Before I go to the dentist, I always brush my teeth. One day I was going to the dentist on my lunch break and I forgot toothpaste. I quickly picked up this Colgate Cool Mint Whitening Tooth Polish at a local convenient store, since it was on sale and the first toothpaste I saw that I could buy the fastest. I keep it in the desk drawer in my office at work so I can brush my teeth after meals and, if I need to, before dentist appointments. This tooth polish does a great job of keeping your teeth clean and your breath feeling fresh. It has a nice minty flavor that is not too overwhelming or overpowering. The bottle is also nice, because it's small enough to keep in a desk drawer or on a small shelf. It's fairly clean when it comes to no toothpaste leaking from the lid of the bottle. I'm not sure about the whitening part of this toothpaste, since I have not seen a real difference in the whiteness of my teeth. I think it might be more preventative in that it helps you not get new stains or discolorations on your teeth.