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In August of 2018 I tried a tube of Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening with Tarter Control Toothpaste to help whiten my teeth. After about 3 months I developed a salty, bitter, taste, occasional bumps on and under my tongue, and a slick saliva ooze from the front and around the edges of my tongue, occasional bursts of sweetness from the sides of my tongue. My taste buds were damaged by this product and still to this day, December 2019. Anything that touches my tongue results in the same taste. Hot foods enhance to slick salty ooze. Going on two years, I am still suffering with these symptoms.
My dentist is clueless. My doctor says it could be peroxide burn but doesn't know. An ENT specialist is willing to look at me but probably a waste of time and money. Proctor and Gamble/Crest continued to inform me their products are safe. They may not be fatal, but I disagree with them being safe. I have tried other toothpastes, mouthwashes, home remedies, etc. No change. I wonder if my systems will eventually clear up or is this something I have to live with for the rest of my life. I continue to search for answers. If someone else has a remedy, please post it. I will never use another Crest product ever again.
This product is absolutely terrible. I only used it for two days and my gums are inflamed and burning. The pain is unreal and I have little blisters on my gum line. I am horrified by this. Crest needs to be held accountable for this product. Today my gums are bleeding and the pain is intense and throbbing.
I have a dental bridge so thought this product would be good for my teeth and gums. After only 2 days brushing with it, my tongue feels like it has chemical burn. Edges and tip of tongue are red. Floor of my mouth, under my tongue is inflamed with blisters. Top of tongue has a white coating. I quit using it 2 days ago but tongue/mouth is still red, blistered and sore. AWFUL product.
I started using this product twice a day for about a month. This week was pretty bad..my tongue burns on the top and underneath it, and now my teeth are aching. Of course, I thought I might have mouth cancer until it dawned on me that it could be my toothpaste. I researched the ingredient Stannous Fluoride and found these reviews. I bought some regular toothpaste today, and am throwing the other tube in the garbage.
I have always practiced good dental hygiene! About six months ago, I began using Crest Detoxify at the suggestion of my dentist. I will no longer. I have disposed of it completely! My experience included large blood blisters that developed on the left side of my cheek alongside the molars; after bursting, healing took a week. Then blisters developed on the right side. I went to my dentists in excruciating pain [the three doctors in the practice were in agreement that they had never seen anything like it.] When a dentist touched my gums new blisters formed immediately.
Blisters also developed on my upper gums where they met my lip. Then on the lower gum/lip line more blisters formed. An appointment was made immediately with a local dental surgeon to review the problem. He worked me into his schedule so he could evaluate the situation. He said he had never seen anything like it. While examining the blisters, they burst. The pain was intense! My mouth has consistently felt like my tongue and mouth tissue have been burned with a hot beverage and my taste has also been affected; soreness continues. Eating is extremely painful.
Today I went to my internist who observed that my gums and inside cheeks are very angry and directed me to use a different toothpaste and to use my finger to "brush" my teeth until my mouth heals and to carefully floss and use my Waterpik on the lowest setting for the shortest time possible. He believes the dentin layer of my teeth has been compromised and was very concerned, prescribing an antibiotic, and recommending that I begin to use Sensodyne toothpaste. It has been a horrible time!
I thought switching to the coconut oil 3D white would be a better option than regular 3D white. The regular had causes my mouth to taste strange and my gums to peel. After switching it has not gotten worse. My gums have been swollen for 2 weeks and bleed every time I floss or brush. I thought it was possibly good I had been eating but after reading more reviews I see that I’m not the only one. Hopefully when I get a different toothpaste it will go back to normal shortly. I haven’t wanted to eat or drink anything without a straw. My gums are in so much pain one tooth feels like it may fall out. Terrible, terrible choice on my part. I will never use Crest again.
My dentist gave me Gum Detoxify toothpaste so I thought it would be good. I bought some. HD some fillings 2 weeks ago so I assumed that's why my mouth was so sore. Tonight after the lower part of my mouth being so sore I cant handle it. I started doing research. My husband said could it be the toothpaste and it looks like the answer is yes. The lower part of my mouth teeth are so sore I dont even want to talk. Never again.
I used gum defence toothpaste for the first time about a month ago, I remember having swollen gums and some pain. I did not realize that the toothpaste was the problem until I tried it again 2 days ago. I am having a lot of pain in my gums and a very sore tongue and lower jaw area. Tonight I am so sore I decided to look up possible side effects....and now I see it is the toothpaste!!! Now what to do about the issue?!?! THAT 1 STAR IS ONLY BECAUSE THEY MADE ME RATE IT THAT TO POST!!
After using Crest Gum Detoxify for a few days, I developed a very sore tongue. Also the roof of my mouth feels burned. I quit using but the pain is still bad after 5 days of throwing that horrible product out. I have a white coating on my tongue that looks like thrush but after reading several people went to the doctor and did not have thrush or a bacterial infection, it must be from the Crest. I can barely taste anything, my mouth just hurts all over but my tongue is the worst part of it. I have been rinsing with salt water and tried the Orajel mouthwash but it didn't seem to help much. I'm not sure how long this is going to last but that product needs to be taken OFF the market. There are well over 800 reviews about the pain and suffering it has caused so just imagine how many people did write a review of how badly this product hurt them. Crest needs to be held accountable.
Yo, I’m not the type to leave reviews but I have to so that others won’t get affected by this product ever again! So I recently went to Walmart and saw that they were selling crest for $1. I said, "Wow, let me try this. It’s look so affordable." Big mistake!!!! If I could rate something 0 star, I would. After using Crest for about 2 days, my gums starting swelling up. It was hard for me eat food, and even to open my mouth wide. I didn’t know what was causing the gum swelling and pain, but I quickly thought it was gingivitis.
Anyhows I continued using the toothpaste, but something wasn’t right because I brush my teeth multiple times a day, and floss. I shouldn’t be getting “gingivitis”. But then I realize, my gum only started hurting and swelling after using the crest toothpaste. I stopped using Crest, and went back to my regular Colgate to see if things would get better, and it did. After that, I threw away my Crest toothpastes and stick to Colgate. I don’t think this product is for humans. And clearly I’m not the only one that thinks this way. So many reviews are saying it’s a bad product. At this time, they should throw the whole company away. It’s not safe for humans!!
Losing flavor/taste. I just decided to google Crest 3D Whitening reviews to see if people are having the same symptoms. I’ve never experienced this before. I've been using this for months. I bought a pack on sale, so I have a bunch. I bought a new toothpaste and hopefully I’ll get some taste back.
After a week of using the Gum Detoxify toothpaste, I had sore, painful gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips. I was worried about tooth decay in my molars, so I wanted to switch to the Stannous fluoride formula. I have had an issue in the past with the 3D Whitening Toothpaste that caused pain in my lips and skin ripping off in pieces from my cheeks, so I knew that I had chosen the wrong toothpaste again. I have used Crest toothpaste all of my life, but I think I am done with it. This is the second toothpaste from Crest that has given me terrible mouth and gum pain. They should recall this product and reformulate it.
My dentist gave me a sample and, since I ran out of my Aquafresh last night, I decided to try it. While brushing, my mouth burned horribly and gums began to bleed profusely. I immediately stopped brushing and had to rinse with cool water many times to get the bleeding to stop. My gums never bleed when I brush and I brush vigorously, so I am certain this product caused it. My mouth is still irritated today. Thankfully, I found these reviews. There may be few of us, but with this serious a reaction, why is there nothing warning consumers of this possibility? Could not believe it! How can this product be available over the counter?
I have become very attentive to my dental health in the last few years, as I was combating gum issues. I got a coupon for Crest Detoxify at my dentist's office and figured I would give it a try. Unlike a lot of the other reviewers here, I had no symptoms in my mouth...no cankers, no pain. After about a week, I developed a cough that I blamed on a head cold, but it didn't go away. I blamed it on my hay fever, post-nasal drip when sleeping. Three bottles of cough syrup later, I still had no improvement. I did notice that it seemed worse after I brushed my teeth at night, but thought that it was maybe from leaning over the sink or something like that. It wasn't until I got really sick one day and just didn't brush my teeth that I noticed I wasn't having trouble breathing, and I wasn't coughing. I thought that maybe I was getting over the cough.
I used my kids' toothpaste yesterday (boring ordinary Colgate), with no issue. Then, this morning, I used my Crest Detoxify and within 2 minutes, I was having trouble breathing and my throat was closing up. That's when I realized that I wasn't struggling with a bad cough and congestion...I was having an anaphylactic reaction to the toothpaste! Even tonight, using a different toothpaste, I had a mild reaction -- I guess there was still residue in my brush. That's scary! Who expects to have that kind of reaction to toothpaste? I don't have reactions to much (outside of pet dander, hence the hay fever) and never expected to have my throat close up from toothpaste! This stuff is not just hazardous -- in my case, it may be life threatening! Needless to say, I am taking the rest of my tube to the doctor to have it, and me, tested. This stuff should have a hazard warning!!!
After 2 days of using Crest Pro Health Mouthwash I started feeling pain on my gums and teeth, sores under my tongue. After reading so many negative reviews online about this mouthwash I immediately stopped using it. Hopefully the sores and pain will go away soon.
I started using the Crest whitening mouthwash for about two days now and all of sudden develop a tingling sensation on my cheeks, the tip of my tongue???? Today I got up and under my tongue was sore. Very irritated. I had to constantly rinse my mouth with water to feel relief. I quickly suspected “it must be this mouthwash” so google it and found this site, thank God I did. I might have continued using the mouthwash and cause my permanent damage. I’m still feeling sore but God willing it’ll go away in a couple of days. ???? Somebody needs to bring a class action suit against Crest!!!
I'm so glad I decided to look this up and found that there are others like me. I've had 4 dental procedures this year, from infected gums, a cavity, root canal and two root canal re-treatments, due to root pulp infection. I'm thinking I must be doing something totally WRONG, right. I brush daily, and I have this wonderful clinical mouthwash so why is this happening. My mouth continues to get sores and then my gums started to peel!!! WTH! Talk about some scary stuff! I thought I was going crazy until I searched Crest Clinical Mouthwash. I've been a Crest person since I started brushing my teeth. I even used the clinical toothpaste not realizing that my gum inflammation and everything could have been caused by this product. Look, this stuff is horrible. Stop this now!!
I thought this would be a great product because it foams and goes under the gums. I used it for about 4 months thinking I'd have a great check up. The hygienist freaked out because I went from 1-3 to 4-5 deep pockets. I suspected it was the new toothpaste so I switched to Arm & Hammer complete care, baking soda based toothpaste. Guess what... My gums improved dramatically down to mostly 1-2 deep pockets at my last cleaning and it had been 8 months between cleanings this time.
I began using this product on four days ago, on a Monday. It is now the following Thursday, and I am dealing with the second day severe pain in mostly my lower gums, and a pain with burning sensation under my tongue. I started freaking out, thinking something was seriously wrong, then I researched side effects of this mouthwash. I found this site, among others, where people are sharing their experiences with very similar symptoms to mine. The symptoms started yesterday, but nothing thinking they could be related to the mouthwash, I used it last night and this morning again.
Then, something clicked, and I researched the product. As bad as my symptoms are, they aren't as bad as some describe here. Luckily, I have been using an SLS-free toothpaste. I can't imagine what I'd be going through if I had been using one with SLS, as the reaction might have been worse. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! Today, I've gone to a simple salt-water mix, so I'm hoping that will help clear up my mouth pain in a few days.
This product is horrible! So bad I had to look up why my mouth is in so much pain & glad I found a forum to express my concerns along with other customers. This product has caused my mouth to be in pain now for almost a week. It’s unbearable, extremely difficult to eat, and uncomfortable. I’ve even tried taking pain meds just to ease the pain. Product need to be REMOVED FROM MARKET!!!!
I started using this product as it seemed like a great new product. I am now suffering the consequences of too good to be true. My gums, lips, cheeks and tongue feel as if they have been burned. I have sores on my gums and lips. I have stopped using detoxify and the pain is subsiding. I am not sure what caused the reaction but no matter what it was my reaction was to throw the toothpaste away and go back to my old toothpaste.
I started using Crest 3D White and almost immediately had sores on my tongue, on the inside of my cheeks, and the tip of my tongue felt burnt. It was so painful I could barely sleep! I stopped using it for a few weeks and my mouth cleared up. I thought maybe I could use it periodically instead of daily. I used it now ONCE, and only about 3 hours later my mouth is completely sore again! What could be in this toothpaste that causes this? How is this safe?? For those experiencing the same pain as mine, I do recommend Biotene mouthwash. It helped my mouth heal quicker.
I bought this product because I noticed my gums were slightly receding. I thought it wouldn’t hurt, especially since it was alcohol free. After using it for one day and a half my gums are now red, irritable and painful. Little ulcers are throughout my mouth. The tip of my tongue feels burnt. I normally use Crest toothpaste as well. I believe maybe a chemical reaction occurred. Not sure but this is miserable!! Wish I would have read the reviews prior to using this product. Didn’t even think about that!
Whose bright idea was it to thin out the toothpaste? When I open the tube I get as much on the counter top as I get on my tooth brush. A tube now goes half as long as it used to. I will probably switch brands to something that stays in the tube until I squeeze it.
I started using Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 2x daily over 1 year ago. I went to the dentist complaining about the brown stains between all of my teeth and around the gum line. I told the dentist my gums were sore all of the time. She said was brushing too hard and to drink coffee through a straw. Okay, I started to do as she suggested and actually began using the mouthwash more and more often and brushed less. Brown stains returned, gums still sore but now my gums have receded so drastically that I need gum grafts.
I started researching the internet about staining, sore gums and finally today I found this Consumer Affairs site along with other people's complaints that their mouthwash was causing all of this. I am so mad! My gums are destroyed and I doubt I will ever get the stains removed from between my teeth. I have a supply of this horrible stuff that I paid $7.99 each. I have a dentist appointment on June 10, I am hoping she will get this message out to all of her patients. All of this time I thought I was really taking good care of my teeth. But now I have to see a periodontist for $3000.00 of painful gum grafts.
Crest Gum Detoxify caused a horrible burning pain! This was the second time I used this product. I thought it had really improved my gum health, had a dental checkup and the hygienist said they looked good. Continued using it, developed burning and sores on my tongue, thought I a thrush or something. Didn’t think about the toothpaste, quit using it mainly because of the cost and it went away. Time for another dental checkup so decided to use it again. After just a few days the burning started again and I developed sore on the inside of my bottom lip. This time it dawned on me that it might be the toothpaste. Stopped using 1 day ago and I can already tell a difference. So glad I finally figured it out. I hated having to give up so many foods because the burning sensation was so bad.
Okay I am a college student who was in search of a good Toothpaste. So I tried Crest Pro Health hearing a lot of good things about the toothpaste when about 5 months into using the toothpaste I noticed some odd staining on my teeth. I dug into a little background why people don't use Crest Pro Health and it TURNED OUT THAT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT CAUSES STAINS. WTF. Crest should count their blessings. It's just a small streak of my teeth that got stained by their crappy product. I wish I could give them negative stars. Stay away. Never touch. It's all advertisement. There are non ADA approved toothpastes better than Crest Pro Health.
~Burning sensation with spicy food.
~Weird post brushing sensations that were NOT PLEASURABLE AT ALL.
~Has a weird consistency.
~Crest Pro health is VERY TEMP. Sensitive.
~Strange overly sweet flavor
~Tasted way too good to be true.
TLDR: This tooth Paste by Crest Pro Health feels like one enormous scam. "Says Stainous Flouride whitens, when really it stains." WTF Please to anyone stay away.
Never Again... Detoxify Toothpaste. I have been using this product for over a month and started noticing the roof of my mouth was almost raw. I couldn't understand nor did I put two and two together. Thinking the worst, I thought I had mouth cancer! I never experienced such pain. It was difficult to eat and I was losing weight because of this. In the middle of the night, I started to think about what I was doing differently. What was I doing that had changed... then I figured out, this all started when I started using this toothpaste. I did my own experiment and stopped using it for a week. Guess what? My mouth is pain-free!!! Take this product off the market!!
I bought Crest gum detoxifying toothpaste and after a week or two my soft palate started getting very sore and I thought I had an infection. Than it went to my whole mouth being sore. Teeth and gums. Tongue was fine though. I assumed the worst because that’s just me. I was on the internet all week researching what would cause this pain( having no insurance) and decided to just deal with it. I took ** and NSAIDS and used **. I kept brushing and flossing (which was extremely painful) and then bought Listerine as well as this mouth pain relief wash. Finally after about a week to two weeks the pain diminished and I’m now stuck wondering is this toothpaste just completely horrible or was it just all the bacteria coming to the surface and my mouths healthier for it? I don’t know but I won’t be buying it again until I get insurance and talk with a dentist about the ingredients and my experience.
My dentist offered coupons for this product and I bought several tubes. Initially I thought the product helped as it did seem to neutralize and made teeth seem cleaner. After a few weeks I developed extreme gum and tooth pain. Could hardly chew food. Whole mouth was throbbing and I had difficulty sleeping. I didn't immediately attribute it to the toothpaste until things continued to worsen and I thought to google this product. On the Crest site all reviews were glowing. Thankfully I found this site, realized the toothpaste could be the source of the pain and stopped using the product. After a few days the throbbing has finally lessened and I am gaining some comfort in my mouth. I can only hope there is not permanent damage to my gums. The company needs to be made to pull this product.
On March 28, 2019, my dental hygienist gave me a sample tube of Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste to try. I used it twice a day for about three days. It seemed to irritate my gums so I reduced using this product to just once a day for a couple more days. My gums and tongue became so inflamed and sore that I stopped using it altogether. Blisters appeared along the sides of my tongue. It felt like the inside of my mouth had suffered a severe burn. My gums and tongue were so sore that I could not eat solid food for over a week and had difficulty sleeping because of the pain. In addition, my lower lip became very dry and cracked as if it was sunburned.
I ended up in the Dentistry department of my local hospital where I was prescribed a special oral rinse ($60) to use three times a day for two weeks. Although the inflammation of my gums and tongue has subsided, the inside corners of my mouth are still sore and my lower lip is still raw and chapped. This is 3 weeks after I stopped using this product. While this toothpaste may be fine for some consumers, it has certainly caused me considerable pain and discomfort.
For the past 5 weeks, after starting this toothpaste, I have had tender, swollen tongue with small sores, peeling inner lips, cracking, red painful hard palate, sore throat, constant slimy feeling of inner lips with tenderness and swelling, extremely dry mouth during the night, and what feels like a yeast infection of my tongue. I have never had anything like this, and was told by my sister last evening that she had similar symptoms after starting Crest products. Why are these products still on the market? This must stop. Why has there not been a class action lawsuit?
After the first day of using Crest Detoxify toothpaste I woke up to my tongue being burnt, sores on my tongue and my gums and my throat being sore. I can't drink anything without a straw or it hurts my mouth. Everything that I eat or drink doesn't seem to have a flavor or it's too sweet. We really need to get together as a group and sue this company.
First, thank you for this forum and thanks to all those who have taken the time to write about their experiences. I’ve only used Crest Pro Health Advanced Mouthwash for a couple of weeks at night only. Right off there was gum and tongue soreness. But the worst is how it affected my sense of taste. My morning coffee was just awful and it didn’t get better as the day progressed. Fortunately, everything was back to normal after skipping one night. I know we are supposed to kill all the bacteria in our mouths after brushing, but I’m not so sure the trade off is worth it. I will see my dentist and inquire about another, safer brand.
After using Crest 3D White toothpaste for the past few days, I noticed my mouth and tongue were getting sores and my gums have become increasingly raw and sore. It's the middle of the night and I'm in pain. A lot of pain. I thought back to the last time I felt this type of pain and it was when I used Crest whitening strips a while back (which I quit using). I will never use Crest products again and have thrown every Crest item in my house out. I only hope this heals soon as I am miserable.
It never occurred to me that the mouthwash that I was using was causing craters on my palate and blistered gums. Because I was in pain I actually doubled down on the mouthwash. After all there was no alcohol in the product so it couldn’t be that strong! I thought I had a vitamin deficiency so I went to the doctor and had multiple rounds of blood drawn. It wasn’t until I looked online that I realized that mouthwash could be responsible for this horrific pain. I did oil pulling with coconut oil and after one day it was 80% better. There should be a large warning posted on the bottle warning that an allergic reaction and/or reaction with toothpaste is possible. Shame on the company. The pain I experienced was terrible.
Somebody help me. I watched the Commercials on Crest Detoxify and Gum Enamel Repair. I went and Finally purchased both products. The other day my back Molar CRACKED!! Last Night a bottom tooth out of blue CRACKED!!! I am in no way can afford to go to Dentist. The only change is Using Crest Detoxify and Gum Enamel Repair. This is awful to me. Is anyone Experience breaking teeth from using these products???? HELP. MY TEETH ARE BREAKING NOW.
I started using Crest Pro Health about two weeks ago. I noticed odd feeling about three days in not being able to taste foods. I assumed it’s working protecting my teeth/gums. By the second week I start having pain/burning while swishing but not alarming thought well LISTERINE burns more but also thinking this is alcohol free. Anyhow I wake up in the middle of the night and my tongue is swollen and under my tongue is swollen. I can’t talk clearly. I go to urgent care. He thinks it’s a Chemical burn but it mimics salivary gland being blocked because how much pain I was in and how swollen my gland was. I also have skin ulcers on my gums which bleeds upon brushing or wiping or touching with my tongue. I’m being sent to ent on Monday. Instinct was screaming at me many times. Allergic reaction chemical burn... dry tongue/dry mouth that produced the saliva gland blockage. Stop using Crest products! I have pictures if anyone care to see.
I sometimes have trouble getting all the areas on my gums, especially on the top corners. Noticed a few red spots and heard about this product and thought it may be helpful. First time I used it, I could feel the foaminess and figured that meant it working. By the next day already, noticing this weird taste in my mouth and especially on my tongue. Didn't know what was going on, but didn't think of it maybe being the toothpaste. Was a few days later (after I had used it about 6 times) I found all of the negative reviews. Immediately stopped using it, but still feeling the effects for days after. Finally, have resorted to using ice cubes on tongue and it has provided some relief. Is like it burned my tongue. It may work for some, but not for me.
I used Crest Pro-Health mouthwash. I gargled it after brushing with Colgate toothpaste. After spitting it out almost immediately my tongue and the inside of my cheeks became super red and swollen, with blisters and ulcers forming under the tongue. It hurts even to speak. I cannot eat and drink for more than 2 days. I thought it was the Colgate toothpaste, but after doing a little reading I came across this dentist online and they explained that is has something to do with the anionic compound sodium lauryl sulfate (found in Colgate toothpaste) and the cationic compound cetyl pyridinium chloride (found in Crest Pro Health) neutralizing each other which results in the dryness and stinginess. I vow to never use this again.
I bought this product for the first time less than a week ago. I used it twice a day for 3 days in a row. Yesterday, I had noticed some mouth sores (which I do not get often). Last night, I had noticed white patches on both sides of my tongue and covering the entire area underneath my tongue, along with little clusters of sores. Today, my whole mouth is in pain and I’ve never experienced something like this in my life. I’m sure this is a great product that works for some people, but it did not agree with me.
I started using Crest gum detoxify about a month ago. A couple days in my gums on one side swelled and had little white blisters and was painful. I thought maybe I had just brushed too hard and irritated it. It resolved itself after a couple days. I sort of thought the toothpaste had something to do with it but I thought I’ll keep using it since it went away eventually. Fast forward to now, my gums are experiencing the same thing in another area only it feels much worse! I had to google if this was happening to anyone else and sure enough I found these reviews! I feel better knowing that I’m not alone and that if I quit using it the pain and blisters should stop. At the same time I’m terrified because the pain is so bad I can’t sleep! I wish I read the reviews on this product before I used it! Please STAY AWAY FROM IT! I agree with the other comment, they should be sued!
I used this 2x a day for about a month and got a sore on my tongue. A few days later my tongue felt burnt and lost my tastes. The next day I got paraesthesia where my face was numb and tingling. I went to the ER they did CT scan and MRI, and all normal. The doctor said the sore on the tongue caused a viral infection which gave me Bell’s palsy so nerve inflammation and half my face is droopy and it’s hard to eat or drink without a straw. He gave me a steroid to take for 10 days to try and reduce the inflammation. And said to rest no stress and try to stay healthy lifestyle. I stopped the Crest and my tongue is regaining its feeling. I’ve read where Crest can cause canker sores and lead to paraesthesia and it happened to me.
I had a root canal and my dentist said it is better to rinse my mouth since I only have a temporary filling for a week. I don't use mouthwash in general. I gargled with Crest mouthwash and woke up with very severe sore throat next morning. Cannot even swallow anything.
I have used this product at 2 different times with the same result - severe tooth pain and mouth sores. After about 4 days of twice per day brushing I developed the pain and sores. Once I I stopped using the product, it took about 2 days for the pain to stop and sores heal. I have tossed out my tubes and switched to a different product. The pain was awful - I thought I was going to have to go to urgent care for pain meds.
This has got to be the most terrible toothpaste that I have ever used. Just 2 days into using it my mouth, mostly my tongue became really sore. I feel like I have burned my entire tongue with boiling water. There are white sores everywhere. I see that this happens a lot to others as well. Make sure you do some research before buying a new toothpaste. This one is terrible. Back to Colgate I go. They should be sued.
I bought this product a couple of weeks back and after using it for a few days I noticed my teeth started to become more sensitive, my mouth felt dry and burned, while there was a constant chemical taste in my mouth. The pain progressed to the point that even breathing in cold air was excruciating. When I looked at my gums I also noticed they had receded to points they hadn't been before use. I recalled as I sat there, miserable, grumpy, and freaking out about my gums, that this all started when I switched product. I also recalled I had tried a Crest mouthwash years ago and had stopped using it because of similar effects and once I stopped using it, my mouth went back to normal. So, I've gone back to my old product and after one day I am already feeling better. This stuff is straight poison.
I have used this product three times and my teeth are extremely sensitive and my gums hurt. I have never had a product do this to my teeth and gums. This product is horrible! I would not recommend this product to anyone! I will be going back to my old toothpaste that I've used for years. As far as my mouthwash I'll be throwing Crest away and going back to Listerine. That never gave me any problems. I wish I would have read these reviews before I use the product. It would have saved me a lot of pain.
I started using Crest 3-D whitening toothpaste a few months ago, and I started noticing, that at night my mouth would become so dry, I would have to keep a glass of water by my bed, to rinse my mouth... So I thought why all of a sudden this has started, so I stop using it, and within a day, my mouth got back to normal... I was talking to a friend this morning, and was telling him, and he said, "It's strange you say this, because I have have to keep a bottle of water by my bed, because my mouth gets so dry..."
I started using Crest 3D Whitening about a year ago. At first I thought it was working for me. Over time my teeth had became so sensitive. I couldn't stand to drink or eat anything hot or cold. I went to the dentist and I was told to use it only a few days a week not daily. I tried that. Then I noticed my throat had started to become itchy and sore. It had become unbearable so I stopped using it. I haven't had the sore throat in a few days. My husband had been using the same product. He's been using it for about 3 months. He's currently experiencing mouth sores and a sore throat daily. He thinking that it's an infection or something. I told him to stop using the product. He didn't think it could be the toothpaste because Crest has been on the market for years. We'll see how he feels after a week.
My children and I began using Crest Brilliance mouthwash in mid-July of this year. Our tongues all became incredibly painful and the sublingual area (underneath) swelled and was excruciating. We stopped using it, but it was too late. We developed mucocele and lesions, bizarre growths. I lost my sense of taste, we all developed painful white and red lines inside our cheeks and lips, jaw swelling and pain, our palates turned yellow and the inside of our mouths became covered in broken blood vessels. We became seriously ill - we were seen in the e.r. multiple times, medics have been to the house twice for me. We have seen 4 different specialists. My family thought I was going to die.
I am 36 years old. I do not have insurance. It is now the end of December, almost Christmas. I have been referred to immunology based on my labwork and the timeline of events. My children fared better than I did, as they did not use the product as often or as long as I did, but it has been horrific knowing what kind of pain they have gone through and being powerless to stop it. I am now $30000 in debt. I lost my job. My body is very weak. Prior to this, I was an exceptionally healthy and active person. I loved my life. The pain that I have experienced since I used this product caused me to seriously consider taking my own life at many points. Please for the love of God someone make them remove this product before it destroys another family. It is extremely dangerous. I need a lawyer.
I’ve been using Crest for a long time and I have never had an experience like this. I was brushing my teeth like usual and when I rinsed my mouth I immediately noticed redness and swelling around my lips and mouth. This is my chin now two days after. I have scabbing and swelling. I wonder why Crest hasn’t pulled the products. It’s obvious something is going on!
I started using Crest detoxify toothpaste a few days ago. Last night out of nowhere, I was drinking blood. Scared me because there was no reason for it and it has never happened before. This morning I brushed my teeth and my mouth bleed like crazy. Tonight I brushed my teeth and my mouth blood like crazy. I now believe it has to do with the Crest Detoxify. I will no longer use it and I'm sure the problem will go away.
I started using Crest Cinnamon about a month ago. I only used it on occasion. I never put two and two together until recently. A few times after I washed my face and brushed my teeth I would notice a severe swelling around my mouth and lips. I excused it thinking it was my facecloth being too rough or something. This happened a few times. The other day, I used the toothpaste and when I finished rinsing my mouth I looked in the mirror and instantly my entire mouth started to swell. My chin and lips started to get bright red and burn like a bee sting. I still wasn't sure it was the toothpaste because I used it before and thought it was just strong in the cinnamon. Last night I took the toothpaste and was again about to use it, but instead... I took a dime size amount out and put it on the top of my hand. Waited literally 4 seconds and rinsed it off.
Within seconds my hand started to swell and get warm to HOT. It lasted and got worse for about 1 hr. I have to say, I volunteer at the local animal shelter and we have to use straight bleach when we clean. I NEVER have had a reaction to any cleanser or detergent like this toothpaste. The scariest part, is that it is going in my mouth. Remembering the one time I used it, I thought I was having an allergic reaction to food, because I felt close to anaphylaxis! I have now determined it is this toothpaste! I will NEVER use a Crest product again. This is truly the scariest thing to think that some chemical in their toothpaste is doing this to me. If it had that reaction on my skin of my hand, what if it got accidentally in my eye or?? Please be aware of this reaction and do not use this toothpaste.
Updated on 11/28/2018: Since I stopped using the Gum Detoxify toothpaste and Crest Pro Health Advanced Mouthwash all of the pain and dental issues have completely stopped. The jaw pain was completely gone 3 days after I stopped using the products. I switched to Tom’s toothpaste with Fluoride and Tom’s Wicked Fresh Mouthwash. I am 100% certain that this was the cause of my dental issues.
Original Review: I’m sitting here at 4 am writing this review; because, I can’t sleep due to severe mouth pain. I suspect that the Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste is the cause. My wife gave me the product about a month ago. That was about the time of my last dentist appointment. I started noticing some minor mouth pain about a week ago. It kept getting worse. I figured I was just grinding my teeth, but I have been wearing a mouth guard. Tonight I flossed then I rinsed with Crest 3D advanced mouthwash. Then I brushed my teeth. The toothpaste felt very different, I double checked to make sure I hadn’t put the wrong cream on the brush. The severe pain started about 15 minutes later. It feels like my gums and jaw are throbbing. Almost like a toothache, but there is no sensitivity from rinsing with cold water. My upper gums feel like they are on fire. I’m going to stop using the toothpaste and mouthwash to see if it clears up.
I purchased this item 2 weeks ago, and it literally burned the inside and the outside of my mouth so severely, that I now have to see my dermatologist today. I was unable to eat or drink without a straw this past weekend due to the scabbing/bleeding/peeling/stinging on my lips, plus the sores on the inside of my mouth. I’ve never experienced such a reaction to a product in my life! I emailed Crest.com...but they never responded.
Share your experience with me! I similarly had a bad experience with Crest Pro-Health! The toothpaste caused the skin inside my mouth to peel off and my lips are still suffering! Would anyone want to help me figure out what is causing this to happen? Please email me at **. Thank you!
I had to have a tooth pulled in early June due to grinding that had worn a hole clear through a tooth. Although the dentist said that my gums and the other teeth were in good shape, I have no insurance and cannot afford cleanings twice a year. So, he recommended that I begin using Crest Gum and Enamel Repair. For the first few weeks, it seemed fine. Then my gums started to swell. My mouth was so sore, I seriously thought I had a gum infection. The skin began to peel away from the gums around my teeth. I had white ulcers on the inside of my cheeks and on the gums.
I called the dentist for an appointment and told them what was going on. The receptionist said she would make it for a few weeks out but in the meantime, to stop using the Crest Gum & Enamel Repair and see if it didn't clear up. Sure enough, it did and I canceled the appointment. Apparently, it was a reaction to the stannous fluoride in the toothpaste. Now, I just use baking soda. Yes, it tastes nasty but it does the job of removing the plaque without risking damage to my gums. Crest should really put a warning on this stuff about how powerful it is. It might be great for somebody with a lot of plaque build up but for somebody with no dental problems, it can really do some damage. Never again!
I have had this toothpaste a number of months (Crest 3D White), and didn't have very many negatives except it tasted really chemically (most toothpastes do). Around the 5th or 6th month I started to use this twice a day, instead of just once a day. That is when I started to notice that my tongue was getting a strange numbing/tingling sensation. I went to the doctors and they ran a full neuro suite on me (testing for signs of MS, ALS, Parkinson's etc), and any sign of inflammation in the oro-esophageal area.
They noted that I seemed to have a acute case of gingivitis plus irritated peritonsillar area and prescribed a mouthwash (of which made things worse. It was ** I believe). I eventually started to feel like I was losing my mind, and started scouring the web for answers. I looked at everything from black mold to reflux (of which your doctor will HAPPILY prescribe PPIs for btw). I personally believe reflux is the most overdiagnosed disease at this point. Google anything about the topic of burning mouth and you are sure to find nothing about TOOTHPASTE, except, well here. I was starting to feel like there was a conspiracy about it.
All that aside, I found that if I did not use my toothpaste, the burning feeling subsided, and the numbing in my tongue seems to stay a little. It seems that there is some longer term damage from it that affects the tongue (a very sensitive bit of tissue), and this is likely because the taste buds are destroyed from the various caustic ingredients in the toothpaste. I have read other reviews that say some paraesthesia even after a month or so seems to go on. I think this might be because of the damage needing repair and all that. It is possible that some of the damage is permanent. There is really no way to tell.
I forgot to mention that aside from the burning and gingivitis, my gums began to recede... Anyways, this stuff is toxic, DO NOT USE IT, PERIOD. Why it is on the shelves is beyond me. It contains sodium hydroxide (lye), which is used to clean pipes. WHY is this in a toothpaste you ask? The claim is that it neutralizes the acids in the toothpaste, but if that is the case, why add the acids to begin with? Again, my mind keeps going into paranoia of a conspiracy on the level of the flouride crisis here in the USA.
After 3 or 4 days that I had started using Crest Gum Detoxify and Crest Gum Care Oral Rinse I developed the worst pain along my gums that progressed to my whole mouth, my jaw, my tongue, and my throat. I was in so much pain I made an appointment with my dentist who took x-rays but couldn't find anything. Usually with a toothache you have clues that you have a problem, but this just developed overnight. I didn't even think to let him know I had started using these products. I missed 2 1/2 days of work. I was in so much pain. Since I stopped using the products the pain has pretty much gone away. I called Crest and I'm getting a refund.
I have had the worst experience with this toothpaste. Burning mouth, peeling jaws, irritated tongue. You would think a toothpaste would have a person running back & fourth to the dentist thinking they are about to lose their mind. Prescriptions the dentist are not helping. Why? Because it's the toothpaste you are using. My God. Dentist getting richer & my mouth is still in pain.
I brought this crest 3D whitener and it did make my teeth white and I are very pleased with the whitening. Then I start experiencing burning of the tongue, Blackness of the tongue, sore throat. You know I'm trying to figure out what is this, I even went to the doctor. He gave me some fungus medicine. I took the fungus medicine. Nothing happen. The Blackness still on my tongue, then I got concerned and scared because I never experienced nothing like this before and I'm always in the dentist office. I brush, I floss, I do all the right things but I was trying to figure out why is my tongue feeling numb. Why is it burning? My taste bud is gone. So reading all the reviews I realized it's Crest toothpaste and the mouthwash. Never again will I use it again. As of today 9/22/18 I'm putting it in the trash and I'm going back to Colgate.
So 2 days ago I bought Crest Toothpaste Detoxify and Crest Clinical Mouthwash and I noticed today when I woke up that there was a lot of pain in my mouth from my gums and tongue. There are these white spots in my lower jaw that would bleed when I touched them. The tip of my tongue is really red and swollen to the point it feels like it's been burned pretty badly. I was really hoping that these products would work, I feel like I possibly have gotten a chemical burn from either one of the products or both. I'm really worried about the kind of chemicals that are in these products because I have never had this happen to me before.
When brushing my teeth with this toothpaste I'd always get a never ending mint aftertaste even though I had brushed my teeth 9 hours ago! It got to the point where my tongue almost felt numb after repeated use and I immediately went back to Colgate. Stay away from Crest! It's made by Proctor and Gamble which makes a ton of different product lines!
I started using Crest detoxify, and later in the day I noticed a pain in my gums. Thinking the toothpaste was really working, I thought no more of it. I brushed again using the Crest detoxify. This time my mouth was in severe pain, my gums began to swell and the skin started peeling off. This not only happened to my gums, but the entire inside of my mouth. My Dr. said it looks like a bad chemical reaction. Be careful using this product, it is harmful to some.
I had been using this product for about six weeks when the hygienist told me my gums were a mess. The next appt was better with Crest detoxify. Then my jaw started giving me pain to the point that I couldn’t close my mouth all the way because it hurt so bad. I didn’t realize this product was the cause until we went camping for a week and I used a different toothpaste in my travel bag. The pain went away and I could comfortably chew on that side. We get back home and I went back to the detoxify toothpaste and the same problem occurs. I stopped using it and the pain disappeared. I’m convinced it was this toothpaste causing the problem. Be careful with it!
I used Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening for 3 to 4 weeks before feeling a deep aching tooth pain. I felt maybe I should go to the dentist, so I scheduled an appointment. I could not get seen for 2 weeks. I decided to wait and deal with the pain. Then my other tooth started hurting. That was strange, never had I had 2 teeth at the same time hurting. Worse yet, 2 more teeth started to give me a deep throbbing pain. That's 4 teeth at the same time. I used clove oil, ** and gargled with whiskey and Listerine to try and kill the pain. It kept coming back. Just yesterday my wife was in severe tooth pain after she had just visited the dentist for a cleaning 2 days before and she had no problems or cavities.
I have never expected to be attacked by a poisonous product that is on store shelves. I am sitting here at 4 am because I cannot sleep because of the pain caused by this product. Greed is the motivation behind Proctor and Gamble selling these products that are not checked by anyone and are sold to consumers to be some kind of lab experiment. I want to sue them so that other consumers do not have to feel the pain that my wife and I are experiencing after using their product. We are not your personal experiment Proctor and Gamble!!! And, you are not above the Law.
I am extremely disappointed with Crest Pro-Health toothpaste. Every time I used it, a thin layer of skin would come off of my entire mouth. The lid on the tube is always in the way, & when squeezing the tube, the toothpaste gets everywhere. The toothpaste is also too liquid. I am a senior & have never in my life submitted a complaint about a product. I will never buy this product & my word of mouth will be against this product. I will, however, still purchase standard Crest Toothpaste. Thank you for hearing my concerns.
Do not buy Crest Baking Soda Toothpaste! I have been using this toothpaste for about two months with no problems but yesterday morning I woke up with painful ulcers (canker sores) inside my mouth. I brushed my teeth twice with this toothpaste yesterday (as usual) without realizing that they caused my ulcers. But when I woke up this morning, the ulcers were even worse. It now hurts to smile and talk and move my mouth in general. Also, it hurts a lot when I brush my teeth and I can only eat soft foods.
Hey, I have been bleaching my teeth for several months and I use the same whitening – Crest Health Pro and now I have been noticing some areas of my gum-lines are turning grey/brown. I got scared so I read up on it, and it said that the spots comes from using whitening for your teeth… I went on the internet to find out how to clear it up… It said to use some hydroperoxide to clear it up and discontinue the Crest, and don't brush too hard. While I guess, I used too much peroxide because, now my tongue is all messed up; brown and hairy looking. Yes hairy looking. I looked that hairy condition up and it said too much peroxide. Going to dentist today.
I only used this Crest 3D White toothpaste product 3 times before I started having gum pain. This morning after using it for the third time my gums are really sore and it felt like I was jabbing my gums with a wire brush while I was brushing my teeth. All day long I am feeling sick!
After 2 weeks or so using it, my gums are red and sore and it feels like I burned the inside of my lips and gums. I am off it for 2 days and I am slowly feeling better. I'm throwing it in the trash. I have always had healthy gums but was using it for whitening.
I used it (Crest Pro Health Clinical Mouthwash) two days ago. I stopped today when I realized this stuff was the reason for two huge sores on my gums and my tongue feeling like the first layer of skin has been burned off. I'm contacting lawyers to feel if there's any traction to a class action suit. This product is causing thousands of dollars in physical and emotional damage.
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Oral Rinse - I used this product for the first time yesterday morning. I noticed a white foam covering the inside of my mouth, tongue, and cheeks. I assumed it was because this product contains peroxide and it was just cleaning everything thoroughly. I used it again last night. As I was swishing, I noticed a burning sensation on the inside of my cheeks. Once again, I just assumed that meant it was working and killing the bacteria. I continued swishing a few more seconds, the pain increased, and a stabbing sensation went through my jaw and into my ear. I spit the product out as fast as I could. I went to bed and woke up this morning with the side of my face swollen and tender. There is nothing going on inside of my mouth that I can see or feel, however my lymph nodes by my jaw bones on the right side of my face are very swollen. It is uncomfortable to turn my head, talk, etc. The pain radiates into my ear.
I’m so glad I found these reviews. I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out why my lips have turned almost black over the past two months. They have been so dry, and they feel like they are swelling at the same time. At times they go from being cracked and bleeding to feeling like they are smooth yet tough like leather. No amount of lip balm or almond oil has helped. My lips have always been a rosy pink until I started using this toothpaste. I truly hope that now that I’ve figured it out that they will turn back to the correct color.
I purchased Crest Pro Health Advanced "Extra Deep Clean" mouthwash and used it 2x a day. The second day I noticed that the tip of my tongue felt burned and my tastebuds were visible. At that point I had not realized that it was from the mouthwash. I continued use. The next day after using it again I noticed that my mouth tasted metallic and food tasted weird. Later on I noticed that I had an open sore above my gums that looked like a burn. It was extremely painful. I haven't eaten for two days and have been in bed rinsing my mouth with warm salt water every 20 minutes to soothe the discomfort and pain. I have a dentist appointment tomorrow to deal with all of this. Crest should have to pay for this, I am irate that something as simple as a mouthwash has destroyed my tastebuds, my tongue, my inner cheek and gum damage.
I have searched online and saw HUNDREDS of other consumers who had the same issue. I am disgusted that this product is still allowed on shelves. I typically use Listerine (my whole life) and never had this issue ever before. I purchased this on a whim as it was on sale at target, biggest mistake I've ever made. I dumped the remaining product down the drain so no one else would use it. I am so upset and hope someone reaches out to rectify this situation. I genuinely hope this does not happen to another person, this has been a nightmare. Thank you.
I have been using the toothpaste and also the mouth cleaning fluoride. My gum is irritated, inflamed. Inside my cheeks my skin turned white. Finally I had also terrible stomach issues for almost 10 days and lost weight.
Wish I had never started using Crest Pro Health Mouthwash. After about a week the tip of my tongue started burning and I have cracks and sores on my tongue. Never had anything like this happen before. It's so painful. Changed toothpaste and stopped the mouthwash but my tongue is not clearing up, any kind of toothpaste irritates my tongue, how can I heal these cracks and sores??!!
I thought I was going nuts until I found this website. Crest Pro-Health toothpaste burned my mouth after using it for about two weeks. I went on vacation for a week shortly after buying it and used a different brand, and the symptoms pretty much went away. At that time I didn’t realize it was toothpaste causing my mouth to burn. I figured out it was the Crest toothpaste after returning home and using it again, making my symptoms come back even worse this time. My whole tongue is sore and raw, the inside of my cheeks and lips are covered in blisters and are shedding skin. It hurts to talk and eat anything solid.
I smell a lawsuit coming to Crest really soon considering the amount of people who have been harmed by their products with no warning labels or anything to signal consumers of a possible chemical burn in their mouths. Complete gross negligence on their part for continuing to have these products available to the public after the amount of complaints I’ve seen. It’s not even just the Pro-Health toothpaste, many people are experiencing the same reactions from a variety of their products, including mouthwash. Do not buy any Crest products.
Crest Prohealth Clinical Oral Rinse - I bought this mouthwash/oral rinse 2 days ago from CVS. The first time I used it there was a slight burn to my tongue and gums. I thought maybe that is how it is supposed to feel. I used it again for a second time that night, making sure I followed the directions exactly on the bottle. Slight burn again so I rinsed my mouth out with water. A few hours later I smoked a cigarette, well tried to... After 2 puffs my entire mouth was on fire. Today I have a large blister/raw gash on my front gums where the top fold from my lips meet the gums and a burnt tongue as if I drank scalding hot coffee. I would not recommend using this product at all and especially don't use it if you smoke cigarettes and I think possible burning should be listed on the label as a side effect.
I am a dental hygienist. By law every year I must take 30 hours of continuing education courses every 2 years to keep up to date with new research and technology. I recently attended a continuing education course that Crest sponsored. The course was on care for patients with cancer. Before the presenter spoke, a representative from Crest got up to promote Crest Pro-Health as a wonderful dentifrice (toothpaste) for oncology (cancer) patients.
During the presentation there was a slide in slideshow reading that toothpaste containing SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) should not be used by patients going through cancer treatment. After the talk I asked the presenter why the Crest rep would have suggested Crest Pro Health. The speaker said that the rep had told her not to educate us that Crest Pro Health contains sodium lauryl sulfate and was actually not a suitable dentifrice for these patients. As a healthcare provider I am disgusted in this money making business tactic. I will never recommend their product to my patients. How dare this company mis-educate a room full of health care providers and encourage us to wrongly use your product. I want to seek out someone with legal power to share my complaint with.
I used the Crest Pro Health Original Clean Mint toothpaste 3 times last week, Wednesday and twice Thursday. I noticed that the mint flavor was more intense than I normally experience from other toothpastes that I have used. By the 2nd and 3rd time that I used it, I felt like the mint was burning my mouth and lips. I tried to rinse my mouth out but couldn't get that overly intense mint taste out. My upper lip was quite a bit chapped and sore on Friday. I was reaching for a chapstick with no relief and my lips became redder and tiny blister formed all around the outside of my mouth, I had a big blister on the inside of my bottom lip, and my tongue was red and swollen. By Monday I went to the doctor and I am now taking steroids. It is starting to subside a little but it is still red in the area where the redness and dryness first started. I will not be using this product or any other Crest product in the future.
If I could give no stars I would. Within days of using this Crest 3D Brilliance Toothpaste I have had a reaction of burning throat, tonsils, roof of mouth, metallic taste and itching ears. This is scary after reading all of these reviews. I have the tube of toothpaste that I will keep for further follow-up.
I opened a tube of this Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening toothpaste on Sunday morning and after 5 uses by Tuesday morning my gums were bleeding and I had a line of blisters on the inside of my bottom lip. I see many of the same complaints on here. Crest should be held responsible and at a minimum issue a recall so this pain and suffering does not happen to another 800 people.
I bought some yesterday (Crest Cinnamon toothpaste). Used it this morning. Within 5 seconds the skin all around my mouth turned red and started burning, my lips turned pure red. I rinsed and rinsed my mouth and face at least 50 times. It has been 5 hours and I still have the rash on my face. What could be in this toothpaste to cause this? I don't know.
I tried Crest Pro Health Mouthwash & it burnt my mouth. I couldn't eat or drink for several days. I checked on the web and found many complaints. My sister & her son had the same problem. Her doctor thought she had cancer of the mouth & tongue until they realized it was this product. I stopped using it and my mouth healed and then I used a tube of the Crest Pro Health Toothpaste and I immediately started having problems again. I have a health problem that can cause seizures when I dehydrate. Not being able to drink for three days was a serious health issue. They need to get the Pro Health Products off the shelf. I dumped the product down the drain and I don't have a receipt.
A week or so after using the toothpaste I realized the correlation. I had heart palpitations, loss of breath, headaches, teeth/sinus pressure, lethargic (excessive at times) teeth aches/grinding and back pain. It was horrible and I'm hardly one to feel bad. It was with no doubt the toothpaste. I stopped using it and life went back to normal. This product should be removed from the shelves.
I prefer Crest Toothpaste but the flip tops on their tubes do not stay closed. Very poor design. As a result, toothpaste oozes out and gets all over everything else. I have to keep the tube in a plastic bag but that is ridiculous. Do you sell toothpaste in a container that has the old fashioned screw on lid that does stay shut? I can get that in travel size but that is not very cost effective.
Crest Pro Health Mouthwash - I felt the need to create an account just to let people know that YOU SHOULD NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! Seriously. Why it continues to be on store shelves is beyond my comprehension. After only a single use of this product, I noticed a magnitude of problems. I brush my teeth and rinse my mouth every night before going to sleep, and after I had finished using it and spit it out I noticed that the burning sensation lingered for an unusually long time. It lasted until I fell asleep, essentially.
The morning when I woke up, I immediately felt that the inside of my mouth was in excruciating pain. I looked at the mirror and into my mouth and saw at least 5 different cold sores covering the inside of my mouth and lips. There were even 2 on the edges of my tongue and 1 underneath! I can barely move my tongue without feeling like I'm eating razor blades. I also noticed later in the day that there was this weird film like substance in my mouth. It turns out that this was dead skin that the mouthwash burned off the bottom of my lip. This is absurd. It has been 4 days since I used the mouthwash, and I am still in great pain. This is DEFINITELY not something that should be sold in stores to the public.
I switched toothpastes and began using Crest 3D White and got a mouth ulcer. I figured if I brushed extra it would help it go away so I began brushing three times a day! I started to get worried when about eight ulcers popped up and two began to merge and form a large cavity behind my back tooth. The pain was so intense I went to an emergency care center and was given an antibiotic and numbing medicine. To my surprise the doctor asked me if I recently switched tooth paste and when I said yes he was not surprised! I've gone back to the previous brand and all my mouth issues are gone. I'll never buy Crest for me or my family again! With the cost of the clinic added in this was the most expensive toothpaste switch ever.
I began using 3D white toothpaste and Mouthwash as I thought I would treat myself to whiter teeth! I need this to look great in my business and thought brushing daily will help keep my teeth whiter in between the expensive treatments. At first, it made my teeth really white and I should of only used once a week and only one time. No I brushed three times a day. My mouth became sensitive, sores like herpes that I never had before and metallic taste in my mouth. I went on a long trip for two plus weeks and took my other tooth paste. No problems in my mouth! Pain and irritation went away. My enamel on my teeth became less sensitive. All was great!
I came home and began using this 3D stuff again. OH my, I had Fever blisters in my mouth, tongue, inside cheeks, headaches, metallic taste, tooth sensitivity and I was physically sick! I went up to internet to see what the heck! I traced it to Medication... I figured the only New thing I introduced into my body was this horrible 3D white stuff. I quit then! I brushed with Sensodyne tooth paste. Rinsed with Crest sensitive mouthwash the dentist gave me and in minutes the sores were gone! Two days later my teeth are still sensitive and the metallic taste is there and headache but slowly going away. I have been poisoned! This should only be used sparingly with warning as any dental whitener in trays. Not daily! Lot number # 704416 expja19. I cannot find the lot number on the 3D mouth wash. Just says 90901942.
Please do NOT buy this product. I don't know what they were thinking putting this stuff on the shelf. After one use of this product you will notice the skin in your cheeks peeling off. It's actually really disgusting. Toothpaste should not do that, you'll notice a really odd film coming off of your lips and cheeks thinking it's the film the toothpaste left behind, but really it's your own skin dying and peeling off. I passed this mild side effect off as harmless, until about 1.5 weeks into using the toothpaste, I started noticing that brushing my teeth was becoming very painful. It felt like my gum line was receding.
A day later I started getting cuts in my mouth, and my tongue feeling sensitive like I just burned it after eating really hot soup. I also had sores on my inner lips possibly from the product thinning out the skin inside my mouth. I truly dreaded brushing my teeth every morning and night, to the point that I would only brush for 10 seconds just to get it done and over with. At first I thought my toothbrush was getting old, and it was time to get a new one. Well I did and lo and behold my gums, lips, and tongue were still hurting whenever I would brush. This went on for another week.
I finally decided to go back to Colgate. About 4 days later I noticed there was less and less pain than when I was brushing with Crest. I'm about 2 weeks in from switching, and the pain is almost gone. This review along with the others should be proof that this product is NOT safe. I have no idea how it passed the FDA. This product is rubbish, and I'm very glad I found these reviews to confirm that.
Wow, so glad that I found this site. Could not figure out what happened!!! Only used this mouthwash twice and my gums are full of blisters. I just went and bought Xyli-White mouthwash from NOW at the health food store and finally got some relief from the pain. I also bought some probiotic powder, **, and a b-complex vitamin to offset these blisters. I had no idea until I came to this page what happened. Why is this on the shelf??? You can find the Xyli-White mouthwash on Amazon. I just went and looked. It is the only thing that has given me any relief. Good luck and God Bless!! Sheesh!
I started using this toothpaste (Crest Pro Health) a couple of days ago and now both my husband and I have blisters all over our mouths. My lips are swollen and my gums are inflamed. This has never happened before with any other toothpaste. They need to remove this from store shelves immediately before more people have to suffer. I honestly thought that I had contracted Herpangina, that's how much these blisters hurt. Even the skin inside my mouth is peeling off. It's absolutely disgusting.
After using Crest 3D White for 3 days, my mouth is on fire. I just figured out that it was the toothpaste as I started to brush, I could stand the burning. Anything other than water causes my mouth to burn all the way down my throat. I have sores on my lips and tongue. This stuff is poison.
Thank you Lord, that I found this page. I have been going crazy, had blood work done, stop taking blood pressure medication, because of the severe lip soreness, and redness that I have and I couldn't figure out it was the Crest 3D. I really thought I was dehydrated, had tons of Gatorade and lots of liquid, my doctor ran an electrolyte test, because of the pain and problems with my lips, specially the upper one. I have taken ** for it, thinking I had an allergic reaction, I blame my lipstick, make up, and I couldn't figure out, until I starting searching for side effects of Crest 3D. Well, this is very unfair. Such an expensive product, and so many side effects. I also went to the ENT doctor, because my throat hurts too. I will seek legal advice. This is really ridiculous.
I used this Crest "Pro Health" toothpaste and mouthwash for a period of two weeks. During this time I noticed my gums were swelling. I passed it off as gingivitis so I started brushing my teeth more. Two weeks later I am in severe pain. I can't eat solid food. It hurts to speak and I am in constant pain. My gums have receded substantially. My doctor was flabbergasted. I went to three doctors and my dentist. All of them seemed to think it was a viral infection.
It took me two weeks to realize that I switched toothpaste and mouthwash. I found this site and noticed that people have been having the same experience as me. It's been 72 hours since I stopped using the toothpaste and mouthwash. I'm still in excruciating pain. Please don't use this toothpaste. It's terrifying what it's done to my mouth. Permanent irreversible damage. If anyone has any idea how long this lasts or any tips on how to deal with the pain please let me know. I'm in constant pain.
I purchased this Crest 3d White Whitening Toothpaste as I recently had tooth whitening and want to maintain the look. However the tube has split at the seam and more than half of the toothpaste is unusable without a mess... Would appreciate a coupon for free replacement. Thank you.
I used Crest pro Health clinical rinse (mouthwash) for very first time yesterday. While using it my mouth started to tingle. I thought it was just doing its job cleaning my mouth so I rinsed for the 30 seconds and spit it out as directed. But then within another minute my glands (in my face and neck) and my lips started swelling! Then my entire face started swelling! Now I can not taste anything and I still have swollen lips and glands! My face is so swollen it hurts! I thought maybe it was an allergic reaction but then I stumbled across all these other people who have had the exact same problem with Crest pro health mouthwash!!! The FDA needs to make CREST recall this mouth rinse IMMEDIATELY. Remove all of it from the market forever before someone suffers an even worse reaction!!! DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THIS PRODUCT!! I only wrote this to warn other consumers of the horrible effects of Crest Pro Health Clinical Rinse!
I'm so glad that I found this site. For the last week my tongue, lips and gums have been burning like I swallowed fire. My tongue and gums have are bleeding and I've got little sores all over my tongue. They are little red bumps & sores all over my tongue. I can hardly eat because anything I eat or drink hurts my lips, gums and especially my gums.
But that's not even the worst of it! I don't know if this is from the horrifically dry mouth I've had all week or if swallowed a little bit while brushing but... I have a very sore and my voice is really hoarse. I am a singer and I can barely talk never mind sing! I was freaking out, thinking something was horribly wrong. Could it be cancer? I have MS so I was terrified that I was getting the "MS Voice" and wasn't going to be able to sing anymore!!!I saw my ENT doctor and he found no virus, no Thrush, no strep... What could this be? Today, when I brushed my teeth, it hurt so much that it made me think... Could it be the toothpaste? I've used Crest all 50 years of my life so I couldn't imagine that was the culprit. So I typed "Tongue burning, Crest Pro" & found this.
Has or is anything being done to get this off the shelves? I bought this tube about a week ago. I don't know if I'll use anything Crest again!
I used 3D White Toothpaste in December 2016. On Christmas Day I had severe pain an abscessed tooth. I was put on antibiotics. I had 5 teeth that broke and had to be pulled out in December and January. I could not believe this was happening. I realized it all started very soon after I brushed my teeth with Crest 3D White Diamonds Toothpaste. I have been in so much pain and even though I stopped using the toothpaste I have 2 more broken or cracked teeth that need to be pulled next week. That is 7 teeth ruined from December to May. I have felt so unattractive because of all the teeth I have lost. I am on SSD and don't have the $ to fix my smile. This toothpaste should be removed from stores.
I started using Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste and within a day the entire insides my mouth felt like I had suffered a severe burn. My tongue had a white coating on it and the side of my tongue was covered in white ulcers. The back of my throats and roof of my mouth turned bright red and was also very painful. I also suffered dry mouth and couldn't seem to quench that feeling. My mouth hurt so bad I couldn't eat anything solid. This had been going on a week before I googled my complaints and saw that it could be the Toothpaste causing my issues. My tongue and throat remain very sore three days after discontinuing use of Crest. I don't know what to do to get relief!
For several years, I have had a terrible burning, blistering on my lips which come up at various times. My doctor thought she had it nailed down to SPF, as every time I had this outbreak, I had used heavy doses of sunscreen on my face. I have been avoiding using any product with sunscreen since then. Last week, I developed the familiar start of another outbreak... but this time, I realized that I use this specific tube of toothpaste only when traveling, as it is in my tooth care bag. Well, lo and behold, here was my answer. Thank you for all the reassuring input from others. At least this time, I know I have another week of severely sore, blistered, bleeding lips and then they will heal. This time, I will throw this out and never use this product again. I am amazed, as are so many others, that with this number of reactions to this product that it is not pulled from the shelves. Please help others who are unaware and unable to have help figuring it out.
I switched maybe 2-3 weeks ago to Crest 3D white. It's the one that whitens up to 90% of surface stains. I brush twice a day. I keep getting canker sores and these are painful sores on the side of my tongue and the inside of my lips. I also noticed my lips were badly peeling. I read the reviews here and realized it was the toothpaste. I didn't use it for 2-3 days and let it clear up switching with Tom's. Once it was cleared up I gave it another go with the Crest toothpaste and almost instantly the sores on the side of my tongue and my lips returned. I'll never use Crest again. I am throwing it out and going with a different brand. Too bad, it was whitening my teeth but the sores are not healthy. Health before beauty!
Three weeks ago I began experiencing mouth sores, mostly on my tongue. Last week I had a dentist appointment, and he referred me to an oral surgeon to assess a spot on my tongue. I have been in severe pain from not only that spot but several others that cropped up on different areas of my tongue, also my lips became chapped and sore. I have not been able to sleep at night because of the pain, or rather, I fall asleep and wake up repeatedly during the night. Yesterday morning I awoke with my tongue in extreme pain. I looked in the mirror and there were two bloody pits in my tongue. Alarmed, I talked with a friend who is in the medical field. We discussed several things about my malady, then she asked, "Have you changed toothpaste lately?" Oh my gosh. I was dumbfounded, because yes I had.
A little more than three weeks ago I began using Crest 3D White (I had gotten a good deal on it and thought I'd try it out). I never would have put those two occurrences together (I don't know why I didn't think of it). Well, I threw out the toothpaste and found a small travel size Sensodyne and will use that till I can get something else. Today the bloody pits are healing over already. Tomorrow I see the oral surgeon and I will just verify that this is not oral cancer, which is what I feared. I can't believe there is such a thing on the market that can harm people like this. I am retired, but if I had been working, I would not have been able to work, I have been in so much pain. I have used Crest all my life, but not anymore.
A couple of weeks ago I used Crest Pro Health mouthwash for the first time. A couple of days later, I developed a deep red sore on the roof of my mouth, a burning tongue, blisters on the floor of my mouth, extremely sore gums, tooth pain, a sore throat, and pain in my ears. Chemical burns in mouth from product. I stopped using mouthwash because it was painful to do so, but I didn't attribute the mouth problems to the mouthwash. After my mouth began to feel better -- enough to tolerate using mouthwash, I again used Crest Pro Health. The same problems recurred. I've had mouth sores from chemo, and what I'm experiencing right now is just as bad, if not worse. I will NEVER again use any Crest products!
I have no idea what is wrong with this product or what is in it. I have or more likely had super clear skin all my life (I am a person who may get a pimple (singular) like 1-2 times a year). I started to use this product I started getting cystic acne (which I never ever have had). It is all over my mouth area (not my actual lips but the area around it) and it is so unbelievably painful. They came up in clusters above my lips under my lips everywhere and just the bottom of my face around my mouth area... nowhere else. The only thing that I changed was the toothpaste. I used the rest of my eating, facial care etc... all stayed the same.
I stopped using the product. After about 1 month and my acne subsided but now I have all these very dark acne scars all my mouth area. I have gone back to Colgate Optic. No makeup covers them up at all... I just have to wait for them to go away. It has now been officially 2 months and the acne scars are still there. I WILL NEVER EVER use a CREST/PG product again...
Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily toothpaste and whitening - Started using this new system one week ago. I noticed whiter, shinier teeth almost immediately. Concurrently, I noticed the area immediately around my mouth start to dry out, turn red, flake, and peel. Also began breaking out on my chin. My face is now red and irritated. Will not be continuing use of this product. Painful to say the least.
I used the 2 step whitening. I did the first toothpaste then I went on the second one #2. I felt this burning, poking sensation in the front teeth on top of my gums. After getting done I looked in the mirror and noticed something white on my gums in the front. I did not know what could have caused this but I will tell you this I will never use your product again after this experience I had. If you want to contact me Email me @ **. Don't call me. Email me only.
OMG... Where to start? I've been using this Crest Pro Health Toothpaste for over 6 months now and have actually had mouth issues since then. On more occasions than I care to mention, I have had swollen lips constantly, little bumps around the corners of my mouth, burned skin feeling around my mouth which have left dark marks around my mouth, sores on my lips, cracked and very dry lips, continuous sore throats, burning painful sensation on my tongue, burning lips, lip discoloration and dry mouth. I have spent the last few months going to the allergist, my primary doctor, and a dermatologist. They all could not figure out what the hell was wrong with me. I've been put on steroids and recently been recommended to start this type of "experimental" drug to see if it would help me. I'm sooo glad I procrastinated on trying that drug.
This toothpaste is dangerous in more ways than one. I have been so self conscious about my lips and not to mention in constant mouth/lip pain I've been experiencing. I have taken off of work because I was embarrassed about how badly my lips looked. I don't understand for the life of me why this damn toothpaste is still on the store shelves. Something has to be done about this immediately. This toothpaste is honestly a hazard to public health.
Horror!!! I used Crest Pro Health Rinse - Alcohol free, but never on a regular basis, until about 3 days ago and here is what happened: severe swelling in my neck, lips, mouth and that's not the worse part. I have multiple sores that developed the next morning and skin from my gums is peeling, excruciating burning and under my tongue, the under base just peeled away from my gums all around, where my teeth are. I am having an oral surgeon taking a look at this. I am 27 years old, with no health problems - this is complete horror. Every natural remedy and even over the counter - does NOT work. I have missed work and already been to the ER. I can't handle this burning pain - and I have had 3 natural births, so my tolerance is quite high, but this is horror. DO NOT USE!!!
Use crushed ice for helping with the pain, and rinse with salt water and have your dentist prescribe you this mouthwash: ** 12.5/5ml elix 50 mg, ** 400-400-40 mg/5 ml susp 20 ml, ** 2% soln 20 ml. This mouthwash will not solve all of your problems, but it will help you not kill yourself from the pain. You can also either chew on fresh mint leave (natural pain medicine) or even boil it and put a few ice cubes to cool it down and swish/drink this. Also, take as many pain meds as possible, as you will have one hell of a painful ride. Today I woke up, and couldn't even stick out my tongue. White sores developed under my tongue, and are holding it down. Complete horror. I can't believe Crest is OK with people having such horrid symptoms and are allowing this product to be on the shelf. Very disappointed. I am fearful that this will never get better. I can't eat, and definitely have no taste buds alive.
1st time using this Crest 3D whitening toothpaste before bedtime, I awoke to my lips being swollen. Then the lower part of my face & neck area started swelling. I truly believe those plastic beads irritates my gums & causes them to swell. I've never had a problem before w/ toothpaste. Throw this product away!
I bought the Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White toothpaste recently and started using it 2 days ago. Yesterday I noticed the inside of my bottom lip was burning so I looked and it was red and almost blistered, today my top lip is now the same. I Googled red burning lips and saw that this toothpaste had some reviews of people with the same experience. It's an intense burning feeling, my daughter said it looks like my lips are bleeding.
I have a burning, sensitive, sores and I've only had the toothpaste for 3 days. My lips are now swollen and it hurts to eat, drink, and talk. My lips stick together sometimes because they are so swelled. It's ridiculous this product is even in store. It should be taken off the shelves, Immediately!
I used Crest pro health toothpaste 3 days ago, the results were devastating. I knew the toothpaste felt very grainy right off the bat but soon I developed ulcers on my gums, roof of mouth, under tongue. I've never had this type of pain in my mouth. The ulcers are so big and deep that my teeth are aching constantly. I've read the previous reviews and its my situation exactly. So far this has ruined 3 days of my life and from the looks of the ulcers it will take another 7-10 days to heal. I can't believe a toothpaste can be this dangerous. Unbelievable!!! The Dr. put me on antibiotics and the Dentist couldn't believe what he was looking at.
I used this product and within minutes I noticed that my teeth were way whiter. I never had a problem using Crest Pro-HD 2 step. I've been using this product for 3 months and never had a problem. I don't understand why everyone else is having problems and I'm not.
I bought a double package of Crest toothpaste (baking soda & peroxide whitening). After brushing my teeth, I noticed right away a pimple appeared at the end of my tongue, then my lower lip started burning then within a minute canker sores started to appear. My lower bottom right lip is swollen, hurts & is still burning. I was okay before using this product and will never use it again. Sticking with Colgate.
I used the Crest product mentioned above for the first time today, when doing step 2 my mouth started tingling and my lips began to swell. That was at 9:00 a.m. this morning and it is now 7:01 p.m. and my lips are swollen, sore and tingling. I don't know what to do! Do not use this product!
I recently purchased Crest Whitening Toothpaste, and I used it for the first time yesterday. I used it just as the directions suggested and I began to feel an burning sensation in my mouth. My tongue began to hurt, my gums became very tender, white rope type of skin began to peel off from the inside of my mouth. I noticed after I rinsed my mouth my lips became red and have turned into severely burnt and dry. I have taken pictures of what my lips look like after using this toothpaste. I am unsure as to why my body has reacted the way it has, because I have never had any issues using different brands. My throat feels sore and using the Crest pro health mouthwash has also made my mouth worse.
I had been using Crest's Pro-Health mouthwash. I used quite a bit and never connected my receding gum, slimy mouth, harden bits of white ball shaped pieces that were stuck behind and resting on my gums. I started researching for toothpastes to clear this up and cures, when I accidentally fell upon this page and the reviews were matching my experience, especially the stringy saliva. I stopped using it, yet I keep on spitting. At night it dries up and my mouth tastes terrible. My teeth are shifting more and I am disabled, having little money. My husband found an internet page that spoke of little beads in the Pro-Health line. I never thought I'd have to look up a toothpaste or mouthwash for a review. Why is this product still being sold? With all these negative reviews, stating the same reasons, it should be pulled and we deserve to be compensated. Everything it says to do, it causes gum disease, etc.
I used this toothpaste (Crest ProHealth HD 2 step) 4 times over a 6 day period - not the twice daily as recommended on the product. I experienced soreness of my gums and teeth. I discontinued use. Even after discontinuing use my problems worsened. My lips went numb and my tongue feels like it's coated; I have a metallic taste in my mouth. I have been experiencing these issues for 3 weeks - 2 weeks after discontinuing use. I have seen both my dentist and medical provider. I am currently using a RX mouth rinse to control the pain.
I'm seeking an attorney and dentist to help me. I used Crest 3D WHITE Whitening toothpaste step 1 and Brilliance Step 2. On the third day my mouth was really sore and raw. Three days later my lips inside lower lip was burned and my bottom lip started to blister. The pain is excruciating!! Day 5 I have a canker sore on the tip of my tongue, my gums are peeling and bleeding. I can barely eat. Please contact me.
About a week into using the mouthwash for the first time ever, my mouth started to get a burning sensation and no time after, my throat starts to feel weird and tight and I've got a canker sore??? They need to be recalled. My whole mouth is extremely sensitive now, something I've never experienced. I'm not happy but I'm relieved I'm not the only one experiencing these side effects.
I had a problem on my gums and I never had tried Crest Pro Health Advanced toothpaste before but yesterday night I did and I had a severe allergic burning reaction and swollen lips and tongue! Very dangerous! Please don't use it! BEWARE!
I needed to change my toothpaste to something for sensitivity and gingivitis because I'm prone to both and I couldn't find my usual toothpaste. I decided on Crest Pro Health. The first night I used it I woke up with strings of a jelly like substance in my tongue, inside of my cheeks and gums. I've had the same thing with other toothpastes and it worsens my dry mouth. Furthermore, the texture of the toothpaste is grainy and I remembered reading that many Crest products have little balls that get trapped in the surface of your teeth and in your gumline. I will be getting a new toothpaste ASAP!
Last 2 tubes of Crest pro health toothpaste I bought have caps that do not close tightly and toothpaste leaks out all over making a big mess - will not buy more Crest unless caps are made so this does not happen.
The flip top is impossible to latch. Toothpaste leaks out of the tube top! Very wasteful! My husband and I both are very disappointed! First flip top toothpaste tube we've had and I will never purchase another one! I have to set the top on something because it oozes out of the tube so much!!
My husband and I started using this mouthwash hoping that our routine dental checkups would be better. I noticed my bottom teeth were staining brown. I wanted to stop after one month but my husband said we should continue until our next dental appointment. We were not sure if it was the mouthwash. When we saw our hygienist, she was appalled. She said to stop using the mouthwash immediately. Our routine cleaning exam was an ordeal. She had to use extra procedures to get that staining out. We cannot believe that this product is on the market. Please beware before buying this product. Ask your dentist first. I wish we would have done that.
I used this product only once, since then I lost my taste buds completely. While eating any food I feel like eating some metal. Thought Crest is the good product and I am going to stop using these products. And I feel little bumps on my tongue. Not sure how this product is still in market without any warnings on it. Also not sure how FDA approved this when there are side effects.
Crest Pro Health are the worst products. I got severe allergic reaction to it twice (swollen mouth, canker sores, overall pain)! I recommend not to use Crest products. I don't understand how somebody hasn't sued this company already. This is unacceptable! They obviously don't test their products or test them very poorly. Unbelievable!
The last two times I have purchased Crest toothpaste I have had problems with the cap. The first time the cap completely broke off. The second time the cap will not close and the gel toothpaste runs out of the tube and makes a mess.
I had been using Crest toothpaste and decided to upgrade myself to the ProHealth. And I purchased the mouthwash to go along with. I only used the mouthwash in the evening when I brushed my teeth before going to bed. Day 1 and 2 of using them together was fine. Day 3, my mouth burned a little when using the mouthwash. Day 4, my mouth hurt after using it. I woke up the next morning and the inside of my mouth was sore and the skin on my gums and inside my cheeks starting peeling off. I could not believe how much it hurt and how much was peeling. My gums receded. My tongue was burning and raw and sometimes I couldn't speak - I had horrible dry mouth. Needless to say I stopped using them both.
A month has passed. My gums will never recover from the damage. My tongue still burns. There are now certain foods I cannot have because it makes it worse. I cannot have tea or coffee anymore. I am just horrified that a company like Crest would allow this product to still be out on the market. They use an ingredient that is in water softener salt. I hope one day I heal, but I am getting worried that may never happen. Please do not use these products.
Discontinue use of Crest Pro-Health Immediately. Anyone using this terrible product should stop! I bought a small tube to take on a business trip and used it only twice. As described by the other reviewers, the effects are immediate and unpleasant. My lips still feel swollen 12 hours later and my gums are sore - ironic, given that the product purports to protect gums. P&G - if you are reading reviews you should pay heed - take this crappy product off of the market and do a recall.
I have been using Crest 3D White Luxe for several months now. I knew that whitening toothpastes can cause gum sensitivity but I never thought that this toothpaste would cause so much problems. I started experiencing extreme dry mouth and I found it difficult to swallow when I woke up during the night. I also experienced tooth pain and bleeding and swelling gums as well as tingling on my gum and lips. I also noticed that my lips started looking weird and weren't the natural pink color they have always been, but I thought maybe they were just dry because of the cold weather.
When I took a closer look at them in my magnifying mirror, I noticed small bumps all over my lips. When I inspected my gums, there were small white bumps all over my gums. I went online and looked up possible causes of mouth and gum rash and thought that I might have a yeast infection or thrush. I ruled that out since it wasn't around my mouth. I'm glad I thought about looking up information on this toothpaste when I found all these complaints. I'm throwing out this toothpaste right now!
I used the toothpaste and loved the freshness of how it made my mouth feel. I was sold after using it one time. My niece shared hers with me. She mentioned to me that she purchased her from the Dollar Tree store. I bought ten tubes of it. After using the refresher gel toothpaste, I noticed a bump on my upper lip. I was appose to bursting the bump. I accidentally wash it while being in the shower. It bleed and I attempted to squeeze it and applied pressure on the bump to stop the bleeding. As of now which is the 10th day, the bleeding has stopped but I have the ugliest bump where the skin has grown outside the lip. I am trying to get an appointment to see a dermatologist to remove the skin. I need some advice on how to get rid of this bump that is sitting on my top lip. It is so depressing. Please help.
I'm so glad I found this site. Had developed white lace like lesions on side of my tongue. They burned and were very painful. Was sensitive to spices and acidic food or drink. Went to 3 doctors and dentist. Had biopsy. Was insanely concerned. It finally went away. However we no one could diagnose me. I was using Crest 3 d whitening toothpaste. However I didn't make the connection. Confidentially I changed toothpastes. This week I went back to the Crest 3 d. My mouth is on fire and the lesions seek to be returning. I'm going to discontinue this product and see what happens. All the pain and suffering caused by a toothpaste. It should be taken off the shelves. Thanks to everyone who posted on this site for enlightening me. Hopefully discontinuing this product will help again!
I have been using Crest pro health toothpaste and mouthwash for the last 3 weeks and noticed a few weeks ago, my throats was feeling funny and teeth were aching and I thought it was just a cold since I teach. Two days ago, I drank some tea and I was unable to taste it. Plus, I had this metallic taste in my mouth. This had been going on for two days now. I thought what I have used differently, and that's when I remember it was this toothpaste and mouthwash and thank goodness I found this site. It's a shame we can't trust our favorite childhood brand toothpaste. Wish I had answers on what this is... and when this will go away.
When I read the other reviews posted on this site I had tears of relief and utter frustration. Finally, I have discovered the reason for my 2+ month episode of unrelenting gum pain, ongoing metallic-taste mouth discomfort, receding gums and constant anxiety over upcoming costly dental procedures. I have been in substantial pain and discomfort for 2+ months with these uncomfortable and painful symptoms... not to mention the depression accompanying the continuous pain and anxiety. After a daily internet search for the cause, I have finally found the source... Crest Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste... Thanks to the posts from other victims. All of the symptoms described by others describes my symptoms exactly.
I have been to 2 doctors: changed my glaucoma medication (because I thought that was the culprit... for which my eye doctor changed to a more expensive prescription medication). Gotten topical oral medication for my burning tongue/gum symptoms from my family doctor. My last resort was to go to a dentist for periodontal disease (which I now know is not the case). Crest Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste has already cost me significant $$$. Thank goodness I stumbled onto this site before incurring more unnecessary dental cost. Someone please get this product off of the market. Thank you to all the others who posted here!!! You have given me hope for a normal and continuous mouth-pain free life again.
I've just started using this toothpaste this week (November 16, 2016), and now I can't taste my food! The reviews are not good. Too bad I didn't think that I had to research a toothpaste BEFORE buying and using one. I've always used Crest. BEWARE. I hope my sense of taste returns soon.
I thought I was going crazy. I bought this toothpaste a few years back and I noticed immediately after starting to use it that I had weird stuff in my mouth like stringy stuff. Thinking maybe it was from my coffee creamer I blew it off, but it got worse and I was like "What the heck?!" It was gross. I quit using Crest Pro Health and it stopped immediately. That was a while ago. Recently I bought a 4 or 5 pack, forgetting about what had happened and on the way to work this morning it happened AGAIN!!! I searched reviews and saw the sloughing. That’s it.
After using Crest products for many years without negative incidence, and in particular after using "Pro-Health" for several years, I decided to try the Crest whitening toothpaste. After approximately 4 days, I began to experience "painful teeth". I've never really had this experience before, so it's kind of hard to describe. Sustained pain in my teeth themselves, pulsing and pervasive, triggered by eating or drinking anything that is not tepid, be it warm or cool. Hot and cold are out of the picture. Although I stopped using the product approximately four days after I started, the painful episodes are still continuing. Having undergone a lot of orthodonture in my youth, including the required pulling of teeth, I would put this pain on par with that experience following a particularly rigorous adjustment. Very painful. It stops me in my tracks.
I cannot believe that this product is on the market, if it can affect people this way. How many people have to suffer like myself. Anyone who puts a premium on having sparkling white teeth is a potential victim here. And when will this pain cease? What a mess. I am disgusted with this Company which I have always trusted with my oral health. I know I must do my part as well, but where is my fault in this situation? I would like to warn folks about using this, and possibly other teeth whitening products. I fear that our desire to be ever youthful in appearance may have consequences unanticipated. Even talking is painful, because the cold air rushes into my mouth, and starts the cycle once more. I think I'll become a ventriloquist.
Crest two step HD toothpaste - I want Crest to answer to some of these reviews. I too have tried this product for weeks now and it is ruining my mouth! It's seriously like pouring sulfuric acid on to your gums! This should not be allowed and we should all get our money back! Crest shame on you - this product is horrible! 1. It did not whiten my teeth at all. 2. My teeth are now uber sensitive where they weren't before. 3. My gums hurt and ache and I can barely stand to put a toothbrush anywhere near them now without severe pain. I'm hoping these symptoms rectify themselves with time - but no one should be subject to this when they think they are buying a decent (and can I say - expensive) product. Give us back our money Crest and stop selling this poison!
My dentist recommended this toothpaste. Although the toothpaste is okay I will not be buying it again. The tube is the same size as a 4 oz. tube of toothpaste but it only contains 2.6 oz. of toothpaste. What a pain trying to squeeze out the toothpaste and obvious deceit in their packaging!
I'm shocked as well reading these comments. I have been using Crest Whitening Diamond Strong Toothpaste and have been experiencing pain around my gums, swollen gums, painful sores on gums in between teeth, and receding gums (bad). Never experienced these problems before as I take good care of my teeth. Painful teeth brushing as well. I just could not understand what was going on with my gums all of a sudden. So until tonight I brushed my teeth and painful gums. I decided to do a review search on this toothpaste and lo and behold, people having the same issues and experience. Very shocked and upset.
I don't have dental coverage as of now, so can't go to the dentist. I'm just hoping the damage is reversible. Kinda scared of the painful, receding gum lines. I also read that people were experiencing sore throat. I don't have a sore throat, however my neck lymph nodes have been also hurting off and on. :( I hoping to search for good experiences after stopping use of this toothpaste.
I started using Crest Pro-Health Clinical Mouthwash about 5 days ago. Since then, my gums and top of my mouth have become very sore and are peeling. There is also soreness underneath my tongue. I have also noticed that my lips are dry and peeling. It is extremely hard for me to drink or eat anything!!! I'm in so much pain!!! I thought something was wrong with my mouth until I googled the reviews online. This product should be banned!!! PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOUTHWASH!!!
I have been using this toothpaste for a long time now. I got it in bulk. My husband stopped using it because his tongue swelled and his mouth started peeling. I continued to use it, but every check up my mouth has horrible bleeding and I have to do a cleaning every 3 months. Painful cleanings, at first they blamed the pregnancy, but my daughter is now a year old and now my gums hurt and burn. I decided to look this toothpaste up and now everything makes sense. I also purchased the mouthwash. This is a slap to the face. What was purchased to help my mouth be its best is actually destroying it. My mom was also complaining of pain and burning. Now I know it is Crest toothpaste. I can't believe how much money this company has made me waste over the last year and 1/2.
They shouldn't be allowed to sell this stuff!!! I started using Crest Pro-Health toothpaste about 2.5 weeks ago, and have noticed severe mouth and gum irritation. My gums, roof of my mouth, under my tongue as well as my lips have been SO sensitive and I have this constant burning sensation, and have noticed little sores as well. Someone really needs to look into doing some real studies on this stuff. IT'S HORRIBLE!!! I thought I was gonna have to go to the dentist until I started reading all the other people's reviews as well, glad I am not the only one who has experienced this. I am IMMEDIATELY going to stop using this product. This stuff should be removed from all store shelves immediately!!!
I have used Crest HD. I looked up Crest HD and it contains sodium hydroxide. Sensodyne with whitening properties also contains sodium hydroxide. I just looked sodium hydroxide up at The ATSDR: "Inhalation of sodium hydroxide dust, mist, or aerosol may cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Sodium hydroxide is odorless; thus, odor provides no warning of hazardous concentrations. Mucous membrane irritation occurs at the OSHA PEL (2 mg/m3) and is generally an adequate warning property for acute exposure to sodium hydroxide. However, workers exposed to prolonged or recurrent mists or aerosols of sodium hydroxide can become somewhat tolerant of the irritant effects. Sodium hydroxide of sufficient strength can hydrolyze proteins in tissues and can kill cells in tissues." Crest should warn people about their product.
My daughter began using Crest Pro-Health with healthy gums and mouth. The night she first started using this product she noticed a burning of her gums. The next morning she complained that she felt her throat, tongue and lips were swollen which added to her burning gums. By the end of the day her lips were peeling along with all the other mentioned symptoms on top of it. We narrowed down that Crest was the only different thing she had done. She stopped immediately but that did not relieve her symptoms. It has been 5 days of not being able to eat or drink without being in intense pain. She has taken to sucking on ice cubes to try and give her some relief. This has been extremely stressful on her trying to deal with the pain and agony. Something it's obviously in this toothpaste that she is not the only one that this has happened to. I would like to know what is being done to investigate this product!!! This needs to be addressed!
I recently decided to try the whitening kit by Crest. My teeth are slightly yellow and I didn't want to pay tons of money to get them done at the dentist. 2 days after using this product and my mouth burns. My lips are so dry, red and itchy. My gums and teeth are so sensitive. I've stopped using the product in hopes everything will return to normal. Never again wasting my money on Crest products.
I am so happy and relieved to find this site. I thought I was going to lose my mind with my mouth issues. Let me say that I have used Crest Whitening Toothpaste for over 3 years so when I started having problems, I never thought it was the toothpaste. Last year I went to my dentist to find out why my tongue burnt so bad. I could not eat spicy foods at all, hardly drink and yes I am a smoker. Smoking was awful. The dentist found nothing, very disappointing. I battled it off and on and went to my ENT. They thought it might be thrush. Took something for that and still did not help. Totally feels like I have chewed 50 packs of big red gum.
I have no idea if this has anything to do with it but I ended up having teeth issues that could not be figured out as to why. My pulp was extremely inflamed but yet my teeth was so hard - I had no visible signs of a cavity. I ended up with three root canals that could not be avoided or explained. The whole time I am still using Crest because I still have no idea that it is causing my mouth issue. Over the weekend my mouth burnt and hurt so bad and my throat swelled. I was out of town and used a different toothpaste and it is a little better but still burns very bad. I will stop all Crest products and hopefully this burning and hurting will go away.
If I weren't a dental hygienist, I would think I had some terrible disease! My gum tissue and lips are bright red, and they burn and feel swollen. I started using Crest 3D White about a month ago. (I have always been a Colgate girl, but this was something that Crest sent to me, so I thought I would give it a try.) Maybe two weeks later I felt little bumps inside my lips and my throat felt swollen when I swallowed. I could not think what might be the cause. Then I remembered years ago trying Crest for Sensitive Teeth, and the inside of my mouth started sloughing off. I quit using that one and it cleared up after a few days. I am hoping I get relief soon! I am no longer using it, and sadly for Crest, I will not recommend Crest to my patients, family or friends. I am back to being a Colgate girl.
How about 8 months ago I started using Pro Crest Health and never would imagine that this was the reason for the past 8 months that I've been so miserable that I haven't left the house or talk to anybody because I am so embarrassed of the condition that this toothpaste has left me in. Never in my life have I been so miserable. My mouth is so dry and for the past 5 months I've been so scared because I thought I have had cancer all because of using Pro Crest Health toothpaste. It has ripped my life apart and my gums are destroyed. I've actually thought about taking myself out because I've been so depressed about the situation that I thought there's no point in going on living and no this isn't an exaggeration. Having constant dry mouth and burning mouth and gums and your throat swollen to where you can't swallow is very miserable conditions to live in.
I really can't believe that they sell a product like this and nobody has been able to Sue this company. Things that I've felt since using the toothpaste - numb mouth, burning tongue and gums, mouth is so dry that produces no saliva at all, depression has set in over the past eight months to where I wanted to die. I've been to the hospital 6X and no doctor can give me a diagnosis from having the severe dry mouth over the past eight months. My mouth has developed a kind of trush that seems to never go away. My mouth taste like metallic. All the doctor's appointments and dentist appointments that I've been to and been able to find no answer.
This has cost me tens of thousands of dollars and I've been so depressed I haven't been able to do anything besides go to work and that has been pain and agony because I've been so embarrassed of this condition but I've developed from this toothpaste that I haven't done nothing with my life. I can go on and on and on and on. If anybody is having the same similar things happening in their life please contact me. I'm really going to try and sue this company.
Crest Pro health - Worst toothpaste ever! I bought it for the first time and immediately mouth was burning, sores developed, sensitivity to salty and acidic food and very dry mouth. I could not figure it out until I realized the toothpaste was causing it. Should be taken off the market immediately!
After having my teeth cleaned on Monday, August 1, 2016, I used the Crest Pro Health Toothpaste that was given to me in a packet by my dental hygienist. I also purchased Crest Pro Health Clinical Mouthwash to use with the toothpaste. I started using the toothpaste that afternoon. Tuesday I used the toothpaste and mouthwash twice and began noticing tenderness on my gums. Wednesday I had sores on the inside of my mouth and a white stringy substance coming off of my gums.
Thursday morning I called the dentist and had her look at my mouth to see what she thought it was. When she looked she was shocked at what she saw and had no idea what it was. She wanted me to see a Periodontist immediately. I declined and she offered to take photos of my mouth which she did. She said I could see a Dermatologist if I would rather. She ask what medications I was taking, if I had changed my diet, etc. Nothing had changed! The dentist gave me a prescription for Magic Mouthwash, which would not heal anything, it would only deaden the pain I was suffering.
I left the office and on the way home I remembered I had used the Crest Toothpaste and Mouthwash. When I got home I googled Crest Pro Health Toothpaste and found hundreds of complaints and all of them matched my symptoms. I was able to see my Dermatologist Friday morning and he took several cultures to examine. I did not have thrush, I did not have a yeast infection, I did not have a bacterial infection. I told him that I was going to use Arm & Hammer Toothpaste and Biotene Mouthwash, which I started that Friday. Friday I started brushing my teeth twice a day with the Arm & Hammer Toothpaste and using the Biotene Mouthwash 5 times a day.
Today is Monday, August 8, 2016 and it has been three days since I stopped using all of the Crest products. My mouth is almost completely healed, there is a spot or two that I can still feel and see, but all of the other problems are gone. The pain associated with the sores in your mouth is extremely bad, not to mention you can barely eat. It hurts so much. You can't brush your teeth because anything even close to your gums makes them bleed where the slimy white stuff is and where you have sores in your mouth.
Procter & Gamble had recalled Crest Pro Health Toothpaste back around 2014 for some tiny blue plastic beads that were causing problems. As of March 2015 all of those beads were to have been removed from all Crest products. The problems people are experiencing has to be due to something else that is in the Crest Products. People have mentioned a class action lawsuit. The problem we all have is that we used a product that was either given to us by our dentist or hygienist, trusting a product that has been on the market for decades, having these mouth issues within 24 hours of using the product and then having to spend all sorts of money to try to get rid of the problems caused by these Crest products.
This is money out of our pockets and for some of us who have no dental insurance this can be quite expensive. Procter & Gamble should be contacting every person who has had a problem to get to the bottom of it. When you call Procter & Gamble's Customer Service number you cannot get through. The message is that the phones are not working and you should call back. How many times? 100? I have called and called and cannot get through. I sent them an email and have heard nothing back! Shame on Procter & Gamble for not telling dental offices that there have been problems so that these offices can give other products to their patients.
I go back to my dentist and to my Dermatologist on Thursday for a recheck. I plan to show my dentist the products they gave me, the complaints on this website, will tell them that the tests performed by my Dermatologist are all negative and that he feels that it is extremely suspicious that within 12-24 hours after seeing my hygienist and starting to use the Crest products that my mouth has all of these sores and problems. I couldn't agree more!!!
I've tried 3 toothpaste plus I may have allergies. Maybe it's sulfur in toothpaste. Right now my young is raw, my gums are bright red, the edges of my lips itch so bad. My tongue is on fire!!! I googled allergic reactions to Crest and a lot of the pics mimic my situation but I've had this with other toothpaste product but with Crest it's been the worst. I think it's sulfur period. I brushed this morning with Crest. I'm now gargling with warm salt water because it hurts so bad. I can't eat spicy food or anything. Crest by far is my worst reaction. Tongue is raw and sore and lips are swollen.
Do Not Use! This toothpaste caused severe burning and mouth pain. Could not eat, drink, or speak after using only days. It was like an acid burn. Peeling, sores, excessive dry mouth and lips. Causing severe weight loss. This product should be investigated by FDA and removed from shelves immediately.
Do NOT use this toothpaste!!! Harmful to your health. Caused allergic reaction, lips swelled, gum aches and sensitivity, sores in mouth and on corners of lips, also peeling skin. No way is this safe! The FDA should never have approved this and an investigation is needed! Product should be removed from the shelves!
After using Crest pro health toothpaste for about 3 nights, I noticed the inside of my mouth peeling off, my mouth burning inside and my teeth are very sensitive. I will discontinue using it immediately. Tonight is the 3rd night of using this product. Never again!
I have used Crest products my whole life and have had my family use it as well. Over the past year, I started using Crest Total Care mouthwash and toothpaste. My teeth turned from very white to looking like I was a pack a day cigarette smoker and 10 cup/day coffee drinker. The more my teeth were staining, the more mouthwash and toothpaste I used, not knowing the product actually turning my teeth brown. I purchased boxes of Crest White Strips to get the stains off and had a mouth full of tooth sensitivity and it still did not remove the staining. Only when I went for my yearly dental cleaning and checkup, did my hygienist look at my teeth and immediately ask me if I was using Crest Total Care and then told me not to use it anymore as it was the cause of my teeth being discolored and stained.
The cleaning took an hour and a half with special equipment to remove the ugly brown stains and cost $177.00 AND there are still brown areas in between my teeth that they couldn't get out! There is a small, and I mean "get your magnifying glass out" small disclaimer at the end of the mouthwash bottle that states that it may cause discoloration in some people which is unharmful and can be removed at your next dental visit. Seriously, who reads this stuff? I can tell you this experience has been pretty harmful to me.
My husband and bought this product to improve our gum health before a dental check up. He used it once and stopped and I used 3 days twice a day as directions say to. The first day in the morning was fine and then my gums got tender. Day 2 in the morning my gums started to bleed, which never happens to me, after I did the rinse my mouth was burning and I noticed a white sore in my mouth. By night my tongue was sore and my teeth were very sensitive it hurt to brush my teeth. On the 3rd day I wasn't sure I should use the mouthwash because I was in so much pain.
It's difficult to eat, talk, and to tell the difference between hot and cold because I like my tongue is burned. I have white bumps on my tongue, two white sores on the bottom of my mouth and one on the top left. Also something white and slimy comes off my gums. DISGUSTING!!! I used the mouthwash day 3 yesterday because I just didn't know if it was part of the healing process or what. This ** is nasty. I will never purchase a Crest product again. Get it off the shelves before it keeps hurting people!!!
I don't know what "engineer" designed the flip up toothpaste cap on Crest Toothpaste. It constantly gets gummed up and then has to be fussed with to get it to close. NOT an improvement on the old screw on caps.
Crest 3D Whitening Toothpaste and strips - My upper inside gums are not the same after using both the toothpaste and strips. I noticed right away after using the products that my gums were sensitive and somewhat in pain and still are. I am pretty upset about it!
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste - Using this toothpaste caused the inside of my mouth to be so raw. The inside of my lips were on fire and it felt like the skin was burning off. It caused skin to peel off the inside of my cheeks and lips. It's almost healed and I cannot believe the FDA allows this to be sold to consumers. Horrific experience.
I decided to switch up my toothpaste to Crest Pro-Health Intense Peppermint. I noticed that my mouth literally felt like it was on fire. My top lip started to swell. My tongue felt numb and swollen. I started to experience extreme dry mouth. My lips felt like cardboard and were peeling. My tongue was sensitive and was coated white. I was like, "What is really going on?" I began to realize that it was the toothpaste. And after reading all the reviews on this page, I was experiencing the same symptoms as the majority. They really need to get rid of this product ASAP!!!
After using Crest 3d white the roof of my mouth started to burn. The end of my tongue was burning so badly it felt like I had scalded my mouth on burning hot coffee. So uncomfortable I could not bear to eat or drink. I feel the need to sue this company for pain and suffering. Anyone else feel this way? I have been to doctors, dentist, oral surgeons. This is horrible and I'm sure crest knows about this and is doing nothing about it.
I have for months had severe dry mouth and a white peeling skin in my mouth that my physician was treating me as thrush with a prescription **. During the day I suffered from cotton mouth. I finally figured out it all along was the 3D white toothpaste. I had changed to Rembrandt toothpaste because it was on sale and after a few days I had none of the symptoms I have been dealing with. They need to remove this product from the shelves.
After using this toothpaste for 3 days my mouth started to feel like I ate a bag of salt and vinegar chips. That feeling of swelling, puffing, and tenderness. I noticed 2 days later red blister sores on my upper palate and back of mouth. Ulcers and redness on gums, swelling of gums. Continued to brush, seeked medical treatment. Was informed either a viral infection or allergy. The next day again, the roughness of sandpaper tiny bumps still on side of lips, dry cracking lips, sore mouth and throat. No other symptoms or fever or rash anywhere else on my person.
After searching info on the web found this as well as many sites indicating similar cases. I am immediately stopping and using my old arm and hammer plain white toothpaste and some biotene mouth rinse to promote healing. As of today, I have used the Crest pro health product for 1.5 weeks and my mouth is a mess with red blotchy mucous membranes, red swollen gums, ulcers like canker sores on gums and lips, puffy swollen lips and tender red tip of tongue like a burn. Class action lawsuit needs to be done right away.
Purchased Crest 3D Whitener 2 part toothpaste/gel the day I had two teeth removed. The next day, I used the product, but my tongue and gums burned and tingled for a long time. The following morning, I awoke to horribly swollen lips - sore, burning, bumpy. The dentist said, "There might be some swelling on the 2nd day" (but I thought I would look like a chipmunk since the back teeth were removed). I called the dentist - they were surprised it was my lips but said if it wasn't better in a few days to come see them (then, there was the weekend). Applied lots of ice in a washcloth, and it finally did go down. I had not been using the toothpaste after that first time. Was using my regular paste. I also noticed that food tasted bad.
Then, 10 days later, I was going to the wedding of a couple of my dearest friends. I pulled out the 3D toothpaste... so I would look good for the wedding with WHITE teeth. I awoke to my lips swollen out about 1 1/2 inches... and SORE, and gums red. I tried ice, honey, baking soda... and eventually decided I could not go out in public (plus it hurt so bad), and sadly, decided I would not attend the wedding. I Sat in my house. ;o( I have called people to postpone meetings tomorrow (this is Sunday). It looks horrible, and still hurts so much.
I switched to Crest with scope about 3 or so months ago. I can't find my usual Aquafresh anymore. When spring started I noticed my mouth became very dry... almost like I had a paste on it. I attributed it to allergies as the cottonwoods were flying. Any amount of water I drank would not relieve it! I noticed my tongue, the roof of my mouth, and the corners of my lips had a burning sensation that would not go away! I also had the white stringy gook in my mouth that felt like hairs in my mouth! I've been miserable for months! I googled white stringy mouth substance, and found this site!!! I know now that it is the stupid toothpaste!!! I was really getting worried I had something horrible! I'm hoping after I stop using it my mouth will feel NORMAL again! So glad I stumbled on this site! Wouldn't have thought it was the toothpaste! Crest, you're garbage bound!
I started using Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Cinnamon in December and in January the inside of my mouth started sloughing off about 10 to 15 minutes after brushing. But after a couple of months my lips started to crack and peel and it seemed no matter what I did they wouldn't heal. But eventually they started getting real red and after and then my mouth started burning more and more. My Dr. thought it was thrush but after using the rinse I was prescribed for a month it still wasn't getting better so I went to my Dentist and she said in no uncertain terms to not use any kind of Crest. So I went to Colgate anti-cavity and after about 2 weeks my mouth was back to normal. But it was a few months of heck that I went through and I also say shame on Crest company. I saw a review here somewhere that said they should be sued if not for money at least so they can be better aware of the products they put out they go into people's mouth.
I've used Crest toothpaste all my life and with this tube I've experienced chemical burns on my upper lip. A few years ago Scope was added to the mix and I enjoyed that type very much. It was a blue and white box with green scope off to the right side. So I didn't think it was the toothpaste when I started experiencing the chemical burn on my lip about a month ago. I had recently started eating a grapefruit at night and using a different brand of face wash. My burn got worse as weeks went by as I tried to rule out what was causing the issue. My lips became quite bad.
I tried using different combinations of the grapefruit and wash trying to find the secret, but, the burn continued. It dawned on me it may be the toothpaste. Odd. The scope toothpaste now said "Complete" on it. I don't know when this changed, but it hasn't always been there. To confirm this was the issue, I purchased a tube of the old fashion, red labeled, cavity protection and within 2 days I have seen great improvement and that is with eating a grapefruit and using the new products. The packaging is deceiving because the Complete looks the same as the one without. Shame on Procter and Gamble! I bet it's the same chemical as what is in Pro Health that made my lips swell.
I began using Crest HD whitening about 2 months ago. I usually only use it at night before bed. The next morning I wake up the biggest headache ever and the nastiest taste in my mouth. I was unsure if it was the toothpaste causing this so I decided to do a little experiment. On days I used regular toothpaste I would wake up just fine. It became clear it is some of the chemicals found in the toothpaste that were causing the headaches. I have stopped the use of this toothpaste for that reason.
What is this? Acid or toothpaste? Crest pro health is like fire. When I tried it my mouth was fine but then later my bottom lip was literally peeling off. My mom thought it was just dry and she tried it. She had the same symptoms. DO NOT TRY THIS TOOTHPASTE!!!
I've been using Crest Pro Health toothpaste for a number of months because it's been on sale. But although it has helped my wallet, it hasn't been of any benefit to me physically. In fact, it's been problematic since Day 1. I didn't even realize that it was the culprit until a few days ago. Like many have documented, I, too, have experienced the stringy white buildup that I've literally scraped out of & spit from my mouth, off of my lips. I've had the bumps forming around my mouth & lips, seemingly never going away until I purchased a topical ointment & Vaseline to heal them. I say "heal", but they've never gone away.
At times I've had a mouthful of sores that I attributed to the acidity in my orange juice & other fruits. Not knowing what was causing those symptoms was scary, & the pain was real - VERY REAL. Mental & physical anguish & pain. I'm glad I found this site. It's nice to know I'm not going through it alone. I have a feeling that Crest knew all about it when they created this mess... but they didn't & don't care, as is evidenced by the pushing of sales in stores (Walmart, Target, etc.).
I do love food. Food makes me happy. However, there are some things that hinder people from indulging themselves in certain kinds of foods. One of them is "Dentine Hypersensitivity," which could be a very painful thing to deal with. My dentist recommended products for hypersensitivity including Crest. I tried Crest and I think it is really good for my hypersensitivity. I like how it tastes in my mouth, and I also like that my mouth feels so clean after brushing.
I'm not 100% sure, but I guess Crest is not so popular in my area. I'm only familiar with this brand because of my family abroad sending Crest products to us when I was little. Still, Crest is sold in the Philippine market, and there are different Crest products we can choose from depending on our needs. Some are meant for teeth whitening, sensitivity cure, plaque & tartar removal, healthy gums & stronger teeth, and simply wanting to have fresh breath. The only thing is, this product is somehow expensive, so I only include it on my grocery list every now and then. If you can afford it, go for it.
Began using Crest HD a few weeks ago and began to notice extremely uncomfortable lips. Didn't feel like chapped lips normally feel, but more like the inside of my lips had been burned and corners of my mouth were raw. I've stopped using the toothpaste and lips are healing. Won't be using this product again.
Was sitting in the medical clinic trying to remember when all my symptoms started and realized it was when I started using Crest 3D Luxe White toothpaste. My tongue feels like someone is holding a match to it. My lips are dry and sore. My throat feels like it is closing up. I have had severe headaches. I went home and googled it. I found this site and have probably read a 100 reviews on Crest whitening and pro health products. The doctor at the medical centre said the throat was probably a virus, and would not even discuss my tongue, but I am now 99 percent sure it is the toothpaste. I brushed my teeth twice today with the Crest toothpaste before I realized it is the cause of my pain, but have now thrown it away. Hope the symptoms will subside. If nothing by Monday I will call my dentist and see if they can help.
The new Crest toothpaste tube is an awful design, constantly leaks out, cannot squeeze all of the contents out. Will switch to another brand.
Do not use Crest Pro Health Clinical Mouth Wash or Toothpaste - I used this mouth rinse for two days and immediately had a swollen mouth with loss of sensation on the tongue and loss of ability to feel. It started as a tingly sensation and has increased to a very painful raw chemical like burn. The pain is very intense and I only figured it out because when I tried to use it this morning it burned my tongue so badly that I spit it out immediately and went to look online to see if anyone else had a similar experience. It turns out these warnings are all over different sites. On the Crest site it repeatedly says the product is safe, even though you can tell by the verbiage they have had many complaints. Bottom line, DO NOT use this product. I'm so disappointed that a company I have supported for years would fail to appropriately label something with this much potential to do harm. No more Crest anything for me.