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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.
Last year I suffered from a crop of mouth ulcers which showed no signs of going away. Having changed my toothpaste in case this was a factor, my dentist advised me to give Corsodyl a try as it can supposedly treat mouth uclers as well as gum problems.
The mint taste is quite strong, although it's by no means as intense as the likes of Listerine. I can successfully swill this around my mouth for around 25 seconds whereas most mouthwashes only last about 10-15 seconds before I feel the need to evict them from my mouth. Based on this, I'd say that it's not a bad choice if you find Listerine too strong as I don't have big problems with the strength of this one.
I usually use mouthwash after cleaning my teeth but this is a habit that I've had to get out of since using Corsodyl as toothpaste reduces the effectiveness of the mouthwash. I must admit that I don't always remember to go back at a later time to use the mouthwash after cleaning my teeth so it can be annoying if you don't have much time to spare and need to do the two tasks in quick succession.
This is not a cheap mouthwash unfortunately. A quick check on the Boots website tells me that it currently sells for £3.65. As I am watching the pennies at the moment and haven't been told that I need to use this mouthwash for gum problems, I doubt that I'll be re-buying at the end of the current bottle purely due to the price factor. I never see it on offer in my town for some reason so it is quite expensive!
Obviously it's difficult, if not impossible, to say whether a mouthwash is doing its job as claimed. I'm not using this mouthwash for gum problems and my dentist has always said that my gums are in good health so I can't comment on how it might work for this. As I said, I bought this in the hope that it would tackle some persistent mouth ulcers. I now believe those to be stress-related but I must admit that I have not experienced so many mouth ulcers since using this and those that do occur generally clear up more quickly than before. I always feel that my mouth is clean after using this mouthwash. This is not always the case with cheaper brands so I'm assuming that this is because it's targeted at people with oral health issues.
As a child, my parents would always tell me that I'd have to brush my teeth or the sugar bugs would come and pull them out. This method seemed to work a hell of a lot better than they anticipated because since then, I've had quite the obsession with oral health - my worst point being when I would brush my teeth for 20 minutes 3 times a day. I now brush 3 times a day for a few minutes at a time, but I still have a running obsession with mouthwash and floss. People tend to think the more your brush, the healthier your teeth are, but after years of suffering from an eating disorder and years of brushing for long periods of time, the enamel on my teeth has become somewhat sensitive and I need to do my best to take care of them and make them stronger. The one product that has helped me greatly is Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash.
Corsodyl isn't just like any old mouthwash. It isn't just going to freshen your breath and make your mouth feel a little bit cleaner. It isn't going to make your sink a pretty colour when you spit it out and it isn't going to look like an alcoholic drink in the bottle. What it will do however, is strengthen your teeth and gums, fight off disease and infection all the while keeping your breath minty fresh!
The mouthwash comes in a brown, plastic bottle that looks very medicinal. The simple white plastic cap doubles up as the measuring cup for your mouthwash and can screw on and off with ease. The label round the bottle is mainly green and white with the Corsodyl brand printed across in red and navy. The front of the label tells me that the bottle contains 300ml of product and explains that this mint mouthwash helps treat gum problems.
The back of the label provides me with a lot of information on what Corsodyl is, how to use it for the best results, the ingredients, possible side effects and contact information for the company. All of this can be found online, but I will sum up a few things I think should be mentioned.
The label states that for best results, you aren't to use this directly after brushing your teeth. This is because the toothpaste creates a film over your teeth and the mouthwash can't work properly. You're best to wait at least 5 minutes after brushing before using this mouthwash, and I usually have a drink of water in that time too.
There is also a warning that Corsodyl can cause temporary staining of the teeth and tongue, but this is nothing to worry about and will disappear when you stop using the product.
When you unscrew the cap you'll see a 10ml marking to show you where to fill the product to and you'll notice quite a strong, minty scent. When you pour the liquid into the cap, you'll notice it's just a clear liquid and the minty scent will become stronger - so much so that I was actually taken aback the first time I used it. The label instructed me to fill the mouthwash up to the 10ml mark and then swirl around my mouth for 1 minute, then spit. When you first pour the mouthwash into your mouth, you'll probably be surprised at how strong the mint actually is and the initial tingling will seem rather unpleasant. I actually couldn't last the whole minute the first time I used it due to the odd sensation in my mouth.
I continued to use the mouthwash twice a day after that and quickly got used to the tingling sensation and strong minty taste. After a year of regular use, I barely even notice the strong taste anymore and there is no tingling. My teeth feel much stronger now and I haven't had any issues with sensitivity or bleeding gums. I've also been lucky enough to avoid the staining I was warned about and I still get regular compliments on my teeth - even the torturer at Edinburgh Dungeons commented on how pearly white they are!
The minty smell lasts a while in my mouth and when used at night, helps fight off the dreaded morning breath. Sometimes I even wake up with the minty taste still in my mouth. You won't be suffering with stinky breath whilst using this powerful stuff, that I can promise!
A 300ml bottle lasts me roughly a month, with some members of my family occasionally stealing a capful or two! I expect to pay anywhere from £3-£5 for a bottle and it can currently be found in Boots for £3.99. I think this is a fairly reasonable price for something that works so well. You aren't only getting fresh breath, but your oral health is improving day by day and that is always something to shout about.
- improved oral health
- good value for money
- strong taste, keeps the breath minty fresh for hours
- can be somewhat uncomfortable to use for the first time
- possibility of staining the teeth/tongue
This has rapidly become my new favourite mouthwash, none of the artificially coloured luminous stuff I see on the shelves in boots anymore. They can't be good for the teeth! I highly recommend that anyone who cares about their oral health gives this a try, you won't be disappointed.
Thanks for reading!
Last year I had a terrible time with toothache. After 28 years successfully avoiding the dentist all but a handful of times combined with a diet of sweets and energy drinks finally catching up with me - resulting in a tooth just cracking in half.
Naturally, I did nothing. Until that was I got seriously bad toothache. It got worse week on week, but I was staving it off with painkillers and manliness until even my most manly man power, Aspirin, Paracetamol, Codeine and every remedy I could find on the internet (cucumber? don't bother, didn't work) couldn't help and I made a trip to the emergency dentist.
After the trouble tooth was yanked out, to add insult to injury, the dentist told me off. My teeth are not that bad, I brush them daily and use mouthwash - but they are fighting a loosing battle against the terrible food I eat, and my dentist made me well aware of this. If I didn't take more action more toothache and sleepless nights were on their way.
She told me to brush more often and use a stronger mouthwash. At the time Corsodyl was on offer for about £3 so we gave it a try.
A big thing you notice when you rinse your mouth out is just how intense it is. When you spit after sloshing it about for about thirty seconds it seems to flush all the bad stuff out of your mouth. (bit gross this bit, look away) I use mouthwash after brushing, and even after brushing once I spit using this, a load of bits and bobs and muck are dribbling down the plughole. Its an oddly satisfying sight to behold.
What you notice first though, as you put a capfull of this in your mouth (as directed) is how intense it tastes, its almost painfully strong. Its advertised as 'mint' but a more accurate description of the flavor would be 'URGRHRGRHRGRHG...oh that tastes a bit minty'. Like with the spit at the end, and although the taste is strong, its satisfying having something you can feel strip all the bad stuff from your mouth. Although it tastes as I imagine Moonshine to taste, you feel it working. As its moving around your mouth you can feel it getting in the nooks and crannys and chips and cavities and its quite an invigorating sensation. As someone who was told to take better care of their teeth this was a welcome sensation as I could feel it was helping me stay clear of the dentist for a while yet.
The feeling after you've used this is pretty intense. Its so strong you're mouth really is tingling - on a few occasions I've struggled to sleep when I've used this before bed as I can still feel it tingling for a while afterwards. Used in the morning, its great. I like a mouthwash and/or toothpaste that lasts giving me the longest possible fresh breath and this did the trick.
I used this mouthwash for a few months late last year - we bought a couple of bottles while on offer and when we went to get it one week and it had gone up in price (to almost £5), we stopped buying it. My tooth problems had cleared up and although it does a great, specialist job - value for money wise it doesn't seem like a cheap enough product for day to day use. Its quite a small bottle (300ml) and when two people are using the 10ml twice a day as suggested, it lasts about 2 weeks. Since we shop to a budget, we aim for value and only buy items like this when needed, like if we have teeth problems. Our usual mouthwash of choice is Sainsburys own brand for the pure fact it less than half the price of this and twice the size - about a months worth of mouthwash for under £1.50.
Corsodyl is recommended by dentists and is generally considered a good mouthwash as it fights gum disease and can be used to treat dental problems - and as in my case good for helping stop the things which cause toothache - and these are its 'says on the tin' qualities, and I can say it works.
For now I am not using it, due to not really being able to afford it - but I have upped my dental hygiene game so hope to stay away from teeth problems for a while yet, but if the do return I'll be splashing out on Corsodyl in no time.
Totally recommended if your having teeth or gum problems.
Full marks in terms of how well it works, 2 for value for money. I know on average that would be 3 but as this really helped it gets 4 stars from me.
I bought this after having problem with my gums (mouth ulcers and sores) and milder mouth wash didn't work. It cleared it up and kept the problem away. It should be used after consulting your dentist as it is very strong and on the product it does say not to be used for children under the age of 12 and I fully support that as it would cause problems if swallowed by mistake. I had to use this every day for about a week but saw significant improvement after just one day.
Corsodyl contains chlorhexidine, which is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. The bottle comes in 300ml and costs around £4 ish (I bought mine from boots) Before I used this product I used to use a product called Oraldene which is a pink mouth was and it is slightly weaker as it can be used for children 6 and over so I would recommended trying that product before you try Corsodyl unless specifically requested by your dentist.
Normal Corsodyl dose not taste very nice so I was glad that they made a mint one because it makes it taste a lot better and treating your gums a lot nicer.
It does say in the instructions that it can cause browning of the teeth because of the chemicals in the mouthwash and I did find that it coloured my teeth slightly but after using whitening toothpaste this cleared pretty quickly.
I have over the years tried countless remedies for mouth ulcers, unfortunately I suffer with them constantly and I not only get one but normally 4-5 at a time. I like to use a mouthwash alongside other remedies particularly when I get mouth ulcers in awkward places, sometimes bonjela will just slide off.
I have used the normal Corsodyl for years but more recently I spotted this on the shelf at Asda. A bottle contains 300ml and costs around £3. Corsodyl mouthwash like other similar products contains chlorhexidine, which is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent, it has several uses it can help prevent the build up of plaque on teeth, it helps to kill the bacteria that is associated with sore throats and the bacteria that may infect or irritate mouth ulcers. It can also be used to treat oral thrush.
What I like about Corsodyl is it comes in a plastic bottle, I have in the past used Oraldene which is in a glass bottle and on two ocassions I have managed to break the bottle. There is a white cap at the top which has a single line inside to measure out 10ml of the mouthwash you can then simply rinse the cap and place back on the bottle.
With Corsodyl it can react with toothpaste, so it is recommended that you don't use it at the same time as brushing, or you brush your teeth and rinse with water then wait 30 minutes before use. You then need to rinse with 10ml of mouthwash for a minute. I find that 10ml of mouthwash is a little much for me so I use slightly less. The mouthwash has a rather pleasant taste compared to the original, it is minty fresh but not too overpowering. After using it my breath felt really fresh and my whole mouth felt really clean. It also provided moderate relief for my mouth ulcers, after use the constant stinging subsided. You ahve to use this twice a day. It also recommends that after your mouth ulcers have healed you use it for a further two days.
The only problem I have had when using this is it does tend to distort your taste. This does pass a few hours after use. There are other side effects which I haven't experienced which include staining of the teeth which it advises will disappear after use, a burning sensation on your tongue and peeling of the inside of the mouth. Again the side effects may not be experienced by everyone, I certainly haven't had any in the time I have used it.
I would definately buy this again, it is really plesant to use and leaves your mouth feeling really fresh and clean whilst speeding up the healing process of mouth ulcers.
It feels strange saying this, but Corsodyl is a proper mouthwash, I do sometimes feel like some of the mouth washes on the market are designed to look great, to taste nice or to be cheap and accessible, Corsodyl is different, from the first time my doctor recommended I use it for mouth ulcers I realised it was a serious product and use it whenever I have mouth problems.
What does it look like:
To fit with the professional image, it is fairly boring, there is no bright green or pink liquid, simply a 300ml plastic brown bottle with a white plastic lid, which you can take off, it is child proof so concentrate or you'll struggle. The bottle top doubles as a measure to ensure you know exactly how much Corsodyl to use at any one time. The label on the bottle is fairly bland too, with a green colouring and the words 'Corsodyl' in blue, it doesn't stand out at all, there are ingredients on one side of the label and instructions for use and the usual medical warnings on the other side.
Where can you buy it:
You can buy Corsodyl in any decent supermarket or chemist, we buy ours in Boots, as my other half gets her boots points, a 300ml bottle can set you back £3.99 when we bought some last week the bottle was on a 3 for 2 offer, so it can work out fairly reasonable if you stock up all in one go.
What flavours are there:
The bottles come in 300ml or 600ml sizes, there are also 60ml sprays, which I have never used. The product comes in the mint flavour which we use and which I am reviewing and the original flavour, which is a bit more industrial and doesn't really have a describable taste at all.
What is it supposed to help with:
The product is designed to help with bleeding gums, irritated gums and mouth ulcers, I have had it recommended by doctors and dentists, it is one of the best products on the market for helping to treat and repair gum damage, it is also good for fighting plaque and other dental issues, it is great for your breath also, but this is more of a medical mouthwash than a social one and this shouldn't be the reason to buy Corsodyl. It is also designed for Oral Thrush, which I have no knowledge of but sounds a bit nasty, overall it's a product which fights problems in your mouth and from my own experience with mouth ulcers it does a really good job.
You shouldn't drink tea, coffee or red wine an hour before using as this can discolour your teeth and gums and apparently affect the working power of the product, you can also expect that your tongue might change colour for a small amount of time, mine never has, but be warned it says it on the box.
How to use:
Simply fill the cap with 10ml of Corsodyl and have a really good 5 minute gargle if you can, do this twice daily and you will find the product has a lasting effect on the area which is hurting.
I love this product, I don't use it all the time as I think it is better saved for the times when I have mouth ulcers as I almost feel it has a stronger effect if it blasts them from nowhere as a surprise almost. The product looks boring and in many ways it is, it does its job quietly and effectively, the mint flavour isn't too strong in fact you can't come away wanting to drink this, you simply want to use it because you know it is reliable and works well.
I would recommend this to anyone with oral problems, it always works for me, and in conjunction with Bonjela is the only product I absolutely trust for oral problems, it does have to be used as part of a routine to work and doesn't work immediately but I have had this recommended on several occasions by both doctors and dentists and I trust that this means the product is a cut above most other mouthwashes on the market. Easy to use, available on special offer, professional and fast working, this is the best 'proper' mouth wash on the market for me.
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.