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I’ve always hated having to brush my teeth every morning… the mint-flavoured paste tends to make me gag and the flavour it leaves behind makes my morning Red Bull taste dreadful!!! That is until I discovered Eucryl Toothpowder…
I first tried this wonderful product at a friends home… she had been using the stuff for years and said that she found it more abrasive and therefore more effective than ordinary toothpastes. After trying it for the first time, I could see exactly what she meant – my teeth felt so much smoother and cleaner; and I definitely noticed a change in whiteness, like all the staining from continuous smoking and red wine consumption had been lifted better than ever before.
The only problem that I encountered was finding somewhere that stocked the damn stuff – my friend bought hers up in Leyland, which was a bit far out for me as I come from Manchester; and although I asked her repeatedly to pick some up for me, being as scatty as she is… she always forgot! I searched for it in Boots, Superdrug, various supermarkets… it doesn’t seem to be stocked anywhere in Manchester (if you find somewhere that does, let me know!!!). Eventually, I decided that enough was enough and travelled to Leyland (Poundstretchers on Churchill Way) to get myself some Eucryl – it cost me £1.29 per packet (of which I bought a considerable supply!).
Apparently, Eucryl is available is two flavours – although I have only tried the ‘Freshmint flavour’ as that is the only one I have ever seen on sale anywhere! Personally, I don’t think that it tastes anything like mint (!) – although the taste is far from unpleasant; and it doesn’t ruin the taste of my morning Red Bull!
Eucryl is sold in a cardboard packet with, surprisingly enough (!), the words ‘Eucryl Smokers Toothpowder’ written on it!!! It claims to achieve ‘faster stain removal’ and to leave your teeth ‘bright and feeling really smooth and clean’ – in my experience, this is certainly the case. Another startling fact that is mentioned on the box is that it has been ‘used by smokers throughout the world since it was first sold in 1900’ – just a pity that so few places stock the damn stuff!
Unlike toothpaste, which is either squeezed from a tube or omitted through a pump-action container; Eucryl comes in the form of a powder. The tub contains 50g of the stuff and basically you just wet your toothbrush (shake off the excess drips) and press it into the powder. Personally, I like to get as much powder as possible onto the brush as the feeling is great and the taste is of no significance. The powder foams quite easily in your mouth and washes away, in my opinion, more easily than slimy toothpaste. Possibly the only disadvantage that Eucryl would have against ordinary toothpaste is that it would be no good for cleaning CDs with – a strange concept I know, but toothpaste really is fantastic for removing scratches from compact discs – repairing and cleaning them so that they play like they should! (Leave a message if you want more information or further instructions on this!).
Anyway, I digress… Eucryl is effective, pleasant, and lasts for ages. What more do you need to know? I would recommend it to anyone – even non-smokers, as the powder has certainly proven itself to be effective against other stains such as coffee and red wine. For further information, you could always write to the manufacturers at the following address…
Thornton & Ross Ltd. Huddersfield, HD7 5QH
Thanks for reading & don’t forget to let me know if you see it for sale in Central Manchester!