A solution for sensitive teeth

/A solution for sensitive teeth

A solution for sensitive teeth

The best toothpaste (recommended by my dentist) for sensitive teeth

(Note: not the author’s teeth)

There are many ways in which I feel middle-aged. Of course there’s the obvious drooping, sagging and squinting. But the worst is having to deal with old people problems – the kind our parents had.

Do teeth get more sensitive as you get older?

For me, it’s sensitive teeth. My good friend T confided she thinks they are an obvious sign of aging, but I’d already noticed it with my teeth’s crookedness, discoloration and sensitivity. So I got my grill, made the necessary sacrifices to ensure a megawatt smile, but still I suffered. It was the sensitivity that truly sent me.

So what did I do? Something so simple (and much cheaper than all the ortho work I’d been through). I switched toothpastes. No biggie you say, but when you’re living with a former P&Ger (whose been thoroughly indoctrinated), switching hockey allegiances would’ve been a less traumatic decision.

A solution for sensitive teeth

Does your husband get as excited as mine when you buy mouthwash?

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief for sensitive teeth

Still, I defected from Crest and jumped over to Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief (CSPR) toothpaste on the advice of my dental hygienist. She told me to rub it on the sensitive teeth with my fingertip and gently massage for about a minute, before doing daring things like sucking back on ice cubes.

So I did my own research, and found that most other sensitivity toothpastes contain potassium nitrate, which numbs the tooth nerve, masking the pain, and takes two weeks of use before you no longer feel the burn. This Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief plugs the channels that lead to the sensitive tooth nerves, to block the pain. And if you use it regularly, it builds a long-lasting protective barrier that acts like a seal against sensitivity.

So now I’m back on frozen banana smoothies and soups straight from a simmering stove-top.


Have you ever tried this brand?

Do you have sensitive teeth? How do you get pain relief?

About the Author:

I’m a freelance writer with bad hair, a loud mouth and a serious case of wanderlust. Whether it’s luggage, time or just life, I cram as much as possible into small compartments. Warning: Contents may shift during flight. My life is one bumpy ride! Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.


  1. Shauna 18.11.2013 at 20:55 - Reply

    Thanks Jody,looking forward to trying this product

    • Jody 18.11.2013 at 21:25 - Reply

      Let me know how it works out for you. If you try the link on the post they’ll send you a free sample!

  2. Michelle 18.11.2013 at 21:23 - Reply

    Sensodine works for me, I bet they’re the same sort of thing. Now I can try this one too.

  3. Jody 18.11.2013 at 21:26 - Reply

    Yes, just click on the link in the post and you can sample for free to compare.

  4. sarahdeveau 18.11.2013 at 21:40 - Reply

    I have really sensitive teeth, but haven’t really thought too much about what toothpaste I use. I’ll order a sample – thanks!

    • Jody 18.11.2013 at 21:56 - Reply

      I bet you notice a difference.

  5. Denise Robbins 18.11.2013 at 22:00 - Reply

    Thanks Jody, Stuart uses sensodyne toothpaste but I will get him to try the colgate for sensitive teeth and he will definilty notice a difference.

    • Jody 18.11.2013 at 22:22 - Reply

      Thanks, Denise. Maybe you should fill his stocking with a few tubes:)

  6. Andrea 18.11.2013 at 22:54 - Reply

    I have been also sold on crest, which I think is pretty good. However, your article has convinced me to try Colgate for awhile. I used sensodyne as well, but found my teeth just weren’t as “clean”.

    • Jody 19.11.2013 at 01:28 - Reply

      I know what you mean. I once tried a herbal type of toothpaste and I felt like I had to brush every few hours.

  7. Maria 19.11.2013 at 01:14 - Reply

    I have some ice cream in the freezer that I need to eat up.:) MUST try this!

    • Jody 19.11.2013 at 01:27 - Reply

      Let me guess, chocolate?

  8. Christine 19.11.2013 at 15:27 - Reply

    Jody, I LOVE this product – I got a free sample from my dentist and was hooked. It absolutely makes a difference — earlier this summer I tried something different and suddenly cold drinks and ice cream started bothering me again. p.s. Was glad to see photo of the teeth were not yours. : )

    • Jody 19.11.2013 at 21:30 - Reply

      Thank goodness for those dentists and their samples! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

  9. Kyla @ Mommy's Weird 19.11.2013 at 20:09 - Reply

    Colgate Kool Aid. LOL!

    • Jody 19.11.2013 at 21:29 - Reply

      Now that would be an interesting brand extension:)

  10. Dana 19.11.2013 at 20:47 - Reply

    My front teeth are a little sensitive but I usually just avoid chomping down on anything close. Maybe I should try this.

    • Jody 19.11.2013 at 21:28 - Reply

      Ya, I don’t know why my front ones are more sensitive, too.

  11. Claire 21.11.2013 at 00:56 - Reply

    Thanks for this. Leah has really sensitive teeth too. Have already sent away for the freebie!

  12. tinacormier0@gmail.com 22.11.2013 at 00:00 - Reply

    Jody- thanks for the tip. I’ve been brushing my teeth with warm water for years my teeth are so sensitive to the cold water. You’ve convinced me to give it a shot. Thanks! Tina

  13. Obat Herbal 10.02.2014 at 07:18 - Reply

    use toothpaste that formulated for sensitive teeth can help..

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