Oral B Sensitivity & Gum Calm Toothpaste
Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts in a review of the Boots exclusive product, Oral B Sensitivity & Gum calm toothpaste. Don’t worry, I won’t be showing my gnashers in this post!
I’m part of the Savvy Circle panel, so myself and thousands of others received this box of goodies free from SuperSavvyMe in return for an honest review.
Oral B Sensitivity & Gum Calm has a couple of varieties for extra features: Gentle Whitening | Original | Extra Fresh
I received the original version to test and review. The toothpaste is a 75ml squeezey tube that comes boxed. The design is contemporary & appealing, with a professional and scientific edge. It’s also from a hugely popular brand, which usually helps to increase my trust levels and hopes for an effective product.
Do You Have Sensitive Teeth or Problematic Gums?
It’s thought that around 60% of folks in the UK have sensitive teeth or gum issues, but only 5% are using a suitable toothpaste to tackle those problems.
If plaque accumulates on teeth, it can lead to a range of problems, including issues with the gums. As your gums recede gradually over time it exposes the tooth dentin, which causes sensitivity. Triggers like hot food or cold drinks can irritate the pain nerves inside each tooth, which can be very uncomfortable.
I have weakened enamel, receding gums and some tooth sensitivity, mostly with cold drinks. This is where straws come in very handy, and one of the reasons I dislike the veto on plastic straws. I’ve tried various toothpastes over the years to help with enamel, sensitivity and gums, so I was excited to get to try this one out.
What Makes The New Oral B Toothpaste Different?
This toothpaste is clinically proven and developed with dentists to provide immediate relief for pain from sensitivity while soothing gums. The end result is a comfortable, fresh and healthy mouth.
Oral B has developed the new ActivCalm Technology for dealing with sensitivity by forming a protective layer. The unique formula of this toothpaste helps to block the dentin tubes with a coating to calm the pain, while the ActiveCalm formula protects and re-mineralises the teeth for ongoing support against further erosion. The toothpaste also cools gums both during and after brushing, with a Stabilised Stannous Complex that fights plaque and bacteria to calm and strengthen gums now and in the future.
This toothpaste has some impressive and appealing claims that are a little more believable than some of the wild whitening toothpastes on the market :
- The gentle foam provides intense comfort
- Cools and soothes gums
- Provides a protective layer for immediate relief of painful tooth sensitivity
- Mild flavour for pleasant use
To use this, brush your teeth as usual. Don’t press too hard otherwise you might damage gums. I alternative between a manual toothbrush and an electric one, but I find the electric gets around my teeth much more effectively. I personally would recommend the Oral B 2500n I bought as a budget buy around the £25-30 mark. There are various electric Oral B toothbrushes on Amazon UK and Amazon US with great reviews.
To really boost the sensitivity-relief benefit, the brand suggests brushing teeth one at a time for 30 seconds each, which will help in amping up that protective layer.
Note : This toothpaste is for adults only, and it does contain fluoride to protect against cavities. Make sure you spit it all out after brushing as usual.
Oral B Sensitivity & Gum Calm Review : My Thoughts
The toothpaste is smooth and pearly white, with a good consistency that makes it easy to get all around your gnashers. I’ve found that with a little water it lathers quite well to create a good foam as you brush to tackle the whole mouth.
I quite like the toothpaste I was using before this, a Pearl Drops whitening toothpaste that also strengthens enamel. However, it’s often a case of what you get used to because I started using this Oral B one and I was surprised at just how fresh and clean my teeth and mouth feel afterwards. Super refreshed, minty and squeaky clean.
The formula leaves this kind of ‘shield’ on the teeth and gums for a glossy, protective finish, which you can see and feel when you roll your tongue over your teeth.
This does immediately cool and calm my mouth, which is soothing for gums that can get irritated, uncomfortable or sore. It provides immediate relief for sensitivity, too, so it gets to work straight away at protecting your teeth from triggers like cold drinks, hot food and chilly air.
It’s pricey but it’s a fairly average cost compared to other enamel, gum and sensitivity toothpastes, so I’d be inclined to stock up on a couple when it’s on offer at just £2.50. I tend to mix and match toothpastes so that I use a regular cheap Oral B or similar one, then a more specialist one like this, throughout the week. I can’t see any negatives to raise on this product at all aside from cost. However, a little goes a long way with the tube and it’s a reasonable investment for the health of your mouth & more comfortable teeth.
Buy It At Boots + Discount Code
This particular toothpaste is exclusively available to Boots (UK).
It can be bought as a single tube or in bundles. For instance, the 3 pack bundle at Boots saves £6.50 compared to buying individually.
You can use the code CALM50 at Boots to get 50% off a single Oral B Gum Calm tube. Code is valid between 10 – 26 August 2020 & 21 October to 29 December 2020.
Boots offer an order & collect service for just £1.50, but it’s free for orders over £20. There’s also standard home delivery at £3.50, which is free when you spend over £30.
If you’re not in the UK or are looking for something a little different, the rest of the Oral B range is widely available, and a few other versions have specific gum health benefits.
A Kind But Effective Touch For Teeth & Gums
I’ve got to admit, I really do like this one so I’ll be continuing to use it for the foreseeable future. It’s very fresh and I love that super clean feeling after use. Teeth feel less sensitive, gums feel cooled and soothed, and I know it’s working its magic to help keep my whole mouth as healthy as possible.
Do you suffer with sensitive teeth or gum issues? Is this something you’d want to try?
[ This product was gifted by the SuperSavvyMe project in return for an honest review, which I’ve provided here ]