for as long as I can remember, I've used the same toothpaste. then, my boyfriend brought home this whitening toothpaste, and I gave it a try. the skin inside my mouth, mostly the entire area under my lower lip, started peeling. it happened every time I brushed my teeth. so I switched back to my old toothpaste. this was about a year or so ago.
recently, i thought that my mouth felt a lot cleaner from using the whitening toothpaste, so I bought a tube. the same thing started happening.
this is driving me nuts... my next trip to the dentist won't be til next year, so I've decided to post here... besides, whenever I ask my dentist stuff, he always reassures me with stuff I know he just wants me to hear.
Unless someone tells me that the skin peeling is a good thing, I'm switching back to my good old Crest, even though I don't feel the burn after using it. I just need to know why why why the skin in my mouth is peeling!!! Or if anyone else has experienced something similar... please respond! I don't think its serious enough for me to throw away the rest of the tube, but I just need to know what's going on in my mouth.
My niece cant use any of the toothpaste that contain alot of peroxide in it. It causes her gums to dry out some and they peeling begins. So it may be the same for you. Her dentist said that although its not dangerous or really an allergy he would prefer that she not use those whitening with peroxide toothpastes to prevent any problems from occuring.
I would just call the number on the back of the toothpaste as Chatty suggested or maybe give your dentist a call.
whoa, I'm stunned to hear that I'm not the only one - I thought I was either going nuts, or doing something wrong! My gums don't dry out, though. I wonder what the Aquafresh guys will tell me if I accuse them of making my skin peel??? There is a number to call, and right above it says "if irritation occurs, discontinue use."
I guess I should discontinue use, because I am irritated.
Yes!!! TISSUE SLOUGHING!!! That's what I meant to say! That's exactly what I'm experiencing!!! I guess the inside of one's mouth really isn't called "skin", is it? So a thin layer of tissue sloughs off several minutes after I brush with this whitening toothpatse. And it happens every time I brush. That does it... I'm throwing it out... I asked my boyfriend if he wants the rest of it, and he said he didn't like it the first time.
But I do use mouthwash, and it doesn't happen then... must be the peroxide or whatever it is that whitens.... I mean, the active ingredient in mouthwash is alcohol, and lord knows that mouthwash is not the only source of alcohol that I put in my mouth!
Is the skin definitely peeling? Is the substance white-ish and mucousy? If so, it's probably not your skin, but rather your saliva's reaction to the active whitening ingredient in the toothpaste. It happens to me too and I totally freaked out the first morning I woke up with a mouth full of "skin".
It isn't harmful, but if it makes you feel uncomfortable, then you probably should probably stop using it.
I kind of peel it off with my toungue. If not, it'll just hang there. It comes off in little patches, maybe a centimeter or so. I've switched back to regular toothpaste, no fancy whitening, extreme cleaning, peroxiding junk for me!