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Colgate Savacol

Colgate Savacol

2.8 from 78 reviews



Can’t open


Bought it and wondered why I had used it before years ago but not bought again. The weird push and twist is impossible to open. Losing my temper every morning is not on my agenda to start the day.

Purchased in February 2020 at Coles for $10.00.

Stained my teeth


I got my braces off last October, and with an attempt to get my gums healthy again, my orthodontist recommended Savacol. Now into January, and since commencing use in late October, my front teeth, some at both top and bottom, have brown stains in between them. Not impressed, do not recommend

Purchased in October 2019.


KerianeSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Returning for refund


I have no idea if this product works as it is impossible to open! Which genius came up with the mission impossible lid design? A bank vault would be easier to open. Annoyed is an understatement.

Purchased in January 2020 at Woolworths for $9.70.


DebbiePerth, WA

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Unable to open


Second time unable to open the bottle, first time I used a knife and lost almost half of the contens, this time I am taking it back and never to buy it again. Very disappointed.

Purchased in January 2020 at Chemist Warehouse for $8.99.


JakeSydney, NSW

Works extremely well! shame about the cap though...


My dentist recommended Savacol to help manage gingivitis/gum issues and it works extremely fast! My only gripe is that the cap/lid is impossible to open, I need to ask someone.


Diddles62NSW, 2148

  • 29 reviews



Dentist suggested curasept which my local chemist didnt have so was recommended this product to help with an infected throbbing gum. Used this product yesterday twice, it litterally burnt the roof of my mouth and tongue. I now have a very sore roof of my mouth from this product. I don't recommend this product whatsoever its now down the sink.

Tried another chemist who stocked the curasept, great stuff & no burning whatsoever.

Purchased in November 2019 for $12.95.



  • 15 reviews
  • 1 like

Ok if you can open it


This is the last time I buy this product it is so hard to remove the lid, I said to myself last time never again, I had to use a drill to put a hole in it and transfer to another bottle. I have been using a different product since wasn't thinking today and bought it again my husband tried but unable to open it ...Grrrrrrr

Purchased in September 2019 at Chemist Warehouse.

MyYou T.

MyYou T.Central Queensland, QLD

Amazing product! Treated my gum abscess!


I don't understand my people slams this product when they didn't read the cautionary instructions and warnings that this might stain their teeth and lose their taste buds temporarily!

I've been having issues with my gum abscess due to failed implant and I've been taking listerine every night for a week with little improvement until I have tried this, and it worked and now my gum abscess has stopped and no longer swollen! I would prefer a stained teeth if ever, over a gum abscess any time!

Purchased in September 2019 for $9.00.


nothappyjanSouth East Queensland, QLD

Only Just Started Using This


I have 2 VERY VERY painful mouth ulcers pretty close to each other & its been almost a week with them, the pain leaves me in tears, i cant eat or drink & it kills me to even talk, the first time burned like hell but then i guess it numbed it a bit, i just had some more before bed & now my tongue feels burnt??? weird sensation & i did notice some staining in between my front teeth so hopefully the ulcers go away so i can stop using this stuff, has some relief but the side effects are a bit too much, definitely dilute it with water!!!!

Purchased in March 2019 at Woolworths.

Terrible product! Makes teeth brown.


Dentist told me to start using this, 3 weeks later my teeth are turning brown. Caused me serious worry and concern. He better fix this for free. DON'T USE THIS PRODUCT.

Purchased in February 2019.

Stihl man

Stihl manQueensland

  • 8 reviews

Burning mouth. Avoid


It's now 6 1/2 hours after I used this crap for the first time as per the instructions. My mouth is still burning mainly on the tongue. If I had to use this on a twice daily basis as per instructions it would reduce the quality of my life to the point that I would rather have tooth loss. To my mind using this product with it's irritating effects can't be good at all.

Purchased in February 2019 for $10.00.



I used this product for the first time when my impacted wisdom teeth got infected and it covered my teeth in brown stains which I had to get sanded off at the dentist. It also gave me a constant god awful taste in my mouth. After my wisdom teeth were removed I was advised to use it again, and I did so very reluctantly. This time it gave me a stinging tongue as well as a bad taste. My tongue is now turning yellow and I blame the Savacol. Also I never shut the bottle again after opening it the first time cause it was such an ordeal. This is the absolute worst product I've ever encountered, I don't know why it is allowed to be sold.

Melted its own container.


The product melted the base of its plastic bottle. Product then seeped into the edge of my vanity shelf and now the shelf is warped. Vanity 18 months old. One unhappy customer here. Photos available on my Facebook page.


PenPerth Western Australia

  • 4 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Terrible design. Not suitable for people with dexterity issues.


I can't really rate the taste as I have been unable to open the bottle. You have to press in the sides and twist simultaneously yet the lid is too tall/large to fit my hand and apply sufficient strength to comply. The plastic bottle does give however so you get splashed by the mouthwash while the lid remains fully locked. I have taken to it with scissors but to no avail. If you have small hands or suffer from rheumatism, arthritis or any other dexterity issues, do not buy this.

Absolutely fantastic


I would recomend Savacol 100%. I have a badly inflamed tooth that will (should my dental hygiene lapse) cause excruciating pain. It has left me in tears, i used clove oil and normal mouthwash and nothing worked. Within 1 day of using it heavily and focusing on the tooth the pain goes away and it is back to normal. For my situation this product is a miracle in a bottle. Cannot recommend enough.



This product actually cures my mouth ulcers


Whenever mouth ulcers appear I go straight to the king of all kings SAVACOL. With only two rinses this magic potion cures my ulcers. It’s a must buy for anyone looking to relieve & completely clear up mouth ulcers.



  • 4 reviews

Perfect for ulcers


Used for ulcers on my tongue. Numbed the pain immediately and lasted for a few hours. Was told by my dentist to only use for a couple of days as it stains the teeth. Good product!

John Sue

John SueMelbourne

Black stains


First bottle (clear bottle green liquid) was great after tooth extraction. Second bottle (white) alcohol free(?) has after one week created black stains at teeth base. Just had teeth cleaned - can Colgate suggest a way to remove stains your product has caused? John.

Metallic Taste


I have a metallic taste that last days after using Savacol. The advice of 'temporary alteration to taste' is ridiculously insufficient and vague. It has resulted in me going to the doctor, (who prescribed reflux meds), referring me to a gastroenterologist, having an endoscopy (with all the expense involved, let alone loss of work and the worry and risks)... All easily avoided if the bottle was correctly labelled and all dentists educated to give adequate advice upon dispensing the product.
This is not news to Savcol, it is a known and studied side effect.

I'm appalled.



  • 2 reviews

Bottle impossible to open


I lost 30% of the bottle contents because I had to use scissors to smash an opening in it.
It should not be this difficult. other products with this tamper proof cap have been accessible. Not this bottle. I would not buy again.

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Questions & Answers



My husband has sjorgans disease and swirls savacol in his mouth for 30 min twice a day for the last 12 months. I have advised him only 1 minute. What will the effects be.

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Seek professional medical advice rather than rely on the public obviously



I've used Savocol mouth wash and I can't taste my food for 5 days. Will my taste buds return? I'm very upset, worried, as I'm loosing weight due to not eating, because with no taste just a metallic taste it makes me nauseous. I'm so worried,it's upsetting..I'm praying my taste returns. There should be a big warning on the bottle. Can anybody help..? Thanks..Janet Young..

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Sure. The company will help



I've used Savocol mouth wash and I can't taste my food for 5 days. Will my taste buds return? I'm very upset, worried, as I'm looking wright due to not eating, because with no taste just a metallic taste it makes me nauseous. I'm so worried,it's upsetting..I'm praying my taste returns. There should be a big warning on the bottle. Can anybody help..? Thanks..Janet Young..

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