We will be comparing the Colgate Optic White advanced vs renewal toothpaste. We’ll be talking about all of their similarities as well as their differences.
Both of these toothpastes are a part of Colgate’s optic white line of products which are focused on teeth whitening. Yes, they’re marketed towards those wanting whiter teeth.
Which one is better at whitening but most importantly, which one did we like using more?
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Below is a summary overview in a table format comparing the optic white renewal toothpaste with the advanced toothpaste.
|Attributes||Optic White Advanced||Optic White Renewal|
|Whitening agent||2% hydrogen peroxide||3% hydrogen peroxide|
|Size||3.2 oz (90g)||3.0 oz (85g)|
|Cap design||White flip cap||Red flip cap|
|Fluoride||Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76%||Sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76%|
|Similar ingredients||Propylene glycol, Calcium pyrophosphate, PVP, PEG/PPG-166/66 copolymer, Flavor, SLS, Silica, Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, Sodium saccharin, Disodium pyrophosphate, Sucralose, BHT||Propylene glycol, Calcium pyrophosphate, PVP, PEG/PPG-166/66 copolymer, Flavor, SLS, Silica, Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, Sodium saccharin, Disodium pyrophosphate, Sucralose, BHT|
|Different ingredients||PEG-12, Glycerin, Phosphoric acid, Water||None|
There are a lot of similarities between the optic white renewal and advanced toothpaste.
- Both have fluoride and at the same concentration.
- The vast majority of the ingredient base are mostly the same.
- They both use a flip cap design for the toothpaste tube except the advanced has a white cap while the renewal has a red cap.
- Both of them did not cause any teeth sensitivity as I was using them. They are marketed as being enamel-safe.
Overall, they are very similar at least in my opinion. If you compare them to a different whitening toothpaste such as the Hismile PAP+ whitening toothpaste, you can see significantly more differences.
Then again they are both from Colgate so it is to be expected.
Below are the differences between the optic white advanced and renewal toothpaste.
- Peroxide concentration. The renewal has a higher peroxide concentration at 3% vs the 2% for the advanced.
- Price. The advanced is definitely slightly less expensive by a few dollars.
- Size. They’re both pretty small but it it is 3.2 oz vs 3 oz.
- Four different ingredients. The optic white advanced has four additional ingredients (PEG-12, Glycerin, Phosphoric acid, Water).
- Toothpaste texture. The renewal has a slightly gritter texture which can be felt when brushing. It doesn’t feel as smooth when its gliding over the teeth.
Yes, there are differences between these two dentifrices but it’s not by a lot.
Which one is the better whitening toothpaste?
The optic white renewal is the more effective whitening toothpaste when compared to the optic white advanced. It has to do with the fact that it has a higher peroxide concentration (3% vs 2%) and it has a grittier texture.
Reasons it is a better whitening toothpaste:
- Higher peroxide content. Whitening product potency is typically determined by the peroxide concentration. The higher the concentration the more effective it’ll be at bleaching out teeth stains.
- More abrasive. The grittier the toothpaste, the more effective it’ll be at mechanically abrading away extrinsic stains. This type of whitening will not remove the intrinsic stains but it can at least remove the extrinsic surface stains.
With that being said, both of these optic white products do work in whitening your teeth since they contain peroxide. That ingredient alone permits them to chemically bleach away stains.
But if you wanted to choose the best whitening toothpaste out of the two, the renewal would be the best choice.
Which toothpaste do I like more?
Even though the optic white renewal is the more effective whitening toothpaste, I personally prefer the advanced instead. Yes, it does have a lower peroxide concentration but the way the toothpaste feels just makes me like using it more.
Why I like the optic white advanced:
- Least gritty texture. When I compare the advanced toothpaste to the renewal as well as the pro series toothpaste, it has the least gritty texture out of all 3. It just feels the smoothest to me and feels the best in my mouth.
- Has peroxide but not too potent. This toothpaste has never turned my gums white before but when I’ve used the pro series with its 5%, that has bleached my gums white. The fact that it isn’t too potent makes it a suitable daily toothpaste to use.
- Best pricing. This is the least expensive peroxide based optic white toothpaste.
Overall, I just feel like the optic white advanced is more of an everyday whitening toothpaste that I can use. The renewal and the pro series feel like more of a short term treatment.
I’ve ended up using the advance the most out of all of the optic white toothpastes and it is one that I would consider keeping as an everyday toothpaste.
The optic white renewal toothpaste by Colgate is the more effective whitening toothpaste when compared to the advanced. However, I prefer the advanced over the renewal despite it being less potent at whitening teeth.
At the end of the day, it really depends on what you’re looking for.
- If you want a toothpaste that you can use everyday that will still whiten your teeth, go with the advanced.
- But if you want the strongest optic white whitening toothpaste, I would actually consider the pro series toothpaste instead of the renewal.
Yes, this comparison isn’t about the pro series but since it has 5% peroxide, it is the most potent optic white toothpaste. We did do a comparison of the renewal vs pro series as well as the pro series vs advanced if you wanted more information in helping you decide.