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I am not going to lie, looking after my teeth is not always top of my list. I don't floss every day and I haven't been to the dentist for absolutely ages! Nevertheless I still try to make a conscious effort to impose good dental hygiene especially with having a little one, so brushing my teeth twice a day is important and for myself and the other half using mouthwash is also a good way for me to feel better about myself about not going to the dentist!
I spotted this mouthwash on on sale in Superdrug for £1.25 for a 500ml bottle reduced from £2.50. As Oral B is a really trusted brand it seemed a good bargain and it was a happy purchase into my imaginary basket. It comes in quite a basic transparent plastic bottle, with simple labels on the front and back. It has a white child proof cap which is good as it means my daughter can't get her little mitts on it and start downing the bottle!
The mouthwash itself itself is bright blue and reminds me of a fizzy pop drink I used to drink when I was younger. The bottle recommends to pour 15ml into the cap and swish around for 30 seconds twice a day. It tastes brilliantly minty and is easy to use and using small dosages at a time this bottle can last us a good month or so. The label explains that the mouthwash is alcohol free and it helps fight bacteria, freshens breath, fights plaque formation, protects against gum problems, and helps prevent cavities. Hmmm!!
In all fairness when I use the mouthwash my breath feels significantly fresher for longer and I can see the all the bacteria coming out. Of course not being to the Dentist for a while I am not 100% sure how effective it is but to my knowledge it works well! Although in terms of the "protects against gum problems" I can't vouch for it completely as I woke up this morning with the most excruciating of gum pains...ouch! I thought it was my wisdom tooth but I can't see it making a move and it feels much more gum orientated :(
My brother always gets sore gums and chapped lips from using on the market oral hygiene products so he uses an aloe vera toothpaste with very little fluoride and this mouthwash is also good for him as it doesn't sting. Overall this is a good mouthwash I like using, and if something is on offer I am always happy to give it a try, so if I spot it again going for a bargain I will no doubt pick it up again!
My mum picked this up for me instead of the Dentyl stuff we'd been using as I didn't feel it had any effect on my mouth. The bottle has been updated from the one in the picture and is more of a typical mouthwash shape which is rectangular but the bottle is more rounded. It looks nice in the bathroom and is very easy to hold.
The mouthwash itself is bright blue which I really like! You really don't need much at all in the lid, I usually use a little less than half of the lid, the bottle recommends you full it to the line indicated on the lid but I never use this as it's too dark to see in my bathroom. Having to use so little each time means it lasts forever even though I use it twice a day!
The lid is white with a safety cap to keep children away although you have to make sure it screws on to click properly which I often forget to do, however it's not a problem for my home as there are no kids about but if yours does make sure this is clicked!
The mouthwash is a very minty but refreshing taste, it does sting my mouth a little but not to make my eyes water, enough to let me know it's actually doing something, I swish it around my mouth for a few seconds then do a quick gargle and spit it out. This mouthwash is really good as it I find with other mouthwashs when it's time to spit it out I have to spit a few times to make sure it's all out (ew and weird) whereas this one comes out in just one neat spit.
My mouth feels really clean and fresh and most importantly this feeling lasts without having my mouth feel like the skin inside has been stripped! When I use it before bed and wake up in the morning I can tell when I haven't used it as my teeth tend to have a icky fuzzy feel to them and bad morning breath (ew!) but this is dramatically improved when having used the mouthwash!
High recommend this as it works amazingly well and lasts, my breath smells minty for longer than using any other mouthwash and it lasts forever so the price is worth it!
I was first introduced to Oral-B mouthwash by my orthodonist, who insisted that I should start using a mouthwash as part of my dental regime as soon as I started on my braces treatment in order to help with removing all that crap that cannot be reached by my special orthodontics toothbrush. I'm so glad he introduced this brand to me at the start - after trying out numerous brands of mouthwash, this is still probably the best - it is neither too strong nor too mild, and it does exactly what you expect it to do - keep your breath feeling fresh and clean for the entire day.
-- ORAL-B --
Oral-B originated in the US in 1950, and the 'B' in the name is actually meant to stand for brush! I've never used any of their products before prior to trying their mouthwash, but I have now come to try their toothpaste and toothbrushes which have not disappointed me at all. This is currently one of my preferred brands for dental products.
-- PACKAGING --
The mouthwash comes in a cylindrical bottle with a round cap, which has a lock mechanism whereby you have to press the sides of the cap to unlock the bottle. You can also use the lid to measure the recommended 15 ml.
-- THE MOUTHWASH ITSELF --
The mouthwash itself is a fresh clear blue liquid that is quite typical of mouthwashes. To me, what's important in a mouthwash are the following: 1) it gives me a fresh breath that lasts throughout the day, 2) it has a nice taste, and 3) it is effective in supplementing my daily oral care regime. And Oral-B's mouthwash does exactly that. The taste of this mouthwash is especially appealing to me - it's minty and it's almost something that I wouldn't mind drinking. It's not too overpowering such that you feel like you're tortured while using it (as with some other brands) but yet it gives you a very fresh, clean breath that can last for almost the whole day.
I also like the fact that this product is alcohol-free and anti-plaque. I started using this product when I was very young so not having alcohol in it was a good thing. Also, not all mouthwashes actually contain ingredients that will help you fight plague -- this claims to help reduce plaque build up by up to 30%. Of course I can't measure plaque formation but after starting to use this I haven't had that icky feeling in my mouth for quite a while! This product also contains fluoride, which is said to help prevent cavities.
-- WHERE TO BUY --
You can find this at Boots and Superdrug, as well as most supermarkets. It is currently selling at £2.65 for a 500 ml bottle, which is a little more expensive than other brands (unless on sale, when it does get really, really cheap).
-- CONCLUSION --
I highly recommend this mouthwash because it's effective, has properties that protect your dental health and has quite a nice taste! I only wished that they produced travel-sized versions of this (not sure if they do), so that it would be a lot more convenient for me to bring on my travels!
I bought this from the pound shop in my local Westfield.
The mouthwash is 500ml in size and it comes presented in a plastic bottle with cap.
The mouthwash tastes pleasant enough. It's blue in colour and it has a minty aroma to it. It doesn't taste too strong so you can "hold" it in your mouth for a while before spitting it out. I use the cap to dispense the mouthwash. I would recommend rinsing your mouth with the mouthwash for thirty seconds before spitting it out. After spitting the mouthwash out my mouth feels so much cleaner and fresher. I love the taste of it and I love the fact that it keeps my mouth clean and healthy.
The mouthwash keeps my gums healthy too. I have a small "cave" under my wisdom tooth where food and debris build up. This sounds a bit gunky but luckily this mouthwash gets into all of the hard to reach places in your mouth so it helps to prevent infections. It is also mild and gentle on sore and/ or irritated gums and it doesn't bother fillings either. It doesn't make your eyes water as it isn't too harsh.
The mouthwash tackles morning breath and it can be used any time of the day to refresh your mouth.
A great daily mouthwash to keep your mouth clean.
Price and Availability
Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know that I buy nearly all of my toiletries from Home Bargains as it works out such a lot cheaper. As a result of this it's very rare that we'll use the same product more than once and try lots of different varieties from lots of different brands. A mouthwash we tried recently was Oral B Anti Plaque which I managed to pick up for £1 for a 500ml bottle. The mouthwash costs £2.65 in Boots which is a lot more expensive than I paid but about an average price when compared to other mouthwashes.
Packaging and Product Information
As I mentioned before the mouthwash comes in a 500ml clear plastic bottle which a white screw top lid. The clear bottle is handy as you can see the mouthwash through although this is a usual bottle type for mouthwash. The label is mainly blue which matches with the colour of the mouthwash although it also includes a splash of pink, it's nothing special.
The mouthwash is alcohol free and suitable for anybody above the age of six. The mouthwash claims to:
Fight plaque formation.
Helps protect against cavities.
Soft and gentle formulation.
The cap is child proof which is handy and inside there are two markers for 15ml and 20ml. It is recommended that you use 15ml of the mouthwash to rinse your mouth so I'm not really sure why the 20ml line is there. The 15ml is a good amount to swill you mouth with and the taste is very fresh and minty. The taste is very much like when you first bite into chewing gum, there is a lovely burst of freshness. My mouth always feels lovely and clean after use and I've found that the freshness does stay in my mouth for quite a long while.
I recently wrote about a Colgate Mouthwash that didn't leave any freshness at all. In my opinion Oral B have got this one just right. The taste is quite strong, and there is a little bit of a sting but not as much as some mouthwashes, I find Listerine particularly overpowering.
For me, Oral B Anti Plaque is the perfect mouthwash, the intensity of the flavour is just right it's not too strong but the freshness still lasts. I managed to pick up another bottle from Home Bargains but I probably would pay full price because it is a great mouthwash.
I bought this mouthwash when it was on offer in Tesco. 500ml for £1.20, which I thought was a fantastic price! I've always been a big fan of Oral-B products so I thought this would be worth a try.
I think oral care is extremely important and I do my best to look after my teeth to hopefully try and avoid painful visits to the dentist. I find flossing can be difficult as I don't have much space between my bottom teeth and I also have wisdom teeth breaking through, so it was the anti-plaque that tempted me with this mouthwash (as well as the price).
The container is a clear plastic 500ml bottle with a white screw cap lid. The lid has measurement markers on the inside. It is recommended by Oral-B that you rinse with the mouthwash twice a day after brushing, using 15ml of the mouthwash each time.
The mouthwash has a fresh mint taste but it's not a very strong taste that is left in your mouth afterwards - it's nice and subtle.
The mouthwash itself is quite effective. When you use this after brushing your teeth you do get a slight burning sensation around your gums. However this is not too bad compared to some mouthwashes that do contain alcohol. Although the mouthwash does leave your whole mouth feeling clean, I don't feel the feeling lasts very long. Personally I don't feel it keeps my breath fresh for a great length of time.
Overall for the price I paid I have been happy with this mouthwash. However I don't think I would be tempted to pay full price for this mouthwash.
A Caring Great Smelling Addition to your daily Oral hygiene System!!!!!
This Brand of Mouthwash compared to the other brands out there is great!!! I personally use this mouth wash as its very gentle on the mouth and teeth! and does'nt result in unwanted burning or tingling like the other brands out there! great news for people out there with sensitive teeth! its cheap reliable and never fails to peform! its fine to use with or without toothpaste my mouth feels really clean and smells awesome whenever i use it!!!! Most shops stock it and it also comes in different sizes which is great if your at home or on the go! your'll never be caught without! its a great addition to your oral hygiene daily system!
it has a great soft minty cool smell and taste which makes this mouthwash a great product to use in the morning and at night or even during the day if you've had a smelly snack!!!! you can use it as many times as you like to keep mouth clean, teeth plaque levels low without a bad result. ideal for people who have braces,just had a oral piercing done,teeth sugery or an wound to the mouth as it cleans effectively without over drying the area.
The non-slip clean bottle is attractive and easy to indentify and use....it does't have akward to open lid and lasts ages! in addition comes with measure cup inside the lid so you know exactly how much to use!
As well as freshening breath, the product states to destroy plaque and protect against cavities. So far so good - it compared well to all the brands I've used its always a selection when I buy my mouth wash.
To use correctly, fill the cap about half full and swish around your mouth, after brushing, for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Spit and rinse. use with brushing or not at all! Big Smiles all around for you!
From Oral-B comes an established mouth rinse, this was was recommended by my Dentist - so it has great professional commercial support!
The clear plastic bottle is clean and clinical and is topped off with a secure plastic lid, which can also be used to measure the advised 15ml solution (the level is marked on the inside of the lid). It is a good that the bottle has a paper seal on the lip of the bottle, making this product extra hygienic and secure.
I love the way the solution is blue, the container itself is quite sturdy however there are a fair few bubbles at the top of the solution - we don't want foamy mouth wash!
The actual mouth wash has just the right cleaning sensation - not too burning to make you cry but not too soft to be ineffective. This has got to be due to the fact it contains no alcohol! At last an anti-plaque mouth wash with no alcohol, indeed high concentrations of alcohol are said to be a cause of mouth cancer so this is definitely a plus!
It actually tastes of mint however this quite subtle, though the liquid definitely gives you a fresh breath afterwards and the solution tastes remarkably sweet! There is some great information on the bottle as to why this mouth rinse is better than others - firstly it contains cetylepyridium chloride, which is a clinically proven ingredient which prevents plaque formation by up to 30% with brushing. It also contains fluoride which helps prevent cavities by 40% more than brushing alone!
This mouth rinse can usually be found at all major supermarkets and chemists such as Boots. It is a little pricey at around £2.50-£3.00 making it a high-end mouth wash especially because it lasts about 2-3 weeks assuming you use 15ml twice a day for 30 seconds after brushing.
This product is not perfect, in addition to being a tad expensive, the paper seal is VERY difficult to get off and sometimes I have to find something sharp to pierce it!
Another hate is the paper disc inside the plastic lid - this gets soggy after a few uses and it just disintegrates. I'm really unsure of its purpose and when I try to take it out before use it just doesn't come out!
The style of packaging is slightly dull and boring hence it really wouldn't enthuse children to use and it is nothing exciting. While the solution itself is slightly sticky and it can easily stain being incredibly blue - i hope it isn't a colouring!
A very effective product with a few criticisms but a great alternative to alcohol-containing mouth rinses.
The mouthwash I primarily use is Listerine, mainly because the strength of it, coupled with the rest of my dental routine, makes me feel I am treating my whole mouth to a thorough cleaning. However, I am often aware of the alcohol present in many mouth washes, and was attracted to this one because of its absence of the substance.
The mouthwash comes in a cylindrical container, containing 500ml of product. The mouth wash is a transparent cobalt blue in appearance, and has the consistency and viscosity of water. The bottle has a white cap that easily unscrews, so that you can use it for dispensing the mouthwash. The bottle and cap are also recyclable, where facilities exist.
Oral B Anti-Plaque has a strong minty fragrance that is more than slightly reminiscent of the dentist's waiting room. The fumes from it are quite strong, and even before you taste the liquid your senses feel affected by the product. I found it very refreshing and do not mind the strength of the fumes at all, but some may find it overpowering.
The mouthwash purports to reduce plaque build up by as much as 30% between brushings, and although I rarely notice plaque formation on my teeth they did feel cleaner after I had used the product. To use the mouthwash you simply fill the cap with the product, tip it in to your mouth, swill it around for thirty seconds and spit it out. The mouthwash it quite subtle in flavour, particularly compared to the likes of Listerine, but it is effective enough to leave your mouth feeling fresh. However, I normally prefer mouthwashes that deliver more oomph in terms of flavour, and in this respect Oral B Anti-Plaque disappointed me. I also think the tackiness that remains in my mouth after using the mouthwash is unnecessary and the flavour gives way to a mildly unpleasant, chemical taste. Another thing that perturbs me about the product is that I have noticed it seems to leave my teeth slightly discoloured immediately after use.
This mouthwash retails at around £2.79, and although a bottle is sufficient to last for several months, I have not noticed any real improvement in terms of diminished plaque or better overall dental health. I use the mouthwash immediately after brushing my teeth, and find that this process freshens my breath sufficiently without having to resort to the mouthwash. This is a gentle mouthwash that may improve the condition of your teeth over time, but it is too subtle for me.
Over the last six months I seem to be getting to know a variety of mouthwashes more and more. I have an abscess on my gum and until it's fully sorted, I have been using mouthwash regularly as an act of preventing any more germs invading my already poorly mouth.
Oral B anti plaque mouthwash is the first I have bought that hasn't had an antibacterial action ingredient included. I am watching the pennies at the same time as trying to look after my mouth, and this was the mouthwash that happened to be on offer a couple of weeks ago when I needed more.
With the promise of no alcohol and a cool mint flavour, I was looking forward to trying this one. After rinsing my mouth with washes that leave my taste buds begging for mercy, a cool mint was very preferable.
The mouth wash is packaged in a simple clear bottle with a twistable lid. There are no child preventions included on the cap of this bottle that I have seen included in other brands, but without the alcohol it's not so much of a health risk as some I have been using. It's still wise to keep out of small children's reach however.
A light blue in colour, the mouthwash fits in with the cool mint flavouring.
Before I could get into the bottle I had to open the seal that was the only safety between the consumer and the product. It's quite a hard seal to break, and I did find it difficult to remove the whole seal once broken, so I was pouring mouthwash through a small hole the first time I used it.
You need 15ml which is conveniently marked out on the cap of the bottle. I only ever use the caps if I know I am the only person in the house using the mouth wash, as despite rinsing the cap each time, I find it quite disgusting to be sharing.
The taste of the mouth wash is very different to others I have tried recently. There is no taste at all to the liquid which is quite a refreshing change. The after taste however is something a bit strange. It's not quite cool mint, more of a funny after taste that isn't quite right. It doesn't stay in my mouth very long, so I'm happy enough to continue using it.
The mouthwash itself promises to reduce plaque by up to 30% more than brushing can do. This is good as we all know the plaque can cause decay and bacteria, therefore weakening your teeth enamel etc.
I need all the help I can get. I do notice that after I have rinsed for the required 30 seconds each time, my teeth do look that little bit brighter than they do with just brushing.
They feel slightly cleaner as I run my tongue around my teeth, so I am overall happy with the way the product works for me.
I always get a scare when I see how much mouthwashes charge, and this one is no better at £2.79 for 500ml. That would last me around three weeks of using twice a day, and as long as it helps my teeth then I don't mind paying for it, but I do prefer to find a product like this when on offer.
This alcohol free Oral B mouthwash is one of the best mouthwashes I have used.
This Oral B mouthwash comes in a clear plastic bottle with a white plastic lid, which has a line on the inside so you know how much you should be using.
I have used other alcohol free mouthwashes before and have experienced the burning sensation in my mouth after rinsing with them. However with this Oral B alcohol free mouthwash there was very little burning sensation after rinsing, as long as you stick to the recommended 30 second maximum rinse time. I found if you rinse for longer than this time it does start to burn, so beware!
After using this mouthwash paired with brushing my teeth felt very clean.
I found the pricing of this mouthwash very reasonable and in line with other popular brands.
Overall if you are looking for an alcohol free mouthwash in particular this is the best I have tried so far and would fully recommend it.
I take two prescription tablets for Crohn's Disease and a benign tumour on my pitutiary gland. One of the side effects of both tablets is a dry mouth so I like to use mouthwash to make sure that I wash away any last particles of food and keep my breath as fresh as possible. A dry mouth allows bacteria to multiply more quickly, causing breath not to be as fresh as it could be. No amount of teeth brushing and water drinking was doing the trick so I mentioned it to my dentist.
My dentist recommended a mouthwash and advised that one that was alcohol free would be best for me as the alcohol in mouth washes tends to dry the mouth, and I don't need anything else to dry my already parched mouth. He recommended Orab B and I have been using it daily ever since (in fact all the family dip into it).
It comes in a plastic 500ml bottle which is clear so that the blue liquid inside can be clearly seen. The plastic top also doubles as a measuring cup so that it is easy to pour out the correct amount. The 500ml bottle costs about £2.69 but at the moment ASDA have it on special offer for 2 for £3 - quite a saving.
The liquid itself is quite strong and minty and leaves my mouth feeling tingly and clean. The directions on the bottle suggest holding the liquid in the mouth for about 30 seconds while swishing around so that all parts of the mouth are reached. After the recommended swishing time it is necessary to spit the liquid out, it shouldn't be swallowed. It can be used once or twice a day.
The blurb on the bottle claims that the mouthwash is "anti plaque" and that it fights plaque formation and helps to protect against cavities. I haven't had any fillings for a couple of years but whether that is due to luck or the mouthwash I can't say. As for the plaque formation, I did have some plaque when I last went to the Hygenist, but she did say that it wsn't as bad as the previous time, so maybe it does help with this. Personally, I am not too bothered about the plaque and cavities claim as this isn't why I bought it and if it works for those things as well then that is a bonus. I bought it to help with my dry mouth and the problems that causes with smelly breath and in that respect Oral B mouthwash has cured the problem!
Of course, mouthwash shouldn't be used as a substitute for good teeth brushing.
For around 5 years now I have been a regular user of mouthwash - I use it after brushing my teeth in the morning and night, and even have a mini bottle with me at work so I can use it after lunch.
The beneficial effects I have noticed with regular use, is hardly any tartar or plaque build up on my teeth, fresh breath, the overall look of my teeth appears whiter and brighter too. My dentist is very impressed!!
I love using it because I now no longer feel clean enough after brushing alone, I like that icy fresh, almost stinging sensation that a mouthwash can give.
My favourites were Aquafresh and Listerine (for the iciest sting experience!!) Recently though I have been on the search for a non alcoholic mouthwash because like many, I read a report saying mouthwash containing alcohol was four times more likely to give you mouth cancer, and nine times if you are a smoker. Sobering facts!
At my local Tesco I bypassed my usual brands in favour of non alcoholic Oral B because, well that was the only one available! Serious lack of choice for this product - Dentyl do one but its about £4 a bottle!
At £2.50 for a 500ml bottle I thought that Oral B was priced quite reasonably. The packaging is a clear plastic bottle with a white rather large lid which is used as your mouthwash dispenser.
As well as freshening breath, the product promises to fight plaque and protect against cavities. So far so good - it compared well to all the other brands I had used.
Now for the taste test! I was pleasantly surprised actually. Its not harsh like the other brands containing alcohol but then again its not too weak - you do get that clean feeling, albeit not as strong but I realise that will appeal to many people who don't share my love of stinging sensations!
To use correctly, fill the cap about half full and swish around your mouth, after brushing, for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Spit and rinse.
The mouth cancer article scared me so I will happily give up the sting for the cancer. I highly recommend this product for people who would like a less harsh sensation, and for those who like me, have read the articles and got the frights!
I have always tried to use mouthwash especially after recently changing and visiting my dentist and having a very thorough teeth clean which I wanted to remain like that as long as possible.
I was recommended Oral-B because of it being according to dental circles a highly effective product with the added bonus of being alcohol free which is something that can sometimes promote oral cancer.
This mouthwash is very reasonably priced, although I think it was on special offer.
After cleaning teeth and having a twice daily 30 second rinse you are left feeling extremely fresh breathed (I notice it disappears a lot more quickly when my son is dating lol) and it has the added plus of preventing cavities by up to as much as 40%.
The only downside I can see to this product is that even though it states it is a gentle formulation if you have any scrapes inside your mouth or ulcers it stings a lot when used.
This is a small drawback and anything that delays false gnashers is in my opinion a real plus.
I was recommended to use this particular mouthwash by my hygienist following a routine visit. The reason being that it is alcohol free. Apparently this is better for you than a formulation containing alcohol as alcohol is one of the known causes of mouth cancer.
The mouthwash is blue in colour and has a fresh minty flavour. I was advised to use it twice a day after brushing and flossing to help reduce plaque and maintain healthy teeth and gums. You swill it around your mouth for just 30 seconds before spitting it out. The taste is nice however I find that it is quite strong and it does sting my mouth a bit, which I was surprised about as I did not expect this from an alcohol free mouthwash. I don't find this too unpleasant though and it makes me think that it must be working!
I bought this product in Tesco and I found it very reasonably priced compared to similar products that were available.