Have your teeth lost their lustre because of the dingy yellow or gray stains?
Stained teeth occur as we age. With each decade, our teeth can get up to one to two shades darker as the colour pigments inside the teeth become more prominent. Genetics play a role in the darkening of our teeth, too, and so are some types of food, drinks, and even mouthwashes.
Like most of our patients, you probably want to have a whiter smile. In fact, you probably want to have “the whitest teeth possible”—around an A2 shade. That shade, unfortunately, can make your teeth look artificial. The best would be B1, which is generally considered the lightest naturally occurring shade.
So how can you get the perfect B1 tooth shade? Read on.
Teeth whitening is obviously the easiest option to achieve the tooth shade you want. You can go for a professional in-office whitening treatment. You can also do it at home using mouth trays or strips.
At Northlight Dental, we use a home whitening method that involves a custom plastic mouth tray and a whitening gel. This method distributes the whitening paste evenly, unlike whitening strips that cannot reach near the gum line.
Getting dental veneers is an option, too, especially when your existing teeth are so dark that whitening may not work. If your not-so-pearly-whites are particularly heavily filled, dark, or broken down, this treatment may be the perfect solution to restore them.
Dental veneers are a thin layer that sits on the surface of your natural teeth. Because we place them over your natural tooth, you can have them in almost any shade you like. If you want a perfect B1 shade, it is possible with dental veneers.
The most effective whitening method will vary from person to person. Fortunately, here at Northlight Dental, we can guide you in making the right choice and help you determine what is best for your situation.
If you want to get your teeth the B1 shade, let us help you through our teeth whitening and dental veneer treatments. Book for a cosmetic consultation today.