This page is devoted to information about obtaining soft toothbrushes such as Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive and Biotene Supersoft brushes. They are very gentle on one's teeth can be very hard to find. You can email me if you have specific information (remove the word 'SPAMBLOCKER' from the address). Please include the word 'Sensodyne' in the subject line.
2009 Feb 17: Manpreet Khangura of Canada Pharmacy told me about two links:
Search for Glaxosmithkline Sensodyne toothbrushes.Sensodyne brushes are made by Block Drug but unfortunately unless you are professional you still can't order from them online.
In January 2001 Block was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc, but one can still buy from them. There is still no online method. Basically their web pages are useless.
Here is how to order:
The Drug StoreSomeone told me today (2002 July 30) that they moved and so have a new address:
P.O. Box 110-B
Bridgewater, VA 22841
phone: 1 800-538-6684
The Drug StoreI have not confirmed this information yet.
P. O. Box 828
Onley, VA 23418
In April 1999
I ordered by phone:
12 Sensodyne Gentle Adult Compact (item number SGC)
for $24.00. Shipping was $2 for a total of $26.
On 2002 January 8 I called them up. They still had my previous information, but the price has dropped! The brushes now cost $1.75 each and shipping and handling was $4.50. I ordered 24 brushes for a total of $46.50.
2002 April 25. www.chemist.co.nz provides Sensodyne brushes that you can order on line, but they are in New Zealand and the price and shipping costs are very high. (Search for 'sensodyne' on their site.)
2003 Feb 24. A few weeks ago I learned from my dentist that these brushes are being discontinued! They showed me a brush but it turns out to be a kids brush. One person wrote that it is supposed to be angled but just as soft. PHOOY! I'm sure if you care about this page at all you just want a simple soft brush, not some expensive fancy one.
2003 Apr 6: On 2003 March 25 I received the following email report about the new brushes:
Well, it has been a few weeks of using the new 'gentle' Sensodyne. Sorry to say, if someone needs a truly soft bristled brush like the old Sensodyne, this one isn't it. It is built more like the newer styled brushes, smaller head, fewer number of bristles, bristle rows alternate between higher and lower bristles and an angled handle. It is better than a 'Soft' Oral-B, but only a little better. My preferences may not conincide with everyone else in this market, so my criticism may appear somewhat nit-picky. I will still be on the hunt for stashes of the old brushes, or try to find a manufacturer filling the true gentle brush niche. I will be using this one (actually had to buy 4 brushes from The Drug Store as a minimum) in the meantime, as the brush is better than I can buy off the shelf in my area. Again, thanks for posting the Sensodyne/Drug Store info. I wouldn't have found out the Sensodyne story without it.
river999 at comcast dot net
2003 Apr 20: My dentist gave me a brush that fits Mark's description. "Sensodyne Toothbrushes"
2003 May 6: Karen of Dublin, GA reports that Sensodyne no longer makes the Gentle toothbrush and The Drug Store had none in its warehouse stock. According to their representative, The Drug Store is closing because Sensodyne was their biggest selling item. Apparently the new Drug Store on the internet is an entirely different outfit.
2003 May 6: POSSIBLE GOOD NEWS A person with teeth in New Jersey writes: "I just bought a new toothbrush from Colgate--supersoft bristles, compact head. It is as soft as a Sensodyne toothbrush, and I am thrilled! I bought the toothbrush at Harmon Drugs, which is a chain located in New Jersey. I haven't seen it yet in my local supermarket." It is Colgate Sensitive www.colgate.com. Searches on that web site will give you useless template pages. Here is how to find it:
|Colgate Sensitive (a direct but possibly unstable url) OR look on the Colgate Professional website www.colgateprofessional.com under Products, then Search by Product, then select Colgate Sensitive toothbrush (link).|
2003 May 6: MORE GOOD NEWS Karen found the Biotene Supersoft brush. A google search for Biotene Supersoft brush turned up that people in radiation care use them and that "They can be obtained through most pharmacies and are over-the-counter. The manufacturer of these products is Laclede , 15011 Staff Court, Gardena, CA 90248, 1-800-922-5856." The google search showed that they are available
2003 Aug 10:
still exists and still sells
BUT they say:
Ordering is for dental professionals only!and at http://www.dental-professional.com/terms_conditions.asp
Orders will only be shipped to dental practices.
Orders - ToothbrushesI don't understand why they do this stupidity! It only prevents people from getting the brush! The current price, which may as well be infinite for those of us who want it, is:
* Minimum Order: 6 dozen Toothbrushes
* Scheduled shipment option available
* Quantity desired in shipment can be specified
* Minimum 6 dozen Toothbrushes per scheduled shipment
* No minimum order fee
Sensodyne(r) Professional(r) Toothbrush $14.25/1 dozFolks who are interested in changing this policy can write to them at: http://www.dental-professional.com/contactus.asp
2003 Sep 30:
On Thursday, Sep 25, 2003, at 12:37 US/Eastern, Bill Treadwell wrote: Hello Tom, Butler G-U-M has soft toothbrushes. They are named Sensitive Full Head & Sensitive Compact head. The Sensitive brushes are softer than the regular Butler Soft brushes. I highly recommend these brushes. Below is the link to their home page and the link to the page where you can access the Soft and Sensitive brushes. I hope you find this to be useful information. Please feel free to give me your opinion. https://commerce.jbutler.com/ https://commerce.jbutler.com/consumer_products.asp?nCategory_ID=1&nGroup_ID=124&vSpecial_URL=search%5Fresults%2Easp%3FnProduct%5Fline%3D1%26nPage%5Fsize%3D10%26nResult%5FEnd%3D3%26Begin%5FIndex%3D1 Bill Treadwell Fairfield, MaineThanks Bill!
2003 Oct 1:
Greeting from a fellow American with teeth:)
I have tried all those links.. The Block drug number is disconnected.. I did try to send a snail mail to the second address and will see where that gets me. I called the Bioten 800 number and found that they do not sell to consumers... The Colgate brush is not sold here. So I am at a loss and I was really hoping you would help out.. But thanks anyway. S.O.p>
2003 Oct 25:
We have some friends who live in The Netherlands. She found me some Sensodyne toothbrushes. Maybe they are sold in different countries. I dont know but this one they sent me is great..
2004 Jan 7:
Cheryl Calverley (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
I am writing from Winnipeg, Canada in regards to your brush situation. We have a chain called Shoppers' Drug Mart where I discovered Sensodyne toothbrushes yesterday. I have been on the hunt for them and came across your info in the summer - I bought one, it works like the other one I have and it was $4.99 CDN dollars. They had various bristle types as well - I thought I should pass on the info - if people want them, I will gladly send them on to them. Isn't it crazy what people find others interested in???
Hello, Thank you for your interest in the Shoppers Drug Mart web site. We currently, do not offer online, phone or mail order shopping to the United States or throughout Canada. Your comments and concerns are very important to us and have been forwarded to our Marketing department for future consideration. Regards, Angela Shoppers Drug Mart Customer ServiceSo Cheryl might send you some, but if you contact Shoper's Drug Mart, they might change their minds.