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To buy or not to buy

September 1st, 2006 at 06:32 pm

Just a heads up.

Listerine has started selling a new mouth rinse for kids called Agent Cool Blue which is supposed to work like a disclosing solution - it should show you the spots which have plaque by tinting them a blue color and then you can do a better job brushing and flossing.

I have heard from a few different people that it just does not work. I have not tried it, but after hearing this from other hygienists that have tried it, I probably will not be buying it.

If you have tried it, please let me know what you think!

3 Responses to “To buy or not to buy”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    I bought some (with a coupon of course!). It works okay. It does make their teeth blue, but I don't think it encourages them to brush any harder. I like the ACT stuff. It works well on preventing their gum problems (and they have had MANY!)

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    If my son weren't allergic to blue coloring he'd probably just think it was cool to have blue teeth. Talk about a backfire.

  3. mariannej Says:

    Well, I talked to a company rep at a meeting I went to last week. She recommended that the Cool Blue be swished in the mouth for no less than 30 seconds. Great advice, but I find that even adults have a hard time keeping something in their mouths that long, so I am not so sure kids would be willing or able to achieve this standard! :/

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