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I bought this toothpaste as part of the ongoing fang care project.
I had let my teeth go for too long and with the addition of a serious accident had the enamel damage to prove it. The toothpaste claimed to add liquid calcium to my damaged teeth and as calcium is a necessary part of teeth, it made sense to give it a go. So I did, even if it was not exactly cheap.
The toothpaste was rather thick, which was reassuring in the case of the acid erosion areas as it meant they would get a good coating, but a little worrying when it came to the micro holes and fissures I have as I did fear that they would not get the filling they so clearly needed with such a thick paste. But, needs must when poor teeth need help so I persisted with the toothpaste until I had finished it.
I brushed with this toothpaste morning and evening.
My teeth felt and looked a lot smoother, which was great.
But in terms of stronger teeth, I still had teeth chipping after using this which is something I don't with other repairing toothpastes. So I went back to them. They work better.
You may have better luck, or less damaged teeth to start with. If you do want to try this paste, it will cost you £3.00 for a75ml tube from thee main supermarkets. However, Superdrug is promoting this at the moment at £1.55, so if you do want to try this product, that is a good place to start.
I started using this product about 2 years ago, as I was trying to find something that may build the enamel back up on my front teeth. It was pretty much gone, because I had drunk a lot of pepsi when I was younger, and I unless I found something that was over and above your normal toothpaste, I was always going to have stains on them.
I tried smokers toothpaste, but that is quite harsh (according to my dentist) - so they told me try the Enamelcare. The bonus of it is it has also helped to easy some of my sensitive teeth!
It's quite a thick white paste, so when you get down to a small amount in the tube, you really have to force it out (although I have heard of people cutting the one end (the one without the lid on) with scissors and getting to it that way - great way of saving money!). Very fresh taste to it, and it has a bit of an abrasive quality to it like the smokers' stuff, but it is kinder on your teeth.
Arm & Hammer have always been a quality product, and this toothpaste is just another one of their brilliant ideas!
When I orginally brought this product it was on offer for £1.50 in sainsburys however even thou this offer has now ended and the product has gone back up to what some people might see as an expensive retail price compared to most other brands, i still buy it and believe it is worth the extra pennys.
The product itself its one of the only ones i know of that contains baking soda which helps to gently clean away plaque and stains, and the liquid calcium is to fill in tooth surfaces to naturally restore tooth enamel to whiten teeth all of which have made a huge improvement to the condition of my teeth :).
The toothpaste is easy to apply on to a toothbrush.The toothpaste itself comes out in smooth texture and is a white cream and blue colour .I find you only need a tiny amount as the toothpaste is quiet thick. The toothpaste has a really nice refreshing, minty taste to it which isnt too overpowering and leaves a really nice after taste in your mouth unlike most other toothpastes ive tried in the past. After brushing my teeth each time with this toothpaste i love to run my tongue along my teeth as they feel so much smoother and healthier and can really tell the difference. I find to get the best results its best to use the toothpaste twice a day :) . This helps to leave my teeth feeling clean and my breathe fresh.
Overall i would highly recommend this toothpaste. Since trying it I have swapped my normal brand of toothpaste for it and haven't looked back since :). 100% thumbs up.
I have had week teeth/weakened enamel for over 5 years, due to drinking too many fizzy drinks and fruit juices without a straw when I was younger (apparently) and so any enamel protection toothpaste or similar that is out there I have either tried or will soon be trying.
I came across Arm and Hammer after my dentist was talking about it. At first I was a bit skeptical about buying it because of the extra cost, but when I think about the results I have gained, I realise the extra few pounds I piad compared to other leading brands was well worth it. I mean we are not talking about miraculous results here, but when applied for more than just a few days, around 2 weeks to be exact, I instantly noticed an improvement in my teeth. They felt stronger and were not so prone to pain when drinking, eating or cleaning. In my opinion there is no real taste to this toothpaste, in that it is not minty or fresh smelling.
Available to buy from leading high street stores and supermarkets I would definitely not hesitate to recommend this toothpaste, especially if you are looking to improve the surface of your teeth. Although I am not sure by looking at my teeth if the enamel has been strengthened they feel better to me, they feel healther, and to me that is more important than having them shiny white.
Up until recently I have had no real problems with my teeth. I look after them and although I smoke feel my teeth are not too stained or anything like that. However recently due to moving areas I had to change dentists and was shocked after him looking at my teeth him asking me did I suck lemons or drink copious amounts of coca cola. Knowing that I don't made it worse cos it was at that point it really hit me that my teeth are suffering through my eating disorder. On that score I think I am doing pretty good really and trying really hard on a daily basis to combat it however this is (to me) the first time I have ever noticed it having a knock on effect to me apart from my weight fluctuating of course.
I went into panic mode when he told me the problem was tooth enamel coming off my teeth and envisaged myself with chalky looking teeth falling out of my head. I asked him if I could repair the damage I had done to the reply being no it can't be reversed but that I can help to stop it getting worse and he gave me tips on that. I went out straight away with a shopping list that contained anything with high calcium levels and all new dental products. He told me to look for a toothpaste that helped with enamel and so when I spotted this toothpaste I decided to give it a go!
Oblong white and gold box of which two sides of it appear the same. I am told that it is Arm & Hammer 'The standard of purity' Daily Enamel Strengthening Fluoride Mint Toothpaste, Enamel Care 'With Liquid Calcium For Natural Whitening' and I'm also told that it contains dental grade baking soda and there is a picture of an arm and hand holding a hammer. On there too Other information on the box includes being told and shown diagrams on how it works, ingredients and the size is stated (in this case the tube I purchased is 75ml) and contact details for Church & Dwight (the manufacturer of the product) are given. The plastic white tube contains much the same information and style wise is sort of the same as the box in its appearance and it simply has a twist on/off cap to one end of it and is a squeezy style tube.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Product:
The only toothpaste with:
Baking soda to gently clean away plaque and stains
Patented Liquid Calcium technology fills in tooth surfaces to naturally restore lost surface enamel for whiter teeth
Fluoride to remineralise and strengthen teeth
Well to use this toothpaste you use it of course as you would any other. The toothpaste itself is white cream with a layer on the outside of it that is a transparent royal blue colour and the smell of it is minty.
This is a smooth in appearance toothpaste but when using it you can feel a slight but gentle exfoliation on the teeth. Nothing rough or too abrasive though. The taste is as minty as it smells though rather sweet in taste though it really does freshen the breath and make the whole mouth area feel cleaner.
I still have some very white and translucent patches on my teeth where the loss of tooth enamel is visible though after using it for a few weeks and twice a day I do feel that my teeth appear whiter in general and since my dentist cleaned my teeth for me I haven't had any build up appear and plaque in my mouth isn't noticeable at all.
After using this my teeth feel a bit more moist which sounds a bit daft but because of the loss of the tooth enamel my teeth in places can feel a bit dry but after using this teeth feel sort of glossy and really impeccably clean and fresh. I can say that although I have damaged tooth enamel since using this I haven't felt that the problem has worsened or anything like that and although this hasn't repaired my teeth problems (though I didn't expect it too, to be fair) the overall condition of them hasn't worsened anyway and this is a toothpaste that I will continue to use because it does everything that I need it to!
This costs about £3.15 a tube in all good chemists and supermarkets etc (I purchased mine in Superdrug).
Arm and Hammer enamel care is toothpaste I was told to obtain after having issues with my teeth. I thought at first that the product was expensive around £3 for the 75ml tube of paste but after a while of using the product I became convinced the price was very good.
You only need a little amount of this thick toothpaste which comes out a shade of blue and seems very watery at first but when you apply this product onto the teeth you feel at first you're rubbing a substance which lacks taste and appeal. I felt I was scrubbing my teeth with a big brush with resistance because it was difficult at first but after a few brushes later the product was becoming easier to apply.
There was a nice minty taste which was not that strong and it meant the mouth was smelling nice afterwards. You only need a small amount to do a good job so after a week of trying this product I am not sure if it has assisted in the enamel care because that is for a dentist to analysis but in my opinion it has done a good job. It helps you have clean teeth and it means you have nice smelling breath afterwards as well.
Not only that but even though the price can seem huge to some people there is a good reason for this because it does clean the teeth. I know from experience that my teeth look a lot cleaner now since using this toothpaste then they have with any other formula.
This is quite an interesting toothpase. It is usually on the shelves at Sainsburys for £3 per tube but I managed to get it on offer - two for £3. I think that was the main reason I deviated from my normal toothpase. I do have quite sensitive teeth so another reason I bought this was to test whether it could deal with sensitivity in teeth.
I have to say that I did notice a difference when I first starting using this and my teeth did feel less sensitive. I think the main reason for this is because of this toothpastes ability to restore surface enamel. This has to be it's unique selling point and it's a very big unique selling point. The only negative to the enamel restoration seems to be that it is temporary and you have to keep using it to maintain the lower sensitivity in your teeth. This maybe because it does not actually repair surface enamel but serves as a temporary filling during the day and then you have to top it up the next day. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic product for sensitive teeth. A little bit on the expensive side perhaps, but it is very unique and achieves its primary function very well.
I do wonder whether there is a better way for Arm & Hammer to restore surface enamel other than by using their formula in a toothpase. I say this because as far as toothpases go, Arm & Hammer is not a very good toothpase. It does lack what my normal toothpase offers i.e. fresh breath, clean feeling teeth, clean gums and a clean mouth. This toothpase also has quite a chalky texture and is actually quite unpleasant to brush with and I prefer the smoother gels.
I think it would be better as some sort of a gel rather than a toothpaste. If the formula could be like Bonjela it would be amazing as it is fantastic for sensitive teeth. However, I don't think it can replace my normal toothpase.
This review is also on ciao under the username sawriter.
Arm and Hammer, might sound like a gothic horror production studio from the 1940's, but they actually make quite good toothpastes. Their positioning on the market is that they make their toothpastes with baking soda. This is something that Colgate and Aquafresh do not do as well. Baking soda has long been heralded as a fine way to get your mouth fresh and full of fizz.
The Enamel Care toothpaste is obviously designed to protect tooth enamel. So what can wear enamel away? Some of the worst culprits are fizzy drinks, sugars, biscuits, tea and coffee and even some sugars in fruits can do damage to enamel. Overtime this can weaken the teeth and in later years you might end up with brittle or damaged teeth. You can look after them by protecting the enamel. This toothpaste aims to recoat the teeth and restore surface enamel in a gentle yet effective way.
When I have used this product before, I have been always been taken aback by the rebellious zing you get when you brush. The baking soda offers something different from your usual minty gel. It makes the mouth feel intense, almost like you are gargling salt. This makes the mouth feel fresh and airy, a different sensation to mint though.
The after effects have always pleased me. Teeth are left feeling clean, but also if you skin your tongue over the surface of the teeth, they feel smoother and look brighter too. The baking soda is very good at ridding the teeth of stains too. Coffee and tea and wine stains can be eradicated quickly with this paste, as the baking soda delivers a powerful deep down cleanse.
On the downside, the price, at between four and five quid a tube is what puts me off buying it regularly. This is a treat toothpaste, if they knocked a few pounds off I would certainly return to it more often.
Arm & Hammer Enamel Care Toothpaste is unlike any other toothpaste. In addition to the standard fluoride contained in most toothpastes, this product is also made with liquid calcium. We know how good calcium is for our bones; just imagine how much good it can do for your teeth. Also, in true Arm & Hammer style, this toothpaste contains baking soda, an ingredient long-used to promote good dental hygiene and prevent bad breath.
Arm & Hammer comes in a standard-size tube that packs all the power you'd expect from this company. The toothpaste is a slightly different formula than the standard Arm & Hammer, which is a thick, white paste. Enamel Care is a slightly thinner swirled blue colour. Because of its thinner consistency, it does tend to come out quickly so be aware. "A little dab'll do ya" with this toothpaste, so ignore the old "pea-sized" instructions.
Enamel Care has a similar sweet minty taste to the standard Arm & Hammer that leaves your mouth feeling fresh. This toothpaste also seems to burn less, in my experience, which makes toothbrushing a bit more pleasurable.
The only downer about this product is the inclusion of saccharin in the ingredients. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener that doesn't have the most positive reputation (like most artificial sweeteners, it's worse for you than sugar). Combined with fluoride, this makes it especially important not to ingest this toothpaste so small children should be observed with great care.
Be prepared to fork out a bit for this toothpaste. Prices seem to average somewhere between £2-£3. (It pays to shop around for sales. My last toothpaste run resulted in 2 regular-size tubes for the price of 1 at Morrisons!) Even still, this toothpaste is worth paying a little extra for.