I purchased this product for it's 'repair & protect' and 'whitening' claims. Thankfully, my sensitive tooth areas have faded and I no longer need this product, because I absolutely cannot and will not use it any longer. For weeks, if not months, my lips have been dry and peeling, and the skin surrounding my lips has been dry, red, and flaking. Thinking this condition was caused by dehydration, I've purchased countless creams and expensive chapsticks to rehydrate my skin and lips. I've started taking a multivitamin to eliminate the possibility of a vitamin deficiency. I've been embarrassed for weeks, trying my best to hide my lips, yet not affect them further with cover-up. As I was thinking about what change could I have possibly instated within the past few months that could have caused this reaction, I remembered I had recently switched from a competitor brand to Sensodyne. So I stopped using Sensodyne Repair & Protect Whitening over a week ago, and my lips have FINALLY returned to normal! I can't believe it! Never again will I use this product. After researching online, I've read claims about an allergy to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate being the common cause. However, my competitor brand toothpaste contains SLS, too, and does not have the same affect on my lips and skin. So, I haven't quite figured out what it is about this toothpaste that caused all of that irritation and suffering, but I do know I will never buy this product again, nor recommend it.
First Sensodyne product that my wife and I have had a problem with. It caused tongue swelling for both of us after 1 use.
READ THE REVIEWS!!! BUYER BEWARE!! I've been trying to figure out why my mouth is swollen and painful for weeks and realized it's this toothpaste. Swollen cheeks, sloughing skin, sores, iron taste at base of lips, chapped lips, dry mouth. Beware of this product!! I couldn't believe the reviews were stating exactly what I'm experiencing.
I used this product twice daily for about 3 days and noticed blisters on my bottom lip, on both cheeks near top teeth, canker sores, and bleeding and burning when I brushed due to this toothpaste.
I have been using Sensodyne products for almost a year. Randomally purchased the Repair and Protect Whitening version. After 2 weeks of daily use I noticed my lip was swollen and dry/peeling, gums were red and extra sensitive, teeth were sensitive, and my tongue felt swollen/cluster or canker sores underneath. Initially everything was fine but after 2 weeks it started to burn. The floor or my mouth and inside of my lip felt raw and tasted like iron. I was starting to get worried and looked up reviews to find similar stories. I will be tossing this toothpaste away. I don't believe it's the SLS because I used regular Crest and have been fine. There is something in this toothpaste that can cause sores/burning. DO NOT USE
I started using this product about 4 weeks ago after some minor sensitivity in my teeth. I was happy with the product until a couple days ago, when I got painful clusters of canker sores underneath my tongue. I wasn't sure what was causing it - as I had been using the product for a couple weeks no problem. But as I continued to use this toothpaste, the sores and irritation got worse. My tongue and cheeks swelled, the canker sores spread, my lips are super chapped and peeling to the point where they are bleeding. It's extremely painful to eat and to talk. It wasn't until today that I connected the dots and discovered reviews upon reviews of this product that have specified the same painful symptoms I've experienced - canker sores, swelling, chapped lips, etc. I've discontinued use and will never use this brand again. This may not be universal but be on the lookout if you do decide to use this.