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      03.03.2002 08:53
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      Make a note in your diary because its not often that you'll see Wampy actually go out of his way to write a 'real' product type review. I was rummaging around my reviews earlier and realised that whilst bearing down fast on the 1000 opinion mark there were a few categories into which I hadn't contributed anything at all. "Lifestyle" was one of them(perhaps I'm not alive or something) so I deemed it necessary to redress the balance. Not really knowing where to start I wandered into the bathroom, closed my eyes and reaching into the bathroom cabinet pulled out an item at random. So here we go... Clinonym Stain Removal toothpaste is something which we have had knocking around our household for a while. Both my parents smoke, I do not and I was under some stupid impresion that it was a toothpaste which was designed for smokers. Of course it is, but then, its also designed for anyone else who easts and drinks the kind of foods substances which are going to lead to staining on your teeth over a period of time. If I said I drank upwards of 5 cups of coffee a day and inordinate amount of diet coke each week then I'm sure you'll understand why I personally made the switch over to the product. ~History~ Start at the beginning I always say, so lets go back to the very beginning - in fact many centuries. The very first records of toothcare products were found amongst the ancient Egyptians, dating back almost 7000 years and perhaps more. Although the means by which they were used is sketchy, it is known that they used a mixture of powdered ox hooves, myrrh, powdered and burned egg shells and pumice to create a mixture which was applied using the fingers in the pursuit of healthier teeth. Thank God things advanced! The first known dentistry appeared in 500BC China, where a an named Huang-Ti used gold and silver needles inserted into the gums to cure dental problems, but it was the Greeks and Romans who really advanc
      ed the practices of dental hygene, even going so far as to include false teeth held by golden wire in the mouth into their practices. The Romans were great record keepers but after the fall of the Empire the progress of toothpaste and dental care in general becomes sketchy once again. Writings in Persia speak of a realisation that the abrasive mixtures used in tooth powders caused more damage than good was found and that country moved towards using a mixture burnt hartshorn, the burnt shells of snails and oysters and burned gypsum. Other recipes includes incredients such as dried animal parts, herbs, honey and minerals, green lead, verdigris, incense, honey and powdered flintstone!! It should be noted that at this time all the mixtures were powders as opposed to the pastes we see today. It wasn't until the 18th century that it reached the British Isles though, a powder still consisting of elements such as brick dust, cuttlefish and bone amongst other abrasive and damaging agents. The poor applied the powder with their fingers, the rich with brushes. Borax powder was added later to get the frothing effects. Colgate introduced the first toothpaste in the 1870s, firstly in jars and then 3 years later in the kind of tubes we still see today. Bizarrely soap was used as an emulsifying agent right up until the end of the Second World war but thankfully those days have long past. Little has changed since, the addition of fluoride and various 'gimmicks' have been incorporated and specialist brands tailored brands have appeared but otherwise much is the same... ~Clinomyn~ ~General~ Clinonym has been on the market for over 30 years and is one of the top toothpastes for stain removal. It is marketed as the "choice for smokers who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth" but to be fair it can be used for removing any kind of stains from teeth like coffee in my case. After having tried McCleans Whi
      tenin g, Pearl Drops and Aquafresh Whitening this is the one I have come back to ever time because the results are the best. ~First Impressions~ I suppose the marketing gurus wanted a feeling of 'functionality' or 'medicial purpose' and such like when they designed this product packaging. Its all pretty medical and uninspired. It comes in a rather uninspiring looking white tube with block, multicoloured writing(blue/green/red) writing on it and there is no funky gimmicky colouring to the toothpaste either. No cool stripe effects or such like, just a simple white paste which comes oozing onto your toothbrush. Your smile is a serious business! ~Taste/Texture~ Now I'm not one for toothpastes which go overboard in the taste department. I'm not into minty fresh breath if it means I'm going to gag violently should any accidentally get swallowed. Nor am I too keen on the kind of powdery sensation which some toothpastes have which I personally find rather unpleasant. Clinonym is fortunately not designed to give you the kind of minty breath which freaks the cat out but instead to whiten your teeth and protect from decay - no gimmicks I tell you!! Anyway, the taste is pallatable, lightly flavoured so that you don't feel like you are brushing with Polyfilla but not over the top. In terms of texture it is unfortunately a little bit on the powdery side which is my one gripe but its doesn't have that abrasive feeling that some others in this area do. I can brush with confidence that I'm not getting a gleaming white smile at the expense of my tooth enamel. Which is of course always a nice thing. Frothing effects are also minimal which is a bonus unless you like that "rabid beast effect" in the morning. Take that last line how you will... ~Stain Removal~ Yadda, yadda...but does it work?!?! Of course it works or I'd be using something else. The effect isn't
      immediate and its not a miracle solution but the difference is definitely noticable. I also tried the likes of McClean's Whitening and notice absolutely no difference whatsoever although the taste was nice, and Pearl Drops which felt harsh and abrasive and didn't give me much confidence to carry on. you won't notice the effects of this immediately I might add - its not a miracle cure(you need snake oil for that ;o) but it certianly DOES make a difference. Never had a problem with the dentist either so I can only assume that its general toothpaste type properties are as good as the rest on the market as well. ~Price~ Not too expensive, you expect to pay a little more seeing as it is aimed at a specialist area. I suppose you could even argue that it is in fact rather cheap in comparison to some of the more gimmicky brands out there. The lack of stripes, funky applicators, kid attracting gimmickery etc. no doubt allows for this and you can pick up a 75ml tube for anywhere under a very reasonable £1.80 unless you shop in all the wrong places. ~Ingredients~ It should be said here that there is a paste and a gel product available and this is the review of the TOOTHPASTE, not the GEL. :o) <Clynomyn Toothpaste> Contains: Calcium Carbonate, Sorbitol, Aqua, Dicalcium Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Aluminium Silicate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Silica, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Flavour, Sodium Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide, Menthol, Dimethicone, Methylparaben If you are more interested in the gel then apparently it does the same thing but having never tried it I can't pass comment on whether its better or worse. Still in case you are interested then here are the ingredients for that as well. <Clinomint Toothgel> Contains: Neosorb 70/70, Sylodent 750, Glycerin BP, Syloblanc 34, Deionised water, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Cellulos
      e Gum, Peppermi nt Oil BP, Sodium Benzoate BP, Sodium Saccharin BP, Dimethicone BPC, L-Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide ~Overall~ Still reading? I'm impressed! Well its almost over so well done, you have my admiration for making it this far. There is a bottom line when buying toothpaste - does it do the job? Its that simple. I'm sure no one buys it as a fashion accessory, because they love the taste or because the packaging looks funky sitting there next to their oh-so-trendy Bart Simpson air freshener on the window ledge. It doesn't by the way. You buy it because it gets the job done and does so without making you abhore the thought of shoving it in your mouth one more time. Clinonym does what it says it does and it does it better than all the others that I've tried which claim the same results. It does lift stains, does clean your teeth and is a smile-saver for all the smokers, coffee, red wine etc. lovers out there. It'll never replace one of those $50,000 dollar porcelain Hollywood smiles, but its the best alternative you are likely to find unless you do hit the lottery jackpot this weekend. Give it a try, you'll be impressed with the results. :o)

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        18.05.2001 20:21
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        This one wins for me in the range of "Smokers" or whitening toothpastes. I've found many others to be over-priced, chalky tasting or just plain ineffective but this falls into none of those categories. Clinomyn is still a little more expensive than your average toothpaste (about £2.00) but worth it. It has a fresh minty flavour without being overpowering or blowing your head off like some others. No chalky feeling in the mouth or residue after brushing either. Available in a old-fashioned tube only (no fancy pumps!) it does look rather old-fashioned admittedly - a white tube with trademark blue and green colouring with the box being the same, but don't let that put you off. Most supermarkets and good chemists stock it so it's not hard to come by. The most important bit, of course, is does it work? Well, yes, certainly for me anyway. It has fluoride to protect the teeth, as a normal toothpaste would, but also effectively and easily removes those surface stains from smoking, coffee, wine etc even after one (thorough) brushing and with continued use the effects are greater. Initially you probably won't notice any stunning effects but if you use it as your regular toothpaste the gradual effectiveness will start to shine through and it will remove stains such as tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco. I recommend it!

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          14.05.2001 00:18
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          Hi to all those people who love tea and coffee(like me).Those of you who smoke and those of you who like a drop of red wine, all the things that are great for staining teeth but you can't live with out them!! Well you probably could but I would hate to be without my coffee or tea, as I drink so much of both,lol. Wouldn't life be boring without our little vice's;))'' ADVANTAGES ---------- Well it works for a start!! I find clinomyn tooth paste is really great for getting rid of stains. I use it at least twice a day and don't find it to abbraisive like some other brands. It tastes great and leaves your mouth feeling really fresh and clean(minty ahhh). DISADVANTAGES ------------- If I were to say anything negative about it, it would be that it is a little gritty but still it doesn't seem to do my gums any harm and my dentist doesn't seem to want to get his "tools" out so much on my 6 months check ups, so thats a definate advantage for me!!! PRICE! ------ The price of a tube of clinomyn is around £1.75 for a 75ml tube, which is really cheap compared to some of the knew trendy toothpastes out there. Why pay huge amount of money when you can pay £1.75(ish) for something that works. I would recommend it to those of you who need a little help in the stained teeth department:) Availability!!! ------------ Well I've bought this from my local chemist, Tesco, safeway and loads of places like Boots and Superdrug, so it's safe too say its widely available so there's no excuse for those yellow gnasher's folk's (unless you prefer the natural look,ewwwww!). Other Tried and tested brands I've tried! ----------------------------------------- I would only like too add that I have tried several other brands including: Colgate Whitening (not very effective but tastes g
          ood) Eucryl smoker's toothpaste (The worst too date, very abbrasive and also taste's horrid) Macleans Whitening (didn't noticed much difference with this but also tasted good, left mouth very fresh but teeth still stained) Pearl drops (liked the design of the bottle but again didn't make much difference too my teeth, also taste's nice). CONCLUSION ---------- So I have really tried a lot of different whitening toothpastes and I think this is the best. If you know of a better one thats not going to cost the earth then let me know and I'll give it ago:)'''

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            18.04.2001 12:05
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            I've been using Clinonym for about two years now. I am a smoker and I drink my tea and coffe black so you can imagine how stained my teeth can get. Over the years I thought I'd tried every toothpaste on the market, from eucryl to pearldrops to arm and hammer but nothing apart from trips to the dentist was doing the trick. So then I came across clinonym and I'm pleasantly surprised. Not only have the stains vanished but they continue to stay away. At last a product that does what it says on the pack and it doesn't taste disgusting. It has a really nice minty taste not too overpowering.Also your teeth will feel lovely and smooth and clean all day lke they've just been brushed

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              27.09.2000 22:54
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              About six months ago I decided to give up smoking and thought I would never need clinomyn tooth paste again so I threw it away and used normal toothpaste. I failed to give up smoking and carried on using the normal one, and then my teeth started to discolour again with stains reappearing on my front teeth. Now I am using clinomyn toothpaste again, stains have nearly disappeared again. Clean and sparkling my teeth are getting again. The dentist can’t get rid of the stain completely so this must tell you how good this is. Clinomyn is also known as smoker’s toothpaste. It tastes like normal toothpaste If it gets your teeth this clean you would actually wonder what it consists of.

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                22.08.2000 04:53
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                I have had rather badly stained teeth since childhood. Although they are healthy, they are rather porous and so pick up coffee and food stains very easily. Since adolescence, I have been through the mill of whitening toothpastes. I am still a student at age 24 (postgraduate) and so do not have enough money to spend on cosmetic dentistry; but I have tried every sort of whitening toothpaste on the market, Pearl Drops, etc. When I developed some very bad stains on my front teeth, I was extremely embarrassed, refused to smile for days, and was considering saving up for tooth veneers. However when I was at the supermarket, I saw clinomyn advertised at a reasonable price, £1.75. Even though I am not a smoker I decided to give it a try. I have to say I was totally amazed at the results. I use an electric toothpaste and even with only one initial brushing of my teeth, I could see the stains starting to disappear. After a few more applications of the toothpaste to the stains, and about 3 minutes brushing, the stains were completely gone. Now I brush with clinomyn every day, and the stains have not yet reappeared. It sounds stupid but it really gave me back a lot of confidence. Even if you are not a smoker, do give Clinomyn a try. It is a lot cheaper and a lot more effective than any other "whitening" toothpaste.

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