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Boots Advance Totalcare Coolmint Mouthwash

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Brand: Boots / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      14.07.2013 12:08
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      2/5

      I use mouthwash at least twice a day and more often if I need a bit of a freshen up. My favourite mouthwash is the Colgate Plax, but when I recently needed to buy a new bottle, this was not available so I went for this mouthwash from Boots.

      =Price and size=
      I paid £2.05 for 500ml of this mouthwash which is good value compared to the £3.40 I usually pay for my Colgate.
      500ml tends to last me about 3 weeks of frequent use.

      =Taste=

      The taste of this mouthwash is vile. The first time I used it I nearly threw up - no word of a lie! It felt like I was gargling a shot of vodka and as I despise vodka this was an unpleasant surprise. I'm not used to my mouthwash containing alcohol and I will definitely look out for this on the label next time! It really burns and I just want to spit it out straight away, even though you are recommended to swirl for 30 seconds - no way can I hold it in for that long!!

      The aftertaste is quite pleasant - very minty and the alcohol doesn't linger. I feel nice and fresh afterwards (but not for very long) so it's a shame it's so unpleasant to get to that point!

      =Effects=

      The bottle claims to freshen breath, provide long-lasting plaque protection and kill bacteria. It is also an antiseptic mouthwash. I believe that all these claims are met because my teeth always feel nice and clean afterwards, although maybe not quite as clean as they could be because I can't swirl it around for as long because of the taste! Asides from everything though, it is still a budget mouthwash and might not provide as much protection as a branded product. I also find that I don't feel as fresh for quite as long as with some other mouthwashes.

      =Overall=

      Overall I wouldn't buy this again. The strong and unpleasant taste means using mouthwash is an unenjoyably experience when I usually enjoy the taste and feeling. The cap is very easy to use and is a good size to use as a cup for it.

      I give it 2/5 - in my opinion it's borderline unusable, but I'm too cheap to throw it away! I've noticed myself using it less often than I would my normal mouthwash because I find the taste so unpleasant. I was torn between 2 and 3 because the effects seem pretty good and my teeth do feel clean. If your mouth isn't as sensitive to strong mouthwashes as mine, this might be good for you!

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        25.03.2011 10:45
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        Boots Total care mouthwash

        I went on holiday recently and I always like to take smaller version of my beauty products when I go away so they do not take up too much space in my bag. Examples of smaller products would be travel size shampoos, lotions etc and I recently found a smaller version of mouthwash to take with me too. I always go to Boots before a holiday and this is where I found their Boots smile total care antiseptic mouthwash.

        Like most people I enjoy fresh breath and having been using a mouthwash for quite a while now. It has become something I always use now once I have brushed my teeth and my teeth always feel cleaner after using it. This Boots Smile Totalcare Antiseptic Mouthwash is quite a simple mouthwash and basically just promises to kill bacteria and help freshen breath. Some other mouthwashes have lots of different things they do but for just a few days on a trip I like that this mouthwash just simple kills bacteria in your mouth and freshens your mouth, and in all honesty this is all you really need it to do.

        The liquid is green and is coolmint flavour. It's a nice mint flavour and is very refreshing and not as strong as other minty flavours. It's really simple to use, Basically you take a mouthful of the liquid, rinse it around your teeth and gums for approximately 30 seconds and then spit out. DO NOT SWALLOW. It contains a lot of chemicals so never swallow it. It stings a little and you do need to be quite strong to keep it in your mouth for the full 30 seconds but once you do you will reap the benefits. The taste is quite an antisceptic, medicine taste and that stays in your mouth for a while afterwards but when it fades it leaves your breath still smelling fresh and natural.

        A mini 75ml costs just £1.01 in Boots and will definitely last for a week or longer so perfect for holidays. It has a child lock cap so is safe around children and a product I definitely recommend!

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          16.06.2010 11:48
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          I'm a recent convert to the world of mouthwash, and have tried a few different varieties. The most recent one I've used is the Boots Smile Totalcare Coolmint Mouthwash, which is antiseptic.

          The first thing to say is that the product looks different from the picture - I guess it's been redesigned. The current bottle is rather more square looking than the pic, with a red label. The colours match the toothpaste which is also part of the range. The mouthwash itself is a dark green, slightly bluish colour and it's easy to see when you're about to run out. The label claims the product kills bacteria, provides long lasting plaque protection and freshens breath. It contains 'clinically proven antibacterial ingredients'. The product must not be swallowed and is not for children under 6 years. The bottle also contains instructions for the care of your teeth, which I won't repeat as I'm sure you all know how to take care of your teeth!

          I've been using this for nearly a month now and I really like the product. In the mouth it tastes minty and refreshing, and it feels strong enough to be refreshing, but not strong enough to hurt my mouth. Obviously I can't really comment on the antibacterial properties of the mouthwash, but my mouth certainly feels clean using this product. I've just been to see my dentist and haven't had to have anything done to my teeth, so I'm assuming my use of mouthwash is helping!

          When I used the Listerine mouthwash, I liked the product but found that it made my teeth feel rather sensitive - even though I don't normally have sensitive teeth. I haven't had any such problems with this mouthwash - it certainly feels milder. I can't really find any problems with the mouthwash, and would certainly buy it again.

          Boots Smile Totalcare Antiseptic Coolmint Mouthwash costs £1.99 for 500ml, which is pretty good value.

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