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They've stopped making Crest toothpaste

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    W3bbo

    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?

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    ScanIAm

    I was addicted to mentadent way after it was no longer cool to use it.  It's a much better toothpaste, but it just seemed wasteful to have to throw away all that plastic when it was empty.

    Try Drugstore.com or whatever the UK equivalent might be.  You may be able to get it shipped to you from the US (assuming it exists in the US).

    Otherwise, you can always just skip toothpaste altogether.  It's not neccessary for clean teeth, and if you like the minty part, you can use mouthwash before and/or after.  It's more important to brush lightly (to avoid gum recession) and floss daily.

     

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    stun

    What??? I hope you are joking about it (or) only a local supply-side issue.
    I love Crest toothpaste, and I hate Colgate.

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    BitFlipper

    I think the disaster might be averted. I just saw a Crest ad on TV. Surely they won't stop making Crest if they are still putting out ads. No?

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    Charles

    Seems they're employing the Netflix model for making questionable business decisions... Or not. It doesn't seem like a human made this post. It's a tad too random, man.

    Caught you Wink

    C

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    Harlequin

    Crest is splitting up the company...the toothpaste will be sold by Crest and the tubes will be sold seperately by Tubestr.

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    W3bbo

    , Charles wrote

    It doesn't seem like a human made this post. It's a tad too random, man.

    Caught you Wink

    C

    Work from home! Local Mom from Redmond, Seattle makes $6397/month WORKING FROM HOME by selling Google Ads! Work for Lifetime Cash System now!

     

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    W3bbo

    I just received an email from P&G after I asked them:

    Hello Mr. X and thank you for your email.

     

    Your comments are important to us and I have passed them on to the department concerned.

    I am sorry to tell you that we have stopped making Crest, and unfortunately we don't have any stock left.

    As a company, we constantly monitor how popular our products are. When the sales of a product fall, we feel it is important to make way for new developments.

    We realise that you may be disappointed with our decision to stop making the product, and I hope you will find a suitable alternative soon.

    If you would like advice on alternative products, please visit www.oralb.co.uk where you will find our full range of Oral B toothpastes.

     

    I hope this helps but please contact me again if I can offer any further assistance.

     

    Kind regards,

    Pauline

    Consumer Relations

    So it seems they've moved it over to the "Oral-B" brand instead. Interesting.

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    Ray7

    The same thing happens to Cadburys Wispa bars in the UK. The decision was reversed after people took to the streets in an unprecedented act of civil disobedience.

    If you want to save your toothpaste you must act now.

     

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    Ray7

    Mmmm. Now I quite fancy a chocolate bar ...

     

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    blowdart

    Forget Occupy Wall Street, the widening poverty gap, Darfur and the starvation of millions we must all take up arms to make sure w3bbo gets the toothpaste he wants.

    Might I suggest

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    (And yes, I choose that edition on purpose)

    GEEZ.

     

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    Simo

    @W3bbo: I know.. practically grew up on Crest. v.annoyed when it started becoming scarce in shops.

    Ended up switching to Colgate Max Fresh Clean Mint. Don't think it's particularly Crest-y but I found it agreeable.

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    Simo

    @blowdart:I just don't think your taking this issue seriously enough...

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    Dr Herbie

    , Simo wrote

    @blowdart:I just don't think your taking this issue seriously enough...

    Yeah Blowdart, this is at least as serious an issue as the quality of coffee in the Microsoft offices in India (yes, I'm stalking you).

    Herbie

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    blowdart

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    *snip*

    Yeah Blowdart, this is at least as serious an issue as the quality of coffee in the Microsoft offices in India (yes, I'm stalking you).

    Herbie

    Big Smile

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    blowdart

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    *snip*

    Yeah Blowdart, this is at least as serious an issue as the quality of coffee in the Microsoft offices in India (yes, I'm stalking you).

    Herbie

    Big Smile

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    W3bbo

    , Simo wrote

    @W3bbo: I know.. practically grew up on Crest. v.annoyed when it started becoming scarce in shops.

    Ended up switching to Colgate Max Fresh Clean Mint. Don't think it's particularly Crest-y but I found it agreeable.

    Behold: the toothpaste we all know and love, just under a different name: http://www.oralb.co.uk/products/Oral-BCompleteExtraFresh/

    I'm going to pop into town and see if they've got any in stock.

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    ScanIAm

    Crisis solved!

    Now I just need to know the name of the spokesmodel for Rembrandt Deeply White toothpaste that's been showing on BBC America.

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