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      09.11.2014 02:26
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      It Works, And It Tastes Nice Too!

      I really like this toothpaste, as someone who suffers from sensitivity I did find that it helped, which is important because it was quite expensive for such a little tube of toothpaste. I did find it on amazon and there was a subscribe and save option which meant I got three tubes delivered for much less than what they would have cost to buy them individually locally. Amazon have stopped offering it which is a pity.

      I think where a lot of people go wrong with sensodyne is that they expect immediate results but I don't think it works like that, but if you use it for a prolonged period I think you will find a difference.

      Another thing I really liked about this toothpaste was the taste, I am not a fan of mint or menthol flavoured things, they make me feel nauseous, a really string peppermint flavoured toothpaste can leave me feeling sick for hours. This toothpaste has a really nice, gentle spearmint flavour and I found it perfectly okay to use in the morning which is when I would usually feel most nauseous gayer brushing my teeth.

      I have to say I really wish that the company who makes this would sell it in larger tubes, it would be much more economical in the long run. These tubes are definitely smaller than your average Colgate tubes, to my eye at least.

      Overall I think if you suffer from sensitivity then you should definitely give this ago, buy remember that short term use is not really going to give you any real results. Stick with it for the long term and then you will see the difference.

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      30.03.2013 00:14
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      A very good toothpaste which tastes great

      I do like to try different toothpastes as you never know if there is anything better out there unless you try. I have been hooked to sensodine pronamel since I tried it a few months ago.

      I know it is advertised as a toothpaste that will keep your teeth strong and healthy but is that not what all toothpaste is meant to do? It is also advertised as a toothpaste that is for people with sensitive teeth. Unfortunately I can not comment on this aspect as I do not have sensitive teeth but this is not why I purchased it. I like the toothpaste for two reasons.

      Firstly, I do not like toothpaste that contains lots of granules as I feel that it can damage your teeth. A home makeover TV programme showed the best way of removing any marks on a radiator was with certain toothpastes as they were so abrasive! Not something I want to be rubbing on my teeth. The sensodine pronamel feels like it contains no granules so saving my teeth and not wearing away and of the enamel.

      Secondly, the flavour is very nice. It is hard to describe but it is a fresh taste but one that I have never tasted with any other toothpaste.

      Yes, this toothpaste is often more expensive than others but quite often it can be found on a special offer. I think it is worth it to know you have a toothpaste which is caring for your teeth.

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      13.12.2012 17:20

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      A good quality toothpaste. Quite expensive but worth getting when on offer

      I started using this after I was given a free sample by my dentist because he had one too many to fit in the cupboard and I was in the right place at the right time. I like it and think it is doing my teeth some good so bought more when it was on offer. Having seen the original price I think it would be one of those purchases I only make when it is on offer.

      The taste -I've seen comments in other reviews about the taste. I agree it is quite different to other toothpastes but I quite like it. I often find other toothpastes are overly pepper-minty. This one has a softer flavour and tastes more herbal- which is just right for me. Other people in my household hate it and now we have 2 different versions around the bathroom basin.

      Does it work? So far so good. I've not got sensitive teeth like some other reviewers so I can't comment on that. But my teeth feel clean and fresh once I have used it and as I like the taste I feel I want to use it more which can only be a good thing! My next checkup at the dentist will be the real test though.......

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      26.08.2012 17:22
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      This is the best sensitive paste I've used

      I suffer from sensitive teeth, have done for years now. In the past I've used various sensitive tooth pastes all of which have helped, but for the last few years I've been using Sensodyne Pronamel. Due to the price I try to find it on offer, then stock up. At the moment they're £2.92 for 75ml in Wilkinsons and £3 in Asda.

      This is what their web-site says about it:
      "Pronamel is a daily enamel care toothpaste that has been specifically formulated to help protect your teeth from the effects of acid wear. It is formulated to re-harden and strengthen tooth enamel that has been softened by dietary acid. Use Pronamel to protect your teeth and help them stay strong and healthy".

      My teeth suffer from acid wear, if I don't use tooth paste for sensitive teeth it leaves me with a constant dull tooth ache and a painful reaction to cold, hot or in particular sweet food and drink. Sensodyne is my prefered choice as I find it works the best for me.
      The box it comes in looks posh- it's mostly white and pale green. Navy wording tells us it's 'Sensodyne Pronamel'. The labelling is informative giving us facts about diet and acid erosion. It makes these five claims- protects against erosion, hardens tooth enamel, contains fluoride, formulated for sensitive teeth and keeps mouth feeling fresh and clean. The tube looks the same as the box and has the same info printed on it. The lid is a pale green screw top with no initial foil top covering the nozzle.
      The paste itself is white, it's slightly slimy and not as thick as regular toothpaste, it reminds me of glue. Although mildly minty it has a clinical taste to it, which I've got used to. I don't think it leaves my teeth feeling particularly sparkly clean and I don't feel as though it freshens breath all that well- but well enough.

      I can't vouch for any of these claims (my Dentist hasn't commented) but I can say that it definitely stops them from hurting, a couple of weeks ago I tried a different brand and my teeth started feeling uncomfortable in just two days. I immediately went back to Pronamel and the relief was almost instant.

      With two of us using this twice a day a 75ml tube lasts approx ten days. Fortunately the rest of the family prefer a different tooth paste else I couldn't afford it!!!!!

      I would recommend this tooth paste but only give 4 stars because of the price.

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      23.08.2011 11:56
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      Excellent for what it does.

      One of my older reviews charted the difficulties I faced finding a dentist who would accept National Health patients and in my six-year wait a lot of damage was done to my teeth. Prior to that I had always had good dentists whilst I was working, but still had some fillings. Fillings on the front teeth are always a bit hard to keep from breaking down since they aren't as strong as the old amalgam fillings, but they do look better. When I finally found a dentist I had a lot of work done and I'm now undergoing a second lot of very difficult work as my teeth have become soft and brittle.

      To counteract the problem of eroding enamel, which was causing 90% of the damage, I was advised by my dentist to use Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste and was given four 25ml tubes to start me off with. This was a boon to me as I've been on health-related benefits for nearly ten years now and this toothpaste is very expensive. For those of you who don't know what dental erosion is like, your teeth feel very rough when cleaned with normal toothpaste and they don't have that polished feel which most teeth have. It also means that they can become very sensitive and have to be kept very clean to avoid losing what enamel is left.

      The trial period.

      The first time I used my sample toothpaste I found it very thin and much more difficult to get on a toothbrush. Instead I used my finger to spread some over my teeth, and then used my electric toothbrush for a minute. I didn't find it as frothy as some toothpaste and did wonder if it would be effective. I certainly didn't want to cause further damage so by using a combination of one minute with the electric toothbrush and one minute with a soft brush seemed to work better. I was also advised by the dental hygienist to use interdental brushes and also to smear a small amount of the toothpaste on my teeth after cleaning at night and to try and let some of it absorb into the gums. Evidently this provides further protection.

      I have to be honest and say I found this quite hard to do. Even though this is a sensitive paste, it does contain anise alcohol that I think gives the aftereffect of tingling of the gums. I mentioned it to the dentist and was told this helped to protect and numb the pain of sore teeth and gums. There are a lot of ingredients in this paste and while I won't list them all, I think it's worth mentioning to check the ingredients in case of sensitivity to any of them. I did notice that the amount of fluoride is given on the tube and this is very appropriate for everyone, but especially children. Recent studies have questioned the amount of fluoride used in water, so I expect this is now becoming a requirement. There is a warning about using too much for children and I had some concerns about using this as the 'medicine for teeth' my cheerful dentist calls it.

      There isn't a lot of taste to the toothpaste and I certainly picked up the 'sting' of alcohol, which does help numb to a certain degree. Anise is like aniseed though the taste is very, very faint. The claims for this paste are quite extensive; -

      Helps prevent against acid erosion
      Helps harden tooth enamel
      Contains fluoride for cavity protection
      Specially formulated for people with sensitive teeth
      Great taste keeps mouth feeling fresh and clean.

      My Findings.

      I've been using this for nearly two years now. In that time I have found the toothpaste to be quite gentle to my teeth but I am really unsure whether it's halted the progression of enamel erosion. In my case the erosion is severe and wasn't helped by teeth going untreated for six years. One thing it has certainly aided is the pain relief effect it has on gums after I've had work done on my teeth. I recently had root canal treatment and it's very painful for a while after. I don't think the paste is meant to aid healing but it did stop the tooth and gums throbbing. I've also seen an improvement in tooth colour, with a slight whitening effect.

      So overall I'm giving this four stars for doing what it's supposed to do. I've read other reviews where people haven't found it good and I am guessing these people didn't have the damage I still have. I'd recommend it for prevention and partial cure. I've knocked off one star for the price that is extortionate and very painful on the pocket.

      My dentist charges £3.95 for this, but I did get a 75ml tube from Boots on offer at £2.85 and usually mange to pay under £3.00 for it.

      As always, thanks for reading.

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        26.06.2011 18:15
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        A sensitive toothpaste that works well

        Along with my chosen football team, my imbecilic dog and the hyperactive tendencies of my two year old daughter, having sensitive teeth is the bane of my life. I only have to look at a non sugar free mint and holes like meteoric sized craters appear in my teeth.

        These holes cause some considerable sensitivity, resulting in an ever lasting quest to find a toothpaste which allows me to drink a coffee without feeling like I've just been punched in the mouth. I think I may have struck gold with Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste. It both numbs the senses of my gnashers and gives protection against the acid which causes the holes in the first place. The sensible answer to my having sensitive teeth would be to visit the dentist more often, but in my opinion, visits to the dentist are akin to telesales calls, cat poo on the lawn and canvassing politicians before an election - a damn nuisance to be avoided at all costs.

        The toothpaste's taste is peculiar in the sense that the minty element is quite understated as a minty flavour, but you still get the heat associated with minty toothpaste when it comes into contact with gums and cheeks. A closer look at the ingredients reveals that the source of this heat could be the anise alcohol it contains - a pint of toothpaste after work anyone?

        Along with alcohol, one or two other surprising ingredients including glycerin and potassium nitrate also occur. Chemistry wasn't my forte at school, but i think that glycerin is a bomb making ingredient and potassium nitrate is both a fertiliser and can also be used in bomb making. I trust in Glaxo Smith Kline, the manufacturers, that they know what they are doing and that it won't result in an explosion if my teeth chatter or snap shut too quickly.

        There are a few restrictions for use with this toothpaste - children under 12 should consult a dentist prior to use, and children under six should only use a pea sized amount and be supervised. May I also suggest that due to its potentially explosive ingredients that it shouldn't be taken with you through airport security!

        All in all, I find this toothpaste to be effective at reducing the sensitivity of my (rapidly dwindling in number) gnashers and unless you've ever had sensitive teeth, I can't describe the pleasure of being able to drink coffee or eat ice cream without wincing in pain.

        I give this product four out of five stars - I've taken a star off becasue the explosive ingredients scare me!

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        12.06.2011 20:45
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        Good toothpaste that does as it says, for a price.

        I don't know where my sensitive teeth came from. I'm going to guess it was my childhood fascination with how much coca cola I could drink or how many penny sweets I could stuff in my mouth at any one time! About 2 years ago I saw an advertisement on television for Sensodyne "Pronamel". A few weeks later I asked my dentist about it at my checkup and he spoke very highly of it, claiming it could reduce some of the "acid erosion" occuring on my incisors. With a recommendation like that I'd have been a fool not to go out and buy some.

        Sensodyne Pronamel is available in nearly all supermarkets and pharmacies. It does cost more than your average Colgate toothpaste, roughly £4 in my local shop. Toothpaste isn't really an area to scrimp on in my opinion, using a cheaper, inferior product is a false economy. So while I'm not over the moon at paying more for Sensodyne I do feel it is worth it.

        The toothpaste itself comes in a short fat tube which measures about 8cm long with a bright green cap. The cap is designed so that the tube can be left vertical, eliminating that painful process of rolling the last piece of toothpast out. It's also a nice space saver on the shelf.

        The toothpaste itself is plain white in appearance and has a creamy texture which feels very smooth. You only seem to require a small amount to create a nicely sized foam and so cover all of your mouth. The taste is a contentious issue it seems. Personally I find it okay, it's quite bland and boring but not at all unpleasant. The majority of others however have complained about how bad it tastes and that they would never use it. While you may see this as a negative point I do not. It keeps other people from using it on me whenever I bring it on holidays!

        Sensodyne make some great claims about their products and how they're going to save the world from sensitive teeth. In my case it has worked, I can eat colder items than before, though still not chewing icecream like the people on TV. My dentist has commented on my improved state of erosion also.

        I'd definitely recommend Sensodyne Pronamel to anyone who suffers from sensitive teeth or consumes a lot of fizzy drinks. Plus you can nearly be guaranteed that noone else will use it on you!

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        08.05.2011 19:30
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        Good enough

        I'll admit that I'm not always the best when it comes to brushing my teeth, and I do consume what would be considered to be 'acidic' substances on a fairly regular basis. (Wine? coffee? soft drinks? There's no hope). About a year ago I started noticing little indentations on my teeth. According to my dentist it was acid erosion. Eeeek!

        When I first saw the adverts for this toothpaste I was sceptical about the whole concept. A toothpaste that actually "re-hardens" tooth enamel? Really? But I knew this was I problem I suffered from so I decided to give the stuff a try.

        It's less minty than usual toothpaste, and has a slightly weird aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. It's certainly not unpleasant though, and I don't even notice it now I've been using the toothpast for a while. It also definitely keeps my teeth clean and gets rid of the plaque and all that other exciting stuff a good toothpaste is meant to do.

        In terms of the acid erosion prevention quality, my teeth don't seem to be getting any worse, so I guess its doing its job. The advert does, however, appear to imply that teeth will actually get stronger and less damaged (this being reinforced by the name, "Pronamel"), which hasn't been the case with mine.

        I will continue to use this toothpaste as I'm scared of my poor teeth eroding away to nothing if I switch to something else, but if you're expecting enamel to actually rebuild itself, you'll be left disappointed.

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        16.04.2011 01:16

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        Would recommend to those with specific enamal problems

        I am an ideal candidate for this product as I have always have problems with teeth particuarly the enamal - I have suffered many fillings in my time, plus root canals and extractions, and recently the wearing away of enamal on particuarly my front teeth, probably caused from fizzy drinks and pop that I would frequently drink when I was younger. So I felt I needed really to start to do something about it and changing from the average brand toothpaste to something more specific was the first step.

        I have been using proenamal for some time now and it has definately made some difference, it seems to have halted the spread of the enamal wearing away. I have also always suffered from sensitive teeth as a result of my problems and have had problems with cold drinks/very sweet items etc. This is where it been most lifestyle changing for me as it has virtually stopped the sensitivity that I used to constantly be battling with.

        It's a fairly pricey toothpaste, generally around £4.00 a tube but it's worth it if you have specific teeth problem. I was actually advised to use the product by my dentist so it has the experts endorsement.

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        24.02.2011 19:58
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        Brilliant product, would recommend to all with teeth =D

        Sensodyne - Pronamel Daily Toothpaste (for those who commented my last review this is a TOOTHPASTE REVIEW)

        I have been using Sensodyne Pronamel for a while now and not because I have sensitive teeth, but because I have yet to find any other toothpaste that makes the same claims as Pronamel; my enamel condition is not great but I feel that after using Pronamel for a while I have seen some improvement, I know that it cannot rebuild my enamel but it certainly helps to maintain what I have left.

        Sensodyne Pronamel helps protect against acid erosion which is great for me as I enjoy fizzy drinks, fruit juice and other foods harmful to the teeth, I also back up my enamel routine with Listerine Enamel guard; which I will be reviewing later. As mentioned this toothpaste is designed and formulated for those with sensitive teeth, I do not know if this is true but many seem to say that sensodyne has helped them greatly with toothpain from hot and cold sensations to generally sensitive teeth and gums.

        So we have established for far that Sensodyne Pronamel Daily Toothpath is effective for sensitve teeth and works wonders for maintaining tooth enamel but what about the taste and price.... well as for price; I think it's worth it but a normal 75ml tube costs around £3 - £4 which for toothpaste I feel is expenisve but as mentioned I do not know of any other brand that makes the same claims and works as effectively.

        The taste is brilliant, my mouth always feels fresh and healthy and my teeth feel stronger, probably a placebo effect as I payed so much I want it too work.....But nevertheless I still believe this to be an amazing product; the mint can be a bit overpowering to begin with but once your used to it, there is no problem with daily brushing.

        As you may have noticed there as also many TV ads for the sensodyne range all endorsed by dentists, I used to think that they were just paid to do the adverts but when I asked my dentist to recommend a toothpaste to help with my enamel care they straight away told me about sensodyne pronamel, I feel that this professional opinion is enough; this is a brilliant all round product and I would recommend to anyone with sensitive teeth or those who wish to keep their tooth enamel nice and strong.

        Overall I give this toothpaste a 8/10 for taste, 9/10 for function and a big 10/10 on customer satisfaction, I would recommend this product to everyone even those without sensitive teeth and when combined with a good mouthwash you just can't to better in my opinion. So give it a go its worth it, trust me!

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        24.11.2010 15:36
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        Your teeth are worth every penny, you only get one pair! So.... Sensodyne pronamel is the one 4 u!

        Im reviewing the sensodyne pronamel toothpaste, i bought this on offer after suffering with slight sensitivity when brushing my teeth with cold water, cold drinks, etc.
        We all like a treat or indulge in a nice cold drink or a hot chocolate in the winter, but if you suffer with sensitive teeth lifes indulges can be ruined!!!

        Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a factor of thing, wearing of the teeth enamel, which i think is a slight factor with my sensitivity,tooth erosion, and gum recession. Sweet foods and the sudden changes in temperature brought on by hot or cold drinks and food can cause fluid in the tiny pores and beyond the pores lies the tooth nerves, the tiny pores expand or contract with the change in temperature, irritating the nerve and causing short,sharp pain and sensitivity.

        Fortunatley we do not need to suffer any longer as there is a solution, its sensodyne pronamel, its a daily tooth paste, its very effective at tackling the discomfort of sensitive teeth by creating a barrier against those triggers. So not only will it protect your teeth it also contains flouride to help strengthen teeth,cleans well.It has a pleasant texture and a mild minty flavour that is quite appealing, and leaves you with fresh breath and smooth and clean-feeling teeth.

        A 75ml tube will set you back around £3.50 at the supermarket, making it vastly more expensive than supermarket own brands and even regular brand toothpastes. This is a rather steep price for a toothpaste, but you must consider that it is well worth the extra money if it actually can help to protect your teeth. I would have thought that you could also pick this toothpaste up at any good convenience store, chemist or supermarket. Its also recommended by my dentist to there must be some truth to that!!!!

        The packaging is very similuar to usual sensodyne packaging, green colours, with the Sensodyne logo and the Pro Enamel logo on the front. On the reverse of the tube are the list of ingredients, directions for use and also a checklist of what the product is designed to do. The tube has a large green cap, which makes it very easy to open and close, although I have found that it is quite easy to put on incorrectly, therefor raising the possibility of unwanted leakage.

        The toothpaste itself is just off white in colour, and has a pretty standard tooth pasty smell. The actual taste of the product is rather hard to describe,very mild. It is almost a minty taste though, the texture is very different though, doesnt seem to foam up in the mouth.

        So.. if I am being picky i would say as for the rather high price tag I feel it is a price worth paying for, for improved oral health and for this reason I would recommend this toothpaste for anyone concerned by this acid erosion condition, lack of tooth enamel and general sensitivity.

        Thanks.

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          21.11.2010 11:22
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          i will not recomend this for anyone

          Vile, Vile, Vile. Now I need to brush my teeth again and wash my mouth out!

          I recently went shopping and bought this tooth paste as it was on offer, what a mistake.
          I thought I would give it a try and I bought the Childs pro namel as well whilst I was there. I didn't see that the child one I bought was for age 6-12 as my daughter was attempting to empty the shelves at the time but cect la vie.

          I got home and after my tea I as usual brushed my teeth.

          I liked the package, being a mint green based design it suggested it would be pleasantly refreshing. Nothing could be further from the truth!

          After I had started brushing and the taste had thoroughly infected my mouth I was disgusted by the flavour. It has hints of what I can only describe as disinfectant to me.

          It has been sat on my shelf ever since.

          I would not recommend this toothpaste to anyone in my opinion it is vile! I am shocked how disgusting it tastes and what a waste of money it was and an utter disappointment.

          I cant bring myself to use it again so I unfortunately cant agree or disagree with its claims of protection against acid erosion or the fact it is designed for sensitive teeth.

          I do like the design of the tube and the screw cap but for me this is a definite case of the packaging drawing you in over the actual substance contained inside. That is a major pet hate of mine and a mistake I will not be making again and I urge you consumers out there not to repeat my mistake.

          Also I think it is worth a note that the toothpaste is called pro namel, I only mention this as I feel the fact they have avoided using the word enamel which directly pertains to ones teeth fills me with suspicion as to its effectiveness in protecting your enamel. Is this a way of avoiding problems with false advertising??

          I would recommend buying Colgate sensitive pro relief it is effective and palatable. A far superior product in every way!

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          09.11.2010 10:20
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          Good toothpaste

          My tooth enamel has been a problem for a few years now. It has worn away and its not too bad but it is slightly see through and I do worry about my dental health because I have 8 adult teeth and the rest are all still milk teeth - I have no adult teeth waiting to come through! Therefore it is important that I look after these teeth.

          When I first saw this toothpaste advertised on TV I thought it sounded perfect for me, I already used sensodyne toothpaste as my teeth are very sensitive so I thought this pronamel aspect would be a welcome added bonus.

          I bought my toothpaste from morrisons but it is available from all kinds of places including Boots, Superdrug and your supermarket. I bought my tube when it had 1/3 off so it cost something like £2.39.

          Opening the box, I was impressed with the tube! It is a squeezy tube rather than a pump and has a posh hard green plastic lid. The nozzle for squeezing the toothpaste out of is a good size and always results in me getting the correct amount of toothpaste on my brush.

          The toothpaste is just white in colour and is quite thick. It tastes quite strange - it has a minty flavour but it is really mild and I will be honest I don't really like the flavour as I prefer a stronger minty taste.

          The toothpaste lathers up ok but I do find that I need to brush for longer than usual in order to ensure my teeth are clean. However, this is not a problem and I should probably be brushing my teeth a bit longer anyway.

          I have been using this toothpaste about a month now, usually 3 times a day. My enamel looks a bit thicker and my teeth aren't quite as see through but there aren't any vast changes. My teeth are also fine when it comes to eating the things they are sensitive to.

          I like this toothpaste as I feel it is caring for my teeth and protecting them. I don't particularly like the flavour and would prefer it to be a bit stronger but maybe they will bring out a new flavour in the future. Recommended.

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            13.08.2010 11:59
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            There are better enamel care toothpastes, don't fall for the adverts!

            My teeth have recently become a little bit sensitive, and as I eat a lot of fruit and drink wine fairly regularly, I was becoming very concerned about acid erosion. Previously my main concern with toothpaste was that it tasted great and left my mouth feeling really fresh, and protected against cavities. I decided though that it's worth it to start using a toothpaste with more benefits.

            I bought Sensodyne mainly because of the advertising, it seemed to be the leading toothpaste for sensitive teeth and I wanted to give it a try. The packaging is also lovely, with the box done so you can see the light green top, it's very appealing and stands out a lot. It definitely seemed to be a different, more modern type of toothpaste. It is much more expensive than other toothpastes, but I was hoping it would be worth it in the long run, hopefully saving some trips to the dentist.

            As far as dealing with the sensitivity of my teeth, I can't really fault this product. I seem to experience a little bit of discomfort with cold and with sweet things, and this diminished while I was using Sensodyne.

            However I stopped using it pretty quickly. It doesn't taste minty and fresh like I expect a toothpaste to taste, but I may have been able to get used to that. In fact I didn't really mind the flavour so much as think it was just a bit different. The consistency is a little thick as well, but it foams up well without becoming too runny, so it is generally okay to use.

            The problem came after brushing. Before this I was using Colgate Maxifresh, and was used to the amazing fresh feeling that gave me. By contrast my mouth barely felt as if I had brushed my teeth after using this, and a couple of times when I went to bed after using it my boyfriend accused me of coming to bed without brushing my teeth, as it didn't freshen my breath at all. Personally that is a pretty important aspect of toothpaste!

            I absolutely wouldn't buy this product again unless they reformulated it a bit, I did like that it seemed quite effective for sensitivity (not so sure about enamel-hardening as I wouldn't know how to tell if this is working!), but I really need to have a fresh, clean-feeling (and smelling!) mouth after brushing.

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            Recommended - my new favourite tootpaste

            This is the first Sensodyne product I have ever bought. Although I heard of this brand before, I always though it was for people with sensitive teeth and, since I don't suffer from this condition, I never contemplated buying this toothpaste. Recently, however, I was lead to believe (through very convincing advertising and No.1 dentist recommended claim) that I need one - otherwise my teeth will suffer from decay and I will lose my smile forever!

            I must admit that when it comes to certain products I don't even think twice before splashing out on an expensive brand, whereas with other products, such as toothpaste, I am quite stingy. It took me a while to finally make a decision and spend 'as much as' £3.15 for a 75ml tube of Sensodyne Pronamel in Boots. This was actually not a lot for this product and I found it in other shops for almost £4! It is available in all major supermarkets and chemists and pharmacies.


            --- The claim ----

            Sensodyne Pronamel is supposed to protect against acid erosion (a term I haven't heard of before the Sensodyne ad), which is caused by fruit, juices, wine and other acidic foods. These acids dissolve minerals from the teeth and make enamel thinner, weaker and therefore more sensitive.


            ----First impressions ----

            The toothpaste comes in a box with a see-through window. Inside the box, you will find a white tube with a green screw cap that is quite tick, meaning you can stand the tube upside down. I do feel that the outside box is unnecessary and pointless additional packaging, but maybe it enables Sensodyne to charge a little more for this product.

            The toothpaste itself is apple white in colour, a little translucent and reminds me of a body lotion in look and texture, rather than toothpaste.

            Sensodyne Pronamel has a totally different taste to what most people are used to. It isn't an ordinary minty taste. Although it does taste of mint, there is also another flavour there which I can't quite define but it might come from Anise Alcohol, which I found in the ingredients list for this product.

            I personally like the fact that the taste is different to your usual toothpaste taste, but I also realize that many people wouldn't find it unappealing, as it is quite unusual.

            The toothpaste is gentle and doesn't have a strong taste, unlike Colgate which burns my mouth and gums.

            Pronamel doesn't produce as much froth as other toothpastes on the market but in my case this is preferable as with other toothpastes I often get a feeling as if all that froth would suffocate me.

            Directions for use are as for any other toothpaste you use: brush 2-4 times a day.


            ---- My opinion ----

            I like the feeling of cleanliness that this toothpaste leaves. Like in some ads, I can't stop running my tongue through my teeth and they feel so smooth and clean. It almost feels as if they were polished and waxed! I guess it's the addition of glycerine that makes the teeth feel a little greasy and waxed but this is not a bad feeling, only a little strange at first, and you then get used to it very quickly.

            As far as the properties are concerned, I cannot comment on effect on sensitive teeth, as mine are normal sensitivity and I don't usually have problems like this. The toothpaste cleans teeth and refreshes my mouth and that is its main purpose. Whether it re-hardened my tooth enamel, well I can only believe so, as I haven't recently suffered from a surge of cavities (not that I normally do, lol).

            I had previously used really good, fluoride enhanced toothpaste (unfortunately not available in the UK) and haven't noticed a difference in how my teeth feel now, so this one must be good as well. What I can also say in favour of Pronamel is that I do notice a positive difference between this one and a Colgate, which I use when I visit my parents. Whereas Colgate feels abrasive and harsh to the teeth, Pronamel is much gentler to use and has a much milder taste.

            In addition, Sensodyne Pronamel has a high concentration of fluoride (1,450 ppm). Fluoride is known for making your teeth stronger and less prone to cavities. I always value an addition of extra fluoride in products designed for oral care.

            Please note that if you're already using other fluoride source, you need to consult a dentist to find out if it is safe to use this product. Too much fluoride can actually make more harm than good to your teeth and I'm sure you wouldn't want that.


            ---- Would I buy again? ----

            I would recommend Sensodyne Pronamel and will buy it again. I have actually already repurchased and also recommended and bought a tube for my parents. I do like products that are a little unusual and I think this is one of them. I enjoy the taste of this toothpaste as I am bored with the ordinary mint flavours. This product is gentle to the gums and mouth and doesn't sting or burn, unlike some of the other leading brands. I like the feeling of cleanliness and this strange waxy feeling on my teeth. Finally, an addition of fluoride is always a good thing in my books.

            My final rating is 4/5 - I had to deduct one star for the price tag and unnecessary packaging.

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          • Product Details

            Sensodyne Pronamel is a new daily toothpaste which has been specifically designed to help protect teeth from the effects of acid erosion Causes Many of the foods and drinks that we associate with a modern diet, including wine, many fruits, fruit tea and balsamic vinegar contain acid / The acid comes into contact with teeth, at which point the tooths hard enamel surface temporarily softens / When we then brush our teeth, the enamel can be worn away more easily and become thinner over time / This wearing of enamel, caused by acid in our diet is called acid erosion / It helps re-harden tooth enamel, making it more resistant to further acid attack It has low abrasivity to limit further enamel wear during the process of toothbrushing It is pH neutral (non-acidic) to be kind to tooth enamel It is specifically formulated for people with sensitive teeth (this can be a sign of acid erosion) /