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If you’re interested in whitening your smile with over-the-counter or professional teeth whitening treatments in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, then it’s time to do your research. You want to choose the best treatment that can give you the results you desire and the least harmful side effects. Our dentist, Dr. Jamine Rogers, would like to help you by listing the side effects that could be involved in each treatment.

When it comes to whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwash that clean and whiten the teeth, you might only experience little to no side effects. This is because the whitening agents aren’t quite strong enough to severely harm your teeth or gums. However, this 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 if you use the inappropriate treatment or if you misuse the product.

When it comes to whitening trays, whether they are over the counter or professional trays, you might experience tooth sensitivity if the trays are left on your smile for a longer amount of time than recommended or you might experience irritated gums if the whitening gel leaks out of the trays and onto your oral tissues.

Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? If so, please contact Shoals Smile by Design at 256-314-0676 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in our professional whitening treatment. We look forward to helping you!