I had a million teeth pulled out when I was seven years old because my dentist claimed that this was the best way to attain perfectly straight chompers. My dad said that this was the best way for the dentist to earn extra cash for a new sports vehicle.
I counted every tooth that he ripped out of my gums and I pictured him putting my teeth under HIS pillow and collecting MY money from the tooth fairy. It was unfair. He can’t buy a car with my teeth, I thought. The tooth fairy only gave me some silver coins with a moose on it and it only bought me a handful of gummy candies that ironically gave me cavities.
The tooth fairy was building dentures for old people with bad breath and my dentist was buying fancy cars that you couldn’t stuff a shoe into.
Those two were running some sort of tooth ring.
I was sure of it.
Kids have quite the imagination dramatic?
I am terrified of a few things. Spiders, dead bodies, and the dentist. Oh I avoided the dentist like the plague. So much so that I went years without a cleaning and addressing my extremely sensitive teeth. I figured that if I brushed and flossed diligently and chewed hot or cold food with my tongue only, I’d be alright.
My teeth got so sensitive that cold air hitting them when I was playing sports outside or frolicking in the snow (of which I never do, but if I did it, would have hurt). Whenever I ate anything cold, like popsicles in the summer, bolts of pain seared its way into my brain. That’s why I’m cross eyed.
I eventually went to the dentist and he had suggested numerous products that would help. Some did but only briefly. It got to the point where my dentist decided that it was best that he put a sealant on my most sensitive areas (the areas where the gum was receding). The relief was dramatic but like the toothpaste, it would eventually wear off and fall off! I’d have to go back in for more applications.
The current toothpaste that I use is for sensitive teeth and I don’t care for it. My teeth feel like they are never clean and it’s gross. When I was asked to sample Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief I thought, sure, I’ve tried everything else.
What intrigued me about this product was that it is more than just a pain reliever. Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste shields and repairs sensitive teeth for long lasting protection. Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief works by plugging the channels that lead to the sensitive tooth nerves, to block the pain. With regular use, it builds a long-lasting protective barrier that acts like a seal against sensitivity.
And, for instant relief, you can apply a smidge of the toothpaste to the sensitive tooth with your fingertip and gently massage it for one minute.
It works. Not kidding. We had chili the other day and since heat aggravates the pain, I rubbed it on my canine teeth (because they’re the worst) before I dug in and it helped. Oh and when I was in Mexico, I was able to drink as much blended drinks that I wanted without my husband having to pry me from the ceiling. And my teeth don’t feel grimy which is a definite bonus.
Want to try a free sample?
Then you should take the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Challenge
- One (1) Colgate 360 Sensitive Pro-Relief Manual toothbrush
- One (1) Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste
and you can try it for yourself!
Now tell me, do you have sensitive teeth? What do you do to help relieve/prevent the pain?
“Disclosure: I am part of the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”