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Spring has finally sprung here in Michigan. I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to see the sun shine for longer than an hour. So while many are plotting their strategies for their gardens and starting to make summer plans, I’m dusting off the blenders and getting back in to the grove of smoothie creation. One thing I am not thrilled about is the sensitive tooth pain I have been battling for quite a few years.
Anything too cold makes my teeth and gums feel like a million tiny pin pricks. Last year I had some dental work done and I now I am the proud owner of a shiny silver cap. Ohhhh pretty. Well, the metal also adds to the sensitivity. Boo. I have tried a few sensitive teeth products and none of them really provided me with the type of relief I was really hoping for.
Then the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen fell in my lap. Ok. I was at Kroger and spotted it in the toothpaste aisle when I was grabbing my usual. So, it fell into my cart. This little gem provides sensitivity relief 24/7 and hits right on the source of the pain. I could not wait to get home and give it a try.
So how is this different from sensitive toothpaste? Well, most sensitive toothpaste basically numb the pain. With this new sensitive toothbrush and relief pen by Colgate you are getting technology used by dental professionals right in the privacy of your own home. You use the toothbrush with your own toothpaste and then you’ll use the pen to shield the exposed nerve and create a seal again sensitivity problem. Basically, you’re getting to the root of the problem. (you see what I did there lol?)
The Actis Enamel Pen blocks sensitivity at the source of pain. Simply: Brush, Apply, Go.
For best results you use this twice daily and it can take up to three days to feel results. Use until your pen is empty and then use as directed for maintenance.
So, how did I feel after my first three days?
Like I could slurp down this Mocha Coffee Granitia without any pain. None. Zero. Zip. Two big thumbs up.
I was a happy sipper this morning.
Now I can spend less time worrying about my sensitive teeth and more time sipping smoothies to test for my recipe book that needs finished ASAP!
For this recipe I started with frozen cubes of coffee. When I have some leftover in the pot I will freeze them in the ice-cube trays and then pop them into a plastic bag until I am ready to use them. Since the weather has been nicer, I have been using them, so no need to store in the plastic bag since I have been going through them so quickly!
- 1 cup milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 6 frozen coffee cubes
- Note: If you have leftover coffee its perfect to keep stored in an ice cube tray. Otherwise you'll need to brew and freeze prior to making this recipe.
- OR: You can reduce the milk by 1/2 and add 1/2 cup coffee and 6 ice cubes.
- Add all of the ingredients in the blender.
- Pulse blend until ice is chopped.
- Serve immediately.
Thanks to the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen I can get on with my smoothie creations and not worry about the cold factor. The relief is amazing and long-lasting.
Bye-bye annoying sensitive teeth. Hello super strength foodie teeth.
Here’s some more awesome information about this radtastic duo:
- Targeted, on-the-spot sensitivity relief within the brushing routine is provided by breakthrough Pro-Argin™ technology.
- Sensitivity relief 24/7 with continued use.
- Over time (with continued usage) the formula builds a barrier so teeth are less prone to sensitivity.
- The toothbrush portion of the Enamel Toothbrush + Sensitivity Pen is designed with ultra soft bristles, ideally designed to care for sensitive teeth.
The Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen is available at Kroger (and Kroger banner stores – Fred Meyer, Foods Co., Ralph’s, Fry’s, Smith’s, QFC, King Soopers/City Market, Dillon and Jay C) and many stores are offering digital coupons for the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen. Check your grocers and the Colgate website for more details.
Do you have sensitive teeth; how do you battle it?
Lisa L says
I have sensitive gums and teeth. I have a lot of plaque and gingivitis due to multiple medical issues and medications. i go to the dentist every 3 months for debridement and cleaning. I use Sensodyne toothpaste for the sensitivity.
That looks so good! I could really use one of those right about now! Thanks for sharing this toothpaste as well. I have terribly sensitive teeth.
My daughter has been complaining about how sensitive her teeth are. She should try this.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Sensitive teeth are the worst! Thanks for sharing Colgate Sensitive Enamel!
Melissa Pezza says
Colgate sensitive sounds great! Tooth sensitivity is AWFUL! Unless you eat something luke warm, EVERYTHING hurts!
Amanda O. says
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of e “granita”, but it looks delish! I recognize the cup too – I have the same one!
Liz Mays says
My teeth get sensitive from time to time too. It’s so nice to have a toothpaste that can remedy this!
Sometimes, I have pain if something really cold hits the back of my front teeth just right. I think using this pen could help with that!
Thay looks so amazing! My teeth are absolutely the worst for sensitivity! It’s awful especially with cold things I can sometimes end up in tears!
Jennifer @ The Foodie Patootie says
I’ve never thought to freeze coffee, what a great idea! Also, I’m with you on the sensitive teeth. I use Sensodyne, but would definitely try Colgate.
You may think I am crazy, but I have found when I eat too many carbs and it throws my digestion off that I have more sensitive teeth.
Marcie W. says
I really like the idea of freezing coffee into cubes for treats. Perhaps I will do that this summer along with taking some tooth sensitivity precautions.
Catherine S says
I glad you found something that helped. I will have to pick this up for my husband. He always complains when he eats something cold.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Tooth sensitivity is definitely a pain in the rear! Glad you found something that is working for you!
I have this toothbrush, and love how well the gel works! I can eat my favorite ice cream now without worrying about gum pain afterwards!
Evelyn @ My Turn for us says
I just have to try this awesome mocha granita! And second I do have sensitive teeth so I need to check into this first!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
I have such sensitive teeth, I need to try this new toothbrush! I would love to have a frozen coffee!
I hope you do. I can notice quite a big difference. Well worth the price.
Sensitive teeth are an issue for me sometimes so I’ll look into this. Sealing the nerve would really help end the pain. I will definitely try this mocha granita recipe, it looks DELICIOUS!
My daughter is trying some new sensitive toothpaste. She suffers from sensitivity and hates it when it comes time to drink something cold or hot.
Having a family of people with sensitive teeth, this toothpaste sounds like a lifesaver. I’ll have to check it out!
Debbie Denny says
Sounds great. Happy it worked for you
i don’t suffer from tooth sensitivity, but I can only imagine the disappointment of missing out on such yummy treats. Thankfully, there is relief!
I have sensitive teeth. Your coffee shake looks yummy!!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
This sounds tasty! I love mocha drinks.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This would be great for my daughter to try. Her teeth have been sensitive since her braces come off.
This post was doubly informative. Not only did it give me an idea for what to use the next time I have a sensitive tooth (which does happen now and again), it gave me an awesome granita recipe! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try both of them!
Debbie L. says
Thanks for the recipe. It looks so refreshing and delicious.
Jocelyn McGaffic says
I am in dire need of a trip to the dentist, I am so behind on preventive care. I also love freezing left over coffee for use in blended drinks!
I’ve just recently started to develop a sensitive tooth, even to drinking cold water! It’s driving me crazy. I will have to see if I can find this.
You had me at Mocha! I love a good Mocha. And it’s nice to see another Michigander blogger! What part of MI are you from?
I am right in the middle of Saginaw and Flint, Shelly. Actually, to be more precise, I am about a block from Bronners. We might be moving to Bay City soon to be closer to the hospital where my husband works.
It he smoothie sounds Delish and I love the use for leftover coffee! I’m a big fan of Colgate Sensitive toothpaste so, I’ll have to keep my eye out for this set!
I have really sensitive teeth. I need to check this out! Summer is close and it’s time for cold treats!
Carly Brydon says
I’m so glad this toothpaste worked out for you! I deal with sensitive teeth sometimes so I think I need to try it out.
Does that ever look like a great summer drink! Makes me want one now.
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
My teeth are ok, but I have some friends who suffer from crazy tooth sensitivity. I’ll let them know about this, I can’t imagine it is much fun to suffer through!
I’m so happy that you can enjoy cold treats now thanks to Colgate! #client
Shirley Wood says
I freeze coffee cubes too! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe at Merry Monday, I’ll be making it soon. We’re due new toothbrushes, will check these out.