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Is it safe to bleach my teeth while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes but you should follow the instructions on the box if you are using an over the counter.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes is not correct. as no studies have been done. so its impossible to say for sure.
Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dr Shvartsman is correct. Also note that OTC products are no where near as effective as Rx by your Dentist...you get what you pay for.
Dec 25, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Just to be devils advocate , no tests have been done in pregnant women for using makeup or hairspray but we let them do that as well. There is no systemic absorption of the hydrogen peroxide in pregnant women than in other women even without a study.
Dec 25, 2014
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Unclear: The effects of tooth bleaching while pregnant are largely unstudied, so experts recommend refraining from teeth bleaching to prevent possible birth defects or harm to your baby. Bleaching products also can be found in tooth-whitening toothpastes, so i would avoid them as well.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: It is probably safe. However since doing studies on pregnant women is unethical none have been done for bleaching. So it is impossible to give you a definitive answer. Try using the otc rembrandt deeply white line of paste and rinse. They are very effective together and may whiten your teeth enough for you to be satisfied.

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