1. I wanted my teeth glistening white but it is costly. I have been brushing my teeth with baking soda for a few months and now I have sensitive teeth. I always have bi-annual dental check ups and my dentist told me that I have neither gum disease or receding gums. What products do you recommend?
With regards to your sensitive teeth I would recommend you review these FAQs. Its not normal to have sensitive teeth and it can be diagnosed and treated appropriately. We always recommend a second opinion when it comes to ones health. We don't usually make recommendations as we cannot be responsible for returns but here is a few suggestions to help you make an informed decision. As far as tooth sensitivity goes one can treat it symptomatically with either Sensodyne toothpaste (any toothpaste containing Potassium Nitrate). Keep in mind that these toothpastes are recommended to be used for a few weeks. What we feel are currently more beneficial are the recent launch of the remineralization toothpastes which not only address tooth sensitivity but have also been shown to remineralize the toothpaste thereby helping to reverse small cavities. I would recommend the ORAVIVE toothpaste as a choice for regular use.
Bleaching does cause and aggravate existing tooth sensitivity so we feel its important to address the teeth sensitivity first by using the Oravive or Sensodyne for a few weeks before tooth bleaching. We also recommend you by the Dr. Collins Desensitizing Gel to be used before and after the bleaching procedure. Please see this page for more info.