Crest Pro-Health Rinse
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”
Crest Pro-Health rinse claims to guard against plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath for 12 hours. After brushing, just rinse for 30 seconds and you’re done for 12 hours. Though this may sound like another great Crest product, it is not without its flaws.
So before you slap down that $6 for oral health in a bottle, check out the reasons you might want to put it in reverse and head back to the alcohol-based mouthwashes.
Crest Pro-Health rinse with no alcohol is great for those of us who can’t quite handle that hot laser feeling in our mouths first thing in the morning. There is no burning sensation while using this mouthwash, which is a definite plus.
It can even be used when you have a canker sore or cut in your mouth. There is absolutely no sting.
Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash also does an excellent job of giving your mouth a clean and fresh feeling much longer than a traditional, alcohol-based mouthwash such as Listerine. It’s the Pert of mouthwashes; you just wash and go.
Only Crest’s Pro-Health toothpaste was good enough to garner the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of approval. The Crest Pro-Health rinse label bears no such symbol or claim. The label only states, “Provides Dentist Recommended Benefits” with a medical symbol above it to make it appear more legitimate.
Crest Pro-Health also contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as it’s antiseptic agent, which has been found to create brown stains between teeth. CPC also has industrial uses, such as pesticides.
While CPC may burn less, alcohol-based rinses have not been found to cause brown tooth stains nor have they been used to kill insects on plants.
One issue I have with the long-lasting clean feeling is that your entire mouth gets the deluxe $65 wash and wax. This means, if my teeth are protected and clean all day long, so is my tongue.
Why would that be a problem? Oh, I don’t know, because I like to taste what I’m eating instead of giving my one-act interpretation of how to chew on sod.
Even hours after using Crest Pro-Health mouthwash there is a film of Crest cleanliness all over my mouth which prevents me from tasting just about anything I put in my mouth.
To sum it up, Crest Pro-Health mouthwash accomplishes exactly what it claims and more. Your mouth will be clean but over time you will develop stains on your teeth and have to use half a shaker of salt on everything you eat because suddenly food is incredibly bland.
Although, this could be a good thing; perhaps Crest should add “Swish and spit one hour before your Cousin’s wedding or company BBQ to reduce food intake”.