Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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This is a life saver! (Well a tooth and gum saver anyway)
Corsodyl Daily Gum & Tooth Paste
Member Name: nickbrown60
Corsodyl Daily Gum & Tooth Paste
Date: 08/02/12, updated on 09/02/12 (243 review reads)
Advantages: Great protection for your whole mouth, fixed my 'cavities to be'
Disadvantages: Slightly awful taste that you soon get used to!
This may sound slightly strange but I'm actually obsessed with oral health and there is a good chance that one of you Dooyoo'ers may just spot me in the 'Teeth cleaning isle' of a supermarket at some point in your life. I'm constantly on the search of products to improve oral health and teeth condition after having my first filling a few years back and I thought.... I'm never letting that happen again! This is where the Corsodyl Daily tooth and gum paste came into my life.
In Asda last year I spotted this GlaxoSmithKline Corsodyl Daily toothpaste, I always considered 'Corsodyl' as a gum disease treatment and I had overlooked this toothpaste for quite some time until I saw an advert on TV promoting the daily version. Luckily I don't have gum disease or any other mouth condition but I want to prevent it and that is why I chose this toothpaste.
***Some information on Corsodyl Daily toothpaste ***
It is classed as 'Gum and Tooth' paste which contains many plant extracts and chemicals to keep your teeth and gums healthy and protected. As it says on the back of the tube 'It contains a special combination of plant extracts and mineral salt' which work together to care for your gums and keep the seal between your teeth and gums tight to lock out plaque and harmful bacteria. This is perfect for preventing gum problems and of course, cavities under the gum line.
The paste apparently natures gums and fortifies the teeth along with effective plaque reduction, daily cavity protection and it has an anti-bacterial action. The first time that I used this paste I was rather surprised by the colour of it, after the small seal was removed only a light squeeze on the tube gave a nice slightly pink / slightly orange flow of paste straight onto my brush ready for brushing. I instantly noticed the strong smell that was very much different to any other tooth paste but oh boy, was I in for a surprise when I actually tasted the stuff!
*** Using the toothpaste ***
Now due to the rather strange natural ingredients used in this paste it does have a rather strange taste to it, there is even a very slight warning on the back of the tube that does explain that it takes a while to get used to the unique taste and I can assure you that it sure does! The moment I put the toothpaste into my mouth for the first time was a moment I will never forget, the taste was horrendous and very much like salty but minty toilet cleaner. This however was a very short problem as what Corsodyl say about getting used to the taste is very true, after about four brushes with the tooth paste I was actually enjoying the taste and the very slight minty flavour was noticed (Only slightly though!)
I use a normal manual toothbrush for brushing and I don't bother with any fancy electric brushes as I do not find them quite as effective. I did notice straight after brushing with this paste that my teeth felt extremely smooth and clean unlike after the Colgate toothpaste that I once used. I instantly had the impression that the paste had done a good job and the after taste was not too bad at all, my mouth felt fresh for hours afterwards and to this day I still experience exactly the same performance from the paste. I usually use a large bead of paste on my brush filling the whole head as this ensures that most if not all of your mouth is receiving this magic concoction. Children however should only use a pea size amount to control their fluoride intake and swallowing should be minimised.
I have been using this for about a year now and I have notice a massive difference with my gums, they seem tighter and they look very healthy which tells me that this toothpaste does its job. When I used to floss before using this paste I used to find that my gums did bleed slightly and sometimes would hurt as I cleaned around teeth, I have no problems anymore and I really cannot praise this toothpaste enough!
*** Cavity protection ***
Now this is the biggest thing for me, fluoride is very important in looking after your teeth and re-mineralising the damaged enamel surface after attacks from plaque and luckily this toothpaste has a rather high percentage compared to others. It contains 0.31% W/W Sodium fluoride 1400ppm which seems higher than other toothpaste that I have compared with in the supermarkets and this is one major reason that I religiously use this paste. Apparently fluoride can have a bad effect on your body but hey, they put it in our water supplies these days so we certainly cannot get away with it that easily! I visited the dentist before using this paste and he told me that I had two cavities starting at the back of my mouth; I went last week after using this paste for a year and had the usual X-ray with no problems at all. The cavities had healed themselves and obviously this is 100% the toothpaste's magic work... Hooray! The dentist was very impressed and actually asked what product I was using and he said he uses it himself, must be good!
*** Overall opinion ***
This toothpaste is slight horrible in taste but I can assure you that you soon get used to the slightly original tang. The paste has definitely improved my gums and it has already healed two 'cavities to be' from my teeth and in all honesty, I would never stop using this paste! They do recommend that you use this toothpaste along with their mouthwash which I do, this could be a money making scheme but I trust Corsodyl, it has done me the world of good and I will never look back.
I buy my tubes from Asda as they seem to be the cheapest at £3 a tube, this may seem pricey for toothpaste but it's currently £4.50 in our local Tesco! I believe that the current price in Asda is an offer and unfortunately I am not sure how long it is going to last, definitely go and grab a few tubes before they go back up in price, that's what I have done! The paste tube is 75ml in capacity and I find that a tube lasts me roughly a week with three brushing sessions a day.
Congratulations to GlaxoSmithKline for bringing out the Corsodyl range that I guarantee will help people from all around with its healing and protecting properties! A wonderful paste - 5 stars from me :)
Thanks for reading,
Summary: A fantastic paste that is worth every penny.
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