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How Makeup Impacts the Brightness of Your Smile

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:43 pm
a woman wearing blue-red lipstick which shows off her white teeth

Makeup has been used for thousands of years to enhance facial features. It’s truly a testament to the power of color! Certain hues can either downplay or illuminate your eyes, cheekbones, and even your smile. By carefully choosing certain colors, you can highlight a bright smile, especially if you have recently gotten professional teeth whitening. Read on to learn about how makeup can either enhance or dim your teeth and how your dentist can help.

What Makeup Colors Make Your Smile Appear Whiter?

Out of the broad range of colors, there are certain palettes that can make your teeth live up to the name “pearly whites”. While simply applying some lipstick cannot undo or reverse any staining or discoloration that is presently on your teeth, you can create a color contrast that makes your teeth appear whiter. The following are the best colors for enhancing the whiteness of your smile:

  • Blue
  • Red
  • Cool Pink
  • Nude
  • Berries
  • Violet

What Makeup Colors Dim Your Smile?

Conversely, there are certain makeup choices that can make your teeth appear more yellow or discolored. These colors provide little contrast and can give the illusion of a less bright smile. These hues are likely to make your teeth appear dimmer:

  • Gold
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Brown

How Your Dentist Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

As stated above, makeup is merely a tool to enhance an already white smile. While certain shades can make your teeth appear less stained or discolored, only professional teeth whitening can truly help you achieve bright pearly whites. The good news is that your dentist can easily assist you with this cosmetic dental treatment. By wearing custom-made whitening trays (made from digital impressions of your teeth) and a dental-grade whitening agent, you can conveniently whiten your teeth up to eight shades within two weeks. In fact, most patients see a difference in their smiles right away!

Ready to enhance your teeth? By choosing the correct shade of makeup, your grin is sure to appear brighter. For a step further, your dentist can provide at-home professional teeth whitening for an illuminated smile that will last for years to come!

About the Author

Dr. Marc Thomas and his team at Vista Dental Care are eager to help you achieve a healthy and bright smile. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific, served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, and is an active member of several dental associations. With a focus on patient comfort and satisfaction, he offers a range of services, including cosmetic dental treatments like professional teeth whitening. To schedule an appointment, contact him through his website or call (775) 626-3535.

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