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Sensodyne Proenamel

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Brand: Sensodyne / Type: Toothpast / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      22.09.2011 23:32
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      Has a strange taste but does the job

      I normally use whatever toothpaste is on offer, however I have always suffered with chronic mouth ulcers, I get them every week without fail. After my Doctor had run tests to rule out any underlying medical condition it was suggested to me that an ingredient found in most toothpastes has been shown in studies to cause mouth ulcers. The ingredient is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, it is found in the majority of toothpastes and it is used as a foaming agent.

      I looked at a lot of toothpastes to find one which didn't contain this ingredient and eventually I came across Sensodyne Pro namel. A tube of this costs £3 for 75ml in most supermarkets.

      The toothpaste is designed to help protect your teeth from acid erosion caused by acids in everyday foods. These types of foods and drinks cause a breakdown of the enamel in the teeth causing them to become weak and sensitive. Sensitive teeth are often a sign of this acid erosion. The toothpaste also contains all the ingredients of a regular toothpaste so it will also provide fresh breath and protect against plaque and tartar build up.

      The toothpaste is suitable for use for over 12 years of age only. You can brush 2-4 times a day with this toothpaste.

      Like most people the majority of the time I brush my teeth twice a day. The toothpaste on the brush was white and looked like any other toothpaste. I only needed a small amount and it was sufficient to clean my whole mouth. The toothpaste tasted strange, I think it has a hint of vanilla to it as well as subtle mintiness. The taste wasn't unplesant but it's certainly not like a normal toothpaste.

      I have been using this for 2 weeks and so far so good. After use it does leave a strange coating on your teeth which feels strange for the first few days but you get used to it. It cleans my teeth really well and leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh. I don't have sensitive teeth so I can't comment on whether this element of the toothpaste works, although my hygienist did tell me that I had signs of acid erosion and this toothpaste could help prevent it worsening.

      I haven't had a mouth ulcer for over 2 weeks now. This is great for me as I don't normally go more than a few days without one. This toothpaste so far is making a difference and I will update in a few weeks to see if I think it has worked.

      I would recommend this to protect your teeth, it is a lot more expensive than other toothpastes however I am all for looking after my teeth so it is a small price to pay and a tube lasts me a good month or so with twice daily brushing.

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        04.06.2011 11:32
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        I think this toothpaste could be a case of all talk and no action - Save your money!

        I have been reading through the reviews for this product and they do not seem to be amazingly positive. I purchased Sensodyne Pronamel last year as I suffer from mildly sensitive teeth. My first impression of the product was that it is extremely expensive at over £3.00 per tube! The toothpaste is designed to protect your teeth against acid erosion as well as whitening them to give you a gleaming smile!

        ~ Taste ~
        I have to admit the taste of this toothpaste is different. It is simply not what I would associate with 'toothpaste'. It has a slightly sweet taste with a very slight hint of mint. It is very difficult to describe but I cannot say that I totally detest the flavour.

        ~ Does this work for sensitive teeth? ~
        I only have mildly sensitive teeth so what I say may not apply to you if you suffer from extremely sensitive teeth. I After a few days of using the toothpaste I did notice that the sensitivity had reduced but this is by no means a cure for sensitive teeth!

        ~ Problems ~
        I am afraid to say that this toothpaste is not the best on the market. Firstly the price is way too expensive and I would say that a price around the £2 price range would be more acceptable. Secondly I personally prefer a toothpaste with a minty flavour which leaves your mouth feeling fresh after brushing. Sensodyne Pronamel unfortunately does not meet this requirement for me - I do however prefer the taste to some of the other Sensodyne toothpastes on the market - Where is that minty freshness Sensodyne?!

        ~ Verdict ~
        If you believe what Sensodyne says then this toothpaste ticks every box when it comes down to oral hygiene. I however am not overly impressed with this product and because of the price tag I do not think that this will be landing in my shopping basket anytime soon!

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          15.02.2011 22:13
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          Not something I would recommend

          My gym were recently giving out sample tubes of Sensodyne Proenamel toothpaste to all members, and I like free stuff as much as the next person, so I grabbed a tube to try.

          The idea of proenamel toothpaste is that it will protect the enamel on your teeth from acid erosion which can occur from food and drinks. I had seen a few adverts for this, but not thought to try it as I am quite happy with my usual toothpaste and saw no reason to change.

          I tried the proenamel toothpaste for the first time the other day, even though I had plenty of my usual toothpaste left. I wanted to give it a go as it was just sitting there in my bathroom. I was hoping it would taste good, but I was very disappointed by the taste. It didn't even taste like toothpaste if I am honest, it was just horrible and almost like I had blended a plant with off mint plants!

          I just managed to finish brushing my teeth with this toothpaste, but the taste was so awful, I brushed my teeth again straight after with my normal toothpaste, as I could not stand the after taste that was left in my mouth. It is not even a taste I could imagine getting used to. There is no fresh flavour like I have come to expect from toothpaste, and I do not think my teeth felt as clean as they usually do.

          My partner also tried this toothpaste, as I left it on the sink after I used it. He was no where near impressed either and he declared the taste to be awful also. Ever since, this has been sitting in the bathroom, doing nothing! I feel like it would be a waste to throw it out, but I know I will personally never use it again!

          The toothpaste itself is quite thick in texture, but not much different from normal toothpastes, and it squeezes out of the tube at a decent enough pace, so that you won't struggle to get some out, and nor will you find it exploding all over the bathroom. The toothpaste is a bright white in colour, and there is no other colours in this.

          For those who still wish to buy this toothpaste, it is available pretty much anywhere toothpaste is sold. You can buy it in Boots, Superdrug and most major supermarkets. I am unsure of the price, as I can personally say I have not looked at this in the stores since tasting it! I have no interest in ever parting with my money for something that tastes so awful and does not leave my teeth feeling as clean as my usual toothpaste does.

          I do not recommend this toothpaste at all, and I am giving this a 1 out of 5 stars, even though I feel 1 is a star too much.

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            12.05.2010 15:30

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            Worth a try

            Following some wear and tear to the enamel of my teeth I decided to give this product a try, with its advertising hype around re-hardening tooth enamel. I have sensitive teeth and my front two teeth have suffered with considerable enamel wearing and I found that this toothpaste is pretty affective in reducing the sensitivity of my teeth. I have also seen some improvements in the enamel and less wear and tear following several months using this product. Its not miracle worker, but it is worth trying if you have this problem and I have used it ever since. The one downside is its probably one of the most expensive toothpastes costing around 2.99 at boots, although you can buy cheaper at other stores. A bit on the costly side, but its the only product I know of that targets this problem and I do find it works so I shall be sticking with it.

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            20.02.2009 13:22
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            Sensodyne Pronamel does what it says on the tube

            Sensodyne Pronamel was recommended by my dentist after I had an attack of gingivitis, yet another embarrassing condition of mine.

            I was surprised by the cost, at £2.79 from Superdrug it wasn't cheap. Since then I have found it in Boots and Asda for cheaper. £2.29 is the cheapest I've paid for it. I also feel it is over packaged and should be sitting on the shelves 'naked' so to speak, like most other toothpastes.

            For the first week of using the product I didn't notice any change whatsoever as my gums seemed to have permanently raw nerves at their surface.

            I use an electric toothbrush so it only takes a tiny amount of the thick white paste anyway and that makes the tube last a bit longer I suppose.

            The best feature of this product is the actual taste. Sometimes with a toothpaste, I have found the strength of the mintiness to be way too harsh so that my gums and lips have felt 'on fire'. Pronamel has a gentle spearmint taste that leaves you feeling fresh and minty but without the burn.

            I love this toothpaste because now I can eat a cold icecream or a drink a hot coffee without hitting the roof. Eating in company is far less embarrassing now.

            Overall I would say that if you have seriously sensitive teeth this toothpaste is worth the high price you pay, but to balance the cost you can mix it with another of Sensodyne's products to keep the cost down.

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              16.01.2009 03:57
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              A bad product in my opinion, stick to Colgate or something similar

              Sensodyne Pronamel.

              Toothpaste for sensitive teeth and helping with tooth enamel repair, apparently. Me and my girlfriend tried this instead of regular Colgate for a month because we have some enamel damage to our teeth.

              We picked up a 75ml tube for £3.29 at our local Wilkinsons, which makes it quite expensive compared to all of the other toothpaste brands out there, but it supposidly does more for your teeth, not that we could see the changes.

              It tastes like normal sensodyne really, it has a similar taste to mint humbugs. It's not unpleasant but its not the best taste either to be quite honest.

              The tube didn't last very long.. We only used it once or twice a day and didn't use an excessive amount, but it didn't last a full month. We paid rather a lot of money for one tube and for it not to last anywhere near what a normal tube of Colgate does is quite bad really. The tube is very misleading.. it looks like a lot more than it is.

              Sensodyne boasts about it's pro-enamel technology and a cure for sensitive teeth but we both didn't see any change in our enamel damage, neither did it help for our sensitive teeth.

              Overall, We won't be buying another tube of Sensodyne Pronamel as it didn't do anything better than Colgate. Colgate was cheaper, you get more in it, it tastes better and cleans better. In my opinion, stay well clear.

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              02.12.2008 11:54
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              More costly than your average toothpaste, but it has worked for me.

              Price: £2.72 for 75ml at Tesco 02/11/08 means that this is quite pricy, but it is a medicinal toothpaste, not 'just' for getting toothypegs clean.

              Packaging: In my opinion this toothpaste is over packaged. There is no reason that any health information couldn't be put into a folded leaflet and stuck to the side of the tube (in the way that you get ingredients lists stuck to the side of some cosmetics). The lid of the tube is much larger than that of ordinary toothpastes which would make it easier to remove if gripping the tiny caps of ordinary tubes is a problem.

              Product: Sensodyne Pronamel is a white paste and quite minty tasting; not overpowering, and peppermint, rather than spearmint. It is not excessively foamy (I only use it sparingly in part because of the price, and in part because I can only balance a little on the tiny head of my electric toothbrush), but does leave your teeth feeling squeaky clean.

              Effect: I have used it for over a year now, and I am certain that my sensitive teeth are less sensitive than they were (though I would still be reluctant to chew up an ice cube with my front teeth). If it has a whitening effect, I haven't noticed it.

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              03.11.2008 12:40
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              Not a product I would recommend if you want a fresh mouth after brushing.

              I usually buy Sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth and this can be quite expensive so when I saw Sensodyne Pronamel I though it was worth trying, although, at £2.75 it is not cheap.

              My main problem is that I get pain when I eat very cold, or hot things and brushing regularly with a product that is designed to deal with this sensitivity is something I have always done.

              I thought that protecting my tooth enamel, which is what this product is designed to do, would be a good idea.

              Sensodyne Pronamel comes in a blue and white box/tube. It is available in all chemists and supermarkets.

              I bought mine at Tesco.

              Colgate also make a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and I have trued this too because I liked the pump pot option but I did not find it as effective.

              This product contains strontium acetate and strontium chloride which did worry me a little.

              I am no chemist but I do know that strontium has a connection with radiation. (No, I'm not suggesting that anyone is in danger of being irradiated), I am just pointing out that this product contains strange and different (well, strange to me) chemicals.

              These chemicals penetrate the tooth enamel and block the nerve endings so that they aren't stimulate. In other words they are a barrier to painful stimuli.

              The chemicals are getting into your system. This is, of course, no substitute for proper dental treatment.

              This toothpaste is used just like any other brand but I didn't feel that me mouth waste clean and fresh after using it.

              On running my tongue over my teeth it was as though there was a slightly greasy layer on them.

              Personally, I don't like this product. It doesn't do the job as well as I would like where cleaning my teeth and leaving my mouth feeling fresh is concerned.

              I will continue to buy Sensodyne, but the ordinary variety, not the Pronamal one.

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                24.07.2008 17:35
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                I wouldn't bother with this

                My partner and I both have sensitive teeth so we've used sensodyne toothpastes for years but as we drink quite alot of fruit juice and red wine we decided to try Sensodyne Pronamel.

                The claim is it strengthens your enamel on your teeth. It's also for sensitive teeth. It's more expensive than alot of toothpastes and we paid £3.26 a tube.

                The first thing I noticed was it tastes funny, not fresh like normal toothpaste, it's still minty but with a slightly nasty after-taste. I persevered though and found I got used to the taste.

                We used it for several months hoping to notice a difference but noticed nothing except how much we were paying for it! Our teeth remained the same except I'm not sure it controls sensitivity as well as others in this range and other brands. My teeth started to get that familiar needle in a nerve sensation after a while.

                We stopped using it after I read an article in a magazine by a dentist who said there's no way this can alter the enamel and it's no better for your teeth than any other toothpaste.

                I wouldn't recommend it, it doesn't taste nice, apparently doesn't do what it's supposed to, doesn't seem to control sensitivity and costs alot.

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                  22.07.2008 01:23
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                  If you have suffered acid erosion, buy this

                  I used to use the normal sensodyne tooth paste, not so much out of preference but more because I needed it. It was the only tooth paste that reduced the sensitivity of my teeth, I found that whatever else I tried, if it were colgate for sensitive teeth, macleans for sensitive teeth, aqua fresh... nothing else worked.

                  So when sensodyne brought this 'pro-namel' out I had mixed feelings. At first I was really glad there would be some variation, I get bored with only being able to use 4 only slightly different tooth pastes, and desperatly wanted a change-and it was in a cute package too!.
                  But then I saw the price tag- its like £3 for a tiny 75 mls! This is alot more then the 100mls they usually sell for £2.

                  But I was 'feeling flush' and thought I would try a tube. And now I will only use this tooth paste.
                  Its in a nice tube, its got a not too strong taste and cleans very well.

                  What made me want to try (aside from the packaging and boredom from my normal tooth paste), was the claims it made. I have sensitive teeth, but not in the way most people get them, most people will have receeding gums, making the nerves to the tooth less protected from hot and cold meaning that it can hurt to eat certain foods.
                  This receeding gum line can be brought about by many things: it can be genetic, it can be from brushing teeth too hard (electric tooth brushes can really affect teeth in this way), it can be brought on with age or it can be a result of bacterial gum problems.
                  But my sensitve teeth as a result of my past history of eating disorders where my teeth have eroded due to basicly eating too many apples and drinking too much diet coke. Both are like murder for your teeth, especially when one is eaten when the other is drunk, (the acid on the fruit sits on your teeth, then the diet fizzy drinks have lots of little bubbles which smash against your teeth and erode them a whole lot faster.

                  This tooth paste claimed to recover or replace the enamel that has been lost and by doing so give the nerves that actually live within your teeth better protection. Wow.

                  Its not just us ex-eating disordered people who will benefit from this, its also people who drink a great deal of sugary drinks, like orange juice, frappachinos, coke-a-cola... or have alcopops of cocktails and go home after a night out without brsing your teeth thoroughly... they all cause acid erosion, they all can result in sensitive teethbrought on by loss of enamel rather then just receeding gums.

                  Well, it really works, its not a cure to sensitive teeth, it wont take away the pain or restore them completely but it will help massively- more then the normal sesodyne tooth paste. And if it can reduce pain like that, its got to be worth the extra cash.

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