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I was recommended to use Corsodyl by my dentist after she spotted some early signs of gum disease during a check-up. My gums were inflamed and sore. Following a deep clean, the dentist told me I should use Corsodyl for a week to help keep bacteria at bay and heal the gums.
An important thing to note when using Corsodyl mouthwash is that you should wait a while after brushing your teeth. If you use Corsodyl straight after brushing, it is less effective and it can stain your teeth. It can also stain your teeth of you use it for too long. It is best to just use it for a short course of treatment, and then go back to a more conventional mouthwash.
The bottle cap has a line to measure out the right amount of mouthwash, then you just need to swish it around in your mouth for 60 seconds before spitting. It feels quite harsh and astringent on the inside of your mouth - I guess you could say you can feel it working! The mint flavour is not strong, and doesn't do a very good job of masking the horrible bitter undertaste that can stay with you for hours.
In my experience Corsodyl was an effective treatment, helping to calm my gum problem almost straight away and clearing it up within a week. My husband has also used Corsodyl on a number of occasions, as he suffers with mouth ulcers. Now we keep a bottle in the bathroom cupboard so that we have it to hand when we need it.
WHAT IS IT?
This is mouth wash that is medicated so that it can treat diseases and infections of the gum. It should not be used instead of going to the dentist for antibiotics if you have got an infection but it works if you start to get a small amount of pain or irritation and you might not have to go to the dentist if you catch the problem early and treat it with Corsodyl.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You clean your teeth and wait for a little amount of time then rinse the mouth wash around your teeth and gums. You should not use it straight after you have brushed your teeth because toothpaste can stop the mouth wash from working.
WHAT I THINK
I do not like the taste of this mint mouth wash because I think it is not fresh and it does not make my mouth feel fresh. I use it only when I have got a problem with my teeth or gums and I think it works very good. I have not had to go to the dentist except for my check ins and sometimes when my teeth go sensitive I use this for a week and it stops it from happening.
You should not use this mouth wash for a long time because it can stain your teeth and that would not be very good. I use it only for short times and the most I use it at one time is for only about ten days and that is enough time for it to work, if the mouth wash has not made my problem better by then I will go to see the dentist.
A bottle of Corsodyl costs about £4.50 and that is expensive but I do not care about the price because it works and when you have pain in your mouth cost does not matter I do not think.
5 Dooyoo Hearts
I did not know since when I had developed sensitive teeth and gum. One day I just realised I have been feeling the jab in my teeth, and then I could start tasting the blood in my tongue soon after that. I was not even brushing my teeth when it happened, and that was a really scary feeling.
Some suggested to rinse my mouth with saline water, which kind of helped a little but not quite as I still get blood from my gum when I brush my teeth. So, I saw the adverts on the television, and thought that I should try that. It was much more expensive compared to the regular mouthwash I used to use.
It tasted horrible. My husband said that the original tastes worse, and the minty one is less bitter by millions. It feels like the liquid has burnt the inside of my mouth, but I kept using it twice a day, regularly, for few days. I honestly did not realise that the bleeding and the pain has gone until my husband asked about it. It has gone completely.
What's the best about Corsodyl is that I do not need to keep using this mouthwash all the time. Personally, I would not use it everyday mainly because I thought this is for medication only, so I only take it when I see blood in my gum. I will give three days to make sure the bleeding has completely gone, and any infection or bacteria has been eradicated.
I would definitely recommend this product for people with bleeding gum problem.
I have had trouble with my gums for years due to being a smoker and not having the best oral hygiene when I was younger. I am almost fanatical now about my oral hygiene and brush, use interdental sticks and a good mouth wash twice a day.
Corsodyl has been one of the things that I have used for years in helping to keep my gums healthy. I don’t use it every day but every couple of months I use this instead of my normal mouth wash to help keep any bacteria at bay and kill any gum damaging germs that are in my mouth.
It is a very powerful mouthwash and more a medicine than just a plain mouth wash. It contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine digluconate which is a powerful anti bacterial agent. Now there is no doubt in my mind that Corsodyl actually works and will help get any gum inflammation under control along side a good hygiene regime.
The problem with Corsodyl is that it is pretty disgusting to use and it actually feels as though it is burning your mouth when you use it. It tastes vile. The mint version however is slightly less disgusting that the original version and much more palatable. It still ins’t the nicest tasting mouth wash but it is a little bit nicer than the original one.
Be careful when using this as although it helps it can and will stain teeth if you use it too often. It also sort of numbs the mouth and leaves a strange after taste which lasts for ages afterwards. Just use it for the recommended course and the staining shouldn’t happen and the numbness and after taste will go away.
As well as being great for gum problems this can also be used to treat mouth ulcers and also for the sore gums that denture wearers get.
It costs just under £5 which is a good price for something that is so effective.
I have been using Corsodyl mint mouth wash for many years after it was recommended to me by my dentist. I frequently suffer with mouth ulcers and this is the most effective treatment that I have found thus far.
The corsodyl brand is part of the GlaxoSmithKline company and is available in several different formats, this mint mouth wash is the only one from the brand that I has ever used.
It promises to help with: Bleeding Gums
I personally only suffer with the mouth ulcers as mentioned and find the mouth wash extremely effective. I am unable to comment on the treatment of the other conditions. I don't use the mouth wash daily and only use it for the treatment of mouth ulcers. This sporadic use means the 300 ml bottle will last several months.
The design of the bottle is simple with the clear Corsodyl branding, it has a white cap which is used to measure the 10 mls needed for each use. The labelling has very clear instructions and a check list which needs following prior to any use. The mouth wash does contain alcohol and children under the age of 12 should only use it on the instructions of their dentist. The mouth wash has a very strong and pleasant tasting mint flavour.
The mouth wash certainly isn't the cheapest around and currently costs £4.89 for a 300 ml bottle in Boots. Saying that I am prepared to pay for it due to it's effectiveness.
To summarise I find this one of the most effective mouth washes on the market and one that I will continue to use to treat mouth ulcers.
As some of you who read my reviews know, I have had terrible tooth pain over the last month or so, due to me stupidly biting an aniseed ball, ( a hard sweet) and smashing my tooth. Unfortunately, i lost the tooth and had it removed a couple of days ago. The dentist recommended that I used corsodyl mouthwash as an aftercare treatment, which at first I thought was a little odd, to be asked to use a mouthwash as i would have thought it would hurt it!
I visited our local Savers shop, and bought a 300ml bottle of the mouthwash. I was quite shocked at the price really, as it only cost two pounds for the bottle, and in some shops it can reach up to four pounds for the exact same bottle, so that was great! It has the active ingredient Chlorhexidine Digluconate, which is why it has its amazing healing qualities.
I used the mouth wash straight away, simply because my mouth felt awful where the tooth used to be. Within minutes, the dull ache that I has around the area had faded, which I thought was amazing! I was very surprised how well the mouth wash worked and I was not expecting the results I got.
The product has a really nice taste to it. Unlike some mouth wash, it does not hurt your mouth when used. I have tried some before that I cant stand to have in my mouth for longer than a few seconds, and after it leaves the mouth feeling horrible. The product is well known for its features, the main one for me was the antibacterial properties it has, as it is very important to keep the area clean.
The mouth wash also helps to prevent and treat gum disease, without having to visit the dentist, which is a huge dental breakthrough. I truly think that is amazing, that a mouth wash can be used for multiple problems effectively, as well as giving you lovely smelling breath! The product even helps mouth ulcers, irritated gums and bleeding gums too, so in my eyes this is a miracle product! The product also states it is used to promote gum healing after dental surgery, hence why it is so good for me!
The dentist that I went to was spot on when he suggested that I use this product, as it has really helped. It has helped me to put my faith in the Corsodyl brand and I will continue to use this product instead of my usual mouth wash! I suggest everyone who is having gum problems, just had dental surgery or want to prevent gum disease to use this mouthwash. It has helped me a lot, as you can probably tell, and is all round a fantastic product that is worth every single penny!
I highly reccommend this mouth wash if you are uffering from mouth ulcers, if you rinse for 1 minute the next day your ulscers are gone. The taste is not good and it lingers in your mouth for a good while after using, but it really does help with oral problems such as ulscers and gum disease. However this mouth wash can stain your teeth so it is better to not use it if you have just brushed your teeth. It would be best to wait for 5 minutes. The original one is probably nicer than this one but i got this one on offer so purchased it because of that. I can't reccommend it more if you have ulscers, it is a wonderful creation as it takes ulscers ages to clear and rubbing salt on them definitely is not the most pleasant of things, but if you buy it the best would be original flavour in my opinion.
I have recently been suffering with ulcers in my mouth, and purchased a couple of products over-the-counter at my local pharmacy to try and help some of the symptoms and pain I had been experiencing.
This review will outline my experiences of trying one of the mouthwash products from the well-known "Corsodyl" range. The range of products is available in good pharmacies and carries several oral care products such as a variety of mouthwashes.
The bottle of Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash is a generous 300ml in size, and this cost me £3.65 from a local branch of Boots. You can purchase the mouthwash from www.boots.com, where postage costs apply.
The Corsodyl Mouthwash claims it can be used
* To treat and prevent gum disease
* Promote gum healing after dental surgery
* Control Mouth Ulcers
* Manage Oral Thrush
* Maintain Mouth Hygiene
In my own case, I was interested in whether the product could provide some relief to my sore, inflamed mouth that had several small areas of ulceration. The product was recommended to me by my friend who suffers with sore and inflamed gums, although I had purchased it in the past for myself too.
To use, I simply had to decant the liquid into the bottle's lid, which doubles as a measuring cup. There is a little line indicator on the inside to indicate the required (10ml) amount, and I found these instructions easy to follow on the bottle's label. I then had to swirl the liquid around my mouth for around a minute.
This didn't take long, and I was pleased that the product was quite quick and easy to use; I really don't like using products that feel 'fussy', but this wasn't the case at all, and the Corsodyl slotted into my everyday routine quite nicely.
The Corsodyl liquid smells quite minty, similar to peppermint or something similar. I did find that the taste was rather strong, but this is something I have come to expect with products like this one. Being completely true to a peppermint flavour, I find the Corsodyl mouthwash is not overly unpleasant, but it is rather over-powering and strong, and I have to admit that I find it has a rather unpleasant, 'bitter' aftertaste that I don't care for.
The product contains alcohol, although an alcohol-free version is available to purchase, should that be your preference. I will admit to feeling slightly cautious about the product's suitability for use in my sore mouth; it was feeling sore and inflamed, and I admit that I felt cautious as to whether the product would sting or aggravate the sensitive areas in my mouth. Thankfully, this wasn't the case at all, and after the first few times of using the product, I became more confident in the product's use, and was able to use it with less caution.
When swirling the product around my mouth, I didn't really notice any effect; sure, it didn't sting or irritate the areas of sensitivity, but neither was I aware of a 'cooling' effect or anything. In actual fact, the product felt like a more 'everyday' mouthwash than something medicated, with it only really being the strong, intrusive taste that reminded me that this was not the case.
The after effects weren't particularly impressive at first; I felt that the product's use made little or no difference to the tender, sore areas of ulceration in my mouth, and this was evident for the first two or three days of use. After this time, I did feel that said areas became slightly less inflamed, but this was really very slight, and I did wonder if the inflammation would have subsided to this level by itself anyway, whether the Corsodyl had been used or not.
Thankfully, the pain in my mouth has subsided considerably now, and I have stopped using the Corsodyl as a result. My friend does swear by the product to treat her gum problems, and states that it helps to reduce the inflammation greatly, so I do wonder whether the ulcerations that I had been experiencing were perhaps just too bad for the product to help on this occasion. I think I will keep a bottle in the First Aid Box at home as I do suffer from mouth ulcers on a regular basis, but I can't say that this is the best product that I've ever used in the battle to treat them... I felt that it was just ok.
In summary, I do think I would buy the Corsodyl Mouthwash again, but I can't say I found it to be particularly effective in treating my mouth ulcers this time around. I will, however, try it again when my symptoms are slightly less severe, as I did like the 'quick and easy' feel to the product.
Having always been a fan of the gentler flavours of brands like Listerine, I was reluctant to try Corsodyl. However, when plagued by several mouth ulcers, my husband insisted that Corsodyl was the best thing for it.
I was unsurprised by the taste, as Corsodyl smells so much stronger and more medicinal than other mouth washes. It was not pleasant to use at first, and actually made the tip of my tongue feel slightly burnt. I could not keep it in my mouth for the recommended sixty seconds, and had to spit it out after thirty, when I felt quite nauseated. However, after a few days of use, I got used to the taste, and can now stand it. I still wouldn't describe it as pleasant, but it is bearable.
However, despite the taste, it works wonders on mouth ulcers, sore gums and sore throats. I would happily recommend Corsodyl over any medicine, such as mouth ulcer gel or throat pastilles as it reliably cures any mouth ailments.
I still use the milder mouthwashes for everyday use, but always turn to Corsodyl when I need something healing
Brown plastic 300ml bottle with a green and white label. There are instructions on the back regarding how much to use depending on what condition you have.
**What's it for & how to use**
My dentist recommended I use Corsodyl for 30 days to treat gum inflammation. Corsodyl helps kill bacteria that causes gum irritation. Corsodyl can be used to treat gum disease (a one month course, 10ml, twice daily, is generally recommended to treat this), mouth ulcers and oral thrush (use twice daily and then continue to use two days after you see it has healed), Denture sore mouth (soak dentures in Corsodyl for 15 minutes twice a day) and it can be used after Dental Surgery (your dentist should instruct you on how to use Corsodyl after surgery if needed). It is recommended that you do not use Corsodyl until at least 5 minutes after brushing as it will not be as effective. It is also recommended to do not drink tea or coffee for at least 1 hour after use.
I had never used Corsodyl before but heard it does not taste very nice so I wasn't looking forward to having to use this for one month. So I braced myself for the horrible taste thinking the worse but I actually thought it tasted ok, a little bit strong but manageable. I had to swirl it around in my mouth for 1 minute, after 30 seconds my tongue did start to feel numb but nothing unbearable. I did notice however after a few days of using Corsodyl, I couldn't seem to taste things as well as before. Although once the Corsodyl treatment stops, taste resumes as normal.
Corsodyl cleared up my gum inflammation and stopped them from bleeding. I felt it was worth the twice daily for 30 days routine and would recommend this product for people who suffer from gum problems. I now tend to use it whenever I see my gums are starting to get a little red or sore.
Corsdyl Mint Mouthwash is to treat gum problems. You have to rinse your mouth with it for 1 minute, using a 10ml capful twice a day.
I first bought this a couple of months ago as I had sore gums that were bleeding a lot and being a big scaredy cat did not want to go to the dentist unless I absolutely had to!
I didn't read the instructions until the first time I went to use it which was when I had just brushed my teeth. However, I soon discovered that unlike other mouthwashes you can't do that, as toothpaste can stop it working. The recommendation is to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and then wait 5 minutes after brushing your teeth before using it. Sounds simple, but in reality I'm always about to rush off to work or on my way to bed when brushing my teeth so didn't really want to wait around even for 5 minutes. The other option is to use it at a different time of day when you haven't just brushed your teeth, which again is difficult for me to do as I am at work most of the day and the only time I remember to do it is when I am brushing my teeth!
So...........eventually I found a time when I could use it and actually remembered to try it out.
It is a very, very strong taste which I was ok with as I like strong mouthwash, but this did make even my eyes water a little, certainly not for those who prefer mild flavours, I would class this as industrial strength!!
I did notice that when I used it in the morning I had a very bitter taste in my mouth all day - not what I would describe as mint, and everything I ate and drank tasted strange and quite unpleasant, especially tea.
However, having said that - the problems with my gums improved after only a day or two and may have gone away altogether if I had carried on using it regularly. Unfortunately I find the nasty taste it leaves behind lasts so long that I would only persevere with this if I was suffering badly.
Lost a star simply because it made my cuppa taste horrible all day!
This is not a regular every day mouth wash. It should only be used if there is a specific problem that the product tackles such as mouth ulcers or gingivitis. It should then be stopped to be used a few days after the problem seems to have gone. I have only used this product for the treatment of mouth ulcers so cannot comment on its treatment of other gum and mouth conditions
I find this product is the best thing available to treat ulcers compared to other products such as bonjela and rinstead pastels. It soothes the ulcer a few hours after use and makes them go away much more quickly compared to leaving them be or using alternative options on the market.
However, it is not all rosy! Drawbacks are that, at least for the first few times of use, the product does give a burning sensation while using. For the first few times of using you will probably find it difficult to keep swilling round for the full recommended minute. I sometimes need to spit after only 30 seconds and it can leave my tongue particularly sensitive even for some time afterwards. It does get better as your mouth gets used to it, however.
Another drawback is that it can leave staining on the teeth so I would recommend brushing your teeth a short time after using the mouth wash.
A couple of years ago my Dentist was removing a tooth and snapped it off at the roots thus resulting in months of waiting for surgery. Whist waiting I had to keep my mouth clean because there was an open wound where the exposed roots were (I was fuming). Anyway it was recommended to use Corsodyl or something similar in the mean time to help prevent infection. I still need to use it now and again as after the shock my mouth went through the gums around the offending root often still break out in irritation.
I bought this from Tesco, but it's available everywhere, at a cost of nearly £4 for just 300ml (£4.80 at the time of writing) I have seen it cheaper in Home Bargains.
Corsodyl comes in a medicinal looking bottle in dark brown, the lid is white and doubles up as a dosage cup. The label colouring depends on whether it's Corsodyl Original which is pink or Corsodyl Mint which is green and alcohol free is blue. All say Corsodyl in black lettering and the label is full of information including the ingredients, warnings such as teeth staining, directions and states that it's not suitable for the under 12's.
I shall be reviewing original and mint as I've used both.
Corsodyl Mouthwash is a mouthwash which is used to treat bleeding gums, sore and irritated gums (basically gum disease) and help with mouth ulcers, it claims to manage oral thrush too. The active ingredient is Chlorhexidine Digluconate which is an antibacterial agent that 'reduces the formation of dental plaque bacteria' and leaves a protective layer on the teeth and gums.
The mouthwash itself is pink water with a strong medicinal flavour apparently aniseed , the mint version tastes slightly minty and is a bit better. There is no difference in performance between the two versions.
You are instructed to rinse twice aday with 10ml after brushing your teeth. This can be used for upto 30 days although it reckons to start work after 5-7 days on mild gum disease, same for mouth ulcers. Dentures can be soaked in the stuff.
Does it work and what's it like?
The mouthwash is strong as you'd expect, my mouth stayed infection free whilst using this before and after dental surgery. I use for bleeding and itching gums and it does sort the irritation out within a few days. My son has used it for ulcers but I can't really say that the Corsydyl helped as ulcers go on their own in a few days anyway. However I can say the ulcer didn't spread.
So yes it does work but the warnings have been well founded the wash left the backs of my teeth stained red and stayed red for months even after a dentist clean they were still red. The label does warn of this and gives advice on how to avoid it ie don't drink and eat certain foods within an hour. The other major problem with this is that it almost burns your mouth infact it did leave the inside of my cheeks peeling some what, I used it diluted in the end and this solved it.
I would recommend it for irritated gums etc as it helps.
4 stars though because of the staining
This was the first mouthwash I tried in Operation Beat Gingivitis. I did read the warnings about the effect on the teeth of staining from Chlorhexedine so I can not say I was not warned.
The warnings did not lie. My teeth were visibly more yellow after a full course of Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash.
My gums though were visibly healthier. Less red, less swollen and the gingivitis clearly better. Though it was not healed. That takes a full program of oral care which this mouthwash does not give and with its harshness to the teeth may even make a little worse in that area.
Because this mouthwashes stains teeth so much, to remove the discolourisation needs a proper dental hygenist clean, complete with scraping at teeth already affected by the strength of this mouthwash. As a result, the teeth can become more pitted by the scraping and will stain all the more easily next time this mouthwash is used.
If that was the only problem, it would be annoying and possibly worth it. however, the taste of the mouthwash is like gargling with battery acid.
It is so strong that it makes it hard to keep motivated to put your mouth through the necessary dosages even if it does help heal the gums.
It also failed to heal my mouth ulcers as well as making my teeth look worse.
If Chlorhexedine is necessary to your oral care regime, there are other products out there which do the job with less staining and a considerably better and more comfortable taste.
And the only way to really deal with a gingivitus problem is to really go after the plaque and tartar which harbout the bacteria whose acid attacks the gums. For that, no mouthwash will beat the effect of upping brushing frequency, using the right toothpastes to help teeth and gums fight back and above all, the use of flossers and dental tools to deny the plaque enemy its bases in your mouth.
Do that, you'll save your teeth and gums and save yourself the money and horrible taste experience that this product will cost you.
And at £3.65 for 300ml the money saving alone is not to be sneezed at.
Everyone should use a mouthwash just like we should all floss.
On that basis this is a product that should be in the bathroom cabinet of everyone.
It smells like the dentists mouthwash and tastes like it too which might put some people off but this is a medical mouthwash not a breath freshener it is designed to treat and prevent gum disease.
When I had my wisdom teeth out this was recommended and it really helped with the healing process.
The taste is described as mint but I am not sure this is the best description. Its a chemical mint at best. The ingredients say it contains peppermint oil. This is not a mouthwash which foams up when you gargle if thats what you want.
It comes in a 300ml bottle and you use the cap to measure out 10ml per time twice per day so it lasts 15 days. I just use it once per though so it last a month.
You can pick tis up from discount stores so although it looks more expensive than some other washes it is pretty ecomonical at 5 pence per use.
As an aid in the treatment and prevention of gingivitis, the maintenance of oral hygiene, inhibition of dental plaque.Also for use in post-periodontal surgery regimes to promote gingival healing.Useful in aphthous ulceration and oral candidal infections.