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Sensodyne Pronamel

*Est. $5.50 for 4 oz.
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Sensodyne Pronamel

Toothpaste for sensitive teeth and mouths

Pros
  • Good for sensitive teeth
  • No sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Low abrasiveness
Cons
  • Contains saccharin and sorbitol
  • Mixed reviews on taste and texture
  • May irritate gums
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We find the most authoritative recommendations of Sensodyne Pronamel in toothpaste reviews written by dentists based on their professional education and experience. For more detail, we find user-written reviews and ratings of Sensodyne Pronamel, based on their own experiences. Drugstore.com publishes the most such reviews, but we also found useful comments at Amazon.com and Epinions.com.

Reviews recommend Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste for people prone to canker sores and those who have sensitive teeth or gums. This relatively expensive toothpaste doesn't carry the ADA seal, but it does contain fluoride as well as potassium nitrate to relieve sensitive teeth -- though dentists say this effect might take several weeks to be noticeable. Sensodyne Pronamel also has ingredients to harden enamel and protect it from erosion caused by acidic food and drink. It's free of sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient dentists say can irritate the gums and mouth. For most patients, however, dentists recommend the longer-lasting protection offered by Colgate Total (*est. $3.50 for 7.8 oz.), which also costs less.

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Our Sources

1. SimpleTooth.com

This dentist recommends fluoride toothpaste that carries the ADA seal -- particularly Colgate Total for adult patients; however, he recommends Sensodyne Pronamel for those with sensitive teeth or those "more prone to cavities than gingivitis."

Review: Dental Product Guide - Summer 2007, Vu Le, 2007

2. DentalResource.com

Based on his professional education and experience, dentist Jeffrey Kohlhardt recommends toothpaste that's free of SLS for people prone to canker sores. For people with sensitive teeth, he recommends toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate, such as Sensodyne.

Review: Over-the-Counter Dental Products, Jeffrey Kohlhardt

3. Family Gentle Dental Care

This dentist also recommends Sensodyne toothpaste for people with sensitive teeth, also warning that tartar-control toothpastes are ineffective below the gum line and can cause sensitivity.

Review: Kinds of Toothpastes, Dan Peterson

4. Drugstore.com

More than a dozen users give Sensodyne Pronamel mostly positive ratings, but a few report gum irritation. Taste and texture get mixed reviews.

Review: Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste, MintEssence, Reviews, Contributors to Drugstore.com

5. Epinions.com

Most users reviewing Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste here give it top marks. Even the one who complains about the taste says the texture is fine and it does relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.

Review: Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste Reviews, Contributors to Epinions.com

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