Gum Irritation and Sensitive Teeth from Whitestrips

Gum Irritation and Sensitive Teeth from Whitestrips

What should I do if Whitestrips irritate my gums or cause my teeth to be sensitive?

As with any teeth whitening system that contains peroxide, teeth/gum sensitivity may temporarily develop when using  Crest 3D White Whitestrips. Some people may experience tooth sensitivity or gum discomfort when using this or other whitening products. If significant tooth sensitivity or gum discomfort develops, try using the strips every other day. If the problem persists, discontinue use.

Using a teeth whitening system on teeth that are already sensitive may increase the level of discomfort that you normally experience. If you have sensitivity concerns, we recommend you try  Crest 3D White Whitestrips Sensitive + LED Light for teeth sensitive to whitening.

Other factors that may contribute to discomfort are:

  1. brushing too hard and or more than twice a day
  2. using a hard to medium bristled toothbrush after whitening your teeth.

We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush, or an electric toothbrush with a sensitivity brush head such as Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care to gently brush your teeth. Brushing with a mild toothpaste like Crest Gum and Sensitivity Gentle Whitening  may help with some of the irritation by treating sensitivity pain at the source while ensuring you maintain your whitening results.


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