I only realised I had sensitive teeth recently, I think it must have crept up on me over a few months. I decided to pick up a can of this toothpaste just to see if it would stop the sensitivity I was experiencing. It was on offer down from about £4 to £2 which made it cheaper than a standard tube of sensitive toothpaste but still more expensive than the ordinary paste I had been using up to this point. I was therefore hoping for it to be effective and resolved to go back to my ordinary brand if it didn't work. Suffice to say I have never gone back - this toothpaste really does stop sensitivity.
It comes in a white and blue pump action can rather than the more normal squeezy tube we're used to getting our toothpaste out of. It looks quite classy and worth paying a bit more for. The can contains 100g which lasts me around a month so even at the full price of £4 is not really expensive. The pump action dispenser works fine, though I do find that after a few days there is excess toothpaste stuck around the opening.
The toothpaste itself
The can claims that being ISO Active, this toothpaste penetrates hard to reach areas and I have certainly found this to be the case. I seem to need to use less on my brush than I have with other toothpastes in the past and yet once you start to use it, this toothpaste foams up and fills your mouth with a kind of minty foam. It tastes great, really fresh and minty and leaves my teeth feeling clean and smooth. This toothpaste definitely relieves my sensitive teeth and since I started using it, I have never experienced a problem.
I would definitely recommend this Sensodyne iso-active to anyone suffering from sensitive teeth.
I was wandering around my local supermarket and remembered that I had ran out of toothpaste and instead of getting my usual Colgate Professional Clean my eye wandered on to this asthetically pleasing product. The product was on offer reduced to £3.50 from the usual £4.50 so thought why not give it a go and now kick myself each time I walk down the toiletries aisle.
100ml slim White cannister with a sea blue lid and nozzle.
I have previously used the Sensodyne multi action in a tube and this stuff is the same with one exception - it's in a shaving gel container and therefore pressurised causing the product to foam quicker (ta-dah - that's what you're paying extra for) The gel is blue and tastes of a very mild plasticky mint and doesn't freshen your breath very well if I'm honest.
I have always had sensitive teeth and this product works as well for sensitivity as my usual Colgate product but is let down by it's major flaws. I find that after using this product my teeth do not feel as clean as they do with other toothpastes, my breath is not left as fresh and the taste is plasticky - yeuch! I would never buy this product again and have still got half a container full left on the shelf in my bathroom as I refuse to use it but hate the idea of waste. I would not recommend this product to anyone and am astonished at how costly it is.
I was looking for a whitening toothpaste and went with list in hand to check out my options. After a scan of the shelves in my local Sainsbury I saw this on offer and so decided to give it a whirl.
The tooth paste is in gel form and dose indeed froth when you brush your teeth with it and so I can see how it would as the advertising says get into the hard to brush gaps. I don't know what the iso-active relates to so I will just assume it is another made up marketing word to try and impress the consumer.
The flavour is refreshingly minty without being too overpowering or harsh on your tong as it is a spearmint not a peppermint.
The colour of the gel I liked as it is a cool blue that corresponds well with the minty flavour and the packaging lid and internal pump.
I didn't notice a massive improvement in the colour of my teeth or the sensitivity over the three weeks it lasted .
YES IT ONLY LASTED 3 WEEKS
Now to the why you shouldn't waste your money part
I was sucked in not only due to this being on offer but the concept of having no mess or dried toothpaste around the mouth of my tube. Thinking the pump action would be more convenient than unscrewing and re screwing the cap.........................I was so wrong! The gel dried up and encrusted the pump anyway.
After three weeks I went to use the still weighty can and to my surprise no tooth gel??? I was shocked that I had run out of toothpaste in 3 weeks as a standard tube lasts me normally at least a month an a half. I shook the can thinking it may need a jiggle to no avail. I then thought maybe the pump was blocked so I ran it under the warm tap to dissolve any possible dried gel and that still didn't work.
I went and bought more toothpaste of a different brand the next day but I was reluctant to throw this can away as it felt like it was still full. Eventually I threw it away but still had pangs of disappointment as I did.
I did notice at the time of disposal that the can only holds 100ml and as my normal tubes are around 200+ml so I understand why it didn't last, however I now feel totally ripped off and very glad I didn't buy it at full price.
This is a classic case of packaging ruining the actual product. The contents of the canister are good but the delivery system is a total gimmick. What a waste of time, energy and money to develop.
As an ex market researcher whose job it was to test such ideas in the field, this would not have passed our customer testing phase, so to think this company pressed on with it and put it into production is a big disappointment and a let down of there testing process. No wonder they have to charge a ridicules premium for this product.
When I purchased my first electric toothbrush around half a year ago, I thought I would buy myself a good toothpaste to use it with. I bought this Sensodyne ISO-Active Toothpaste from the shop that I work at (Wilkinson) for around £4.77 at the time. It was and still is the most expensive toothpaste we sell, so I presumed it was the best toothpaste we sold.
The toothpaste its self is supposed to be ISO-Active which means it foams in your mouth to clean the difficult parts of your teeth. I dont actually know if it does because I have no way of telling! What I do know however is that this toothpaste is good. The taste isnt too great but I think it makes up for that with the way it makes your teeth feel and the fact it gently makes your teeth whiter. Sensodyne is made for sensitive teeth and I do believe this toothpaste does help sensitive teeth.
However for the huge price of £4.77 you have to ask yourself is it really worth it? Because im not too sure. When the toothpaste went on promotion at work for £2.77 I decided I would purchase four cans of it. Im sure this will last for at least a year, as im the only one that uses it! The toothpaste is good, but I think there is probably better ones available to you, for cheaper. But for myself, well im stuck with it now!
Sensodyne ISO-Active Whitening Toothpaste comes in a 100ml can and costs around £4.20 from stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Body Care etc.
With all the perks of regular Sensodyne, The ISO-Active Whitening formula also turns into foam while brushing so that it gets to hard-to-reach areas and cleans the whole mouth. Sensodyne products are specifically for people with sensitive teeth and this product definitely adds protection from hot and cold food and drinks. It does tend to wear off slightly towards the end of the day, but the fact that it provides so much protection for as long as it does is quite amazing! I definitely can not use any toothpaste other than Sensodyne or I end up with that horrible sensation when I eat/drink the wrong thing (only people with sensitive teeth will know what I'm talking about - it's hard to explain!).
This particular product also contains fluoride to help to protect your teeth against decay and the formula also helps to gently whiten your teeth. It is advised to use this product in place of your usual toothpaste twice a day.
The only downside is, similar to shaving foam, you cannot stop that little bit of excess product from leakng out of the can and making the dispenser sticky!
My dentist recommended Sensodyne to me when I last went to see him. I was so relieved that the pain in my tooth was due to having sensitive teeth rather than needing a filling, I went to Boots and spent almost £4 on this tube of toothpaste almost without thinking. (I say almost without thinking - I was still switched on enough to think that was expensive for a tube of toothpaste - it had better be worth it).
I admit I bought this version of the toothpaste rather than the standard sensodyne as I was intrigued by the adverts that promised that the magic foam would clean the parts of teeth that other toothpastes couldn't reach.
The tube is sturdy and freestanding with a pump action, which means there is no waste (I always tend to squeeze far more than I need to out of a standard tube) and you get the last bit out of the tube without a fight.
The big problem with this toothpaste becomes apparant as soon as you start to brush - the taste is absolutely foul - really soapy and not minty at all. My husband refuses to use it and has bought his own Colgate!
I don't actually notice any of the magic foaming action, though I imagine it must be going on in my mouth somehow - how else could they justify the extra expense?
I must admit that my teeth have been less sensitive since I started using this toothpaste, but I can't see that it works any better than a standard sensodyne toothpaste and certainly isn't worth the extra expense. As I have spent the money, I am forcing myself to use it, but I certainly won't be buying it again.
Having being promised penetration in those hard to reach areas by the packaging, I wasn't disappointed. (My smut scale was hitting an all time high, however.)
Do you like Haribo? Mmm, and those sour snakes too... Consume more sugar than the average ant? Consider chocolate a food group? Chances are your teeth are knackered, and easting an ice cream is akin to climbing your own personal Everest. Congratulations, you've joined the hoardes of people with Sensitive Teeth, a cumbersome affliction on par with Hayfever, Heat Rash and the ever present and unsightly Cold Sores. Mmm, human beings, so carfeully designed, yet so flawed.
Anyway. Back to the cure.
A gel like gloop, not different from a usual toothpase sits in a cumbersome yet contemporary casing, akin to a small flask or an anti perspirant bottle. It's not good for carrying about and seems more like a lifestyle choice than a product built for neccesity. Still, horses for courses.
At around £4 a go, you need more money than sense to consider this in any way a bargain, either that or eating truffles, do-do eggs and gold coins in your palatial abode has left your teeth a little shaky and then it's an investment I suppose. Also, a tube will last a 3-4 weeks or so, so £4 a month is a good use of money when cross refrenced with your last dental bill.
Does it work? Well it's Sensodyne,so yes. Even if their adverts make my teeth grind, they do make good toothpaste. You can sip water below room temperature without yelping in pain- hooray.
Fizzy in your mouth, this isn't rocket science, its a shiny new product that does what tooth paste has been doing for centuries. Overall this is a fun 'one off' or a contemporary and chic new fixture for your bathroom- if someone else buys your toothpaste that is.
I'm a big fan of the Sensodyne products, particularly the Pronamal range. I am also incredibly lazy when it comes to flossing so having seen the adverts for this product I decided to give it a whirl. Firstly the price tag for this product is pretty steep (£4.25 currently!!), luckily I got it on offer. Secondly the fragrance is less minty and more shaving gel like, not the best way to feel refreshed on a morning!
I also did not like the method of toothpaste dispensing. Unlike the usual toothpaste tube, this product relies on pressing the button on the top. I'm assuming that it releases the recommended amount of toothpaste but I found this to be tiny and also a very messy method of dispensing - toothpaste on hands, round the button, down the tube, but not actually on my toothbrush.
According to the advert, upon entering your mouth the blue gel turns into a powerful and invigorating gel which penetrates all areas of your mouth. Yet another disappointment when all that it felt like was I picked up some cheap shaving foam and sprayed it into my mouth. Even the fragrance of the product was disappointing being that it was over powered by the "foaminess".
I persevered with it for just over a week as I am stubborn and didn't want to fork out for more toothpaste. However, I had to bite the bullet and return back to pronamal. As such I can't really comment on whether the product works for sensitive teeth, perhaps I should have seen whether it provided a smooth shave.
Both my boyfriend and I suffer from sensitive teeth - although admittedly he does suffer a lot more than me. We decided to try this in another attempt to ease the pain - especially for when eating cold foods!
The first thing that made this particular toothpaste stand out to me is that the packaging is different to all the other available options in the shop.
It is in a tin can - much like the ones you would find aerosol deodorants or shaving foam to be in. The bottle seems to have a colour theme of blue.
It has a pump dispenser which you simply push down in order for the toothpaste to come out.
Although initially I quite liked the different design of this bottle I soon spotted some flaws. As someone who is trying to save money I like to squeeze every last bit out of bottles and tubes (whether it is toiletries such as toothpaste and shampoo or food items such as tomato ketchup), however as this is a tin can you have no way of knowing how much is left or squeezing the bottle to get it all out!
The bottle tells you that the toothpaste is recommended by dentists and has a unique formula in order to help people with sensitive teeth. However it does also warn you that having sensitive teeth may be due to more serious underlying problems and should you have any concerns to contact your dentist.
The first thing I noticed about this is that rather than being a paste when you push the dispenser pump, it is more of a gel that comes out. At first I was a bit concerned as it looked very much like the shaving gel that my boyfriend uses - not a pleasant thought!
When you start brushing your teeth it quickly foams - I guess this is so it gets to the hard to reach areas as it claims. Although it didn't foam up as much as I had anticipated I soon learnt that a little goes a long way. I was very pleased with the results of how clean my teeth felt.
Although they did feel clean and fresh I do get very paranoid about being one of those people who have smelly breath so I still used my mouthwash like I would normally.
The toothpaste tastes much like any other ordinary mint toothpaste. I am quite picky when it comes to toothpaste, and although they all claim to have a mint taste I do feel that some of them have an extra added 'yukiness' to them. This one was fine - it had a mint and fresh taste to it, much like sucking on a mint.
I don't have any stains on my teeth so I wasn't concerned about this, however after using this daily for a number of weeks I do feel that my teeth certainly looked brighter.
So in terms of whether it worked for the sensitivity - I certainly felt that it did. I brush my teeth three times a day everyday, and even after a number of days I already felt the benefits. I was (and still am) able to drink cold drinks without wincing in pain - this might not seem like a big deal to anyone else, but if you have sensitive teeth you will understand how nice it is not to have to worry about how cold your food or drink is!
I am not going to claim this is a miracle cure for sensitive teeth, however it has definitely improved things for me. Whilst my boyfriend agrees that it works to a certain degree, he has commented that he still does get occasional pain in his teeth.
One serious negative I have for this product is the mess that the pump and lid area gets into. If you are nice and clean (like me) you will wipe this every time you have used it, but if you are like my boyfriend you will think the fairies who do his washing and ironing are going to clean it for him! While this obviously isn't a major problem it can become quite annoying.
***Price and Availability***
For me I find this quite expensive for a toothpaste. I paid £3.99 for a 100ml can from Boots. Prices can vary though and expect to pay anything up to £4.50.
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This product is relatively new to shops and I have been using it for around 3 weeks now. So far, it has impressed me, but isn't it supposed to help sensitive teeth? I don't eat too many sweets but when I do eat a few, it really hurts my teeth. When I spotted this in the supermarket, on offer, I thought I would give it a go!
This tooth paste comes in a 100ml can with a clear plastic top. On the front it has the Sensodyne logo, a few useful words and a silver pattern. On the back of the can there is, information on how this product works, directions of use, ingredients and more useful information.
This is a daily tooth paste for "sensitive teeth". It is an iso-active foaming gel which penetrates hard to reach areas. It has a unique formula which thoroughly cleans the whole of your mouth and removes stains from your teeth putting the "natural" back in!
Directions of use
You should use this tooth paste daily, just as you would do with your normal tooth paste. You should apply a small amount as this does lather up and brush as you usually would. You should brush for approximately two minutes with one interval from top to bottom.
Price and Place
This can be purchased from most health and beauty stores, for example Boots and Superdrug. You can also buy this from supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. The RRP of this is around £4.00. This is a little too expensive for me and it probably depends on how much you earn etc... I think that you could find an own brand version of this that would do the same job to be honest.
This tooth paste smells very minty and very fresh and it tastes the same. You only need a small amount because it goes a long way. It makes you taste fresh and ready to go! I always love using this is the morning because it wakes you up with the minty flavour!
*Makes teeth white and stand out
*You do not need to use a lot so it goes a long way
*Makes breath fresh and tasty :)
*Quite expensive for what it is
*The lid gets very messy and annoying
*When it runs out, it is hard to get the dregs!
In my opinion, this didn't really help the sensitiveness of my teeth but this may be different for others. I like the taste of this but I am not sure it is worth £4.00. I think I will stick to other well known brands.
4/5 from me!
This toothpaste is quite new to the industry. It is a toothpaste which is meant to cater for sensitive teeth. It is a foaming gel and it really works!
You only need a tiny amount and it foams up as soon as you start brushing.
It has a really fresh minty taste that gets rid of bad breath.
It has really cute packaging that looks like a deodrant can it comes with a decent pump and it is quite small so you can carry it round and it fits in a day bag.
I find this toothpaste really does help me as unfortunatly i am a victim to sensitive teeth and when i brush my teeth with this, it doesnt hurt and it does calm my teeth and protects them.
Personnaly, i think this is a very good toothpaste and probably my favourite. I definatly would recommend it to other people to give it a go, especially if you have sensitive teeth, i think it could make a difference.
Being a fan of Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste, I thought I would give Sensodyne "Multi Action with iso-active technology" toothpaste a go since it has recently been put on the shelves of my local supermarket.
Rather than being in a tube like most other Sensodyne toothpastes, "Multi Action" comes in an aluminium can. To use you simply take off the lid and press the button on the top while pointing it at your toothbrush. It's a lot easier to use than the pump-type toothpastes (you know, those ones which you have to push up the base when you're getting through the toothpaste), but it can also be a bit messier! This isn't really a paste, it's a "foaming gel". I find the gel often goes everywhere bar the toothbrush (or runs off the brush) and usually dribbles down the can a bit too (which is somewhat annoying!).
So, one you've safely got the blue "foaming gel" on your toothbrush you do the usual procedure of brushing your teeth. This is where my problem with the gel comes in... To me it not only smells, but also tastes like shaving foam (or how I would imagine shaving foam to taste!). This, as you can imagine, puts me off using this toothpaste/gel. I'm guessing it possibly uses the same foaming agent as shaving foam, but I can't be sure. It doesn't foam up as much as shaving foam, but it does foam a bit... Supposedly, this is what helps it penetrate the hard to reach areas in the mouth.
As with Sensodyne's other toothpastes, it is "specially formulated" for people with sensitive teeth. While their Pronamel toothpaste has worked for me, I can't see this one working for me as I don't like the taste (which is supposed to be fresh mint), but I'm sure it would help others with sensitive teeth (if they don't mind the shaving foam taste!).
For around the £3.50 - £3.99 mark, this isn't a cheap toothpaste, so I'll be persevering with mine until it's finished... then I'll be going back to my lovely Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste.
I tried this toothpaste a couple of weeks ago as both me and my boyfriend suffer with sensitive teeth and usually use the pronamel toothpaste. This product comes in what almost looks like a deodorant can with a pump which you push to dispense the toothpaste. It did have a really fresh taste and my teeth felt clean afterwards. My teeth didn't experience any sensitivity during the time that i used it and you only need to use a small amount. It lasted quite a while although it does say on the packaging to wipe the nozzle after use as it does sort of foam out of it after you have squeezed it. This would be the one thing that put me off it - my boyfriend never remembered to wipe the nozzle - or maybe he was just lazy - but then every time i went to use it there was a crusty bit toothpaste on it which i then had to remove which can get a bit annoying! Other than that it's a really great toothpaste and in keeping in price with most of the Sensodyne range. I probably will stick with my pronamel one though as this product didn't seem to have the same enamel caring properties.
My daughter suffers from sensitive teeth. We have had them checked by the dentist and they are all fine, probably just her getting used to her adult teeth. The dentist suggested using a toothpaste specifically aimed at sensitive teeth and managed to convince us that they do usually tend to work. Of course the day the dentist suggested this Erin happened to see an advert on the television for the new Sensodyne ISOactive Multi Action Toothpaste in a can and of course insisted this was the one she had to have! Luckily being a new product it was on special offer in Tesco, reduced from £3.99 to £2.79 for a 100ml can, so being such a pushover, I relented and bought it.
The can itself was quite unusual looking for a toothpaste, to be quite honest it looked more like a thin can of deodorant with a frosted blue plastic lid. I had the urge to shake the can, as you usually do with cans, but there is no need to you just take off the lid and press the top and the blue coloured gel is released. It wasn't really much different in look to that of any other gel toothpaste other than the fact that the amount squeezed out is much thinner in size to that dispensed from an ordinary tube or pump, probably about quarter of the thickness, so you do need to give a good squeeze to get a sufficient amount with which to brush your teeth. The smell was a definite mint smell but did smell very mild.
At first I wasn't too keen to use this gel toothpaste for myself because it is advertised as a "foaming" gel and I really did not like my previous experience of using a foaming toothpaste - it foamed up far too much and almost choked me, but I was pleased to find that this one didn't foam up as much, it did definitely foam, but just enough to work up a good lather to give your teeth a sparkling clean. It foamed to quite a creamy consistency, which during the brushing process, almost felt like it was being massaged into your gums and appeared to coat your teeth with a lovely clean and fresh feeling. It had a very mild mint taste, which although did leave your mouth with a fresh and clean feeling didn't quite give that WOW, almost nippy fresh feeling that stronger mint flavours can give.
The results seemed to be really good too. My daughter's teeth aren't nearly as sensitive now, they are still very occasionally sensitive but now she can eat her 4 ice lollies a day without cringing with every bite! I also genuinely feel that, although the Sensodyne Gel does not claim to whiten your teeth I personally feel that I have noticed a difference in the whiteness of all my families' teeth, which was an added bonus.
My daughter and I would definitely recommend this toothpaste and would definitely buy it again but my husband and son, although happy enough with the results prefer a stronger mint toothpaste, so I'll just have to buy 2 different types of toothpaste now!
My only complaints are very petty ones - with the gel being in a can you can't see when the toothpaste is nearly finished and the weight of the can never really seemed to change either so you really just have to keep a spare one handy. We did however find that when the can was nearly finished it did become more difficult to squeeze the gel out, so I suppose that should really be warning enough. Also the top of the can should be wiped clean after use as it can really become quite sticky and messy, but of course the males in my household just can't seem to master this with the result that my daughter are I are always left to clean away the dry and crusted gel from the top before we use it again!
This list of ingredients is endless but for more information on this product you can visit their website at www.sensodyne.co.uk
We bought this on 15th April and I just threw out the empty can this morning so my family of 4 managed to get 6 weeks from the can. Although I do think this is very expensive at £3.99 it did last a long time and my daughter and I were more than pleased with the results.
Thanks for reading.
A daily toothpaste for sensitive teeth which penetrates hard to reach areas with its iso-active foaming gel /