What are the disadvantages of using an OTC tooth whitener?

OTC tooth whiteners do not always work as well as whitening procedures you get from your dentist. This is because they use lower concentrations of peroxide to remove stains from your teeth. Your whitening treatment might also involve ill-fitting trays, messy gels, and slower-acting strips, toothpaste, tooth floss, or mouthwash. Additionally, some feel that their teeth are mildly sensitive or the gums feel irritated. This can happen if bleach leaks from trays onto the gums.

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