Product Type: Oral B Oral Care
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Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection Toothpaste
Member Name: katyboo123
Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection Toothpaste
Advantages: Value for money, taste, power of cleansing, introductory offers and samples available
I haven't always looked after my teeth. When I was a kid my Mam and Dad used to try and encourage us to clean our teeth every morning and every night, but it seemed like such a chore, I hated it! Then, because I had a huge gap in between my front teeth (well before they became covetable) and because I had serious over crowding at the back of my mouth I had 12 teeth extracted and a fixed brace. I was supposed to use inter dental brushes to clean around the brace, but my focus was more on how I could eat my favourite foods and sweets without pulling my brace off! When I 'grew up' and had to start paying for dental treatment, I balked at the cost and never went for about 5 years. That's when the real trouble started. One day I looked in the mirror at my teeth and just decided they could be so nice (as they are very straight now!) if only I looked after them.
I joined a couple of different dentists until I found the right one for me; one that didn't berate me and instead supported me for finally making the decision to sort my teeth out. I had intensive cleaning over a few sessions and though my teeth aren't perfect, they look so much better now - and I am lucky, I didn't need any fillings or extractions and though I had a touch of gum disease a course of Corsodyl (blah) and some TLC cleared this up.
On one of my recent visits to the hygienists (I go every 3 months rather than every 6 / 12 to keep on top of things), she gave me a tube of Oral-B Pro Expert antibacterial and fluoride toothpaste to sample, she was really excited about it; it took 15 years to develop, finally a toothpaste dentists endorse (that is clinically proven to protect the areas dentists check most!) and finally a toothpaste good enough to go with an Oral-B toothbrush... I was really excited to try it.
I went home and read the information leaflet - this seriously was a do-it-all product. The claims from Oral-B are that it prevents Cavities, Plaque from forming, Gum problems, Tarter and Enamel erosion. It also claims to build a protection against sensitivity, whiten teeth by removing surface stains and of course, promises to freshen breath. Strangely, it tastes of that weird orangey-mint that the tooth polish the dentists use tastes like when they do a scale and polish. It's also blue and 'grainy' again, like the product the dentist uses. This is because it contains Active Clean Crystals to provide a cleaning sensation when you use it - supposedly you can feel it working. All this wonderful technology is called a Polyfluorite System - too much for me to decipher... but was it really any more special than any other toothpaste?
Yes. Absolutely. I have been using this for a couple of weeks now, since before it was even launched and I must admit I've not noticed a huge difference as in bright white teeth or super sweet breath (!) but my teeth feel cleaner and they don't seem to be begging for another visit to the hygienist like they usually are after a couple of weeks of smoking and drinking coffee! I use an electric toothbrush and can really tell the difference when I go back to a manual brush if I stay over night somewhere or forget to charge my electric brush. But with Pro-Expert this is less noticeable you still get an excellent deep clean even from a manual brush.
I don't really suffer sensitivity unless I go from eating extremely hot food to extremely cold in quick succession and then it's only minor - seaside trips with chips followed by ice cream are a nightmare! But I have noticed a serious reduction in any sensitivity no matter how minor. I have also noticed that my teeth look whiter - and I've compared a couple of pictures over recent months and they do seem to have lifted a little maybe one shade whiter. Most importantly the toothpaste is keeping my gum irritation at bay and this to me is priceless - I am petrified of getting receding and bleeding gums and losing my teeth!
I highly recommend it, for toothpaste which does so much for you (almost a wonder product to be honest) it's pretty reasonably priced at £3.49 for a 75ml full sized tube. In my experience Sensodyne Pro-namel, Pearl Drops and Blanx cost a fortune and don't give many benefits in return.
Because it's so new, there are offers galore on it, I know Boots were offering £1.99 introductory price and it fell in to a 3 for 2 category; making it around £1.32 per tube. Asda offered it at £1.99 introductory price so we bought a tube a week over a couple of weeks to stock up. I think most dentists and chemists have samples to try too, the promotion on this product is huge and rightly so. Grab it whilst it's cheap and stock up, it will save you money not only on toothpaste, but also on dentists fees in the future!
There's a couple of different varieties available, including Whitening, Enamel Care and Sensitive with Gentle Whitening; I am not sure why they have these additional ones as they main one covers all these specific areas - but they are available should you choose to try them. You can buy the product from Boots, Superdrug, Supermarkets and Chemists, but make sure you shop around to get the best deals.
Summary: Does what is says on the tube
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