Sunday, 18 January 2015

Review: Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection

An old adage states that you lose a tooth for every child, so in theory I should have three missing!  Thank goodness this isn't the case, but I do have moments where some of my teeth feel a little wobbly, especially towards the end of my pregnancies and during the early days of breastfeeding a newborn.  It does worry me and I know I'm not the only one who experiences this.  The hormonal ups and downs combined with higher acid levels in your saliva and a greater flow of blood through the body can play havoc with gums, teeth and the bones that hold your teeth in place.  Hence that cheerful adage I suppose!

So when the team at Oral-B asked me to try out their Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection toothpaste, I was keen to give it a go.  Despite my oral health concerns, I don't always have time to follow some complicated regime and, to be honest, sometimes just finding the time to brush my teeth can be a struggle!  So a product which promises all round cleaning and the chance to upgrade your oral care routine to a pro standard sounds perfect to me.

The main benefits of Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste are:
  • leaves noticeably cleaner teeth for a 'dentist-clean feeling';
  • makes a difference to maintaining good oral health;
  • tackles the eight areas that dentists check most: cavities, gums, plaque, whitening, sensitivity, enamel erosion, tartar and fresh breath.

Fantastic claims and an attractive, clinical looking packaging style makes sure you trust those claims sraightaway.  Apparently it is also the world’s first and only toothpaste combining the Stannous Fluoride Complex and Polyphosphate® System to deliver unique, comprehensive protection for your teeth.  You can read more about the toothpaste and its trials and benefits here.

But what did I think of it?  My first impression was definitely to agree with the dentist clean feeling, although the slightly burning, tingly feel of the paste was a little off-putting.  I did like the background cinnamon flavour though, which may not be for everyone, although both Steve and I liked it.  It reminded me of the flavour of those red disclosing tablets they used to give you at the dentist.  Chew one and it will show up where you haven't cleaned your teeth properly.  Hopefully with that dentist's chair flavour to the toothpaste it will make sure we all brush properly!  I must say though that, after a few days of use, that flavour isn't as obvious as it was.

Of course I can't quantify how effective the paste has been, but my teeth and mouth definitely feel cleaner, fresher and healthier.  I do experience occasional sensitivity though, and this does seem to have improved since using Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection toothpaste.  There is no current wobbliness, and I'm hoping continued use of the paste into my next pregnancy will prevent it's return, or at least lessen it.  I'll let you know!

Oral B Pro-Expert toothpaste is widely available, priced around £2.50 for 75ml.

We are members of the Mumsnet Blogger Network and received an Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection Toothpaste and an Oral-B Pro 600 Cross Action toothbrush in exchange for an honest review.

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