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I started using Dentyl pH Oral Care mouthwash around a year ago after seeing an advertisment on the television saying how effective it was at removing plaque.
This made me want to try it and my first impression was how attractive the bottle was, also the contents.
There is a different colour liquid on the top so you have to shake it thoroughly to mix it and then drink a capful.
I enjoyed the taste and it gave me a numb cleansing feeling in my mouth and around my teeth.
When I spat the mouthwash out into the sink I could actually see the plaque and was quite surprised at how much could accumulate in my mouth.
After continued use of this product my teeth are always plaque free and it is very good value for money.
The bottle lasts a good few weeks and it is the best mouthwash I have tried so far.
Im really big on oral hygiene, and before I used this I had been using aquafresh. When it came time to buy some more, I saw that this one was on buy one get one free at Tesco, and so I thought I would give it a go. The instructions tell you to shake it well, and you really have to! It seperates it into two very distinct layers, so you have to give a really violent shake to get the two layers to merge. The top is quite hard to remove the first time - I had to get my neighbour to open it for me - but once its been open its pretty easy to get into. You can feel the mouthwash really cleaning your teeth, and when you are done your mouth feel so fresh. The flavour is okay as well. It tastes more like cherry cough syrup, but it still tastes quite good to me.
In a bid to improve my oral hygiene and take it up a level from regular brushing of teeth and gums, I decided to buy a mouthwash to complement my cleaning.
Years ago I used to use Listerine, but having not been too keen I have stuck with the 2 in 1 toothpastes and to a degree they do seem to do the job.
What made me opt for this Dentyl brand was the fact it's cherry flavoured, and not the usual run of the mill mint that seems to dominate the market.
So what makes this any different from 'regular' mouthwash's?~
The dentyl brand stand out on the shelves because they have a two tone cleansing effect. This particular flavour has a rich, ruby red coloured liquid on the bottom part (about 2/3's of the mouthwash) with a purple layer of mouthwash on the top.
To use the mouthwash correctly you must vigorously shake the bottle so the two colours mix into a cloudy pink colour.
Price and packaging~
The packaging is nothing spectacular - the bottle I bought is 500ml's and comes in a tear drop shape. The bottle is a clear plastic so the contents are visible and the plastic lid (which is blue for anyone that is desperate to know) is child proof and doubles as the measuring cup.
This product isn't cheap and I paid £2.89 whilst on offer in Superdrug, however it normally retails at over £3.50 but if you shop around you will probably find it cheaper.
Does it work?~
I first used this on an evening. I had visited my dentist that day (who did actually recommend trying this) and he advised to use 30 prior to brushing or 30 minutes after as if used directly after like many people, including myself had always done, actually washes the fluoride away so defeats the object of brushing.
Anyway, lecture over with - as stated I used this in the evening around 8pm, following the instructions and mixing the contents until cloudy. I poured the required amount into the lid and proceeded to rinse around my mouth for 30 seconds before a quick gargle, then spit into the sink.
The blurb on the bottle promises that you can see the results in the sink, and I must admit rather than just pink liquid there were small, darker 'blobs' which were clearly visible - yuk!
My mouth felt really clean and zingy fresh instantly and I was impressed it has to be said. I cleaned my teeth just before going to bed around 2 hours later, and my mouth still felt like I had just used the mouthwash. So far so good.
What really impressed the most however was the morning after. When I woke up I didn't have that 'morning breath' taste in my mouth - all I could taste was cherry menthol! This really is a product that lives up to it's promises which makes a change.
Would I recommend this?~
If you are looking to try a new mouthwash then yes, but if you are not a fan of cherry flavoured things then it's not recommended! The first thing you notice on opening the bottle is the cherry aroma (obviously) which is quite strong but the menthol is equally present. Its very reminiscent of the wrigley's airwaves chewing gum in the same flavour, so if you like to chew that particular flavour then you will love this.
The consistency of the mouthwash is typical to other brands in the fact it's quite watery, and though the price is quite steep it does last for quite a while so does work out to be purse friendly in the long run.
*Does not sting (even when I used it when having a bad throat it helped soothe and didn't sting at all)
*Kills up to 99.9% oral bacteria
*Contains Zabactyl and menthol
*Not for children under 6 years old
I'm really glad I tried this brand and am very impressed with the results. Not only does it make my mouth feel healthier and clean but it leaves a pleasant cherry/menthol taste several hours after using.
There are a few different flavours in the Dentyl range and I've got my eye on trying the Clove one next.
this is a product that is both very useful, an ample substitute for the powerful Listerine and a little bit of fun!
it comes in a 500ml bottle so there is plenty of mouth wash to share with a family of 4 (which i have). it has a blue top. to get it off you have yo squeeze light on the two smooth oval patches on either side and twist. the advantage with that is that there is far less sticky bits of the liquid to cling to your fingers!
the liquid itself is actually divided into two colours. the top colour which fills around fifth of the top is a see through purple colour which is obviously lighter than the bottom liquid. it sits and wobbles around as though it were oil on water. The bottom half is a pinky red color and also see through.
so the 'fun' here comes from the fact you have to first shake the bottle well so that the two cleaning liquids mix before you rinse your mouth. you pour the liquid into the lid until it is around half full and rinse well gargling too for around 30 seconds.
the flavor is a very appealing cherry and you have to be carefull with little ones as it is actually very very nice and they may want to swallow it - not a good idea!
i much prefer this because not only is it a bit of fun for the kids but it inst very powerful feeling like Listerine which tends to feel as though it is stripping off bits of your skin! it really does have a much nicer taste than the other mouth washes around and the end result after is also very nice and probably the nicest also.
A big fan of the Dentyl Exhilaration Icy-Fresh Mint mouthwash, I decided to branch out and try the Cherry flavour as well since they were on a 3 for 2 offer at the time. I'm now slightly torn between them, as I love them both.
While Cherry may seem like an odd flavour for a mouthwash, it actually leaves your mouth feeling surprisingly fresh thanks to the menthol that it contains. I would describe the taste as not unlike cherry flavour cough/sore throat sweets, but less sweet, and alot milder. I hate cough sweets personally, but I love this mouthwash, and was thrilled to discover when I was suffering from a cough and sore throat, that gargling with this mouthwash seemed to alleviate the symptoms a little - an unexpected but welcome quality!
**So what's the big deal with these mouthwashes?**
For me one of the biggest attractions to this mouthwash is that it is alcohol free and feels alot gentler than others, meaning that unlike things like Listerine, I can actually keep it in my mouth for the recommended amount of time and gargle with it - there is no stinging with this mouthwash at all! Furthermore, since alcohol is apparently associated with oral cancer, alcohol free mouthwash, in my opinion, can only be a good thing.
The second thing that really makes this mouthwash stand out from the crowd is the fact that you can really see all the bad stuff that you are spitting out, and whether it really be more effective than other mouthwashes or not, seeing the results in the sink definitely makes you feel as though you've done a good thing using it, and makes the price tag seem a little less distressing.
The appearance of this mouthwash is also quite unique, consisting of 2 layers which you must shake to activate (hardly important but it's definitely a prettier mouthwash than others). The first problem I found with this was that the first couple of mornings, being still half asleep, I forgot to shake, and without shaking it seems pretty useless. Also, as you approach the very end of the bottle, there seems to remain mainly just the one layer, meaning the last couple of uses of the mouthwash don't seem to me quite as effective as previous uses. However, I love this mouthwash so much that I can live with that tiny annoyance.
**Is it worth the £3.99 for 500ml or £2.99 for 250ml price tag?**
The 500ml bottle is definitely better value so I would always choose this over the 250ml. Nonetheless it is still quite a bit pricier than other brands and so I tend to stock up when it's on offer. However, for me it's worth it even if I have to pay full price. To find a mouthwash that I can happily keep in my mouth without any discomfort, and that still leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh, is quite rare. I highly recommend this product!
Dentyl PH Icy Fresh Cherry Mouthwash
Description: Brand: Dentyl PH / Type: Mouthwash
We bought this a couple of weeks ago for the first time in our local chemist. We paid £2.50 for a 500ml bottle, you can also buy this product in supermarkets. I wasn't sure about the flavour as am used to traditional mint flavoured mouthwashes, but am now a convert!
This mouthwash looks really funky, it is half red and half purple and you have to shake it before use. After using, it settles again and the colours seperate!
The flavour is really good too, it is very cherry like (imagine that!) and actually quite delicious. This makes it much easier to swill it round your mouth and not want to spit it out immediately.
It doesn't burn your mouth the way that some mouthwashes do either, so would be good if you were looking for something less tingly that some brands.
This is a really tasty mouthwash that may surprise you by being nicer than you would expect. Despite the fact that it is fruity, it also manages to leave your mouth feeling really clean and fresh, without burning.
I do recommend that you try this brand, I will definitely consider buying it again, my only criticism is that it is more expensive that lots of other brands, which may put me off a little, but it does taste yummy!
4 stars because of the price.
Dentyl PH Icy Fresh Cherry Mouthwash is a really wonderful oral hygiene product. Although the idea of "Icy Fresh Cherry" as a mouthwash flavour may seem a little unusual, it is actually absolutely delicious. The bottle is aesthetically pleasing and the mouthwash itself is really long-lasting and leaves the user with a really refreshing and outright delicious taste in their mouth. Also, the whiff of this stuff every morning is pretty intense, and really wakes you up. (Might seem a bit of a strange point I know but hey, its definitely worth pointing out!)
The only irritating things about this, are that you have the shake the bottle with great vigour before each use, which can be an uneasy addition to your early routine. (Especially if you're not a morning person!)
Also, the bottle means it is difficult to fit into many of the World's smaller bathroom cabinets, which lead me to have to place mine on the sink, where it sits uncomfortably next to my sponge.
Either way you get really good value for your money with this exhilirating taste sensation of a mouthwash, at just under three points for a 250ml bottle of the delicious stuff, you can't really afford to miss out on this. I am of course, talking to the refined, hygienic people out there who actually use mouthwash, and not you other filthy plebians who just give your teeth a scrub on a morning and move on! Bah!
Either way this is an excellent, high-quality and notably economically viable product and I strongly recommend it. Give it a try!
My favourite mouthwash has always been Dentyl PH so I was quite annoyed when, amidst a contamination issue health-scare several months ago, all Dentyl PH was removed from the shelves and there was a product recall of all Denyl PH. This meant I had to search out something else to use. I didn't know much about what other mouthwashes were or weren't good so just picked what happened to be on offer in Superdrug on that day.
I ended up with Colgate's mouthwash which was, I feel, awful. So I was really glad to see Dentyl PH back on the shelf, having with great difficulty endured two big bottles of Colgate. The flavour range was much the same with the addition of a new Citrus variety which didn't particularly appeal and I noticed that the design of the bottle had been updated, most likely to mark a fresh start for the brand. Having never been a big fan of mint and one who tries to avoid it if possible as it makes me feel a bit nauseous, though I accept that it will turn up in most mouth products, and is something to which I am accustomed, I am glad to see that Dentyl is offering alternatives to mint, namely the Citrus, Clove, and Cherry varieties. I had tried the Smooth Mint beforehand as it was on offer, but I decided that I would like to try the Icy Fresh Cherry.
The bottle still retains its original shape, similar to the shape of a flask in a chemistry lab at school. Each flavour has a distinctive unique coloured look to the bottle. This one is very girlish looking actually bar the blue twist top. It is a mid pink with purple at the top. On the front there is the claim 'to kill up to 99.99% bacteria', which I always think is a bit of a get-out clause when companies put 'up to' in their claims as it could mean just 0.1%, but that's a whole different topic.
On the back there are usage instructions including filling the cap half-way. This I feel is not necessary as it means you go through bottles awfully quickly and they aren't cheap to constantly re-buy (just under £4 I think) so I normally just use a quarter or third of a cap-full. They also recommend gargling it but I have never quite managed to catch on to this.
I love the colours on this. The special idea about Dentyl is the special suspension formula they use meaning you have to shake the bottle before use. When static there is a 30% section of purple liquid at the top and the rest is dark pink. Once shaken to activate the formula, then it turns a slightly cloudy pink. This always looks like a nice special effect but it is said to be this that makes it work in this special way.
The smell of this is quite interesting. I was expecting it to be quite zingy and sharp but it very much smells sweet, and quite strongly, as I can often smell this even if the bottle is just on the counter closed. What this reminds me of is something like a cherry Chewitt or something of that nature.
When I first took a gulp of it, I was very surprised. What I was expecting, and what I had been hoping for, was the sort of fresh cherry flavour of Tunes, with their strong menthol kick that make you feel really clear and zingy. This was a really non-descriptive flavour and tasted more like some kind of bad Ribena knock-off than the 'icy-fresh cherry' promised, so I was a tad disappointed. For those, who don't like strong flavours this could be a positive point I suppose.
In terms of product effectiveness I would rate it as good as with the other version I have tried. When you spit out the product into the basin, you can see the bacteria that you have expelled from your mouth, as the little dots are stained a darker colour so you can gauge exactly what it has done.
I do love the Dently range. Firstly, for the fact that I can see whether they are working for me just by looking at what comes out of my mouth, secondly, for the fact that this is I believe one of only two mouthwashes on the market that don't contain alcohol, and thirdly, for the fact that these flavours aren't so disgusting that I can't keep them in for long enough for them to actually work.
So, in summary, I would whole-heartedly recommend the range in general, but stick with the other flavours, unless what you want is really Mild Cherry as this would be a more apt name for it.