I have this phobia about dentists, and I most definitely need a filling or two right now but I admit, I am too chicken to go and see one. I am under some illusion that I might find a miracle tooth product that will fix my teeth…I know that can’t actually happen but you know, we live in hope.
Hope is what I had when I saw these Toothy Tabs over Christmas in Lush. I am all for wacky products and for a mere £2.50 I bought ‘Sparkle’ to try.
I already have a ‘tooth powder’ which is a loose type I bought in Asia which adds a fine polish to the teeth (but is no substitute for toothpaste).
Toothy tabs look like tablets. Pop one in your mouth, crunch it then brush with a wet toothbrush. It will foam slightly, and rinse. That’s it.
There are a few different flavours, I just figured with a name like Sparkle, it would work perfectly for my teeth.
Sparkle contains Black Pepper Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Pepper Powder, Salt, Lemon Peel and more. Sounds…ok right? Sounds like a garnish for a salad, right?
So I try this…
And it is SO gross. Trust me, I have eaten loads of gross things in my time. The worst stuff, the stuff you just cannot keep in your mouth include: Liver (for me, I can’t bear it), a mouldy peach (you can actually feel it fuzzing over your tongue) and now, this.
It’s bad enough having certain aromatherapy type oils in your mouth, stuff like Lavender and things barely work in food never mind in a product made for cleaning the teeth. This doesn’t just have the lemon essential oil, it throws in pepper and I LOVE pepper, I love it but this was heavy choking pepper, and if you swallow a little bit by accident, then double yuk.
I spat it out and rinse rinse rinsed my mouth out. It has a horrible after taste, why on earth would you ever brush your mouth with lemon and pepper then leave it like that? Won’t you just feel like you had a salad at Pizza Express?
If you are going to try this, for gods sake, reach for the mint flavour.