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I picked up a travel sized bottle of Dentyl Clove mouthwash to try from Boots. It was under a pound and I was curious about how the clove would taste plus I always wondered about that two coloured liquid which separates itself inside the bottle - how the heck does that work then?!
I just swigged a small bit out of the little bottle, don't worry, it was only me using it and no one else so I can get away with this terrible habit as no one is watching and it hurts no one! I am not one for gargling as I am scared I'll choke or swallow it so I just swished it around my mouth a bit.
It actually tastes quite nice. I won't be scared of clove any more. I think I was expecting it to taste heavily of garlic, not something you want to smell of first thing in the morning eh? But I think I mixed up my cloves there!
This is a very reasonably priced mouth wash priced £1.20 for a bottle sized 100ml in Superdrug at the moment.
I would actually buy this again without hesitation as it worked really well for me. It tasted OK and left my mouth feeling nice and clean, everything I want from a mouth wash in fact. I used this morning and night and suffered no ill effects from the product so I am happy to recommend it to others.
A lot of mouthwashes I've tried tend to burn the hell out of my mouth, leaving you with a horrible feeling for at least a few hours, yes they get your mouth clean but is it real worth enduring 30 seconds of eye watering, stinging pain as you swirl an evil looking brightly coloured liquid round your mouth. Listerine is particulary bad at that, I bough some recently and it just about blew my eyeballs out my sockets it was that bad, needless to say that went right in the bin.
I spotted this dentyl mouthwash in my local tescos, I recognised it as mouthwash my mum had at home so I had a closer look. The bottle is a triangle sort of shape with a white screw top lid. The bottle contains 500ml of mouthwash and the liquid itself is in 2 separate layers, pink at the bottom (this takes up about 3/4 or so of the bottle) and blue at the top, this gives the mouth wash a very unique and funky look. The bottle says dentyl active in large letters on the front and underneath says plaque fighter. The mouthwash claims to kill up to 99.9% of oral bacteria and give long lasting breath freshness. The mouthwash is also alcohol free so it shouldn't sting or burn your mouth, these seemed a good idea to me after still being traumatised by my listerine experience.
This mouthwash currently retails for £2 in tescos (normal price £3) so it is not the cheapest mouthwash out there, but its certainly not the most expensive. In other supermarkets and shops you can expect to pay between £2 and £4, but it is often on offer so it pays to shop around.
The mouthwash is fresh clove flavour, I have also seen smooth mint flavour (green and blue coloured liquid) and according to the dentyl ph website you can also get it in minty citrus flavour. These 3 flavours are part of the "Plaque Fighter" range, they also have the "Complete Care" range which is available in icy fresh mint flavour and icy cherry flavour, this range claims to work in 6 ways to care for your mouth and gums and is available for an extra pound in tescos. There is also an ultra cleanse range which is available in fresh mint flavour, this has added bicarbinate of soda which helps to protect enamel. Then there is the relatively new enamel restore range which comes in icy fresh mint flavour, this contains 2x the fluoride and claims to help restore enamel. The details of each of these ranges are available on the website http://www.dentylactive.com
The mouthwash must be vigorously shaken before use, this is to combine the two layers of liquid. They mix together pretty easily and the liquid goes sort of sparkly when you mix it which is really cool. The lid on the bottle can be used to measure out the mouthwash, the bottle suggests you use half a lid-full and rinse it round your mouth for 30seconds twice a day. The smell and taste of the mouthwash is vaguely clovey and nicely minty. Rinsing it round your mouth is a pleasant experience and thankfully it does not burn your mouth at all. When spitting the mouthwash out you can see the results in the sink in the form of small blue bits, I guess this is all the ming thats been removed from your mouth!
I would definitely recommend this mouthwash, especially if you think that all mouthwashes have to sting and burn to work! I found this mouthwash helps keep my breath fresh and will hopefully help me avoid too many trips to the dentist :)
This is a great mouthwash as it consists of two different phases which you shake to mix. This makes the mouthwash fun to use and the unique formula is a nice touch!
The clove flavour is what I would describe as spicy and invigorating. It's a nice and pleasant taste and it leaves you with fresh breath and clean teeth. I use the mouthwash two or three times per day to make sure that my mouth is clean and that no debris is left in between my teeth. One capful of the mouthwash is all you need and I suggest swigging it around your mouth for a good minute to give the formula time to work. Don't forget to shake the bottle first!
The moutwash leaves my teeth and gums feeling fresh and clean. The spicy aftertaste is pleasant and the mouthwash leaves me feeling confident in the knowledge that my breath smells fresh and minty. Yum!
The unique formula "pulls" debris from your teeth and you can see the debris in the sink, which can be quite shocking! I never realised how much debris was laying in between my teeth until I started using Dentyl PH!
This is one of my favourite mouthwashes but I only buy it when it's on offer as I refuse to pay nearly £4 for a bottle of mouthwash!!!!
Half price or BOGOF isn't too bad I suppose!
This Dentyl mouthwash is probably one of the more well known brands out there and so a couple of years back I decided to try it after seeing a decline in my oral health due to pregnancy. I still use it to this day and find it very effective at cleaning my teeth post brushing. Priced at around £2 its on the middle scale in terms of price but I'd say definitely worth every penny! You shake the bottle vigorously to activate all of the ingredients and then use about half a lid full and swish for 30 seconds atleast, making sure to get it all around your mouth then finish off with a gargle and spit it out. You see the 'dirt' from your mouth in your sink, and it really surprises me even to this day! I'd say the taste is like marmite though - you either love it or hate it. But I happen to like the clove :) Dont worry, there are other flavours too for you clove haters. So refreshing and leaves my teeth feeling clean, I'd say the best in its price range! 10/10 :)
I am not a big fan of dentists. Okay I'll go one step further, I would rather feed a wild lion meat in the back of my car, than stop off at one of those places. Those of you who have read my reviews in the past will know just what a phobia I have of them. For that reason, it is imperative I do all I can to keep my teeth free from decay and my gums healthy too.
Although I brush regular, I can't say I'm a big 'flosser' or somebody who uses mouthwash. That was until I saw this on offer recently at £2 a bottle - although its real retail price is between £3 and £3.50 for the large 500ml bottle. You can of course get a travel size too.
I bought it because it was advertised as being alcohol free and so that my children could use it. All are over 6 now so can use the mouthwash without a problem.
The mouthwash is different to many other mouth washes out there. Not only is the bottle distinctive but the ingredients are too. As you can see two layers.
The active formula consists of two phases, 'a water-based antibacterial stage incorporating bacteria fighting ingredients and an oil-based solution with natural essential oils that have to be shaken well before use'. The Clove flavour mixed has a deep pink kind of colour.
After the ritual shaking of the bottle I gargle with 1/2 a cap full of this 'magic' liquid, and then it is time to spit out. The results are remarkable. Not only do you see all the 'bits' of nasties in the sink, my mouth felt also felt so fresh.
Also because there was no alcohol or mint, it did not feel too strong and did not dry out my mouth. Just the thought of being able to see these bits in the sink was reassuring. I was no longer going on what the manufacturer said happened. I could actually see the results myself.
I am told by the manufacturer that it 'powerfully lifts plaque from teeth and gums' and also killls 99.9% of oral bacteria. I have no reason to disbelieve their claims. When I run my tongue over my teeth and gums they feel so much cleaner.
So would I recommend this 'potion'. Without a doubt. Hopefully it will keep me away from dentists for years to come.
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I love clove!
I was first introduced to the taste by my Dad whose favourite 'sookie' sweet was Clove Balls. Small hard red and white striped boiled sweets that you bought by the quarter from a jar. You can still get these in specialist confectionery shops but you now most often encounter the taste in an apple pie or in a nice fragrant rice. I hadn't seen a clove flavoured mouthwash before so when I saw this on offer in Tesco earlier this week at 2 x 500ml bottles for £3, I didn't take much persuasion.
As well as being attracted by the clove flavour, I was attracted by the container whose shape reminded me of Bunsen Honeydew and his permanently nervous assistant Beaker from The Muppets. This mouthwash comes in the shape of an Erlenmeyer Flask in which Bunsen would heat various chemicals, invariably blowing up the hapless Beaker. Priceless TV!
And finally, the third thing that attracted me was the fact that this red coloured mouthwash has some blue mouthwash at the top of the tube. This blue liquid also features at the top of the green minty varieties and reading through the blurb, it seemed I was required to shake this mouthwash before use to allow the red and the blue liquid to mix. How exciting! Would I need a fume cupboard? Would anything froth out of the top? Would the resulting product be safe to swill? I didn't know.
Nervously that night, I entered the bathroom, psyched up to conduct my bedtime experiment. I grabbed it, I shook it----- it went a greyish shade of purple and I poured half a capful and swished it around my mouth.
The bottle label announced that this was a Plaque Fighter. As I held it in my mouth I imagined there was a helluva battle going on in my mouth.
Would the plaque be defeated or would some remain to multiply and fight another day?....... I don't know.
Would 99.9% of the oral bacteria it claimed to kill all perish?..... I don't know.
Would the remaining 0.1% be so virulent as to do me lasting damage?.... I don't know.
There is so much I don't know.
This is an alcohol free mouthwash, so it didn't burn my mouth; the taste of clove was definitely there, but not as strong as I had imagined or dared hope it would be. It performed as a mouthwash should perform and my mouth did feel nice and fresh as I toddled off to face my nymphomaniac wife (well, actually, I made that bit up - after a certain age we have to rely on our fantasies).
As I lay there, reflecting on my mouthwash experience, I felt satisfied but not elated. I visualised the store where I had bought it and in particular the huge amount of shelf space now given over to products we don't really need - a whole aisle for biscuits and sweets, another for crisps - yet more for fizzy drinks.
In the hypochondriac's delight section that is Pharmacy or Health or whatever they call it, there were probably at least 20 different colourful mouthwashes. Most of them were minty flavoured so I was pleased I had tried this clove flavour. It had added something to my day. This in itself was rather sad.
Sleep beckoned and I drifted off to The Land of Nod - to sleep, perchance to dream - of happy childhood days with my quarter of clove balls sticking to the paper bag, stuffed into the pocket of my khaki shorts. I don't think they had invented mouthwash in those days. Halitosis isn't what it used to be.
I have always tried to take good care of my teeth, mainly because I fear the pain of toothache and the sound of the dentists drill. If you've read my recent reviews you'll know that I recently invested in an electrical toothbrush and have since vowed never to go back to using a manual brush again. However, for a number of years now I have also ensured that I use a mouthwash in addition to cleaning my teeth to ensure that every last bit of plaque causing bacteria have been removed! Although I have tried many brands of mouthwash, the one that I keep returning to is the Dentyl pH range and it is one that I have been using regularly for around 4 years now.
The mouthwash comes in a range of flavours and the one being reviewed today is the "refreshing clove" variety. This mouthwash certainly stands out on the shelf! It comes in a triangular shaped bottle with a bright pink coloured liquid in it. The unique feature of the Dentyl pH range is that the mouth washes consist of two parts - the main part which is the mouthwash and in this case is coloured pink. On top of the pink liquid is a blue coloured liquid. In order for the mouthwash to work it's magic the two components need to be shaken together. The text on the front of the bottle claims that no other mouthwash works in the same way and I believe they're not wrong there! It also boasts to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and give up to 18 hours of fresh breath.
I use this daily after brushing my teeth, both morning and night. Before doing so the bottle must be shaken vigorously to allow the two coloured liquids to mix. The really pretty pink liquid then turns into a murky grey colour but don't let that put you off! I then fill the cap to half full and then rinse it in my mouth for 30 seconds and then gargle. The mouthwash has a pleasant aniseedy taste that is quite sweet. Unlike some of the mouthwashes I have tried this doesn't burn the insides of your mouth or your tongue, probably due to the fact that it doesn't contain any alcohol.
After gargling I spit this out into the sink and this is the point at which I am always amazed. The unique formula actually acts to pull away bacteria and debris that may have been missed whilst brushing and that can cause bad breath, plaque and gum disease. The results quite literally are seen in the sink as what I can only describe as clumps of stringy bits! These bits consist of the bacteria and debris that have stuck to the active ingredient and show that the mouthwash is actually working. I think this is great and even after 4 years of using this the novelty of it has yet to wear off!
Seeing the stringy bits isn't particularly pleasant but has encouraged me to spend some time cleaning my teeth and tongue thoroughly and over the years I now see fewer clumps in the sink. I think this would also be a great way of encouraging young children to work on their brushing technique. After using this my mouth feels tingly fresh and the pleasant aniseed taste remains for a while too. My breath feels fresh too which is great. The mouthwash is suitable for adults and children over the age of 6.
Overall I am really impressed with this mouthwash. Not only does it look really funky on the bathroom shelf, it works in a novel way to leave my teeth feeling clean and my mouth fresh. It is a little pricey, coming in at £3.00 for a bottle but the results are definitely worth it and the product can often be found on offer which is when I tend to stock up!
I really like this mouth wash. Lets face it brushing teeth is a chore not a fun thing to do. After a long day at work or getting up early for work the last thing I want to do is stand in the bath room brushing teeth! However, when I get to use this it makes tooth brushing suddenly more fun.
To make it even more fun - see who can get the least "Bits" in the sink after swilling!!
The mouth wash separate when left to stand and it needs to be shaken before use. The taste of it is not too strong like some mouth washes and it doesnt burn like some others do too. After you swill and spit you will see the "Bits" in the sink that have d=come out of your mouth. I always have a competition with my partner to tey and have the least "Bits"!! He usually wins :-(
This is quite pricey and you can part with £2.99 but it will last the month, well maybe less if you are sharing it!
Even as an adult this is good to make brushing teeth time more fun!!! So for kids it must be great too! There are a few different colours and favours to try and all are good and not too strong or burning!
You really feel clean teeth after this and a fresh breath so I recommend this everytime!
Dentyl ph Clove Mouthwash is something that I buy on a regular basis, and this is my preferred choice of mouthwash.
I really like the fresh clove scent and although it is pretty strong, it is not in any way off putting.
It has a funky two tone colour of pink and blue, you need to shake the bottle quite vigorously in order to activate the mouthwash, after shaking the two colour mix into a purpley colour. It also looks quite greasy in the bottle, however it does not feel greasy in your mouth...... ewww!!
This mouthwash claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria. Along with brushing, I would say that it does as it says, after doing the gargle/swish routine for 30 seconds or so, I spit into the sink and straight away I can see all bit's in the sink.... now a bright pink colour that, brushing alone has missed! It's quite disgusting when you think about it really!
The flavour is brilliant for people who find the minty ones a little overpowering, it simply leaves your mouth feeling nicely refreshed.
The colour's will separate again after the bottle has been left to settle and you will have a layer of pink along the bottom and blue at the top.
I have noticed towards the end of the bottle there always seems so much more blue to pink left but rest assured it still works in the same way, I have also noticed that it tends to get quite cloudy towards the end at times, but again it still works perfectly.
This mouthwash is a bit more costly than other's but it is definately worth paying the extra.
Expect to pay around £2.60 - £3.00.
I usually get it in Asda, but I have seen it available in most supermarkets and shops such as Wilko's/Savers etc.
Sometimes you may even be lucky enough to find it in Poundland.
I was never a fan of mouth washes because i always found the taste of them unbearable, they tasted so disgusting i just didn't want them in my mouth. But when i saw Dentyl on special offer in Superdrug i thought i'd give mouth washes one more go and i'm glad i did. First of all i liked the look of this mouth wash, the mix of purple and blue colour that is has just looks so much more appealing that other standard boring mouth washes. It also has a cap that is easy to twist of and use that doesn't give you any problems.
The mouth wash itself works wonderfully, it is particularly good at giving you fresh breath and the freshness lasts for hours! I use Dentyl mouth wash after brushing my teeth to get rid of any left over plaque that i've missed and i just swill it around my mouth and gargle it for 30 seconds or so and then spit into the sink. What i love about it is that you can see everything it has removed in the sink, so you know it's done the job. This mouth wash also helps fight off gum disease i and have to say my gums do always feel really clean and healthy after using Dentyl.
It also tastes minty and nice and is not too strong at all. It was developed by dentists so you know it's got to be good! A 500ml bottle is normally about £3 but it seems to be on special offer quite regularly. You can get smaller sized bottles of it too which i find handy for when i'm travelling.
I highly reccomend Dentyl mouth wash, it's the best one i've tried!
Dentyl is a mouth wash that claims to kill up to 99.9% of oral bacteria and after using it I have defiantly noticed the difference compared to my usual brushing routine.
As you are walking up the shopping aisle browsing through the oral health care you are bound to notice this mouth wash as it is quite distinctive. The bottom layer of the liquid is bright pink and the top layer is blue, it baffled me how they are separated and don't mix.
Dentyl is said to remove bacteria and debris that can cause bad breath, plaque and gum disease from the mouth. Well the only way to find out is to test it.....
USING THE PRODUCT
After brushing and flossing the fun of shaking begins. You need to shake the bottle until the colours blend to form a shade of purple and then just rinse and gargle as you would normally do.
This mouth wash is pleasantly surprising as I was expecting it to blow my mouth off considering the level of cleanliness that it promises. But the refreshing clove flavour does not do this at all. In fact it's hard to believe that it is a mouth wash from the taste. It's very neutral and even after rinsing for a minute it does not cause any uncomfortable feelings in your mouth from the flavour. Some mouth washes I find are just too minty.
Once you place the bottle back down the purple colour will separate and turn back into the original pink and blue.
This is when you see the benefits of this mouth wash. When you spit the mouth wash into the sink you will see bright pink elements to it, this is all the bacteria and debris that just brushing your teeth leaves behind. I was quite shocked as I brush and floss but after using this product I've seen that this is obviously not enough to completely clean my teeth.
And my mouth feels incredibly clean afterwards, I have nice bright teeth and minty fresh breath.
You are recommended to use this twice daily and not to eat to drink for 30 minutes after rinsing.
I always see this product offer at buy on get one free or half price but usually you can expect to pay around the £3 mark,
Even though this product costs a little bit more than some other products that are available on the market the results are just incredible. And you can't put a price on a nice clean smile. I would rate this 9 out of 10.
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Dentyl PH clove mouth wash was on offer recently in one of the main supermarkets so I thought why not give it a go. The clove version of the mouthwash is a bit different to some of the more minty varieties and I think you either love it or hate it.
When I bought this, I paid just £1.49 for a full sized plastic bottle of the mouth wash. I think thats great value as it was about half the normal selling price for this. I got 500mls for my £1.49 which is a good amount of mouth wash.
When you first get the Dentyl PH clove mouth wash you need to break the seal on the lid. This is simple but needs a bit of light pressure applied to each side on the flat panels provided. Once you have pushed and twisted enough, the seal comes apart and the mouth wash is ready to use, almost.
Before you use the Dentyl PH Clove Mouthwash you need to shake the bottle a lot to mix the two parts of the wash properly. If you shake it well the blue section will mix with the lilac/ pink section and become cloudy. If you don't mix enough the mouth wash has an oily feel to it.
Don't panic if this happens just shake again and the mix will go cloudy and mix as its meant to. When this happens the two parts of the wash are mixed enough for you to take the bottle and pour about half a capful into the lid section.
Once thats done I make sure I gargle with this and swill it around my mouth for as long as I can bear it. After a short time the mouth wash seems to thicken and you can feel this. At this point its time to spit it out and see the results.
Its amazing and a bit horrifying to see what comes out when you have used this. It really works well to clean and clear debris from your teeth that you didn't know was there.
One thing thats good about this is that it does not sting my mouth too much. Other mouthwashes can do, but this one has not done so. The clove taste is a bit odd and at first I didn't like it at all, but I am coming round to getting used to it.
I think that this has been a good buy for me, but I do like the mint flavoured mouthwashes from this range more. As this was half price I think value was good and I would buy it again at the same price.
Superb stuff this Dentyl PH. Not only does it leave the mouth feeling extra zingy fresh, it actually works too! You can buy it from all leading supermarkets and the price is usually between three to four pounds.
I tried it a few years ago. It had made an appearance in the bathroom cabinet and I was captivated by the multicoloured liquid inside. Curious, I had to shake it up of course to see what it did! The mixture starts to bind and the colour all flows into one deeper purple. Looked fab, so I tried it out.
The idea is to use it as a mouthwash, it is supposed to shift unwanted residue on the teeth, get to those hard to reach areas and also protect the teeth in the process my preventing build up of plaque and decay. I used a capful of the stuff then swilled in around the mouth for about twenty seconds. It does not matter if you swallow some, it actually tastes quite cool, so I could cope with that! While swilling, you will feel an icy fresh sensation rippling in the mouth. Like a dozen ice cold milk bottles sliding back and forth over the teeth and gums. It is most refreshing and the scent of cloves is potent and alarmingly enjoyable.
The best bit comes when you spit it out into the sink. The mixture seems to produce dirt from within the mouth and this can be seen in your spat out mouthful. Nothing more fun than examining the contents of your mouth in the sink. Yucky maybe, but good to know that the wash is doing a job. It kept my mouth fresh till lunchtime, the teeth felt very clean and the product also made me feel more alert. I rate it highly, though I am not sure I could get into the habit of using it everyday, but as an on and off treat, it does a good refreshing job!
I love it when I have brushed my teeth and my mouth feels nice and fresh, and I often use cheaper mouth washes, or ones that are on special offer, as I like to save money as we all do and I think mouth rinses or washes can tend to be a little over priced at times, although more of them do the work they are supposed to do perfectly for the money, I just think they are a little expensive at times with some brands, but this well known brand is what I spotted in my local store for only £2 on special offer and so I decided to buy it.
It comes in a transparent bottle with a screw off top, the shape of the bottle is triangle shape, the liquid inside is 2 colours, pink and blue, the pink is at the bottom of the bottle and the blue is at the top and all that is needed is a quick shake before use and it mixes together, the wash has a very nice taste, it is kind of minty and it is not too strong, it is mild enough for my mouth, as I just do not like a mouth wash that kind of stings the mouth or burns it, I prefer a milder one but with a strong taste, and this one is perfect for me.
The size of the bottle is 500ml, which is a good size and it is easy to use, all that is needed is to half fill the cap with the liquid and gargle for about 30 seconds, I use mouth washes twice a day and sometimes even more if I am going out, and I have found this one leaves my mouth feeling nice and fresh, I feel that this one has worked to kill the bacteria in my mouth and it does help fight plaque and when it is being rinsed in the mouth or gargled, it does release any food debris that has been left on or around the teeth after brushing and it is for me just that little extra cleaning for my teeth to make sure that they are nice and clean, as I often do have a little debris left behind, and this is the food etc that causes the mouth to not be so clean.
This is also kind to my gums, and although I do not have problem gums or any gum disease, this has never made them feel sore or any irritation for my gums, it has been nice and mild for them and suited me perfectly.
The amount in the bottle does last a long time and used after twice a day, this mouth wash does make the teeth stronger and most of all it works, and the taste I love and I think this is a very good quality one, it looks attractive in the bathroom and for the reduced price that I paid for it, I think it is extremely good value for money too.
This also freshens the breath to leave it nice smelling and although I do not suffer from bad breath, I think this one would be nice for anyone to try who does suffer as I think the smell is a long lasting one and nice and minty for a breath problem.
I have been very pleased with the results this wash gives to both my teeth and mouth and I recommend it for people to give it a go as I think they would not be disappointed at all.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
PROS: Interesting concept for a mouthwash with dual layers of liquid which have to be agitated to combine. The flavours are nice and not over-bearing like some mouthwashes can be. Attractive looking product, the colours are bright. Can see that the product is working when you spit it out in the sink. Easy to gargle; doesn't foam up when gargled.
CONS: After agitating the mouthwash just once to mix the two liquids, it starts to take on quite a cloudy horrible appearance which is not so attractive when you come to use it. Other major drawback is that it is quite expensive, well over £3 a bottle I believe. The product is very gimicky: you are drawn in by the fact that it has the dual liquid system and the fact you can see the residue in the sink.
Overall a good product IF YOU CAN GET IT ON OFFER (Tesco quite regularly have it on offer) but at regular price, it's not worth the money.