Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste Review

Saturday, May 19, 2012

DISCLOSURE:  I received a full size package of Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste to try and review from and Arm & Hammer.  All opinions are my own.

Do you have issues with tooth sensitivity?    Do your teeth hurt from hot and cold food and drinks or acidic and sweet foods?  Arm & Hammer and Orajel bring you a new toothpaste that provides maximum relief without a prescription.  The toothpaste has a low abrasion formula that is 40% more gentle to exposed roots, compared to the leading Sensitive Toothpaste brand. Plus, it effectively removes plaque and surface stains without causing sensitivity. It’s the secret to eating without fear.

Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste provides:
  • Relief from painful tooth & nerve sensitivity
  • Low abrasion formula
  • Effective stain removal
  • Deep cleaning
  • Breath freshening
  • Fluoride cavity protection
It's available in three varieties:
  • ARM & HAMMER® Sensitive Whitening
  • ARM & HAMMER® Sensitive Freshening
  • ARM & HAMMER® Sensitive Multi-Protection
Prior to receiving the toothpaste, I had just gotten a temporary crown put in.  The tooth didn't actually hurt at all prior to the crown procedure, though it was kind of sensitive every now and then when I ate candy or drank something really cold.  But, after they put the temporary crown in, it hurt like crazy!  It may have been because the crown was only temporary and the bite wasn't exactly right, but it hurt to eat.  When the package for the Arm & Hammer Sensitive toothpaste came, I was hoping that it would provide some relief.  I was actually downing 800 mg Motrin to get through my day!

I've always avoided toothpastes with baking soda because I felt they weren't as smooth as other toothpastes.  They always seemed kind of gritty to me and didn't foam as much.  While this toothpaste does have baking soda in it, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I was told to use it regularly for two weeks before reviewing it.  The package indicated that "a decrease in sensitivity should occur within the first two weeks of regular brushing and improve with continued use."  Though there also was a warning not to use the product longer than 4 weeks unless recommended by a dentist or physician....

I used the toothpaste as indicated and actually did notice a decrease in sensitivity and pain, especially with the tooth that received the temporary crown.  Now, it may just be because I started getting used to having the crown there or that the soreness and inflammation from the procedure had subsided, but I'm sure the toothpaste helped some too.

Would you recommend it?
Yes, especially for those who suffer from any level of tooth sensitivity.  The toothpaste did seem to reduce my sensitivity to cold and sweets.  It didn't taste too bad, my teeth felt clean and a little whiter.  I would first, though, discuss the issue with your dentist.  Especially given the warning on the package not to use it for more than 4 weeks.  I don't know about you, but a tube of toothpaste usually lasts me more than a month.

How much does it cost?
A quick check on has it around $3.79 for a 4.5 oz tube.

Where can I buy it?
You can find it in all major drug stores, mass merchandisers, grocery stores and online retailers.  You can also visit for a free sample of Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste while supplies last.

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