age).
re: ToothpasteBikingVIking
Feb 7, 2002 12:19 PM
I, too, will diverge from the political topics to opine about the multitude of toothpaste brands available to the American public.

It's all a UN conspiracy!! The rest of the world hates us and wants us to become part of their loving World community (read steal our money!!) First of all, all of that whitening agent is really a mind-numbing substance developed by the Democratic Party to lessen resistance by the freedom-loving Republicans. It's all apart of the grand scheme of ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. Once resistance has subsided, the UN/Dems will then confiscate ALL firearms in the USA and dump them in the ocean, leaving us defensless in front of the hordes of UN "black helicopters" which are filled with multinational "peacekeepers". Once the remaining pockets of resistance have been locked in "re-education camps", Kofi Annan will then be the FIRST President of the WORLD!!!!!!!!

Am I the only one who sees this!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Toothpaste conspiracySpinchick
Feb 7, 2002 1:34 PM
It is well know among SETI members that extra-terrestrial communication with human beings takes place though dental enamel. And metal braces only enhance the clarity of these transmissions. I had braces for four years - let me tell you I have heard some things...

Do YOU believe?
The truth is out there. (nm)IAM
Feb 7, 2002 1:47 PM
Yes, you're the only one who sees this :-) nmMcAndrus
Feb 7, 2002 2:01 PM
Don't you ever wonder...mr_spin
Feb 7, 2002 2:27 PM
On Star Trek, the Enterprise will show up at a planet, hail it, and one guy will respond. The president of the world. I always wonder, how do you come up with a president of the world? The people on this board can't agree on anything--how is it possible for one guy to represent the world?

I always figured the first guy who responds to the hail calls himself president. Either whoever happens to be at the one planetary receiver, or some kid who just happens to be screwing around with his home built unit when the Enterprise shows up. The Star Trek guys will never know.

It would be funny if one time the viewer comes on the screen and it's some punk kid in a messy room, wires and circuit boards everywhere, and posters of Korn and Britney Spears on the wall. "Dude! I'm the, uh, President of the world!" Then his mom yells up from downstairs: "Johnny, turn off that thing and come down here this instant!" Meanwhile, the captain turns to his first officer and says "If he's the president of the world, what is her title!!?"
This is america. we need 15 varieties of everything (nm)FBM
Feb 7, 2002 2:16 PM
Feb 7, 2002 3:57 PM
I looked up Crest (I am really bored at work today!) and they only have nine:

  • Dual Action Whitening
  • MultiCare Advanced Cleaning
  • MultiCare
  • Extra Whitening
  • Cavity Protection
  • Tartar Protection
  • Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening
  • Sensitivity Protection
  • Kid's Cavity Protection

I love the Extra Whitening one. What a great name. When white isn't white enough, you need extra whitening!
Gregg, can we get a Toothpaste forum? ToothpasteReview.Com?(nm)js5280
Feb 7, 2002 2:21 PM
Include an area for non-Toothpaste discussions. nmMB1
Feb 7, 2002 2:28 PM
I'm sure it would only take mere hoursSpinchick
Feb 7, 2002 3:28 PM
before people started flaming each other in the "which is better - paste or gel" debates.

Oh and, gel RULES!
Are you crazy in the head? Gel sucks!mr_spin
Feb 7, 2002 3:38 PM
Paste rules!


Years ago, my father showed me how to get scratches out of plastic watch face by using toothpaste as a polishing compound. You can't do that with gels - it has to be paste. I've been a paste man ever since. Actually, I was a paste man before that. I'll just shutup now.
I'm sorry, I have to disagree...Spinchick
Feb 7, 2002 4:15 PM
ever dribble some paste on your clothes? IT STAINS! Gel does not. Gel is by far the superior tooth cleaner.

ohandcampyrulestoo. DOH! Did I just say that? Sorry, I'm feeling a little cantankerous today.
The secret...mr_spin
Feb 7, 2002 4:25 PM
Always brush your teeth naked!
I never wear anything on my teeth! nmSpinchick
Feb 7, 2002 4:28 PM
I'm a toothpaste newbie, can you help me pick out a toothpaste?Billy Bob
Feb 7, 2002 5:07 PM
I've looking into getting into brushing my teeth but don't know what toothpaste to use. Can you help me? Also, I've been looking at the new compact toothbrushes vs. the standard ones. What is the difference? Which ones are more comfortable for someone just starting? I've included a picture if that helps.

Thanks y'all!
Billy Bob
Oh fool, you need the off-road toothpaste board. nmMB1
Feb 7, 2002 6:41 PM
Oh fool, you need the off-road toothpaste board. nmcp123
Feb 7, 2002 7:25 PM
how can i work out whether my toothbrush fits because sometimes i get pains in my jaw...- and if i cut the end off to reduce the weight, will i be able to clean my teeth faster?
It's not about the brush...nmSpinchick
Feb 8, 2002 5:56 AM
D'ats funny, hmm...I'll check with Francis and Linda...gregg
Feb 12, 2002 11:19 AM
...that would be one heckuva logo for a jersey? 'bout this??gregg
Feb 12, 2002 11:38 AM
I don't know, think we gotta a winner here...
nice job, Gregg...Spinchick
Feb 12, 2002 2:52 PM
can I get that on a t-shirt with my screen name on the back?

Hmm...flosschick, mr_gum, JS Dental Shop...gregg
Feb 13, 2002 9:04 AM
...the possibilities are endless.
As a Licensed Electrical Contractor I have to say...OutWest
Feb 8, 2002 7:30 PM
...I like the Barney paste, and sometimes I dribble toothpaste all over my clothes when I'm blowing bubbles!