Tooth Whitening Strips May Be Helpful For Dry Mouth

Recent reports published in Journal Gerontology suggest that 10% hydrogen peroxide whitening strips are safe to use for dry mouth caused by using medications.

Dr. Athena S. Papas, from Tufts University in Boston, says that reduced production of saliva or dry mouth is thought to make people poor candidates for tooth whitening.

A randomized trail conducted by Dr. Papas and her colleagues , including 42 adults on drugs that cause dry mouth, demonstrates that peroxide based strip whitening can be a viable first step in aesthetic treatment for individuals with diminished salivary function.

The  study also included patients who use medications that were primary drugs to treat hypertension and depression.

Source: Reuters