Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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The struggle to control gum disease - Corsodyl seems to help!
Corsodyl Daily Defence
Member Name: GizmoPig
Corsodyl Daily Defence
Advantages: Gentler on mouth, subtle taste, I feel that I already trusted it as a brand
Disadvantages: Is quite expensive - around £4 a bottle but comparable to Listerine for the same size (500ml)
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!
Summary: Great mouthwash which is hopefully helping with my dental issues!
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