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Brand: Sensodyne / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / Whitening Product / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      02.10.2012 16:29
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      A fantastic toothpaste from Sensodyne.

      In the past year I have had a number of problems with my teeth and while I still have no fillings, crowns or caps I have had a lot of pain caused by sensitivity and I have even had to have an operation to remove some teeth (wisdom) and fix a problem or two with the bone of my jaw. It is because of these problems that I have been looking after my teeth even better than ever and I have been spending quite a lot of money on products that are designed to help take care of my teeth and that are made by companies that I know and trust.

      I have been a fan of pump toothpastes for ages now since I lived with my husbands parents as I just feel that the pumps are cleaner, more hygienic and easier to use when applying toothpaste on to a toothbrush. I am quite self conscious about the whiteness of my teeth as I used to be a smoker and so I like to get a toothpaste that is designed for teeth whitening and so far I have been disappointed by most! This particularly toothpaste gave me everything that I was looking for and Sensodyne is a name that I associate with quality tooth related products so I didn't mind paying £3.00 for a 100ml pump of this. The full price of this toothpaste is £4.20 in Sainsburys and now that I have been using this toothpaste for a while I would definitely say that this is worth every penny!

      This is a white toothpaste, nothing special to look at, with a minty flavour to it. It is simple to apply to my toothbrush and it is not too runny so I don't have to worry about it falling off and being wasted. There is nothing special to this toothpaste in packaging or in appearance but the proof is in the usage so I don't mind at all that this isn't anything fancy to look at.

      I use this toothpaste on a twice daily basis, occasionally three times a day, with my normal brushing times being morning (before breakfast) and evening (just before bed and long after my last food that day). On occasion I will also brush my teeth just before lunch or even early afternoon before heading off to work for the afternoon/evening.

      I have found that this toothpaste produces quite a good foam in my mouth. It is simple to spread around my mouth and a small lump (that covers my toothbrush head) is the ideal amount for brushing my teeth with. The minty flavour works well at helping me to have fresh breath and I feel like the foam/liquid works well in my mouth and gets spread in to all areas to ensure that all round mouth freshness that gives me confidence when talking to people first thing in the morning at work.

      After around three weeks of using this I did notice that the whiteness of my teeth had improved slightly. This could be due to an improved oral health routine but I doubt it as I have been looking after my teeth very well for at least a year now using floss, mouth wash, toothpaste and inter-dental brushes whenever needed to keep my mouth and teeth clean. Before that I was only using toothpaste and mouthwash and was also a smoker so my teeth were not always as cared for as they could have been. The whiteness did not improve to a huge extent but I have been able to eat and drink whatever I like without worrying about any stains or marks being left behind. This toothpaste also works well at improving sensitivity. I have been brushing for two minutes at a time usually and I have a toothbrush that vibrates when the two minutes is up too so I am sure of a thorough brush and cleaning. My teeth definitely feel less sensitive and I am able to have ice cream and milkshakes with little or no pain at all now after just a few weeks of using this.

      In all it is fair to say that I have been very pleased with my choice of toothpaste. While this is a lot more expensive than some of the other toothpastes on the market it also works very well. The minty flavour is not overpowering and does not burn my tongue, my teeth look slightly whiter and in all I feel like my sensitivity has decreased greatly and my teeth are well looked after and cared for. I would definitely recommend this toothpaste and I rate it 5 out of 5 stars, despite the price.

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      12.02.2012 12:08

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      a great solution for your sensitive tooth

      I have sensitive teeth and I always suffered with this problems. All my live I was seeking for the best products to keep my teeth in a good condition and avoid any problems with them, as well as avoid my dentist visits.
      I tried a lot of products and I tried to believe that they helped.

      I recently invested a lot of money for my teeth in dentist clinic and I decided to look after my teeth more carefully and I was prepared to spend any money to make it happen. So, I asked my dentist, who I trust, to recommend me the tooth paste and he advised me to go with Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening.
      Among all these products on the market Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening appeared to be the best.

      Since then I use Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening every day and I feel the difference:
      1. my gum are no longer red and affected
      2. my teeth are stronger and healthy.
      3. it won't make your teeth white, but it will give a good clean and they will not look yellow especially if you are smoker

      Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening is not the cheapest product on the market, but it worth it!

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      20.11.2011 11:39
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      A good toothpaste for sensitive teeth

      I've had sensitive teeth as long as I remember, so tend to use a sensitive teeth toothpaste. When I started using one, there was only one Sensodyne availbale, but now there is a wealth of options from a variety of brands. I've tried quite a few over the years, usually going for what's on special offer.

      The whitening toothpaste comes in 100ml pump or 100ml tube, and they usually cost about the same amount: Ocado has them both for about £4 at the moment, which I think is too expensive, but it can be found on offer sometimes (for example, Boots always has 3 for 2 on toothpaste/toothbrushes). The tube has a nice wide lid so easy to keep clean, I sometimes find that with the flip top lids toothpaste appears on the side of the tube. I've also never had a tube split.

      The colour is white and the flavour is, well, it's like Sensodyne toothpaste and nothing else. If you like a minty toothpaste, you'd be better off with maybe the Colgate version, but I don't like mint. Another plus point for some people is that it doesn't contain the chemical that makes food taste nasty after you've brushed.

      As for my teeth, well, they're clean since I started using it and I think actually are slightly less sensitive with this paste than with any other. I still won't be biting into an ice cream, but I can take ice cubes in my drink without pain. They're not noticeably whiter, though, and I've been using this particular paste for about a year.

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        23.09.2011 10:52
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        Recommended.

        I do have sensitive teeth, particularly at the back of my mouth, and I suspect largely on account of my dentist phobia (I really will only go to the dentist when the pain is so unbearable that I really have no other option). However, on a daily basis, I would just say that my teeth are sensitive and that I especially react to cold foods or to those with a lot of sugar. I thought I would try Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening Toothpaste because of the sensitivity and because drinking 6 coffees a day obviously takes its toll on the whiteness of my teeth!

        Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening Toothpaste comes in a typical toothpaste tube or alternatively in a pump. When I buy toothpaste I always opt for the pump option because I just think it is so much cleaner and easier to use - and so this was no exception. The 100ml pump bottle of Sensodyne Total Care Gentle Whitening Toothpaste cost me £3.49 which is comparable in price to other toothpastes that offering whitening or are specifically for sensitive teeth and so it's a price I was happening to pay. I have never come across another toothpaste that offers to whiten as well as to be aimed at sensitive teeth and so this was an added bonus.

        Using the toothpaste itself is fairly unremarkable. The paste is white and it has a minty taste which is not too overpowering but nonetheless fresh and when I've used it my teeth do feel clean. Therefore, as an everyday toothpaste I think this worked well. I did also find that my teeth were less sensitive when I use this toothpaste, although it does not get rid of all of the sensitivity. I would estimate that if my teeth were 100% sensitive before using this toothpaste, then they are about 30% sensitive afterwards, and so this is quite a big improvement. The sensitivity is also improved for about 8-10 hours after using the paste and so I have found that I've taken to brushing my teeth 3 times a day in order to maximise the effect.

        While the sensitivity aspect of this toothpaste made a difference, I don't think my teeth are any whiter than before. This wasn't the main reason for me choosing the toothpaste and so it wasn't a major issue, but I would have been disappointed had I desperately wanted the whitening effect.

        I haven't been to the dentist since commencing this toothpaste and so I don't know what the clinical effect has been of using it, but from a subjective perspective, the sensitivity aspect has improved and for this reason I would recommend it.

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          31.07.2011 23:43
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          Good but not for long term use

          I have had sensitive teeth for a few years now and actually have thinning of my enamel along my gum line on a couple of my pre-molars. Because of this I have tried many different brands of sensitive toothpaste and Sensodyne total care Gentle Whitening toothpaste was my paste of choice for well over a year (you will find out later why it no longer is).

          As with all toothpastes it comes in different sizes and configurations (tube, pump, 50ml, 100ml etc) but I always bought the 100ml tube. I would normally try and time my purchase to coincide with a special offer as this is what I would class as a premium toothpaste and is quiet expensive. My local Tesco is currently selling this for £4.00 per 100ml tube, but I know I purchased most times when it was on a BOGOF or other offer.
          I also use a sonic toothbrush and am only mentioning it as I am unsure of how the type of brush you use, would impact on the effectiveness of the toothpaste.

          The tube has the usual small flip top lid and the paste itself is plain white and has a pleasant freshmint smell and taste. It foams well in the mouth and you really do not have to use lots to have the desired effect. I also found that it always kept my teeth feeling nice and clean for the full 12 hours and worked very well on managing the sensitivity of my teeth. Consquently I never had any problems with hot or cold whilst using this toothpaste.

          With regards to the whitening effect - I wouldn't personally say that it made a significant difference. However, I don't smoke, drink coffee or copious amounts of red wine (though I am partial to the odd glass) and I also don't get tartar either - apparently whether you get tartar or not is largely reliant on the PH of your saliva.

          So, over many months of use, I was very happy with using this toothpaste. O.K I wasn't sold on the whitening side of things, but from a sensitivity point of view it was excellent and my teeth always felt clean and fresh. Then I had a regular check up trip to my dentist . . . I saw a different dentist (very helpful lady dentist and very thorough) than usual and she asked me what kind of toothpaste I used. So of course I told her and she advised me that ANY whitening toothpaste was not for long term daily use as they contain small granules which wear away the enamel to have their whitening effect and they are therefore too harsh for continued twice daily use. So, I now still use a sensitive toothpaste but an enamel protect variety rather than a whitening one.

          In summary, I did use this toothpaste for many months (well over a year in fact) and it did keep my teeth clean and fresh whilst stopping the sensitivity completely. However, as I never found it's whitening effect to be noticeable and following my dentist's advice I stopped using it. These points, coupled with it's expensive price tag, leave me a bit on the fence regarding recommending it and for these reasons I feel that I can only realistically give it 3 stars.

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            04.05.2011 20:19

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            Good for helping with sensitive teeth but not much else.

            I have suffered from sensitive teeth at various points for years now and have found that sensodyne total care gentle whitening toothpaste has worked well on this problem. It can be quite expensive but there are often offers on at various supermarkets. I can now eat hot/cold drinks without any adverse effects so in terms of helping with sensitive teeth I mark 10/10.

            However, as a whitening product I have not noticed any improvement over the last few months which is quite disappointing. Also I find that this product does not foam much when using it and has a very mild minty flavour (I suppose the clue is in the word 'gentle') so as a result, my teeth don't feel particularly clean and I tend to clean them a few times each morning and evening. Although sensodyne do produce an iso-active gelwhich I much prefer and leave your mouth feeling much fresher and cleaner and I feel gives a much better overall clean.

            Overall, I would not recommend this product, but other sensodyne products are worth a try!

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            15.04.2011 21:36
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            A fantastic toothpaste for people who may be suffering with sensitive teeth

            It is not hard to see why Sensodyne is the best toothpaste around for sensitive teeth. This has been formulated for people who do suffer with teeth and gums that are too sensitive for normal toothpaste.

            The product --> This particular one is in a white cardboard, with grey writing on. The writing is in blue, this is also the same design for the plastic tube too. The paste is white, as with most toothpastes and its constancy is smooth, not bitty and it does tastes okay too. The box feels quite luxurious, and it does feel like a more expensive product.

            The reason I brought this one is because my gums were hurting when I brushed with my normal toothpaste, and they were also feeling quite sensitive to cold drink. This one also happened to be on offer for £1 at the time, I did not choose it because it said gentle whitening.

            It is actually a medicine product, and recommend by dentists. It contains Strontium Chloride, which is an ingredient that helps to fight the pain from toothache cause by irritation from hot/cold drinks, sweetness or acidity. These areas of teeth can also become discoloured easily too this is why it contains a formula to go back to white. However, as I don't use this as my normal toothbrush - but just when my teeth are feeling sensitive I cannot back this claim up.

            I noticed a significant improvement in my teeth sensitivity, after using it 2 times a day for a week. I know have gone back to my original one, but I will use it for another time I am suffering with sensitive teeth.

            The cost --> These prices are from ASDA, but this is also where I brought it originally for £1.

            This one is 75g and is £3. However, in Boots and other supermarkets I have seen it for around £4, so it does help to shop around.

            There are other sensodyne products, such as original, extra fresh, pro enamel, rapid relief and repair. So it is probably best to research which is the one you need. But I found that it worked for me, and many others I have spoke too.

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            03.04.2011 11:46
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            Fantastic product. I don't believe I'll be able to go back to NOT using it now. Wouldn't be without.

            I suffer from a two-fold problem. (1) I have sensitive teeth. I can be fine for a long time and then all of a sudden a wave of pain will hit me - and it's usually after eating or drinking something particularly sweet. (2) I'm self-conscious about my teeth - they're not just off-white like most people's teeth, they're sort of pale green tinged. It's not like they're radioactive looking, but it's just a hint of colour that makes me feel as though they're different to everybody else's.

            The fantastic thing about Sensodyne Gentle Whitening is that it tackles both of these problems. When using Sensodyne regularly I suffer no pain at all from my sensitive teeth. It completely removes any symptoms I may have, no matter what I eat or drink (which is amazing, as I have a very sweet tooth as it were!). On my last visit to the dentist we discussed my sensitive teeth, and he informed me that Sensodyne toothpaste really is a fantastic product that helps so many of his patients to live with sensitive teeth. The difference between pain when using and not using Sensodyne is quite dramatic indeed.

            On the green teeth side of the issue, Sensodyne Gentle Whitening does help. It's not a miracle cure, I have to be honest. While the toothpaste works quickly to combat sensitivity, it's very much fighting a long and protracted battle when it comes to whitening. I have been using this brand of toothpaste for five months or so and I do see a very marked improvement, but it has been slow in coming.

            Another added bonus for me with this toothpaste is the flavour. It's not overbearingly strong as I have experienced with other brands, but it is strong enough to freshen breath and keep it fresh. It is a pleasant flavour that remains for a decent amount of time after rinsing.

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            05.12.2010 20:23
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            Excellent toothpaste, no other brand works for my sensitive teeth

            I have been using sensodyne toothpaste for about 5 years now, after my teeth stated to get very sensitive to hot and cold drinks/food. I still have that problem but it is so much better and easier to live with now I'm using sensodyne.

            I have used supermarkets own brands too over the years and they don't work as well as sensodyne, I always go back to it. I have used most of the sensodyne range now! The last one I have been using is this gentle whitening toothpaste. My teeth are slightly discoloured and as sensodyne do live up to helping sensitive teeth I thought the whitening might work too, as it hasn't with any other whitening toothpaste I have ever used.

            The taste isn't too bad with this toothpaste, it isn't minty enough for me, but its nowhere near as bad as some of the other sensodynes toothpastes I have used. This worked exactly like the others in reducing sensitivity, but after two months, and nearly 3 tubes of this toothpaste, I can honestly say I notice no difference at all in the colour of my teeth.

            I wasn't expecting much of a difference to the colour of my teeth just from a toothpaste, but it has made absolutely no difference at all which is disappointing. I even gave it the benefit of the doubt and used three tubes of this to give it a chance. However I would use this toothpaste again, as it does help my sensitive teeth, but only if the fresh sensodyne wasn't available as I think it tastes nicer than this one.

            At around £2.50 for a small tube, this toothpaste isn't the cheapest, but it definitely helps reduce how sensitive your teeth are. It is definitely better than the cheaper brands out there, and I wouldn't use any other brand of toothpaste again!

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              05.08.2010 19:59
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              A good paste

              I dislike many toothpastes and Sensodyne was in some ways the last option for me. I found myself enjoying the toothpaste though because you have this nice minty flavour which is very nice and nothing which leaves your mouth feeling warm and horrible.

              This product aims to reduce the sensitive sensation which I have all the time and recently I found myself having this item and within a week the difference was great. I did not have issues having the cold drinks I used to have before and you are advised to take this a few times a day and the longer you keep using the item the more often the results remain intact.
              The product is around £3.75 for the 100ml tube which does last a long time and although this is the gentle whitening tooth paste I have yet to discover these results. I have got moderate teeth colour but no results after a month of using this item have I found anything which looks efficient or making my teeth go white again.

              I enjoy the taste and usually after a few brushes the taste of the mint usually disappears and leaves this fresh feeling around the teeth. The product is expensive but it does what is says on the box to a degree and when you have sensitive teeth like me you will buy anything which works to relief that pain and fortunately this product does just that.

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              04.08.2010 10:28
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              Great if you have sensitive teeth

              Over the past year or so my teeth have become really sensitive and I have actually found myself in the dentists chair a few times thinking that my sensitivity was something more serious. My dentist recommended that I tried Sensodyne so after my last visit there (probably about 6 months ago) I decided to give it a try.

              I had been using Arm and Hammer Whitening Toothpaste and I was a bit reluctant to give this up as I had noticed a vast difference in the colour of my teeth. Therefore, when I spotted this on the shelf I thought it would be perfect for my needs! The toothpaste is available in two sizes, 45ml costs £2.15 and 100ml costs £3.75 in a tube or £3.85 in a pump. It is worth noting that currently Tesco have a 2 for £5 deal on the tube which is a good saving.

              I opted for the 100ml tube as to me it represented much better value than the 45ml version however the 45ml version would be good for those simply wishing to try it out or for taking on holiday.

              Now its very simple to use, you simply use it like a normal toothpaste! Sensodyne recommend you use it 2-4 times a day and it is not suitable for the under 7's.

              I usually brush my teeth at least 3 times a day so it was easy for me to use this instead of my regular toothpaste. I really like the taste of this toothpaste, its minty but quite subtle and not harsh like others which leave your mouth on fire! It lathers up well and takes a good few rinses of my mouth to get rid of all of the toothpaste.

              After a few days I noticed how much better my teeth felt. I was no longer getting sharp pains when I ate chocolate and they weren't as achy as they previously were. Therefore I continued using the toothpaste.

              A couple of months ago I asked my Mum to pick me up some toothpaste when she was in town, however she got the Arm and Hammer rather than the Sensodyne. I used it and after a week or so I noticed all the pains were coming back, therefore I can safely say that the Sensodyne really does work for sensitive teeth!

              So does it whiten aswell? Yes, my teeth look white and shiny and are not as stained or dull as they used to be, therefore I think it is a good all rounder!

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