Does “Bleaching” damage the teeth? James Family Dentistry2018-09-17T14:05:52+00:00 No, when carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften or weaken the teeth. Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsappGoogle+PinterestEmail Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.