If you suffer from bad breath Retardex toothpaste is a godsend. Fantastic, fresh taste and your mouth feels very clean and teeth definitely whiter. I will pay £10 for this product. It does the job.
I have just bought the rinse and can't wait to try it out. I'll write a review when I do. Lots of people moaning about the price of these products but they are not your bog standard products, so no comparison at all! Much time and research has gone into developing the product and they do not sell the quantities other manufacturers do, so it's got to cost more. With increased volumes, prices do come down. And no..., I do not work for Retardex and have no connection whatsover. I have just perhaps, put my business hat on, to comment on a great product. I notice Boots are doing a special offer but their unit prices are quite high, so please do your sums before you jump at the offer. Buy the toothpaste and don't be put off by other comments...different stroke for different folks! Just try and see if it works for you!
I should say from the outset that I'm basing this review on the oral rinse, as that's the product I have experience of. The range also contains a spray and a toothpaste.
We bought this as a bit of a last resort if I'm honest. One of my children has always had a problem with bad breath - early morning breath in particular. A love of spicy food, garlic and raw onions was never going to help matters, but this wasn't that kind of breath. It was really quite sulphur-like ... not great when you're in primary school. It's not nice to cuddle your child in the morning and have to hold your breath - there was clearly something not right.
We asked the dentist who had a good look and pronounced no problem with teeth or gums - in fact conscientiousness of brushing was commended. On his advice we tried Dentyl (recommended because it doesn't contain alcohol) which worked short term, but didn't prevent the problem recurring after a few hours.
Then we spotted RetarDEX. Dreadful name! Also extremely pricey - it was going set us back £7-49 for a decent sized bottle - 500ml, standard bottle of mouthwash size. But ... the claims on the bottle were that it deals with the causes of bad breath, (particularly sulphurous morning breath according to a write-up we'd seen somewhere), rather than just masking it. You can't put a price on avoiding your child getting teased for something not their fault, so we decided to give it a go.
It's a clear, tasteless liquid, which comes with an optional sachet of peppermint flavouring. Good idea in theory, though I have to say that neither with nor without the flavouring have gone down too well taste-wise. Still, it's alcohol-free (so doesn't burn) and sugar-free, and taste is, well, a matter of taste!
THE IMPORTANT THING IS ... IT WORKS! (cue fanfare!!!)
We have found that using this in the morning and 'topping up' with a cheaper mouthwash at night has solved the problem. It lasts quite a long while this way - and if you can face parting with £15 in one go, Boots have 3 for 2 offers on it relatively regularly.
If anything else at all works for you, then the price alone would stop me recommending this, but if 'sulphurous morning breath' strikes a chord and you've tried other products without success, then I'd definitely say go for it! It is the one and only product that's made a difference in our house, and worth every penny to us!
I have to deduct a star for taste and price (and name!), but would give more than five if I could for how well it has worked in our case.
Being originally from America, I hadn't had the priviledge of an introduction to RetarDex mouthwash until I met my husband and moved to the UK. Because of its very medicinal-looking packaging, I initially thought RetarDex was by prescription only and I was pleased to discover that it is available over the counter. I'd never been a big fan of mouthwash because of the inevitable burn of alcohol and swishing for 30 seconds often felt like an eternity with the mouth rinses I'd tried in the past. RetarDex, however, is a different story. I can't believe that a flavourless mouthwash can be so effective! It contains no alcohol to cause that awful burning sensation and no artificial sweeteners like saccharin that likely do more harm than good in most mouthwash. Although I have used RetarDex with the optional flavouring pouch, I much prefer it without, though for those who need that little extra something, it's a nice bonus. The only drawback about RetarDex is the price and my hope is that, over the years, the cost will be more reasonable so that everyone can benefit from this great product.
I have tried two products from retarDEX. One is the oral mouth rinse and the other is the spray. The first thing I noticed about the products is that they are excessively expensive and I honestly believe that if they dropped the price so that it was more competitive they could enjoy a much healthier revenue.
For the spray I have to say that there is much ado abput nothing and although it works briefly and gives your mouth a minty flavour, it does not have long lasting effects and I feel that there is no way that I can justify the cost of this product which is usually in the region of £2.99
The mouth rinse however is a different thing. It comes as an uncoloured liquid with only a very slight taste and an optional peppermint sachet. It is fantastic and will keep your breath fresh for ages. Its even better then Listerine
Thanks to my parents the only toothpaste I use costs £7.95!
A classic situation of going home at Christmas minus a few toiletry essentials resulted in me trying the medicinal looking toothpaste and being hooked from then on!
So what is Retardex?
Its main claim is that it "Eliminates bad breath compounds"
other claims being: "Fights plaque, Kills bacteria that cause tooth decay & gum problems, helps remove every day staining"
The first thing i liked about Retardex what the fact it is non-foaming. I use a sonic toothbrush and had gotten used to looking like a rabid dog every time i brushed my teeth!
My teeth also felt incredibly squeaky clean afterwards and my mouth was rather fresh.
You only need half the amount on your toothbrush than a normal toothpaste and as it is non-foaming it may be a slightly odd brushing experience to start with.
I don't tend to suffer from bad breath so this claim is not the reason I have continued to use this toothpaste. I genuinely feel that my teeth are cleaner - most noticeably around the gum line. I also don't get the same frequency of bleeding gums that I used to get.
Reading the back of the packaging there is a nice graph that looks at the abrasive properties of leading toothpastes in the states. Retardex and one other unnamed brand are significantly less abrasive than the others. This may be the reason why i'm not suffering the same levels of bleeding gums that i used to.
If you are interested in the "eliminating bad breath" claim, then the active ingredient is something called ClosSYS 11. It apparently eliminates bad breath compounds rather than masking them; so I guess its the febreeze of the toothpaste world!
The other effect that ClosSYS 11has is fighting bacteria, one of the causes of gum disease. This could be another reason that my gums aren't bleeding & that my gum line feels really clean.
Boots have this on 3 for 2 regularly & this is when I try & stock up.
Retardex make a range of products that to maintain healthy teeth and gums. You can choose from oral rinse, toothpaste and an oral spray, or use the whole range.
I bought the oral rinse after having some dental work done. I wanted to ensure that my mouth remained clean and fresh.
This range contains a unique ingredient, CloSYS 11, which has been scientifically proven to totally eliminate the sulphur compounds that cause bad breath. It doesn't just mask the odour but it actually breaks down the volatile sulphur compounds.
There is no alcohol in the product and the manufacturers claim that a 30 second rinse lasts for eight hours. Dentists have advised on the development of Retardex and it is completely free of alcohol and sugar, and pH balanced which means that it doesn't contain acids that may attack the tooth enamel.
This product is available in Boots, Tesco and chemist's shops. I bought my oral rinse in Boots and I think it cost around £5.49 for 500mil bottle.
This was very effective but it was only about six hours before I felt the need to need to use it again. 20mils of this used to rinse the mouth out each day gives you 25 days use for £5.49 which is quite economical for this type of product.
It is cheaper than Corsodyl and doesn't make your teeth brown. Corsodyl tends to cause discolouration of the teeth if not rinsed thoroughly.
It is not flavoured but a sachet of peppermint flavour is provided if you prefer to add this to the mix before using it.. It is a bit 'bleachy' is taste used neat. This stuff reminds me of the dentist chair...rinse and spit please!
This product won the FHM Magazine best dental product award for 2000.
I have bought this oral rinse three times now and will continue to do so. It leaves my mouth feeling and tasting clean and fresh. I find it inexpensive because I only buy it for myself but if you were buying it for family use, it would work out far too expensive.
Most people have bad breath at some time and 9 out of10 cases originate from the mouth, either from diseased gums/teeth or general hygiene.
We know how offensive it is to be on the receiving end of someone elses bad breath so it is particularly embarrassing when we realise that, horrors, we too are causing people to back away with watery eyes.
My husband kindly told me that I was suffering from unpleasant breath and I know it was because I had a build-up of tartar on my lower teeth. Whilst I waited impatiently for a dental appointment, I looked around for a good mouth wash.
An advertisement in a newspaper caught my eye, extolling the virtues of the Retardex range of oral hygiene products.
I decided to go for broke and bought the toothpaste, mouthwash and spray breath freshener.
Retardex toothpaste is non-foaming, low in abrasion and has a fresh clean taste. Actually, this isnt quite how Id describe the product. Certainly, it is non-foaming, but I found it an oddly unpleasant to use. I prefer my toothpaste to foam so I really feel its working. Using Retardex is so flat its not at all invigorating to use. After use, my mouth didnt feel clean and I then resorted to my usual toothpaste.
I found the best way round the problem was to use my usual toothpaste for the foaming, feel-good clean and then give a final going over with the Retardex. I confess that my use of the toothpaste has fallen by the wayside and I just use it for emergencies if I run out of my usual brand.
75ml size will set you back £7.95
Oral Rinse (Mouthwash):
Much better. This oral rinse is unflavoured but if you prefer a fresh mint taste, a special mint flavour sachet is included in the box. The sachet can be added to the rinse; shake the bottle gently and its ready for use.
Very easy to use, not unpleasant and takes just a 30 seconds to swish round the mouth before spitting out.
500ml = £7.95
Great stuff. Easy to use and can be popped into a pocket or handbag for regular use.
Developed for use as part of an oral hygiene programme to help keep your mouth healthy and clean. Quite a strong peppermint hit so be careful not to spray the back of the throat.
An 8.3ml slimlined spray tube costs £2.99
All the Retardex products contain an active ingredient called CloSYS 11® which eliminates, not masks, bad breath on contact and carries on working all day long.
The burning question: Does it work?
Yes, but only for so long! I cant say the product justifies the high price. Regular brushing (at least twice a day) is the only answer and 6-monthly visits to the dentist to banish tartar build-up. Unfortunately, finding a dentist these days is akin to asking for eternal life so we need to find ways round oral problems in between visits.
The Retardex brand is probably an over-priced reaction to the dearth of dentists and our quest for fresh breath whilst we find one. The toothpaste I wouldnt buy again as I really cant face the thought of the stuff in my mouth again.
The mouthwash was pleasant enough but at nearly £8 a bottle, I doubt its worth the price. There are other, less expensive and just as effective rinses out there.
The Oral Spray was the best of the range and I would say that I would buy this again but whether its any better than cheaper, similar products, I couldnt say.
Worth the money? Probably not but Im hanging onto my Retardex Spray to be on the safe side.
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With my dental problems that i have had. I had a really bad absus in my mouth that i ended up going into hospital for, couple of stories short....... after this i had a bad smell in my mouth and it was due to my absus that was there and i thought it would go, but it hadn't so for about half a year i have been chewing gum 24/7 except when im asleep and i had thought by no it would have gone so i saw RETAR DEX advertised in a magazine , i thought i would give it a go and i have and i am pleased. : )
The product is called retar DEX oral rinse, I bought it from Superdrug's for £4.99, and you can also get this from Boots around the same price.
I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and i have never felt so confident again, all you have to do is fill to cap the guidance level and use it twice a day.
This is a fragrance free oral wash although if you did want a mint taste to the mouth, they have included a little sachet in the box which is mint flavour, so you just pour that into the bottle.
This product is fluoride free, the active ingredients in this bottle is Chlorine Dioxide.
On the back of the packaging the words are.....
Most people have bad breathe at some time or other and in 9 out of 10 cases the cause originates from the mouth. Dentists recommended using retar DEX oral rinse for the elimination of bad breathe compounds.
This has been clinically proven that closys eliminates bad breathe, which is the active ingredient.
the instructions for retarDEX is use it twice a day immediately after brushing, then fill the outside of the measuring cap with the solution in the bottle, then swish around the mouth 30 seconds and spit it out.
it is recommended that you use the retar DEX toothpaste but i haven't done that as i found that normal toothpaste is good enough, if you do want to buy the toothpaste you can buy it from Boots or Superdrug's again but it costs around £7.95, which might seem a bit expensive for a toothpaste and mouthwash for £4.99, you cam also get the retarDEX spray.
Here are some extra bits
* It is PH balanced
*sugar and artificial sweetener free
* Clear and unflavoured
* And also kills bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum problems.
The bottle contains 250 ml of solution.
If you do suffer from bad breathe or get bad tooth decay or gum problems then you should buy this as i am going to stick to this for a while, after i have used this there is not a smell coming from my mouth but a slight minty smell from the solution, i wake up in the morning as well with confidence breathe, so please try it as it has given me back my confidence, because this solution doesn't just mask the smell it actually eliminates your bad breathe.
The thing that made me buy this product just in case you are wondering why is because it says it's recommended by dentists.
i dint care about the price i just knew that it was about time it went so now I' am definitely : )
Thank you for reading and i hope you will give it a go.