I don't know why, but whenever I use "regular" toothpaste, my teeth decide to go all sensitive on me. Whitening toothpastes are especially horrible for causing this, but I am talking about the regular toothpaste doing this!
I thought that maybe this was normal and just one of those things I had to accept, and bought into buying the Sensitive Toothpaste. (which at one point definitely came back to bite me)
When I was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies (13+), I was told by my allergist to avoid all of my allergens and their botanical families. Sheesh, was that a hard thing to do! This knocked out every toothpaste that I could buy at any local store (not to mention other run-of-the-mill personal care products). They all contained corn, soy, and/or coconut(sodium lauryl sulfate, anyone?).
So, I was down to using baking soda and salt. And guess what? My sensitive teeth miraculously became not-sensitive! And without the use of Sensitive Teeth toothpaste!
I have no explanation as to how or why, but that is what happened to me. I'm open to any ideas.
Now that I am doing better food-wise, I can use pretty much any toothpaste. But, I still get the sensitive-teeth issue if I use regular(or natural, for that matter) toothpaste on a regular basis.
Enter Uncle Harry's All-Natural Tooth Powder.
I picked this up at Lehman's last spring on a whim. (love that place!) And I have been using it ever since.
I like it because:
1. It cleans much better than any paste that I have used.
2. My teeth aren't sensitive when I am using this on a regular basis
3. It doesn't contain tons of chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients.
4. As far as I can figure, it does NOT contain Gluten, Corn, or Soy.
5. It is Made in the USA (check your toothpaste label--it might not be!)
So, there it is, folks. Now you know what I am currently using on my teeth, and why! :-D