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Over my nearly half a century of life, I have used many different toothpaste brands and formulations. All have done their job of cleaning my teeth well enough, but some have obviously done better than others.
I used this “Repair and Protect” Sensodyne toothpaste in both my pregnancies and for several months afterwards. The pregnancy hormones impacted my gums, causing the formation of crevices at the junction between my teeth and the gums. These are usually temporary during pregnancy, but can cause the teeth to be much more sensitive than usual when eating cold food as well as even when teeth brushing. And so the case was with me.
I was fortunate enough to receive many free samples of this from my dentist, and used this brand twice daily until I ran out when of course I bought another tube. It is not at all expensive in my opinion, costing anywhere from 99 pence to around two pounds.
This oral hygiene product (as classified by DooYoo) has a gentle minty smell and taste, although immediately after cleaning the taste becomes more of a “medicinal mint” in my opinion. My teeth look and feel clean, and my breath seems fresh afterwards.
Importantly, I have not ever noticed any discomfort when cleaning my gums with Sensodyne, and my cold sensitivity was much improved. In fairness I should comment that I have not used this product over many years so cannot really comment on the "repair" aspect of it.
That said, it is still easy for me to recommend this Sensodyne toothpaste based on my experiences.
Just over a week ago I began to get nasty pains in my teeth whenever I ate something cold or particularly hot. As someone who is not over fond of visiting the dentist I knew that I had to try some sort of action and was prepared to try any off the shelf item as I realised this problem wasn't about to go away on its own.
Luckily the product I chose from the shelf was Sensodyne toothpaste which I had heard about before but hadn't really needed. A small part of me hesitated when I noticed the price, which at just over £3 was more than I'd normally pay for quite a small tube of toothpaste.
However, after around five days of continued daily use, I have noticed the sensitivity problem is improving and I am no longer refusing my favourite cold drinks and ice creams.
While I cannot say that the toothpaste would work for everyone and there are times when a trip to the dentist is unavoidable, this toothpaste has certainly made a difference for me.
In many ways it is just like any other toothpaste. It has a fresh,minty taste without that 'medical' tinge that lots of remedy type products have and you simply use it in the same way that you would use any toothpaste. As well as the reduction in sensitivity, my teeth look just as clean and my breath as fresh as when I've tried some whitening products.
The tube I bought is the traditional style where you fold up the tube to squeeze the last drop out rather than the large pump type containers and I haven't seen any larger sizes in the shops I visit.
Although this toothpaste is slightly pricier than others,I will now be buying it regularly as it has certainly stopped me dreading mealtimes or having to be careful around the foods that I eat.
I have found that as I am getting older my teeth are becoming more and more sensitive to hot and cold foods. I mentioned this to my dentist last time I was there and he gave me a list of good sensitive toothpastes he recommended. One of them was Sensodyne and I have been using this about four times per week now for about four months.
I have to say that I have definitely notice a huge difference. Previously I was unable to eat an ice cream without it shooting a screaming pain on my front teeth. The more I used this toothpaste the less often I was find ting that this was happening – the same with hot drinks. My teeth and gums are not completely cured oft heir sensitivity but they are about 85% better than they were before.
I paid £1.89 for my toothpaste and though it is more expensive than the brand I would normally use, this works so well for me that I have since kept on buying more tubes as I don’t want the pain of sensitive teeth to come back again. The toothpaste does not froth too much in my mouth and it is not too strong. My husband also uses this toothpaste as he also suffers from sensitive teeth. He loves it too.
It still cleans my teeth well and leaves a nice minty fresh taste in my mouth and for this small extra price I am paying for this toothpaste, it is definitely worth it.
I have been using Sensodyne for a fair few years now and rarely use any other brand of toothpaste. I find the product doesn't leave a nasty aftertaste like many other toothpastes do. It really is very good for those who have sensitive teeth due to age, gingivitis or an underlying condition. The packaging is pleasant but not overly busy or flamboyant and it is easy to take the top off and remove the small foil piece over the top of the tube. It's easy to squeeze out the toothpaste until the very last bit is left.
Item: Sensodyne Repair & Protect Toothpaste
Bought in: Superdrug (travel section)
I have this in such a small size to take away with me on a recent weekend away.
Design and packaging:
This comes in a very bog standard white tube with screw top removable lid. Nothing unusual to make it stand out but the container does the job it needs to. As this is travel size here are the sizing details, it is 11cm long and the widest point is 3cm. The tube overall is white with light blue, dark blue and grey details over it. There is also a picture of a tooth on it with a grid design over it to indicate that it is protecting the tooth. The tube has "Sensodyne" written across it in large letters then details on how it protects your teeth and states that it is "Dentist Recommended Brand". This is true for me as my own dentist did recommend it to me. The back has a lot of text over it and you really need to squint to be able to read it all. It has the ingredients on there and a warning that this should not be used by children under 12 years old. It is a bit text heavy but it has to have the same info on it that the much larger tubes have so that's forgivable. When you take the cap off for the first time it has a silver foil tab over the opening of the tube to ensure it hasn't been tampered with. This is easy to peel off and a good way to keep it protected and fresh.
Smell and taste test:
Other versions of Sensodyne can have a very distinctive taste but this "Repair and Protect" version has a standard minty taste and smell. It has the scent of polo mints and the taste is sweet with a bitter after taste that makes your tongue tingle. This is overall palatable and nothing that would put me off using it again.
Does it make your teeth less sensitive and get them clean?
YES and YES!! I had to get a travel size tube of this to ensure that I could have it on me at all times as I currently have a very sore mouth and my dentist has recommended (along side another operation and pain killers) that I brush my teeth with this and ALSO dab it straight on to the sore area of my mouth to further reduce sensitivity. When I brush my teeth with this is gives them a good clean. The paste is applied to cover the full top of the tooth brush, then wet under the tap. I then brush all of my teeth and a foam is created that fills my full mouth. The paste turns to a thick foam that gets all over my teeth and takes a couple of rinses to clear after I finish brushing my teeth, so I feel it works well. When I dab it straight on the sore area of my mouth, I just cover the tip of my finger, dab it straight on and close my mouth so it settles in. It does make the area feel less sensitive and although having it in my mouth doesn't feel "nice" it works so I will keep using it. So cleaning my teeth with the tooth paste gets them clean and if you have slightly sensitive teeth, just brushing with it will reduce sensitivity, but if you have super sensitive teeth you can use it direct in them and double up.
Again this is a product that when bought in travel size costs way more per ml than buying bigger, but also this is handy and can be taken in pockets/bags so worth the money.
A few weeks ago I took a trip to the dentist about the unbearable pain in my tooth whenever I drank or ate something hot or cold, it was very sensitive, and I thought that my filling had come out or something like that. When I went to the dentist my filling was fine, but my tooth was just very sensitive. My dentist recommended me to try Sensodyne toothpaste! I got a 75ml tube of Sensodyne toothpaste from ASDA for £2.68. This I think is quite pricey for a toothpaste, however I would defiantly pay this again for the results it has given!
Sensodyne toothpaste comes in a normal toothpaste tube. It is very plain, nothing fancy. But what do you expect, its only a toothpaste! The cap comes off easily when you twist it, and goes back on easily as well. The toothpaste is a white colour, and it smells minty, but not too strong. The toothpaste comes out easily when you squeeze the tube. On the back of the tube it says 'The toothpaste contains potassium nitrate, which is clinically proven to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.'
My tooth mainly felt very sensitive, when I drank something very hot, like a cup of tea, or ate something extremely cold, like ice cream. It was a horrible pain and I normally had to stop eating for a few minutes before I continued to eat or drink again.
To use this toothpaste, it's just like you would use any other one, you just pop a pea sized amount on you toothbrush, and brush your teeth! after a few days, if I'm being honest, I didn't feel much of a difference in my tooth pain. When I had a cup of tea, it still hurt a bit. But I can defiantly say, that after a week of using this toothpaste, I already felt such a great improvement! I couldn't even feel any pain anymore, I could drink my cups of teas, and scoff down ice creams without any trouble, or any pain! I was so happy with the results!
I now continue to use this toothpaste, and I would not turn back. I don't know if this is possible but somehow this toothpaste has seemed to even make my teeth look whiter, even though it doesn't claim to do that! I don't really know why they look whiter, they just do! I think that this toothpaste, does have a nice minty taste, for me it could have been a little bit stronger, as I do like a very strong toothpaste as I like to have nice smelling breath, but for most people I'm sure that it probably is minty enough for them.
I can now eat and drink without being in pain, thank you Sensodyne!
Having suffered the pain of sensitive teeth I turned to sensodyne toothpaste in the hope it would help my teeth. I was in agony at times when drinking hot or cold drinks but worst of all was with eating sweet things. It became so bad at times I would literally have to expel the food and quickly rinse my mouth with warm water to remove all traces from my teeth in order to ease the pain.
After a few days using it I was still experiencing mild sensitivity when eating or drinking. My dentist informed me that for some people it can work instantly whilst others find it takes a bit longer. Also some may find it can make their teeth more sensitive for the first few days of use. Thankfully the pain did ease for me after about a week's use. I was certainly glad then that I'd persisted with it. It was so good to be able to eat and drink normally again without ending up in terrible pain.
This toothpaste has a nice subtle mint flavour. There are now lots of different one you can get though such as extra fresh, total care, whitening, mint, etc. Also you can buy them in tubes or pump action dispensers. This toothpaste helps sensitivity as it contains the active ingredients Potassium nitrate and Sodium fluoride. These are proven pain relievers of sensitive teeth.
This toothpaste is a bit pricey compared to others but in my opinion well worth it as it does really help sensitive teeth. I think anybody that's ever experienced the pain of sensitive teeth wouldn't grudge spending a bit more on their toothpaste if it's going to help them.
I'm now using ordinary toothpaste again as my teeth have been fine for a while now, thanks to having a few fillings. However if I do suffer sensitive teeth again I'll definitely be rushing for the sensodyne. I would certainly recommend this to anyone suffering from sensitive teeth.
It's not often I have sensative teeth but when I do I always buy the Sensodyne toothpaste as I have used it before and it has calmed the irritation of sensative teeth .
It can be bought from the supermarkets and I bought this 100ml tube from Morrisons for £2.45 although it is a little more expensive than the other toothpastes it is worth the money for the gentle effects it has on the teeth.
Sensative teeth can be caused by a number of things, from gums receding, wearing dentures or due to drinking sweet fizzy drinks and eating sweets. These can cause the sensativity and this can be painful when eating hot or drinking and cold things. To help stop the pain and ease the sensativity buying Sensodyne can help.
The toothpaste inside the tube is white and smells very mildly of mint, not as strong as other toothpastes like colgate or aquafresh but subtle and it doesn't burn the mouth with mint when you use it.
To use is the same as other toothpastses, put a little pea size of the sensodyne on your toothbrush and gentle rub it around the sensative area's of your teeth.
It contains active ingredients Potassium nitrate and Sodium fluoride which have been proven to both relieve the pain of sensative teeth and calm the nerves of the teeth if the gums have receded. This works almost instantly and the difference can be felt from the first time you use it.
If you have sensative teethe then this is a good toothpaste to buy and keep using, it's not going to mend the problems of sensative teeth and if you are in serious pain you should go to the dentist, but it will help to ease the symptoms.
This has to be kept out of reach of children and stored in a cool place.
It also has an antibacterial agent in it to help promote healthy gums.
This is one of the toothpastes I trust and would be happy to recommned it to you.
Having been a Colgate girl all my life, I was recently forced to branch out in the toothpaste world as a result of a painfully sensitive tooth, which caused me grief every time I ate or drank something cold. To my great relief, the advice online seemed to be that a trip to my dentist could be avoided, with a little help from a specialised toothpaste, so I headed down to Boots to see what I could find.
I was surprised to find that there were quite a few options available- several of the well-known brands had their own versions for sensitive teeth. But Sensodyne was a name I'd heard of, and it seemed like a safe bet to go with a brand that was specifically targeted at this problem. Even within this brand, there were a lot of different options to choose from, but I went with what looked like the classic, no frills option, 'Total Care F'. I optimistically chose the small, 45ml tube, which set me back £2.29.
Sensodyne does all that you'd expect from a standard toothpaste- it helps protect gums, fight plaque and prevent cavities. But on top of this, it claims to be 'clinically proven' to provide relief from the pain of sensitive teeth. From what I've gathered through my browsings on the subject, sensitivity can be caused by several things, sinus problems and exposure of the dentin (or root) being two of the most common. If your sensitivity is related to your sinuses, then this toothpaste won't help. But if your dentin has become exposed, through gum recession, for instance, then Sensodyne's active ingredients (potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride) can get to the nerve causing the problem and help to block the pain. Interestingly, Sensodyne doesn't claim to treat the root (ha ha) cause of the problem, and there's a suggestion on the back of the tube that you should 'see your dentist as soon as possible for advice'. I'm guessing that most people would rather try this out for a few weeks and hope for the best, like me. There's also a warning on the back about very rare side effects, which can include facial swelling- happily, I haven't suffered any ill effects from using this toothpaste.
The tube I bought comes with a screw cap, which I wasn't too keen on- I prefer one that you can quickly flip up and down when you're rushing to get ready, but it's only a small quibble. The toothpaste itself is white, and a bit thicker in consistency than my usual brand, with a refreshing, if mild, minty smell.
To get the best results, you're recommended to brush your teeth 2-4 times daily- I went with a morning and an evening brush. Using this, I was surprised by its mild flavour- I'm used to the more punchy freshness of Colgate, and compared to that, Sensodyne tasted quite insipid. Obviously, you don't buy toothpaste for its flavour, but I do think that a stronger, mintier paste is better for freshening breath and getting rid of any residual tastes in the mouth. Even after a very thorough brush with this, I could still tell what I'd had for dinner that night, and I was a bit worried that other people who got too close would be able to as well! I just didn't feel confident that my breath was minty fresh, as I usually would after a good brush.
On the plus side, after about a week of using Sensodyne, the pain from my sensitive tooth started to diminish, meaning that I was able to enjoy a nice, cool drink without wincing. Having been using it for 3 weeks now, the pain is greatly reduced, and although I can still feel some slight discomfort, it's really not a problem any more.
I'll keep using Sensodyne until the little tube runs out, by which point I'm hoping the problem will be long gone. If not, then I don't think I'll be able to put off that trip to the dentist's any longer, but at least I'll not be suffering in the meantime. If I was going to buy this toothpaste again, I'd probably go for a different variety, and possibly try out the Colgate version, as I really did miss the mintyness in this. Still, it did target my tooth sensitivity as promised, so I'm satisfied, although not delighted!
This toothpaste is specifically designed for people with sensitive teeth. As such it is designed for me, and I can say that is definitely works (for me at least)!
A couple of years ago I couldn't stand the thought of eating ice-cream, ice cold drinks etc as the pain it caused to my teeth was just not worth it. However since using this, I don't even think before eating cold things - I can now even have something hot with something cold, which normally increases the pain you feel, without feeling anything.
The toothpaste is more expensive than more common non-specialist brands, but this is to be expected. It's around £3 for what you would consider a small tube, but that will last around a month. I have also found that I can use Sensodyne in rotation. I use it in the morning but I tend to just use my girlfriend's normal toothpaste at night. This hasn't reduced the effectiveness as far as I can tell.
As for the taste, well you can get the usual toothpaste flavours - nothing too fancy, but then who wants a toothpaste anything other than mint??! They do not taste medicated or of anything else to hint at their specialist purpose.
There isn't' too much you can say about this product as it is only toothpaste, but if you have sensitive teeth, give it a whirl.
My toothpaste of choice is Sensodyne Total care Gentle Whitening which has been a godsend to me as several years ago it became apparent that although I was not suffering from tooth decay I was suffering from receding gums which were exposing the dentine underneath which made them susceptible to pain either through hot or particularly cold or sweet products but also at times just from something as simple as sucking in air! It also hurt to clean my teeth so all in all I was very concerned about this predicament I found myself in particularly as I have always looked after my teeth pretty well.
I tried Sensodyne and after only a couple of uses I did notice that it was no longer painful to clean my teeth (although I did pair the use of the tooothpaste with a new softer brush also geared towards sensitive teeth). After a week I noticed that my teeth were no longer so sensitive to cold and sweet foods. Personally I blame childbirth as my gums/teeth were fine before I had children but they are worth it!!!
I choose the Whitening formula because I like red wine and coffee and although I have given up recently I did smoke, all things that can lead to staining of the teeth. I have found that continued use of the whitening formula, although not exactly giving me a Hollywood smile has helped to leave my teeth feeling very clean and at least a shade or so whiter so all in all my experience of Sensodyne has been a very positive experience and I would recommend it to those with sensitive teeth.
Mildly minty and fairly refreshing (although not as much as regular toothpastes) this toothpaste is widely available in supermarkets and chemists for around £3.75 for 100ml tube which does last a month or more. This is a little expensive but if it stops the pain it is worth the extra pennies in my opinion.
A few years ago, I started to suffer from sensitive teeth. This tends not to be really painful but it meant that I couldn't eat or drink anything particularly cold in case it hurt. My Dad had already been using Sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth so he suggested that I start using it too.
Over the past couple of years I've used a few toothpastes from the range including the Pro Enamel and the Total Care varieties. Both had a bit of a weird taste that was definitely minty, but not the fresh minty taste that you'd get with a Colgate or other branded toothpaste. My most accurate description would be to say that it's a minty taste crossed with a slight chemical taste but that the mint is the most prominent taste. It can be a bit strange if you're used to much more minty toothpastes.
I tend to find that Sensodyne toothpastes lather up quite well so even just a pea-sized blob on your toothpaste should be enough to adequately clean your mouth. Because of this, you should find that a tube will last you a good while, which is good given that they are fairly expensive. There are three members of my household using the same tube of Sensodyne at the moment with the current tube having been bought a few weeks ago. Barely a dent has been made in the tube despite the fact that three of us are using it at least twice a day so it's quite good value for the money even if you do have to shell out a bit more in the first place. The Total Care toothpaste that we're currently using was from Sainsburys and cost around £3.75 as it wasn't on any kind of offer.
As I mentioned at the start of the review, my teeth were moderately sensitive when I first starting using this toothpaste and I couldn't eat ice cream or drink anything that had come straight out of the fridge (eg cold milk) without experiencing pain. Since I've been using this, I can eat ice cream and drink ice-cold milk without a problem so it clearly does a great job. As a test, I stopped using Sensodyne for a day or two to see what happened in between and surprise surprise, the sensitivity returned and seemed all the worse seeing as I'd not experienced it for over two years previously. I hastily reverted back to using Sensodyne again and am back to being normal again in that respect so it's a big thumb-up for Sensodyne from me!
As well as being good for sensitive teeth, I also like that this toothpaste contains fluoride and has an anti-bacterial action so it makes me feel that it's giving my mouth a good clean too.
I started to experience sensitive teeth about 8 years ago. I had trouble drinking cold drinks and also had to use a straw! I even had to take the ice out of my drinks in restuarants as i just could not drink them! I was a little bit too embarrased to ask the waiter for a straw! It got so bad that i was even drinking my coffee through a straw, how embarrassing!
It was my mum who suggested trying sensodyne toothpaste. She had seen adverts for it and bought me some to try.
I first tried the extra fresh one, which has a nice fresh minty flavour. I have tried others like the original baby blue packaging one, i cannot stand the taste of this one! Its horrible, the mint one with green packaging is ok, but doesnt taste minty enough. I have always stuck with the extra fresh one.
I think sensodyne can be very pricey, i always try and stock up on them when it is on offer. But i cannot use any other normal toothpaste so i have to just put up with the price of it! It usually ranges between £2.50-£3.80.
After the first few brushes with sensodyne i couldnt believe the difference it made. It took a few weeks before i stopped using straws to drink with though. I have never used a normal toothpaste since i started using sensodyne 8 years ago. Only now and then do i get sensitive teeth and i find if they start stinging and feeling senstive i just go and brush my teeth with sensodyne and they feel better straight away, its like a painkiller for my teeth.
Although sensodyne stops by teeth feeling sensitive with cold and hot drinks, i still cannot bite ice lollies like some people can! It justs stings so much! I do try and avoid ice cream and ice lollies due to my sensotive teeth. I have never tried another brand of sensitve toothpaste so i have nothing to compare sensodyne to.
Overall, i can assure you that the people on the adverts saying that sensodyne really works are right! I can promise you it does! I could not live without it!
Sensodyne toothpaste was recommended to me by a dentist many moons ago when he noticed that through brushing my teeth too vigorously my gums had receded and my teeth had become sensitive to cold.
Cold air, cold water, ice cream in fact anything remotely chilly would set my teeth on edge.
At the time I took this advice with a pinch of salt and the cynic in me was thinking he was probably getting some sort of perk from the manufacturer for promoting it.
He gave me a small sample tube and I remember that I did try it, once. It was the most bitter, disgusting toothpaste that I have ever tasted and suffice to say it was thrown in the bin.
It was last year, after a relocation and change of dentist, when I was again offered a sample of Sensodyne. This time the dentist assured me that the taste had much improved and again recommended it for my sensitive teeth.
I can only say how glad I was that I took his advice and how sorry that I didn't trust the earlier dentist and persist with that first sample.
The new Sensodyne F is indeed much improved in flavour and more to the point it really does work. Continued use has meant that I can now enjoy cold drinks, ice cream and all those things that I would have avoided like the plague in the past.
If you do suffer from sensitive teeth I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Yes, it is expensive but well worth it and can assure you, you won't regret it.
£2.08 for 45ml at Sainsbury's
£2.15 for 45ml at Tesco
Sensodyne for sensitive teeth has been used in my house for many years now, I don't know why I still buy it if I'm honest but I haven't found any other sensitive toothpastes that work so I stick to what I know, even though it is pretty rubbish.
I have had sensitive teeth for many years and sensodyne has the best advertising and is always seen everywhere, so I bought some and although I can't notice the difference I would rather use this than usual toothpaste. If only they used the money for the advertising to make the product actually work. Haven't they heard word of mouth is the best form of advertising.
The tube contains 75 ml. It comes in a tube, inside a box, with the branding and name on. The box and tube look very similar. This toothpaste costs: £2.65 in Asda or it qualifies in the 2 toothpastes for £5 range.
Sensodyne claims to reduce sensitivity and seems not to, I use this and it is generally a good toothpaste that does clean my teeth and leave them feeling nice and clean but it does have a very distinct taste. My husband does not like this at all; it isn't the typical mint flavour.
On the back of the tube find: How to use Sensodyne toothpaste:
-Use 2-4 times daily (i brush mine 2-3, perhaps i should up it)
-Sensitivity may be caused by an underlying problem, please see dentist
-Not suitable for children under 7
-If using fluoride supplements consult your dentist
-If irritation occurs discontinue use (does this mean irritation in my mouth or in general?)
If you suffer from sensitive teeth I wouldn't say this is the cure toothpaste the advertising promises, but until I find the cure or am recommended another toothpaste, I will stick to this, as they all seem the same. Empty promises and don't do what it says.