Will teeth whitening make my teeth too white?
Professional teeth whitening at Blue Bird Dentistry can produce stunning results but will not (cannot, actually) make your teeth any whiter than their natural shade. If you feel your teeth might be “too white” after treatment, it’s probably due to the contrast before and after whitening.
The whiteness of your teeth also depends on many factors. It's a fact of life that dental enamel thins over time and exposes the yellowish layer of dentin beneath it. Age, diet, oral hygiene, and the use of tobacco products also impact the brightness of your smile.
When you were very young, your teeth were beautifully white because they had not been exposed to these elements. But as you aged, your dental enamel became more porous, creating tiny holes. Over time, stain-producing products like coffee, tea, and red wine seep into these openings and can only be lifted from your enamel with professional teeth whitening.
Proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings can go a long way toward minimizing staining and should always be a part of your routine. But if you want to regain a youthful smile, professional teeth whitening is your best option. We are pleased to offer both in-office and custom take-home whitening so you can choose the one that works best for your needs.
If you’re ready to take your smile to the next level with teeth whitening, please contact our Fredericksburg, VA dental office today!