Are you considering having your teeth whitened? Here are some tips from our Surrey dentists on how to tell if teeth whitening would be right for you.
When it comes to teeth, the degree of whiteness that is most attractive is highly subjective. However, there are a few ways you can go about deciding if you’d benefit from teeth whitening. Just remember, the only person whose opinion really matters is you.
To help you decide if teeth whitening would be a good option for you, here are a few points to consider from our Surrey dentists:
Do you smile openly and confidently?
If you think that your teeth look dingy or discoloured, you may find yourself trying to hide them by not smiling as openly as you’d like to.
Does that sounds like you? If so, teeth whitening might help you feel a little more confident!
Look yourself in the eye: how well do your teeth measure up?
One good way of determining how white your teeth should be is by comparing them to the shade of the whites of your eyes. Your teeth should be a similar shade of white to the whites of your eyes. If they are a pretty good match then you probably don’t want to make them any whiter, since it could start to look artificial.
On the other hand, if you find that your teeth are significantly darker than the whites of your eyes, a whitening treatment might be a good choice for you.
Have you undergone dental restorations or orthodontic treatment?
Teeth whitening may also be a good idea for you if you've undergone dental restorations. The shade of your natural teeth should match that of your restorations as closely as possible in order to achieve an even smile, and teeth whitening can help to achieve this.
If you've recently had braces removed you may find that the spots where the brackets were attached to your teeth are somewhat lighter than the rest of the teeth. This can make your teeth appear uneven or patchy. Teeth whitening can significantly reduce this effect.
What does your dentist think?
Ask your dentist for their opinion on whether teeth whitening would be beneficial for you. Your dentist can help you decide with a colour chart, and provide you with all the details you need to make an informed decision.