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Are teeth whitening pens safe for everyone?

The global at home teeth whitening DIY industry is expected to be worth $7.4 billion by 2024. The simple reason is that people no longer want to pay for expensive whitening treatments at the dentist or don’t have the time in their busy schedules to trek to regular, inconvenient whitening appointments. The convenience of being able to whiten your teeth at home, for a more affordable price, with products such as teeth whitening pens has revolutionized the industry.

However, it should be noted that at home teeth whitening DIY is still a serious process that should be done safely with products and ingredients you trust. Teeth whitening products need to contain chemicals (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) in order to be effective in bleaching your teeth, so users need to ask themselves if teeth whitening products are safe to use

Who Shouldn't Use Teeth Whitening Products

Teeth whitening products, including teeth whitening pens, are generally safe for most adults to use. Still, some people should avoid the use of these products.


Generally speaking, children shouldn’t be allowed to use at home teeth whitening DIY products. All of these products contain chemicals and clearly state the ingredients of the teeth whitener shouldn’t be swallowed. Children are particularly susceptible to swallowing items and products, even if they’ve been told not to. For that reason, it’s recommended not to give teeth whitening pens to children.

As previously mentioned, teeth whitening pens need to include chemicals in order to effectively bleach teeth and remove stains. These chemicals aren’t dangerous as long as they are not swallowed. The American Dental Association (ADA), after collecting and studying data for 20 years, stated,

“There are no significant, long-term oral or systemic health risks associated with professional at-home tooth bleaching materials.”

Pregnant Women

There has been no definitive data collected showing any risks for pregnant women to use teeth whitening products, but it’s recommended to postpone the teeth whitening until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to air on the side of caution.



A teeth whitening pen, or other teeth whitening product, is also not going to work very well for people who have braces. Since the braces limit the access to your teeth, so the only areas to whiten would be the exposed areas of your teeth, which may result in inconsistencies in shading when the braces are finally removed. Teeth whitening can also sometimes cause discomfort (sensitive teeth and irritable gums) in some individuals. As braces already cause discomfort, people will not want to risk worsening it with a teeth whitening product that doesn’t react well with them.

Oral Health Issues

Lastly, individuals with exposed roots, periodontal disease, dentine, or other serious oral health issues, should not use teeth whitening pens. Applying chemicals to damaged or exposed teeth can cause serious oral health issues. If you’re uncertain of your teeth and gum health, consult with your dentist to see if at home teeth whitening DIY is advisable for you.


At home teeth whitening has been around for many years, and is an approved process by the American Dental Association. As long as you don’t fit into one of the above categories, you can consider using a teeth whitening pen for a whiter, brighter smile.

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