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HSV1 And Teeth Whitening?

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commo

Hello Everyone,

I have been considering having my teeth whitened at the dentist's office for years but I just can't bring myself to do it out of fear of the possibility that the chemicals that they use might set off an OB.

Have any of you had experiences - either good or bad with this type of procedure? Are there any particular products that seem to be safe or should be avoided?

Thank you!

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Vidhya

I think the health of your teeth is more important than an outbreak, that will last a few days and will go. Go clean your teeth, they will look wonderful after that. The procedure always cause some irritation and occasionally a lesion or two, but most people hardly notice anything and having whiter teeth will make you smile more often, people will appreciate that, you'll be in better mood, that is good for your immune system.

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commo

Thanks Vidhya.

Is that it?? Surely somebody else out there has tried tooth whitening...right? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

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hellomynameis

I use teeth whitening tooth paste all the time but that is as close to whitening my teeth. If anything I'd be cautious about is piercing the face, that can give an outbreak and cause spreading to another easier or to yourself.

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evolving

I have oral hsv-1. I have found that "whitening" toothpastes and "whitening" mouthwash are very irritating to the mouth and can cause outbreaks when used every day. I may use these products before a first date or a job interview -- but not every day. Be gentle with your mouth!

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