Dental Care Procedures and Treatments Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth & Gums? Share Pin Email More in Dental Care Procedures and Treatments Basics Dental Emergencies Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry Glossary Resources Updated April 06, 2016 Teeth whitening chemicals can damage your teeth if not used properly. Avoid getting sensitivity, pain or burns on the gums by using them correctly. Up Next Up Next Video What Are the Side Effects of Teeth Whitening? Up Next Video Are Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Harmful? Up Next Video What is Teeth Whitening? Up Next Video How Does the Dentist Whiten Teeth?