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In the past I have hated using mouthwashes... I tried Listerine (a recognised and popular brand must be good?) I was wrong... After a week my mouth was in pain... ulcers, sore gums and lips and thats ignoring the unpleasant chemical taste while using it and then putting up with the aftertaste.
This product however is much, much better. For a start it tastes fantastic... (a little too good, I kind of want to drink it (maybe not perfect for kids?)) I've been using it for weeks now without any pain, discomfort or problems. The adverts say that you can "see it work" as it colours some bits in and when you spit it out you can see them in the sink... To be honest I'm a bit sceptical its actually food or bacteria, possibly just spit? I don't know.
Since using it I have noticed that my teeth feel smoother, my mouth cleaner in general and my breath stays fresh for a couple of hours after using it so that's great too.
oooh, I almost forgot, it even looks cool on the bathroom shelf!
I have always been someone who has to use mouthwash after brushing my tea as my mouth just doesn't feel clean without it. I also rinse my mouth with mouthwash after every meal if I am at home just to help keep my gums and teeth healthy.
I wanted to try the Dentyl mouthwash for a while after seen an advertisement for it where it showed them shaking it to mix the colours which I thought was pretty cool and different for a mouthwash. I used to buy whatever was on offer and when I looked for this in the asda I saw it was £3 and wasn't willing to pay that much. I bought it from savers for £2 as it was on offer and I have since bought it at that price from asda. When it is reduced I do buy 2 to stock up on it as the next week it will back to full price and as much as I love it I am not willing to pay £3 for something I swirl round my mouth and then spit down the sink!
Other people have mentioned several flavours although I have only ever seen the two in the picture above and I always buy the blue and pink one - fresh clove. Basically you just shake the bottle up and down to mix the two colours together. Once they have mixed you pour some upto the line inside the cap and swirl it round your mouth for about 30 - 60 seconds. It isn't a strong burning taste like some mouthwashes so you can keep it in your mouth for longer. Once you have finished spit it into the sink and see the results! You can see all the plague in the sink that it has removed from your teeth and gums that brushing missed. This for me is the best part as it makes my mouth feel so much cleaner and I know that plague isn't on my teeth and is now the sink. A couple of times I have had to rinse my mouth with water as some of the mouthwash mixed with the plague sticks to my tongue which isn't very nice.
For me its the best mouthwash I have tried. It cleans my teeth and I can see the results. It tastes great and isn't overpowering. I am only giving it 4 stars though which is purely down to the price. At £3 it is expensive and I have seen it at more than that in other shops. Cheaper than that though is great and I do always look around for bargains and see if I can spot it cheaper any where else.
What is this product?
This is Dentyl mouthwash, a product which promises to freshen your breath but also has a unique formula which somehow manages to grab onto the little bits of food, etc left behind after brushing and brings them out into the sink! It also promises to kill 99.9% of bacteria in your mouth. These two combined (removing food and bacteria) are what fend off bad breath.
What is great about this product?
It has a nice, fresh taste, not overpoweringly minty or chemical tasting as some (such as Listerine) can be. I like the colours of the product and you can clearly see them mixing when you shake the bottle. Finally, as the advert says "the proof is in the sink" (or something like that!). When you spit out the mouthwash, you will see bright green lumps in your sink which is the little bits of food left after brushing. It does what it says on the tin.
What is not so great about this product?
It is more expensive than others on the market and I personally find it somewhat aggressive. My husband still uses it and likes it so from time to time I use it too, but I always start to get mouth ulcers when I use it. I think the whole "killing 99.9% of bacteria" is where it fails for me. I think a certain amount of healthy bacteria is essential for a healthy body. Also, as I use an electric toothbrush, I don't find there is very much to see in the sink so it feels a bit expensive when I don't really need the extra thing it does.
Do I recommend this product?
Yes and no - it is effective, it does do what it promises to do, but for me I don't really need it and find it is a little over clean. I would say if you can buy it on offer and give it a go, do.
I purchased this mouthwash for the first time after getting my lip pierced and had been told it would be good to keep the bacteria levels down in my mouth which would then allow my piercing to heal properly and quicker. And it meant I didn't have to swill salt water round my mouth as other people had suggested, EW!
So, I honestly bought this as it looked cool and interesting compared to all the other one colour non-glittery contestants on the shelf. I went for the smooth mint one as my favourite colour is green and mint seems like the standard choice of what you would like your breath to smell of..
I took it home, brushed my teeth for the suggested amount of time of 2 minutes and then shook up the Dentyl bottle to mix together the two sets of ingredients/colours I could see separately in the bottle, they mix well and easily and you are encouraged to use the cap as a measure for how much mouthwash to use.
I popped it into my mouth and was pleased to taste that this wasn't a very strong mouthwash which would over-power my senses as others I had used before had. I swilled it around my mouth and then came the moment where I spat it out into the sink.. I was disgusted!
Strange little clumps of food debris/plaque/something had formed in the bright green colour of the mouthwash and were just sitting in the bowl of the sink.. I figured I must just not be brushing my teeth properly so I took another cap full of mouthwash and rinsed again.. this time it came out with less debris.
I have now been using this product for a few years and find it really useful to show how successful your teeth cleaning regime has been as now I have invested in an electric toothbrush I see far far less debris in the sink after using my mouthwash..
Give it a try for yourself and see how clean your mouth really is!
Sainsbury's were doing this on offer BOGOF just after they first came out on sale, I remember watching the advert thinking 'Why will they not show us what was in the ladies sink', after all the lady in the advert used it and seemed ashamed of the results after spitting! It took me back to my school days when we were all told to brush our teeth then given the little pink tablet to chew that showed up the food etc still visible on our teeth!
I couldn't wait to try this, I bought the clove one purely because it was pink and blue and a better colour than the green, I love clove sweets (probably not the best thing to admit on a mouthwash review but never mind!) How horrible could it be? After vigorously brushing my teeth, I shook the bottle to mix the two ingredients, and have to admit I did watch the bottle to see them separate again, yes I know I need to get a life! After shaking again, I measured out a capful and popped it into my mouth; I swished it round and round giving it time to do its magic, then after a tense few moments, spat it into the sink to see the results.........a bit disappointing if I am honest! There were pink bits of......I don't really know what, I am not sure it was food or plaque as it wasn't the right consistency. I didn't get up close and personal with it I just washed the sink round and put it down to experience. I have also tried not brushing my teeth before hand and using it and there was not a great deal of difference in quantity of specks left in the sink afterwards. This also leads me to think it isn't actually food stuff.
The taste isn't unpleasant, after all I like cloves, it's not over powering like some brands, but it didn't stay with me for that long either. I am not sure how good this mouthwash really is, I think the whole two ingredients is just a bit of a gimmick to get people to purchase it. It worked for me but now I have finished my two bottles, I can't see my buying another one, not even if it is on offer!
One of the perks of visiting your parents for a holiday is that you don't have to pack too many towels and bathroom essentials - Especially when we go to my parents - I it's not the freshly cleaned towels it's the on tap toothpaste and mouthwash, and, if needed the drawer of samples and spares (Thanks for the toothbrush I did actually forget mum..... :)
Whilst I was there I decided to try out a few new products, not just for review but also to see if I can find something better than what I already use. Mum and dad must have been shopping when there was a BOGOF because they had the two flavours of these currently in use - One is a mint and the other is a clove....
The product itself states it is alcohol free, gives you up to 18 hours fresh breath and will show you visible "bacteria and debris" It is sold in 500ml bottles for around £3 which I feel is pretty good value for money as it doesn't appear to go down a huge amount each time you use it (Be aware that this is a little more expensive than other mouth washes). Dentyl claim that you can see the bacteria and debris that was around your teeth coming out in the sink, now, I agree you can see something but I'm not sure if it really was "debris"
The product works by shaking and mixing the two parts together to form an emulsion which you then swill around your mouth and spit out - Much like any other mouthwash. Does it taste nice? Well, the mint one does yes, but the clove one, beyond horrendous. I warn you now, unless you are partial to chewing a clove avoid the pink one. I used it one morning, then quickly went to cover it with the green but could still taste it that evening..... Not nice at all.
The product claims not to "sting" and I would agree. I would imagine this is due to the no alcohol formula that the product has. It doesn't leave you with that, sometimes painful, tingle in your mouth, especially around your teeth.
I think this product works well, it makes my mouth feel clean, the green mint one tastes great, but the pink leaves some to be desired. It leaves my breath feeling fresh - No moments of worry when getting up close and personal! Would I purchase it myself? If I'm honest, not if it wasn't on offer - I think you get just as much from other mouth washes that are cheaper although perhaps not as funny (Yes, my little brother and I did the really gross thing of looking at what was in the sink... Sorry to share that....)
What you would expect from a mouthwash, nothing to really wow but (other than the pink clove one) nothing really dire.
What makes this mouthwash different from the others is it's two phase formula.
Dentyl is made up of two phases which, when shaken, work together to lift the dirt and debris from in between your teeth, leaving you with clean fresh breath. Dentyl PH is available in various different flavours but my favourite flavour HAS to be the clove flavour, which is pink and blue in colour. You HAVE to shake the mouthwash first to ensure that both phases are thoroughly mixed, otherwise the mouthwash won't work properly. It is easy to shake and the phases do mix easily.
Dentyl PH is a great mouthwash. The flavour are great, they not only taste great but they're refreshing too. The mouthwash "lifts" the debris from in between your teeth and colours them so when you spit out the mouthwash you can see in the sink what has been removed! This can seem a little yucky but it's surprising how much dirt lies between your teeth and at least you can see for yourself that the mouthwash is working!
After using Dentyl PH my whole mouth feels cleaner (and fresher) and my teeth and gums feel healthier. The mouthwash leaves me with fresh breath all day long and it has a mild formula so it's really gentle on both teeth AND gums.
Dentyl PH is expensive, averaging at around £4.00 per bottle but it's usually on some sort of offer and if you only use it twice daily, as directed, it will last you around two to three weeks.
Following a recent visit to the dentist and the inevitable reminder to clean my teeth better, I decided that I would heed the advice and, to help me on my quest for cleaner teeth, add a mouthwash to my teeth cleaning regime. I have used mouthwashes in the past and been put off by their strong flavours and slight alcohol taste so knew I needed to be careful about the one I selected. Dentyl pH mouthwash appealed to me because it did not contain alcohol and I had heard of it previously, remembering the advert that told me that you could see the evidence of this working in the sink after use.....intriguing! I purchased a bottle in Smooth Mint flavour but it was also available in Fresh Clove and Minty Citrus, but I didn't really fancy either of these! These are all part of Dentyl's 'plaque fighter' range.
The mouthwash comes in a plastic bottle with a white screw cap which also serves as a cup for using the wash. The bottle is almost triangular in shape and through it you can see the mouth wash, which is separated in two parts - the majority is the bottom layer which is a light green and the top layer is a clear blue colour. The bottle boasts that the mouthwash kills up to 99.9% of oral bacteria, lifts plaque from teeth and gums and provides a fresh mouth feel. A 500ml bottle costs around £3.50.
To use, you need to first shake the bottle to mix the two layers together. You then pour a capful and place in your mouth. I usually swill around my mouth for 30 seconds, gargle for a further 30 and then spit it out. To me, the taste is actually pretty pleasant for a mouthwash. The lack of alcohol means that there is no harsh taste or slight burning feeling. It is a soft minty flavour that does leave my mouth feeling fresh. On spitting into the sink, there are lots of dark green 'bits' in the liquid - this is the 'evidence' of it working but it is actually pretty gross (and a nightmare to rinse away all those telltale signs!). For me, the only evidence I need is a plaque free and fresh feeling mouth! I would say that the effects of this are good. I use it twice a day, after brushing, and my teeth look and feel a lot cleaner. They have much less visible plaque and the teeth are left feeling smooth if you run your tongue over them.
This is a good mouthwash that really does freshen your mouth. For me, the winner is the no-alcohol content as it tastes much nicer and less harsh. As part of your teeth brushing regime, this does help you maintain fresh breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy. One of the better mouthwashes I've tried (ignoring the gross bits in the sink...!).
A few years ago I was an avid Listerine user, does a great job but I found it very strong and just like the advert on tv it blew my head off!
So I needed something milder yet still effective like the Listerine range.
I opted for Dentyl (partly because of the price - you've gotta go for the special offers haven't you!)
The two tone colours of the wash intrigued me too so I didn't hesitate and opted to buy.
The next morning I gave it a go, reading the instructions, so first I shook the bottle as instructed, and watched on as the two green colours combined.. I would imagine this would be quite fun for kids to use to see the colours change, but as I don't have any children, I was the one having the fun!!!
I swished and swiled for 30 seconds and spat out, and to my surprise many bits had formed, meaning I could see the bacteria and nasties that were in my mouth! It left a minty and fresh sensation in my oral home, and I will definately continue using this product in the future!
I'd never tried this mouthwash before, but it was on a buy-one-get-one-free offer last time I went shopping in Tesco, meaning it cost £3.00 for two 500ml bottles.
Although this was the main reason the mouthwash appealed, it also looked good because it made the following claims:
* it kills up to 99.9% of bacteria to give long lasting fresh breath
* it is developed and recommended by dentists
* it powerfully lifts plaque from teeth and gums
* it is alcohol free so doesn't sting or dry your mouth
* you will be able to see the results in the sink
When you look at the mouthwash in the clear bottle, you can see there are two different coloured liquids in there, the majority of it is green but it has a layer of blue at the top. Before using the mouthwash you are supposed to give the bottle a good shake to mix up the two colours, then fill half the cap and rinse round your mouth for 30 seconds. You are then recommended to gargle (I always struggle with this though and can only manage a few seconds!), then spit the mouthwash into the sink and you'll see the results.
Further recommendations are to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using this mouthwash, to avoid swallowing, and it is not suitable for children under 6 years. It is also advised that the mouthwash becomes cloudy after use and that this is normal.
My experience with this mouthwash is a bit mixed really. I found it tasted minty but not pleasant at all, although it didn't sting or feel uncomfortable. It just didn't taste very nice. The minty taste doesn't last very long after using it, and I can't say it keeps my breath fresh for any longer than other nicer-tasting mouthwashes.
The process of using it is simple enough, and I think psychologically you feel like it's working because of the mixing of the active ingredients, and also because when you spit the mouthwash into the sink you can see blobs of green which is supposed to be extra food/plaque/nastiness that the mouthwash gets rid of. To me it just looked like coloured phlegm (sorry to be disgusting but it's relevant to my review!), and I wasn't particularly convinced that this mouthwash lived up to its claims.
I think overall I would use this mouthwash again if it was on offer and worked out cheaper than the others on the shelf, but I won't be going out of my way to use it and given the choice I'd rather have one that gives longer lasting results but doesn't taste so vile.
My dental care in the morning involves 3 things brushing, flossing and mothwash. I have been following this routine for the past 3 years. I realised that if I don't start taking care of my teeth that I would end up having to pay huge amounts for dental work and I also want to keep the teeth that I have. Our teeth are supposed to last us until death, or so they say.
I don't have any brand loyalty when it comes to mouthwash and I tend to to go for well known brands when they come on special offer. I had seen the commericals for Dentyl on TV and to me the mouthwash looked a really artifical and not medicinal. The mouthwashes come as a graduated coulour difference and you have to shake the bottle before using it. The colour changed when you shake it. I think that the colour difference comes from some particles being suspeneded in the liquid.
My dad had got the mint one for £1. When I first uesd it I thought it was quite fun. The bottle is shaked and then I use the lid as a measing cup before gargling for at least 30 seconds. I don't rince my mouth with water or eat anything for at least 30 minutes after using the mouthwash because otherwise all the floride will get washed out and there is no point in havign the mouthwash.
The mouthwash has a very mild minty flavour and it isn't very strong at all. It is a weak minty flavour and the freshness doesn't last for ver long. It doesn't give a deep enough clean as I would like and I have found other mouthwashes to be better at removing plaque than this one. I think though that this is really good one for children as it is mild.
Overall this is a good mouthwash for children and those who want a weakish mouthwash but it is not good for those wanting a deep clean.
For the most of last year, I suffered with a rather nasty abcess in my mouth. Whilst waiting for treatment, I started using mouthwash for a variety of reasons, the main one being that I tried to keep my mouth as healthy as it could be to prevent further pain and inflammation to the abcess.
My mouthwash of choice has been Dentyl active if I get a choice in what is bought. It is quite expensive at over £3 for a 500ml bottle. I usually prefer to buy when on offer as a bottle will only last a couple of weeks when used twice a day.
The mouthwash comes in a variety of flavours, but being a minty person, I usually opt for the fresh mint variety.
Packaged in a clear bottle with two tone coloured liquid which acts as the unique selling point for the brand.
The mouthwash is different from many other varieties due to its wide advertising campaign of seeing the effects in the sink.
To use you are required to shake the bottle before pouring half a cap full and rinsing for thirty seconds. Gargle for a further ten seconds and spit into the sink. You should be left with dark clumps of the coloured liquid which shows the extra removed food and bacteria from your teeth and gums.
The first time I used this mouth wash I was quite disgusted at what was removed from my mouth as an extra to just brushing my teeth. As I have gotten used to using the mouthwash regularly, I realise that it acts as a good aid of removing more than just the brush does.
I did wonder whether it was just a marketing ploy to get you to spend more money on a branded mouth wash, but since I have been using it, I have realised that minute food particles that obviously get stuck in my teeth have been removed when using this.
My breath feels fresh after using, and whilst the bottle claims to keep breath fresh for up to 18 hours, I wouldn't agree with this at all. My breath in the morning is sadly just as awful with or without using this mouth wash the night before.
What I particularly liked about using this mouthwash compared to other brands is that the flavour is very gentle, and I don't feel as though I have taken a quick swill of a strong shot of sprits after placing this in my mouth. I don't get any tingling feeling after using so it doesn't feel as though I have put anything awful in my mouth.
As with many mouth washes this one isn't suitable for children and should never be swallowed, although I think in small doses it wouldn't do you a lot of harm if accidentally swallowed. You would get an overdose of flouride for one thing.
Overall this mouth wash is slightly too expensive for my liking, but for peace of mind of doing the best for my not so great in health teeth then the money is well spent.
I have been using this product for some time and it is often on offer in supermarkets at a reduced cost or buy two get one free. So keep your eyes peeled!
It comes in a kind of vaguely triangular shaped bottle and you can use the lid to measure the correct amount (or just swig it out of the bottle like me...).
It is a strange looking liquid, consisting of two parts. I like the clove variety the best and it is a pinky-purple on the bottom and blue on the top. The idea is that you shake it up so it becomes a weird mauve shade and then rinse for 30 seconds, gargle for 30 seconds and spit. The two liquids mix together and form a mouthwash that rids your mouth of all the bacteria and other nasties lurking in there. If you have seen the nice advert on the tv you will be pleased to know that it does indeed show up all the nasties when you spit it into the sink! It claims to kill up to 99.9% of oral bacteria.
It tastes like dentists mouthwash from my youth and I prefer this flavour to the minty ones as it's quite different. It's fresh and alcohol free so won't affect the breathalizer readings!
This review refers to the 'Refreshing Clove' flavour of Dentyl pH.
In the past, I used mouthwash sparingly. I was put off by the fear of rumours that stated cheaper brands could leave my teeth brown (Source: InjuryBoard, 2008), or that mouthwashes containing alcohol would contribute to the risk of oral cancer (Source: DailyMail, 2009).
I set out to find a premium brand, that was alcohol free and didn't have a burning sensation, and was happy to find the reasonably priced Dentyl pH.
It's certainly strongly flavoured, but it doesn't have the stinging sensation that some brands do. Despite being a herb, the clove flavour actually tastes more like a 'metallic' spearmint.
A problem with the flavour though, is that the 'metallic' spearmint taste lingers around in your month for some time after, and can't be removed by rinsing with water. For me this can, on some occasions, be an annoyance when using Dentyl before trying to sleep.
Dentyl pH's unique selling point is that it dyes the bacteria in whilst removing it from your teeth, allowing you to 'see' the results in the sink. My girlfriend was put off by this, but it did reassure me that I was removing bacteria from my mouth.
The mouthwash looks excellent in the bottle; the liquid is split between two colours, which are shaken together in a glittery flurry before use. This felt a bit gimmicky, and a problem occurs when you get close to the bottom of the bottle; the mixture becomes a cloudy, un-attractive slurry.
Overall it works, it's alcohol free, doesn't sting, tastes decent, and the results are reassuring. It also tends to be reasonably mid-priced in the market. But, if you are sensitive to after-tastes and the visuals of 'results in the sink'; this might not be for you.
I have omitted the web-addresses to sources here, as they are relevant to other products, not Dentl pH. However, reports can easily be found via Google if you are interested.
Since I read and heard from numerous sources that the alcohol contained in mouthwashes is thought to be an important cause of mouth/throat cancer, I decided to look for an alcohol free version, and found 'Dentyl pH'. Surprisingly given the health concerns, this is the only alcohol free version I've seen, although there probably are others. Apart from the cancer link, alcohol apparently dries out your mouth, which can encourage bacteria and resulting bad-breath. Dentyl is also the most expensive mouthwash I've found, at around £3.80 for a 500ml bottle, or around a pound less for the 250ml bottle (incidentally, if anyone knows of cheaper alcohol free brands, feel free to comment!)
Dentyl is an interesting looking product, with a coloured liquid taking up most of the bottle, topped by a darker viscous layer. You must shake the bottle to mix the two components before use, and the use the safety cap to rinse and gargle, ideally for 30 seconds each. The exciting part is when you spit the stuff back out and 'see results in the sink' - that is, clumps of darker green within the liquid, which is apparently where the solution has bound with bacteria from your mouth. I have to admit it is quite impressive, if a little gross, to actually see this aspect of the cleaning process. With normal mouthwash, although it might be working just as effectively, there's no visible evidence!
The front of the bottle proclaims 'long-lasting' fresh breath. To be honest I haven't noticed particularly long-lasting freshness, but I can't compare this with other mouthwash, as I haven't used any other brand long term. What I can say is that the taste, although fairly mild, is very long lasting. I will only use Dentyl at night, because if I use it in the morning I know I'll still be tasting it with lunch, even if I rinse with water afterwards.
The flavours are all pretty standard - I think there are three minty ones plus a cherry one which I haven't tried.
All in all a good product, but I have to admit that if it wasn't for the alcohol free feature I'd probably just buy a much cheaper brand.
Dentyl pH has been designed with the aim of physically removing the oral bacteria and debris that cause bad breath / Shake vigorously to physically activate the two-phases / When you swish and gargle, the advanced formula moves around the mouth powerfully attracting, lifting and absorbing the bacteria and debris that cause bad breath, plaque and gum disease / Rinse out and you will actually see what has been removed / proof that it really works /