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Some of the risks with tooth whitening in chair or take-home kit is gum irritation. We use a protective barrier along the gums to protect the gums from the gel leaking onto the gums. However, if there is a small amount that does leech onto the gums, it will turn white for about an hour, and then it’ll go away.


There might be a little bit of discomfort in that particular spot, but that discomfort goes away as soon as the procedure is finished. The other risks of the procedure are, sensitivity is the most common risk that people are concerned about. With sensitivity, it generally occurs with people who are prone to just day to day sensitivity. Other people may not experience any sensitivity at all. But if you are experiencing it, we do have a number of ways to help with the sensitivity. We can stop the procedure, or the at-home kit might be more suitable for you.