Is professional teeth whitening painful?

Professional teeth whitening is usually a painless procedure, with no more discomfort than a general cleaning.

The most common type of tooth whitening uses a gel-like whitening solution that contains some form of hydrogen peroxide.

Your dentist uses a more powerful whitening gel and a specialized light or laser to activate the gel and to speed the process of bleaching.

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