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Glister Toothpaste Review

Glister toothpaste is a multi-action fluoride toothpaste that aims to fight cavities, safely clean and whiten teeth, promote remineralisation, prevent demineralisation as well as polish enamel and freshen breath. Amway refer to it as six toothpastes in one tube (see details).

Brushing your teeth effectively is the beating heart of any dental routine and choosing the right toothpaste for the job is absolutely crucial.

Obviously a quality toothpaste will clean your teeth by removing plaque and food particles to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.  

But many toothpaste products, including Glister, contain several ingredients that combine to meet different needs. These may include abrasives that help to whiten your teeth, or ingredients that create a barrier to protect sensitive teeth. So your choice of toothpaste should reflect your individual requirements and how you wish to optimise your oral health.

The trouble is, there are so many thousands of toothpastes available, so how do you know where to start? In this review we provide some general guidance to help you make a decision and then tell you all you need to know to help you decide whether Glister is the right product for you.

What makes a good toothpaste?

A good toothpaste should not only clean your teeth but protect them and  your gums. It should also avoid damaging both, help to fight inflammation or infection of the gums and prevent tooth decay.  

Therefore, to achieve the ADA Seal of Acceptance a toothpaste must be scientifically proven to be safe and effective and should:

  • Contain at least 1000ppm  fluoride.
  • Use only artificial sweeteners (like saccharin), no sugar.
  • Not be too abrasive (have a relative dentin abrasivity of less than 250)
  • Encourage you to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen *

*In other words, make you want to use it regularly because it is enjoyable and effective to use. Factors that can influence this are taste, texture, design, etc.

Good toothpaste criteria Glister
At least 1000ppm fluoride No – 950ppm
Artificial sweeteners Yes
Relative Dentin Abrasivity less than 250 110*
Makes you want to use it? Mild but fresh taste. Mouth still feels fresh in the morning. Lower abrasiveness makes it less harsh whilst still good at whitening.

*Glister contains a patented formula that polishes and removes stains and makes teeth whiter without excessive harshness.  Glister also promotes remineralization of tooth enamel which, if used as directed, helps to repair early cavities as well as preventing the demineralisation that leads to tooth decay (view details).

Pros and Cons

Glister toothpaste
Glister toothpaste

Pros

  • An effective all in one product
  • Mouth and breath are still fresh in the morning
  • Less harsh than some whitening toothpastes whilst still being effective

Cons

Glister is a great all in one product for those who want a toothpaste that ticks all the boxes yet is gentle on sensitive teeth and gums. Glister does not contain ingredients to create a barrier to protect sensitive teeth, but its patented LS-928 formula makes it less harsh than other toothpastes that polish enamel and whiten teeth.  

Its mild taste and that ‘still fresh’ feeling in the morning are features that stand out to users. 

Glister Multi-action Fluoride Toothpaste 6.75 oz
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Glister Multi-action Fluoride Toothpaste 6.75 oz
  • Six toothpastes in one tube
  • Recommended use: 3 Use(s) per day
  • Provides enamel-safe polishing
  • Whitens teeth, fights cavities, removes plaque with regular brushing, safely cleans, and freshens breath.
  • Leaves teeth feeling clean and smooth all over.

5 things you need to know about Glister Toothpaste


1.) Does Glister work?

Amway promote Glister as a six in one product. So its goal is to serve every member of the family, regardless of their individual needs (though it is not recommended for children under 6).

So here we look the problems Amway are aiming to solve and unpick how Glister addresses them.

> Fight tooth decay and cavities

The first step to tooth decay is demineralisation of tooth enamel. Basically this means the surface enamel begins to dissolve.

Glister deals with this in two ways. Firstly, it contains fluoride which reduces the demineralisation process. Fluoride can also be absorbed into areas where demineralisation has begun to help that area remineralise.

In addition to this, Glister contains REMINACT™ which is a patented formula which is a scientifically proven active ingredient that helps to redeposit minerals onto tooth enamel, making teeth stronger and more resistant to decay.

> Whiten teeth and remove stains

Teeth are prone to yellowing with age and can be stained by products such as tobacco, red wine, coffee, tea and foods that contain staining agents such as turmeric (for example, curry).

Whitening toothpaste usually contains an abrasive agent to help polish tooth enamel and lift surface stains. Some also contain peroxide, though this is not the case for Glister which is good – because it would not be in contact with the tooth for long enough.

Glister contains a patented formula LS-928 which is composed of small particles of clay based ingredients.  The shape, size and nature of these particles provide a polishing and whitening action which is less abrasive than other toothpastes.  

> Freshen Breath

Many users claim this is one of the best features of Glister. It is very effective at freshening breath with that fresh taste lasting through to the morning.  How this is achieved seems to be a closely guarded secret.

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2.) Will Glister damage my teeth?

Glister uses artificial (saccharin) and natural sweetener (xylitol), neither of which promote tooth decay.

The Relative Dentin Abrasivity of Glister (110) just tips it into the high category but it falls way short of the 250 maximum recommended measure.

Glister also contains fluoride and REMINACT™ to remineralise any tooth enamel that may be removed by the more cautious abrasive action of Glister.

3.) Does Glister protect your teeth?

Yes. Glister contains fluoride which reduces the demineralisation process. Demineralisation refers to erosion of tooth enamel and is the first stage of tooth decay. Fluoride can also be taken up by areas where demineralisation has begun to help that area remineralise. This can help to stop cavities developing.

In addition to this, Glister contains REMINACT™ which is a patented formula which is a scientifically proven active ingredient that helps to redeposit minerals onto tooth enamel, making teeth stronger and more resistant to decay.

4.) How does Glister toothpaste taste?

The most common word used to describe the Glister taste is ‘fresh’. One of the most commented on features of Glister is the longevity of this fresh taste, even to the morning!

5.) Is there something better?

Amway promote Glister as a six in one product. So its goal is to serve every member of the family, regardless of their individual needs. It is a great all in one product for those wanting a toothpaste that ticks all the boxes.

However Glister is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. For youngsters, toothpastes with a lower fluoride content are recommended such as Hello oral care kid’s toothpaste or Tom’s of Maine children toothpastes.

Anyone wanting to focus specifically on the whitening function of a toothpaste could consider AP24 toothpaste, which is a best selling product.

Bonus

Glister is a well liked, but not cheap, product. However, multi pack deals are available that offer great savings (see multi pack deal).  

Glister ingredients

Active Ingredients:

Sodium Fluoride 0.21%.

Ingredients:

Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Xylitol, Cellulose Gum, PEG-8, Flavor, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Saccharin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, FD&C Blue No. 1.

Is Glister toothpaste any good?

Glister is a good all round product which does all six of the jobs it claims to do well.

Glister toothpaste uses a blend of ingredients to proactively clean and protect your teeth and gums, fight tooth decay, remineralise tooth enamel, remove stains and whiten teeth relatively gently.

Its users like its fresh taste and the longevity of that fresh breath feeling. Though pricey, this need not be a deal breaker as multi-pack deals are available.

FAQs

I’m looking for a plain, unflavoured toothpaste. What does this taste like?

It has a mild fresh minty flavour.

Do you leave the toothpaste on your teeth without rinsing after you brush?

You rinse the same amount as any other toothpaste.

What does six toothpastes in one tube mean?

One toothpaste does it all: 1.whitens teeth; 2.fights cavities; 3.removes plaque; 4.freshens breath; 5.promotes remineralization; 6.and prevents demineralization. It suggests that it does six things. It does not mean it lasts 6 times longer!

Does it have an expiration date?

24 months after opening.

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