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I do like changing my mouthwash from time to time and this is the latest one that I have bought as I have used the stronger corsodyl in the past I thought I would give it a go. The bottle contains 500 ml of the product and when I bought it it was on offer for a price of £3. Now I know this is expensive but as you only need to use 10 ml at a time it will last for a while. According to the bottle the mouthwash is usable for up to 3 months after it has been opened but it won't last long enough for that to be a problem.
In use the mouthwash is colourless and there is a sort of dentist's surgery smell about it. The aroma is slightly minty but also medicinal and antiseptic sort of mixed together. There is a slightly odd taste to it and whilst there is a mint undertone it is not overly strong and there is a sort of strange synthetic taste there as well which I can't quite put my finger on. Whilst it does leave my mouth feeling fresh and clean the strange synthetic taste does linger for a while after use. I also find that it does slightly dry my mouth out after use but this does not last for too long.
The mouthwash contains fluoride which helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and the main anti-bacterial ingredient which is chlorohexidine digluconate. However I should point out that it does contain propylparaben as I know many people want to avoid products which contain parabens.
The fact that the mouthwash I bought from the range does not contain any alcohol is a bonus as there is no burning or stinging sensation which mouthwashes which contain alcohol can cause. Whilst as with the stronger corsodyl it can cause temporary staining of the teeth this is easily removed with brushing using a regular toothpaste - you don't need a whitening one for it.
I started using Corsodyl daily after my dentist recommended me to use it. I had a mild case of gum disease that I had managed to get rid of, although my dentist informed me of using Corsodyl Daily to maintain my oral hygiene. My dentist also told me my teeth would stop bleeding slowly overtime but that Corsodyl daily would speed up this process, by killing off bacteria in and around my teeth and gums. Luckily my stepfather works as an assistant at the dentist's so I managed to get a few bottles of this for free. I was scared to take it at first. A few friends I know had some in the past and told me it tasted terrible (Not as bad as Corsodyl, the non daily variant though) so I braced myself for the horrible taste.
Consumption of the liquid is straight forward. Pour 10ml in the provided cup once, or twice daily after brushing and leave in the mouth for 30 seconds, remembering NOT to rinse your mouth out afterwards. Rinsing your mouth out is more than likely to remove some of the Corsodyl layer that will remain on your teeth. The initial taste whilst its in your mouth isn't too bad if I'm being honest. Quite minty and fresh and you can feel a slight burning sensation. After a few minutes though that taste wears off and your left with a pretty nasty metallic taste in the mouth, although one's breath will still smell fresh.
For the first few days my gums would still bleed after brushing my teeth and I did feel like it wasn't working. After a week though I noticed my mouth feeling generally fresher than when I just brushed my teeth with toothpaste. It also felt better than using Listerine, which I used to take all the time. I also noticed that my gums stopped bleeding as much. This happened much quicker than the dentist estimated (2-3 weeks) which is a clear indication of how good this stuff really is. I have tried the Corsodyl toothpaste but it tasted horrible and I spat it out straight away. It would be nice to see the combined effects of both products at work so I shall try it again and will probably review it on here once I've used it for a few days.
I have also tried Corsodyl Daily alcohol free and must say my experiences with it have been far from pleasant. Firstly I noticed that my breath would sometimes smell worse AFTER using the alcohol free version. I could taste an almost onion/garlic taste in my mouth, but I put this down to a possible bad batch so rather than receiving a free one from my step dad, I went out and purchased it online from Amazon UK for £3.50. Once again, to my disappointment it worked for about 10 minutes then the horrible breath/taste came back. Even my girlfriend noticed this, so I have decided to stay WELL CLEAR of any alcohol free Corsodyl products. I have continued to use the minty version and it still works as good as it did when I first started using it.
I would (and have) recommended this product to a lot of my friends. I would (If you can) avoid the alcohol free version unless it is totally necessary.
After a delightful trip to the dentist, I had to encounter my first filling experience and it was not long before I was on the lookout for a whole range of dental products to keep my mouth as healthy as possible. I picked up the Corsodyl Toothpaste in Asda one evening and how could I possibly have refused the Corsodyl Daily Defence mouthwash to go with it? With the attractive price of only £3 as it was on offer from the usual price of £4.50 it was a no questions asked situation and in the trolley it went.
*** About the Corsodyl Daily Defence Mouthwash ***
This mouthwash is made by GlaxoSmithKline in the UK and is sold under the name 'Corsodyl' which is a well-known name for the treatment of gum disease and other oral issues. The other types of Corsodyl mouthwash were designed for only short use while treating oral problems however they have recently brought out this daily range to prevent and treat problems on a daily basis. The mouthwash contains an antibacterial ingredient known as 'Chlorhexidine Digluconate', sounds scary huh? But it obviously plays a huge part in the effectiveness of this mouthwash as it kills bacteria that can cause plaque formation so it controls the plaque buildup creating a healthier mouth, hopefully less problems. The mouthwash also contains fluoride to re-mineralise the enamel on your teeth and prevent / repair small cavities developing.
The bottle is a rather standard size at 500ml and I find it lasts a very long time as you only need to use 10ml twice a day; most mouthwashes have caps that use up to 25ml from the same sort of size bottle. The cap has a measure clearly showing 10ml and it is easy to use, you simply pour it in to your awaiting mouth and swish it around for 30 seconds and spit out without rinsing. It is important not to rinse at all as it ruins the action of the mouthwash and it also affects the way that the fluoride strengthens your teeth. It is recommended that you also use the Corsodyl Daily Tooth and Gum paste along with this mouthwash to ensure a healthy mouth - I use both and I think both products are absolutely fantastic.
*** Using the mouthwash, taste, sensation etc. ***
The mouthwash is described to have a fresh mint flavor but as with their toothpaste, I do have trouble picking out the mint flavouring. To me the mouthwash tastes very much like a chemical that I cannot explain, a slight metal taste with a slightly pleasant taste that over powers this metallic taste which I can only guess is the mint flavor - not very minty to me but not a bad flavor at all. While swishing the wash around my mouth it feels very nice and does not burn the inside like the Listerine wash that I once used, that stuff was so strong that I often ran around the room with a burning mouth after only 10 seconds of rinsing. This mouthwash is luckily alcohol free which I believe is the evil ingredient in the Listerine, this definitely improves my overall opinion on this wash as it does not try killing me with every use!
The aftertaste from this mouthwash is rather strange and again it is slightly metallic in taste as I mentioned above. I reckon this is the antibacterial ingredient that I can taste as Corsodyl claims that the mouthwash protects from bacteria for 12 hours after using and guess what..... The metallic taste lasts what seems like a whole 12 hours so I believe this statement. Even after eating and drinking I continue to taste this flavor and my teeth feel very smooth as if they have a film over them, unfortunately your teeth can stain after using this if you drink coffee but it can be easily brushed off at the end of day as the film is removed, this film cannot be detected apart from the smoothness and the taste on your teeth.
*** Cavity protection ***
The mouthwash contains Sodium Fluoride at 250ppm which seems a high amount from comparing with other mouthwashes. The fluoride is very important when it comes to caring for your teeth as it helps with the remineralisation after bacterial attack on the surface of the tooth and it prevents a cavity from forming. Obviously being a mouthwash this allows the fluoride to be distributed easily around teeth and even below the gum line to prevent cavities forming down there where you certainly don't want them!
The mouthwash apparently kills bad breath bacteria and keeps it at bay throughout the day, obviously its rather hard to smell your own breath but my mouth feels fresh throughout the day and I have every bit of confidence in this product. The bacteria is killed around the gums that creates a tighter seal between the gums and the teeth to prevent problems and to create a generally healthier environment for your teeth to live. I used to experience slightly bleeding gums while flossing before using the Corsodyl range, you have probably seen the advert for this on TV? Bleeding gums is apparently a sign of gum disease but a recent trip to the dentist confirmed that my gums and teeth are now in perfect condition and I believe this to be the result of using this mouthwash along with the toothpaste. I visited the dentist a week before using these products and he told me that two cavities were forming at the back of my mouth, after an X-ray last week it was confirmed that they had healed perfectly and he asked what paste / mouthwash I was using, when I told him he did not seem at all surprised and basically told me that it is the best product that you can use in your mouth.
*** My overall opinion ***
I truly believe that this is one of the best mouthwashes on the market, it has definitely helped me improve my oral health and I like the taste now that I'm used to it. The only slight downfall is that your teeth can stain throughout the day if you drink loads of coffee - Luckily I do not! This is however easily brushed away at the end of the day and there is no permanent staining. The mouthwash claims to treat and prevent gum disease which I certainly do believe as my ever so slightly bleeding gums during flossing have completely stopped bleeding. My gums also look tighter and healthier and I do not have any more cavities starting which I'm very chuffed about!
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Congratulations to Corsodyl for inventing this delightful product! Thanks for reading,
Recently I've had a lot of work done on my teeth and have been experiencing a hint of gum problems despite fastidious dental hygiene and using dentasticks, and an electric toothbrush. My dentist recommended Corsodyl Daily Defence. I bought it in Tesco for £4.50 for 500ml, it's more expensive at Boots, but you may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere it also comes in alcohol free version
Personally I think £4.50 is too expensive for this product but I haven't been able to find it much cheaper elsewhere. The one I use is fresh mint flavour, and contains chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% w/v. This is an antibacterial ingredient which performs two functions in this solution The first is the aforementioned antibacterial action, which actively attacks the bacteria in plaque. The second is that it claims to leave a coating on the teeth and gums which helps to protect them from the formation of further bacteria harbouring plaque, it also contains fluoride to help protect teeth. Corsodyl also treats other issues and they are listed on their website as
Denture sore mouth.
Promote gum healing after dental surgery or treatment.
Maintain mouth hygiene."
The directions instruct you to use 10mls (measured in the lid which is also a measuring 'cup') and swill around your mouth for 30 seconds, after you've brushed and flossed your teeth I presume. There is a warning that this can make your teeth a little more prone to discolouring particularly if you drink tea etc soon after use. However it then mentions that it should be removable by brushing (or dentist etc) so not really a big problems. I have noticed no staining of my teeth while using this at all.
I can vouch for almost every one of the above listed claims, the only thing I haven't experienced to test it on while using Corsodyl is 'denture sore mouth'.
I suffer from mouth ulcers now and then, and have found while using this they don't seem to last quite so long, and are less troublesome whilst there. Due to extensive use of an asthma pump which dries out the mucous linings of the mouth and throat a little I sometimes get a flare up of oral thrush (a yeast which we all have within us but can become bothersome in some circumstances). I would sometimes get a white coating on my tongue, or even small patches on the inside of my cheeks which weren't responsive to using a tongue cleaner or using the brush there. While using Corsodyl daily defence I haven't experienced this issue at all. When I recently had to have a tooth taken out due to a root canal failing and the tooth snapping it healed very well with no trouble at all, this may have happened anyway, but I'm sure that the Corsodyl helped to maintain oral hygiene to a level that made this more likely. My breath is nice and fresh and mouth feels sparkly clean while using this.
The bottle should last 25 days of twice daily use, this is pretty close to how long it lasts me, but I do tend to skip the odd dose here and there so it usually lasts me a calendar month, which is great as I then only have to fork out for it once in a pay period.
To me the smell has a hint of the dentist about it, and the mint flavour isn't overpowering. It doesn't burn to the extent Listerine original does for example and it is quite easy to keep it in my mouth for the full 30 seconds without suffering third degree burns unlike some other mouthwashes. My tongue is a little tingly and numb for a minute or two after use but nothing dramatic. I don't feel it burning too uncomfortably against any ulcers.
The family would like to pinch this, and sometimes the husband does use it, but as it's expensive and I am, for once they pretty much leave it to me.
I would recommend this highly, it does what it claims and has stabilised any incipient gum problems.
I have become a bit obsessed lately with Corsodyl products ever since my dentist informed me that I had gum disease which was brought on by my smoking and not flossing. He prescribed some anti biotics and told me to corsodyl mouthwash for a couple of weeks. The mouthwash in combination with the anti-biotics got the bleeding and recessed gums back under control but I am now extra vigilant in my oral hygiene.
I have only recently discovered the Corsodyl daily defence products and have become a real fan in a short amount of time. I think the original Corsodyl is an amazing product for gums but it is only supposed to be used when you actually have gum disease and not really for prevention so the daily defence products really appealed to me.
I now use the mouthwash along with the daily defence toothpaste everyday as a preventative measure to ensure that my gums never get in such a bad state again.
The mouthwash costs in the region of £5 which is for a 500ml bottle. It is more expensive than the mouthwashes I used to buy but because it is so good I personally believe it to be worth the extra paid for it. Look out for special offers too as supermarkets and shops like boots often have this and the toothpaste on special offer.
You just use this in exactly the same way as you would any other mouthwash. Put some in the cap and swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds after brushing.
It is so much easier to use than the original Cordosyl which was supposed to be used either before brushing or after making sure that you had completely rinsed your mouth of toothpaste first.
I find that the taste of this is actually a little better than some other mouthwashes such as listerene which is foul. It is also a hundred times nicer tasting than the original Corsodyl and it does freshen my entire mouth and leaves it feeling clean.
The original Corsodyl might be the product that I would use if my gums started bleeding as I know and trust it would stop the bleeding quickly but this along with the toothpaste is the thing that I crediting with keeping my gums and teeth in good condition. My gums look pink and healthy and haven't looked this good in years.
I really do think that this mouthwash and the accompanying toothpaste are great products. They are less harsh than the original and much more suited to daily use. More importantly I honestly do believe that they are looking after my teeth and gums better than standard toothpaste and mouthwash do.
Not very often do we get freebies from the dentist but I did the other day. I just went for a general check up and everything was pretty much fine apart from the fact that I have thinning of the tooth enamel from my eating disorder but theres no change there lol. I use sensitive toothpastes as it is however I use any old mouthwash really and explained that to him when he asked what I used but he felt this would be better for me and so handed me 50ml sample size to give a trial to.
This is on sale in a 500ml bottle only to the best of my knowledge and costs about £4.70 a bottle, which to be fair is a little higher than I'd normally be happy to pay but like I say I got a free sample of this!
The bottle is plastic and green and white in colour with a push and twist style cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is indeed Corsodyl Daily Defence Mint Mouthwash and that it is effective in plaque reduction, gives up to 12 hours protection, fights cavities and bad breath and is clinically proven. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it, ingredients and safety advice is given as is the size stated and contact details for GlaxoSmithKline are given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice enough bottle this is and informative enough too.
Well all you do to use this is simply brush the teeth first (twice daily is recommended) and after that to swill about 10ml of this in the mouth, to me thats just about half a mouthful and I swish it about as much as I can in my mouth before spitting it out and thats it then, job done.
The liquid is transparent and appears like water with a really highly sweet aroma of mint to it which is really natural in my opinion. Taste wise it is nicely flavoured, warming and tingles in the mouth slightly though not too harshly and really does freshen my breath in the noticeably fragrant way for about half an hour though it gets rid of plenty nasty niffs long term though sadly not the smell of garlic in my experience.
This makes my teeth and my tongue feel refreshed and very clean indeed. Teeth also feel cleaner for longer and after using it I really can't feel any plaque clinging on to my teeth at all.
This is a brilliant quality mouthwash, recommended by my Dentist and I can see why. Its pleasant to use and effective yet at the same time gentle on my teeth. I can't say really whether it gives total cavity protection of course but I trust that it is a clinically proven product and one that on an everyday use basis (twice) works really well for me, though the price isn't great and a bit high for me to justify purchasing it when I feel others that are far cheaper probably do the same thing to be honest.
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc.
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One of the joys of pregnancy is bleeding gums as your body pumps more blood around your system. For this reason pregnant women are warned about this and also get free dental care on the NHS. Not wanting to suffer gum disease I was recommended to use a mouthwash in addition to my usual flossing and brushing.
There are a variety of mouthwashes on the market but Corsodyl was one that I had heard good things about so decide to try it.
Although I had heard very positive comments about its effectiveness I was concerned about the taste as a coupe of people said they disliked it. Although not a delicious minty taste it was better than I had anticipated. To my mind it reminds of the mouthwash at the dentist as it has that medicinal taste. In any event you are only washing out your mouth with it and not swallowing it.
It comes with a cap that you use to measure out the required amount. It is recommend you use 10ml and rinse for 30 seconds. The instructions are clearly marked and it isa easy to use. You shouldn't use toothpaste immediately afterwards.
It is easy to spot on the shelf as it comes in a brown plastic bottle covered in a green plastic label. There is a see through strip on the green plastic so you can see how much you have left which is useful.
It does seem to work as I have used this for a while and although at the start I had some bleeding after brushing this has stopped which suggests using Corsodyl has helped. The slightly disappointing taste is therefore worth it in my opinion.
Prolonged use can discolour teeth but I haven't suffered from this. It is recommended you avoid tea, coffee and red wine up to an hour after using Corsodyl. (To be honest the taste is such that I wouldnt really feel like drinking a cup of tea after using it. ) Although staining can be removed by brushing or by a scale and polish by your dentist once my current bottle has finished I will probably alternate with other mouthwash.
It costs around £4.70 for 500 ml which is about 50 pence more than other well known brands but I do feel it does a better job if you have gum problems.
Overall I would recommend using this if you have any gums problems but would probably alternate it with slightly cheaper brands to save some pennies and to avoid staining.
Up until a few months ago, the "normal" Corsodl mouthwash was the only one I knew - the stronger medicated mouthwash that I've had to use with dental problems in the past as prescribed by a dentist. Then one day I was in Boots and saw this daily mouthwash and decided to give it a go along with the Corsodyl toothpaste (which I shall also review afterwards).
Unlike the normal Corsodyl mouthwash which is used for short periods to treat dental problems, the Daily Defence mouthwash has been specially formulated to be used every day to protect teeth and gums.
This product has a minty flavour and taste and is quite pleasant to use. The instructions are simple - after brushing teeth, fill the lid to 10ml mark and rinse the mouth for 30 seconds before spitting out.
It provides 12 hour protection against bacteria, has fluoride to strengthen teeth and help prevent cavities, helps reduce the bacteria that causes bad breath and cares for the gums (which are often overlooked).
My mouth is left feeling fresh and clean after use and I like knowing that I have some protection against bacteria through the day. I trust the Corsodyl brand due to my previous knowledge of them and think it is worth the £4.50 a bottle costs. It is about twice the price of some other daily mouthwashes on offer but when I have tried them they have either burned my mouth or been revolting so I'm happy to pay a bit more.
I have been having some trouble with my gums lately - deep pockets seem to have formed around one tooth and the only way to try and heal this is to be scrupulous about my dental hygiene. Even one day off of my normal 15 minute routine of brushing, flossing and using interdental brushes and a water pick seems to make it flare up again.
When I saw my dentist with this problem she told me that it was a case of cleaning and keeping clean and that should encourage the pockets to shrink and heal. She also told me to mouthwash after every meal.
Originally my dentist recommended Listerine, which I have since been using and have no problems with - it certainly works - but I had a Tesco clubcard voucher for £1 off Corsodyl Daily Defense. As I use the standard Corsodyl if pain comes back to clear infection quickly, I thought that this would be a good product to try.
I've been using the Daily Defense in two ways - firstly I dip my interdental brush in it between teeth to help with the cleaning. I then complete my brushing and water picking and finish off with the remaining mouthwash.
Compared to the Listerine, this certainly has one big advantage in that it doesn't freshen the inside of my mouth to the point where my eyes water - I find that Listerine is quite harsh on the skin in my mouth and can make me gasp if I have it in my mouth too long. I'm not yet sure if this is a good or a bad thing - the Listerine may be more powerful and be what I need to clear the bacteria, but on the other hand, the Corsodyl seems to be keeping the bacteria down without the overly-fresh sensation!
The other thing I liked about the Corsodyl is that it lasts for up to 12 hours - so I feel like it's carrying on working between brushes. I still use it after meals, but it's nice to know that if I didn't, it's may still be there and working.
I supplement the Daily Defense with a wash round with the Corsodyl original every few days and together they seem to be helping with my gum problems. in the last couple of days (I've been using this exclusively now for a week) my interdental brushes seem to be getting lost in the gaps between my teeth which suggests that the swelling that has been there for a while may be going down. I had a section of gum that looked 'pulled' towards the teeth, and that has also gone.
I would say that it may be something else that I am doing along with the Corsodyl Daily Defense and Corsodyl Original that is also getting these results, but since I switched to the Daily Defense, it seems to be kinder on my mouth and there have been changes to my gums. i would suggest anyone with gum problems at least gets a bottle and gives that 500ml a go!
Until recently I always used the cheapest mouthwash that was available, usually the stores own. I alternated between the basic brands at Tesco and Asda and found they worked quite well at freshening my mouth and removing any left over particles between my teeth. When I was at my dentist the last time though he sold me some of this Corsodyl Daily Defence mouthwash and recommended it. I had previously only used a different variety of Corsodyl mouthwash after sustaining an injury to a tooth and surrounding gum tissue. At the time although the mouthwash helped ease the pain of the injury I didn't like the taste of the mouthwash and from then on believed that Corsodyl was more of a hardcore medical treatment that had to be endured rather than enjoyed.
My dentist sold the mouthwash at £3.50 which I think is quite expensive but I have since seen this in stores and it is almost £5 a bottle! The product comes in a squatty 500ml sized red bottle which is labelled. The bottle has a large plastic top which doubles up as a measuring cup and which is actually marked off at intervals with the liquid amount in mls - from 10mls to 30mls. There is a lot of helpful information on the label about the product and it looks and sounds like a very professional and high quality product, although I do think the design makes the product look a bit too medicinal.
The brand claim the mouthwash will provide up to 12 hours of "action against bacteria". They say it contains flouride to help strengthen teeth and prevent fillings. They also say this cares for the gums and reduces bad breath odours. There is a stamp on the front of the bottle saying "clinically proven". This means that in their laboratory testing of the product it was proved that using this product as well as normal brushing reduced plaque more than just brushing alone.
Directions for use state to fill the lid up to the 10mls mark and then rinse the product around the mouth for thirty seconds. You then spit out the product and do not follow up by rinsing with water.
When I first got this mouthwash I was pleased to see that it was a transparent colour. I always feel a bit strange using green or red mouthwashes as I'm convinced they'll stain my teeth the same colour! Nevertheless there is a warning on this bottle about "temporary discoloration" of teeth which can occur. This can be helped by not drinking tea, coffee or red wine for up to an hour after using the mouthwash.
The mouthwash has a mild minty flavour although predominantly I can taste what seems to be a taste similar to clove oil. When I had a front tooth bashed a couple of years ago I used to used clove oil to numb the tooth as the nerve was going mad. This mouthwash tastes very similar. It also has the same numbing effect but because you swill it around your mouth your cheeks, top of throat and gums feel temporarily numb. The flavour is not exactly lovely and it does remind me of medicines a bit but it's not too bad either as the minty overtones help to create a fresh and tingling sensation. The first thirty seconds after spitting out is probably when the flavour seems a bit too overwhelming. After this the cold numbing sensation starts to slowly dissapear and your breath is left smelling fresh, clean and minty.
I've never had any problems with this mouthwash discolouring my teeth although I do find that it can sometimes make my white fillings go sticky for some reason! Apart from this I do find that it's amazing at helping to ease the pain of tender gums or any other mouth problem. It's like a soothing lotion. It's great at helping to clean the mouth that little bit deeper than brushing can go. It's also brilliant for helping to give you a great smelling breath which has a long lasting freshness.
Since getting this I have bought my usual store brand again and alternate between the two, mainly sticking to the Corsodyl when my mouth needs a bit more love and care. I do not use this daily and will probably not buy it again unless I have sore teeth or gums since it is so expensive and I think that the soothing sensation it provides is really it's advantage over other mouthwash products. However, it is very effective and will be the first choice of mouthwash if I ever have dental surgery or mouth problems in the future. I recommend this to anyone but especially people who have sore mouths through using dentures, those who have just had dental treatment or those with sensitive gums and teeth.
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I recently had a bout of 'itchy gum' syndrome, which after a few days worth of treatment from using regular Corsodyl saw it on it's way. I was so impressed with this product that I mentioned it to my new dentist on my first official check up appointment a few weeks ago.
He was singing the praises of Corsodyl but warned it's not to be used regular like a *normal* mouthwash and asked if I had tried this - Daily Defence by Corsodyl.
When I said no I hadn't in fact heard of that particular one he gave me a free mini sample to try!
What is it?~
This is a mouthwash designed to be used daily (hence it's name) and promises to:
*Care for the gums
*Work for up to 12 hours fighting bacteria
*Has added fluoride to strengthen teeth
*Helps reduce bad breath
What it contains~
Not the whole ingredients list but it does contain Sodium Fluoride and Chlorexidine Digluconate. As I don't actually know what they are exactly I can't comment on how effect these particular ingredients are!
Packaging and Price~
As I got this for free (along with some products - I'm still in shock as I went to my old dentist every 6 months for 28 years and never received anything free.. except pain) I didn't have to part any money but I did notice this in my local Superdrug was a hefty £3.89 for a 500ml bottle.
The packaging is in the form of a brown plastic bottle which is tubby in appearance with a stubby neck. It has a green and white plastic wrapper that covers the majority of it and has a screw top twit off lid that doubles as the measure cup.
My experience of using this product~
The first thing you notice on removing the lid is the minty scent. Given that this is a Mint flavoured mouthwash though it's not exactly surprising.
It's a subtle minty aroma though and not strong so I was expecting a gentle taste..
On pouring the required amount into the lid (10 ml ) I was expecting a green coloured liquid so was actually quite surprised when it was totally transparent and the entire product resembled water.
On swishing the fluid round my mouth ( for 30 seconds as advised ) I found the scent was totally deceiving as the taste was VERY strong.
This wasn't a bad thing though as unlike it's Corsodyl mouthwash partners it didn't have any medicinal taste..just pure mint.
To recommend or not to recommend?~
I really like this mouthwash and though my little free sample of 50ml's has since run out I have actually purchased the larger size which I am using regularly.
It does state on the directions it can be used twice a day but I think once suffices for my regime.
This product leaves my mouth feeling really fresh and clean and my teeth and gums tingle after usage which I do like the feeling of.
I think it's safe to say after my glowing review of this that I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it for healthy teeth and tip top gums.
CORSODYL DAILY DEFENCE.
I always use mouthwash every time I brush but I only use cheapish ones. I saw Corsodyl Daily Defence on a buy one get one free in Tesco so it seemed a good opportunity to try it.
The mouthwash comes in a brown plain plastic bottle, all the information is on a plastic sleeve wrapped around it. Corsodyl Daily Defence comes in a 500ml size and costs £4.40, not cheap! But as I said at the moment its on a B.O.G.O.F offer. The label has Corsodyl Daily Defence written on the front in large letters, underneath it says for healthy gums and teeth. Its a mint mouthwash and claims to reduce plaque, lasts for up to 12 hours, protects daily against cavities, fights bad breath and is clinically proven. Quite a lot of claims for one bottle. The lid doubles up as a measuring cup, as with most mouthwashes. On the back there is a list of ingredients and the instructions. Corsodyl Daily should not be given to children under 6 years and must not be swallowed.
The mouthwash had a definite "dentist surgery" smell to it, not really minty at all. When I put the liquid in my mouth I found it very strong, it stung my tongue a bit. Now you are supposed to swish this round your newly brushed teeth and gums for 30 seconds, I thought this was quite a long while with a mouthwash this strong, but the initial fire wore off and it did seem to turn minty. After using the Corsodyl Daily my mouth felt fresh and clean and stayed that way for some time.
As for the all the claims Corsodyl Daily Defence makes I suppose time would tell but I have to say I really liked this product. The only thing that would stop me using it all the time is the price.
Leaves my mouth feeling fresh and minty
For some time I had sore and irritated gums, along with ulcers and my dentist recommended Corsodyl mouthwash as a one off treatment for a maximum of a week when I was particularly suffering. The taste was horrible, but it worked wonders on my ulcers, and the only real downside was that I was told it wasn't a feasible option to use every day. About a year ago I saw this mouth wash being advertised and thought this woul answer all my problems. Hopefully it would have the advantages of Corsodyl and yet I would be able to take it daily as it advertised.
Daily defense comes in a plastic bottle with tearable plastic wrapped completely round it. The packaging is more fresh and modern than the original corsodyl. I was pleased to see this was mint flavour, a much less heavy and more fresh flavour than the original corsodyl, again would leave a nicer taste in my mouth and give me fresher breath.
It felt fine using this every day or twice a day and I noticed no side effects. The only downside, but a very big downside is that it had no positive effects on my mouth. Sure, it gave me fresher breath (but then brushing my teeth seemed to do that just fine), but it didnt ease my ulcers, ormake my gums any less sore or swollen.
On my next visit to my dentist I asked her what she thought of this product and she said she didnt think it would work as it was so watered down. I had to agree it didnt work at all, which is a shame, as I would have loved a product like this!
As I previously reviewed the GREAT CORSODYL, which really do the job when it comes to treating different gum problems, mouth ulcers, oral thrush and promote gum healing after a treatment. Here's another mouthwash that were also recommended by my hygienist. Since I had my last checked up, last month. I found out that I had a severe gingivitis which was quite annoying for me because I really tried to look after my teeth the best way I can. Luckily, I received a comforting words from her that it's not actually something to worry about because all I have to do is to use the Corsodyl Daily Defence together with regular flossing and brushing. This product is different from the original corsodyl especially when it comes to taste.
Corsodyl Daily Defence contains an anti-bacterial ingredient, clinically proven to more effectively reduce plaque than brushing alone. It provides a long lasting protection upto 12 hour action against bacteria. It has fluoride to strengthen teeth and to prevent cavities. It also helps reduce bad breath causing bacteria. The daily defence mouthwash contains 0.06%, w/v chlorhexidine digluconate which makes it more appropiate to use on a daily basis.
Rinse the mouth for 30 seconds with 10ml once or twice a day after cleaning the teeth. Do not swallow and do not rinse with water.
I regularly use them twice a day. The new mouthwash is great and much easier to take compared to the original. It has a pleasant taste that left my mouth feeling minty fresh.
Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
Store safely away from children.
Temporary discolouration of the teeth may occur, which can be removed by twice daily brushing or by your dentist or hygienist.
500ml bottle available from supermarkets and local pharmacy
£4.49 at Boots
£4.45 at amazon
This is the downside, as you can see this mouthwash is way expensive than other brand but as it has also recommendation from dentist and hygienist, it makes this product worth paying for.
When I heard about the severe gingivitis, I'm quite certain that I have to get much tougher mouthwash. There are times that I'm also tempted to use cheap brand to save some penny but I would not consider that option anymore especially when it comes to choosing mouthwash because those bacteria can cause plaque that build up which is a major cause of gum disease and cavities. So the best way to help protect my teeth and gums is to have a Corsodyl Daily Defence Mouthwash alongside toothbrushing and flossing regularly. So alongside with good oral hygiene routine. It will definitely reduced my gingivitis. A highly recommended brand, if you love your teeth dearly.
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After a recent trip to the dentist I found out I have quite severe gingivitis (gum disease). I had previously tried using the Original Corsodyl Mouthwash, but I had to stop after just one use as it is absolutely disgusting!
So I was really pleased when the new Corsodyl Daily Defence Mouthwash was introduced as I was hoping it would have the gum disease fighting properties of the original Corsodyl, without the horrible burning sensation!
There are so many brands of mouthwash on the market today, but Corsodyl is the only one that I feel confident will protect my mouth against gum disease and cavities. It's effective because it contains fluoride and chlorhexidine digluconate, which is the ingredient that reduces plaque. The original mouthwash contains 0.2% w/v chlorhexidine digluconate and the daily defence contains 0.06%, w/v so they have basically diluted the original solution to make it suitable for daily use.
On the bottle it says it does the following:
* Effective plaque reduction
* Up to 12 hour action
* Daily cavity protection
* Fights bad breath
* Clinically proven
The new mouthwash is absolutely amazing compared to the original. It's much milder and actually has a pleasant minty taste to it. I am more than happy to use this everyday, but I only use it once a day as it's quite expensive.
How to use it:
Pour 10 ml into the cap (there are measuring lines inside the cap) and rinse the mouth for 30 seconds once or twice daily after cleaning your teeth.
After you've spat it out you're not supposed to rinse with water, as I suppose this dilutes the remaining mouthwash in your mouth. With most other mouthwashes I've used, I've always felt the need to rinse my mouth with water after using, however with this one I am able to go without rinsing.
My mouth is left feeling minty fresh and I am confident that any pesky bacteria that causes plaque is being killed off. So along with good brushing and regular flossing, this mouthwash has definitely reduced my gingivitis so I highly recommend this new and improved Corsodyl mouthwash.
500ml bottle available from supermarkets for £4.33 and Boots £4.39
Corsodyl Daily Defence provides upto 12 hour action against bacteria / With fluoride to strengthen teeth and to prevent cavities / Helps reduce bad breath casuing bacteria / Cares for the gums / Bacteria can cause plaque build up which is a major cause of gum disease and cavities / The best way to help protect teeth and gums is to have a good oral hygiene routine /