Dr Organic is well-known brand for natural and organic skincare and hair treatments, but did you know they have also produced an Aloe Vera mouthwash? All Dr Organic products aim to utilise the active properties within their natural ingredients and their mouthwash is no exception.
Mouthwash is a regular part of most people’s dental hygiene routines. It is used as an addition to brushing teeth and using floss, to help keep breath fresh and removing any plaque after brushing. However, most people don’t consider that not all mouthwashes achieve the same results. Some will help to remove germs in your mouth, while other fluoride-based mouthwashes help to prevent cavities. This means it is important to make an informed decision when choosing your mouthwash.
The Dr Organic Aloe Vera Mouthwash harnesses the soothing nature of aloe vera, alongside the anti-septic tea tree oil and Icelandic moss, to cleanse and sooth your teeth and gums. It also contains grapefruit extract. The use of natural ingredients reduces the chemical content of the mouthwash, meaning it does not contain fluoride. This means it is an ideal mouthwash for people who are looking for an organic product which will freshen their breath without irritating gums. Alcohol is not included in the mouthwash either, which makes it ideal for the whole family. However, it is important to note that the ingredients aren’t 100% natural or organic- the product contains sorbitol which is an artificial sweetener. So individuals seeking a 100% organic guarantee may want to look elsewhere.
Most reviewers agree that the product is strong and cleans effectively. Some users suggest using less than the recommended amount because its strength can be over powering, which will help to make it last longer and balance out the relatively high cost of the product (£5.99 for a 500ml bottle at Holland and Barratt). The true test will be using the product for an extended period of time and seeing if you and your dentist notice any changes. Several people commented that their dentists and hygienists had seen no negative changes in their oral health since starting to use the Dr Organic Aloe Vera mouthwash. Some users recommend that those concerned about the strength of their teeth use this mouthwash after brushing your teeth because it does not contain fluoride and may weaken enamel.
Based on its vibrant green appearance and aloe vera content, you might expect the mouth wash to taste unusual or earthy but the mouthwash does taste minty. Some people reported finding it quite bitter in flavour with an unpleasant after taste. While others said they enjoyed the tingling sensation they experienced when using the mouth wash because it reassures them to feel it working.
The impact on user’s breath varied. Some found that it was enough to keep their breath feeling fresh for most of the day, while others observed no significant changes. For people who suffer from bad breath, this mouthwash may not be ideal. But remember, it is always worth seeking the advice of your dentist for any oral hygiene problems. There are many things that can contribute to bad breath, such as a build-up of bacteria on the tongue or lifestyle choices such as eating excessive amounts of sugary foods or drinking too much coffee.
It is likely this mouthwash is a good option for people who are looking for a reduced chemical content or suffer from irritation when using other brands of mouthwash. If you’re looking for something which targets bad breath more effectively, then have a look at our recommendations for the best mouthwash.