Friday, March 23, 2012

Crest Pro-Health Peels Your Skin Off


**NOTE:  This post is long, but I recommend you read it because it may save you from a LOT of potential dental health issues at some point!  

A couple years ago I bought a tube of Crest Pro-Health toothpaste because it was on sale.  I used it for a while because I kind of liked that it made my mouth feel really clean - it had gritty bits in it that reminded me of that polish they use at the dentist, so I felt like my mouth was getting scrubbed pretty good.

However, I also noticed that it seemed to make the skin peel off the inside of my mouth and sometimes made my tongue hurt, which was sort of gross, plus it was expensive, so I eventually stopped using it.  Shortly afterwards, I went to the dentist and found out I had receding/inflamed gums and was told I was probably brushing my teeth too hard so to use only extra-soft toothbrushes and brush my teeth lighter.

A year passed of me using only extra-soft toothbrushes and light teeth-brushing and coincidentally (I did not realize at the time), no Crest Pro-Heath.  I went back to the dentist and was told my gums had healed from last year's issues.  Hooray!  They gave me a bunch of coupons for some free Crest Pro-Health.



"This is sweet," I thought, "going to the dentist is basically paying for itself in all this free toothpaste!"  I went out and picked up a tube with one of my coupons.  I took the tube to work for my backup toothpaste for when I ran out of the tube I was currently using.

Near the end of last shift, I ran out of Colgate Total and used Crest Pro-Health for my last couple days of work.  I noticed that the skin-peeling thing was starting again, but didn't think much of it.  When I came back the next week, about 4 days into my shift, the skin peeling was getting out of control (every time I brushed my teeth a layer of skin would peel off the inside of my mouth) and my mouth was starting to hurt a bit.  I finally realized that MAYBE this wasn't a good thing for a toothpaste to be doing, so I Googled the issue to find out if it was a common problem.

And holy crap - there are a lot of people out there who've had the same problem and worse.  I know several people who do use this toothpaste and don't have any issues, but perhaps for people with more sensitive skin in their mouth or something, it can definitely do some major damage!  I had primarily the same reaction as the latter link - skin peeling off the inside of my mouth to the point where my mouth was dry and my tongue felt like it had been burned, which it had.

I find it interesting that the Crest website defends the fact that it is chemically burning the skin off the inside of people's mouths by saying the following:

Since using Pro-Health toothpaste, I've noticed a "shedding" of the lining of my mouth. It is like a layer peels off each time I use it. My mouth feels cleaner than ever, but I'm not sure if this is normal.
The shedding that you have noticed in your mouth is not unsafe and is a result of the natural process to remove dead cells from the skin surfaces in your mouth. The cleaning action of both Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Crest Pro-Health Rinse can accelerate this process and often results in the skin coming off in sheets, making the removal of dead skin cells more noticeable. 

Okay.  I'm no doctor/dentist BUT I am pretty sure that any "cleaning action" in a daily cleanser to ANY part of your body, especially inside your mouth, should not be peeling off a layer of skin every time you use it.  I'm not dermatologist but I am pretty sure that dead skin doesn't "generate" that fast after you burn off a layer.

So then I also Googled the main ingredient in Crest Pro-Health, the one that is gritty and supposedly is awesome at removing tartar according to Crest:  sodium hexametaphosphate, a major component in water softener salt.  As a registered Engineer-in-Training also certified in WHMIS (and WHMIS for Supervisors, NO BIG D), I also looked up the MSDS for this ingredient and SURPRISE, it is a major skin irritant!

After finding out this crazy information, I still had a few days left in my shift with only Crest Pro-Health to use for brushing my teeth.  I used it for another couple of days but the pain and dryness in my mouth only worsened, to the point where it was painful to eat because I felt like my tongue had been badly burned (you know how you burn your mouth on hot pizza or whatever?  That's exactly what it felt like, but I hadn't eaten any hot pizza or especially hot food).  I started telling people about my problem because I felt like it was my duty to warn others about the dangers of Crest Pro-Health, and eventually someone took pity on me and gave me a tube of Colgate Total.

It was like instant relief - my mouth honestly felt soothed after brushing my teeth with the Colgate.  I think it's because toothpaste is supposed to be gentle on the delicate skin inside your mouth and not cause further irritation if you have, oh I don't know, CHEMICAL BURNS INSIDE YOUR MOUTH, for example.

Unfortunately this did not instantly reverse the damage.  I've had blisters building up in my mouth for the past few days (I have never had mouth blisters in my life) and my tongue still feels a little burnt, but it seems to be healing alright.  Needless to say I am NEVER using Crest Pro-Health (and maybe any Crest products at all in protest) again in my life.

The thing that bothers me the most about this whole situation is that where did I get this toothpaste?  FROM MY DENTIST, who noticed I had gum inflammation and receding gums at one point from supposedly being too harsh on the inside of my mouth.  So great idea to help me fix this problem by loading me up with a super harsh toothpaste that dissolves my mouth skin and gums!  And don't defend the poor dentists on this one - they MUST know that Crest Pro-Health causes irritation for a lot of people by now.  Even the Crest website acknowledges that this is an issue, except they try to cover it up by being like "you're just getting your mouth EXTRA CLEAN!"  Um, yeah, usually when people try to burn their skin off to get "extra clean" that's a sign of a serious psychological problem, not something that health care professionals generally recommend their patients do.  If you read through a lot of the complaints on that consumer affairs website or the comments on the blog I linked above, some people spent a lot of money trying to diagnose the "medical problem" that their dentist/doctor insisted they must have because their skin was peeling off the inside of their mouth.  Because there's no way it might be caused by something like a high-end toothpaste that the dentists are pushing on all their patients.

Due to the fact that my blog seems to get its highest traffic numbers from my dental-themed posts (celeb!!), I'm hoping this post follows suit too because I'm legitimately angry that this product exists and is promoted by dental professionals (that's why I titled it like a Google search).  Yeah, maybe it works fine for some people with no issues, but there's a lot of us that have had severe reactions to it so in my opinion it's irresponsible for dentists to be recommending it to all of their patients, especially ones they know have sensitive gums.

58 comments:

  1. This was your best post since I started reading your blog. Please become a dental investigative journalist.

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  2. i just wanna say real fast that i was Google-ing this exact same problem to see if anyone else is having their skin coming loose after using crest pro health, well i can tell you ive been pretty much trying to figure out these past 2 days why that is happening and thanks to your post i can now honestly believe that crest pro "health" had cost this. i will NEVER use crest again it seriously burned the skin of my underlip and the skin is still continuing coming off... its pretty scary. luckily it does not hurt its just pretty gross. i just threw away all my crest toothpastes!! and im defenitly going to buy some Colgate in the morning :P !! Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  3. thanks to you, now i know why my skin is always peeling off! I've had this problem for a really long time but never really worried about it. but today i got carious and looked it up and saw this and read the whole thing. now knowing that i'm not the only person who has this problem, makes me feel better. so thanks again for posting this up! now i will never buy their product again!

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  4. I received the same response from my boyfriend, whom I confided in just a moment ago after storming off to Google this situation with the skin in my mouth peeling and found your fabulous article regarding this. I can now be rest assured that I am not alone at all. He actually had the audacity to ask, "why are you brushing so hard?" and I said, "I just told you it's not me, it's the toothpaste, anytime I use PRO-HEALTH that someone else in the house bought, I notice this. How dare THEY LABEL it as FOR SENSITIVE TEETH, obviously not, because we that experience this obviously have sensitive gums that come with sensitive teeth!!! Tomorrow this is going in the bin and I'm gong to get Colgate TOTAL or start doing OIL PULLING with coconut oil.

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    1. Stephanie,
      I am having the exact same problem . How long after you discontinued use did your mouth feel normal again ?

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  6. Wow. I found it really strange that my cheeks were peeling after brushing with Crest Pro Health.. Im going to call them and complain, if I can haha. And first thing in the morning im going to return this awful toothpaste and get my money back. I usually use Colgate but the store I went to didnt have it, so I settled with Crest. Thank you so much for posting this! I know why my cheeks are peeling and my tongue is burnt, FINALLY... It's ridiculous. Dentists should be ashamed of themselves.

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  7. I also have had this problem with Oral B Pro Expert., which is how I came across this blog whilst Googling. I am not sue whether I should still be using it but I bought quite a few tubes when on special offer

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    1. It's no surprise that you're having this problem with Oral B also, because I believe Crest & Oral B are under the same parent company umbrella. I know someone who works for them and her voicemail greeting says, "Thank your for choosing Crest & Oral B". So glad I came across this thread- I'll stay away from them both!

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    2. Oral B Pro-Health toothpaste, made in Germany and distributed by Procter and Gamble (in Australia) is touted as the best thing yet. With these credentials and supposedly 15 years of research behind the product, I gave it a burl and in a few days I developed blisters on my gums and an ulcerated, burning tongue. Back to Colgate for me!

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  8. I really started freaking out this morning when strands of saliva/skin were coming out of my mouth, it was quite scary! It started a few days ago with strands of skin coming off of my lips and today it was inside of my mouth. I started using Crest Pro-health, as provided by my dentist about 1 week ago. Thank you all for posting. I will never use this product again and I will talk to my dentist this weekend.

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  9. I bought a tube the other day thinking I'd never had it before. I brushed my teeth, went to bed, got up with skin sloughing off the inside of my mouth and realized, "Oh, yeah, I had this kind once before!" Yuck!

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  10. Thank you,thank you, thank you!! I couldn't for the life of me think what could be 'wrong' with me! - I never even considered the toothpaste I have been using and yes, it's the same one mentioned here over and over!!! Wow, thank goodness for google and your great article.

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  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't for the life of me think what could be 'wrong' with me! Thank goodness for google and your great article! I never even considered the toothpaste and its the exact brand mentioned here! Definitely know what to do now! :)

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  12. Thank you so much. Same thing happened to me...

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  13. I COULD NOT AGREE MORE WITH THIS POST ! It's so relieving to see that there is literally a whole community of people online that have had this happen to them as well. I started using this toothpaste on and off for the past couple years and only recently checked online to see if anyone else was having this rather embarrassing problem to. I remember telling my sisters once that I was pretty sure Crest Pro-"Health" toothpaste was the cause of my skin peeling, but they assured me it could not be because, well it's a toothpaste ! I eventually believed them and considered it to be my silliness that I actually thought a toothpaste, and that to such a good one, could cause this to happen. However, after the amount of times I've used this toothpaste, I know for sure that is the reason for the skin peeling and the burning too. I hope more and more people become aware of this and this product gets taken off the shelves or at least is improved to come with some kind of warning label.

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  14. Same thing, also Crest Pro-Health free from the dentist. Thank you. Hilarious, too - "usually when people try to burn their skin off to get "extra clean" that's a sign of a serious psychological problem...".

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  15. Yup, me too. After using Oral B Pro Expert, the skin inside my mouth started to peel. I've never had that happen before. IMO, this product and others like it should be withdrawn from the market. Filthy muck, avoid at all costs. I'm back with Tea Tree toothpaste, no fluoride, and that works just fine for me.

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  16. Oh my god, I was also googling this symptom and was blown away to see crest pro health as the cause! My dentist also told me to use it, and never warned me of the terrible side effects. I'm never using crest again. Thank you so much for solvin this mystery for me!!!!

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  17. Totally agree. My mouth is completely raw because of Crest Pro Health. It only took me 2 months to figure this out. Thank you for proving me not crazy.

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  18. Hysterical. Just woke up to same thing. Googled and found this. Went to bathroom to see what kind of toothpaste I am using. Crest pro-health.

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  19. Same thing happened to me.

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  20. Same here. All my life I have used Colgate but last month my husband got Crest as he has lot teeth problems and colgate was not helping him. Since using that Crest paste my mouth is peeling. I need to show this to my husband, he does not believe me when I tell him.

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  21. Same thing happened to me. I now use the rest of the tube to clean my sink and toilet. Works great there.

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    1. hilarious! after realizing the entire inside of my mouth was peeling from crest, i too was thought it'd be great to clean the bathroom with it.

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  22. I'd asked my wife if her mouth ever peeled on the inside. She looked at me as if I were from outer space. I just got back from seeing my dental hygienist. She commented on the sloughing of skin inside my mouth. She asked if I'd been using Crest Pro-Health. I exclaimed, "I love that stuff it leaves my mouth feeling so clean and its not gooey! She talked with the dentist and advised I change brands. That much peeling was not healthy.

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    1. hahaha, the same thing just happened to me. we ran out of our colgate and bought whatever costco had - crest. 10 minutes after using it the insides of my mouth started peeling and when i told my husband he didn't believe me. when i showed him the slime and stringy tissue coming out of my mouth he replied "that is not possible, the tissue in your mouth doesn't normally do that, it must be the toothpaste creating a film in your mouth and that is what's coming out". mind you, my husband is a doctor and it wasn't until i googled it and found this article and everyone's comments that he believes me now!

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  23. I had exact same irritation/burning. Used for about 3 months, didn't realize constant burning until near the end. It does say not to use for extended periods. Stopped a few months ago and mouth still burns all the time, not just when brushing! Am using dry mouth biogene toothpaste/rinse/gel to sooth mouth a little. File complaint with FDA to get removed from the market:
    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm

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  24. Iv had the same problem with oral b all rounder i will now stop using this toothpaste.

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  25. I was using Crest Pro health toothpaste and Mouth wash. The toothpaste peeled the skin inside my mouth, irritate my gums. The mouth wash caused burn sensation on the tip of my tongue and I CAN'T taste.
    Went to periodontic, he suggest me to stop using Crest and switch to Tom of Maine. I am hoping my tongue and my gums back to normal again.

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    1. Aggie,
      I found this website last night because I just had to search out these symptoms that I have very similar to yours! I started using Crest Pro Health Whitening about 2 1/2 months ago and even after the first day or two I noticed the inside of my upper and lower lips were peeling really bad, and the inside of both cheeks. I have felt very sick to my stomach - everyday, and my teeth are starting to hurt. All I do is roll my face around trying to bite the loose nasty skin out of my mouth..I've had to take a wet washcloth and gently wipe the dead, peeling skin out of my mouth to get even just a little relief, this is SO HORRIBLE! I have never had any kind of oral problems like this in my life! My girlfriend is so worried about me because I'm hardly eating. It's like this toothpaste has left the function of my mouth useless. I can pull my lips down and clearly see there is something very wrong with the inside of my lips and cheeks and gums. I'm so scared and freaking out that I'm very sick from this. I't also brought some type of comfort to have found all of you out here...and most of your stories are SO similar. I am very scared about whats going on in my mouth, and I'm calling my family doctor tomorrow (Monday - 29th) because i just cant bear to see, and feel my mouth like this any longer! Thanks again everybody! John

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  26. I am so blown away from all of your posts! I started using crest pro health about three month ago and my mouth has been a wreck!!!! Nasty peeling of the inside of my upper and lower lips, and cheeks...oh my god I didn't know what the hell was going on? I brush my teeth with this stuff and ten minutes later the PEEL is ON!!!! I picked up the laptop tonight to Google my situation and I find all of you! After I get through typing this I'm going downstairs and throwing this nasty crest crap away. Thank all of you.
    John, Michigan. ; )

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  27. Just made the connection with Crest Pro Health too, I can use other Crest products with no problem but a few minutes after brushing with CPH I feel the tissue in my mouth coming off. It's extremely eerie and a little unnerving so I guess I will toss/pass on my extra tubes and use Colgate again for a while. As long as my teeth are clean and my gums are healthy (not shedding like a snake)I'm happy.

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  28. I had been using Crest Pro Health for several months and the same thing happened to me. I have NEVER had anything like this happen to me before. My mouth was peeling and my tongue started to feel numb. I was so relieved to see this post and know that I did not have any kind of what I thought could have been cancer. What a relief. Now I am just mad at the thought that this product is still available and the company knows that it can cause this problem. I bought mine at Costco and I am going to go back there and let the manager know about this website and about this problem. I wouldn't want anyone else to have to experience this.

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  29. Thank you for this blog. Same thing happening to me. Since my mouth was peeling I thought maybe it was an infection or something and started rinsing more often with the Crest Pro-Health. It does say Pro-Health. But things got worse. Instead of helping, it was the problem

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  30. Meanwhile.......I'm constantly biting the skin from the inside of my lips, and cheeks! It's getting worse, I't burns now, my girlfriend said it looks like I have hundreds of little blisters all in my mouth, and I'm really scared. My first post didn't seem to get on here, but I have the same symptoms as 98% of all of you. My mouth is driving me mad, I almost went to the ER today. I'm calling my family doctor Monday, I'm so messed up over this I can't even function through out the day, this is driving me crazy! I pray for all of us that this heals. Thank's Crest Pro Care!
    John

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  31. Omg you are a saint! had some minor dental work always had good teeth, had them whitened recently and decided to use crest Pro Health whitening and Rinse, . I figured I'd keep up the process since I drink a lot of coffee and soda and the same thing happened to me!!!!!finally yesterday I thought I have to look this up this is getting annoying, dry mouth skin peeling in sheets, tonguefeels like its slightly burnt more sensative. I've been using these expensive and I stress expensive products for a month and Im done.

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  32. ORALB PROHEALTH and CREST PROHEALTH are made by Proctor and Gamble!!! Oral B Prohealth is a new toothpaste unleashed onto Australian market prob 3-4 months ago with AMAZING marketing campaign. I am a dentist and feel totally irresponsible as I didnt check the WARNING on sample tubes which states NOT TO BE USED BY CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS My son is 11 and has been using OralB Prohealth for approx 10 weeks . 8 weeks ago I took him to GP after an unusual rash appeared above his left lip. Hydrozole (1% hydrocortizone over counter) was recommended as GP believed it could be fungal. The rash became worse. Back to the GP who recommended to retry the cream for another week. I requested a referral to a Dermatologist and decided to do my own research since a rash was starting to appear above right lip and around nose. This is when I came across PERIORAL DERMATITIS which is made worse by topical steroid creams.THEN the other revelation after reading hundreds of testimonials from people suffering from perioral dermatitis. and other major symptoms caused by changing their toothpaste, mainly to CREST. I researched Crest Prohealth and didnt take long to find out that ProHealth OralB are related. As a dentist I have always used Colgate products and never had any problems. Since OralB have a good reputation with their electric toothbrushes I decided to try their prohealth samples and then bought a tube.So PLEASE read everything before using. As a dentist and parent I will NOT be recommending any toothpaste which states "not to be used by children under 12" to NO-ONE. I also THANK everyone for their stories and wish you speedy recovery!!!

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  33. Great article Robyn and fantastic response from the community!! I've been having the exact same symptoms with Oral B Pro Expert and wished I found this article sooner. Initially I thought it had to do with my wisdom teeth, but after they were removed (not for this reason :) ) and the problem remained, further investigation was needed. The dentist wasn't of much help either in finding a solution. Now I'm skeptical of the Oral B mouthwash I'm using and any other future dental products I purchase. Decisions, decisions..

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  34. I had similar problems with Crest Pro Health Night & Gum Line Protection. The Night one burned two holes in gums on my lower k9 and made my tongue feel really funny within 3 days of use. So I stop using it and repaired my gums with Oral Gel. Once I was healed I started using the Gum Line Protection one. I noticed that it looked exactly like the Night time one (gritty) so I was concerned. It worked! I noticed improvement in my gum line but the holes were trying to come back so I chucked it.

    I use two different toothpaste since I have a lot of oral problems and no dental insurance. Sensodyne in the morning and right now AIM at night. I might give Colgate or Aquafresh a try to see if I can get the desired results for my nighttime toothpaste or I might go back to Crest 3D Vivid since it's a paste and not concentrated.

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  35. Funny, I just came across this as I was almost convinced that I had some horrible digestive disease. I'm currently using Crest Pro Heath and absolutely believe that it is to blame.

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  36. Thanks so much for this blog. I have been struggling with the same problem as entries listed above and was beginning to think I had some terrible health issue. I will try an organic toothpaste and see what happens. I purchased the Crest Pro Health because I thought it would be worth trying.

    Thanks again,

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  37. I first used this toothpaste about 3 years ago and had the same gum/cheek shedding issue and soreness...back then I googled it and found others having the same issues thanks to this toothpaste so I immediately stopped using it.
    A few days ago I sent my hubby out for toothpaste and he bought the pro-health because it was on sale. I figured in the past few years they probably changed whatever ingredient was causing the damage, so I tried it out and to my dismay the same gum/cheek shedding thing and soreness started happening again. I really don't understand how this product is still on the market - it seems to be doing damage to a LOT of people's mouths. I emailed the company and voiced my concerns over this product and asked for an explanation as to what they are putting in this toothpaste that is harming customers and I also asked for reimbursement for my purchase of the toothpaste - it's nothing but garbage.

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  38. Same issue with Crest Prohealth. Use Sensodyne.

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  39. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
    I threw out my Crest products 3 days ago. The burning is gone, the peeling is almost gone, and the inflamed gums are getting better. Also, I noticed that brushing and not rinsing really, really well, then mouthwash caused the most damage. Then I read the mouthwash bottle and it says to throughly rinse your toothpaste before using the mouthwash. Crest should have added that you would burn your mouth if you didn't rinse well.

    I will never use a crest product again.

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  40. I think we should file a suit against this company. I wonder how many of us have permanent damage because of using this product. I have EVERY symptom any of you other humans do. I thought I had developed a serious disease of immune system failure. I only used it for less then a month. It has left a sore at the gumline of one of my front teeth. Great. So now I'm most likely going to lose teeth. I think this require some retaliation on our parts. Who's with me?
    P.S. Don't you love the crest pro-health commercial that comes on every commercial break with the stupid chick who is WAY too enthusiastic about using pro-health daily just to go in for a dental check up and impress her dentist. Humans world wide are now united in that we are all victims of greedy companies and brainwashing commercials. I say we fight back. I'm going to take pictures of what this evil company has done to naive citizens of earth. If you want to find me I am aformofgod@hotmail.com

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  41. Ugh this is freaking ridiculous! I read it can also turn your teeth BROWN! And effect your TASTEBUDS! My eyes water from this crap. I can feel the blisters right now. I immediately realized it was the toothpaste because I could feel it burning. Logical conclusion when your skin is peeling off 20mins after brushing and feeling burned that it's the toothpaste. I went into the dentist and she commented on the peeled skin and gave me a 2 page sheet of toothpastes and their level of harshness.
    Ordered me to trash the crap.
    Best dental decision of my life
    Wtf crest?? What is wrong with your company?? Seriously? Ugh! This can't be good for my tastebuds. Someone needs to sue them. It's just like when health food stores claim something is organic like that means it isn't dangerous. You know what else is organic? Scorpion poison. Don't let organic people target you. They're just banking on that you don't own a dictionary. Or read the back label
    Here I come Colgate.

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  42. I have been having terrible problems with my gums and the roof of my mouth for the past several weeks. It literally feels as if I have drank scalding hot coffee--like the roof of my mouth and my gums have been horribly burned. I have been told that my gums are receding for years now and I thought that it was just getting worse. I use the gum protection variety of the Crest Pro-Health per an old dentist's recommendation. Every morning when I get up, I have this terrible film of skin all over my mouth and teeth. It is truly nasty but I didn't really think it had anything to do with my gums.

    This morning I was able to go to the dentist. The lady that was cleaning my teeth asked me first thing if I used Crest Pro-Health. I told her that I did and she told me to stop immediately. I was shocked because I never had imagined for a second that the toothpaste could be causing my problems. I have been using it for some time now. Then when the dentist came in, he told me the same thing--don't use that toothpaste! Obviously, this has made me think about it and do my own research. I have found several people who have the same symptoms--imagine that! I think it is time to contact the company.

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  43. I'm having the exact problem with oral b pro expert!!! Shedding and blisters in my mouth! Gives an amazing clean feeling but its just stripping your whole mouth! Thanks for doing your research! :)

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  44. This is just unbelievable! It is by sheer luck I was able to find this info. I was almost in tears when I started reading all these.
    I have had these exact problems on and off for the past 4-5 yrs now. Not remembering exactly when I have used which type of tooth paste in the past, but I know it's a toss up between Crest & Colgate.
    I do know for sure that two months ago we were using Colgate Total. When we ran out, I purchased Crest Pro-Health at Costco because it was on sale, how was I to know?? Ever since I started using Crest Pro-Health about 7 weeks, my mouth has once again started peeling inside. Then the burning on the inside upper and lower of my lips and the inside of my cheeks. The inside of my mouth feels raw, like soft sand paper if you will. I was seriously starting to worry that this was a serious gum problem.
    But no finding all this info, I will toss the Crest Pro-Health tooth paste and go back to Colgate. Lets see how long it takes for my mouth to feel better again.
    I will post once again when my mouth clears up.
    Thanks so much for sharing your not so great experiences, it really has helped put my mind as ease.
    Until my next post.....

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  45. I think it's any of the "pro" tooth care products because I'm having this same problem ans I used the Colgate advanced pro shield mouthwash and my gums are sore and shedding skin!

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  46. I had the same issue, skin peeling in my mouth. When I went to the dentist for a cleaning, the dentist told me to throw the toothpaste (Crest Pro Health) away.

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  47. RACHEL NOVEMBER12,2013 @12:20 PM

    I TOO ,AFTER BUYING AND USING CREST PRO HEALTH WITH WHITENING, HAVE THE PEELING AND WHITE STRINGY SKIN COMING OFF MY GUMS. I THOUGHT I HAD AN ORAL YEAST INFECTION, BUT IT TURNS OUT I HAD A REACTION TO THE TOOTHPASTE.NO MORE CREST FOR ME!!!

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  48. This Crest Pro-Health gum protection has caused me serious gum my reception, I can only hope that they willgrow back. In my opinion Crest should undergoe a lawsuit for false advertising and causing harmful effects!

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  49. Thank you for this. I just started having this problem last week and was getting really nervous. I had no idea what was causing the peeling. I did a Google search and found this blog. Couldn't believe how many people are having the same problem. I'm tossing my Crest Pro Health away and will be letting my dentist know when I see him next month. I got this toothpaste from them!

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  50. omg! so glad I found this blog! I was almost in tears tonight. I was going to make an appt. on Monday to get checked for lip cancer! I'm still going to make the appt., but I know its that stupid crest pro! I kept asking my husband if he had shredding skin, and since he didn't I thought it was just me.... I thought I had oral/ lip cancer! my tongue is so raw... I can't believe this! I'm so relieved... but now I've got to go make sure... thanks a lot crest! not!

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  51. Thanks for this post. I had some doubts that my toothpast was causing me problems. It clarifies it. I'll change it right away befoe the blister becomes to big.

    ClauK

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  52. Thanks for this post!!! I am experiencing the same thing with this toothpaste. Back to Colgate!!!

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