A Review of Colgate Max White Toothpaste

Looking for an extra edge to whiten your teeth? The Colgate MaxWhite toothpaste with Mini-Bright Strips is a great toothpaste to consider using if you are looking to brighten your smile by removing stains from coffee or tea, tobacco, or other external staining factors. This toothpaste does not contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which is necessary to remove internal stains to whiten teeth past their natural whiteness.

This toothpaste is a great over-the-counter whitening product. If you are looking for an easy way to brighten your smile, the Colgate Max White toothpaste with Mini-Bright Strips is definitely worth a try.

Colgate MaxWhite with Mini Bright Strips
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It's important to note that people will have different results from tooth whitening. You should always consult your dentist before changing to a whitening toothpaste. You may need to reduce your teeth staining habits in order to maximize your chances at lifting the shades of your teeth. One thing to note is that if you have sensitive teeth then whitening toothpaste may make your sensitivity worse or unbearable. As a guide, you should aim to use a very small amount to see if you suffer from increased tooth sensitivity as a result of whitening toothpaste. 

Let's have a look at Colgate MaxWhite toothpaste with Mini-Bright strips and see if it's the over the counter option for teeth whitening that we all would love to have. 


  • Freshens breath with a refreshing, yet mild minty flavor
  • Whitens your teeth by removing external stains by using silica in the toothpaste
  • Clear packaging lets you see inside the tube, so you will never run out of toothpaste
  • Contains cavity-fighting fluoride
  • Reasonably priced at a suggested $3.29, and available at mass retail and grocery stores nationwide


  • The flavor might be too mild for people looking for extreme breath freshening
  • Will not whiten your teeth beyond their natural color


  • The only toothpaste infused with hundreds of Mini-Bright Strips.
  • Max White toothpaste is sold in clear tube packaging and carton with a unique see-through window.
  • Available in two flavors: Crystal Mint and Minty Sparkle.
  • Available at mass retail and grocery stores nationwide.
  • Colgate Max White with Mini-Bright Strips 6.0 oz. suggested retail price is $3.29.


I have pretty sensitive taste buds, so when I try a new dental product the first thing I critique it the "burn" factor. When I tried the Colgate Max White toothpaste with Mini-Bright strips for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised with its mild flavor without the burn. I was able to brush for the recommended two minutes without the need for an in-between rinse necessary to cool my taste buds from the usual overpowering mint flavor common with many kinds of toothpaste and mouth rinses on the market.

The Colgate Max White toothpaste with Mini-Bright Strips claims to have the highest amount of high-cleaning silica in the Max franchise to deliver this extra whitening power. I have really white teeth, something you should expect from your Dentistry Expert, right? I was certain that I would not notice my teeth becoming whiter by simply using a toothpaste. I brushed my teeth twice a day with the Max White toothpaste and after using almost an entire tube of Crystal Mint—which took just under two months between my husband and me—my teeth were brighter and whiter. After every use, my teeth felt really smooth and my breath was nice and fresh.

While you won't get the results of dentist in-chair whitening, you may find that some staining and shade change occurs from using Colgate Max White whitening toothpaste. 

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