Never heard of Swissdent? I hadn't either until it was introduced to me. Here's a little bit about it:
Swissdent was founded in 2006 by leading Swiss dentist Dr. Vaclav Velkoborsky who recognised the need for gentle, mineralising and whitening toothpaste. He developed a formula which is Swissdent's secret recipe comprised of a special combination of high-tech and natural enzymes. This unique, worldwide patented formula of Swissdent provides a gentle means of brightening and cleaning teeth effectively.
Products that I received:
- Swissdent Extreme Whitening Toothpaste 50mL
- Swissdent Pure Mouthspray 9mL
So what was it about the Swissdent range that drew me in? For the toothpaste:
- Unique formula developed by Dr. Velkoborsky - Nanoxyd® for the bleaching process (micronised calcium peroxide)
- Fruit enzymes (papain and bromelain) remove plaque naturally from the tooth surface
- Texture is different to regular toothpaste because it is SLS-free (sodium-laureth sulphate)
- Vitamin E to protects and revitalise the gums
- Extra cleansing effect with baking soda
Swissdent Extreme Whitening Toothpaste (50mL)
What this product claims to do:
- Particularly suitable for severe tooth discolouration caused by tobacco, tea, coffee or red wine
- Brightens the teeth very gently without scratching the delicate enamel
- Ensures soft, minimally-abrasive cleaning of teeth
- It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to see a difference
Directions of use:
- For optimal results, it is recommended to brush three times a day, without rinsing at night-time
- Brush for 2 minutes using the Swissdent PROFI toothbrush
- Replaced my previous toothpaste with this one for over a month, and still continuing.
- For the first week, I was able to brush my teeth 3 times a day with this toothpaste however due to uni schedule and purely not bothering, I went to back to brushing my teeth twice a day with this toothpaste. I wasn't able to get used to brushing thrice a day.
- It was very difficult to not rinse at night... having toothpaste left in my mouth 'un-rinsed' was uncomfortable and I would continuously have the urge to spit or swallow the excess. I couldn't help but wash it down with water.
- I always brush for at least two minutes, hence I followed that direction
- Used my Colgate medium, soft-bristled toothbrush
- The toothpaste definitely had a different texture to any other toothpaste I tried - it was a lot smoother, slippery and seemed more water soluble/less dense. It felt safe to use
My thoughts and results:
- My teeth are not discoloured from smoking, tea, coffee or red wine (never smoke and seldom drink any of the above) so I didn't test for the effectiveness of any of those
- Since my teeth are 'naturally' discoloured, I knew that the whitening effect wouldn't be very noticeable or obvious within the few weeks stated by the product description
- Although the texture is different, it still 'tastes' like regular minty toothpaste
- In terms of colour, I didn't notice my teeth being any shades different to their normal colour however they looked slightly brighter
- I noticed that the whitening effect was more effective on my back, premolar and molar teeth (inconveniently) and the toothpaste really tried to whiten on my more problematic, front teeth because I could see white spots/streakiness
I have no before and after pictures to share because as I mentioned above, the differences were not that noticeable and photo lighting would have an effect on my teeth's appearance.
I guess I wasn't the most suitable candidate to trial this product for many reasons like not always brushing three times a day, my teeth not being discoloured for the mentioned reasons and keeping my mouth water and rinse-free when brushing at night. But nonetheless I still enjoyed using this toothpaste, I can't really think of any negatives and I will continue using it until it runs out.
Repurchase and/or recommend?
As for repurchasing... it would depend on the price and whether I feel that this benefits me more than regular toothpaste. I do like this toothpaste however I could easily go back to using regular non-whitening toothpastes due to the fact that the results have been quite subtle. I feel that if I want noticeable results, I would need a stronger whitening method that may be more abrasive.The Swissdent website shows that there aren't any authorised stockists in my state which means that I would have to buy online... though I don't really feel the need or desire to purchase toothpaste online.
But yes, I would recommend this toothpaste as it is quite unique to other teeth whitening toothpastes out there. This 'prestigious' brand' has only been introduced to Australia recently and hence I definitely think that it is a worth a try if other whitening products have not been as successful as you had hoped. I would recommend that you give this a try if you have discolouration caused by smoking or drinking coffee, tea or red wine.
Swissdent Pure Mouthspray (9mL)
RRP $15.00 AUD
I didn't expect to receive mouthspray as well as the toothpaste but still I was excited to try this out because I had never used or owned a mouthspray before (they don't seem to be very common). This review will be very brief.
What this product claims to do:
- Fresh breath on the go
- Daily use inhibits plaque formation
- Prevent halitosis (bad breath)
- Brings the mouth back to a health pH level
- None indicated - just spray into the mouth whenever you need to freshen your breath!
- One spray should be enough
My experience and thoughts:
- Initially I didn't find it to be that pleasant to have a massive burst of mintyness in my mouth but after a few times of use, I got used to it.
- One spray was plenty - it makes my whole mouth feel as though I just brushed my teeth or sucked on a mint, chewed gum
- I never took it with me on the go because I prefer to suck on a mint than spray my mouth in public (maybe it's just me but I find it a little odd!)
- I can see how it would prevent halitosis and brings the mouth back to a healthy pH level but not quite sure about inhibiting plaque formation... on teeth? Maybe I am just a little uneducated about the oral cavity
Repurchase and/or recommend?
To be honest, I think that $15 is a little pricey for mouth spray, plus I don't see myself using this often. Again I don't think I would be able to find a stockist of this product here in my city. I could use this as an alternative to mints and gum... or use it as self defence (spray someone in the eyes with it) haha I'm kidding, but yeah I may find myself carrying this in my handbag (takes up less room that mints/gum!) and not repurchasing when it runs out.
If you are looking for a mouthspray then of course I would recommend this one. The spray actually spreads to the whole inside of the mouth unlike some dodgy sprays (not just mouthsprays) that squirt out like a pistol... how annoying would that be with mouthspray! If you want to know exactly what type of mint it is... my guess is that it is spearmint. I do prefer peppermint but I know that peppermint is uncommon for toothpastes/mouthsprays/mouthwashes. I didn't have a choice anyway~
In case you wanted to see a comparison between other brands
That's all to my review, thank you for reading :) If you have any questions, feel free to leave them down below.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and to those in the States, Happy Thanksgiving!
Short and snappy questjen of the week:
Are you happy with your teeth?
My answer: Yes and no, but more no
I want them to be whiter and straighter! I can be quite self-conscious about them. I haven't had braces but I do want to, and also try stronger teeth whitening methods/procedures. I like caring for my teeth's health and appearance as much as possible.
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