Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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Expensive But Effective
Corsodyl Daily Gum & Tooth Paste
Member Name: rosebud2001
Corsodyl Daily Gum & Tooth Paste
Advantages: Effective at cleaning teeth and gums and keeping plaque at bay
Disadvantages: Expensive and taste is odd at first but worth persevering with
Only slightly undeterred by the rather hefty price tag of the toothpaste (it costs £4.79 in Boots) I decided to see if I could find it cheaper elsewhere and was delighted to locate it in Savers for £3.25. I appreciate that this is still rather a lot of money for toothpaste but it did represent a rather large saving on the Boots price. It is worth noting if you have an Advantage card however that if you put your card in the Advantage Point instore you may get a 25% off coupon for dental products which obviously will make the price in Boots much more attractive.
~~What it Claims to Do~~
According to the blurb on the tube, Corsodyl Daily Gum and Tooth Paste can nurture gums, fortify teeth, reduce plaque, provide daily cavity protection and contains anti bacterial action. On top of this it is "clinically proven". The toothpaste contains fluoride.
The review I read did quite clearly state that the toothpaste doesn't taste particularly pleasant. I was undeterred by this, having been subjected to some vile tasting toothpastes my mother bought when I was a child and I reasoned nothing could be as bad as one I recall having to extract from a metal tub which was in effect a powder.
The product itself comes in a green plastic tube which contains 75 ml of product. The tube looks rather small and I was worried about how long it would last but the instructions clearly tell you to only use a pea size amount of product and let's face it you have spent over three quid on a tube of toothpaste you'd be a fool not to be parsimonious when measuring it on to your toothbrush.
So was the taste as bad as others had suggested? Well for me it wasn't that bad actually! It isn't as immediately pleasant a taste you get from a traditional mint flavoured toothpaste but there is some mint extract included in the ingredients which I did detect.
The paste contains several plant extracts and mineral salt so as well as peppermint you might detect a little camomile, echinancea, rhatany, sage or myrrh. I didn't however - being something of a philistine when it comes to plant extracts.
When I first used this I was taken more by the tartness of the flavour but because I was able to pick up on the mint it didn't particularly bother me. The instructions on the tube do tell you that people tend to dislike the product at first but over prolonged use they get used to the flavour and the texture of the paste. This is true - the more I used the paste the less I even noticed the taste. I do wonder if this is something to do with most people associating toothpaste with mint and just needing to take a little time to realise there is an alternative.
Appearance wise the toothpaste is a pink colour and it's quite thick too. I like the thick texture as it makes it easy to measure out a small amount on to your brush without too much product coming out behind it. This doesn't lather up as generously as some other toothpastes but the lather lasts well over the course of brushing my teeth.
I use an electric toothbrush and have recently switched to using a small head on it on the advice of my hygenist. I do ensure I brush not only my teeth all around but also make sure that my gums are brushed too and I have to say in the 5 weeks I have been using Corsodyl Daily I have noticed a marked improvement in the state of my gums.
I must be honest and say it's not just down to the toothpaste - I have been using the Corsodyl interdental brushes once a day too - but my gums very rarely bleed now - which is a vast improvement on the daily onslaught I had before I switched to using it. But brushing with it twice a day for two minutes a time has definitely helped.
I have also realised although the price tag is hefty, a tube of this goes a long way. After 5 weeks of twice daily use I still have half a tube left. Of course my daughter doesn't use this - if she did I'd be lucky to get 5 days use out of a tube due to the amount of toothpaste she applies to her brush.
I must admit I don't even notice the taste when I use Corsodyl Daily Gum and Tooth Paste now so clearly they know what they are doing when they tell you to persevere. The price tag made me persevere too however - I am far too tight to give up on something that isn't cheap!
So in conclusion I am a convert to this paste and am very impressed at how using it has improved the condition of my gums and made my teeth feel better. I am less aware of tartar build up on my teeth too - there are areas where I am prone to it building up but brushing with this paste and flossing seems to have held it at bay.
If you suffer with bleeding gums and other gum pains then I would highly recommend you try this - it may be expensive and lack the instantly familiar minty taste of other toothpastes but it works.
Summary: Brilliant toothpaste which has really improved my oral health