We are all aware that the teeth whitening procedure is a great way to get that sparkle in your discolored teeth once again. However, did you know that there are some side effects associated with this method?
Yes, there are but the benefits of teeth whitening outweigh the side effects and this is the reason why an increasing number of people are opting for this procedure all the time so that they can get that ‘Hollywood Smile’. The main negative effect that comes to mind is teeth sensitivity because it is a very common symptom suffered when teeth are bleached with hydrogen peroxide. In simple words, after you are done with the procedure if you suffer from this symptom then you will feel a kind of discomfort when you take something really hot or cold. However, this is not a permanent side effect and it will stop after the treatment.
Another side effect that people suffer from is irritation in the gums. When you get the procedure done by a dentist, he will make use of custom fitted trays to hold the whitening gel. This way, you will not have gum irritation. On the other hand, if you are using a DIY kit at home, then you will have more chances of developing this symptom because you might end up filling too much of this gel in the trays and it might end up on your gum. There are other side effects such as nausea or stomach irritation that can occur if you swallow the gel by mistake.
You should weigh the pros and cons of teeth whitening and decide whether you want to opt for this method. If you do want to get your teeth whitened then whether you want to visit a dentist near you or get it done by using the DIY whitening gel.