• Crest Sensi-Stop Makes Dentist Appointments Fun (OK, Fine, Bearable)

    Posted on September 17, 2014 by Stephens Family Daycare in Crib Notes, Products.

    I participated in a sponsored campaign on behalf of SheSpeaks for Crest. I received samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

    My post-partum body is insane. And not insane in the good, “Shaun T Insanity” kind of way – more like insane in the “I got hit by a truck” kind of way. Having been down this road before, I thought I knew what to expect. The pooch, dark skin patches, hair falling out… but sensitive teeth? How on earth did I get sensitive teeth from having a baby? Is no part of my body off limits? Part of me wonders if the tooth sensitivity is related to the general lack of hygiene that comes along with having a newborn, a toddler and no free time (i.e. the other day when I dared to shower while both kids were awake my husband asked, “what do you think this is, the Four Seasons?”). But then I did some deep, scientific Google research and saw that teeth sensitivity seems to be a relatively common post-partum issue.

    dentinal hypersensitivity

    Dentinal hypersensitivity = fancy medical term for tooth sensitivity.

    In my extensive Google findings, I learned a little bit more about the various causes of tooth sensitivity including the obvious causes such as tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis, as well as routine dental procedures. Then I remembered the excruciating sensitivity I experienced when I whitened my teeth for my wedding. And I also uncovered some less obvious behavioral causes such as:
    – Grinding one’s teeth
    – Using mouthwash over a long period of time
    – Consuming acidic foods
    So basically, everything I do is causing me to have sensitive teeth. Mystery solved!

    I have used sensitive toothpastes in the past and never really felt like they did a good job of cleaning my teeth. It’s as if in order for your teeth to feel really clean, you must feel some sort of pain. Otherwise, why would anyone go to the dentist? No pain, no gain my friends. But imagine you could get rid of that pain altogether with, say, a magical strip that works in just minutes. Wouldn’t that be nice? Enter Crest Sensi-Stop Strips, now available at Walmart. Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are easy to use, like teeth whitening strips, and offer up to one month of relief from tooth sensitivity. Simply apply the gel side of the strip to the problem areas and wear for 10 minutes and voilá! You can be consuming hot coffee and ice cream in 30 minutes without batting an eye (or shedding a tear).

    Crest sensi-stop strips

    My first impression of the Crest Sensi-Stop Strips is that they are perfect for busy parents, like myself. I was able to put a strip on my teeth while putting the kids to bed and almost forgot to take it off. Today I was a little less afraid to drink my morning coffee, and rightfully so because the Sensi-Stop Strips provide immediate relief. I will be back in a month to report on the longevity of this relief and how the treatment worked out for me. Stay tuned!

    Crest Sensi-Stop Strips

    Those are not my double chins, I swear.

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11 Responses so far.

  1. Maggie says:

    These sound great! Thanks for the review!

  2. Kylie Worthington says:

    I also have sensitive teeth – looks great.

  3. Great information! And seems that the product really works!

  4. Eliza Ferree says:

    I had no idea about those last two and we are definitely doing them. Really mouthwash? Wow. I will definitely have to try these out, thanks for letting us know.

  5. I had no idea that Crest sold this product! I’ll have to venture to my local walmart to see if they carry this 🙂 Thank you!

  6. I have very sensitive teeth and this will be so good for me. Besides I am a huge coffee drinker..

  7. That is so interesting about the connection between new Moms and sensitive teeth. lol @ “Shaun T Insanity” kind of way.

  8. I use sensodyne for sensitive teeth but if Crest is cheaper, I want to try. thank you for sharing

  9. I have very sensitive teeth, I’m going to have to check these out! (and I think we should just go ahead and blame the shadow in your picture for creating what appears to be a double chin) 😉

  10. rmanea says:

    i did not know these existed.. i have very sensitive teeth.. i am going to try this out..

  11. Masshole Mommy says:

    I have very sensitive teeth, so I would love to try these.

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