“ Brand: Asda / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Refreshes, Protects, „
In my opinion, a nice smile can really change a persons facial features and make them look ten times better. Of course though, in order to have a nice smile, you need nice teeth. Rotting, yellow and missing teeth are a no-no, which is why I take the time to look after my teeth. I had my teeth professionally whitened a few years ago and I brush, floss and use mouthwash daily in order to mantain healthy teeth and gums.
I am not brand loyal at all when it comes to mouthwash; mouthwash is mouthwash in my opinion! I usually pick up whatever is cheap or on offer, and my most recent mouthwash purchase (I got this around 2 months ago now) is the ASDA fresh breath mint fresh mouthwash which is a total bargain at just 85p for a large 500ml bottle of the stuff - 17p per 100ml! This is really good value and it's more than a pound cheaper than the more premium brands of mouthwash and does pretty much exactly the same thing.
Asda aren't shy when it comes to bigging up this product and state that the mouthwash protects against cavities and plaque, and also state that it strengthens tooth enamel. Enamel is one of the main tissues that makes up a tooth, so it's important to keep it strong and healthy. Asda say that the product also freshens breath. There are two different 'flavours' to choose from - cool mint or mint fresh. I have no idea what the difference is but I am reviewing the mint fresh version. The mouthwash is alchohol free and also has fluorid, which helps to prevent cavities. The mouthwash also is not tested on animals as asda are against animal testing.
The mouthwash comes in a plastic, quite sturdy bottle which is a bit of an odd shape - it reminds me of a cleaning liquid bottle but never mind! The shape is slightly curved in the middle meaning it's easier to pick up and grip which I find handy as it is quite heavy - it contains 500ml of liquid when full. The bottle is transparent meaning the light aqua coloured mouthwash can clearly be seen through it. I find this handy as I am able to tell when the bottle is starting to run out. There isn't a huge amount of branding as the packaging is so basic but I don't mind as it's so cheap. There is simply a sticky label on the front with the asda logo and the product name. The colour scheme is green and white which is obviously unisex.
The lid is white and is child proof. To get it off I need to get a good grip and then twist the lid with some force. I use the lid to pour the mouthwash as I don't like the idea of swigging from the bottle! The mouthwash itself is a strange aqua type of colour which is okay but it reminds me a bit of bleach, lol. The consitency is equal to water. I use this after brushing my teeth and it's easy to use. Once i've poured a bit into the lid, I put it into my mouth and swirl it around for a couple of seconds then spit it out. It doesn't foam up or anything. You can also gargle it but I don't like doing this.
The scent is quite strong and I find it to be quite pleasantly refreshing in the morning. The taste is strong and minty and it made my tounge tingle a little at first but I am used to it now. My teeth always feel clean and fresh after using it, as does my mouth. I am always happy that my breath smells minty and fresh after using it and I like that the taste doesn't linger as long as I gargle a glass of water afterwards. Despite being coloured, the liquid doesn't stain or mark my sink.
The effects are long lasting and my teeth feel clean throughout the day. The smell isn't too noticeable after a while and by dinner time it feels like the smell has completely gone, but I chew gum or use breath freshner after lunch anyway. The mouthwash doesn't have any whitening effects on my teeth but for the price I am happy with how clean and fresh it makes my mouth feel. The smell and taste, although strong, are pleasant and I would certianly reccomend this to anyone who wants a cheap and effective mouthwash.
Before I get stuck into this review I must point something out. That is that I am not reviewing the 'Mint Fresh' variety of this but the 'Cool Mint' one, its just that Dooyoo said this was the same product and to plonk my review here so here I am!
This I bought just the other week in my local Asda store costing me only 49p for a 500ml bottle and I was pleased to pay that and mouthwash is something I use after every time I brush my teeth so I do get through rather alot of it.
Like I have just touched upon this comes in a 500ml size and to the best of my knowledge is the only size available to purchase this particular mouthwash in and its a clear plastic bottle with a push down and twist white plastic lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle which is pale blue and white in colour we are told that it is Asda Protect Mouthwash 'Cool Mint' and that it is a fluoride mouthwash and that it helps to protect against tooth decay, cavities and plaque and is an alcohol free formula. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients used within it are listed as are cautions and the size ()as I have stated already and contact details for Asda are listed. The bottle is informative enough even though it is nothing fancy and it does have a slight curve to the bottle sides to help with ease of handling which is a nice touch.
Well the mouthwash is a transparent blue in colour and really does smell minty fresh with a nice sweetness to it. This is so mild and gentle that we are told we can use this morning and evening and anytime we like during the day to just freshen our breath too if we want to and all you need per use is half a cap of the stuff and to swish it about in the mouth before spitting it out.
The flavour is nice enough and fresh though not too harsh. It makes the mouth feel fresh without tingling it or taking our breath away and is none oily and freshens the breath aroma wise for a few minutes and leaves no nasty taste in the mouth at all.
However I personally don't feel this does much for me really. It freshens the mouth in the very short term but doesn't keep the mouth feeling clean for very long at all. I do feel that it helps keep plaque off my teeth for a bit longer though than using no mouthwash at all like with most mouth washes though I'm not so sure that it helps prevents cavities in the long term.
As a breath freshener, like I say it does help in the short term but not with getting rid of the odour of garlic but it makes the mouth feel a bit fresher for sure. Its an economy buy with average results, just don't expect too much from this one!
Only available from Asda stores.
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 doesn't seem to last particularly long in my house. For this reason, I decided to try out a couple of more 'basic' mouthwash products and see how they fared in comparison.
A product that I tried out recently was from Asda, and is their own brand of mint mouthwash. I paid only 49 pence for the bottle of "Asda Protect Mouthwash - Mint Fresh" when I was shopping with the supermarket online recently. And as the bottle is a fairly generous 500ml in size, I was extremely happy with this low price and thought it seemed like very good value.
The bottle is made of clear plastic which can be recycled. I can see the mouthwash liquid through the plastic which is a bright green colour and it is a similar - if not identical - colour to the product that I would usually buy. There is a white plastic lid on top of the bottle which is a long shape and this is so that the lid can double as a drinking cap to pour the mouthwash into your mouth.
I should point out too that the product's cap has a sort of 'safety' mechanism in its design, so you need to squeeze and twist the lid to remove it. I assume this is for child-safety reasons. I would also state that I have limited mobility in my hands and at times I do struggle to open the cap if it has been replaced tightly - which is the way it has been designed to be replaced. I won't be deducting any points from the product's overall rating however, as this is a problem that affects me personally and the majority of people would probably have no problem in removing and replacing the cap, but it may be worth bearing in mind if you suffer from arthritis or similar problems, and have limited strength in your hands.
The Asda Protect Mouthwash is very easy to use. All I need to do is pour half a capful into the white lid and swirl the undiluted liquid around my mouth for a short time. I have not found that this particular brand of mouthwash is very strong and 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. These are significant problems I have come across with some mouthwash products I have used in the past as I find some of them have a very over-powering flavour which I don't like.
The Asda Protect Mouthwash tastes very pleasant and the flavour tastes to me like a sort of spearmint flavoured product rather than being something more peppermint. This, in my opinion, makes the flavour and taste of the Asda mouthwash more subtle to use and I have nothing negative to say about the flavour at all, I really like it and to me it just tastes like a refreshing mint flavour.
The after-effects of using the Asda Mouthwash are all positive too; my mouth feels cleaner, fresher and more hygienic than if I had just brushed my teeth with toothpaste and I like that the minty fresh, clean feeling lasts longer because I have used the Asda Mouthwash after brushing.
As for my overall dental health, I can see that the Asda Protect 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.
Overall, I am happy to buy this product again and would recommend it. I think it offers a great value product to help prevent against dental problems as well as freshen breath and protect against plaque. The product is very affordable and appears to be of a good quality and I have nothing negative to report about it.
The Asda Protect Mouthwash can be purchase from Asda supermarkets for 49 pence. The store has a website where you can shop online, which can be found at www.asda.co.uk.