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I have just given up smoking for 6 weeks now and doing quite well at the moment and when I did smoke sometimes my teeth were a little stained and I had to remove the stain from my teeth using a paste which tackled the stains much better, this toothpowder I did buy this toothpaste many years ago and when I spotted it in a pound shop I thought I would try it again.
It comes housed in a tub and it is a pressed powder which you place your toothbrush, first of all you need to dampen the toothbrush head and then just press it into the powder. It can be a little messy and the grains of powder do fly around at times if you press the head too firmly into the powder. So easy does it when pressing. Is best to place the tub onto the sink top so any mess can be easily rinsed away.
It cleans teeth really well indeed, tastes really minty and refreshing in the mouth, doesn't burn it or sting. I have been using this powder for around a week or so and have seen an improvement in the look of my teeth. They are less stained than before I began using it. The powder isn't rough against the teeth and doesn't scratch it, although it does feel quite grainy on the teeth compared to when using a paste. I think is doing a good job of removing the stains from my teeth quite well without being too abrasive.
It is easy to rinse from the mouth but does take a little longer than when using a toothpaste. This powder doesn't feel foamed in the mouth and is more like a powder mixed with water consistency. Pretty hard for me to describe but if you mixed powder with water and made it paste, this is what this product looks and feels like in the mouth and while brushing the teeth.
I am happy with the way this powder has reduced the stains on my mouth and for a quid I think it is doing a good job. It isn't a powder I would buy regularly and it is only a purchase I wanted to buy since I stopped smoking and spotted an old powder I used to use many years ago. It is worth a quid.
It has whitened my teeth and cleaned them well, not irritated my gums or tongue and just left my mouth feeling nice and refreshed.
I don't think it is a family powder and none of my family have used it and only I have been the user since I am the only one who used to smoke. I am going to look around for a paste which will help some of the remaining stains on my teeth and once I have visited my dental nurse who cleans my teeth I am sure the rest of the stains will be removed.
A little messy I must admit but apart from the messy powder it does a good job of cleaning and removing stains but it is just a quick fix powder.
I rate it 5 stars.
I bought this product from the 99p store for...99p! Having heard a positive review from a friend I thought it was worth a punt for the money especially when compared to some of the expensive stain removing products out there.
The tub comes in a silver box which looks very professional and clinical. The tub itself is white and plastic - a very cheap plastic - although for 99p I don't think you can expect too much! The tub has a lid on it and this comes off easily. However on first opening the product I noticed there wasn't any sort of additional protective or safety seal on this. For hygiene reasons I would have thought there would be some kind of foil or additional plastic cover on it although there wasn't. This did put me off somewhat as I was aware I would be putting the stuff in my mouth and anyone could have opened this up before me! (If anyone has seen Clerks the film and the milk maid you know what I'm talking about)!!
The instructions tell you to dampen your toothbrush and dip it into the tub coating the toothbrush with the powder. The powder is very gritty in texture and does feel a bit in my opinion like putting sand on your teeth (*insert disclaimer here*)!!
Having used this product for 4 weeks now, I can safely say that whilst the product goes a long way (I've hardly used a third of the tub), it hasn't had any effect at all on removing any stains from my teeth. I also find the thought of dipping my toothbrush back into the powder fairly disgusting so have given up now on the product all together, which is a shame.
On the upside the product is very gentle (as claimed) and it does leave a clean feeling. However despite it being freshmint flavoured I didn't feel there was any favouring to it and it certainly does nothing for your breath. I therefore always ensure that I brush on top of this.
Shame this product doesn't work, however can't really grumble for the price I suppose it was worth a go.
Sorry eurcyl but this won't be on my shopping list again!
I am a massive fan of coffee; I love the stuff and can not happily get through a day without a couple of massive mugs. This unfortunately has a bit of a negative effect on my teeth and I feel that they are not as white as they could be. I have quite a rigorous dental regime of brushing, flossing and mouthwash twice a day as well as a visit to the dentist every six months.
In my quest for sparkly white perfection I always purchase whitening toothpaste so when I saw a tub of Eucryl toothpowder I decided to give it a go as it is designed to remove stains from coffee, tea, red wine and nicotine from teeth. Only the first two items apply to me.
The tooth powder is simple to use, just dampen your tooth brush a little and shake off any excess water then press the bristles of the brush into the powder. This will load your brush up with plenty of powder.
When brushing I found the tooth powder does not froth up that much at all. I was quite apprehensive about giving the powder a go as I thought it would have a horrible medicinal taste but it tastes just fine, it is fresh and minty and does not leave a horrible powdery after taste behind.
Afterwards my teeth felt very smooth and had that just polished feeling you get when leaving the dentists, I am using the tooth powder a couple of times a week as recommended on the box and using my regular toothpaste in-between.
Overall I think Eucryl tooth powder gives a gradual whitening effect by removing the build up of stains, I have been using it a couple of weeks and have noticed a gradual improvement in the whiteness of my teeth. Happily the tooth powder has not caused me any tooth sensitiveness so I will continue using it twice a week as a complementary addition to my tooth care regime.
The only down side for me is that the powder can be quite messy and seems to flick out of my mouth more than regular toothpaste does and if more than one person wants to use the tooth powder I would get an extra pot as it seems a bit unhygienic for a whole family to be poking a wet tooth brush in it each day.
I got my 50g tub from Poundland for a £1.
Thank you for reading.
After wearing a brace for a year as a teenager I'm actually very proud of my teeth. They are very straight but I feel this actually emphasises any stains on them as everyone seems to notice my teeth. Since my late teens I have always ensured I have white teeth and have used many whitening products and teeth whitening treatments (including some with bleach in them). Since falling pregnant (again) I'm making full use of my free dental treatments however there are many products especially for teeth whitening that I would prefer not to use, coupled with the fact I'm trying to save a few pennies so do not want to be spending a great deal on whitening toothpastes and treatments costing over £10 for a small tube. After reading some product reviews I decided to try the Eucryl Freshmint Tooth Powder to keep my teeth white and stain free.
***Eucryl Freshmint Tooth Powder***
The description of the product is "Eucryl Toothpowder Freshmint's unique polishing action tackles tobacco, tea, coffee and even red wine stains head on and leaves your teeth looking clean, smooth and bright and your mouth tasting minty fresh."
The product is not recommended for children.
After a browse around my local Asda, Tesco, Boots and Superdrug I noticed they did not stock Eucryl Freshmint Toothpowder. You can purchase it online from retailers including www.chemistdirect.co.uk and www.chemistonline.co.uk . However when looking in discount stores such as Wilkinsons, B&M's and Poundland I have noticed it is readily available. A 50g tub is available for under £1 and I purchased a tub from my local B&M store for 89p. Compared to other "whitening" and "stain removal products" I have purchased this is extremely cheap as I find the majority of these products in Boots cost in the region of £5-£10.
The Toothpowder comes in a white plastic circular tub. This is a wide flat circular tub with a lift off lid. The Eucryl brand name is emblazoned on the front. This is by no means a pretty looking product and I feel looks quite old fashioned because it looks so basic.
Directions for use are "Wet toothbrush and shake off surplus water. Press toothbrush into powder and bush your teeth the way your dentist recommends".
The packaging states to use the toothpowder no more than twice a week in addition to your usual toothpaste. It also states that this product should not be used on damaged teeth.
When you open up the pot and remove the lid you find 50g of a light green looking powder inside. This is a very light soft powder that is very fine.
The first few uses of this product I was very careful albeit a little apprehensive about opening the pot and spilling the powder inside therefore I was extremely careful and also ensured I closed the lid tightly. I did find that dipping my damp toothbrush bristles into the powder was a little fiddly and as someone who hates mess, especially in the bathroom I did not like the excess powder falling onto my sink unit and do think the messy aspect of this product is a disadvantage. After a few uses I probably was less careful and did not place the lid firmly back into place. I keep this powder inside my bathroom tidy and one day knocked it off its shelf. Although the pot only fell from a height of 30cm when it hit the floor the pot spilt open and some of the powder spilt out. Because this is a very light powder it went everywhere therefore to clean up after this type of incident is very annoying as it is like dust.
Once I had dipped my toothbrush into the powder I started to brush my teeth immediately with the powder. The sensation for the first few uses is quite unusual in your mouth as the powder does feel very gritty and is not smooth like normal toothpaste. The taste of the powder is a lot lighter than I expected. This is a very fresh minty type taste but it is certainly not a strong mint flavour like standard toothpastes. However I like that although the toothpaste is gritty it does not have an overly salty taste like the majority of toothpastes containing bicarbonate of soda do as I find this very unpleasant. Although as you brush your teeth you do feel the gritty feel to the powder it does not feel abrasive and like it is scrubbing or damaging your teeth.
Once I have brushed for 2 minutes I rinse in order to get rid of the powdery gritty feel in my mouth and I find that my teeth have an extremely clean feel to them. When I run my tongue over my teeth they have a very smooth feel and my mouth feels very fresh and minty. I do not feel my mouth has the same freshness and minty taste that it does after using my usual Colgate toothpaste but it does give a much cleaner feel to my teeth.
Although the tooth powder is not overly abrasive I only limit usage to 2 times per week as the instructions state as I do feel overusing this product because of its gritty texture might damage my teeth as it really does feel like it cleans the surface of the teeth.
I started using this product in August so have been using this product for 10 weeks. The week prior to using this tooth powder I visited my dentist and had a scale and polish. I drink tea and coffee so I am conscious of stains to my teeth. My top teeth have always been quite white with minimal stains but my bottom teeth at the base have some light stains but this is not at all excessive and after visiting the dentist the scale and polish removed a fair amount of plaque and my teeth had a much lighter appearance and some of the stains had lightened slightly.
After using the Eucryl Toothpowder twice a week for 10 weeks and spilling a fair amount of this powder I still have around half of the 50g tub left. Considering this cost me only 89p this is a very economical product and a very inexpensive product. In terms of stains on my teeth I do not feel there has been a considerable amount of change to the colour of my teeth. I feel the light stains on my bottom teeth are very slightly lighter but have not completely disappeared. However I feel that the Eucryl Tooth Powder has actually helped prevent the build-up of stains and marks and kept my teeth cleaner than if I had not been using the product. Mr Lools has also used this powder a number of times and on his teeth (which have some darker stains than my teeth) he has commented that they now look lighter and are less visible but he has not been using this product regularly so it is difficult to comment how effective the product is on more visible stains.
I feel because of the results and I have not noticed new stains and the existing stains I have are no worse if not slightly better I will continue to use this tooth powder to ensure my teeth still have a clean white appearance and to prevent a build-up of stains on my teeth.
By no means is this the best tooth whitening treatment or stain removal treatment I have used but I do feel that using Eucryl Toothpowder for the last 10 weeks has prevented the build-up of stains on my teeth and helped to keep them white. I do feel the stains on my bottom teeth have slightly lightened but I do not feel like many stronger treatments the appearance has been made as noticeable as it could be.
However for 89p I think this is an excellent purchase and I would recommend giving the product a try as for such a low price even if it is not very effective it is not a large amount of money to waste considering many tooth whitening treatments and stain removal kits start in the region of £10! Many of which I have used and they have been less effective than Eucryl.
For those with extremely stained teeth I do not think Eucryl will give bright white teeth but it could potentially help to lighten these stains and make them less noticeable whilst giving you clean feeling teeth and leave you with a fresh minty taste in your mouth.
I am not a smoker but I have been buying some different brands of toothpaste recently to see if I can find a nice one that does not burn my mouth as I have been feeling this sensation while using toothpaste at the moment and I had tried this one many years ago when my hubby was a smoker and so I thought I would give it another go to see how worked for the problem I have been feeling. I am today doing a review on the original toothpowder.
It comes inside a cardboard box, it also comes in a circular, plastic tub with a pull off top. For 50g it only cost 99p so quite a low price for a smokers toothpaste if you are wanting to buy one. Inside the tub it is a pink powder, the powder is very fine and a really soft texture. It has a minty smell to it but not very strong in my opinion. It does not smell as fresh a minty fragrance as some other brands but it is quite pleasant.
All that is needed is to wet the tooth brush and shake off the water and then press the brush into the powder and then brush the teeth in the usual way. I find this powder a little messy and it tends to fall off the brush. I find that once I am brushing my teeth it stops falling from the brush. It does foam a little in the mouth but not so much as the gel kind or paste in my opinion. It does feel nice on the teeth while brushing and I can feel it working perfectly. This one is a nice mild powder and I have found it does not burn my mouth as much as some others I have been using recently. It feels refreshing in my mouth and feels nice when I brush my tongue.
It is easy to rinse with no problems at all and once brushing I find it is just like any other toothpaste and the powder turns into a general paste. I this one cleans my teeth perfectly and leaves them in a good clean condition.
I find that when I take the lid off the tub, the powder tends to fall from it, I don't like this because this is when it becomes messing and I have to make sure I am using it over the bathroom sink at all times so it can fall into the sink and then easily be rinsed down the plug hole.
Like I said earlier I am not a smoker but this one is designed for smokers to use to remove stains from the teeth, I have a dental clean twice a year and so I do not have many stains on my teeth. My stains are caused by drinking black tea and coffee but this powder is not only for smokers to use but for anyone who like myself drink black, hot drinks.
It can be used in addition twice a week along side a general toothpaste but I have been using this after every meal and I have found it is a good quality and value for money powder. I have found I like it apart from the mess it creates but I do not think I would buy it again because I don't like the mess it creates. Apart from that I think it is a nice powder that is mild in taste and not one that has burned my mouth while brushing my teeth.
I do recommend it for others to buy, I think it is an affordable powder if you are a smoker because smokers toothpaste can be quite expensive sometimes. It gives me all the results that I expect from this kind of product and I recommend it to others to give it a go.
It tells me on the back of the box that it was first used in 1900 and has been used throughout the world. Being around for this amount of time shows that it is still one that lots of people buy and find reliable in my opinion.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it has been of some help.
You know that feeling you get when you have just come out of the dentist?
No not one of pain, despair or feeling penniless (though they often accompany it) - it's that feeling where you run your tongue over your teeth and they feel *really* clean?
Well this tooth powder I'd heard is supposed to recreate that feeling (according to a friend who happens to be a dental nurse) so after a visit to the dentist for a check up a few weeks back I stopped off in Superdrug on my way home to buy some..
The actual tooth powder comes housed in a quite flat looking cylindrical shaped tub. It's made of plastic and is approximately just under an inch in height (sorry, I'm not getting the ruler out).
There is nothing very fancy about the design of the packaging, nor the colours which are the quite basic oral hygiene uniform of white, blue and green.
To access the powder you simply remove the plastic lid and dip your already damp bristles of your toothbrush into the powder and proceed to clean your teeth. Sounds so simple, what can be difficult..?
First off the mark was the actual opening of the lid.
There is a small plastic, overhanging part on the side of the lid which is placed there to help remove said lid.
This is actually quite simple to do but please be warned BE CAREFUL as the tooth powder is not sealed under a film so will spill out if not careful (which yes, as you have probably guessed did happen on my first encounter of this product).
Once I had successfully mastered the art of opening this without causing a mass spillage everywhere, I found using the tooth powder was very easy indeed.
At first I used instead of my usual *normal* toothpaste but after a few days my teeth didn't feel clean enough. After reading the very small lettering with the 'directions' on it does actually state that this is to be used in addition to, which is what I started to do.
My experience of using this~
Once I started using this powder properly I found the effects to be quite immediate to the cleanliness of my teeth. They didn't feel quite as smooth as after a dentist visit but they did feel cleaner than just using my usual toothpaste.
On application to my teeth the powder felt very strange at first - almost as if you were eating a mint flavoured antacid tablet. Once I got used to that feeling and got over it I noticed a difference after my first use of it.
The colour of the powder is a very pale mint green, whilst the consistency is very fine and chalky so be careful not to spill as it will ALL fall out of the tub.
I started using this as part of my evening tooth cleaning regime every single night but have since cut back to just using 2 to 3 times per week to 'keep on top' of the cleaning.
Would I recommend this?~
It's definitely better than some of it's counterparts in my opinion, and though it's billed as a smokers toothpaste it can be used by non smokers alike (myself included). It claims to be a 'powerful stain remover' and whilst my teeth have luckily never been 'stained' as such, they have suffered from my obsessive tea drinking and my choice of tipple at times (red wine).
The freshmint flavour is very subtle and not strong in a way regular toothpaste can be, but all the same it helps to keep your mouth feeling fresh.
You won't have bright hollywood nashers but you will have perfectly acceptable, clean looking - and feeling - teeth after giving this a try.
Comes in a 50g size tub and is available from most chemists, large supermarkets etc at £1 upwards (£1.79 from superdrug).
Yes I smoke. Yes I know it is bad for me. Yes I know it will age my skin and stain my teeth and do all sorts of nasty things to my insides.... but I still smoke. I do not however, wish to walk around looking like Rab C Nesbitt which is where this product comes in.
Eucryl Toothpowder is available in most chemists and supermarkets and does not break the bank at just 97p from oneclickpharmacy.co.uk. It is packaged in a snazzy box containing a round, white tub which is easily hidden away in any bathroom cabinet. Within the tub you will find a light green, minty smelling powder.
There are user instructions on the pack but there really is no art to it. You wet your toothbrush, shake off excess water and dab the brush head into the toothpowder. The powder will stick to the wet brush and you are ready to go.
This product promises to taste great and although I would not consider serving it at a dinner party, it's not too far from the truth. The minty taste is fine but the powdery texture takes a bit of getting used to.
I definitely notice a difference in the look of my teeth after using this product. They really do appear whiter and more clean looking but Eucryl does not seem to freshen breath or leave you with the just brushed clean feeling of conventional toothpastes. I usually end up brushing twice, once with my regular toothpaste and once with the toothpowder. I'm not sure how good this is for your teeth as Eucryl is quite abrasive, but I have been using this product once a week or so for some months and have not yet been told off by my dentist.
All in all I think this is a good product. It visibly whitens your teeth without the hassle of bleaching but does not make your mouth feel particularly clean. As long as you don't mind getting green powder all over your bathroom this is about as close as you can get to a scale and polish from the dentist, and for £97p thats not half bad!
When it comes to brushing my teeth it's something I'm really very fussy about. I brush them twice daily and I am constantly worried about their cleanliness and whiteness. As a smoker and a coffee drinker my teeth can look look yellowy and stained and try as you do to get them looking white and sparkly...well it's not really all that possible! I do got to the dentist every 6 months, I do use Colgate whitening system and I use Dentyl mouthwash and I floss and I even own some stuff you stick in your gob with a tray thing acting as an at home bleaching kit once a week lol. However try as I do I'm not all that happy with my teeth!
So because I'm paranoid I do tend to look at what's on the market to try and this had escaped my attention. I had seen it but never paid any attention to it so when I saw it in my local Sainsburys (available in all good supermarkets and chemists and places like that) I decided I really must try it out.
The tub comes in a metallic and green cardboard square box. On the front of it I'm told in blue and white writing that it is Eucryl Toothpowder 'Freshmint Flavour EST 1900' and that it's a powerful stain remover. On the back of the box I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, contact details for Thorton & Ross are given (the manufacturer of the product), size is stated which is 50g and there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough box and distinctive it is. The tub that the product comes in is white and round and not all that deep and the lid is easy to pull off as it has a sort of lip to it. On the top of the lid I'm basically told the same information as on the box.
A Bit About Eucryl According To The Information Given:
Eucryl Toothpowder has been used throughout the world since it was first used in 1900. Its unique and thorough polishing action will leave your teeth bright and feeling really smooth and clean. Eucryl Toothpowder helps remove stains caused by smoking or drinking tea, coffee or red wine.
Also available: Eucryl Original flavour ad Eucryl Freshmint.
Me Using It:
Well when you open the tub up you are instantly met with a bright green powder smelling quite strongly but naturally of freshmint. It's a pain to use this cos as soon as you open the lid the powder flys everywhere cos it's so fine.
All you do is wet your toothbrush, tap off the excess water and shove the head of your toothbrush into the powder. The powder clings on and some of it goes a darker green colour and then you get into cleaning your teeth.
It foams up a little and tastes ok but it does have a powdery taste and add to that it has a powdery feel when in use too. However as you rub it over your teeth it does become smoother but doesn't feel the same as a conventional toothpaste out of a tube, it's thinner and it feels more abrasive.
Saying that it isn't uncomfortable to use it's just a different sensation.
I clean my teeth for about 2 minutes and rinse my mouth out and it's job done! Simple enough!
Using this is easy enough apart from the mess of the powder going everywhere! The results however are 50/50. Lets look at the negatives first. First off I'm left with a weird taste. Not particularly fresh but a bit powdery on my palette really and breath isn't left smelling minty fresh at all. Teeth don't feel all that clean either and I feel that's because my mouth doesn't taste all that good or refreshed. I'm promised smooth teeth and yes I get that on the outsides of my teeth (the visible fronts) but behind my teeth and the one's not on display they don't feel smooth so don't feel all that clean!
However... my teeth are visibly brighter after using this. Ok lets not get too carried away and hail this as a miracle product but yes I had a good look at my teeth before using this and a thorough look after using it and yep I'm sure that my teeth were a little whitened and they looked sparkly clean. I did notice that when I spat the mixture out of my mouth that the colour that came out was murkier and I felt that had come off my teeth and tongue!
So my verdict is that this isn't bad. Some aspects of it are actually awfully good and I'm sure that although my teeth didn't feel all that clean they were due to the colour being lighter of my teeth! Me I'm not enthralled by it but shall definitely find a place for this in my regime!