Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
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Sensitive to my sensitivities
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste
Member Name: spirit19
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste
Advantages: pro-argin, whitening
Disadvantages: safety seal
I have always had sensitive teeth but this was then made worse when I started my orthodontic treatment due to the roots being moved under my teeth. At this point, both my orthodontist and dentist recommended I get sensitive toothpaste and named Sensodyne and Colgate as two good brands. I have never been a fan of Sensodyne so I opted for Colgate and it was a great choice!
The packaging is simplistic, yet stands out at the same time. The colors used are generally generic such as blue, red and white, however the logo with the gold strip underlining and easy to see anywhere. The cardboard box is easy to open (as it should be) and contains the tube of toothpaste as well a guidance sheet (for toothpaste?!?). The only part of the packaging I don't like comes when you open the tube. There is a tamper evidence safety seal, which ensures you won't buy a dodgy pack but is very annoying to open. This is removed by locking the top of the lid (there is a corresponding dent thing) onto the safety seal and twisting to remove it. This is trickier than it looks to do without getting past all over the top of the lid and can be an unnecessary hassle to clean.
As with any toothpaste you are recommended to brush for 2 minutes twice daily and doing this is key to getting the best out of this product. I did notice instant effects, but the major changes occurred after longer use. After about a months use there is a major change in the sensitivity of your teeth. I could barely drink milk from the fridge before but now I can comfortably bite into an ice lolly straight from the freezer. This is down to their long-lasting pro-argin technology. This ensures that exposed roots or sensitive parts of your teeth are protected in the long term and the protection builds up with continued use to the point that your teeth are pretty much not sensitive any more.
The new version of this toothpaste also comes with whitening plus technology. This works great too; when I got my braces off (finally, after 8 years!) there was a slight color difference between the part that had been covered by braces and the rest of my teeth. I started using this in the hope that it might balance things out and it did! It may have been partly due to the basic cleaning ability of the toothpaste as well, but I do personally feel as if there was a whitening effect that made my teeth look more natural and blend together better.
Other than that, the basic cleaning abilities are just that... basic. The paste produces plenty of foam and only requires a smallish amount for every time you brush. No less than you would expect really, but it does excel with it's other features.
At the time of this review both the sensitive and the sensitive+whitening versions are available at Tesco for £3.56 for a 75ml tube. This makes them relatively expensive, but the benefits they offer, especially for people with sensitive teeth is invaluable and I would highly recommend it.
Summary: Definitely one of the beston the market
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