CB 12 Mouthwash
A new report out today says that when it comes to bad breath we all have some bad habits! Apparently only a third of us would tell a friend if they had bad breath?? Shame on you Britain!! (Although let’s be honest, how do you just subtly drop into the conversation that someone is making your nose fall off with their stinky mouth fumes??)
Yet despite our reluctance to help someone else with their problem it’s still a major concern for us. 49% of women have the fear of bad breath on the mind (although hopefully not on the tongue) and the major cause for concern is bad breath before a big date or after a big meal!
All this talk of bad breath was making me self concious so you can imagine my relief when a new mouthwash appeared on my doorstep. CB12 is (according to the blurb) “a new, unique, long-lasting mouth rinse proven to prevent and treat bad breath. CB12 neutralises substances and processes that cause bad breath by combatting all three parts of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) gases that cause bad breath instead of simply masking it for a short period of time. The unique combination of zinc and chlorhexidine eliminate the “VSCs” from exhaled air and thus also bad breath.”
OK so I’m sure that means something to at least 0.1% of people out there but to me it sounds more like GCSE Chemistry than something to sell me on! As the old saying kind of goes – the proof of the mouthwash is in the gargling – so I took a hearty swig and here’s what I thought.
First impressions were that the bottle was faulty, but considering I’m the kind of person who still can’t get childproof pill bottles opens I realised that (after reading the instructions!) that bottle comes with a clever dosage system that ensures you use the right amount and don’t grogilly spill the contents of the bottle everywhere like I have many an early winter morning!
The actual mouthwash is good. I can’t say when using it that it felt much different to other mouthwashes – it tastes uber-minty on your tongue, tastes foul if you swallow it and leaves the inside of your cheeks all rough and dry… like I say it’s like any other mouthwash!
Where this one stands out though is the length of time it lasts. Even gargling after breakfast at 8am in the morning I could still feel the minty taste all the way up to lunchtime and importantly it doesn’t leave you with that ‘stale toothpaste’ taste that can sometimes be just as bad as halitosis if you get a whiff of it
Now for the one (kind of) it’s £14.95 for a bottle so it is pricier than the mouthwash I normally use but there are some major upsides. Firstly the fact it portions out the mouthwash – combined with the fact that it works well with such a small amount – means I can see this lasting much longer than a cheap and cheerful brand and secondly there’s the fact that it works better than other mouthwashes.
So really it’s a toss-up… do you want to spend a little more on something that leaves you smelling like a minty goddess all morning or scrimp and risk giving your boss a blast of stale breath by 9.30AM? As ever the choice it yours!