Hi, can teeth be damaged with tooth whitening? No. The surface of the tooth is really a hard material and it's similar to bone. The only problem with tooth whitening is the first day, the first 24 hours afterwards. Probably stay away from things like berries, red wine, coffee and tea because they'll stain. The whitening process actually opens up the holes in your tooth. If you were looking at a tooth under a microscope, your tooth would look like a sponge. Those holes are actually opened up during the whitening process and that's where people gain sensitivity mainly for 24 hours but long-term damage to the tooth doesn't happen.

Can Tooth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?

Dr. Kathy Frazar talks about whether or not tooth whitening can damage teeth, explaining what the process does and the cons to having it done (spoiler: no long-term damage).