A 30-year-old member asked:
is it a bad idea to use tooth-whitening rinse if i have sensitive teeth?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Wright answered
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sensitive teeth can become more sensitive with tooth whitening rinse, gels, etc. See a dentist to resolve the sensitivity and they most likely will have a low sensitivity solution for whitening your teeth after they resolve your sensitivity.
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Dr. Mark Bornfeld answered
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: Tooth whitening products based on peroxide bleach have a tendency to make teeth more sensitive. If your teeth are sensitive before you whiten, they will be more sensitive afterwards, and because whitening confers only a temporary benefit, repeated whitening will necessitate revisiting this problem again and again. You should explore other whitening options with your dentist, including veneers.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes!: Whitening toothpastes and rinses are both known for causing sensitivity in people who don't have it to start with. I would think it's even worse for those who are already sensitive.
Answered on May 7, 2013
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