“ Brand: Pearl Drops / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I picked up a bottle of this for a pound from my local discount store.
I don't smoke but the mouthwash was cheap and it is said to brighten teeth without damaging them, something that I always look for in oral care products. The mouthwash comes in a plastic bottle which should be sealed around the top. The colour of the mouthwash is an icy blue shade, quite nice to look at.
I find that the mouthwash tastes pleasant. It has a minty taste to it that tastes fresh without coming across as overpowering. The mouthwash is easy to use. I use it twice a day after brushing and make sure that I swig it around for a minimum time of one minute. The mouthwash works well to remove excess food from the teeth and it also helps to reduce plaque. It contains antibacterial ingredients that help to fight infection and the mouthwash helps to freshen your breath and gums.
After using this mouthwash for around a week I didn't notice a significant difference to my teeth but they certainly FELT a whole lot cleaner. I used to smoke and this left a horrible yellow like stain on my front teeth. I had the stain removed at my dentist but this mouthwash left my front teeth looking brighter. The stain has never returned, although this mouthwash doesn't really leave your teeth looking any whiter. It does brighten them up though and if you DO smoke this would leave your bresh smelling a whole lot fresher.
I trust this mouthwash to keep my stain at bay.
Great value mouthwash.
Being a smoker means quite a few different things. It means I have the moral courage to admit to being one in a society where smokers are as welcome as a 'proud to be English' poster at the battle site of Bannockburn, and it means I lack the physical courage to give up my disgusting habit. It also means that my teeth are the same colour that the lovechild of the gruffalo and Albert Steptoe would have.
The combination of tar and nicotine (plus the industrial quantities of coffee I get through at work) leaves a veneer of yellow/brown ugliness on my teeth that brushing alone doesn't fully resolve. Pearl drops smokers mouthwash is an important weapon in my brown toothed arsenal, unil the day comes I give up smoking.
What it does
Using a mixture of alcohol and citric acid, the mouthwash acts as a paint stripper cum nail varnish remover and lifts off the residual tar from your tongue and teeth - restoring your gnashers closer to their natural colour and freshening the breath.
Does it do it's job?
It certainly has kept on top of the teak look my teeth used to have prior to discovering pearl drops. I haven't quite got a California smile, but the effects are quite noticeable none the less. I've found that following the instruction to gargle prior to spitting out has the pleasant effect of de-furring the pyschadellic green moss that grows on my tongue. Gargling also makes the mouthwash produce loads of bubbles, so be careful if you're wearing nice clothes as the bubbles do pop out of the mouth.
It does have a very strong taste, definitely more medicinal than confectional, so those of you who find a strong mouthwash off putting may want to steer clear. However, those of you who, like me, have donkey's teeth can easily overlook the heat on your gums and enjoy the benefits of its tar removing properties instead.
As its currently available from 79p for a 400ml bottle on www.pharmacylines.co.uk, it's well worth the money for the effect it has had on my teeth. As good as it is though, I shouldn't use the mouthwash as an excuse not to make some belated new years resolutions and give up smoking all together. Think of what I could do with the 79p I would save on Pearl Drops smokers' mouthwash! Four stars from me, I've knocked one off for the very strong taste.
==Pearl Drops 3 in 1 smokers Mouthwash==
As a smoker I do like to use a mouthwash a couple of time a day alongside brushing and sometimes just to freshen up my breath when I am feeling a little less than perfect. I find a lot of the branded mouthwashes are really quite expensive and some of them just seem to burn the lining off of the inside of my mouth which doesn't really go down well with me. The first thing I look for when looking for a mouthwash is price. I tend to spend more on toothpastes and intensive whitening treatments rather than mouthwashes as generally I just want something to swish around and spit out.
==Price and Availability==
I picked up this mouthwash in Poundland for the surprising price of £1! This is a good price for a branded mouthwash although I have been really unsure as to whether it is a proper Pearl Drops product as the label with the Pearl Drops logo on didn't seem to look the same as all the products from this brand on Boots. Although I have just got a Pearl Drops Intensive Whitening toothpaste from Boots and the contact address is the same as the one on this mouthwash so I guess it must be a proper Pearl Drops product. For £1 you can't really complain as compared to other brands of mouthwashes this is a snip. Even supermarkets own brands are not that much cheaper than this one and they seem to be far more basic than this mouthwash.
I can't actually say that I have seen this product anywhere else other than in Poundland. I have had a look in both Morrison's and Tesco's and its definitely not in there or even in Boots. I have had a look online and one of the first places to stock it that pops up is Poundland. You can buy it off of Amazon but it costs £1.54 p plus the P+P and I suspect who ever has it selling on there has probably bought their stock from Poundland! So I would say that its mainly available in Poundland but in my opinion worth going in there for it because mouthwash is just so expensive.
==Look and Smell==
The design of the bottle is a standard sort of one. It has a nice chunky base and the bottle thins out towards the top which means it stands up well and is not often knocked over. The cap is a screw type and it is easy screwed on and off without much fiddling or fussing. The main body of the bottle is a clear plastic so that you can see the mouthwash held inside which is a nice aqua type of colour. The labelling on the front and the back of the bottle is rather basic and gives a bit of information on the product but really its all the information that you would need. He front of the bottle says that this mouthwash is "for a healthy clean mouth and really fresh breath". It also says that this mouthwash "helps to remove tar, fights plaque and fights tobacco odours" and in small writing it says "*when used as directed". The back of the bottle gives you the directions which is pretty much standard with all mouthwashes and of course for the best results you should use daily along with brushing your teeth. You should rinse the mouthwash around the teeth and gums for about 30 seconds, gargle and then spit out.
As soon as you take the lid off of the bottle you can smell the minty dental fragrance that this mouthwash has. It is really nice and smells like it is going to do the job that is required of it and do it well too. It doesn't seem too strong of dentistry however like some of the other mouthwashes I have used such as Listerine. The colour of the mouthwash is a really nice one too and I like that. The consistency is the same as water and as you would expect with any mouthwash really.
I follow the instructions for use with this product, as you would do because this is standard for any mouthwash, and this seems to have the desired affect. The taste is not too strong or over powering but it does freshen up the breath and the mouth to a good standard and does make you feel like you are giving your mouth an extra bit of care and attention. The three in one aspect of the mouthwash which is meant to be the fact that the mouthwash freshens breath, fights against plaque and fights against tar are not especially noticeable apart from the fact that it does freshen the breath. Often a squish of mouthwash around the mouth goes a long way to getting out debris that might have already been missed by the toothbrush and the flossing so I like to do it but of course I can't notice if the mouthwash is working towards fighting plaque.
The freshness that is there as soon as the mouthwash is in your mouth doesn't especially last too long and I would say that within a few minutes after using the product, the minty taste and probably the smell is already disappearing. However having used this product after just having had a cigarette I must say that although the minty flavour doesn't seem to last too well that the mouthwash does take away the stale odour that smoking leaves behind and replaces it with the mint flavour for a while before disappearing all together to leave a generally normal smelling and tasting mouth.
I have to say that this mouthwash isn't that brilliant. It does freshen up your breath and makes rinsing your mouth slightly better than if you were to use water or weren't to do it at all. It replaced stale odours and claims to prevent against tar and tartar build up. I don't have particularly tar ridden teeth and being a smoker maybe I should and it has been the continue use of this mouthwash over the last 6 months that has kept them looking good but I would think it is probably more to do with the expensive toothpastes I buy.
All in all I think this is a good price for £1. It does what I need it to do in the fact that it freshens me up and takes away any stale smokiness that might be lingering around on my breath. Its nothing at all special but then even paying out for a branded one I can't see much difference compared to this so I think a good score of 4 out of 5 stars is in order and a recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
We were out and about last Sunday and called into Poundland for a couple of bobs (we had plenty of bits in stock). As we passed the toiletries section my wife reminded me that we needed mouthwash.
I don't, says I, as I had found an unopened bottle of Morrisons Citrus Mouthwash at the back of the cupboard and had been using that - yuk. Anyway, my wife generally goes for something expensive and when it comes to mouthwashes she's a Listerine girl. Of course, you don't get much Listerine for a pound and in Poundland they had the 250ml size which I hadn't seen before. Not very good value when I saw a 400ml bottle of this Pearl Drops mouthwash next to it on the shelf for the same shiny round pound. No matter that it was billed as a Smoker's Mouthwash - that's all just marketing and product positioning. After a discussion, I won and the Pearl Drops went into the basket. I told her that if she didn't like it, it would do until the next Listerine offer came up in the supermarket.
Well, predictably she didn't like it and knowing this would be the case, guess who is using the Pearl Drops now - alternating between this and Morrisons own brand. Yes - Moi!
Well, I can't say I am desperately impressed by this stuff. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a darker blue cap and is billed as a 3 in 1 mouthwash.
Helps Remove Tar
Fights Tobacco Odours
On the reverse, the label tells us that the product contains 'special cleansers' to help remove the film of tar and nicotine which can cause 'smoker's breath'. Special cleansers, eh? Well, I'm not a smoker so I cannot really comment except to say I'm a tad sceptical on that point.
It contains an antibacterial agent clinically proven to help stop the build up of plaque and it has active fresheners as well. It's made by Church and Dwight of Folkestone. The label also gives instructions for use and a list of ingredients - the usual suspects in a mouthwash.
The mouthwash is a turquoise blue, not unlike anti-freeze and although the minty if rather antiseptic taste isn't too bad, it just doesn't feel strong enough. It doesn't make you suck your cheeks in and make your mouth tighten up and go dry. The fresh taste doesn't last long either.
It tastes diluted to me. That's probably why they can sell 400ml of this for a pound as opposed to 250ml of Listerine. I couldn't recommend it. The product offers nothing to make me buy it a second time.