Just reading the title of this blog post probably conjured up the image of an overly tan (orange even) man with teeth so white they make you squint. He might even be wearing a nicely tailored suit while holding a skinny microphone.
Does that sound appealing to you? Probably not.
The short answer is, yes, there is such a thing as teeth that are too white. And while you may think what’s the harm in having a gleaming white smile, there is a whole lot to be worried about.
Teeth whitening is the number one requested cosmetic service according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The AACD also reports, our country as a whole spends more than a billion dollars a year on over-the-counter products.
Myself and my team at, Desert Hills Dental, certainly see the popularity of the brilliant white smile with our patients.
It’s our job as professionals to help determine the correct shade for your teeth. Because we all know there is an infinite number of shades, white, cream, eggshell, ivory, frost, just to name a few. And then there’s the not-so attractive color called, super white bleached shade giving the appearance of a chalky smile, sensitivity and/or discomfort.
This happens when you take a good thing too far and actually do damage to your teeth by dehydrating them. This could lead to teeth sensitivity and be very uncomfortable.
I cringe a little bit every time I see those strips in the drugstore, knowing that many people are unknowingly damaging their teeth by overusing them.
Teeth whitening is not a one size fits all kind of deal. The products dentists use inside the office are completely safe, and you are closely monitored. The take home treatments are safe and effective when directions are followed.
So do yourself and have a consultation with our dental team before bleaching and leave the whitening to the professional, you’ll be sure to get that perfect shade leaving you with your ideal bright smile. Contact my office today for a consultation.
Now I want to hear what you have to say. Do you notice the shade of other peoples teeth? Do you like the shade of your own teeth? Why or why not?
Keep On Smiling, because your smile is the most important thing you wear!