Colgate Savacol

Colgate Savacol

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Colgate Savacol
2.7

114 reviews

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40% · 4659 · 52%

Can effectively treat gum problems
Can cause brown spots on teeth
Can cause burning and stinging
Bottle is difficult to open

Reviews

114 reviews
Tiffany Reid
Tiffany ReidSydney, NSW2 posts
 

Product works on gums but try not to use it too much

I gave it a 4/5 reason being is that it certainly works, my gums stopped bleeding randomly and I have noticed better gum health, although on the flip side the aftertaste lingers with a bitter unpleasant taste maybe that’s just some of the necessary ingredients causing that I also noticed a brownish tint stain on my teeth which I don’t think was there before so I’m hoping it goes away if i stop using it all the time. Show details
Kerry L.
Kerry L.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
 

Literally leaves a bitter taste in the mouth

Used it for he last time this morning. Leaves a disgusting bitter taste in the mouth, and the staining of the teeth is not pleasant. Even water doesn't alleviate the bitterness which lasts for hours. I was hoping it would ease after a couple of uses as the body got used to it but it gets worse Show details
Graf I.
Graf I.
 

Does it's antimicrobial job but caution

After tooth extraction I was advised to use Savacol, but the Dentist did not advise me of it staining the teeth or tongue. It may be able to be reversed but I wouldn't have used it for the last 9days if I'd known this. The bottle warning text is too small to read easily, and says those symptoms will only arise after 2 weeks. Today I quit using it anymore. Show details
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Jamie
Jamie19 posts
 

Good for emergency use but careful of staining

This product is really good for rapid cure of gum infection and keeping it at bay until you can get professional treatment or tooth surgery. However it had a major issue of staining, after using it for two weeks post surgery all my teeth became severely stained by brown marks now gonna have to spend thousands of dollars to remove the stains. It’s very bad product
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AMA
AMASydney, NSW7 posts
 

What the heck

2 bottles I could not open without a jar opener. This is ridiculous. What an awful design
Ess
EssGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 

Watch out for allergic reactions with Savacol

Using this product gave me to have a reaction to chlorhexidine, causing mouth irritation, painful and broken gums & swollen painful glands on my neck. Chemist recommended it to treat gingivitis, but the reaction was far worse than the gingivitis after using for only 2 days. Would not recommend. Show details
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Jessica
JessicaSydney, NSW3 posts
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AMAZING - Gum Health

This product does what is described! All the negative reviews do not understand it is for specific gum treatments not everyday use! Read instructions and only as per direction.

I had gingivitis and used it twice daily and it reduced inflammation, stopped bleeding gums and soothed my mouth! Yes it leaves a weird feeling on your tongue but for the price of your gum health it is worth it. Everytime I have a flare up I start it again.

GREAT PRODUCT!!! Show details ·  1

Rania Khzouz
Rania Khzouz4 posts
 

The best bad breathe mouthwash

Absolutely amazing product bad breath gone ! I use it when I wake up and my breathe is fresh all day no need for chewing gum and I use it before I sleep and no bad breathe when I wake up love this Show details ·  1
Georgia
Georgia2 posts
 

Steer clear of this product

Was told by oral surgeon to use this three times a day after having teeth extracted. I used it for about a week and have noticed that one of my back teeth has brown staining on it! If I had known it would do that I would’ve never used it. I’m very unhappy about this, on the label it should say it causes staining!!! Because now I’ll have to fork out money to get my teeth professionally cleaned. It also tastes horrible even after brushing it leaves the worse taste on your tongue you can’t get rid of. Show details
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luigi
luigiGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
 

Stupid instructions

I had to take a knife to the lid to get it open - - instructions press lighty on the sides it totally inaccurate - - - use another product
Paige Turner
Paige TurnerHunter Region, NSW
 

Has been helping to heal my gum disease

Hadn't been to dentist in 15 years & told I have early periodontitis
Been using this for a few days now & enjoying it so far
Mint flavour isn't great, but feels like it's doing my gums good & they are bit less red/inflamed already
It doesn't seem to sting any worse than Listerine, personally
Afterwards gums feel tingly & almost numb, which is soothing
The aftertaste is bitter & somewhat unpleasant, but lots of medicine tastes bad & it's tolerable
Use it at night before bed & haven't noticed any taste loss so far
Lots of negative reviews, so wanted to give this one a shout
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merrilau
merrilauMelbourne18 posts
 

Tastes disgusting

Recommended by dental hygienist who obviously never tried it herself. Tastes awful, stings sensitive gums & leaves a bitter taste in your mouth for hours. I’ve also developed a brown stain above one of my veneers which was not there before. Would not recommend. Show details
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PMM
PMMMurrumbidgee Region, NSW
 

So awful I don’t want to give 1 star

After using for a minute in my mouth it burned my tongue and I haven’t been able to taste properly for 5 days. Is my taste going to come back?
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Sarah M.
Sarah M.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

I’d like my money back please

One use and now I can’t taste anything! Directions say to swish and gargle for a minute but it burnt that much it was out in 30 seconds! I’d like my money back as I’ll have to find something else that does the job without taking away my taste. I don’t even know when I’ll be able to taste anything again! Horrible! Show details
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DBO
DBOSouth East Queensland, QLD87 posts
 

Kills germs and taste buds in 10 seconds flat

Was advised by my dentist to use this regularly. It may do a good job of keeping germs at bay, but oh boy.. this could be the miracle diet cure you've been looking for because you won't be able to taste or enjoy food again for around 30 hours after use. Burns the absolute bejesus out of your tongue and taste buds, leaving you with nothing but bitter sensation. Not sure what they put in this stuff, but it's absolutely terrible. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Kimy O.
Kimy O.

I have recommended to use this product from my dentist for 2 weeks long. However, is it safe to not rinse it out as my dentist told me to fill that solution into the infected area. And as I do so, some of the solution spread to the other area in my mouth. So is it safe to leave it like that without rinse it off?

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The product is not intended to be swallowed. If you have additional questions please reach out to our consumer information team Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm AEST on 1800 802 307.

Sharon
Sharon

Is colgate salvacol alcohol free mouthwash alkaline and enamel safe. Will it neutralise the ph level in mouth?

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Gail41
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I was recommended to use blue Savacol from my dentist, I used it twice a day for a week and still have burning lips and 2 dry spots on the corners of my mouth, food still tastes strange and I have haven’t used it for over 2 weeks now. I have a metallic nasty taste in my mouth all the time. I even diluted with some water as directed by my dentist. How long do I have to wait to feel normal again? I will never use this product again.

Anne
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Gail41
Gail41  

Thanks Anne, I feel somewhat relieved from your answer, will be interested to read review on gel.

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Details

Savacol’s main marketed purpose is to help prevent plaque from forming.

It may also alleviate the symptoms of mouth ulcers, such as discomfort. It can also be used to rinse while wearing dentures, providing that dentures are also properly cleaned as per their usual cleaning procedures.

The active ingredient is chlorhexidine gluconate, which has clinically proven to be effective in reducing the bacteria causing gingivitis.

However, used for a long period, it may cause brown spots on teeth. As a result, it’s better to buy Colgate Savacol on the recommendation of a dentist, and keep checking in to see whether there’s been an improvement, after which you can discontinue use.

Colgate Savacol is available in three flavours or options, including: fresh mint, mint and alcohol-free versions.

CategoryMouthwashes
Price (RRP)12.30
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