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Teeth whitening treatments can help you have the white, bright smile you want. However, sometimes the treatments involve side effects that oftentimes are more trouble than they are worth. So, before you select a treatment, it’s best to know what you’re dealing with so you can choose the right treatment for your smile. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Tim, is happy to list the side effects that might be involved in each treatment.

When it comes to using whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwash that clean and whiten your teeth, there are very little side effects. However, this is only because the whitening solution isn’t extremely strong, so they are likely to only whiten your teeth one or two shades.

When it comes to whitening strips, you might experience tooth sensitivity and irritated gums if you use the wrong treatment or if you misuse it.

When it comes to whitening trays (whether they are over the counter or professional), you might experience tooth sensitivity if the trays are left on your smile for too long or gum irritation if the trays are ill fitting and the whitening solution leaks out onto the gums.

For more information and details about teeth whitening side effects in OKC, Oklahoma, please reach out to our dental team at Timothy Rothwell at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 405-728-7632 and we will be thrilled to help you!