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Crest Pro-Health stains your teeth, here's what they said...

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Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:30 am      Reply with quote
Amazon.com: Crest PRO-HEALTH Rinse - 500 ml: Health & Personal Care

I've never seen reviews like this. 134 Reviews
5 star: 9) 4 star: 5) 3 star: 1) 2 star: 6) 1 star: (113)



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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful:
Stained Brown ; (, July 8, 2006
By David Case (Flint, MI) - See all my reviews

At the beginning mouthwash was fine. Nice not having the alcohol burn and the breath, that my girlfriend hated. So that was nice.

But after extended use for a month it stained in between my teeth brown. It looked terrible and it cost me a one hundred dollar trip to the dentist to scrape that junk off. The dentist advised that it was my mouthwash after hearing it was this Crest mouthwash that I was using. I was surprised that a mouthwash that is suppose to help clean your teeth actually does the opposite.

Beware: Your better off not using mouthwash if you want clean teeth. Or, use Listerine. Comment (1) | Permalink | Was this review helpful to you? (Report this) (Report this)




28 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
Zero stars from me... , January 1, 2008
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This garbage put dingy yellow and brown stains on my teeth, especially near the gums. A dental cleaning failed to get them off. If I had known this mouthwash could cause stains, I would never have used it in the first place. If my next dental cleaning fails to remove the yellow on my teeth, P&G may have a lawsuit on their hands. It's to the point where I don't want to even talk or smile. These Pro Health products should be illegal. Comment | Permalink | Was this review helpful to you? (Report this) (Report this)




32 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
A Better Way to Stain Your Teeth Brown Than Chewing Tobacco, February 9, 2007
By C. Kelleher "cmkelleher" (new york, ny United States) - See all my reviews

just joining the chorus - this stuff does not have alcohol in it like Listerine, so it freshens your breath and keeps your mouth germ free for hours. Quite nice, as Listerine leaves alcohol coating (i.e. sugar) in your mouth that then gives you worse breath a few hours after using it as germs love sugar. Crest solves that problem, but adds brown stains after as little as two weeks of use.

If you stop using it, the stains go away in about a month. Your dentist can clean the stains off quickly and effectively and will reassure you the stains are not harmful or permanent. This is little consolation, as who wants brown stained teeth in between dental cleanings?

Bottom line, it amazes me that Crest is trying to market this stuff. The current consumer trend towards unnaturally white teeth is a bit sad, but certainly no one wants brown teeth. Three other people I know who tried this gunk had the same problem, so Crest's bogus claims about "only some people are effected" is pure corporate disinformation. I have no idea why they sell this, why the FDA lets them do it, or why retailers (including Amazon) let them market it to their customers.

Don't buy this, complain to retailers and the Feds, and wait for this and the other Crest Pro Health "innovation" (stannous i.e. staining) fluoride toothpaste to vanish from the market. Crest's marketing team and the whorish dentists they bribed to endorse these products deserve every possible censure. Comments (11) | Permalink | Was this review helpful to you? (Report this)


According to the Crest website the brown stains means it's working!



"Teeth discoloration could actually be one indication, in some people, that the product is working: after the rinse kills germs in your mouth, the dead germs can collect on the teeth surface and create the appearance of a brown stain."



Riiiight, so the alcohol using mouthwashes you sold before were ineffective?
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:08 am      Reply with quote
OMG thank you so much for this, I think my boyfriend uses this and ive noticed his teeth are a little not so much lately. Thank you for this post!
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:11 am      Reply with quote
edenfield, that does sound scary and thank you for sharing with us.

So are the other Crest products the same too causing brown stains? For example, their toothpaste or just the mouthwash??

hhm...would you happen to know what's the ingredient in the mouthwash that's causing the stain? Thanks!
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:18 am      Reply with quote
Thanks so much for posting! My son has been using this, Yikes! In the garbage it goes!

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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:26 am      Reply with quote
Man - I'd be returning it to get my money back! How dare they market a crappy product like that and then even MAKE money?? I'm starting to believe what I've heard -corporations are satan... Mad
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:46 am      Reply with quote
Crest Pro Health is a good product. It is effective what it is marketed for.

Many products and most mouthrinses that kill bacteria have the ability to stain teeth. Unfortuantely it's not somehting they tell you.
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:49 am      Reply with quote
One way to avoid this is to use a power toothbrush. This will lower the bacteria load on the gums and at the gumline (which is where the majority of stain will be found). I use both a power toothbrush and rinses and do not have staining. The stain collects becaseu of what is on the teeth (tarter for example or even low amounts of plaque which contain bacteria).
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Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:10 am      Reply with quote
Thanks so much for your research and for sharing these alarming reviews.

I have never been using mouth wash as I have always heard that you don't need it. My dentist told me that brushing teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing every day is sufficient to keep mouth healthy. We need some germs and should not disinfect too much.

My friend got a sore inside his mouth and was advised to use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide diluted in water for disinfection. It worked very well.

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Ummm, weird. I have been using them for a couple years now. About 5 times a week. My teeth are really white and I get people that tell me that all the time. I asked my dentist to bleech my teeth and when he did a comparison of how white he could get them, he made mention that he could not get them any whiter than they already are.

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Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:35 pm      Reply with quote
Very weird!
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:32 am      Reply with quote
Thank you so much for posting this! I began using Crest Pro-Health rinse about 3 months ago. I use the Sonicare toothbrush and floss, but have started to have a problem with staining in between by teeth. I went to my dentist this week and they spent an hour cleaning the stains off my teeth. I have never had this problem before and couldn't figure out what was happening. Mystery solved! I'm going back to Listerine.
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:41 am      Reply with quote
Sounds awful! I'll know to stay away now.
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:42 pm      Reply with quote
I read this and had an A ha moment. I could not figure out what was causing such staining on my teeth. I had my teeth cleaned and a few weeks later they were quite stained. I thought it might be the extra tea I was drinking.

I quit the white tea and still had stains.

Now I know why.

Thanks for this post.
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:25 pm      Reply with quote
autumn95 wrote:
I read this and had an A ha moment. I could not figure out what was causing such staining on my teeth. I had my teeth cleaned and a few weeks later they were quite stained. I thought it might be the extra tea I was drinking.

I quit the white tea and still had stains.

Now I know why.

Thanks for this post.


White tea, and tea in general, can actually prevent staining on teeth. Some studies have demonstrated that tea is beneficial to oral health by preventing cavities and periodontal disease when drinking a cup or two between meals. Tea can prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth.

There's more information about white tea and its benefits to oral health in this article from msnbc.com.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079355/

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Yay! More reasons to drink tea! Very Happy

Septembergirl wrote:


White tea, and tea in general, can actually prevent staining on teeth. Some studies have demonstrated that tea is beneficial to oral health by preventing cavities and periodontal disease when drinking a cup or two between meals. Tea can prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth.

There's more information about white tea and its benefits to oral health in this article from msnbc.com.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079355/
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I saw a piece about the Crest Pro-Health Rinse on the Today Show a few months ago, coincidentally enough while having my teeth cleaned at the dentist! As I don't use the product, I didn't think much about it, but passed the info on to my parents who use it regularly. My mom asked the dentist about it the next time she was there and was told that if you've been using the product and haven't had a problem with stained teeth, that you should be fine.
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:18 pm      Reply with quote
That's so scary. How could they not have caught that in clinical trials?
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:45 pm      Reply with quote
Is it only the rinse or the toothpaste too?
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:43 am      Reply with quote
Septembergirl wrote:
autumn95 wrote:
I read this and had an A ha moment. I could not figure out what was causing such staining on my teeth. I had my teeth cleaned and a few weeks later they were quite stained. I thought it might be the extra tea I was drinking.

I quit the white tea and still had stains.

Now I know why.

Thanks for this post.


White tea, and tea in general, can actually prevent staining on teeth. Some studies have demonstrated that tea is beneficial to oral health by preventing cavities and periodontal disease when drinking a cup or two between meals. Tea can prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth.

There's more information about white tea and its benefits to oral health in this article from msnbc.com.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079355/


I have only read that tea can help neutralise the pH in the mouth and its astringency will kill bacteria to some extent, but the polyphenols in tea can yellow teeth (as in overall dullness not acute staining)
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:17 am      Reply with quote
Eww! Whats the point in using the mouthwash if its just going to make your teeth brown. I read this and promptly went to my bathroom and tossed the remaining bit of this vile substance. Goodbye Pro-Health - welcome back Listerine. I always liked the burning sensation anyway... Smile
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Wow- I started using this about a month ago- will not buy again. I've not noticed any staining, but do not even want to go there. Interesting that the bottle of rinse makes no mention of staining but the toothpaste does and I quote from the tube: "Products containing stannous flouride may produce surface staining of the teeth. adequate toothbrushing may prevent these stains which are not harmful or permanent and may be removed by your dentist. this Crest is specially formulated to help prevent staining."

Like many others I think I will go back to the listerine- never had a problem after many years, but this new crest line sounded so good for you....

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Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:28 pm      Reply with quote
Hi, I used this once and the next day my mouth and gums were throbbing and irritated! My dental hygenist was not sure if it was an allergic reaction .
I will be throwing mine out asap, I don't even know why I kept it. Very Happy
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Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:00 pm      Reply with quote
WOW! I have been using this for months and just recently noticed brown staining between my teeth at the gum line. I couldn't figure out what was going on. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing this to my attention!
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