Maybe part of the problem with Sensodyne was the senior citizen type packaging and the mealy, granular pink product in the tube. The brand practically screamed “How long before my damn kids stick me in a damn nursing home?!!?” Happily, Sensodyne has updated its look and feel. In 2006, the company released ProNamel, giving it an updated tube and packaging. Nice fonts and graphics, plus a nifty mint green cap. See http://www.pronamel.us/pronamel-products/mint-essence-toothpaste/ for a look at the specific product I use daily. This toothpaste also has a smoother feel that more closely resembles other toothpaste brands. That said, ProNamel is still a little bit grainy compared to the market leaders. Maybe it’s unavoidable because of the composition of the product’s active ingredients that fight acid erosion of the teeth.
This Sensodyne product does a great job of accomplishing two missions at once. First, it enhances your appearance, thanks to the whitening qualities and the agents that protect the enamel on your teeth. Second, and more importantly, it improves your dental health by protecting against tooth erosion. Like any good preventive measure, using this product now will save you more trips to the dentist and unwanted procedures down the road.
ProNamel is a niche product, of course. If you don’t have sensitive teeth, you don’t need it. But if you do have the need for it, this is the best product on the market to use. Sensodyne has been making this kind of toothpaste a lot longer than the other toothpaste manufacturers have, and the experience shows. You can find ProNamel wherever toothpaste is sold – pharmacies, supermarkets, online, etc. Costco will sell you a bunch at once at the usual fabulous Costco discount.
I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how to brush your teeth. It’s the same as using any other toothpaste, although you may need to rinse more often than usual because the product is on the watery side. Just be sure to do it at least twice daily; or more if you want to be as “fabulous” as that British Orbit gum gal.