Sensodyne Pronamel – Gentle Whitening

My teeth have always been sensitive but lately even a salad straight out of the fridge is painful to eat, don’t even talk to me about ice cream. I’m not sure what causes it but after years of my Mum telling me I should try Sensodyne I finally bit the bullet, I say bit the bullet because as toothpaste goes it’s pretty darn expensive and this is the pick of the litter. Boots were running a 2 for £5 offer so obviously I had to find the most expensive formula in order to get my moneys worth, this was £4.20. £4.20… for toothpaste!! I was aghast but hey I was getting a pretty good deal so I thought I’d give it a whirl, I mean at that price it had to be like the Ferrari of teeth cleaning, right? Actually.. right! I don’t often blog about general hygiene products but this has done serious miracles since I started using it just over a week ago. Almost overnight I felt the difference, I never believed the adverts but I can vouch for it’s effectiveness first hand. That’s just the Sensodyne part, the ‘pronamel’ range is said to strengthen the enamel itself. Have you seen the ads where they hold a light up the the tooth? The tips of mine have become translucent which is apparently because of acid wear (I haven’t researched this at all before writing it up and am quite concerned that I can almost recite the sensodyne advert from memory) caused by the various things I’m eating and drinking. I’m not sure if this can regenerate anything (it says re-hardens but can the teeth become opaque again? I don’t know) or just prevent further damage but either way it’s a nice side-benefit and if you don’t already see that wear I would recommend you start using something like this now.

Lastly let’s talk about the ‘gentle whitening’ effect. You may or may not be surprised to learn how many people tell me on my videos and here on my blog that I need to whiten my teeth. I have always had yellowish teeth, for as long as I can remember. Even when I was a kid. It’s not a result of not brushing them or smoking (because I never have – another question I am asked A LOT, I assume because of the yellow teeth) but I just don’t have naturally pearly white teeth. I’d love to have them professionally whitened but as they’re so sensitive I daren’t in case eating and drinking become intolerable. It’s just not worth it but I have dabbled with Crest strips and whitening toothpastes in the past which have made small differences. Since this is already combating sensitivity I figured it was safe to try this formula and I’ll let you know how I get on.

Sensodyne Pronamel is available online here for £4.20

One last note on the many comments I receive, I resolved not to rise to any negativity this year and thus far I’m doing marvelously but I often wonder if people that make these statements would just walk up to a stranger and demand they whiten their teeth. It’s like telling someone they’ve gained weight.. we have eyes, we’re aware of our flaws but it’s so very inappropriate and rude to point them out, especially someone you don’t know. I’m not bothered by them but I can only imagine their aim is to offend/upset their target which I’ll just never understand!

Miss BB



  1. 16 January, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I have always had sensitive teeth, and find the Sensodyne Repair and Protect a lifesaver! I’m having mine professionally whitened atm and it hurts like hell!!

    I can’t believe people have said things like that to you – I’ve never noticed anything wrong with your teeth anyway, but that kind of pointless negativity always makes me sad.

    Sam Muses xx
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  2. 16 January, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Who on earth would tell you to whiten your teeth?! That is horrible. They should be focussed on your video, not your teeth.

    Regardless, great review! Might have to invest in this!

    Ashleigh x

  3. abutterflyangelsxx aka Rachel
    17 January, 2013 / 5:20 am

    I too am using ths product right now after feeling my teeth were sooo painful recentlyand looking almose seecthrough (gulp) at the tips. I have got to say im seeing a lot of improvement this past two weeks! I love it. One thing id like to say is i had my teeth whitened, it lasted one month (honest to god) and my teeth hurt SOOOO bad.Also pearl drops liquid TOTALLY wrecked the enamel on my teeth. I hope that product is banned. xx

  4. Peas
    21 March, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    I was happy to find even a small review on this toothpaste.

    I started using it this wee. My dentist gave me 3 sample tubes to follow up with my whitening treatment. He mentioned the ‘straight gel onto your teeth and shine a light to it’ treatments have been banned from the UK and therefore any we find around should be banned.

    Back to this toothpaste, he advised to not rinse with water! Just leave in.

  5. Hannah Morgan
    11 August, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I tried Crest as well about a year and a half ago and was sooooo disappointed! I had this really bad pain in my teeth and it just wasn’t possible to go on using it 🙁 I switched to peroxide free strips from Stella white instead. They are better 😉

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