How White Are my Teeth?

How White Are my Teeth?

Mar 13th 2023

How White Are My Teeth? Compare your Teeth Color with this Shade Guide. Double Click on the Image to enlarge.

“In over 20 years of practice I’ve never seen a patient who thought their teeth were white enough”, so says Dr William Walton of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

Many people think that “white teeth” should be as light as the color of white paper or white like a porcelain sink. In fact teeth come in variety of shades. Take a look at the dental shade guide above:

Before teeth whitening the whitest natural shade was a B1 followed by an A1. Now that teeth whitening procedures are common, additional “bleached” shades had to be added to show the new lightened colors. OM1, OM2 and OM3 are the new lightened shades with OM1 being the whitest of the bleached shades.

Please note because of the difference in computer monitors the “true” dental shade may not display correctly on your monitor.