I've used this on and off (mostly off) for about a year because it's at my boyfriend's house so I've used it when I slept over. I've always hated the disgusting sour taste in my mouth after using this. Also I found it kind of disgusting that there were little dark blue pieces in it when I spit it out in the sink. So about 3 months ago I went on Yahoo! Answers to figured out what it was and saw all the horrible reviews on this stuff about how it numbs your mouth and MAKES YOUR TEETH TURN BROWN!! I immediately stopped using this and told my boyfriend to do the same. I've told all my friends about this horrible product. I will never use this Pro Health line again (we also stopped using the Pro health toothpaste and threw that away yet this mouth wash has yet to be thrown away and is still sitting on my boyfriend's bathroom counter with the same amount of mouth wash in the bottle thatw as there 3 months ago). I also looked at a ton of other reviews on other sites and then came on MUA to read what others have said. On the back of the tooth paste bottle I actually remember reading that it mentioned that it could cause stains on the teeth. Disgusting!!!!! I'm almost completely turned off Crest and all of their products because of this mouth wash and toothpaste alone but.. I'm giving them one last try.
Will I buy this again? Hell to the no.
Also I forgot to add, I read somewhere (possibly even on here) that a dental assistant said that the stuff in this mouth wash that gives your mouth the numb feeling that many people experience from this is actually the same ingredient in mouth wash that the dentist that she works for gives to patients that have just had mouth surgery.. in other words its supposed to be used for people to numb the soreness of a recent oral surgery.. not for normal use on normal people. wtf?
Okay, so I can't comment too much on this product because I only used it twice! I was looking at some user reviews after I had bought this...and found on Amazon and another dental site where users everywhere were getting stains on their teeth. I then googled the main ingredients and found a lot of bad stuff about this stuff when used long term. So, I quickly threw my bottle in the garbage. Won't even take the risk of any stains on my teeth...especially when good old Listerine is always available!
The one thing I can report after my 2 uses...is that I did not like the aftertaste that this left in my mouth. Instead of feeling minty clean...it kinda left a metallic taste and my tongue feeling a little numb. Yuk!
I'm surprised I have not seen any reviews on make up alley for this product by someone in the dental field. I am a dental assistant and I know why some people have brown stains and loss of taste. This product contains chlorhexidine, a chemical antiseptic most commonly used in a prescription mouthwash prescribed by dentists for patients with periodontal disease or have had recent oral surgery. It kills all the bacteria in your mouth and prevents more of it from growing, even the bacteria you are supposed to have in your mouth. It is not meant to be used for long periods of time, usually no more than two weeks, any longer and you will get brown stains on your teeth and loss of taste. I know the dentist I work for will never recommend someone to use it. If you want to use mouthwash use Listerine, I know it burns but it works, if used properly. And if you only use it twice a day like the bottle says it won't hurt your gums, it's the people who use it more than that who are drying out their mouths... If your dentist is recommending you use this it's because they want you to come in for a cleaning when it stains your teeth and they make more money off you.
I too am surprised by the bad reviews. I love this stuff - a very nice alternative to Listerine + it was recommended by my dentist. I have had NO adverse reactions and have used off/on for a few years. I like the mild taste; it doesn't burn like Listerine. Even my husband (mr so very picky) likes it and that is hi praise indeed.
Wow is there a bad batch of this stuff floating around?! I'm shocked to read some of the previous reviews. The whole pro health line was recommended to me by my dentist last year and I've been using it everyday since then with zero problems. I've been using the toothpaste both day and night versions and the mouthwash also day and night versions, and I've tried the whitening mouthwash as well. I haven't gotten any brown stains, numbing or burning feeling, or metallic taste in my mouth from using these products. This is actually my favorite mouthwash...I can't tolerate the burn from Listerine so this is ideal for me. I've also used this mouthwash with different toothpastes as well such as rembrandt and supersmile. I'm sorry that some of you have had problems but this line of products have been a Godsend to me.
This stuff makes me sick literally. I've used this off and on about three separate times and each time if I use for more than 3-4 days I get a slight flu. I used this only at night before bed,after brushing my teeth, and every time I used it I woke up the next morning with an aching and slightly hot feeling in my throat. With prolonged use I'd get a slight fever. Also I noticed that after using this within the next hour , and especially the next morning, THE SKIN ON THE INSIDE OF MY MOUTH (gums/cheeks) START TO PEEL OFF! I've had to reach inside my mouth and pull thin strips of skin off of my inner cheek and that's really gross not to mention freaky. I can say positively that my teeth look whiter but with all the other things that go along with it I don't want to keep using this. After reading some of the other reviews I'm glad to know I'm not alone when it comes to problems with this stuff. IMO I would not recommend it to anyone and Crest needs to go back to the drawing board big time. I'd give this a zero rating if I could. Note: So reading online I see that this contains something called cetylpyridinium chloride which is an antiseptic agent that's also used in pesticides. Fabulous. : ( Definitely not using this ever again and will tell people not to also.
Hmm...I am puzzled and intrigued by the reviews stating all these bad outcomes from this product. I have never had a problem. I don't use this every day. I would say more like once every three days. I have never had any problem whatsoever- no brown stains, no numbness, nothing. My biggest complaint would be that this doesn't burn at all. That burn makes me feel like a mouthwash is working. I like-no, LOVE- the burn I get from other mouthwashes. I would add that I don't drink coffee, tea, or cola. I have heard of those products having a synergistic browning effect upon mouthwash users' teeth.
Hi, I cannot comment on any brown stains developing on my teeth ......I have not experienced anything like that from this product. However... everytime I have used this, my mouth and lips go strangley NUMB.
I think I would rather risk the slight burn I get from Listernine! :(
Thank God I happened upon these reviews. For the last month I've been shocked and horrified by the faint brown stains between some of my teeth. After a lifetime of unblemished teeth, I couldn't imagine what was causing it... and now it turns out it was the big evil bottle of Crest Pro Health on my bathroom counter. I went through 2 ginormous bottles of this stuff. :( How can Crest live with themselves? Seriously folks, this is the stuff email chains were made for - let people know, they'll thank you for saving their smile.
I wish I could give this ZERO lippies!! I used it one day and the nasty taste wouldn't ever leave my mouth. I even brushed my teeth after using it to get the lurking taste out and that didn't work. I made the mistake of getting lobster that night (which I never do) and it RUINED my food experience. My lobster tasted like Crest crap. I take That ticked me off so bad. I havn't gotten to eat lobster since and that was around 2 years ago...