If you can’t stand mint toothpaste, try children’s toothpaste. It comes in flavors like blueberry and bubblegum.
My brother always complained how much mint toothpaste hurt his mouth. I don’t know why we didn’t think of children’s toothpaste sooner. He loves it.
Children’s toothpaste is much less irritating. You remember the old Bill Cosby joke about brushing your teeth, then drinking orange juice? When I used mint toothpaste, I couldn’t drink water for 15 minutes or so. But with children’s toothpaste, I can brush my teeth, then immediately drink cold water. It’s scrubbing mint into my gums that made them so sensitive just after brushing.