How White Is Too White
While a pearly-white, movie star caliber smile will make you look younger and more attractive, the desire for whitened teeth can sometimes lead people to having their teeth whitened to an exaggerated level where it overwhelms the face. In cases like these, a whitened smile is no longer dazzling but rather draws attention for all the wrong reasons.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, tooth whitening is now America’s number one requested cosmetic dental enhancement. While the majority of procedures and over-the-counter bleaching options are safe, people are requesting having their teeth whitened at younger and younger ages, sometimes before their teeth have been fully developed.
Even if you’re planning to use an over-the-counter bleaching product, it’s important to consult with your dentist beforehand. Otherwise, you risk over bleaching your teeth to translucency and being the subject of gawks as opposed to gazes.
Though all bleaching products that have been approved by the American Dental Association are safe, there are many benefits to having an in-office bleaching procedure done as opposed to the cheaper, more convenient over-the-counter products:
- Your teeth will be whitened to a level that will match your eye color and skin tone, thus preventing over whitening
- Your teeth will not be whitened outside the normal range of a tooth color
At Smiles By Sands, we provide our patients with a more radiant smile through Boost! Tooth Whitening. While it’s not as convenient as a take home bleaching kit, Boost! is an efficient tooth whitening procedure that:
- Typically lightens teeth up to eight shades
- Has follow-up gels to apply in order to reach your desired smile
- Is a low sensitivity tooth whitening procedure
- Can be completed in an hour
If you’re considering having your teeth whitened, please contact Smiles By Sands today to schedule your personal consultation and avoid having your teeth over whitened. Smiles By Sands provides cosmetic, family and general dentistry services to the residents of Valley Village, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, and Hollywood.