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What is a good whitening product to use if you have sensitive gums?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nothing too strong: First have your dentist determine why your gums are so sensitive. After that, you can use something as simple as a medicated whitening toothpaste. If it is your teeth that are sensitive, then flouride can be applied first to help desensitize them. You may them be able to have them whitened with a stronger product.
Dr. Bruce Howell
Specializes in Dentistry
Dentist Assist Best: While there are many good over the counter whitening products on the market especially in a situation where your teeth are already sensitive a doctor assisted product would be best. Your dentist, based on their experience and training, can select the best product/technique for your specific need.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is good for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Sensitive gums: Result from under stimulated gums. Best to use a mechanical toothbrush like an oral b triumph and also a waterpik. Used properly, in a couple of weeks as the gums start to get healthier, its bye-bye sensitive gums.

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