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Colgate Sensitive PRO-Relief Toothpaste Range Review – All 3 Tested!

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Colgate’s Sensitive PRO-Relief range of toothpaste is very popular with Australians.

Well known and trusted, they are a go-to by many.

We review 3 top-performing toothpastes by Colgate which have solid benefits in their respective category.

Our reviewer Ebony will be testing and reviewing this toothpaste range designed for people with sensitive teeth.

Let’s get to her reviews!

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening Toothpaste Review

The Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening toothpaste by Colgate is a whitening toothpaste for sensitive teeth, that provides you with instant and lasting relief from sensitive tooth pain.

Yes, a toothpaste that stops you from being in pain while at the same time removing stains, restoring your teeth back to their natural whiteness. Is this possible?

Let’s try it!

Our Verdict

8/10

  • Packaging and Design
  • Usability
  • Relief from Tooth Pain
  • Whitening

Pros

  • You can use it in more than one way – like normal toothpaste, using a gentle toothbrush. Or, with your fingertip.
  • Its’ exclusive Pro-Argin formula does have the technology to both instantly soothe and over time build-up lasting protection.
  • It’s lightly abrasive, so gently yet effectively removes surface stains on your teeth, without stripping your teeth of their enamel.
  • • Sensitivity was not an issue with this toothpaste.
  • It has a nice minty flavour.

Cons

  • Not all members of the family can use it – advice for children aged 12 or less are in the “Directions” below.
  • It will only remove teeth's surface stains.
  • Its screw top is harder to close than flip top lids used on other toothpastes. Also, unless you clean it meticulously after every brush, it can get full of toothpaste after only a few uses.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions
    110g tube.
  • Notable Materials
    Calcium Carbonate, Sorbitol, Arginine, Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Carmellose Sodium, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Saccharin.
  • Manufacturing Country
    Brazil

Full Review

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening toothpaste has a lovely minty flavour, one that on the first use gives you an instant soothing feeling, clean teeth, and fresh breath.

But does it also whiten your teeth?

Well, to review this toothpaste, I followed my usual routine for reviewing whitening products to ensure accurate results.

Before brushing I eat breakfast, then gargle a full mouth of coffee, then rinse my mouth out with water.

All signs of foods or drinks that could potentially cause extrinsic staining to my teeth were removed.

No remnants of coffee, or whatever I’d had for breakfast were left on my teeth.

It is also much thicker and smoother than most toothpaste, so it did have a great whitening effect when used regularly.

First Impressions

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening toothpaste came in a simple tube, but one that was pleasing to the eye.

Easy to open, and a great size – at 110g, it can fit comfortably in your bathroom, as it won’t take up any unnecessary space.

The toothpaste had a nice flavour.

It was just the right amount of mint – not too strong, not too weak.

It had a super smooth feeling, so was not at all abrasive.

After brushing, I ran my tongue around my mouth and over all of my teeth, and I was really impressed.

They felt really clean, and my breath really refreshed.

My teeth and gums also had a feeling of numbness to them, so I do believe it was building a barrier against pain.

I also tried applying some with my fingertip to an area that I knew had caused me trouble in the past (I have had a root canal performed here, so this was once a highly sensitive area).

It did give me instant relief – it was like this area had been numbed.

This stayed in effect for about 2 hours afterwards, even while I ate and drank.

So, do I believe that it would provide both instant and lasting relief from those undergoing sensitive tooth pain?

Absolutely.

On the back of the packaging, Colgate has explained exactly how this formula works to do this.

There’s also a short YouTube video that talks about how the Pro-Argin technology in this toothpaste creates a seal against sensitivity.

Package and Design

By taking just one glance at the package this toothpaste comes in, you know it’s made by Colgate.

They have used a lovely, colourful package, and included a computerised image of a tooth, representing the amount of technology that went behind the creation of this formula.

The words that stand out on the front of the package are “Instant and lasting relief” and “Clinically proven”.

The package and tube contain a lot of information you need, including what it does, how to use the toothpaste, and who the toothpaste has been designed for.

The tube itself is hard to use.

The screw-top cap makes it easy to store, but also makes it hard to close.

So, if I didn’t remember to clean the lid every time I brushed my teeth, it would clog.

This took up a lot of time and felt like a potential waste of toothpaste.

Having said that, the toothpaste is really thick, so it sat firmly on my Doctor Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Antimicrobial toothbrush. None spilt the entire time I used it, so none was wasted in that manner.

Directions for Use

As I said, you can use this toothpaste in two different ways.

Both are pretty straightforward.

One provides you immediate relief from sensitive tooth pain.

You can just apply it to the tooth/teeth causing you pain with your fingertip, gently massaging these areas for up to 1 minute.

This can be done up to twice daily and will be a gentler way to go towards highly sensitive areas.

Another creates long-lasting relief from tooth pain.

Just put the toothpaste on a gentle toothbrush, and brush all sensitive areas of your teeth. You can do this twice daily, morning and night.

All dentists advise you to brush your teeth for 2 minutes every time.

Another, but very valuable instruction.

A reminder that sensitive teeth with persistent pain maybe your teeth’s way of letting you know you have an underlying problem that requires prompt dental care.

Directions are also given for children.

This toothpaste is not to be used by children under the age of 6, or by children aged between 7 to 12 unless advised by your Dentist or Doctor.

They also say not to swallow, but rinse with a small amount of water.

This is typical but useful advice. It was unexpectedly easy to almost forget this when I applied the toothpaste with my fingertip.

So, I was grateful this was on the tube.

Testing the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening Toothpaste

I have been using this toothpaste by Colgate for a little more than 2 weeks now.

All through that time, I have been pleased by the results I have been getting from it, and think that all in all, it’s a good toothpaste.

Below are some things I noted while I was doing this review.

Usage Timeline

  • Initial Usage
    Condition: Wonderful

    It comes in lovely bright packaging and a great size tube. 

    It was easy to open.

    The toothpaste has a really nice non-abrasive texture.

    I can see potential surface stains being immediately removed.

    The toothpaste delivers a really quick soothing feeling to the area being massaged with the fingertip.

    The toothpaste firmly holds its place on your toothbrush.

  • 2 Weeks of Use
    Condition: Wonderful

    The toothpaste is really thick, so you don’t need to use a lot of it. 

    I really like its’ taste.

    Regular use has definitely had more of a lasting impact – my teeth and gums are far less sensitive.

    My teeth always feel really clean after brushing and look a shade or two whiter, particularly where I had surface stains before.

    Long-lasting relief has really set in. 

    My teeth and gums are not at all sore.

Price and Value

You will notice this toothpaste has quite extensive price range.

This can be put down to the fact it is available at several different, large stores.

You may find it at your local supermarket, or your nearby pharmacy.

Your standard price range is between $5 to $10. But I have seen it on eBay for $25.81!

I went to Chemist Warehouse for mine and got it on sale for $4.99.

This is excellent value for money.

But, any of your large stores offering you a price between $5 to $10, I think, is still good value.

Because, although it may be a bit pricier than your average Colgate toothpaste, it has ingredients these don’t, and these ingredients will get you out of pain.

Also, when compared to other toothpastes for sensitive teeth, or even other whitening kinds of toothpaste, it’s less expensive.

Overall

It was great using Colgate’s Sensitive Pro-Relief Whitening toothpaste.

After using it, I found my mouth and teeth were really clean, whiter, and desensitised.

If looking for toothpaste to whiten and your teeth and provide relief from tooth pain, this could be the one.

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi Protection Toothpaste Review

The Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi-Protection toothpaste by Colgate thoroughly cleans your teeth, while providing you with relief from sensitive tooth pain.

Made by one of the best-known oral care companies in Australia, it has been clinically proven to provide both instantaneous and lasting relief from sensitivity, whilst also:

  • Fighting cavities.
  • Removing plaque.
  • Promoting gum health.
  • Strengthening enamel.
  • Removing surface stains, and
  • Freshening breath.

Can one toothpaste really do all of this?

Well, our reviewer Ebony is going to check it out and see!

Our Verdict

7.5/10

  • Packaging and Design
  • Usability
  • Relief from Sensitivity

Pros

  • It can be used in a few different ways – targeted to a single sensitive tooth, by being applied with your finger tip, or all teeth can be given long-lasting relief by brushing with a gentle toothbrush.
  • The Pro-relief formula does provide relief to sensitive teeth.
  • As the name suggests, it is a multi-purpose toothpaste, so it can assist you with several different problems you may be having with your teeth, gums, and breath, all at once.

Cons

  • It has a mint flavour, but it is very light. This is very different than other Colgate toothpastes, and may not suit your taste buds.
  • It is not ideal for all family members – it cannot be used by children under the age of 6, and only to be used by children aged 7-12 if advised by your Dentist or Doctor.
  • Its’ screw top lid makes it tricky to close and keep clean after you have used it only a few times.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions
    110g tube.
  • Notable Materials
    Calcium Carbonate, Sorbitol, Arginine, Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Carmellose Sodium, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Saccharin.
  • Manufacturing Country
    Brazil.

Full Review

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi-Protection toothpaste is very mild in flavour, but it does what it says – freshens your breath, relieves sensitivity, and promotes whiter and healthier teeth and gums.

In it, there are some ingredients that other toothpastes do not have.

Arginine is to be credited.

This is known to reduce tooth sensitivity when used twice a day on a regular basis.

So, used over time, it’s sure to help build a barrier against tooth pain.

First Impressions

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi-Protection toothpaste came in a plain and simple tube.

It is easy to open, with the top of the cap used to open the safety seal.

At 110g, it is an excellent size.

It can easily fit in your bathroom cabinet or on your bathroom bench, and will not take up any unnecessary space.

The mint flavour of the toothpaste is without a doubt subtle compared to many other toothpastes, but you can notice its’ mild taste.

Another thing that I noticed was that the toothpaste was super smooth.

It did not have the ‘gritty’ feeling that some other kinds of toothpaste have.

After brushing, I ran my tongue over my teeth and was left feeling really impressed with how clean they felt.

Like, as it suggested, it had helped remove some plaque that may have been lingering around on my teeth without me realising.

I also tried applying some to an area that I knew had been troublesome in the past.

I have had a root canal performed here, so this has been a very sensitive area for me before.

Instantly, it had a numbing effect on this area.

Timing how long this stayed in effect, I noticed the numbing sensation stayed around this area for more than 2 hours, even while I ate and drank both hot and cold foods and drinks.

So, I do believe it’s able to provide relief for those experiencing tooth pain.

Packaging and Design

A quick glance at the packaging for this toothpaste, and you can tell the brand is Colgate.

Along with their normal symbol, they have used lovely, shiny packaging, and a computerised image of a tooth to represent the amount of technology that has gone into creating this formula.

The packaging of the box contains a lot of information about how the toothpaste works, which is also explained in the YouTube video below.

Directions for Use

There are, as mentioned, two different ways you can use this toothpaste. Both are pretty simple.

The first will provide you with quick, instant relief from sensitive tooth pain.

You can simply target the teeth that are causing you pain.

Put a small bit of toothpaste on your fingertip, and gently massage these areas for up to 1 minute.

You can do this up to twice per day.

This will be a gentler way to approach these areas if your teeth are highly sensitive.

To create long-lasting relief from tooth pain, you can use this toothpaste twice a day, morning and night.

Apply it to a gentle toothbrush, and be sure that you brush all sensitive areas of your teeth.

All dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes every time.

Moving on, Colgate advises not to swallow, but rinse with a small amount of water.

This is common but helpful advice.

It was surprisingly easy to almost forget this after applying it with my finger.

After putting something in your mouth with your hand, the natural thing to do is swallow.

If this wasn’t on the tube I may have forgotten.

It also advises that children under the age of 6 should not use this toothpaste and that children aged between 7 to 12 should only use this if given approval from a dentist or Doctor.

Lastly, a very important bit of advice.

A reminder that sensitive teeth may be an indication you have an underlying problem requiring immediate care by a dentist if the pain continues to linger.

Testing the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi-Protection Toothpaste

I have been using this product by Colgate for just over 2 weeks now.

Throughout that time, I have found the experience enjoyable, and on the whole, I think that it is really good toothpaste.

Below are some notes that I took while I was undertaking this review.

Usage Timeline

  • Initial Usage
    Condition: Excellent

    It has lovely bright packaging and a great size tube that was easy to open and fits easily in my bathroom.

    The toothpaste has a really nice smooth texture to it.

    It has a really instantaneous relieving feeling when applied with the fingertip.

    The toothpaste stays in place really well on your toothbrush.

    After using it twice daily for 4 days, I can feel its long-lasting relief already start to take effect.

  • 2 Weeks of Use
    Condition: Excellent

    The long-lasting relief that was promised has arrived. My teeth and gums are constantly free from pain.

    It has always been very gentle on my teeth, tongue and gums.

    My teeth and gums are really clean all day long, and breath is always fresh.

    Teeth look a shade or two whiter.

    It has been a fantastic toothpaste overall – really different, but in a really good way.

Price and Value

You will notice that this toothpaste has a fairly wide price range, as it’s available at several different, large retail stores.

You may find it at your local supermarkets, such as Woolworths or Coles, or a retail store such as Big W, or a chemist.

A typical range is from $5 to $10.

But I have also seen a 2 pack being sold for as much as $33.72 on eBay!

The day that I purchased it, Chemist Warehouse had it on sale for $4.99 – this being $5 off of the RRP.

This is great value for money.

But many of your large retail stores will offer you a price that is somewhere between $5 to $10, which is, I believe, still good value.

As I said, you only need to apply a small amount.

Yes, this may be a little bit pricier than your average Colgate toothpaste, but if it gets you free from pain, it can be worth this price.

It is also one of the less expensive brands that offer toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Overall

I had a really great time reviewing the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Multi-Protection toothpaste – it was a great toothpaste.

After brushing my teeth, I found that my mouth and teeth felt super clean and never sore, and my breath was refreshed.

If you are on the hunt for a product to assist with sensitivity, cavities, gum health, strengthen enamel, whiten teeth, remove plaque and/or freshen breath, this could be a winner.

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Repair Toothpaste Review

The Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Repair toothpaste by Colgate remineralises your tooth enamel and makes your teeth more unsusceptible to repeated acid attacks while giving you both instant and long-lasting relief from sensitive tooth pain.

Can one toothpaste really work this well, and how?

Well, let’s pull it out of the box, put it on my teeth and see!

Our Verdict

8.3/10

  • Packaging and Design
  • Usability
  • Easing of Tooth Pain

Pros

  • You can use it in a few ways – the normal, being brush with a gentle toothbrush, or less common, being apply with your fingertip.
  • The PRO-Relief formula helps ease pain of sensitive teeth, while building a reparative layer, helping repair teeth that may be sensitive due to enamel erosion.

Cons

  • Its flavour could be a bit more minty.
  • It is not suitable every person in the family – for children, see “Directions for Use”.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions
    110g Tube.
  • Notable Materials
    Calcium Carbonate, Sorbitol, Arginine, Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Carmellose Sodium, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Saccharin.
  • Manufacturing Country
    Brazil.

Full Review

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Protection toothpaste has a flavour that is just minty – it could do with a hint more mint.

Otherwise, it is a good formula – one that relieves sensitivity, and remineralises tooth enamel, making your teeth more resistant to future acid attacks.

See, tooth pain can occur for various reasons.

One can be after eating sugar if you have damaged the enamel in your teeth, as this makes you more sensitive to the sugar in everyday foods and drinks.

So, brushing your teeth with this toothpaste that has been designed for sensitive teeth, to repair that enamel, is a great thing to do after eating or drinking sugary drinks or foods.

First Impressions

The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Repair toothpaste came in a simple but pretty tube.

Easy to open, it is also a great size – 110g can fit almost anywhere in your bathroom, without taking up unwanted space.

The mint flavour is noticeable, but I felt as though it needed a dash more mint.

But the toothpaste is ultra-smooth.

Once I brushed my teeth, I ran my tongue over them, checking their cleanliness, and was 100% satisfied.

I also tried the fingertip technique, massaging an area that I knew had been a problem for me a few years before.

I had a root canal here, so this had been highly sensitive in the past.

Straight away the area was desensitised.

I timed how long this stayed feeling this way, and it was over 2 hours, even while I carried on life, as usual, eating and drinking as normal.

I absolutely have confidence in this toothpastes ability to provide instant relief to those who have sensitive tooth pain.

The Package and Its Design

It’s quite easy to tell, even if you just catch a glimpse of the package, that the manufacturer is Colgate.

On the box is the Colgate symbol.

Added to this are lovely, shiny packaging, lovely colours, and a computerised image of a tooth, which illustrates the sheer amount of technology that went into this creation.

Words that also stick out to me on the front of the box are “Instant and lasting relief” and “Clinically proven”.

The box and tube contain a lot of useful information, including how the toothpaste works, how to use the toothpaste, and who can use the toothpaste.

The YouTube video below also explains how the formula in the toothpaste works on your teeth.

Using the tube itself is… involved.

Its’ screw-top cap makes it easy to put to the side.

But this same design makes it hard to close and clogs the lid.

I had to take time to clean after brushing my teeth to stop it from clogging.

This was a nuisance and felt like I was possibly missing and wasting toothpaste.

That being said, the toothpaste is really thick, so it sat firmly on the toothbrush I was using The Doctor Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Antimicrobial toothbrush.

None spilt over the edges, so I didn’t waste any that way.

Directions for Use

As I said above, you can choose one of two ways to use this toothpaste.

Both are fairly uncomplicated.

The first is simply putting the toothpaste on your fingertip, and applying it to the areas in pain, gently massaging these for up to 60 seconds.

This method can be done up to twice a day.

It will be a gentler way to approach highly sensitive areas and give you immediate relief from pain.

The second is to use the toothpaste like you would regular toothpaste.

Just apply it to a gentle toothbrush, and ensure you brush every sensitive area.

This method can be done twice per day – again as you would your normal toothpaste, morning and night. Dentists recommends you brush your teeth for 2 minutes every time.

This method creates a long-lasting relief from tooth pain when performed regularly.

This is also what will help to restore your enamel.

Next comes a very important bit of advice – reminding you that sensitive tooth pain not going away may be a ‘red flag’ you have an underlying dental issue that requires immediate professional care.

It goes on to advise that children under the age of 6 are not able to use this toothpaste.

And that children aged between 7 to 12 are only to use this toothpaste if they have been given the go-ahead from a dentist or Doctor.

Lastly, they say do not swallow, but to remember to rinse with a small amount of water.

This is common but really handy advice.

Testing the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Repair Toothpaste

I have been using this toothpaste by Colgate for a bit more than 2 weeks now.

Throughout this time, I have found the experience nice, and altogether, I think it’s a good toothpaste.

Here are some notes I took down while I was undergoing this review.

Usage Timeline

  • Initial Usage
    Condition: Delighted

    It has lovely bright packaging with helpful advice.

    The tube was easy to open, and is the perfect size – compact enough to fit anywhere in my bathroom.

    It has a lovely ultra-smooth texture.

    When applied with my fingertip, the toothpaste immediately relieves the area.

    The toothpaste stays firmly in place on my toothbrush.

    After using twice daily for 4 days, I can feel it’s long-lasting relief already start to take effect.

  • 2 Weeks of Use
    Condition: Great

    Lasting relief has appeared, my teeth and gums are not at all tender.

    It has been really light and soft on my teeth, tongue, and gums. 

    My mouth and breath feel fresh and clean all day.

    I have had issues with eczema and sensitive skin in the past, and this toothpaste isn’t triggering them.

    I can’t speak as to whether it’s repaired my enamel, but my teeth feel relieved and protected, so I’d assume my enamel is healthy.

    It's been a really nice toothpaste overall.

Price and Value

You will notice the price of this toothpaste varies quite a lot – mainly due to the fact it is sold at several different, large, stores.

You may find it on the shelves at a supermarket, including Woolworths or Coles, a pharmacy, or even online, like here on Amazon.

The usual range is between $5 to $10. But I have also seen it being sold for as much as $19.19 on eBay!

I went to Chemist Warehouse where I got a deal of $4.99 – this is $5 off the RRP.

This is really good value for money.

But you’ll find that the majority of your large retail stores will put forward a price somewhere between $5 to $10, which is, I consider, still good value.

Yes, it may cost a bit more than your average Colgate toothpaste, but if it can get you out of pain while preventing future pain by repairing your enamel, this price can be worthwhile.

Also, when compared to other brands that sell toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth, this is a lower price.

Overall

Colgate’s Sensitive Pro-Relief Enamel Protection toothpaste was great to use.

After using, I found I had fresh breath, super clean teeth, and my mouth wasn’t at all sensitive.

If you’re searching for a gentle toothpaste to relieve you of tooth pain while doing a great job cleaning your teeth, this is a great choice.

Conclusion

The Colgate PRO-Relief Toothpaste range is definitely something to consider if you have sensitive teeth.

Each product has its unique benefit and is formulated to help you deal with sensitivity in a comfortable way.

We hope you have found this in-depth review post beneficial and helpful.

What Colgate PRO-Relief Toothpaste would you choose?

Andrew Adams

By Andrew Adams

Created at December 03, 2021, Updated at March 04, 2022

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