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Is it safe to use teeth whitening strips while pregnant

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Best to follow the: Manufacturers recommendations for optimal results and least side effects. Overnight ones usually require custom trays and a lower concentration gel a... Read More
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 34 years experience
No: I would not recommend it. The strips could move and you have no control over that. For that reason i would want you awake for the bleaching.
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Huanswered
24 years experience
Not a good idea: Not a good idea, may have gingival (gum) irritation to abundant sensitivity.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can expect them to be less effective as time goes on. For the best results use fresh ones.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: The active ingredient will degrade or weaken over time and it will not be as powerful. Look at the expiration label on the box. They will. To work w... Read More
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Crest: Crest professional strips are the ones work best from the over the counter , but the trays that are made by your dentist use a gel that is three times... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
Any of them.: The whitening strips are all pretty much the same, so it really doesn't matter which you use. I would caution you that the strips are known for causin... Read More
Dr. Arman Dayan
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
All are good: If your tooth shade responds to whitening strips, they all will work the same. Try and see!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Not really: Whitening strips can increase the sensitivity of teeth. If you have teeth pain for more than a few hour after using the strips, then you should stop.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Whitening strips: Tooth whitening strips are the best method of the three you have indicated for teeth whitening. They are impregnated with a chemical specifically for ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes, if..: Yes, if used as directed! good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Whitening strips...: The main negatives to whitening strips include: -teeth senstivity -gum irritation -possibility of white spots -possibility of uneven teeth whiteni... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Define good...: Lots of whitening products can work. Compared to a professional options, "over-the-counter" products are weaker and have fewer options (time required ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Which ones ?: You did not say. Most will work to some extent. Depends on the amount of staining you have.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barnet Baron
54 years experience
Do not use: Bleaching solutins and strips may increase the sesitivity of your teeth. You should solve your sesitivity issue before using any commercial strips on... Read More