Sensitive teeth are not fun! Do you have sensitive teeth? Ever eat something cold and get that sharp pain deep in your tooth or something too warm and the whole tooth aches? I do! My teeth are sensitive not only to cold, but to movement and pressure. They are so sensitive to pressure, I get migraines if I don’t avoid certain triggers.
For the most part, changing my lifestyle has helped manage the pain: drinking from a straw, modifying the way I eat cold foods, and wearing a night guard are the main ones. However, there are times when I will fall asleep without my night guard and wake up with a sharp pain in my front tooth from grinding in my sleep. Once that starts, the pain moves up through the nerves to my head leading into a migraine. I could show the exact, painful trail it takes, too. At that point, all I can do is try some medication, put my night guard in and wait it out. Not only is this painful, but super inconvenient when you have a life to live.
Over the years, I have tried multiple ways to reduce my tooth sensitivity instead of just avoiding it. With the exception of a skin graft from the roof of my mouth to cover the exposed roots of my bottom front teeth, nothing had a significant impact. In fact, nothing has really worked at all. So when Crest asked if I would try their new Crest Sensi-Stop! Strips on camera, I welcomed the idea that help may be out there.
“ Introducing Crest Sensi-Stop Strips – Crest’s biggest innovation ever in sensitivity relief.”
The day of my interview, the first thing I was surprised at was the number of local people who showed up for the product trial. I thought I was one of a few who lives with tooth sensitivity. Turns out, tooth sensitivity is a very common problem. More than half of all adults are living with it. When it was my turn, they asked me to explain my struggles with tooth sensitivity and triggers. Super cold, ice water is probably the number one trigger for my “cold tooth” pain. So, guess what they had me try…..yep! A super cold glass of ice water. I was not excited and after one sip, felt the tooth pain I was all too familiar with.
It was time to try the strips. The strips were smaller and easier to deal with than I anticipated. The small strip peeled right off of the foil with out a mess. I couldn’t believe the little bit of gel on it was going to do much of anything. I was told to press the strip along the gum line with half of the strip on the gum and half on the tooth. I easily applied the strip and waited the 10 minutes. As I waited, I didn’t feel much of anything. Every now and then I would feel a bit of a tingle, but if I hadn’t been focused on it, I doubt I would have even noticed. When time was up, the strips slid right off. There was so little gel, that if it had a taste, I didn’t taste anything.
Now it was time for the big test. There sat the glass of ice water and they weren’t offering me a straw! I took a drink fully expecting to feel the usual, sharp pain in my front teeth, but I felt nothing. Literally- nothing uncomfortable! It was a bizarre feeling and not one I was used to. It was kind of like watching a nurse give you a huge shot and not feeling anything except the touch of her hand. I was amazed! How could these little strips work so well (read the full information booklet here)? According to Crest, “ Crest Sensi-Stop Strips use the same ingredient as some professional treatments to seal dentinal tubules. Dentinal tubules are small passage ways that lead directly to nerve endings, and they can become exposed due to factors such as gum recession.” -Crest Sensi-Strips Fact Sheet provided by P&G
Although the interview is over, the testing continues. Crest claims the effect of the strips will last up to 30 days. That seems like a really long time for only having worn them 10 minutes. However, after actually trying and experiencing how well the strips work, it really wouldn’t surprise me. Inducing a migraine from teeth movement was not a desirable option to test the strips. I am anxious to see how well they work on that form of tooth sensitivity as well. I plan to have strips on hand the next time one starts to creep up. I’ll keep you posted.
So where can you buy these “miracle strips”??? Well, you can’t…yet. Crest Sensi-Stop! Won’t be on store shelves until September. I have a secret though: If you click over to www.Crest.com, you can pre-order them right now! Order them now and be one of the first to try them and see the magic for yourself. Here’s to a “nonsensitive tooth” future!
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