I have always suffered with my teeth. Over the years though I have also noticed changes in my gums. It all started when I was a child and I got bullied for having one slightly crooked tooth. This knocked my confidence a lot, as it was my main middle one at the front. I tried with my fingers every day to push it into place but after a few months it got worse. The week after I noticed this I fell off a climbing frame snapped my bottom tooth in half and chipped the corner off the crooked tooth. Following a trip to the dentist and they capped my teeth I was told that in the future I may suffer from sensitive teeth. The statement was quite correct. A few years later, my cracked tooth which was now capped was staring to get red around the gum line. Only this tooth mind you. It was sore so I went to the dentist and she told me it was early signs of gum disease. However, upon her trying to clean around my tooth, I found myself flinching in pain. She asked me if I had sensitive teeth and I said I wasn't sure. She gave me a small injection into my gum line to numb the area and cleaned beneath my gums. She also recommended I use Sensodyne as my daily toothpaste. I was more than happy to oblige and a few days later I noticed my gum around that tooth was healthy again. However, I was still suffering with slight pain when brushing my teeth. My mother bought me a Sensodyne tooth brush and it was the best thing that had ever happened to my mouth. I have used it everyday for around 6 years now. Obviously, I buy a new one every 6 weeks. The toothbrush is extremely soft and glides over your teeth perfectly. It also helps lather up toothpaste well. I was told as a child never to use warm water on a toothbrush because it makes them go soft quick. However, I can't use cold water because it send pains in my teeth early hours of the morning, so I use a little warm water after my morning wash. The brush has never gone any softer, but it is very soft anyway. The toothbrush is also very attractive. It comes in blue or green. The first one I had was green but when they brought the blue one out I have had that one ever since, as it is my favourite colour. The bristles have a slight curve to them which helps when bending the brush around your teeth. The brush is see through with a light rubber pattern around the handle. It also has the Sensodyne logo on. Most toothbrushes I used to have, mainly Colgate, the logo scratched off after two weeks but 6 weeks later the logo is still standing on this brush. This toothbrush matched with Sensodyne toothpaste is brilliant. Since I have been using this toothbrush I have had nothing but compliments from my dentist. Sometimes my bottom tooth can get sensitive whilst in the chair and I mention how my dentist as a child said I had early signs of gum disease and I've been told now that it has all gone and their are none. This brush has helped me care for my teeth for years. A year ago I also got braces to help sort out that one crooked tooth. Yes, I may sound dramatic, but it is what I've always wanted since I was a child. This brush proves a little hard to clean sufficiently around the brace. I use this brush first with Sensodyne toothpaste, wait a few moments and then use a Colgate toothbrush on my actual brace. I still only get compliments on my teeth and the Sensodyne toothbrush does most of the work. I really cannot praise this institution enough for what they have given me, comfort and peace of mind. I would highly recommend this product to everyone and everyone. Definitely those with sensitive teeth. You can say a toothbrush is a toothbrush but priced at £1.00 to £1.50 you can't complain for comfort. My experience with this product has been extremely proficient.
I do suffer with my teeth and gums. Whilst I know that all the sweeties I have eaten over the years have probably not helped my dental hygiene, I do suffer from mouth problems such as ulcerations and the like. This, coupled with extremely sensitive gums and teeth means that I am really very fussy when it comes to buying a toothbrush. I do find that if my toothbrush is too hard or brittle then it seems to make my teeth worse in terms of their sensitivity. On the other hand though, if a toothbrush is too soft, I find that I am not quite satisfied that my teeth have been given a good scrubbing... What's a girl to do? After perusing the relevant aisle in my local supermarket for a good half hour or so, I was rather uninspired by their offerings. I had given most of the toothbrushes on the display a good squeeze and a bit of an inspection, and had been somewhat unsatisfied with most of the brushes on offer. I did see one or two that I thought would do the job for me quite sufficiently, but as these were upwards of £3 or so (!!!!!) I felt that this was a bit steep, and decided to abandon the purchase for the time being. Fast forward a day or so later and I am in my local (independent) pharmacy, waiting for my prescription to be made up. I noticed a little display of toothbrushes and decided to have a look. I noticed the 'Sensodyne Total Care' toothbrush immediately as I recognized the brand. This is because I use sensodyne toothpaste sporadically due to the sensitive nature of my teeth and gums. After a closer inspection I was quite satisfied that this toothbrush was not going to be overly harsh on my poor teeth and gums and I noted that the price was on a special offer at £1.75, which I was more than happy to pay. With that, my purchase was made. I have been using this brush for around two months or so now and have to say I am quite impressed for the most part. The toothbrush is clear plastic with a coloured design on (mine is blue) and the colour is also on the bristles. I do find that the shape of the brush's head is a good design because it is quite a neat size and I find that this means I can reach my back teeth almost as well as I can reach those that are nearer the front. The bristles are of course suitable for sensitive teeth and this is where this toothbrush wins over other brands I have used before. I do not find that using the brush causes any irritation to my sensitive gums. I also do not find that my gums bleed excessively because the toothbrush is too harsh, quite the opposite in fact! I don't really recall ever having bleeding, sore gums after using this brush. In addition, I do not find that the brush adds anything to the problems I have in terms of sensitivity to my teeth. Whilst it has not magically removed these problems for me (and I wouldn't expect it to, to be fair) it has most certainly not worsened them, whereas some other brushes do. This fact in itself makes the brush a big winner for me! I would award the brush four marks out of five and I would suggest it might be worth a try if you suffer from gum irritation or more specifically, problems with sensitive teeth. I did find that for once, my new toothbrush didn't hurt when I used it! The Sensodyne Total Care toothbrush is available from all good pharmacies, although I am quite sure I have also seen it for sale in both Tesco and Boots, where it costs around the £3 mark.
I'm quite particular about what toothbrushes I buy and use. I find that not all toothbrushes suit all people. A few years ago I bought I toothbrush which was supposed to be good for this & that, but when I got it home and used it, I found that it was uncomfortable to use and didn't suit me at all, so it went in the bin. On a mission I went looking for that "perfect" toothbrush and spotted the Sensodyne Total Care Toothbrush in my local supermarket. This isn't the cheapest toothbrush on the shelf, but as I find it a comfortable toothbrush to use I don't mind paying for it. The Sensodyne Total Care Toothbrush retails between £2.50 - £3.50 (depending where you buy it from), so costs a bit more than your average toothbrush. The head of the toothbrush is slightly smaller than a lot of toothbrushes, but this helps give better access to some of the more difficult teeth (especially when you've got wisdom teeth like mine which point into my cheeks rather then where they should!). The bristles of the toothbrush are round-ended and quite soft, this helps prevent and reduce gum irritation (which is great if you've got sensitive gums). Apparently, the brush design is recommended by dental professionals, but in my experience dentists recommend whatever toothbrushes they have on sale in their dental clinic! The toothbrush is made of clear plastic with a colour running through it (I have had light blue, blue and green, so far). The brush also has the colour running through the outside bristles too, while the inner bristles are white. This toothbrush suits my mouth & teeth very well. While it doesn't irritate (due to the soft bristles), it does clean very well. I would certainly recommend others to try these toothbrushes... Now I always buy a Sensodyne Total Care Toothbrush when I need a replacement one.
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