“ Brand: Colgate / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I have always had weak teeth and they were not helped by my neglecting them for far too long, plus a nasty accident that broke my jaw and a tooth. My dentist recommended that I use Flourigard to treat the early decay and strengthen my teeth generally. So, as a good patient, I tried it.
This is a once a day flouride rinse which should be fitted into an oral care routine after one of the daily toothbrushings. As it is important that the rinse gets time on the teeth without being disturbed by food or drink, I use last thing at night so it gets the full over-night to heal up my early decay. The recommended rest time from food or drink after use is thirty minutes - I just like to give it more time to do its job.
This mouthwash is alcohol free - making it ideal for those looking for a good effective mouthwash without breaching their religious or health requirements.
The alcohol free formulation is gentle on the gums and mouth without the drying effect all too often experienced with moutwashes which contain alcohol. It has visibly improved the decay spots on my teeth, some of which are now gone and others improved and continuing to do so and all without withering my mouth like some alchohol based mouthwashes.
The flavour is pleasantly minty and not overpowering or medicinal in the least. The mouthwash does what it claims to do and is well worth trying for those with weak teeth and those facing early decay. It is especially useful in tackling the decay between the teeth which can be so destructive.
A 500ml bottle will cost £4.25 from Boots, but is also available from the larger branches of the main supermarkets.
Well worth a shot.
After a slightly horrific trip to the dentist where I found that I would need multiple fillings, the dentist there said she wanted me to start using Colgate Fluorigard. I had to ask her to repeat the name as it certainly wasn't something I was familiar with. I do try and take care of my teeth using a good toothbrush, the Oral B Triumph, twice a day and my beloved Dentyl PH mouthwash but I think my ever so sweet tooth has caught up with me.
So she told me to go and get this and when I looked it up on the internet found it was something that you could get prescribed so thought hmm this is a serious product. Luckily I found that you could get it in shops too. Boots had it for £4.19 and Superdrug for £4.79. There was also a green one with the same name but alcohol free, I wasn't exacly sure if it was slighly different or just the same but withouth the alcohol as the descriptions were a bit different. If anyone knows do leave a comment as I prefer non-alcoholic ones but didn't want to get the wrong product.
I had tried Colgate Plax before and hated it, mostly due to the taste so was quite wary. I could barely keep the Plax version in my mouth for five seconds which wouldn't be much good if it was the same for this version of the mouthwash.
It comes in a see through bottle with a mid blue liquid with a white cap. The instructions tell you to use 10ml or 2 teaspoons. Why don't they just put a marker line in the cap!? I just guess and do half a cap full each time.
Most mouthwashes have the aim of removing bacteria and freshening breath. This is slightly different. I am hoping that it does the other two things too, again please comment if you have any further knowledge on this topic, but the idea of this product is that it strengthens the teeth by reducing the formation of plaque acids, preventing mineral loss cuased by those same acids and promoting the re-minseralisation of early decay, basically strenthen the enamel to stop your teeth rotting away and slowing down the process, or maybe even stopping the decay so that you will need fewer or no fillings. Apparently this is clinically proven to reduce decay by up to 40% which is a reasonably good statistic.
The first thing that hit me, quite literally, was the strong smell. It was not nice and reminded me of TCP. I supopse it must be the high fluoride content but luckily it disippates within five seconds or so. The taste is just about okay, not too strong, rather a bit odd and fizzy but after you have swilled it around your mouth for a little while it becomes almost tasteless.
Unfortunately, I can't keep it, or any other mouthwash in my mouth for over thirty seconds so spit it out then. With my Dentyl PH, the bacteria is stained in the sink so you can tell if you have cleaned your mouth out properly, I miss that becuase this one you just have to assume it has worked, there's no proof.
It tells you not to eat, drink or rinse for fifteen minutes which is probably to give it a chance to re-harden the enamel I should imagine but sometimes you accidentally rinse with cold water by instinct.
It's very difficult to know what good you are doing with this mouthwash, you just have to trust that it's doing its job, the only way you can tell is when you next go the dentist and even then, the fact you have decay or no decay could be due to diet or any other factor, luck even so you just have to take it on faith with the advice of the dentist.
I am going to keep using this as instructed. I will miss my Dently PH though. Just wish I had known about this before as I would have used it long ago...
I've always sure that I've done the best I can for my & my daughters' teeth & gums - partly to ensure they looked & felt good - but mostly to avoid treatment at the dentist thus avoiding pain/ uncomfort & high bills.
Luckily my daughters have beautiful teeth & the importance they've given to caring for them has certainly paid off. In the 50s though the attitude seemed to be the norm that children had fillings, mouthwashes weren't readily available & there were no electric or sonic toothbrushes to be found - hence a lot of people in their 50s & more don't have terrific teeth & gums.
Over the years I've tried lots of mouthwashes including the bigger well known brands down to the cheaper ones & I must say that I've found Colgate Fluorigard to be the best. I would have missed it in Boots etc amongst the other ones but both my dentist & the hygienist recommended using it so I had to search for it.
It seems more expensive than similar ones, usually around the £4 mark, & I rarely find it on offer but yesterday spied some in the reduced section in our local Boots for £3.17 for a 500 ml bottle so I stocked up. I bought the green mint flavour but it's also available in a blue rinse.
It comes in a wider see-through bottle than most mouthwashes but has the traditional cap/measure on the top which is always useful as I read somewhere that using too much mouthwash can stain the teeth. On the front it clearly states that the product is alcohol free & provides daily cavity protection & strengthens tooth enamel.
It also claims to do the following -
- reduces the formation of plaque acids
- prevents mineral loss caused by plaque acids
- promotes re-mineralisation of early decay
Well, I can't prove this scientifically but whether it's due to investing in a sonic toothbrush or using Flourigard I must say I've not had to undergo any treatment at the dentist for fillings (thank goodness) for a couple of years.
It doesn't taste bad either - just fresh & minty - not as strong as Listerine & thus doesn't feel 'aggressive' on the teeth or gums. It's also not the type of mouthwash where you have to 'brace yourself' before using & would probably be fine for those with sensitive teeth & gums.
Directions for use along with a full list of (nonsensical) ingredients are listed quite clearly on the reverse label of the plastic bottle. It advises using at a different time to toothbrushing - never thought of that?! - to achieve the best results.
- more expensive than many leading brands but I've personally found it to be the best.
- nice taste.
- easy to measure & pour.
- alcohol free.
- seems to have cut down on my dentist's bills?
- worth a try especially if you see it on offer.
I was first introduced to Flourigard by my husband Dave after he came home from the dentists with a bottle one day. Being an Asian surgery, they attract a lot of Muslim custom so the reason they started stocking this alcohol free mouthwash was to cater for their needs. The dentist informed my Dave that having compared the effects with the effects of other mouthwashes containing alcohol, they felt this was a much better product especially because it is suitable for the whole family. So we all gave this a try in our house and have been so pleased we have used it ever since.
It costs £4.99 for a 500ml bottle although we frequently purchase this on offer for £3 or £4. A 500ml bottle lasts our family at least a month and sometimes two months so we feel that is good value for money. Because we all share the same bottle, we do not use the cap that doubles up as a measuring cup as it is not very hygienic to do so but that option is available for those who are using this product alone or do not mind sharing.
The flavour of this mouthwash is very mild and pleasant. It tastes almost a little bit sweet although I am certain Colgate have not snuck any sugars into this! I do not mind at all that I should not rinse after using this product as the taste that lingers in my mouth is just so nice.
Dave has seen a marked improvement in his teeth since he starting using this mouthwash twice a day every day and I have not had any problems since switching over from a strong, stingy tasting alcohol containing mouthwash which says to me that this is every bit as effective as that was. But better tasting!
I'm a little fussy with mouthwashes in that I don't like those strong minty tastes or that make you feel slightly sick after using them. I was recommended Colgate Fluorigard by my dentist when I asked for a reliable mouthwash that would help protect my teeth and gums. She gave me a little sample bottle and because I was happy with it, I bought the full-size product from Boots and I've been using it for a while now.
Colgate have a 200 year history and so you can rest assured that their knowledge will provide you with a quality dental product. Fluorigard claims to be clinically proven to fight cavities and reduce decay by up to 40%. It's designed as a daily rince to be added to your dental routine, best used after brushing you teeth.
Boots sell 2 versions of Fluorigard: the regular cavity prevention product and one which is alcohol free. The alcohol free version costs slightly more at £3.99, compared to the regular mouthwash which comes in at £3.69. I bought the regular cavity prevention and for your pennies you get a plastic 500ml bottle of blue liquid.
There's some debate as to whether fluoride actually protects or harms your teeth, but it's generally considered to prevent acid from dissolving tooth enamel. Not only does it prevent further damage, it also aids the repair of teeth that have already been subjected to the harm of acid. Although it can't repair cavities already caused, it can remineralise teeth thus preventing smaller damaged from becoming potential cavities.
I find this mouthwash to have quite a pleasant minty taste; it's minty and refreshin without being too strong or sickly. You don't need too much of this to get a clean feeling, so it's a good idea to put slightly less than advised into the cap and top up with a few drops of water. Give it a good wash around your mouth for 30 seconds and spit out. I've found that after using this my mouth does feel cleaner so it does make me think that I'm actively doing somethin to clean, protect and repair my teeth and gums. I can't vouch for its long-term benefits to teeth but I haven't noticed anything 'wrong' with my teeth since using it so I would recommend it. It may be a tad pricey but you get quite a lot in a bottle and I would say it's worth the pennies for taking care of your oral health.
Whenever I visit the dentist, I am always told about my inflammed gums. I was advise to floss regularly to stop any gum problem and stop any decay,. However a hygenist also recommend that I use Colgate Flourigard mouthwash to strengthen the tooth enamel.
The plastic bottle with blue liquid look quite inviting. The direction indicated on the label states to use flourigard rinse at a different time to toothbrushing. To rinse daily with 10ml around and between the teeth for one minute and spit out. Lastly, to avoid drinking, eating or rinsing mouth for 15mins after use.
The taste is slightly minty and pleasant. The part that I dislike is the 15mins wait. With the mouth filled with minty taste, I didn't dare to swallow my saliva and I am not suppose to rinse out the taste, it was a frustrating 15 mins.
The Colgate Flourigard did give me a clean feel on my teeth so I suppose it is worth the 15min wait. I am sure it will help to prevent any tooth decay but I can only find out if its really good in my next dental visit.
For those who would like to try Colgate flourigard, here are some features of the mouthwash:
Daily fluoride protection.
Clinically proven to reduce decay by up to 40%.
Strengthens tooth enamel to prevent fillings.
Unique triple action formulation. +Fluride.
Reduces the formation of plaque acids.
Prevents mineral loss caused by plaque acids.
Clinically proven decay, cavitis and fillings.
Fluoride works in three ways protect teeth from attack by the acid that are produced from sugars.
Bottle size- 500ml
Cost -£4 ( at the dentist ), £3.91 (online retailers )
I was recommended this a few years ago by my dentist. I had some decay between my teeth and she didn't want to start drilling. She recommended flossing and Flourigard, which is flouride in a bottle as I'm sure you've guessed. When I went back to my dentist I only needed one tooth filling and I've used Flourigard ever since (on the advice of my dentist). When I first used it Flourigard was an over the counter "medicine", but you can now buy it in Boots or the supermarket. It is supposed to minimize the acids on your teeth as well as strengthen them. I certainly think it does it's job. Everyone in my family has terrible teeth so I feel that I need all the help I can get! If you are prone to decay this might be the mouthwash for you. I expect you would need dental advice if you wanted to give it to children though. You only need to rinse once a day (I think you can buy a weekly one although I don't know anything about it).