RATING (out of 5 stars): 2.5 stars
COST: $2.99 for 7.6 ounces
THE SKINNY: I don't get the 3D craze. Everything in real life is 3D, right?
But once I got past the silly name, I actually liked Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste. It made my teeth feel super clean – even without the assistance of my electric toothbrush. (I tried this sample while traveling.) The taste was not too harsh; this seems to be a complaint with some other Crest products.
It had an foaming quality that made my reflection reminiscent of a rabid dog as I brushed. I did not like it at first but after several uses it stopped bothering me.
I am not sure though, I want to use it every day. Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste claims to remove up to 80 percent of surface stains in 14 days – does that make it a little too abrasive for daily use?
KEEP OR TOSS: I am really torn on this one. I like the concept, but am concerned about the “polishing” concept and tooth enamel abrasion.
CHECK IT OUT: Crest has tools that tell you where to find its products and even compares prices. The site has product information and reviews as well.
-- Tested by Carrie