Can My Teeth be Too White?

Some of the concerns we encounter with whitening:

“I don’t want my teeth to be too white”

Oh, how I wish that were a real problem for my patients!!!  We can only hope to get 2-4 shades whiter than your natural color.  In fact, some of the initial whitening is nothing but the appearance of dehydrated teeth due to the chemical process.  This will tone down within a couple of days.

You see many celebrities with ‘Chiclets’ white teeth but this is not a result of whitening.  Usually you are looking at some form of porcelain as in veneers or crowns.  That stark white effect is only possible with some form of cosmetic treatment to the teeth.  So you need not worry about ‘overbleaching’.