Product Type: Eucryl Oral Care
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Stains? I think not...
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Date: 02/03/06, updated on 17/03/06 (1731 review reads)
Advantages: Powerful stain remover (For teeth)
Disadvantages: Bit chalky
After a visit to the dentist, hubby came home with this toothpaste, ready to get pearly white gnashers- they did actually already look pearly white but I do believe visits to the dentist spur you on.
This claims to be a powerful stain remover, first marketed in 1900. It is used to remove stains caused by smoking and drinking coffee and red wine.
I think it is marketed to be a smokers toothpaste but obviously, other stains can be removed.
WHAT IS IT?
It is sold in a small square silver box with all instructions for use on the back. Open the box and there is a small pot inside with a pull up lid. This was looking less and less like toothpaste by the minute; I thought you squeezed toothpaste out of a tube!
The product itself is pink powder with a very strong mint smell and when used, a strong mint taste.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
This can be purchased in most chemists and supermarkets and appears to cost £1.19 for a 50g tub.
This is available in Original, Freshmint flavour toothpowder and Freshmint flavour toothpaste
To use it, you firstly have to clean your teeth with your usual toothpaste, then shake off any surplus water from your toothbrush and dip it into the pot. This will make some of the powder stick to your toothbrush, and all you do then is clean your teeth in the usual way. So, in actual fact, they get cleaned twice on the days this is used (recommended twice weekly). After use, make sure the lid is pressed firmly down.
• Do not use on damaged teeth
• Keep away from children
WHAT I THOUGHT…
Once I had got over the strangeness of this been a toothpowder an not a toothpaste, I decided to give it a go, and it is very simple to use and effective.
As I said before, it has a very minty smell and a fresh minty taste, and although it seems strange at first to be rubbing powder over your teeth, and a bit chalky, this strangeness soon passes! After cleaning with this powder, my teeth do feel very very clean. Probably due in no small part to the fact that they have been cleaned twice, and due to the fact that the powder will almost certainly have a more abrasive quality than toothpaste. It does contain Calcium Carbonate so I am assuming that this is the ingredient which makes teeth all sparkling and white.
My teeth didn’t really have stains anyway so perhaps I am not a good judge of this, but after using it for a few weeks, they did actually look whiter; or was that my imagination working overtime?
A little warning of my own- don’t suddenly inhale when this first goes into your mouth or you have a coughing fit!
The one problem with the product is that I don’t think you ever get to use it right to the very last bit of powder. Obviously, because of the water on the toothbrush, the powder starts to clump together. This is now my third tub and I tend to throw it them away at about one third full, since I can’t stand looking at congealed powder! However, saying that, even at this rate, it does last for over a month with 2 people using it so it’s relatively good value.
For stained teeth, or for a fresh just cleaned feeling. It’s worth giving it a go, although on tough stains I don’t know how impressive it would be
Thanks for reading
Summary: Great at removing stains if you can get over the chalky feeling!
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