What Are the Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening treatments are a great way to achieve the smile you have always wanted. However, little did you know, there are side effects of most treatments that can make the process more trouble than they are worth. This is why it’s best to know the side effects before you select a treatment. Our dentist, Dr. Christopher Rouse, is happy to help you by listing the side effects that might be involved with each treatment.

When it comes to whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwash, you might experience little to no side effects because the whitening solution isn’t quite strong enough to severely affect your teeth or gums. However, using this treatment might only result in a whiter smile by one to two shades.

When it comes to whitening strips, you might experience irritated gums and tooth sensitivity. You are likely to experience these side effects if you wear the strips for a longer time than recommended or if you misuse the product.

When it comes to whitening trays, whether the treatment is purchased over the counter or professionally, you might experience tooth sensitivity if the trays are left on your smile for too long. Your gums might also become irritated if the whitening solution leaks out of the trays and onto the gums because the tray doesn’t quite fit your smile correctly.

Call Flatrock Family Dentistry today at (864) 756-5576 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about teeth whitening side effects in Greenville, South Carolina. The more you know, the better, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team!