The warning signs were obvious at first: all my local pharmacies and supermarkets had all emptied their stock of Crest toothpaste, especially my favourite product: Crest Complete Extra Fresh - at first I wasn't worried because there had been shortages in the past, I remember a few years ago when I had to go with the ever-plain Macleans and even the foul-tasting Colgate.

I haven't been able to find any official source announcing the discontinuation, only second-hand blog postings and product reviews on shopping sites decrying the loss.

Can anyone recommend a different product with similar taste, texture, and cleaning ability?