9 doctors weighed in:
Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Just don't overdo it.
Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient.

In brief: No
Just don't overdo it.
Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening.
In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, which can be managed. It does not ruin tooth enamel.

In brief: No
Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening.
In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, which can be managed. It does not ruin tooth enamel.
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Bleaching your teeth will not ruin the enamel.
However, if you overdo it, you may increase the sensitivity of your teeth since the bleach material opens up the tiny pores in the teeth, which allows the material to whiten the teeth. Most of the time, the sensitivity is transient. Keep smiling !

In brief: No
Bleaching your teeth will not ruin the enamel.
However, if you overdo it, you may increase the sensitivity of your teeth since the bleach material opens up the tiny pores in the teeth, which allows the material to whiten the teeth. Most of the time, the sensitivity is transient. Keep smiling !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: For prolonged period
-yes. Carbamide peroxide at 16% or below is acceptable.
Bleaching or teeth whitening monitored by dentist is safer so he can also check the condition not only of the teeth but the soft tissue as well.

In brief: For prolonged period
-yes. Carbamide peroxide at 16% or below is acceptable.
Bleaching or teeth whitening monitored by dentist is safer so he can also check the condition not only of the teeth but the soft tissue as well.
Dr. Felicia Mata
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