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After my visit to the dentist last year as well as investing in an electronic toothbrush and changing my toothpaste, I also decided that I would start using Mouthwash on a daily basis. To be honest before that I had maybe only used it a few times so this was quite a change to my morning routine.
I chose to go for this one over fellow rivals like Listerine simply as I had heard better things about this. With Listerine it seemed that there was a consensus of people that felt that it was too strong on your gums and as I was only just starting I wanting to ease myself in so I hedged my bets and went for Dentyl Mouthwash and on the whole haven't looked back.
I had a choice of a few different flavours including this mint flavour and a cherry flavour. It was quite a simple choice as I knew I couldn't go wrong with mint. It is a taste that I don't mind and also the same taste as my toothpaste and upon use of this product I can say that I have no regrets over choosing the Icy fresh mint flavour.
In terms of using this it is straightforward. The cup it used as the lid, so they tell you exactly how much you need to fill in and then you just gargle this in your mouth for a short while before spitting it in to the sink. Now on the instructions of the bottle it says that you will see the results from the mouthwash and there are these blue streaks in the liquid however to be frank I cannot tell if this is the excess contents of my mouth or just simply part of the initial liquid. So it is hard to tell how effective this product is.
So of course the price is always a factor and I purchased this from Boots, really due to convenience as it is opposite to my work. It cost me £4 and I think this seems to be the general price having had a scan at this product on the Tesco website. I am sure you may be able to save a few pennies if you shop around.
So just to add the little details for those of you that mind. This is alcohol free so no problem for those of you that do not want to consume any products with alcohol. According to the label it doesn't sting but actually I find that it does a little but it isn't really a convenience.
Overall I think this is a great product and the 500ml bottle lasts a couple of months which represents good value. I find that my mouth definitely feels more fresh when using this in combination with brushing my teeth and I do try and use it once a day but to be honest I don't always stick to this. I would recommend this really to everyone and strongly feels that mouthwash should be a product that is in your cabinet.
Dentyl is a good choice of mouthwash as it's alcohol free. I didn't realise this until I went to my dentist and she asked what mouthwash I used and I said Dentyl, which she was happy about, apparently the alcohol based ones can cause mouth cancers. I first came across this mouthwash a number of years ago at a friends when we stayed the night and really liked it and since then is the only mouthwash I would buy.
It comes in a sort of triangular shaped clear plastic bottle with a child safety screw cap. The mouthwash is rather unusual in that the liquid separates into too, so you have to shake it well to mix both the top and bottom liquids before use which activates the two parts. Then, use half a cap full to swish and gargle around your mouth. The mouth wash attracts and absorbs the bacteria and dirt laying around your mouth that causes bad breath and plaque and when you spit it out you can see the debris in spit-out, a bit disgusting but proof it works!
I don't use this mouth wash everyday perhaps 3-4 times a week so one bottle lasts a long time. I always use it after cleaning my teeth, usually in the evening before I go to bed. This mouthwash helps to fight plaque and protect teeth and gums, and according to the bottle gives freshness for up to 18 hours from one use. I'm not sure how true this is, but I usually use the mouth wash before bed and it keeps my mouth feeling really fresh all night long.
Dentyl is available in most good chemists and supermarkets, I usually buy it from or Boots when it is on offer. It's quite expensive for one bottle about £4.30 for 500ml, but if I can get it in a 3 for 2 offer then I'm pleased. I do really like this mouthwash so am prepared to pay that bit more, after all in the long run it could save me an awful lot of pain and money if it protects my teeth and stops me needing expensive dental work!
Dentyl comes in a variety of flavours. Icy Fresh Mint is my favourite as this has the sharpest taste and is super fresh, Smooth Mint is my second favourite it's minty but not as sharp as Icy Fresh Mint. I tried the Active Fresh Clove once and just found this a bit weird tasting so won't get that one again. There is also a Cherry version which I am interested in trying but havent seen it in the store yet and a Citrus version which sounds weird and I sure would taste weird after cleaning teeth with mint toothpaste.
This mouthwash deserves 5/5 it leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean, helps get rid of horrible tastes, for example if I ate something garlicky and provides all round dental protection for my teeth and gums. It's really good stuff!
I don't use mouthwash religiously but I always like to have a bottle in the cupboard for when I do feel the urge to use it or when my toothpaste has not left my mouth feeling particularly minty. As with most health products I am not brand loyal with my mouthwash and just tend to buy whatever is on offer which is how I ended up with this product - hard to resist at £1 from £1land.
The build up of bacteria in the mouth causes plaque which in turn can result in bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Dentyl pH mouthwash removes excess bacteria (up to 99.9% in lab tests) and debris from the mouth when you use it and you can see the results in the sink (literally.)
The mouthwash comes in a triangular clear plastic bottle with a blue lid. The liquid inside the bottle is in two layers of slightly different shades of blue. The label on the front of the bottle shows the product name and the label on the back explains the claims of what the mouthwash can do, as well as listing the ingredients and showing you how to use the product.
Dental pH is alcohol free which I personally really like as it doesnt leave a burning sensation in your mouth making you rush to rinse it all away with water, which I have experienced with other mouthwashes in the past. The flavour is described on the bottle as 'icy fresh menthol' - personally the nearest I can relate it to is the taste of an extra strong mint but not as hot (if that makes sense.) Anyway in my opinion it is a fairly pleasant taste and it does leave your mouth feeling and tasting fresh and minty for a good few hours.
Using the product
First of all you must 'activate' the formula by vigorously shaking the bottle until the 2 layers have mixed. You should then pour an amount (they suggest half a cup but personally I don't use that much) into the lid which acts as a handy cup, rinse for 30 seconds, gargle for 30 seconds and then spit in to the sink.
It is recommended on the bottle that you use this product twice daily, do not dilute it, and for not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after rinsing. You should of course not swallow this. Also it is worth noting that this product is not suitable for children under 6 years old.
As mentioned I picked up my 250ml bottle for £1 but I think that may be because they have changed their labels and this is the old packaging. However to give an indication the current Dentyl range is available in Boots for £3.15 - £4.38 for a 500ml bottle.
I like the fact that this product is alcohol-free and it is quite cool in a novelty way with the shaking to mix and seeing the results in the sink. The product is effective and does leave you with fresh breath and a clean feeling mouth. However I think you are paying more for the novelty effect and there are a lot of other mouthwashes out there which are probably just effective and a lot cheaper so I don't really rate this as good value for money if you are paying full retail price. I would buy this again if it was on offer but not at full price.
***Tip - make sure you wash the bits off the sink straight away after you have spat them out otherwise it hardens into nasty blue spots on your sink which take a bit of scrubbing to remove ***
This is not only a mouthwash which does an effective job clearing teeth and the mouth generally of all those nasty bacteria which do such a destructive job on teeth and gums. It is a gorgeous addition to the bathroom shelf.
To active Dentyl you have to shake the bottle and merge the two differently coloured liquids and only then do the thirty second rinse around your mouth. Some of the Dentyl mouthwashes, while still effective at doing their job, do not look so visibly appealing. This might be a rather superficial observation, but having such a pretty bottle to look at while putting serious effort into an oral care routine can be that marginal factor which encourages a girl to keep going to get the prize of healthier teeth and gums.
Which this product does deliver.
Like all the Dentyl family of mouthwashes, it proves it does a thorough job by leaving the bad stuff it gets off your teeth and gums in the sink, which can be unpleassant, but is very reassuring - especially when the amount of gunk reduces as you brush, floss and rinse properly.
It also tastes good and does not sting or dry the mouth.
This is a mouthwash were it is a good idea to shop around. Superdrug has this on offer at £2.99, wihle Asda will ask for £3.00 and Tesco £4.00. Boots is most expensive at £4.30, though it does sometimes do three for two deals which are when it is a good time to stock up.
Whichever shop gets your pennies, this mouthwash is definitely well worth trying.
I've spent a small fortune on extensive orthodontist treatment as an adult and I'm always looking out for products that will help keep my mouth healthy so thought I would try this mouthwash on my dentists recommendation that I use it. He didn't recommend this one, I can't remember which one he did - but it looked a bit boring in the shop next to the Dentyl PH varieties...
I was drawn to this in Boots partly because I like the colours and partly because I like the idea of seeing the results in the sink. Anyway it cost around £4 I think - I tend to buy a couple of them and some toothpaste in Boots as they have a buy two and get a third free on dental products - as a result it's not that expensive but I think when bought on its own and compared to prices of other brands it can be.
It's not that often that I'll admit that an advertiser is spot on but in this case, they really are. Used as directed you will see the results in the sink. Afterwards your mouth really does taste fresh and clean. It comes in a range of flavours but the Icy Fresh is my favourite. As the name implies the taste is minty and by no means unpleasant.
As a dedicated smoker and coffee drinker this mouthwash really has made a difference to how clean my mouth feels and helps keeps the stains away. I've stopped using other mouthwashes and just use this as it does the job so well.
I bought this for the first time from Boots, as I was going on holiday and wanted a fairly small, handy little bottle to pack in my (characteristically overflowing) suitcase. It's quite distinctive on the shelf - shaped like an archetypal test tube, which I'm guessing is intended to represent the 'scientific' approach to the product - 'shake to activate', 'kills up to 99.9% oral bacteria in lab tests', 'see the results in the sink'. The colours used are rather nice blues and purples, which correspond to the colours of the liquid inside.
I used it every morning and evening for a fortnight, (at which point it ran out). Brushed teeth first, then shook the bottle to mix. This is actually a bit fun (if you're slightly sad, like me, and enjoy shaking bottles and making pretty colours), and causes a uniform purple liquid to form out of the blue and slightly-less-blue liquids which, pre-shaking, sit next to each other very sedately and non-mixingly. It's the only mouthwash I've come across that has this 'feature', and I must say I liked it, purely for its entertainment value.
Examining its claims:
Claim 1 - icy fresh, exhilarating taste, which nonetheless doesn't sting.
It has rather a nice taste, minty and yet mild. I can certainly vouch for its claim not to sting - absolutely no burning here! As a rule however, I do prefer mouthwash to have a bit of zing to it, as it feels more refreshing and cleansing. The Dentyl doesn't have this, and I would, therefore, take issue with its claim to be 'exhilarating'. (But then, just how much exhilaration does one want from a mouthwash?)
Claim 2 - see the results in the sink.
I was a little concerned by this. I don't usually like to see the 'results' of my oral hygiene routine, and I wasn't really sure what was going to greet me after I'd shaken, rinsed and spat. I needn't have worried - it was basically just a small amount of blue particles. I'm not sure exactly what that's meant to signify, but for better or worse, that was consistently my 'results' for the duration of the fortnight.
Claim 3 - triple defence, which fights bacteria, inhibts bad-breath causing gases and helps fight plaque.
Despite the lack of 'zinginess', my teeth and mouth did feel very clean and fresh after using it. I'm fairly sure my breath continued to be fresh, too. At least, no-one appeared to be overcome by noxious fumes whilst in my company, and people seemed quite happy to hold normal conversations etc., so I'm trusting I can put a tick by that one! I can say that I had garlic on more than one occasion, and by the next day (after the evening and morning doses of Dentyl) couldn't detect anything lingering. So I'd say it does its job.
I should add that I usually use Dentiplus mouthwash, which isn't featured here on Dooyoo. I can highly recommend it - it's more zingy for one thing! However, I felt the Dentyl to be effective and pleasant to use, and will certainly buy it again, probably for my next holiday!
And for those interested....
Where to buy?
Most chemist/beauty shops and supermarkets, including Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco etc.
Ingredients (quoted verbatim from back of packaging)
'Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Aroma, Sorbitol, Sodium Saccharin, Menthol, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Phosphate, Limonene, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Cl 42090, Cl 60725. Contains Sodium Sodium Fluoride 0.05% (225ppm F)'
Thanks for reading this review - I hope it was helpful, and any comments (positive or negative) are much appreciated.
I've always had pride in oral hygiene and have always used mouth wash. I recently got braces fitted and when the orthodontist said I had to use an alcohol free mouth wash, I had only ever used Listerine and that contained alcohol so didn't know what to use.
I had stopped using my mouthwash but was unhappy as I didn't think my mouth was as clean, I noticed Dentyl when I was in the chemist one day and remembered I had seen it on TV and had visions of the advert when the girl is disgusted as you can see the debris in the sink, it was alcohol free so it was safe to use with my braces.
I tried it that night and I couldn't believe the results, what landed in the sick was utterly disgusting....had that actually come from my mouth?? I was so mortified I had to use it again to make sure all the debris was out. I looked in the mirror and not only were my teeth nice and white my braces were nice and shinny. Result, I was so happy even my boyfriend commented he would buy me mouthwash every day if he got a reaction like the Dentyl did.
How to use:
There are two layers to the mouthwash a pale thick liquid at the bottom half of the bottle and a thick darker liquid to the top. You need to shake the bottle (every time) to make sure it's well mixed when this is gargled in your mouth it lifts all the bacteria and food stuff in your mouth which would otherwise cause bad breath and plaque. Once you rinse out you see all the debris in the sink. It's actually quite shocking the bits you miss brushing with and I have an electric toothbrush.
Dentyl provides a tingly freshness but it's not bitter and stingy like some mouth washes and doesn't linger around too long this si because it's alcohol free.
It provides long lasting protection for up to 18 hours in a single use, it also helps to fight plaque, protect teeth and gums.
I always use the Blue Icy Fresh Mint Exhilaration as I think it has best results. I used the green smooth mint on holiday as I bought a small travel size and it was the only one available, although it provided the same results in the sink my breath wasn't as fresh.
Dentyl is expensive but it's well worth it. Supermarkets often do special offers try my supermarket.co.uk to see who is the cheapest.
Dental care and oral hygiene is very important to me and I have been looking around for a mouthwash that freshens breath, removes food debris, helps fight plaque, and lasts for a fair few hours after usage.
In Dental PH Icy Fresh I have found such a product. An added advantage is that it is alcohol free.
On the downside it is quite expensive at about £4.50 for a 500 ml container but if you are patient you will sometimes see a 2 for 1 or 3 for 2 offer in stores such as Boots, Superdrug and Savers.
Just shake the bottle to get all of the ingredients fully mixed and activated and then half fill the capsule lid and swill and optionally gargle the solution around in your mouth for about 15 to 30 seconds before spitting out into the basin. Do NOT swallow the solution.
Your breath will be improved by the icy mint flavour, small pieces of food debris will appear in the basin and the solution itself will have partly coated your teeth and gums providing you with some anti bacterial and anti plaque protection for a few hours thereafter.
This is quite a good product too if you ever have one of those really late nights when you arrive home so exhausted that you don't have the energy to brush your teeth. A quick 10 second swill of this stuff is a good option to at least offer some cleaning and protection against decay, plaque, and bacteria etc.
I have been using this and other Dentyl flavours for a few years and always found it to be a good product.
As with all dental/medical products alwyas read the label and consult with your Dental practioner.
This review also appears on Ciao under my name bella6789
I am quite a fan of Dentyl PH and am trying to check out all the different varieties or flavours that they do. I have tried a couple of other ones previously, namely the Smooth Mint and Icy Fresh Cherry versions. Unfortunately, thought I liked the Smooth Mint one, the Icy Fresh Cherry version did not really float my boat as it was very very mild and I was looking for a fresh kind of zingyness that you get with Cherry Tunes. So I was interested to see how 'icy fresh' this one would turn out to be.
There are two main reasons why I love Dentyl PH and choose it over other mouthwashes every time. Firstly, it is alcohol free. Alcoholic mouthwashes have been linked to mouth cancer and while this is not a proven link it has been brought into question about their safety. In fact, the idea of using alcohol to clean out your mouth seems rather odd and I have heard that alcohol is very drying which can make the growth of bacteria worse. Dentyl is, I believe, one of only two mouthwashes on the market which don't use alcohol. The second reason for which I, and I suspect many others, like this mouthwash is the way it works in that you can see the results in the sink to prove that this is an effective product.
Dentyl PH doesn't come cheap though. The standard size bottle is 500ml though one or two varieties come in a 250ml alternative. The 500ml bottles are normally just under the £3 or £4 mark dependent on flavour. The Icy versions tend to be £1 more expensive than the standard ones.
Dentyl comes in a tall conically shaped bottle with a dark blue safety cap. The cap is also where you 'drink' the mouthwash from. The liquid is a mix of colours. About 80% of the liquid is light blue and there is the other 20% which sits on top which is dark blue so it looks interesting to start with. As it instructs on the bottle you have to shake it to activate the formula which attracts the bacteria. When you do that the colours mix and go cloudy and then you pour into the cap until about half way. They recommend swishing for 30 seconds and then gargling for 30 seconds.
Then is the interesting bit when you spit it out. The liquid itself comes out a pale watery blue but within that, all the bacteria that was within your mouth comes out stained dark blue so if there is loads of flecks of blue when you do this it means you haven't yet brushed your teeth for a while and there is decaying in your mouth or that it has got rid of some extra bacteria that your toothbrush couldn't deal with. I tend to find that when you first buy a bottle there isn't much room inside for shaking so the liquid doesn't mix that well the first few goes but hang in there and you will see results.
As for the taste, though I am not a mint fan, I am used to it in oral health care products and was expecting this to be very sharp and fresh but again I was disappointed. It is more mild than icy though this will not put me off. I think this is probably my favourite of the range so far.