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Can tooth whitening products cause gum bleeding?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Gum inflammation and irritation can result from whitening products and produce gum bleeding.

In brief: Yes

Gum inflammation and irritation can result from whitening products and produce gum bleeding.
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In brief: Yes

The most common active ingredients in professional whitening products are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.
Either one of those can cause from mild irritation to severe tissue "burns, " leading to bleeding. Generally speaking, the damage is temporary, and the gum heals within a few days.

In brief: Yes

The most common active ingredients in professional whitening products are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.
Either one of those can cause from mild irritation to severe tissue "burns, " leading to bleeding. Generally speaking, the damage is temporary, and the gum heals within a few days.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes.

If the product gets on the gum tissue, it will burn it.
Now this spot will be likely to bleed with brushing or flossing. The good news is that if you don't get the whitener on the gum any more, it will heal quickly.

In brief: Yes.

If the product gets on the gum tissue, it will burn it.
Now this spot will be likely to bleed with brushing or flossing. The good news is that if you don't get the whitener on the gum any more, it will heal quickly.
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