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Crest Pro-Health Rinse

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Crest Pro-Health Rinse
 
3.9

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crest Pro-Health Night Oral Rinse Makes my teeth feel so clean

Well I do not recall why I bought Crest Pro-Health Night Oral Rinse. Probably a coupon and sale would do the trick. Plus it has no alcohol, figured hey this shouldn't burn my...Read complete review

Well I do not recall why I bought Crest Pro-Health Night Oral Rinse. Probably a coupon and sale would do the trick. Plus it has no alcohol, figured hey this shouldn't burn my mouth like some other brands. I must say I use this every night now. You know that yucky feeling you get in the morning? Like there is some kind of film on your teeth even though you cleaned them before bed. And where does that feeling come from anyhow?

Well the first time I used Crest Pro-Health Night oral rinse, when I woke up in the morning I couldn't believe it. I can't say my teeth felt like a babies behind, but there was no film feeling. I kept feeling around looking for it with my tongue, and I didn't feel it. Kind of that just brushed feeling. Didn't feel the need to put my hand by my mouth to say Morning to my hubby. So I was sold, very happy with my purchase, when I see a coupon and sale that's a bonus to me. I love my coupons and a good sale.

Crest won me over with this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pro-Health is Oral Suicide (If You React Like I did)

The only justification I can think of for liking this stuff is that it tastes satisfactory, and meets the claim of being toothpaste because it's called toothpaste and looks like toothpaste. Plus, you...Read complete review

The only justification I can think of for liking this stuff is that it tastes satisfactory, and meets the claim of being toothpaste because it's called toothpaste and looks like toothpaste. Plus, you can brush your teeth with it (if you must). Also, perhaps it's better than some alternatives that might do the same job, like scouring powder. Of course scouring powder wouldn't be good, but unlike Crest Pro-Health, it probably wouldn't turn your mouth into mozzarella cheese, or make you look like you're auditioning for a part in the next Batman movie as the Joker.**First, some facts:**

*What's In It*

Crest Pro-Health toothpaste is classified as a toothpaste by the FDA, AMA, and probably Poison Control (because it is not paint thinner, although you may start to believe it is by the end of this review). It's of a normal toothpaste-like consistency, and is a sort of gel, blue, with little white specs in it.

Ingredient wise, the active ingredient is: Stannous flouride 0.454% for 'anticavity, antigingivitis, antisensitivity'. I believe this is some sort of new ingredient. The inactive ingredient list contains your typical silica's and phosphates (and polyethylenes...yay!).

**What it Claims and Does**

Unlike scouring powder, Crest Pro Health toothpaste is minty, and you can brush your teeth without gagging. Initial results from it after a highly *scientific* 'tongue-test' (feel teeth with tongue) it also seems to clean teeth about as effectively as any other toothpaste. It also claims to be a whitener, and de-sensitizer (both of which I need).

**Whitener**

As a whitener, I didn't notice much difference in the color of my teeth after about a week of use. Granted this is probably too short a period to tell anything, plus it wasn't a straight week (I tried it on and off). Additionally my teeth weren't stained (which some people claim happens), but I did not notice any change in color good or bad in that short period of time.

**De-sensitzer**

I have very sensitive teeth (luckily my teeth can't read, or this statement would surely upset them), so I'll take anything to toughen up the lil' chompers. When I heard that Pro-Health claimed to do that as well, it was my primary reason for wanting to try it (in addition to my dentist recommending it). Unfortunately, I may never know if it really works well for that, as I was barely able to use it for a week.

 

**A Cure Worse than the Disease**

While you probably want something strong in a toothpaste in order to kill off the germs in your mouth (I've seen germs in mouthwash commercials.  They're pretty ugly as cartoons), you do not want Rambo who is willing to accept collateral damage as part of the job. Here, the innocent bystander is your mouth, and there are two primary casualties you may suffer with this stuff:

The **first** and most immediate side-effect (yes, a *side effect* from toothpaste) is that it literally tears your mouth up. Even after my first brushing, within 5 minutes of rinsing I began to notice what felt like a slimy, stringy, film on the inside of your mouth. I rinsend again, but it would not go away. Eventually I found that the only thing that works to remove the stringy accumulations in your mouth is a paper towel, a napkin, or your finger. These things must be swept through your mouth to remove the strings. After a while, you'll realize that this filmy substance is not from the toothpaste, it's from your ***mouth***. This paste actually does something to the inside of your mouth which causes a layer of skin to peel off. This skin shedding can last up to an hour. In fact, you may decide you can deal with it initially, but after a while it just gets very annoying, especially when you're out of the house, on your way to work in the morning, or even before going to bed (Wife: kiss you? No thanks.) Plus, put plainly, it's just 'gross'. And no, it doesn't seem to go away after repeated brushing (although it does become reduced, probably because you have less skin to shed!)

**Second**: The Joker Effect. After a few days of brushing with Crest Pro-Health and swabbing your mouth to remove the murded skin cells, you may also notice that it's not just the inside of your mouth this toothpaste is affecting. I began to notice that on the outside corners of my mouth I was developing a slight discoloration. It was kind of like when you drank red Kool-Aid as a kid. You'd get red on the sides of your mouth as a badge of honor. Unfortunately while Kool-Aide washes off, this does not. I can imagine that if I used it long enough, I would begin to look like I had a permanent smile (or perhaps frown since it drips down a bit), much like the Joker in Batman. What's worse, like the Joker's smile, I was beginning to worry that it would be permanent. It actually took almost a month after I quit using Pro-Health for the tint to go away. Even now, many months later, I swear I can still see a slight hint of pink there at the sides of my lips.

**Conclusion? To quote every 13-year-old girl in America: OMG (Oh My G*d), it's Sooo Gross!!**

Why use toothpaste with this many side-effects? It's simple: don't. This stuff really isn't worth the hassle of wiping up your skin after using it, or the risk of getting permanent fruit-punch mouth stains. Plus, as mentioned, one of the warnings on the box that they ****do**** mention (unlike the others) is possible 'surface staining of the teeth'. While I did not experience this, for a 'Pro-Health' toothpaste with whitening to potentially cause staining, not to mention what I did notice, I don't really know why it's still on the market. Apparently some people do not experience these phenomena (although I've read a lot of Internet forums that mention it), but why take the risk? There are plenty of other products out there that won't risk mascara-mouth or treat your oral cavity as an extra in a slasher movie.

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3.0

This mouthwash does not make my mouth feel clean.

By 

from lakeland, florida

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I have used Crest Pro-Health Rinse on a few occasions and I have to say I am not impressed. Crest mouthwash seems to lack some very important factors when it comes to getting my mouth fresh and clean. This mouthwash costs more than I usually spend, so I was unhappy to find that it tasted a little weird and that my mouth felt gross after using it. My teeth and gums did not feel fresh and I had to brush my teeth after I used the product. In fact, this rinse made me feel a little bit sick to my stomach. It is not a mouthwash that I would use again. I tried it more than once just to make sure it was not me that was having the problem and the nausea happened each time. This product just lacks the quality I have come to expect in items offered by Crest. My breath did not stay fresh the first time and it only was fresh after the second time, because I brushed my teeth after I used it! I would definitely recommend choosing a different mouthwash for your dental health needs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite mouthwash!

By 

from Stanton, CA

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I absolutely love this mouthwash! It is by Crest, so you know that it is a quality product already. It is also Pro-Health, so you know that it is making your mouth healthier by killing all of those pesky germs! This really is a staple mouthwash in my home. The biggest selling point? The fact that it is a totally gentle tasting formula. Many of the other mouthwashes on the market these days are completely harsh and make you want to spit them out the minute they enter your mouth. Not Crest's Pro-Health Rinse. It is an actual enjoyable experience swishing with it. I think that the appeal with some of the spicier or more chemical-y mouthwashes is the feeling that they get your teeth and gums cleaner. Not with this one. You still feel like you are getting an absolute clean mouth, you just do not have to suffer for it. Always a plus in my book! I will be buying this as long as they are selling it.

 
5.0

This product is wonderful

By 

from USA

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

The crest wintergreen mouthwash is great and one of my personal favorites. I've been using it for almost a year now, it freshens breath and leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. I use it twice a day after brushing my teeth and have noticed it actually has whitened my teeth, compared to when I do not use it. It's a great product and I would recommend it to a lot of people.

 
5.0

Clean wintergreen

By 

from USA

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I usually use the regular clean mint mouth wash after brushing but when I went to pick up a new bottle all they had was the clean wintergreen. I thought I'd give it a go. I really like it. The clean mint wash made my mouth feel weird and tingly but the wintergreen tastes and feels like mouthwash should. I'll definitely be buying from now on.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

My tongue went numb with one use

By 

from USA

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I bought this thinking it would help keep the teeth clean and restore the enamle on a sensitive tooth. I couln't use it for more than a couple days. I had problems after the first use. I used it before bed and followed the directions, no food or drink for 30 minutes. Not a problem as I went to bed. The next day my tongue felt numb all day. I hate to give up on something after one try, what if it was a fluke. I used it a second night (I'm not even using it the twice a day that's recommended) and again my tongue was numb, desensitized to salt. This rinse is the only thing new or out of the ordinary that I did. Won't use it again. It's been three days and my tongue still feels odd. I found some reviews of this on another site and one person said their tongue was numb for four weeks. Bring on the Listerine.

 
1.0

Painful, bleeding, swelling.

By 

from USA

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

My mouth is numb, my gums are swollen, and it bleeds when I brush. I only used this product once, last night! It burned a little while I was using it, but that seemed normal, then I woke up this morning and half my face is very swollen. I hope it goes down soon. I would really, really recommend not using this product if you have sensitive teeth/gums. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD OUCH.

 
2.0

Crest Pro Health coats your tongue blue.

By 

from Broken Arrow, OK

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I don't care for this mouthwash. On the plus side it dosen't sting if you have a problem with that which I don't, but what really annoys me is that it coats your tongue blue. Also, I don't like how foamy it is.
They could improve this mouth rinse if they made it clear and took the foaming agents out.

(72 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pro-Health is Oral Suicide (If You React Like I did)

By 

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

The only justification I can think of for liking this stuff is that it tastes satisfactory, and meets the claim of being toothpaste because it's called toothpaste and looks like toothpaste. Plus, you can brush your teeth with it (if you must). Also, perhaps it's better than some alternatives that might do the same job, like scouring powder. Of course scouring powder wouldn't be good, but unlike Crest Pro-Health, it probably wouldn't turn your mouth into mozzarella cheese, or make you look like you're auditioning for a part in the next Batman movie as the Joker.**First, some facts:**

*What's In It*

Crest Pro-Health toothpaste is classified as a toothpaste by the FDA, AMA, and probably Poison Control (because it is not paint thinner, although you may start to believe it is by the end of this review). It's of a normal toothpaste-like consistency, and is a sort of gel, blue, with little white specs in it.

Ingredient wise, the active ingredient is: Stannous flouride 0.454% for 'anticavity, antigingivitis, antisensitivity'. I believe this is some sort of new ingredient. The inactive ingredient list contains your typical silica's and phosphates (and polyethylenes...yay!).

**What it Claims and Does**

Unlike scouring powder, Crest Pro Health toothpaste is minty, and you can brush your teeth without gagging. Initial results from it after a highly *scientific* 'tongue-test' (feel teeth with tongue) it also seems to clean teeth about as effectively as any other toothpaste. It also claims to be a whitener, and de-sensitizer (both of which I need).

**Whitener**

As a whitener, I didn't notice much difference in the color of my teeth after about a week of use. Granted this is probably too short a period to tell anything, plus it wasn't a straight week (I tried it on and off). Additionally my teeth weren't stained (which some people claim happens), but I did not notice any change in color good or bad in that short period of time.

**De-sensitzer**

I have very sensitive teeth (luckily my teeth can't read, or this statement would surely upset them), so I'll take anything to toughen up the lil' chompers. When I heard that Pro-Health claimed to do that as well, it was my primary reason for wanting to try it (in addition to my dentist recommending it). Unfortunately, I may never know if it really works well for that, as I was barely able to use it for a week.

 

**A Cure Worse than the Disease**

While you probably want something strong in a toothpaste in order to kill off the germs in your mouth (I've seen germs in mouthwash commercials.  They're pretty ugly as cartoons), you do not want Rambo who is willing to accept collateral damage as part of the job. Here, the innocent bystander is your mouth, and there are two primary casualties you may suffer with this stuff:

The **first** and most immediate side-effect (yes, a *side effect* from toothpaste) is that it literally tears your mouth up. Even after my first brushing, within 5 minutes of rinsing I began to notice what felt like a slimy, stringy, film on the inside of your mouth. I rinsend again, but it would not go away. Eventually I found that the only thing that works to remove the stringy accumulations in your mouth is a paper towel, a napkin, or your finger. These things must be swept through your mouth to remove the strings. After a while, you'll realize that this filmy substance is not from the toothpaste, it's from your ***mouth***. This paste actually does something to the inside of your mouth which causes a layer of skin to peel off. This skin shedding can last up to an hour. In fact, you may decide you can deal with it initially, but after a while it just gets very annoying, especially when you're out of the house, on your way to work in the morning, or even before going to bed (Wife: kiss you? No thanks.) Plus, put plainly, it's just 'gross'. And no, it doesn't seem to go away after repeated brushing (although it does become reduced, probably because you have less skin to shed!)

**Second**: The Joker Effect. After a few days of brushing with Crest Pro-Health and swabbing your mouth to remove the murded skin cells, you may also notice that it's not just the inside of your mouth this toothpaste is affecting. I began to notice that on the outside corners of my mouth I was developing a slight discoloration. It was kind of like when you drank red Kool-Aid as a kid. You'd get red on the sides of your mouth as a badge of honor. Unfortunately while Kool-Aide washes off, this does not. I can imagine that if I used it long enough, I would begin to look like I had a permanent smile (or perhaps frown since it drips down a bit), much like the Joker in Batman. What's worse, like the Joker's smile, I was beginning to worry that it would be permanent. It actually took almost a month after I quit using Pro-Health for the tint to go away. Even now, many months later, I swear I can still see a slight hint of pink there at the sides of my lips.

**Conclusion? To quote every 13-year-old girl in America: OMG (Oh My G*d), it's Sooo Gross!!**

Why use toothpaste with this many side-effects? It's simple: don't. This stuff really isn't worth the hassle of wiping up your skin after using it, or the risk of getting permanent fruit-punch mouth stains. Plus, as mentioned, one of the warnings on the box that they ****do**** mention (unlike the others) is possible 'surface staining of the teeth'. While I did not experience this, for a 'Pro-Health' toothpaste with whitening to potentially cause staining, not to mention what I did notice, I don't really know why it's still on the market. Apparently some people do not experience these phenomena (although I've read a lot of Internet forums that mention it), but why take the risk? There are plenty of other products out there that won't risk mascara-mouth or treat your oral cavity as an extra in a slasher movie.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not a fan of this rinse at all

By 

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

I decided to try this rinse because it was alcohol free and thus wouldn't have to worry about any burning sensation in my mouth. However, I noticed that the more I used it, the more brown stains I saw forming on my teeth. At first I thought it was because I wasn't brushing well enough, so I took more time brushing. But that didn't matter...my stains still appeared. When I went to the dentist for a cleaning she asked me if I was brushing effectively! That was when I noticed something wasn't right. When I asked around about what kind of rinse they were using, a few of them told me they did use Crest Pro Health, but stopped because it contained the ingredient stannous flouride, the ingredient that apparently was causing the staining! So my gut feeling was correct. After I heard that I stopped it, and alas I wasn't getting all those stains anymore. I decided to suck it up and use Listerine, and ever since I've had great checkups.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Burn Minty Fresh

By 

from Junction City, OR

Comments about Crest Pro-Health Rinse:

Whoever had the great idea of creating this product deserves an award! Better than Listerine, which burns your mouth and tastes awful, and isn't a "kid's" mouthwash. The only brand of mouthwash I will buy or use in my household, the Crest brand.

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