Product Type: Dentyl pH Oral Care
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Does it live up to its claims?
Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Member Name: Holland1
Dentyl pH Mouthwash
Advantages: Developed by dentists so probably works at removing plaque and bacteria
Disadvantages: Tastes awful, mint taste doesn't last long, not sure it lives up to claims
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.
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