Dental whitening procedures, commonly bleaching procedures, have been performed with little risk for over the last 30 years. Research has shown that there is no permanent damage to enamel or any other tooth structures during the bleaching process. Dental bleaching is one of the most common methods in enhancing one’s smile. All bleaching products must be used with care and as directed by your dentist. After discussion with your dental health care provider, an in-office treatment, take-home bleaching tray or over-the-counter course is recommended.