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Wringley's Orbit spearmint gums are by far my favourite.
They are sugarfree chewing gums with xylitol that claim to help:
- clean teeth between brushings, after meals
- strenghten your teeth
- stop plaque acid attacks
- rebuild tooth enamel
- freshen breath
Not sure about how true these facts are, but my breath is definitely fresher if I chew on these after meals - whenever I don't have the chance to brush my teeth (which I always prefer, anyways).
Sometimes it's just impossible to take your toothbrush and go and brush your teeth, so Orbit's chewing gums are a nice alternative.
I prefer the spearmint flavor over the peppermint one because I find it freshen my breath enough without being too strong.
I also like how these gums are packaged. They are 14 and come in a compact packaging, each gum wrapped into a thin paper, all lined up next to each other. In this way, the package is thinner and each gum stays fresh until you unwrap it.
I usually grab a package of them every time I go to the supermarket and see them near the till. They are slightly more expensive than other common chewing gums, but still reasonably priced.
This is one of my favourite chewing gums as it has an excellent long-lasting taste and more side effects such as cleaning your teeth and keeping them white and clean, leaving you with fresh breath. The chewing gum comes in a packet similar to that, which drugs are stored and distributed in. The packet is made from plastic and foil and you can pop the chewing gum pieces through the foil, but they are well and truly kept fresh until this point, which is good.
There is a cardboard sleeve covering the packet, which is blue and white with the 'Wrigley's Orbit Professional' logo across the front. The packet is very bright and attractive but the price is slightly more expensive than other chewing gums, which is off-putting but it's worth buying!
Each piece of gum is white with tiny blue crystals in it. Once you pop it in your mouth, you can immediately taste a very fresh minty flavour. As you start chewing, you can feel the small crystals in the gum breaking up and it's quite a sensational and satisfying feeling. These little crystals help to keep your teeth clean.
The chewing gum tastes very nice in itself and the pieces are of ideal sizes so they don't get in the way of talking too much and can discretely be chewed. The gum has a very fresh and slightly intense flavour. It leaves you with great smelling breath and is very satisfying to chew. It doesn't really make up for not brushing teeth at all, but it does aid your teeth in terms of health and cleanliness. However, it can help to cut down on other habits such as smoking and nail-biting and more. I'd recommend it despite the premium price tag towards 50p as it's worth it.
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If you were ever fortunate enough to meet me in person, the one thing I could guarantee is that I would be chewing gum. I am addicted to gum, when I am not chewing it I feel certain my teeth are not shiny clean and my breath is not minty fresh and my confidence in speaking to someone face to face is shattered.
I have chewed just about every gum on the market at one time or another but recently have been using Orbit professional which is made by the king of gum`s, Wrigley's. I find this gum keeps my teeth feeling silky smooth and my breath smelling lovely but as well as that the taste from this gum is very long lasting and very nice.
There is nothing worse than a gum that starts of super minty and within two minutes chewing is completely tasteless. With Wrigley`s Orbit professional you get around ten to fifteen minutes of minty flavour and even once it has died down or gone altogether there doesn't seem to be that sort of chewing an elastic band taste from this gum that you get from others.
This like most gums these days has a crunchy candy outer coating which dissolves quickly on the tongue but in the coating of this one are little blue flecks which do not dissolve as quickly and are what helps to make your teeth feel as clean as they remove plaque as you chew.
I am currently paying 48p for a packet of this gum and a packet contains 10 pieces, I use between a packet and a half and two packets a day but find it money very well spent. I love a clean feeling mouth and with Wrigley`s Orbit professional gum that is exactly what I get!
This has to be my favourite chewing gum of all time. I adore the texture and the taste of this chewing gum and it seems to do a good job for my teeth too. It is tricky to buy in some shops but when you do find it, it will cost you around 45p for 8 pieces. They come in pieces/tablets, NOT sticks.
They come in a small rectangular cardboard box that is open at either end. This enables the foil packaging to slide out. This packaging is rather like what you get drugs in - a silver packaging with plastic capsules containing the gum.
Getting a piece of gum out is easy. You simply press down underneath and the gum pops out the top. Popping one in my mouth, I immediately feel the rough texture with my tongue. The intensity of the flavour begins as you take your first bite. The tablets are a good size, and larger than Wrigley´s spearmint/peppermint pieces you get in the small packets.
They have a minty taste to them (obviously) but it is a really nice flavour. It doesn´t taste like any other chewing gum. The texture is lovely too and you can feel small granules crackling in-between your teeth. They seem to give your teeth a really good clean and leave you with fresh breath and a clean mouth.
Overall, it is a great chewing gum and I would recommend you try it out. They taste quite unique and have a lovely flavour. The pieces are a good size but not too large and they come in a stylish packaging. They do seem to give your teeth a bit of a clean and leave you with fresh minty breath.
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- Recon -
I saw an advert about this chewing gum, I got the message that it cleaned your teeth better than sellotape. In truth I would imagine that most chewing gums would clean your teeth better than sellotape, I was more interested as to whether it would clean better than other chewing gums. Firstly I have used gum to freshen my breath but never thought of it to clean teeth with. In the interest of fairness I decided to try this along with another brand. To make it more interesting I decided not to clean my teeth first thing in the morning to put them both through their paces.
First up I tried Wrigleys extra peppermint sugarfree gum. This has a nice strong flavour, the flavour lasts quite a long time and leaves my breath feeling fresh, it did not however leave my teeth feeling any cleaner. I decided that this should be a five-minute test so at the end of five minutes out it came, no I dont swallow.
The following day came the time to try Wrigleys orbit professional fresh mint. Again I chose not to clean my teeth prior to using the gum, I popped a little crispy coated blue flecked pillow into my mouth and began to masticate. The first thing I noticed was the little blue flecks do not dissolve like the rest of the outer coat, this results in a very crunchy chew. The closest I can describe this is eating a sandwich from a picnic on a windy beach, that can be very crunchy. The only difference being after about two minutes the blue flecks melted and the crunching stopped. I also felt a squeaking when biting this gum, that was a strange sensation to say the least, not unpleasant just strange. The flavour and therefore the breath freshening was much milder when compared to the extra gum, I think that a stronger flavour would be nicer. After the five minutes were over out it came.
The surprise came when I ran my tongue over my teeth, they did indeed have a just brushed feeling all polished and smooth. But wait on further inspection with my tongue, not all of my teeth had that feeling, neither did my gums, which when you think of it makes sense. I decided at this point that a further test would be needed.
The final test took place the following day, again the avoidance of brushing my test was essential to achieve in my view well balanced results. This time I popped in two of the little blue flecked pillows, it was marginally harder to chew two at the same time, the crunchiness was more pronounced although it did not last very much longer than with the one piece. After the five minute test, out it popped. The tongue test revealed all of my teeth had the just brushed feeling, however the gums still felt the need of a good brushing, my mouth felt refreshed but even though two were used I still would have preferred a stronger flavour to compliment the cleaning effect.
In conclusion I would say that nothing replaces the feeling of freshly brushed teeth and no amount of chewing gum will be of benefit to the gums. I also wonder whether regular use of this gum and its crunchy blue flecks would over a length of time have a detrimental effect of the enamel of the teeth.
Two pieces of gum were much better than one, in fact one piece is just not enough for the job, maybe if Wrigleys made them slightly larger then one would be enough.
As a stand by when you have no access to your toothbrush then I would recommend this gum but not for regular use.
The chewing gum itself is sold in blister packs containing 10 pieces this is sheathed in a thin blue and white card that has a simple but attractive design, I think it is reasonably priced at 45p and is widely available.
The boring bit
Sweeteners (xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, aspartame, acesulfame k),
Thickener Gum Arabic, Humectant glycerine (non animal)
Flavourings Sodium polyphosphate,
Glazing agent (E903),
Contains a source of phenylalanine, excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.
100g gives you;
Carbohydrate 59g (of which sugars 0g, polyols 59g, starch 0g)
Fat 0g (of which saturated fatty acids 0g)
Suitable for vegetarians.
Here is a final thought, when they talk of the calorific value does that depend on whether you spit or swallow? The gum.
Orbit Professional Gum looked so appealing in my local corner shop, sitting tall and proud in a massive package compared to other gum, I just had to buy it, well; it was an experience like no other gum.
Price wise it was a bit of an expensive buy for a packet of chewing gum, compared to other Wrigleys gum, it was 45p a packet for 10 pieces of gum, so it does tend to be more expensive than standard gum.
When I first seen it in the shop the packaging seamed domineering over the other gum there. Its in a blue and white packaging, with Wrigleys Orbit Professional written across the middle, next to it is a picture of the gum itself. It also has the standard sugar free gum printed on the bottom. On the back of the packaging it has the FDI world dental federation mark, along with a description of the product fresh mint Orbit Professional with Micro granules tastes great and cleans you teeth in a way you can really feel unlike most gum, it comes in an outer box, which is made up of four sides, and no ends, inside this is blister pack which the gum is housed in this keeps it fresh and stops your gum getting covered in bits when inside your pocket.
The nutritional information is in a small box, at the bottom of the packaging, next to the bar code. It contains, per 100g 155kcals, protein 0g, carbs 63g, fat 0g, fibre 0g, and sodium 0.2g.
The ingredients contains a lot of chemicals, sweeteners, gum base, humectant glycerine, thickener gum Arabic, flavourings, sodium polyphosphate, E171, E903, E133.
They also state that it is suitable for vegetarians and contains a source of phenylalanine, excessive consumption may produce laxative effects
When you first pop it into you mouth you get a burning taste of mint when you bite into the gum, it feels a bit rough, as the Micro granules get to work, this can be uncomfortable for the first 20-40 seconds until they soften up, and get combined in with the chewing gum. The taste of the gum remains minty for a good time after you first start chewing, at approximately 5-7 minutes, yes I know I am sad I sat here with my stopwatch. Once the flavour has gone I tend to spit it out.
The gum made my teeth feel cleaner, and would probly clean the better if i chewed the gum for longer, but to do that they would need to keep the flavor for longer. The best way in my opinion to clean your teeth on the go is to have an apple, 30p cheaper, and actually works.
When your mouth feels like the bottom of an ashtray gum is the easiest, most practical way of refreshing whilst out, but not all gums are equal.
This one I have found the best. It is designed with bit in to clean teeth and refresh your mouth. When you first start chewing it is strange, the gritty texture is obvious, but it does work. The packet is well design and with a foil packet you push the gum out of like tablets, it is also hygienic.
Now I am not a particular fan of gum chewing, I believe it belongs in the land of slack mouthed chavs, however, there are occasions when it is good to have something. Orbit Professional is the one I prefer.
It is sugar free and can be bought anywhere, although more expensive than most at about 40p a packet.
Wrigley's Orbit Complete Spearmint Sugar Free chewing gum. Healthy, clean and fresh (with Xylitol). Made by Wrigley's Quantity per pack:14 tabs per pack