I have a sensitive tooth issue but also prefer a toothpaste with no flouride. I’ve used tom before and tried this out for the sensitivity issue. I have been very pleased with the long term improvement in my tooth pain, and the effectiveness of how it cleans in general.
So the first couple of times i tried this toothpaste i actually used it to brush my teeth, which was a mistake – my gums and tongue felt lightly sandpapered. However, i’d read on the side of the package that you can place a bit of the paste directly onto problem areas and leave it there for quicker results. That was a lot easier, but after a while it started bothering me too much to even tolerate that, even moving it around that much created too much abrasion. While it did help with the sensitivity a lot, i’ve had to stop using this paste. It’s possible that it’s not the abrasive but an allergy of some kind, but i’ve never had a reaction to any other toothpaste.
My teeth are stupid sensitive. It used to be that even slightly cool water would trigger enormous tooth pain. But after daily use of this i’m back to drinking cold water, eating ice cream, and having my coffee without worrying about teeth sensitivity.
Husband got this bc amazon recommended it. We normally get peppermint and spearmint. Don’t care for this but still going to use it. Not rebuying although nothing is wrong with it.
This is the first sensitivity toothpaste i’ve used and i find that it works really well. My sensitivity has decreased significantly. I have always been a big fan of tom’s products, but i wish that the company would remove sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) from its toothpastes. My kids have been using tom’s, but i’m ready to make a switch because they continue to use sls as an ingredient.
I am so glad tom’s of maine now makes a rapid relief sensitive toothpaste. Prior to this, i was using the whole care toothpaste which is great, but doesn’t address a targeted concern. I am a dental assistant so i have a lot of experience both work related and personal when it comes to tooth sensitivity. I like that this toothpaste came with a little pamphlet inside explaining what it is that causes it, as well as how this toothpaste addresses the issue. So basically the dentin (soft tissue of the tooth) that’s usually covered by your gums is exposed. There’s a number of things that can cause this to happen ranging from improper brushing, to bruxisim (teeth grinding). It causes recession (loss of gingiva) and exposes the dentin. The dentin has a bunch of teeny tiny holes that lead to the pulp (nerve of your tooth), and when things touch the dentin and get in those holes it causes sensitivity and sometimes pain. Now, unfortunately we can’t re-grow our gingiva so we have to treat it as best we can. Some extreme cases patients will have a gingival graft which is basically a transplant where they will graft gum tissue to the exposed dentin to cover it back up again.
I used sensodyne pronamel for so long and i feel like my teeth became dependent on it. Like when i would go out into the day my teeth would still be sensitive around lunch time. Long story short it only gave minor easement to my sensitivity. I started using this product and i noticed i could brush my teeth in the morning then go all day without any issues and then by bed time there was no pain or anything.
I don’t have sensitive teeth, but i bought this product because i love tom’s of maine toothpaste. So far i’ve tried 8 different kinds including simply white, whole care, luminous white, and enamel strength. This product solves the problem of sensitive teeth the way it should. Other toothpastes just numb the pain which doesn’t make sense. It simply ignores a serious problem. You wouldn’t treat a broken arm by just numbing the pain and then going about your day. This toothpaste seals the microscopic tubules in exposed dentin with arginine and calcium carbonate. Arginine is the first ingredient on the list. By sealing the pathways to tooth nerves, you are solving the problem of sensitive teeth by getting to the root of the problem.
I am a head & neck cancer surviver of 5 years. I don’t know if it’s related to the radiation or something else, but my teeth have started being really sensitive in the last year. I can’t eat nuts or crunchy salad anymore without sharp pain. This toothpaste gives my teeth a calming reset.
There was another toothpaste that made my teeth sensitive and now i’m trying this to undo that damage. Its a tad too minty and ‘cooling’ for sensitive teeth to cold but tolerable and not a burny mint as some can be. It has been about two weeks and i have to be ‘careful’ with cold but can do it where i couldn’t before. Funny how that creeks up on you then bam, your teeth hurt. I take excellent care of my teeth as a fyi. I brush at least twice a day, morning and night and sometimes before i go out someplace. But judging this is based pretty much on using it twice a day.
Seamlessly transitioned to this toothpaste after using sensodyne for a long time and no sensitivity issues. I quit the sensodyne cold turkey and haven’t had any problems with sensitivity and it’s been months since i’ve used it.
Tom’s toothpaste for sensitive teeth is the best that i have found from among all the other brands that i have tried. It even does a great job in whitening my teeth as well. Though tom’s does not mention this, but their sensitive tooth brand has an ingredient, l-arginine, that can be absorbed through the mouth’s mucosa and have beneficial effects on the circulatory system by increasing nitric oxide. I will definitely keep using tom’s toothpaste for sensitive teeth because it works, and it’s the only brand of tom’s that has the l-arginine.
I bought this to help with tooth sensitivity i was having as a negative reaction to an ayurvedic toothpaste i had been using for 3 months. My teeth would ache when i’d eat, but also if i simply breathed in cool air through my mouth. It took about 2 to 3 uses of this tom’s toothpaste for the sensitivity to be noticeably reduced. My teeth will only hurt on occasion now, a month after buying this paste. My hope is that in another month, the sensitivity will go away entirely. Here are the specifications for the Tom’s of Maine, Natural Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste, Natural Toothpaste, Sensitive Toothpaste, Fresh Mint, 4 Ounce, 2-Pack:
- Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste uses a powerful combination of arginine and calcium carbonate — both derived from natural sources — to seal the pathways to sensitive tooth nerves to help block the pain. Our patented, clinically proven formula provides relief in 60 seconds and long-lasting protection with continuous use
- This patented formula provides rapid relief when directly applied to the sensitive tooth with fingertip and gently massaged for 1 minute
- Fluoride free
- No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
- No animal ingredients and no animal testing
It works for a time after brushing, but i find it doesn’t work as well or last as long for sensitivity as the ‘regular’ toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I need to check the ingredients to see what’s different. I was hopeful that ‘rapid relief’ was just that – but it’s marginal. Other than that, i find no fault with the toothpaste for brushing or taste.
I have very sensitive teeth and developed a few extremely sensitive spots. This toothpaste took care of them in about 2 weeks. After brushing i would hold the paste in my mouth swishing it around for as long as possible and would not rinse after brushing. I am so glad i found this toothpaste and will keep buying it.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Review from a Dental Assistant
- Great sensitivity toothpaste, but please get rid of the SLS in your products!
- Helped with sensitivity, but abrasiveness hurt my gums