Product Type: Dentyl pH Oral Care
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Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Member Name: katyboo123
Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Advantages: It works, it's not faddy or cosmetic, it's a hard working mouthwash
Disadvantages: It is a tiny bit expensive. Ok a lot, but aren't your teeth worth it ;)
A long, long time ago I can still remember, how the dentist used to make me cry. I knew that if I had the chance I could keep my teeth all white, and maybe she'd be happy for a while...
But it didn't work like that, despite doing all of the usual, cleaning twice a day, using mouth wash, tongue scraper, using an electric toothbrush and flossing after meals and before my evening clean, I still got really badly bleeding gums. According to my dentist this signified a high level of bacteria in my mouth; the bacteria would then become a build up on my teeth causing plaque which would then calcify when mixed with my saliva and then turn in to tartar, basically rotting the teeth underneath. Well if that's not enough to scare someone, I don't know what is! After years of being scared of going to the dentist I now really value my teeth and am super protective over them - so I didn't want these micro-organism bacteria getting in the way of a gorgeous white clean smile, so I took drastic measures.
I splashed out £3.79 on a bottle of Dentyl PH.
For anyone who knows me, I am quite frugal, I never have any money because I pay all my bills off and then whatever miniscule amount which is left has to get me through the month. So, luxury beauty buys are left to Christmas, or using my AdCard points, or reduced sections / offers. I know you might be thinking, mouthwash isn't a luxury buy, but I am normally happy to use Asda's own for 50p. So spending an extra £3.29 nearly broke my heart. However, my dentist recommended it and I desperately wanted to keep my teeth and avoid yellow unsightly build up.
There were several flavours to choose from, Refreshing Clove, Smooth Mint, Minty Citrus Splash, Icy-Fresh Mint and Icy-Fresh Cherry. I thought this was great because to be honest, the toothpaste taste of mint makes me feel sick, I wish you could get strawberry toothpaste like you could when you were a child! So I went for the Icy-Fresh Cherry. The first two flavours I listed were the original two and they are a little bit cheaper at £3.29 (not much though!). I bought the mouthwash from Boots, but this range of mouthwashes are widely available and roughly for the same price. Once or twice I have seen them on really good offers, like buy one get one free, but as a general rule they are pretty stable in pricing.
When I got home I couldn't wait to use the mouthwash. All that 'shake to activate' and 'see the results in the sink' advertising was just drawing me in. I ran upstairs (sadly) and flossed, then brushed, used my interdental brushes and then shook the bottle. The two liquids in the bottle mixed and went kind of cloudy and strangely glittery. Then I poured sufficient in to the cap and in turn, in to my mouth and then I swilled for 20 seconds, gargling for 10. When I gargled the formula didn't froth, which I particularly loved, as I always feel like I'm going to choke if my mouthwash froths and bubbles when I gargle. I then spat in to the sink and I could see all of these clumps of pink mouthwash stuck to the sink. I looked closer and they looked like strings of saliva (gross much?).
The mouthwash left a pleasant taste in my mouth wasn't too strong (like Listerine, Corsodyl, etc), the mint flavour wasn't over powering and whilst it didn't really taste like cherry, it did taste sweet rather than mint. As I washed my face I watched the liquid settle back to the two separate liquids. My teeth felt squeaky clean and my breath was lovely (tested out on my unsuspecting Mam as I, somewhat over exaggerated, breathed right on her!). The only thing that was a downside to the user experience was, when I spat and looked in my mouth on my tongue some of the 'results' were still sitting around. So I used a tongue scraper to remove the last of it.
So this is how it works - the mouthwash contains an oil called isopropyl myristate which 'sticks' to bacteria in your mouth to allow easy removal from your mouth - hence the results in the sink, this is where the oil has stuck to the bacteria and pulled it out. This also explains how the mouthwash has two separate liquids, as oil obviously floats on water. This oil part is called the non-aqueous part of the mouthwash I have learnt, and this is the part which removes the bacteria. The other part is made up of anti-bacterial agents cetylpyridinium chloride and triclosan, the mouth wash is the same acidity as saliva, so it does not dissolve or erode the calcium on your teeth and it is alcohol free.
In addition to all of the above, in clinical trials, the formula was proven to remove 99.9% of oral bacteria, it cares for the teeth and gums as it contains fluoride and gives you confidence as your bad breath causing bits are extradited to the sink! Plus, recently they have launched a new flavour called Ultra Cleanse, which contains Bicarbonate of Soda known for it's cleansing properties. So it just gets better.
If you view www.dentylph.com there are all sorts of scientific type articles which explain it better than I ever could.
I have been using this mouthwash on and off for 6 months now, on more than off, and off only because of the price and the penny pinch everyone is feeling. My teeth and gums are so much healthier and my dentist has said they look great. Majorly, my bleeding gums have almost stopped, which fills me full of confidence that the product does actually work. I would recommend this to anyone as a good for you, effective and nice to use product.
Back to money though, its expensive. However, when I was in Boots last night actually searching for a cheaper alternative the cheapest but similarly formulated (i.e. alcohol free, anti-bacterial) was around £1.99. Corsodyl, Listerine etc were actually more expensive than Dentyl PH. I think it's worth the extra investment (unless you're totally skint, but your teeth will suffer!). Plus, one bottle lasts about 5-6 weeks with 2 people using it daily, so I don't think the outlay is too bad. Plus you can buy tiny bottles of it for around £1.19 if your not keen on the idea of splashing out when you might not like it. Recommended.
Thanks for reading xx
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