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In what way can I whiten teeth with sensitive gums?

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In brief: Caution !

Sensitive teeth or gums should be evaluated by a dentist before any whitening products are used.
The products may exacerbate the condition and cause you undue discomfort. The sensitivity may also indicate an underlying problem which should be addressed first.

In brief: Caution !

Sensitive teeth or gums should be evaluated by a dentist before any whitening products are used.
The products may exacerbate the condition and cause you undue discomfort. The sensitivity may also indicate an underlying problem which should be addressed first.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Best Options

for sensitive teeth and gums: 1.
Use a milder type of whitening gel at home. 2. In-office professional whitening procedure. 3. Reduce sensitivity first and then whiten teeth. The gum irritation can be easy avoided when the dentist uses custom bleaching trays with mild gel. Good luck!

In brief: Best Options

for sensitive teeth and gums: 1.
Use a milder type of whitening gel at home. 2. In-office professional whitening procedure. 3. Reduce sensitivity first and then whiten teeth. The gum irritation can be easy avoided when the dentist uses custom bleaching trays with mild gel. Good luck!
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Exam by dentist

Before any professional whitening, have the dentist evaluate your teeth and gingival status.
If problems exist, it can be addressed prior to any whitening procedure. This is the benefit of dental supervised bleaching, the dentist can alter the percentage of peroxide in the gel for individual needs.

In brief: Exam by dentist

Before any professional whitening, have the dentist evaluate your teeth and gingival status.
If problems exist, it can be addressed prior to any whitening procedure. This is the benefit of dental supervised bleaching, the dentist can alter the percentage of peroxide in the gel for individual needs.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why sensitive?

Depending on the sensitivity, there are several things you can do.
There are toothpastes that can help remove surface stains, and that contain peroxide to help whiten, there are crest whitestrips - but why are your teeth sensitive? Have you tried using one of the sensitive teeth toothpastes? Are you grinding your teeth when you sleep (and don't know you're doing it?) do you have gum infection?

In brief: Why sensitive?

Depending on the sensitivity, there are several things you can do.
There are toothpastes that can help remove surface stains, and that contain peroxide to help whiten, there are crest whitestrips - but why are your teeth sensitive? Have you tried using one of the sensitive teeth toothpastes? Are you grinding your teeth when you sleep (and don't know you're doing it?) do you have gum infection?
Dr. Stephen Sandler
Dr. Stephen Sandler
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In brief: Brushing too hard

One reason that people have sensitive teeth is from brushing too hard.
! practice massaging your teeth with the toothbrush (very small vibrational motions) it will be more helpful and less damaging..Then possibly you can use whitestrips.

In brief: Brushing too hard

One reason that people have sensitive teeth is from brushing too hard.
! practice massaging your teeth with the toothbrush (very small vibrational motions) it will be more helpful and less damaging..Then possibly you can use whitestrips.
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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