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      09.05.2013 16:48
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      It's ok.

      Part of my daily tooth care routine is mouthwash. I tend to chop and change the mouthwash I buy as I go for whatever happens to be on offer while I am shopping.

      The mouthwash I am currently using is Colgate Plax Whitening. Anything with whitening on the label grabs my attention as I like my teeth to look as sparkly and white as possible. The promises of fresh breath, 12 hour protection and a reduction in teeth stains by 48% soon had me popping the bottle in my basket.

      The mouthwash is housed in a white bottle meaning I can't see the liquid inside but it lived up to my mouthwash expectations by being blue in colour. The mouthwash has a clean mint scent; it smells fresh without melting my eye brows.

      To use the mouthwash I poured a small amount into the cap, just a little under the 20ml line. I then knocked the mouthwash back and swished it around my mouth. I immediately noticed a lack of mouth wash burn which I put down to the mouthwash being alcohol free. The mint flavour was quite strong but there was a chemical dentist taste lurking in the back ground. After 20 seconds of swishing the mouthwash around I could feel a warmth on the inside of my cheeks caused by the mouthwash but I hung on another 10 seconds till I had rinsed my mouth for the recommended 30 seconds.

      Upon spitting the mouthwash out I resisted the urge to rinse my mouth out with water as the mouthwash leaves a bit of a strange taste behind. A quick inspection in the mirror told me my teeth looked nice and sparkly clean.

      I am not sure if the mouthwash lives up to its claims of stain reduction as my teeth have never been prone to being stained, as for the germ prevention I again can not say whether it works without having swabs of my mouth taken. The claim of fresh breath is quite valid though as my other half could smell the mint freshness when I got into bed with him. As for 12 hour protection I think that only works if I don't eat or drink anything for 12 hours after using the mouthwash which is ok at night but during the day I don't think the protection claim can really work.

      Overall I think this is a good enough mouthwash, I brought it on a half price offer at £1.39 for a 500ml bottle but I don't think I would opt for it again at full price as the claims it makes on the label can not really be proven. My teeth looked and felt no cleaner than when I use normal mouthwash.

      Thank you for reading.

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        11.03.2013 23:57
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        Great mouthwash but far too expensive

        I have only recently started getting mouthwash, this is because I went to the dentist, he told me to stop smoking and stop drinking black tea. I didn't. I just look after my teeth much more, brush more floss more, use mouthwash.

        Why I wanted this product....
        As I said previously I smoke and drink black tea, nice for me, bad for my teeth. In the past I used to mix my toothpaste with bi carb. I realised this was baaaaad. So my teeth are stained so I bought this. I wanted my teeth clean and a bit brighter. Also the label saying it gives 12 hour protection enticed me a little.

        What it is supposed to do....
        It is supposed to give you protection for up to 12 hours,
        Whiten your teeth gradually if used twice daily.
        It contains fluroide to help cavity protection,
        Forms a protective shield

        Packaging....
        I comes in a pearly white bottle with 2 labels, one on the front, one on the back. The one on the front says Colgate, what the product is and what the product offers. On the back, the label tells you how to use and so on.
        The lid is a screw cap that also when taken off acts as a measure to take the mouthwash.

        The liquid itself....
        The liquid a light coloured blue, also it is thicker than water.
        It smells very minty and sweet.
        When you put it in your mouth it's very minty and it does give a burning sensation.

        How to use....
        Use after brushing
        Take the cap off and fill it up to the line which is 20 ml
        Rinse mouth for 30 seconds
        Spit out
        Dont swallow!!!

        Availability...
        You can buy this in chemists, supermarkets and online.

        Price..
        For a 500ml bottle it's around £3.20 but that's the cheapest I have seen it.

        What I thought.....
        After brushing I did as the instructions told me. I did find it hard to keep in my mouth for 30 seconds because of the burning sensation especially where my lips and gums meet. Although it wasn't as harsh as some other mouthwashes I had tried after. After spitting it out, I did feel that my mouth was much much more cleaner. It leaves a very minty aftertaste Especially when I smoked I noticed smoking tasted a lot sweeter. I did feel my mouth was a lot fresher and my teeth felt a lot smoother. I would definitely tell people that it's a good mouthwash. I did use it twice a day and I noticed a subtle change in the colour of my teeth however, it was ot spectacular.

        Advantages...
        It makes your mouth feel 100% fresher.
        It doesn't burn half as much as others
        It's a lovely aftertaste

        Disadvantages...
        The price it's a bit extortionate

        Would I recommend...
        Not too sure

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        29.10.2012 20:33
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        A good mouthwash, tastes pleasant and whitens.

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        My teeth are as fragile as a glass hammer - if I even think about eating sweets I can feel holes starting to form. I'm always on the lookout for fancy toothpastes and mouthwashes that will help keep the plaque at bay, especially if they have whitening properties which will help to camouflage my tobacco and coffee consumption. Here's my thoughts about the Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash.

        The Product / Opinion

        A 500ml bottle currently costs £3.29 in Superdrug, but I've bought them on a BOGOF offer in Sainsburys before now. The mouthwash itself is laser blue in colour and has the taste of sweets. There isn't a strong burning sensation that some mouthwashes can inflict, I'm guessing this is due to the amount of alcohol in there. I would compare the taste to blueberry Hubba Bubba.

        The label claims that it is antibacterial, has a whitening effect, prevents teeth stains by upto 48%, and gives 12 hour protection against bacteria and plaque. I can vouch for the antibacterial claim - the alcohol in there is a known bactericide. Also, I have noticed a visible affect on the colour of my teeth with constant use (at least twice a day for about a week) so I can agree with those claims. What I'm sceptical about is the very precise figure of 48% given for the prevention of teeth stains - it doesn't say what stains they tested against or how large the sample population was etc, but hey, it sounds all scientific and looks good on the label.

        There's a 12 month shelf life, but I think this is excessive as a bottle lasts me about 6 or 7 weeks if I use it at least twice a day, so there isn't much chance of it expiring before it gets used.

        Overall

        I'm quite pleased with the whitening effect and am not metaphorically smacked in the face first thing in the morning when using it - it's very pleasant and as I said before it doesn't burn like some more alcohol laden mouthwashes do. However, I would like to see a quicker effect with the whitening. I think 4 stars is fair - it's quite good but not perfect and I also think it is dear if not on offer. Thanks for reading.

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          21.05.2012 01:10

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          Alright I guess

          I am always looking for something to keep my teeth sparkling white but sadly this didn't seem to make the difference I had hoped for. The product doesn't whiten like I had expected it too but it did have its other benefits!
          For one, the nasty mouthwash burning was not present, cheaper brands seem to be unbearable but this did not give me that problem at all! The taste of it is fresh and my mouth certainly did feel fresh throughout the morning.
          The promise on the front of the bottle: Reduces teeth stains by up to 39%
          Promise on the back of the bottle: helps maintain the natural whiteness of your teeth.
          The two points seem to cancel out each other and again after 3 weeks of use, my teeth were no different in whiteness to before, it technically kept the back bottle promise, but the smaller stains on my bottom teeth were no different so it broke the promise on the front.

          All in all, its a great mouthwash but if you need a teeth whitener go elsewhere :)

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          03.12.2010 13:59
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          A great mouthwash.

          Dental hygiene is something I take very seriously always have done, I brush floss and use mouthwash as if my life depended on it, over the years I would not like to try and remember how many different toothpastes and mouthwashes I have used but one name I have always trusted is Colgate.

          I have been using Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash for a long time now and unless I cannot get it for some reason or another it is the only one I buy. The claim from Colgate is that this mouthwash will keep your teeth looking brighter and whiter for longer, keep your breath fresher and your mouth healthier and that it is proven to fight plaque and bacteria for 12 hours, contains fluoride to fight cavities and it strengthens teeth.

          Now I could not possibly say that all these claims are correct but what I will say is that I find using it certainly does make my teeth feel absolutely smooth and clean and that they do seem to have a brighter whiter look to them than they had before I started using this mouthwash.

          What is obvious for anyone is that the fresh breath you get when you use this does certainly stay fresh for longer than any other mouthwash I have ever used and this is a big thing for me as I hate the thought of someone thinking I have bad breath.

          Now it is not a cheap mouthwash at over £3 for a 500ml bottle but it has to be with that surely even if it is only providing half of what Colgate say it provides, you cannot skimp on money when it comes to looking after your teeth in my opinion.

          Taste wise there is a real minty tingle to this mouthwash but it does not burn like some of the stronger mouthwashes do, in fact I find the taste pleasant which is not something I could always say about mouthwashes I have used in the past.

          If you are a stickler for oral hygiene then you may well have tried this already, if not then I suggest you do and you probably won't look back!

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            27.11.2010 21:15
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            Worth a try

            I use a wide array of dental hygiene products and I'm always a sucker for a new product and I was interested to try this product as it claims to have a whitening agaent in it to not only clean your teeth and mouth as you use the mouth wash but also to help whiten your teeth.

            Certainly I expect good results as it cost me £3.29 which is on the high side for a mouth wash. When it comes to cleaning and getting rid of plaque then it certainly seems to be very effective, no different to the regular Colgate plax mouth wash howevber when it comes to whitening my teeth I have to be honest and say that I have noticed absolutely no change and personally I just think this is another marketing gimick to try and extract an extra payment out of unsuspecting punters.

            In terms of helping to keep my breath fresh then it has proved to be very effective, I use it both in the morning and last thing at night, it has a minty flavour to it but nothing that is too strong, it is a pleasant taste as it sloshes around your gums. It is a bright blue colour and has a fresh feel to it as you use it and you mouth tingles a bit while it is inside and for a while after you have spat it out.

            Personally as it fails to deliver onj its main promise then I will only give it three stars as you can get the same cleaning action and pay less but it is still a good mouth wash and from a brand you can trust.

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            20.11.2010 09:01
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            A good mourhwash

            I'm a little obsessive when it comes to looking after my teeth especially as mine do seem prone to the build up of plaque. That is why, as well as regular visits to the hygienist, I also have a vigorous routine that involves brushing, using interdental brushes, flossing and using a mouthwash. Just lately I have been using Colgate Plax Whitening mouthwash and I am very happy with it. Because I di so much to look after my teeth, it is difficult to assess the impact of any one thing, but since using this the hygienist has told me that she has noticed a big improvement.

            I chose to use Plax Whitening as it is apparently clinically proven to provide 12 hour protection against bacteria and plaque and it is also meant to strengthen gums and protect against gum problems. Certainly, my recent visits to the dentist seems to back that up as far as my teeth and gums are concerned. It also claims that it reduces teeth stains up to 39% but I can't honestly say that I have noticed any change with this.

            I generally use this mouthwash twice a day - morning and evening - after brushing. I tend to use about half a capful each time and as it actually tastes quite pleasant it is easy to keep it swilling around for about thirty seconds which is the amount of time Colgate recommends. It makes me feel that it is really doing some good. It is hard to describe the taste but if anything I would say that it is slightly minty. The liquid is also quite vividly blue which is a little off-putting at first but you soon get used to it. Also, having used the mouthwash my mouth and teeth do feel incredibly fresh and this feeling tends to last for a good while. The taste that lingers is not unpleasant at all either. It is also good to think that it is protecting my teeth all of those hours until my next brushing.

            This seems like a really good mouthwash to me and I really do recommend using it as part of your daily routine. It costs £3.59 for a 500 ml bottle which works out about 72 pence per 100 ml. This seems quite reasonable and seems to compare quite well with other mouthwashes. It is always looking for good offers and as, at the moment (November 2010), Boots is offering a three for two deal on selected dental products, I have just stocked up on mine.

            You can't really put a price on looking after your teeth and this alone is not going to fully protect them. However Colgate Plax Whitening seems to do a pretty good job and it tastes OK too! I definitely recommend it but more for its plaque removing than its whitening ability.

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              11.08.2010 18:08
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              An average, cheap mouthwash that cleans and freshens.

              Since recently experiencing the wonders of braces, brushing my teeth has become quite a burden. I use to use mouthwashes regularly before I had braces, but my dentist recommended I use a stronger product to reach between the appliance where a regular toothbrush can't. So lately I've been using Listerine which is quite expensive but definitely delivers in terms of performance if you can handle the unbearable burning sensation for a whole minute.

              Nevertheless it does the job so I continued to use until my latest bottle ran out and I asked my mum to get me another whilst doing her weekly shop. Instead, she brought back some Colgate Plax whitening mouthwash as it was on offer in Superdrug at £3.75 for a 500ml bottle - significantly cheaper than Listerine.

              The Colgate mouth rinse range includes Colgate plax multi protection, plax sensitive, plax whitening, plax ice and plax Alcohol free. To be honest, I'd never heard of the product before, but I've used the Colgate range in the past and it's never let me down.

              So naturally I guessed the product is going to whiten my teeth, thus the title - wrong! What the product actually promises is to maintain the user's natural teeth whiteness - a far cry from actually whitening your teeth then, which is the whole point of the product's title. I find it quite ironic really, because most customers will purchase the product who want to whiten their teeth (probably because their teeth as they stand are NOT white), but what they don't realize is that it preserves the teeth's colour at present - not good if you have yellow teeth :(

              Silly title aside, the product does offer some other benefits. Developed and tested by dentists, the mouthwash offers 12-hour protection against bacteria and plaque, as well as strengthens and protects gums whilst also having a great refreshing taste and giving long lasting fresh breath - not too shabby :)

              So the bottle itself is entirely white (...at least something co-ordinates with the title), has a screw top lid, and information including ingredients, directions etc. fully listed on the back. The fluid is blue and carries quite an overpowering fresh mint smell - time to put it to the test.

              Following the directions, after brushing my teeth, I filled the lid to the inside marked line and rinsed it vigorously around my mouth for about 30 seconds. I found the solution in this mouthwash felt quite diluted and weak, in oppose to Listerine where the burning sensation at least gives you an idea of what work its doing to your plaque, it did however leave a fresh taste in my mouth that lasted a long while afterwards - which is always nice.

              The mouthwash provides quite a deep clean and is not bad value at £3.75 for a 500ml bottle. Personally however, I don't think I'd buy it again as due to my circumstances I prefer to have a stronger rinse. I imagine it would be ideal for people wanting an average, cheap mouthwash to keep their mouth's fresh and clean. As far as the whitening promises go, after many uses I don't see any improvement to my normal colour, but then again at least they're no worse, the small print claims only to maintain natural teeth colour so if whitening is what you want - steer clear!

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                05.08.2010 23:23
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                Hits and misses!

                I have always been pessimistic about toothache products that are advertised as being "whitening". I have never found much success with any such products and only bought this due to wanting to try out a new mouth wash. You could therefore say I went into this product with rather low expectations in essence it lived up to them.

                This retails now at around £3-£4 but is often on offer in the supermarkets and for that you get a 500ml bottle which lasts weeks depending on use. Everyone's use of mouth wash varies in amounts, times per day and intakes per time but for the average once a day user it will last a decent length of time. Its in a large white bottle with the usual Colgate logos and contains all the selling information to put this product across as something which whitens as well as freshens your mouth.

                It certainly does the latter! I have always used Colgate toothpaste as it has the strongest and most refreshing taste and always leaves my mouth and gums feeling refreshed. This does the same. It has a strong, minty, refreshing taste and unlike some other mouth washes it does not taste foul or overly strong. Its more intense obviously than the toothpaste products of the brand but its still not overly powerful. My mouth is left feeling fresh all morning up until lunch time and it certainly wakes me up! One of the best mouthwashes I have used in terms of effect and taste and I cant argue for that.

                The main question to answer then is if this product actually does whiten your teeth. In my experience I found it doesn't. According to the bottle it "helps keep teeth white longer" which after 5 bottles of use (bought on offer) I saw no difference. Primarily, I didn't buy the product for whitening qualities so therefore cant really say I am disappointed but it would have been a pleasant surprise to find a product that actually does what it says!

                So it's a product that both hits and misses.....it hits in the general freshening of breath and making the mouth feel clean. I would not go back to using other mouth washes after this as the minty fresh taste is unrivalled!

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                  05.08.2010 18:31
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                  Refreshing Mouthwash That DOESN'T Whiten Teeth.

                  Like anyone i would love a dazzling white smile, but unfortunatly im not lucky enough to have a bank balance big enough for most teeth whitening treatments :( But i am happy to give any budget whitening product a go and Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash is the latest one i've tried. So heres what i thought:

                  *Where To Buy/ How Much*
                  The mouthwash is available from most high street chemists such as Boots or Superdrug for £3.59 for a 500ml bottle. (I purchased mine in a 3 for 2 offer on all dental products in Boots so keep your eyes peeled for good deals)

                  *Packaging*
                  The mouthwash comes in a large white bottle which i guess is meant to make it noticeable in a shop as a teeth whitening product. It's quite noticeable and attractive looking and has a large Colgate logo on it.

                  *What It Claims To Do*
                  The bottle states that the mouthwash is clinically proven to keep ypur teeth whiter for longer as well as preventing stains on the teeth. It also contains flouride to help strengthen teeth and fight cavities.It also claims to strengthen and protect gums from disease whilst leaving long lasting fresh breath.

                  *What It ACTUALLY Does*
                  The mouthwash does have a very refreshing taste which left my teeth feeling a lot cleaner and my breath a lot fresher than usual and i've got to admit my mouth did continue to feel clean and frsh throughout most of the day. I have been using this mouthwas everyday for just under 2 weeks now and i haven't really noticed my teeth get any whiter which considering this is a 'whitening' mouth wash this is a little disappointing. My teeth do however look a litlle cleaner (if that makes sense) But definitly not whiter. The mouthwash is good as a regular mouthwash and i would reccomend it for this purpose but if your looking to get pearly whites then i wouldnt bother.

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                    29.07.2010 01:40
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                    Really, simple as the stuff doesn't work and it's a waste of money.

                    Ok, so here she goes again with her teeth whitening rubbish. Why is she so obsessed with white teeth?
                    Oh, well since you asked, teeth and lips make a pers..... Yeah okay I told you all that in other review. Personally, I always try to find new solutions to get whiter teeth without giving my horrible dentist the pleasure of money! I have never had my teeth bleached and I don't intend to quite yet. If you read another review of mine, you will find out about my obsession with Arm & Hammer. However, I thought a whitening toothpaste would be the best idea to top up my mission to be Simon Cowell. Or was it?

                    I bought these because they were buy one get one free and I thought they were a good idea. I found them in Morrisons at the price of £2.00 for the both of them. Great value I thought! (at the time). So, I took them home and started my teeth routine With a manual toothbrush (ahem, ahem), and my arm and hammer I started to vigorously brush my little babies. Swirling, scabbing scraping, I kept my little treasures clean. I then glanced at my plaz whitening. It came with a measuring big on the cap (which was handy) and instructed me to fill up to the line. I fille dup the cap, put it in my mouth, and proceeded with swirling in my mouth for 30 seconds, then gargling for 30 seconds as instructed on the back of the bottle. It was non-sting and not overpowering. Afterwards I spat it out. I never quite noticed any dramatic results like I did with Arm & Hammer, but I thought I would give it time.

                    Three weeks later.

                    I chucked the bottle out.

                    I did not see any difference in the colour of my teeth, and it angered me so. I thought the idea of a whitening toothpaste was fantastic, but I guess it wasn't as good afterall. Boohoo! Perosnally, I think mouthwash should be stingy and stong. Why? Because it should be used to kill plaque. The feelings of pain you feel when using mouthwash increases the feeling of cleanliness once finished. It should be used to kill bad breath also. Colgate Plax didn't do any of these. Infact, I don't know what it did, if it did anything.

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                      21.07.2010 02:19
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                      An ok product that could have been better

                      As we all need to keep our gnashers clean and well card for, there are many products around that can offer a variety of cleaning and care needs. Some of which I would recommend and many others that I wouldn't. Colgate Plax Whitening is meant to offer up to 12 hours protection for your teeth against bacteria and plaque and is also marketed as having a tooth whitening formula. Its sadly not as good as some of its rivals at whitening, but does lightly freshen.

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                      The product I bought cost £3.59 for a large 500ml bottle. It had a white outer design with blue highlights and had a twist off cap that could be used to dispense a small amount of mouthwash to gargle with. I started using the Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash to see how I got on with it and tried it for a week or so before I made my mind up about how well it was working.

                      After the first week I didn't rate it very much at all, I barely noticed any whitening effect at all and the minty kick offered was not strong enough for me. I am sure that fellow mint addicts would agree that a good strong burst of lasting minty freshness makes for a happy mouthwash user and this product seemed too mild for my liking.

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                      I would have thought that daily use for a week ought to have been long enough for the whitening effect to kick in, but clearly it wasn't. I cannot really say that I noticed any lasting whitening at all which was a complete let down. I have found that with some products that whilst the whitening effects are short lived, I have noticed a difference but not with this product.

                      My current Listerine whitening product being a good case in point, really does make a difference. This Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash did leave a clean feel to my teeth, but other than that it was not very memorable.

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                      Having naturally nice white sparkly teeth is a bonus and something we all secretly long for. Sadly most of us need a helping hand with that and thats why there are so many products including Colgate Plax Whitening around, that tempt us by offering products which say they can whiten our teeth. Its just a shame when they don't work well.

                      I have to say that when I compare this Colgate product to the Listerine Whitening Mouthwash I have on the go at the moment its a poor relation. I cannot see it as a better product at all and to me it falls way short of expectations. Even the TheraMed 2 in 1 Whitening mouthwash and toothpaste that I recommend for travel seems to be better at getting my pearly whites, pearly white!

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                      This Colgate mouthwash does freshen a little and as it has a milder taste than many similar products, that may suit some. If you are looking for an intense minty fresh kick with a super whitening effect then this won't be for you and because of this it wasn't for me. Therefore my rating for the product is a mid range 3 stars.

                      Its not terrible, in fact its not bad but it lacks any real whitening power. I expected it to be great, after all Colgate are such a well respected and high profile company that charge a premium for their range of tooth care products, so it was a let down. I feel it could have been much better and lived up to the Colgate reputation, sadly it did not.

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                        09.07.2010 11:54
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                        Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash

                        I have been using mouthwash for almost two years now and have to say I don't want to go without anymore. Ever since I have been using it my dentist has giving me compliments and since then I never really had any trouble anymore. Of course it's not a miracle worker and you still need to be careful and brush your teeth but it sure does help.

                        I always see mouthwash as something extra next to brushing your teeth and it's like the finishing touch. I use the mouthwash twice a day which is also recommended by Colgate. You need to use it every time after you brushed your teeth and since it protects your teeth against bacteria and plaque for only 12 hours you need to use it in the morning and evening.

                        Using the mouthwash is very simple. You need to gargle it in your mouth for around 30 seconds. Getting the right amount of mouthwash is easy done because you can fill the cap of the bottle up to the line and that's the right amount you need. The mouthwash has a very strong mint scent which makes your mouth feel very fresh and clean.

                        I do have to say that it gives me the feeling that it works as my mouth does feel cleaner but I can also see the result at my dentist. Also in overall gives it me a good feeling during the day making the feel that I have a better smelling breathe, which is quiet important. The problem I do have with this mouthwash is that the name suggests that it makes your teeth whiter. Well that's something I haven't really noticed. I don't smoke but I do drink a lot of coffee so my teeth aren't the whitest ones out there so I did assume my teeth would go whither. They simply didn't become whither which is a small disappointment.

                        Since Colgate Pax Whitening Mouthwash isn't the cheapest mouthwash out there the big question is of course is it better then some cheaper mouthwashes? It's difficult to tell really with the results if it protects my teeth better but the Colgate does give me the feeling that it works better. It's just the stronger scent of mint that gives me the feeling but my mouth does smells fresher after using Colgate instead of some cheaper mouthwash. The only thing I have is that since the whitening doesn't really work I can just buy the Cool mint version of Colgate. But since this one only smells a bit stronger I don't really mind either one of them.

                        Overall a good product to use only just don't expect whither teeth.

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                          27.06.2010 14:30
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                          not bad

                          I had my teeth whitened properly a few years ago, the results were impressive for a few months and then the effect faded. I don't know whether that was down to me becoming more accustomed to the whitneness or whether the white shade did genuinely fade. Either way, I continue to look for cheap products to lighten the teeth.

                          It is vain to want whiter teeth, but the market is so huge, it is clearly something a lot of people desire. I stumbled upon this product a few months ago and buy it every once in a while. At about £3.50 for 200 ml, it does last for a month or so.

                          It is designed to be used in conjuction with a your regular toothpaste. My experience of Listerine left me cold and made me dubious about tackling another mouthwash. This one was not so severe and did not make mouth feel like it was being stripped away.

                          It leaves a fresh and invigorating minty zest which is just enough to stimulate the throat and leave your tastebuds with that zingy feeling. In terms of how I used it, I used about a third of a capful at the end of each day, after a regular brush. I swilled it around for about a minute then spat out. No instant results, but over time it has helped to put back some glow into the teeth. I am not sure if it has made them whiter, but what is has done is delivered a good sheen to them and after use, the teeth do look and feel shiny.

                          The fluoride content is reassuring too, as this is helping to strengthen each time one uses it. The whitening effect could be better, but the taste is good, the price is fair and the longevity of the product would convince me to buy again.

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                          24.06.2010 00:55
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                          The Best Mouth Wash Going!!!

                          I've been using this Colgate mouthwash for a few weeks now, it was on special offer and I only paid £2.00 for my first 500ml bottle..... and even though it doesn't make my teeth as white as a super models I've brought it again at the full price of £3.79 because it's got a nice taste and leaves my mouth feeling lovely and fresh.

                          You only need to use about 3/4 of a cap full after you've brushed your teeth and any time that you feel like your mouth needs freshening up. The taste is proper fresh, it's a full minty flavour but isn't harsh and deffo won't make you feel sick in the mornings like some of the mega strong mouth washes I've had. It's got a kick to it but that just makes it fresher and it's like the mouth wash finishes the job of cleaning your teeth.

                          I've not got problems with the colour of my teeth because I'm a bit OCD about cleaning them and don't smoke or anything. They've lost a bit of shine though and that's a bit depressing because there's not a lot else I can do but since I started using this whitening mouth wash my teeth are definately getting a bit of their shine back. I love the feel when I run my tongue along my teeth after I've used this mouth wash because they feel so smooth and clean. It's like you can feel the mouth wash working even ages after you've spat it out!

                          The fresh feeling lasts for ages too and after experimenting for a few days I've got it now...... spacing out 4 rinses with Colgate Plax Whitening Mouth Wash through the day will mean your mouth always feels clean and refreshed.

                          My dad's been using it as well because he DOES smoke and is getting a bit para about his teeth, I don't think they're all that bad for a bloke of 40 who smokes and eats as much sugar as my dad but I CAN see a bit of a difference in them. It's kind of working from the bottom upwards and the bottoms of his teeth (the end that ISN'T in his gum!!!) are deffo looking a bit whiter than the tops.

                          Like I said my teeth aren't bad at all, they're not discoloured and look healthy but the reason I'll carry on using this mouth wash is because of how nice it makes my teeth and mouth feel.

                          Recommended!!!

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                          Proven to keep teeth whiter for longer, / prevents stains building up on teeth, contains fluoride to fight cavities and strengthen teeth /