The Science of Smiles® 200 | S. El Molino Avenue Suite #6 Pasadena, CA 91101
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What Shade of White is Too Bright For Your Teeth?

One concern my teeth whitening patients voice to me is achieving a smile that is too bright. Although it’s true that I can whiten your smile as much as you want, sometimes people go overboard and obtain a level of white that just doesn’t look natural.

White Teeth Give a Healthier Appearance

Healthy tooth enamel looks naturally white but when erosion, decay, or other damage occurs to the enamel, it becomes discolored. In this case, people look to professional teeth whitening to get a healthier appearance.

However, when your teeth are too white, people might think they’re covered with restorations like crowns or dentures  — which leads them to believe that you are trying to hide unhealthy teeth.

White Teeth Will Make You Look More Friendly

Not only can a whiter smile help your teeth look healthier, but also friendlier. A perfect shade of white teeth can help you make a great first impression. A whiter smile makes you look friendlier, healthier, younger and more attractive. As a result, your increased confidence can lead to more success in your life.

The Best Shades of White for Your Smile

At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, I work to achieve the best shade of white for your face.  You might wonder what the whitest shade of teeth is? One of the whitest shade is known as b1. If you’re looking for a more natural shade of white we suggest you compare a1 to b1 tooth color. A1 resembles a darker shade of white than b1.

The key to achieving the best shade of white for your smile is by discussing it with us. Schedule a consultation to learn more about professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers by calling our office at 626-624-4043.


THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.