What's the Best Tooth Shade?
A change of just two or three shades can make a noticeable difference in just about anyone's smile. But if you want the whitest shade possible, how many shades whiter should your teeth become? That depends on what you want to achieve, of course, but these other factors can play a role:
- Your natural tooth color
- The stubbornness of your tooth stains
- The whitening treatment you choose or can afford
There's no one right way to whiten your teeth. You might prefer a more gradual whitening from using a whitening toothpaste or gel. Or you might want a more instant and dramatic change with bleaching products or procedures.
Keep in mind that each whitening procedure has its advantages and disadvantages. Laser whitening and other in-dental-office bleaching procedures, for example, might produce the most dramatic results, but they cost significantly more.
Whatever procedure you prefer, a dental shade guide makes it easy to determine your natural tooth color and choose the best color to achieve a brilliant smile.