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I usually use other branded toothpaste partially for whitening or preventing plaque on my teeth. Ever since my wisdom teeth have started to come through which is effects me when I eat and drink because my gums and my teeth. I saw an advert on Tv for the sensodyne rapid relief for sensitive teeth so I decided to try it out. I use this twice daily and also use my fingertip to rub extra toothpaste on the gums where my wisdom teeth are growing. For me personally sensodyne rapid relief has improved decreasing the sensitivity of my teeth, pain relief is quick and when I drink cold or hot drinks I don't have any pain. I recommend this as relief for any person who has sensitive teeth this toothpaste fulfils the job by quickly targeting sensitivity as well as doing the jobs normal toothpaste do like whitening cleaning and protecting teeth agonist bacteria and plaque.
For all of my life I had used Ultrabrite toothpaste and nothing else - I could probably count on my fingers the number of occasions when I hadn't used it.
Therefore it was not a nice decision to change. However, until this year I had never had any problems with my teeth (aside from a drunken front tooth incident and wisdom tooth removal), but overnight it seemed that my good luck had run out and I was left with toothache and sensitive teeth - especially sensitive to hot and cold drinks. I guess I was lucky to get to 32 with no fillings...
Eager to try anything and everything (before my dental appointment a few days later) I dashed out to buy some sensitive toothpaste. I chose Sensodyne Rapid Relief mainly due to the promise of rapid relief - anything was worth a go!
I just bought the small 45ml tube - mainly because I was hoping that the tooth problem would be very shortlived and then I could go back to my beloved Ultrabrite (which I have at least 5 tubes of waiting for me). I think unfortunately that is unlikely to happen.
It originally came in a box which I threw out, but all of the important information is on the tube which is quite plain to look at, mainly white. It says on it that it's a 'Dentist Recommended brand', and Mint flavoured.
It contains warnings and precautions, such as to continue use if irritation occurs, and that sensitive teeth may indicate an underlying problem which needs prompt care. For me, having sensitive teeth was a new experience and along with the toothache something which needed checking out (it turned out that my one remaining wisdom tooth was impacting, and I also had decay in a couple of back teeth which has now been sorted). This toothpaste should not be used by those under 12 years old, unless on medical advice.
It contains a number of ingredients, including sodium fluoride 0.35% w/w/ (1040 ppm fluoride) for those who are interested!
---Using as a toothpaste---
It says on the tube to brush twice daily and not more than three times (I always brush twice, but occasionally three, so that's fine), and to minimise swallowing and spit out!
The toothpaste is white in colour and has a lovely minty smell. It is slightly thinner in consistency than some toothpastes, but not overly thin. The taste is nice and fresh but not overpowering. It leaves my teeth and breath feeling clean...and the taste doesn't linger too long afterwards. I pay particular attention to my problem areas when brushing, and just hope for the best really. I think that as a toothpaste it works fine but it's nothing special.
---Using the toothpaste for rapid relief---
In addition to using this as a normal toothpaste, it can be used to bring rapid relief. Squeeze a pea sized amount onto a clean fingertip and gently rub onto the base of the sensitive tooth for 1 minute. Doing this should be limited to twice a day.
One problem I had was that I wasn't really sure (until I saw the dentist - mind you I'm still not really clear since he can't speak much English) which tooth/teeth were causing me problems, so I did perhaps use a bit extra in order to get it around all of the potentially affected teeth. I did find that it brought slight relief, especially the first couple of times I used it. However, it didn't make a great deal of difference (but this is more likely due to the underlying problems), and after that I moved to trying Clove Oil (which seemed to provide much better relief for my temporary problems).
However, for mild problems I think this might be helpful. There are other sensitive toothpastes on the market which you can also use in this way.
I don't mind this toothpaste, but doubt I'll get it again unless I see a very special offer. I have now tried a Colgate sensitive toothpaste which seems to work equally well, and have stocked up on that when it was on special offer. Getting used to using new toothpastes hasn't been nearly as traumatic as I expected it would be, and if I ever use my Ultrabrite now it tastes weird. I do feel marginally happier using Colgate since it is they who manufacture Ultrabrite.
I think this cost me £2 for just 45ml, so if you were going to use this regularly it would work out quite expensive - my searches online suggest that you can get a 75ml tube for around £3.40. That would be ok if it was a fantastic product, but really it's no better than cheaper products on the market.
I love getting samples and freebies, its a great way to try a new product without laying out any of my hard earned cash. The latest freebie to drop through my letter box was a tube of Sensodyne toothpaste. Sensodyne Rapid Relief to be precise. I was pleased with this because I suffer with sensitive teeth and as anyone who has this problem knows its very painful.
My sample of this is mint flavour and is packaged in a mainly white and green box. The Sensodyne logo is on the front of the box along with Sensodyne Rpaid Relief & Long Lasting Protection. The box also informs the customer that this is a brand that dentists recommend and it had been clinically proven to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.
The box also gives the ingredients, instructions for use and ingredients along with some little pictures demonstrating how the paste works should you wish to know. The actual tube also repeats this information.
The tube has a screw top lid rather than flip top which I prefer, you never lose a flip top lid. The toothpaste is white and smells like minty chewing gum, it hasn't got a particularly strong smell but its pleasant. I squeezed the required 2cm's of paste on my toothbrush as the instructions advise and brushed. The paste is quite runny compared to others and is totally smooth. The initial taste is very minty and surprisingly strong considering the mild smell. The sensodyne cleaned my teeth perfectly well and left them feeling clean and smooth. Although it left my mouth feeling fresh I do find this paste leaves a strange taste in my mouth, nothing unpleasant just not the minty taste you expect from toothpaste. This aside though the Sensative Rapid Relief cleans very well.
Apart from cleaning my teeth and leaving my breath fresh the Sensodyne works wonders at relieving the pain from sensitive teeth, after just one brushing I could feel a difference, and after a few days my sensitive teeth were a thing of the past. This product is really effective at relieving sensitivity, the box also states that you can relieve sensitivity by just rubbing a little bit of the paste on your gum line.
I would certainly recommend Sensodyne Rapid Relief toothpaste, if you suffer from sanative teeth this provides great relief and fast. The paste cleaned my teeth well leaving them feeling smooth and my mouth fresh although not as minty as some toothpastes.
Sensodyne Rapid Relief is available in most chemists and in Boots it is currently £4.40 for a 75ml tube, not the cheapest toothpaste but the pain relief was priceless.
I am personally so very impressed by this product which has brought me immense relief from sensitive teeth. I really do think it is probably one of the best products on the market for sensitivity. Over the years my gums have become more and more sensitive to hot and cold foods and it was my wonderful dentist who recommended this paste to me.
It is not too expensive at £2.10 in Tesco but I know there are probably cheaper altermatives out there. I actually rub this on my gums as well as using it as a normal toothpaste when I clean my teeth.
I take it to work with me and make sure I also use it at lucnch time after I have eaten and rub it in and around th gum area. The results are quick and really impressive and as soon as I stop using it I will quickly notice how my sensitivity returns.
I really would recommend this lovely fresh and minty toothpaste to anyone who suffers from the same problems as I do as sensitive teeth can be a real pain (in many ways).
It cleans very well to and my mouth always feels nice and fresh and bright and clean every time I use this product.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone - I urge you to give it a try.
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This tooth paste comes on a little cardboard box with the description and title identical to the tube within. The tube has a twist lid which I think is much neater and less messy than the alternative flip on flip off style lid. The fact that it is a tube is also advantageous as I always find that I always end up thrown away canister toothpaste containers without using all of the tooth paste itself or due to the dispensing of this mechanism a lot of it ends up caked around the top or around the sink or even the window sill of our bathroom. So overall I appreciate the availability of this product in tube form.
Flavour and consistency
The toothpaste is white in colour and not too thick or watery just the right consistency in my opinion with a mild minty flavour. The toothpaste is also very smooth with very little or no grittiness at all that I could detect. I find it fairly similar to sensodyne's other tooth pastes and although they are all very good I have a lot of trouble telling them apart when using them as they all seem to have the same impacts on my teeth in reducing sensitivity.
My personal experience
I have always had very sensitive teeth with short roots due the fact that I had braces when I was younger and have short roots and up until I found sensodyne I did have quite a bit of trouble eating ice cream or very chilled drinks. I have to say I really do notice the difference between different toothpastes in terms of their impact on the sensitivity on my teeth. For a while there I was using a super market brand of tooth paste as all the synsodyne was used up and I don't really like wasting things. This was a big mistake however as my teeth felt awful even when drinking a soft drink that wasn't really all that chilled so whenever I had the time I went out and bought Sensodyne rapid relief from tesco which was three for too over which was great considering each tube costs around £4 each normally and three tubes will definitely last us until after Christmas at the very least since there are usually only about three of us or seven at a stretch during the holidays.
I have always enjoyed using sensodyne and been impressed with the impact it has on my teeth and this product did not disappoint. It also does not discolour your teeth like some of the other dental care products I have reviewed.
My boyfriend has always had a problem with sensodyne toothpaste in terms of its breath freshening quality as he is a smoker and this toothpaste isn't terribly scented or foaming when you scrub it on your teeth so unfortunately the product does fall down in that respect. This tooth paste along with quite a few others leaves my mouth with white painless ulcers along my tongue however, but I am quite used to this by now and would rather have painless and clean teeth as opposed having severe consumption limitations due to teeth sensitivity.
I would recommend this product and any of the other sensodyne products who suffer from very sensitive teeth or sensitive mouths. Though it is a little bland and doesn't foam a tremendous amount.
I had an accident a few years ago and knocked out a tooth. From then the rest of my teeth have been sensitive and at times found it hard to bite into anything. They felt wobbly, making me paranoid that all of my teeth were going to fall out because of how sensitive they were. When i would speak, they just felt painful.
But i thought that i would just have to live with it and so I got on with it, then i tried Sensodyne rapid relief. My dentist gave me a couple of sample tubes after telling him about my problem (He had been my dentist all of my life, and fit my braces, bridge etc).
Sensosyne is distributed by GlaxoSmithKline, which is a rather big company, owning many famous products, so i was hoping for the best, although i wasnt convinced.
At first i thought that it wouldnt make any difference, but as soon as i used it, there was no longer any shooting pains at all. My teeth felt secure again, as the sensitivity made them feel loose and wobbly.
However, the problem with the paste was that i felt like i had to brush my teeth with normal toothpast as well as sensodyne. The past never made my mouth feel clean, and the texture felt a bit sticky, and didnt foam as well as my other tooth paste did. The tast and smell of the paste was typically minty, as you would expect, but there was certainly a medicated effect to it. It actually smelt more like the mouth wash you have at the dentist than a normal everyday toothpaste.
Like most toothpastes again it contains fluoride. Which helps with cavaties.
Sometimes i feel that all i have to do is place some of the past onto the teeth that hurt, and they feel normal again.
However, over all, this was a small price to pay as the sensodyne worked, and made sure i wasnt worrying about my teeth all of the time, and gave me the confidence to carry on with my life :) I would reccoment buying this toothpaste, although it is a little pricey, so if intrigued but not convinced like i wasnt, go to your dentist and ask for a small sample tube!
Four months ago, my husband bought me an ice cream on a hot day, whilst out shopping. I was nine months pregnant, and found that the ice cream caused my front two teeth to ache terribly - I couldn't finish it. I put it down to the hormones, but the pain carried on, and as my daughter approached her three month mark, I still couldn't eat very cold foods, or drink cold drinks, especially those with ice in. I also found that hot drinks such as tea and coffee would leave my front two teeth aching.
So, rather than go to the dentist (which, let's face it, is a last resort - not just for the hassle but you're down £16 before any work has been done!) I decided to try Sensodyne Rapid Relief toothpaste. I chose Sensodyne over other brands for tooth sensitivity as it's the first one I think of, it's a long running, respected brand, and their advertising is very informative, so I knew what I'd be getting.
I purchased my 75ml boxed tube in Home Bargains for £1.99. In regular pharmacies it's around £3.30, so it's a significant saving if you can find it in a discount store. The box, and tube, are in white, with a rather clinical green design on the front (apt, as the flavour is fresh mint).
The idea with Rapid Relief is that not only can you use it as your regular twice a day paste, you can also take a small blob of the toothpaste and rub it on any problem areas to seal them. I used a pea sized amount on a medium toothbrush and brushed my teeth as normal. The paste is plain white.
It's not too minty, which I like, as I find very minty toothpastes rather fake tasting - this one is fresher and lighter which means you can drink and eat afterwards without the overpowering taste of mint being present in your mouth. I found that it left my teeth feeling great - polished, rather than scrubbed, and very smooth, almost like they were veneers! I also found that the sensitivity had been drastically reduced - I drank an iced drink after brushing my teeth and totally forgot about my tooth pain, thank goodness.
The active ingredients in Sensodyne Rapid Relief are Sodium Fluoride, which helps prevent cavities, Triclosan, which is a barrier against gum disease, and Potassium Chloride, this is the active ingredient which helps to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth. Regular toothpastes for non sensitive teeth generally only have Sodium Fluoride, so there are marked differences with Sensodyne, it's not just advertising mumbo jumbo!
It's not a miracle cure - after a few hours, your tooth sensitivity can and probably will return, and of course any underlying tooth problems should always be investigated by a dentist (or GP - as tooth problems can sometimes be reflected pain from heart conditions). But for everyday sensitivity, it's no bother at all to switch to this pleasant tasting, effective toothpaste to keep the aches at bay.
Overall I'm really pleased that I tried Sensodyne Rapid Relief, as it was a simple way of sorting the issue out with no unnecessary dentist's visits or payouts. I'll give the toothpaste five out of five as it's really been great for me and I'm sure you'll benefit from the same results if you give it a go. I don't think I will go back to a non sensitive toothpaste, as the price difference is negligible and the results are so much better, not to mention that I prefer the slightly more subtle mint taste.
A great toothpaste which really works. Also available are Sensodyne Total Care Gel, and Whitening. Only Rapid Relief provides instant results when applied to the affected area and this is why I would favour it over the other two options.
I usually use Sensodyne products to keep my sensitive gums in check as unfortunately I have, over the last few years, seen my gums receding to the point of exposing the dentine underneath and fellow sufferers will know how painful this can be when eating or drinking certain beverages or foods, brushing or even at times breathing in cool air! This clinically proven, dentist recommended toothpaste is designed to help.
I have found sensodyne has helped with this issue but following some recent dental work, to fill in an area above my two top front teeth to cover the dentine, the pain has gotten worse and on seeing this new product I decided to give it a go.
Gum recession can be caused by consuming too much fizzy, sweet or acidic foods and drinks. I used to have hot water with a slice of lemon in in the morning to aid a healthy digestive system but my dentist told me to stop doing this as the lemon was probably contributing to the problem. You can't do right for doing wrong at times can you? It can also be caused by over zealous brushing - something I think I was also guilty off so get a softer toothbrush or be more gentle to avoid this happening to you.
How does it work?
Basically, this product creates a mineral-like seal over the surface of the dentine and blocks the microscopic channels that lead to the nerve endings, thus alleviating the pain.
Does it work?
YES! With my usual sensodyne product no longer giving me the relief I was used to I hoped that this would work for me and from the first brush I would say my pain was alleviated by at least 80% and on the second and third use, I was practically experiencing a pain free brushing experience so I can highly recommend this product. This product also gives long lasting protection so in between brushing you will experience less pain when eating or drinking particuarly cold or hot foods.
The toothpaste is mint variety and leaves your breath smelling nice and fresh but I also noticed that the surface of my teeth felt and looked really clean and smooth so for me this was an added bonus.
The 75ml toothpaste comes in a cardboard, recyclable box and costs £3.00 so it isn't a cheap option for toothpaste but because this for a specific problem that does need remedying it's worth the cost. Also, you do only need to use a small pea sized amount so in this respect the toothpaste should last longer. I have seen online that you can also purchase a 100ml pump variety for just 5p more although I did not see this in Tesco when I purchased my 75ml tube otherwise I would have bought that for the better value! I have taken one star off purely because of the cost.
The tube/package also suggests that if the pain is very severe you can place a small amount on your finger tip and massage it into the affected area for 1 minute. I have thankfully not had to do this as yet so can't comment on its effectiveness. I have found that merely brushing with the toothpaste works well enough.
So, if like me, you suffer from sensitive teeth and gums and at times find it worse than usual, I can highly recommend this product to you.
Thanks for reading. x
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