Product Type: Dentyl pH Oral Care
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Ohhhhhhhhh my mouth is on fire......not in this case :)
Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Member Name: 4pintfoss
Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Advantages: Alcohol free so does not burn, fun to use, nice taste, long lasting fresh breath.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive.
Having a healthy mouth is important as it can help to give you confidence (with the perfect smile), and it prevents lots of pain from cavities and sore gums etc. There are several methods of maintaining a healthy mouth including brushing your teeth, using dental floss and using mouthwash. I brush and floss my teeth twice a day and I have only needed fillings on my adult teeth once. I personally didn't use mouthwash very often because most mouthwashes contain alcohol which stings when you use it. I also find that mouthwashes with alcohol in them are a chore to use. But recently I discovered 'Dentyl pH', which contains no alcohol and is a pleasure to use.
As horrible as this sounds, your mouth contains lots of bacteria (which is perfectly normal by the way). These bacteria stick to your teeth and create a 'bacterial biofilm' otherwise known as plaque. A young plaque (has been on your teeth for about 1 day) is not very harmful to your teeth, but an older plaque (over 1 day old) can cause problems which will require a trip to the dentist. It is for this reason that we remove this plaque a few times a day by brushing, flossing and using mouthwash.
There are currently 6 'Dentyl pH' mouthwashes on offer and these are: ultra cleanse, smooth mint, refreshing clove, minty citrus splash, icy-fresh mint and icy-fresh cherry. 'Ultra cleanse' is a new product which contains bicarbonate of soda for a long lasting deep clean sensation. 'Icy-fresh mint' and 'icy-fresh cherry' are formulated with Zabactyl and Menthol for even longer-lasting fresh breath (the other 4 products do not contain this).
The 'Dentyl pH' bottle is made of clear plastic and is rectangular in shape. There is a screw on lid which also acts as a measurer for the mouthwash. There are labels on the front and back of the bottle which tell you information about the product, and directions for use. The mouthwash itself is very bold in colouration (depending on which flavour you get). I had the 'icy-fresh mint' which comes in a very fetching two-tone blue. The mouthwash comes in two layers with one layer (dark blue) sitting on top of the other (light blue). Good news about this product is that it is made in the UK.
In terms of price a 500ml bottle will set you back about £4 depending on where you buy it from. This is quite expensive but is about on par with other 500ml bottles of mouthwash such as 'Listerine'. Personally I would never buy it at this price as I simply don't think that it is worth it. Instead I wait until it is half price or by one get one free in Sainsbury's - then I buy a few bottles to stock up (there is no use-by date for an unopened bottle).
To use the mouthwash you simply shake the bottle (preferably with the lid on!) which mixes the two layers of mouthwash. Then you fill the cap 1/3 full, rinse it around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds (I usually choke whilst gargling and spit it everywhere - doh!). When you spit the mouthwash out you will notice that there are 'coloured bits' in the sink. This is bacteria and bits of food that have been removed by the mouthwash. Some people find this disgusting, but I find it interesting. These 'coloured bits' are then easily washed down the plug hole with tap water.
When I first tried it I was expecting a very strong disgusting taste like all of the other mouthwashes I have tried, but I was pleasantly surprised. In terms of taste I have only tried the 'smooth mint' and 'icy-fresh mint', but they both taste very nice - not too strong. I do prefer the 'icy-fresh mint' over the 'smooth mint' however. Some of my friends have also reported that the other flavours are very nice too. After using the mouthwash my teeth and mouth feel very clean and my breath stays fresh for a lot longer than If I hadn't of used it.
In summary if you want a mouthwash which doesn't burn then give 'Dentyl pH' a try. I give it 4 stars - it would of been 5 stars if it was cheaper.
Summary: If you want a mouthwash which doesn't burn then give 'Dentyl pH' a try.
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