“ Brand: Aquafresh / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Refreshes, „
We should all brush our teeth and floss regularly, we all know that. Inbetween times we should also use a mouthwash like Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily. It comes in an attractive blue bottle with the familiar Aquafresh toothpaste logo on the front and can be found in most places for about a pound for a 500ml bottle. Along with the usual claims of freshening your breath and helping to prevent the build-up of plaque it promises to "prolong the effects of brushing and provide lasting protection for a clean and healthy mouth".
I can't comment on its long term effectiveness in that respect but I can tell you that it tastes different from most other mouthwashes that I've tried. What immediately hits you about the taste is that it's alcohol free. Weirdly, that means that it doesn't taste as strong as most other mouthwashes which made me think that it wasn't as 'effective' in some way. I know it's strange but that's how I thought. It actually tastes of mint humbugs with a little bit of antiseptic mixed in. That's not a bad thing, it's a really nice taste and it certainly leaves your tongue tingling for a short while afterwards.
It claims to have an active mineral which binds to and strengthens your tooth enamel and to increase the effectiveness of brushing but again, not being a scientist I can't talk about that one way or the other. All I can say is that it made my breath taste good for a few hours afterwards, as if I'd just been chewing gum. That's what a mouthwash is supposed to do so overall it seems to be a good quality product from a big name brand. I'd heartily recommend it.
When it comes to mouthwash it really isn't something that I have ever really bothered with. I've always cleaned my teeth every day but never been overly fussy with them so to speak...don't get me wrong though my teeth are not manky I do not mean that! lol.
The reason for not being a mouthwash fan is the flavour is usually too strong for me and I think that as long as I use a good toothpaste a couple of times a day my breath usually smells pleasant enough anyway (I do chew alot of gum actually!).
However I have recently got alot more fussy about my mouth hygiene for several reasons! First off I have quit smoking, been using a whitening toothpaste and do feel that my teeth look brighter, whiter and cleaner! Add to that I've met a man (Shock, horror, gasp!) and I have issues with a lot of lost enamel on my teeth through an eating disorder and having an eating disorder I do want to make sure that my breath is clean and fresh as much as possible of course!
This bottle of mouthwash I got in my local Poundland store, costing of course just a pound (Lol). I bought it purely because I saw on the front of the bottle when looking at it that it is meant to help to strengthen enamel as well as a help with a few other things!
This comes in a large plastic bottle that has a bright blue plastic covering all over it to which you have to rip the top piece off which conceals the cap/lid to the top of it which is silver plastic. I do have one quibble with this packaging that even being careful to remove this bit of plastic it does tear to the main part on the bottle making it look a bit scruffy! On the front of the bottle we are clearly told that it is Aquafresh 'With Fluoride', Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash 'Actively freshens breath, alcohol free, helps prevent plaque build up, strengthens enamel' and is Fresh Mint in flavour then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and what it should help to achieve, directions for use are given as are the ingredients, we are told that once we have opened the bottle to use it up withing 3 months of doing so and that the size of the bottle is 500ml and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. Other than the tearing of the labeling this bottle is nice and informative enough to be fair to it and I do like the indentation to the middle of the bottle for ease of handling cos it is such a big and somewhat heavy bottle this one and without that I fear many of us would struggle to handle it.
Using The Mouthwash:
The directions for using this are on the back of the bottle and very clearly set out. All you do is thoroughly clean your teeth first, in the cap there is level shown to 10ml and all we need twice a day (for best results) is 10ml of the mouthwash swilled around the mouth for about a minute. The liquid is clear and see through (think water) smells really minty and is none greasy
Taste wise I don't this one at all though sadly. It initially tastes minty really and quite sweet then it becomes hot and feels like it is burning my tongue and lips and then when I spit it out I am left with a bitter taste, a slight taste of sweeteners but I think my breath smells pleasant enough though only for a few minutes!
This does leave my mouth and teeth feeling cleaner for longer even if the minty aroma doesn't hang around so long. I can't say this strengthens my existing enamel or even that it kills bacteria meaning less plaque.....I'm not a scientist......but I am happy that my teeth feel really clean and not in a squeaky/unhealthy way.
Although I don't like the taste of this I have to be fair that i think this is good enough for daily use for most of us adults. A big bottle will last you ages even using it twice a day, its nice to feel clean teeth even after hours of not using this stuff but I wont be buying this particular flavour again and I do prefer Dentyl cos even though it costs more it taste better and you can see rubbish your cleaning out of your mouth and off your teeeth!
Good enough though and cheaply bought if you can find it in Pound shops and discount stores though it is harder to find in supermarkets and the likes though Google for stockists if interested of course.
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I had a lot of problems with my teeth when I was younger, and so I now like to ensure that I look after my teeth as best as I can. It was on a trip to the dentist a few years ago that he advised me that any mouthwash that contains fluoride will help to protect my teeth, and so I decided that, as I always use Aquafresh toothpaste, I may as well go the whole hog and buy the mouthwash to match, seeing as it contains fluoride. I have used Aquafresh mouthwash twice a day after brushing my teeth ever since, and I have found it fairly easy to find this mouthwash at a decent price at various shops whenever I am running low.
I always purchase the blue coloured mouthwash, named as 'Fresh Mint', and so I'm afraid I'm unable to comment on what the green coloured one is like, however, if the toothpaste is anything to go by, I would imagine that the green one is a milder version. The packaging is always sealed over the cap, with a perforated edge, which provides reassurance that no-one else has had access to the mouthwash. The only slight issue with this is that it can sometimes be hard to get into the product. After much frustration at struggling to rip the perforated area, I have now got the knack of opening it quickly by putting my hand around the cap and unscrewing it, which rips the packaging at the same time, so that I can then simply pull the ripped packaging off the lid. Once the packaging has been removed, it is then easy to open and seal the mouthwash, as the lid is easily unscrewed and then screwed back on.
The mouthwash should be used twice daily. The instructions state that you should use 10ml of it and rinse your mouth with it for 1 minute and then spit it out. It is such a quick thing to do after brushing your teeth twice every day, that it I believe it is certainly worth doing if you want to really care for your teeth.
This mouthwash is alcohol free, and it claims to freshen breath, help to prevent plaque build up and strengthen your tooth enamel. Unfortunately, I'm no scientist and so cannot really comment on how successful it is at preventing plaque build up and protecting my teeth, however, I can say that my dentist always tells me that I have very good teeth for someone of my age (mid twenties), and so I guess this demonstrates that the mouthwash must be doing some good. I do believe that it also fulfils it's claim of freshening breath, as my breath smells very strongly of mint after using it, and this makes my mouth feel extra fresh and clean after cleaning my teeth.
I would certainly recommend this mouthwash for extra protection for your teeth.
Whilst carrying out one of my stock up shops in Poundland a couple of months ago, I noticed a new mouth wash made by Aquafresh; a brand that I consider to be expert in oral care. As the bright blue sturdy bottle contained 500 ml I felt this to be excellent value for money and my purchase was made with this review discussing my experience.
I have always taken good care of my teeth, which was no doubt down to my mother's persistence when I was a child where I was made to brush every time after eating and as a result, I can proudly admit that at the age of 45 years I only have two fillings. Whilst I wouldn't consider myself to be obsessive when it comes to oral care, I use mouth washes several times throughout the day, as I adore the fresh minty taste that they offer. As a result, I am always on the look out for new products, as the stronger the better as far as I am concerned, as I favour a strong burning sensation.
Despite the packaging luring me into my purchase, it was only when I arrived home with my purchase that I realised that the mouth wash is alcohol free, which gave me the distinct impression that it wouldn't be strong enough for me. However, determined not to waste my money and keen to try it out, particularly as the manufacturer, namely Glaxo Smith Kline claim that this is an extra fresh daily mouth wash, I decided to put it to the test.
I was pleased to discover that the bottle had been hygienically packaged, so that nobody could have previously tampered with the lid and whilst there was a perforated strip contained on the upper section of the bottle, I found it a little difficult to access. The plastic packaging was considerably sturdy and after frustratingly attempting to find the end of the perforations, I began to pull, which was when I realised that the packaging covered the entire bottle. It was at this point that I realised that the liquid content was actually clear as opposed to the vivid blue that I had anticipated due to the colour of the packaging. I mention the packaging simply because those consumers who struggle with opening products may find this difficult to open and therefore, require some assistance.
Unlike the majority of brands that I generally buy, the screw top lid is easily opened and doesn't have to be squeezed prior to turning, which I found most favourable. The aroma met me with great surprise particularly as the alcohol free mouth washes that I had previously tried were extremely bland in both aroma and taste. I was considerably taken back, as it was very powerful with a strong mint aroma. As a result, I was intrigued to discover how it would taste and I cannot admit to being disappointed.
The directions on the reverse of the bottle advise to rinse the mouth twice a day with 10 ml of the neat mouth wash. However, as I was unable to measure the liquid I simply guessed and was pleasantly surprised with the strength, which offered the familiar and very favourable slight burning sensation, which I adore. I must admit that it well exceeded my usual brands, which contain alcohol and this surprised me. We are informed not to rinse the mouth with water after use, which will no doubt weaken the effect of the mouth wash.
Whilst my usual mouth washes generally deliver a fresh and clean feeling to the mouth for around fifteen minutes or so after using, I found that this product provides freshness for well over an hour. In doing so, I have the assurance that it is killing any bacteria that is lingering in my mouth and that its inclusion of fluoride is actively protecting my teeth. The claim is that with regular use, the mouth wash will help prevent plaque build up in addition to strengthening enamel although this is obviously one that I am unable to evidence. Whilst I am not a smoker and nobody has informed me that I suffer with bad breath, I feel confident that my mouth smells clean and fresh.
This is no doubt the best mouth wash I have ever used and the fact that it contains no alcohol is a bonus. Despite being of the opinion that I had bagged a bargain in Poundland, a quick online search informed me that Body Care sell the identical size bottle for 86p. I feel a five star rating to be appropriate together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I like to use a mint-flavoured mouthwash regularly, as I find it keeps my mouth feeling clean and fresh. I particularly like to use a product like this after cleaning my teeth in the morning as I find it helps to waken me up!
I have found that premium branded mouthwash products have really seemed to increase their prices of late, and this has led to me paying over £2 for a 500ml bottle which does not seem to last particularly long in my house. For this reason, I tend to take advantage of any bargains or reduced-price products that I see and stock up a little. This is what happened recently whilst I was shopping in a local branch of 'Savers' the discounted drugstore. I bought two different mouthwash products, each presented in a 500ml bottle. The price I paid for both products was in the region of £1.90, which I thought was very good value.
The first of the two mouthwash products that I have tried out is from the well-known "Aquafresh" brand, namely the "Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash" which cost me just under £1 from Savers. I believe there are two flavour variations of the product available, but I was only presented with one choice within Savers which was the "Fresh Mint" variety.
The packaging for the product that I purchased was slightly different from that shown in the Dooyoo picture above, and consists of a 'flat' bottle that has an oblong shape and a bright blue wrapper going round the clear bottle. There is a grey-coloured lid on top of the bottle that doubles as a measuring/drinking cap and this can be unscrewed easily from the bottle. On the inside is a little 'marking' at the 10ml mark to allow you to measure out the appropriate amount of liquid mouthwash for each use.
The liquid mouthwash has a clear colour which was a bit of a surprise as I find most mouthwash products are either blue or green. The strong 'peppermint' like aroma of the product is so strong that I notice it as soon as I start to pour it from the bottle into the measuring cup.
The Aquafresh Extra Fresh Mouthwash is very easy to use. All I need to do is pour 10mls from the bottle into the plastic lid and swirl the undiluted liquid around my mouth for a short time. The bottle recommends rinsing your teeth in this way for one minute but to be honest I find that the flavour becomes really too strong for my liking with continued use, so I usually swirl it around my mouth for perhaps 20 or 30 seconds.
I have not found that this particular brand of mouthwash is over-powering, nor does it make my tongue feel uncomfortable or feel as though the liquid is catching in my throat as I am using it. It is fair to say however that the mouthwash has a very strong taste that intensifies and becomes much stronger when the product is being used. I find the strong minty taste to be quite revitalising and refreshing but it is not difficult to imagine that it might prove to be too much for some tastes.
I find that the powerful flavour remains for quite a long time after the product has been used, which is something that is not always the case with other brands of mouthwash that I have tried before. The other after-effects of using the Aquafresh Extra Fresh are all positive too; my mouth feels cleaner, fresher and more hygienic too.
As for my overall dental health, I can see that the Aquafresh Mouthwash contains fluoride, so this will help strengthen my teeth against cavities and decay, as well as protect against plaque and there are claims such as these printed on the bottle's label. I have not had a trip to the dentist for a few months and so cannot comment on whether this product has actually made a significant difference to my dental health overall, but it is certainly reassuring to me to know that there is added fluoride in this product.
Additionally, the Aquafresh Mouthwash actively "Strengthens Enamel" according to the packaging, which is something that I have not noticed mentioned on any of the supermarket-own branded mouthwash products that I have used recently. The Aquafresh product contains an active mineral which binds, and strengthens tooth enamel. I have to confess that I found this information provided further reassurance to me in terms of my oral hygiene and overall dental health.
The mouthwash is alcohol free, and is not suitable for use by young children.
Overall, I haven't found there to be anything negative about using this mouthwash, so would recommend it and will certainly repurchase it again for my household. I also feel that it deserves full marks in the product rating as a result.
As at the time of writing (July 2012), you can purchase the mouthwash from some branches of Poundland and Savers for £1.
I've always liked my mouth to feel clean and fresh, but being a smoker sometimes that proves a little difficult. Over the years MacLean's is the brand I have come to trust the most although recently I've been swerving towards Aquafresh, which is the brand, my wife likes.
This is currently available at a very reasonable £1 in various outlets. It's not the biggest bottle of mouthwash for the price but it is very effective and not too strong. I have found some mouthwashes to almost burn the plaque and tartar away, this has a kick but it isn't going to shock. It arrives in a nice plastic bottle decorated accordingly with dental references and is predominantly light blue in colour as is the liquid therein.
I find the viscosity of this Aquafresh minty mouthwash somewhat of a change from the norm. Most are watery and just rinse through the mouth Aquafresh is a bit thicker not quite as thick as a syrup, and this seems to work in it's favour since this viscosity helps keep it on the gums and teeth for longer hence making it more effective. It has a fresh and pleasant taste and you can certainly feel it working. Sometimes though I feel as though I almost have to rinse this of with a mouthful of water since it does appear to stick a bit, it doesn't feel sticky but it just simply stays on the gums and teeth and works away.
When gargled around the mouth the thickish liquid forms a kind of foam which along with the liquid seems to work very well in getting into those hidden crevices that require particular attention to avoid big dentist bills. After a mouth wash with Aquafresh my mouth isn't tingling as with some, but it does feel refreshed and clean, and since a mouth wash is designed to do just that I suppose it is kind of logical that you should perhaps have to rinse this away along with the debris and stuff it has cleaned away.
This is one of my more favourable mouthwashes these days, I find many to harsh or too minty. Apart from the viscosity this pretty much does a good job, it makes my mouth feel clean and fresh, and it leaves my breath smelling quite minty............so for a quid it's well worth the investment.
I like using mouthwash I just hate paying for it. I find that most of the leading brands are rather expensive in the supermarkets. A few weeks ago I was browsing in Wilkinsons when I came across this Aquafresh mouthwash for only 88p. For your money you get a decent sized bottle that contains 600ml of mouthwash. I had the blue variety which is described as 'fresh mint'. The bottle is see through in colour with a clear plastic cap, you can see how much mouthwash is left as you are using it.
The mouthwash is described as being 'an antibacterial formulation that prolongs the effects of brushing and provides lasting protection for a clean and healthy mouth' Aquafresh state that the mouthwash;
Contains an active mineral which binds to and strengthens your tooth enamel.
Helps reduce the build up of plaque to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Kills bacteria that can cause bad breath, leaving your breath fresh.
To use this mouthwash you simply clean your teeth and pour a small amount into the cap, the bottle recommends 15ml, however I find this too much so I used slightly less. You then rinse around your mouth and gargle with the mouthwash for a minute and spit out.
This mouthwash has a really nice minty taste, it is not too overpowering. I normally find that certain mouthwashes burn my gums but this one felt gentle. After using this my mouth felt really refreshed and my breath was fresh for a long time. My teeth and gums also felt a lot cleaner. I also found this mouthwash didn't distort my taste like some stronger minty ones can.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to save money as it is a good product. It is as good as more expensive mouthwashes and a bottle lasted me a month. They also have a mild mint variety.
** Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint **
I like to use mouthwash as well as toothpaste and floss. It fills a niche the others don't reach so to speak :o) I generally buy cheaper supermarket home brands where possible to stretch our weekly budget out a little but I was given a bottle of Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint by my brother who had bought two bottles and decided he wasn't keen.
I use mouthwash first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Although I have heard that it is useful to use it after a meal prior to brushing to loosen any food fragments. But I only use it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
The Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint comes as you would expect in a plastic bottle. You open the bottle pour some mouth wash into the top and gargle and swish it round your mouth for a moment or less. I always wash the top before replacing it on the bottle as I feel it would be unhygienic not to do this.
Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint contains all the usual thing like flouride to strengthen teeth and an anti bacterial agent but it also contains ingredients to strengthen tooth enamel which is a welcome addition so I believe it is a bit better quality then the normal supermarket brands I usually buy.
The flavour is "fresh mint" and it certainly packs a wollop. It is one of those flavours of mouthwash that make you feel like you are having your tongue and the top of your mouth ripped out by hundreds of pointy needles!. But somehow and for some reason I quite like that in a mouth wash. It really wakes me up in the morning for sure.
Some of the cheaper supermarket brands do also have than burn the inside of your face off factor too so I can hardly single Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint out as being the only mouth wash that tastes this way. But if you don't like strong mint taste don't buy this as it is the mint equivalent of a vindaloo curry :o)
** My conclusion **
I have been using Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint for a week now and it is growing on me. I think the tooth protection on offer is superior to the cheap brands I usually buy. The taste is ok if you are used to these severe minty flavoured mouth washes but steer clear if you don't like sharp flavours. As a wake up factor first thing in the morning and as a way of protecting your teeth and making your mouth feel fresh Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash Fresh Mint takes some beating.
Thank you for reading this review.
Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash
I have tried both of these products - the fresh mint and the mild mint and to be honest they are both quite harsh. The mild mint is less strong than the fresh mint and I prefer the mild mint as the other one can be really quite strong and have an almost burning sensation to it.
But they both work really well (apart from the strength of them) and you can see the 'residue' from the product afterwards which is a blue/green 'goo' to show that the product is working.
* Contains an active mineral that strengthens tooth enamel
* Helps reduce the build up of plaque
* Maintains healthy teeth and gums
* Kills bacteria - the cause of bad breath
* long lasting protection for you teeth and gums
This product does make my teeth fell squeeky clean and really really fresh but it is too harsh for me and it smells like some kind of industrial chemical.... with mint.
*Comes in two types - the fresh mint and the mild mint versions
*Aqua fresh is a good high quality brand - although I don't really like this product so much but the toothpastes are good
*Widely available in a lot of larger supermarkets - I bought this one from Morrisons
*Nice clean colourful packaging
*Fresh mint scent
*For me it was too strong and a bit harsh and slightly burning on my tongue
*Not very expensive - I think it was like £2.99 from morrisons
*the mild mint is less strong than the fresh one so I will probably use the mild one instead
Thank you for reading my review
I like a mouthwash you can really feel working, and up till recently I used listerene. The only trouble with listerene is it is very strong and sometimes it feels like it is burning your mouth. I tried lots of other brands, but they seemed very mild in comparison. I also wanted a mouthwash that my kids could use, as they don't like listerene.
Then one day I discovered Aquafresh extra fresh mouthwash. I was in my local Home bargains store and it was cheap, only about £1 a bottle, compared to the nearly £3 that listerene costs. What also attracted me was the fact that I already use Aquafresh toothpate and trust the brand, feeling it is good quality.
About £1 a bottle from home bargains. Usually on offer at the super markets. Currently BOGOF at tesco for £2.99.
Comes in a 600 ml plastic bottle that is recyclable. The bottle is transparent so you can see the product inside. The 3 benefits of the product are clearly labeled on the front; the product prevents plaque build up,actively freshens breath and helps protect gums. The ingredients are listed on the back, which inclue Alcohol and fluoride. The whole bottle is sealed with a thin layer of plastic to prevent tampering. The product must be used within 3 months of opening, but if used daily, this won't be a problem.
Aquafresh mouthwash makes your breath feel really fresh and contains an active mineral which binds to the tooth enamel to strengthen it. Adults and children over 6 can use it. Another benefit is that it is made in UK, not many things are nowadays, so by buying it we can support British jobs!
You use twice a day after brushing.The bottle contains a measuring cap which you fill to 15ml and rinse for 60 seconds before spitting out. The product has a minty/medicinal flavour, which is not unpleasant, though it does taste artificial. You get a tingly sensation when you use it, but it does not burn like listerene. It does not foam up in the mouth, just gentle fizzes, so you can feel it working. When you spit, you can see dark coloured bits (sorry, I know that is gross), which is similar to how dentyl ph mouthwash works. Again, this is proof that the product is working. After spitting it out there is a fresh aftertaste and your mouth feels nice and clean. It gives you confidence that you know your breath smells nice!
Aquafresh have a website at www.aquafresh.co.uk where you can find out more about their products.
As I previously review couple of Corsodyl Mouthwash. I tend to have a new brand which I also found to be good but not as expensive as daily corsodyl. Each penny counts, so I though it woul be good to cut down with some brands that is quite expensive. This one definitely caught my eye because it was previously available at tesco for just a pound. Almost triple less than my daily corsodyl and adding to that it was also manufactured by glaxosmithkline. So I did'nt compromise anything and still got a great deal as well.
AQUAFRESH (Fresh Mint)
Extra fresh daily mouthwash with an antibacterial formulation that prolongs the effects of brushing and provides lasting protection. It contains an active mineral which binds to and strengthens your tooth enamel. It helps prevent plaque build up and helps protect gums. It kills bacteria that can cause bad breath and actively freshen breath.
It comes in a Aquafresh three striped logo, classic blue, white and red theme 600 ml plastic bottle that features a quite clear plastic packaging (to see how much liquid you still got). Other information such as directions, caution, ingredients were also written on the bottle.
Use twice daily after brushing. Fill the measuring cap to the 15ml line with aquafresh mouthwash, rinse for up to 60 seconds then spit out.
Do not swallow as it contains Sodium Fluoride
Not suitable for use in children under 6years of age
Do not use if plastic wrap is missing or not intact
Sore safely away from children
The liquid is colour blue and upon trying them you will immediately feel the very strong clinical taste that made my tongue tingle. Foams up the inside of your mouth and you can feel that it's definitely working. It actually freshen my breath. Then the feeling of not wanting to eat anything to keep the clean feeling followed afterwards. That's how it works for me.
This mouthwash also give me total satisfaction. It works brilliantly and offered extra protection to strengthen tooth enamel as well as to reduce the build up of plaque that maintain healthy teeth and gums. I would recommend this to anyone as it's really worth a try and will give you much more confidence to your teeth, gums and breath. It's definitely a great value considering that I only paid a pound for it. A big thumbs up for a Great Mouthwash.
Thank you for reading ;-D
I'm not usually partial to writing about everyday products such as toothpaste, baby food and shampoo and the like but thought I'd chirp in with something to say about Aquafresh Extra Fresh Daily Mouthwash. Mouthwash had been vacant from my life for several years but I'd been meaning to get back in to using it because I remember I quite liked it.
Shelves full of mouthwash meant nothing to me, I hadn't done any research and was buying blindly, I was initially drawn to some more expensive options but then the blue surfy packaging caught my eye and Aquafresh was one of the brands I recognised. I was aiming for a sort of medium priced mouthwash as I couldn't imagine a supermarket own brand being particularly good, perhaps they are - I don't know I still haven't tried them.
I'm definitely hooked on Aquafresh Mouthwash now but don't worry I'm not swallowing it, the minty alcohol flavour is a bit sharp at first but you soon get used to it and it has a sort of ouzo quality to it, because of the strength it leaves you mouth feeling fresh and as if it's had a serious cleaning.
I suggest chasing it with a glass of water because if you just walk off after, you'll definitely have a whiff of "been on the methelated spirits again and then ate an entire pack of fisherman's friends" about you, which could lead to relationship problems.
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and genuinely look forward to gargling with it twice a day. My mouth seems to feel a lot cleaner.
I bought this mouthwash after I found my current mouthwash 'Listerine' was too strong and actually stung my mouth quite badly- it was only about £3 for 600ml which I thought was pretty reasonable. Each cap full is 15ml so if you use twice a day it works out that the bottle will last for 20 days which isn't bad at all.
The packaging is fairly effective with the classic blue, white and red theme of Aquafresh and it features a clear window so that you can see the liquid inside- great for checking how much you have left! The writing is very clear on the bottle- even on the back where it is quite small. I won't bore you with the ingredients but basically the main and most important one is Sodium Fluoride (so make sure you don't swallow it!!)
The liquid itself is bright blue which makes it look very attractive and it foams up inside your mouth which makes it feel like it is really cleaning your mouth! It doesn't have a very strong clinical taste like Listerine which is good but its still strong enough to feel like its actually getting your breath fresh- and leaves you with a pleasant tingly feeling on your tongue.
The mouthwash claims to
- Contains an active mineral which binds to and strengthens your tooth enamel
- Helps reduce the build up of plaque to help maintain healthy teeth and gums
- Kills bacteria that can cause bad breath leaving your breath fresh
I'd definitely agree that it keeps your breath fresh and I have found that my gums are in better condition than when I just used to brush alone but I am not sure that my tooth enamel has been strengthened- although I have only been using it for about 2 weeks so maybe it will over a longer period of time!
This product is not suitable for children under 6 years old- but I would not advise children using this unsupervised anyway just in case they decide it would be a good idea to swallow the stuff- (Nasty!!)
In summary, I really like this mouthwash- mainly due to the fact that it has the right balance between cleaning power and strong minty taste! I would recommend this to anyone as it is a really easy way of adding an extra, quick section to your hygiene routine which will make a big difference to your teeth, gums and breath!
I don't usually buy any Aquafresh products, but this mouthwash was buy one get one free at Tesco, so I bought it. I was pleasantly surprised as I thought it wouldn't really do much at all. You use it after you have brushed your teeth which I'm not really used to and have used it before brushing by accident - it didn't seem to work as well when you did it before. It says rinse for 60 seconds, but I usually do 30 seconds. When I spat it out there were blue bits, so it must do the same thing as that other mouthwash. After use it left me with a really fresh breath and a clean teeth feel, which was really nice. It feels like it cleans your tongue as well. Afterwards you don't want to eat anything to loose the fresh breath and clean feeling. I would buy it again, but only on offer as I only buy mouthwash when it's on offer, usually buy one get one free, but it is a really good mouthwash and has lasted longer than the usual mouthwash we get.
To be honest I usually buy Fluorigard mouthwash as it was recommended by my dentist but it retails around £4 per bottle, so when I saw Aquafresh on offer in our local chemist I thought I'd give it a try as we like their toothpaste.
It cost £1.29 & is a generous 600ml bottle which has the distinctive red, white & blue stripe across the front. Also on the front of the bottle it states that it contains fluoride & claims to do the following -
- helps prevent plaque build up
- actively freshens breath
- helps protect gums
- strengthens enamel.
The one I purchased is Fresh Mint & is a lovely aqua blue colour. It has a thick plastic seal around it which, when removed, reveals a sturdy plastic good-sized cap which also acts as a measuring cup making it straightforward & easy to use. It recommends that you use twice a day after brushing (whereas Fluorigard is used in between brushing) & you just measure 15ml, rinse for 60 seconds then spit out.
I honestly expected this to taste like Plax etc but it tasted much stronger so I was really pleased especially as you don't get that burning sensation that you may get with Listerine. It tasted of a strong minty flavour but with added oomph. After using it my mouth immediately felt much fresher, my gums & teeth felt smooth & really clean.
On the reverse of the bottle it gives a list of ingredients - most I don't recognise - but the ones I do are aqua, alcohol, sodium fluoride & sodium bicarbonate. There are also cautions given & the mouthwash plus a website address for advice or comments & it's advised that you don't give to children under 6 years of age.
I have to say that I'd recommend this mouthwash as it seems to do the job, tastes nice & strong & is easy to use. The downside is that it contains alcohol which many people don't like using on their teeth & gums.