Saturday, November 17, 2007

Biotene Sensitive Toothpaste

Jeffrey has been using sensitive toothpaste for a while now. So, when I received a sample in the mail, I knew just what to do with it. It was a sample of Biotene Sensitive, toothpaste for sensitive teeth, cavity protection, and dry mouth protection. I handed it to Jeffrey, and he agreed to give it a try and let me know what he thought.

He's been using the toothpaste for about a week now, and overall he likes it. He hasn't had problems with tooth pain. Unlike other sensitive toothpaste brands, Biotene works to resolve the problem rather than just mask it. Biotene combines potassium nitrate, the most effective active ingredient for protection against tooth sensitivity with their exclusive Enzyme LP3 Complex™ for the soothing treatment of dry mouth. Dry mouth is known to cause irritations and infections in the mouth. I never thought of it that way before, but there are times I tell Jeffrey that his breath isn't exactly pleasant and that I think he needs to drink more water. After he had been using Biotene for a few days, we realized that I hadn't told him that for a few days! Maybe it was a certain degree of dry mouth that not only caused the breath issues, but also contributed to his tooth sensitivity.

Biotene has a pleasant flavor, sweetened by Xylitol. I tried it myself a couple of times just to see, and it tastes kind of like bubble gum. I like minty toothpastes, because I have the idea that they freshen breath better. That's probably not true and just what the toothpaste makers want me to think, but a non-minty flavor is exactly what Jeffrey needs in a toothpaste. Mint causes him problems with his heartburn, and non-minty toothpastes are really hard to find. So the Biotene flavor is a real bonus.

The one thing he really doesn't like about the Biotene is the way that it doesn't really foam up when it's used. The low foaming formula will take some getting used to.


  1. How come I can never see the far side of your blog? It never lets me scroll over to the side.

  2. What side? You shouldn't need to scroll over to any side. There is just the left sidebar and the main content.

    Can you do a screenshot and email it to me so I can see what you are looking at?

    What browser are you using


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