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Teeth Whitening Side Effects Houston


A whiter smile doesn’t always come without a list of side effects, especially when you’re using teeth whitening products. Tooth whitening is a generally safe procedure, but you should always consider teeth whitening side effects before you decide to whiten your teeth. This is especially true if you’re using at-home whitening kits.

In this video, Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Amanda Canto talks about teeth whitening side effects and what you need to know before you make your decision.

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The Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

A majority of people who use whitening products have little or no teeth whitening side effects at all, leaving them satisfied with the results. However, it’s important to know that there are still many people who experience some of the following teeth whitening side effects:

Tooth Sensitivity

You might notice an increase in the sensitivity of your teeth after whitening your teeth. This usually fades away soon after the procedure is complete.

If your teeth are sensitive already, you may want to talk to your dentist before using any teeth whitening products.

Irritation of the Gums

If the whitening solution comes into contact with the gum tissue, you may experience some irritation from the chemicals.

Short periods of exposure won’t affect the gums too much, but prolonged exposure can result in inflammation, redness, or even bleeding.


Depending on the natural shade of your teeth, your results might not be entirely favorable. If your teeth are heavily stained or discolored internally, you might notice much of a change with one session. Additionally, whitening your teeth too much can result in your teeth becoming gray instead of the more desirable shade of white.

Before making the decision, you should consult your dentist. Cosmetic Dentists of Houston offers a number of different whitening options, and we can advise you on which procedure is best suited for your particular case.

Free Whitening for Life

Cosmetic Dentists of Houston offers “Courtesy Whitening for Life With Continued Care Visits” – our special offer for teeth whitening in combination with your regular dental care visits.  To learn more: Call 713-622-1977

Visit Us for a Free Consultation!

Cosmetic Dentists of Houston offers “Courtesy Whitening for Life With Continued Care Visits” – Our special offer for teeth whitening in combination with your regular dental care visits.

Call 713-622-1977 or a Free Teeth Whitening Consultation to learn more about our various tooth-whitening systems and get all your cosmetic dentistry questions answered by Dr. Amanda Canto, DDS.

Office Location

1900 W Loop South, #810
Houston, TX 77027