Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

When it comes to teeth whitening, it’s easy to go a bit too far on the quest of a sparkling, bright white smile! Our Abbotsford dentists offer up some advice on how to whiten your teeth without overdoing it.


Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It’s non-invasive, quick, and easy to maintain with the occasional touch up at home or at your dentist’s office.

However, it can also be overdone, resulting in teeth that look artificially white and unnatural.

Many patients simply aren’t sure when they should stop whitening. They want their teeth to look whiter, but have a hard time identifying the right shade of white to aim for.

How can I tell when to stop?

To help our patients decide how white they should go, our Abbotsford dentists recommend that they stick to the shade they initially settled on at the outset of treatment. Your dentist will have a shade chart in her office that can help guide your whitening treatment process.

If you’re at home and trying to decide if you’re finished whitening or not, a good rule of thumb is that your teeth should be no whiter than the whites of your eyes. This is a good shade to aim for, as you can be sure it will look natural on you.

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth or need help deciding how white you should go, book an appointment with one of our Abbotsford dentists today!

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