As you might have guessed, a bleaching procedure can be a very aggressive way to whiten your teeth. A good dentist will work to prevent this powerful bleaching agent from contacting the gums and soft oral tissues by applying a protective gel or rubber shield to these areas before the procedure. However, nearly every patient has a sensitivity or reaction to this type of bleaching treatment. It’s often cost-prohibitive for the patient — especially when it may require more than one visit — and there are several effective in-home procedures to whiten the teeth.  If you’re interested in cost-effective professional grade whitening procedures, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your options and determine what treatment works best for you. Just call 317-745-4400!