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Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash, Spearmint Surge, 8.4 Fluid Ounce
- 12 hour protection
- Alcohol free
- Kills 99% of germs
- Significantly reduces plaque
- Prevents gingivitis
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Flavor: Spearmint Surge | Size: 8.4 Fluid Ounce
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Update 10/14/14: went for regular cleaning and hygienist was able to remove all the brown lines. Not only were they on the bottom teeth but the top front as well. Will go back to using ACT since it doesn't stain.
With cavity AND gingivitis protection, I know that I'm not missing out on anything either. Staying with this one as long as it's available and decently priced.
After extensive research I stumbled on this Colgate Total brand, and although all of their colorful varieties are alcohol-free, this is by far my favorite. The "burn" is mild enough that I am able to tolerate a full 45 second rinse, and the taste is smooth and evaporates only a few minutes after use. It leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean without an overwhelming taste that destroys the rest of my morning.
The purple color is also fun and helps keep the product attractive to the kids.
Of course, the down side of Listerine is the sting of the alcohol as you rinse. It's bracing to some, painful to others.
This Colgate Total Mouthwash supposedly has the same anti-gingivitis properties and none of the alcohol.
Indeed, rinsing your mouth with this stuff is a pleasant experience. It tastes rather like the rinse at the dentist's office and leaves a clean taste in your mouth, with perhaps a slight chemical aftertaste.
I can't make any claims about the anti-gingivitis properties, as I'm not due at the dentist's office for a few months. I can say I don't seem to see any less plaque collecting at the back of my mouth, as excavated by the rubber-tipped cleaning tool I use every night in my endless dental regimen.
I have deducted one star because this mouthwash is hella expensive, north of thirty cents an ounce compared to about six cents an ounce for the generic Listerine I buy from Dollar General.
So I for one will probably opt for the generic Listerine. But if you're in a 12-step program or need to avoid alcohol -- and you can afford this product -- you should probably try it.
* Alcohol-free formula doesn't sting when you rinse.
* Supposed to protect against germs for 12 hours.
* Very expensive compared to Listerine or generic equivalents with alcohol.
* Doesn't seem to reduce plaque any more than Listerine.
Now having said that, it's a pleasant mouthwash and does taste "strong".... there is a strong chemical after taste and I sneeze once every single time I use this, so not sure what that's about. Would I buy this? No, I'd buy a store generic as I just don't believe these claims. But if you do or your dentist recommends it, I can say that the taste is tolerable and the chemical aftertaste subsides after about 10 minutes.
HOWEVER, I read the fine print which mentioned it could cause teeth staining. I looked, and yes my teeth were getting stained, and it is the only thing I've done differently lately. So I threw it away. So there's a heads up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Leaves breath feeling fresh, not too strong, cannot tell if there is alcohol content or not, good for sensitive gums. Read morePublished 13 months ago by loklok104
I bought this 6 days ago because I had coupons for it. However, after the first time using it, our tongues felt "burned" and everything tasted funny. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Natalie Sanders
Stained my teeth. For over 2 years my dental hygienist commented on how much my teeth were getting stained but could not determine what was causing the issue. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Yuck. I recently purchased this mouthwash and I'm sorry I ever did. It doesn't make my mouth feel clean or fresh, and it leaves a weird aftertaste that messes with the taste of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by HNK
I like it. It tastes pretty good. There isn't any mouthwash out there that tastes phenomenal but I have tasted some pretty bad ones. I would buy this one again. Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by Trevor J. Flannigan
really works good
fresh feeling, clean mouth, clean teeth
you don't need much, get a bunch and stock it up
will keep you out of the dental office
(sent from a... Read more
As far as mouthwashes go, this one isn't bad. The “Wintermint Rush” flavor smells great, and as an added bonus it doesn't sting like the cheaper brands because it isn't... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Ty Arthur
Great taste and product. No burning affect. Cool mint. Very small bottle for the price. Won't buy again from amazon but the product is not at fault for that.Published on April 4, 2014 by NHirschfelt