Adverse reactions to Sensodyne

by Retired Phamacist

Don't really have a question, just a comment. I don't do Facebook so couldn't comment about adverse reactions to Sensodyne and like products.

I've known patients who were told by their dental providers to use sensitive type toothpaste. Then to rinse with hydrogen peroxide due to minor gum problems.

Sensodyne and others contain potassium nitrate. The combination of this and hydrogen peroxide even in a minute quantity will result in rapid foaming causing swollen tissues in the mouth. The mouth becomes inflamed and if not rinsed with copious amounts of water, will cause sloughing and burning.

The combo is sometimes used in chem labs to create a small volcano.

FYI...Thanks

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Thanks so much for sharing your insight on this issue.
~Shelly

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