Colgate Tartar Protection Whitening Toothpaste is one of our favorite toothpastes. Obviously I have many years of experience, not only for myself, but for our seven children. Unfortunately, they didn't have toothpastes with help to protect from tartar or allow us to be able to actually whiten our teeth. But now with Colgate Tartar Protection Whitening Toothpaste, it does all that and more. I prefer the paste as opposed to the gel, it seems to allow for more foaming and lasts longer with the crisp mint flavor and aroma. I think that it gets into the crack and crevices between the teeth better. I noticed that there is not as much cleaning from the dentist when I use this product.